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April 30, 2013

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #94 - No Scrubs

Dave talks about a horror convention he attended in Detroit called Motor City Nightmares, which seems to have needed a little work.

He and Kevin also talk about Streamageddon, which pits the Warner Archives up against the mighty Netflix.

They get deep into the subject of Zach Braff's Kickstarter project and how it effects the landscape of crowd funding. Is it wrong for the rich and famous to go this route? The guys make some interesting points on the matter.

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Movie Review: The Telephone Book (1971, Blu-ray / DVD Combo)

Seeking out hard-to-find cult gems has been a chore for a few films in particular on my wish-list over the past couple decades. When I've found them, it’s incredibly satisfying. Brian Trenchard-Smith's Stunt Rock and The Telephone Book are two titles that have seemed to evade me for the longest time. That is, until Stunt Rock got a release a few years ago on a special edition DVD. Now, in 2013, thanks to the folks at Vinegar Syndrome we have the Blu-ray / DVD combo release of Nelson Lyon’s rarely seen X-rated comedy The Telephone Book. Watching Stunt Rock upon its release on DVD, I liked what I saw in the Aussie obscurity, just wasn’t blown away by it. The Telephone Book is a completely different story.

Sarah Kennedy plays “Alice” the adorable and quirky lead of The Telephone Book. Alice receives a phone call one day that changes her life, a very, very dirty phone call from a man by the name of John Smith (Norman Rose). Is she repulsed by this perverted man spouting sexual language at her on the other end of the line? Unlike most people, who would just hang up, she listens and enjoys every minute. After the phone call, this horny young gal is determined to find John Smith, even if it means going through every John Smith in Manhattan.


Angie Greenup Hosts, with Additional Appearances by Ken Marino, Christine Willes, Rick Gonzalez and Series Creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas

 (SANTA MONICA, CA – APRIL 29, 2013) – FEARnet’s REAPER reunion special was shot on Wednesday, April 24, at the Medusa Lounge in Los Angeles. In attendance for the special—hosted by TV and web personality Angie Greenup—were series stars Ray Wise, Tyler Labine and Bret Harrison, as well as Rick Gonzalez, Ken Marino, Christine Willes and series creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas.

The reunion special will air on Tuesday, May 28, setting the stage for REAPER’s FEARnet debut on Tuesday, June 4, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, as part of the Network’s Twisted Comedy block, which also features the FEARnet original half-hour comedy series HOLLISTON. Additionally, the special will be available for viewing on the FEARnet website starting Friday, May 31st, and VOD on Saturday, June 1st. It will air again on the Network on Tuesday, June 4, at 8:30 p.m. ET. FEARnet has licensed both seasons of the hour-long series, for a complete 31 episode order.

April 29, 2013

"Motel Hell" Butchers It's Way To Blu-ray May 13th From Arrow Films!

Arrow Video are pleased to announce the long-awaited UK Blu-ray & DVD release of Kevin Connor’s horror-comedy masterpiece MOTEL HELL on Monday May 13th 2013.
Fully restored and finally available on Blu-ray for the very first time (anywhere in the world),MOTEL HELL is a prime cut of 1980’s cult cinema. Directed by Englishman Kevin Connorand starring a host of drive-in movie legends, it’s a bloody, gruesome and horrific barrel of laughs.

Movie Review: Earth's Final Hours (2012, Blu-ray)

Review By: Rob Sibley

So what do we have here? Another SyFy Channel produced disaster movie? Yep that's the case here. I have a passionate love for B-movies. Especially made for SyFy channel B-movies, I usually tune in every Saturday night to see what's the latest schlock they are showing. They dabble in everything from Alien Tornado's to Eric Estrada taking on Chupacabra's at the Alamo. So what's this made for SyFy disaster flick all about?

That's a good question, one that I'm still trying to piece together as the ending credits roll. I will say this before I continue, the whole movie felt sort of like an episode of "24" with disaster movie elements peppered in. Almost like Deep Impact meets 24. But instead of Keifer Sutherland as Jack Bauer we get Robert Knepper (Prison Break) as Agent John Streich. Streich and his partner Agent Massey (Alex Zahara) are driving around and come across a scientist and his hot young blonde assistant. As the two agents confront the scientist on his activities some debris from a radiation storm comes shooting down to the earths atmosphere. One of these baseball sized pieces of debris burst right through the scientists chest. So much for a quick explanation on what he's up to.

April 28, 2013

Movie Review: Bangkok Revenge (2011, Blu-ray)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Looking around online and reading countless reviews of it I've come to the conclusion that I'm one of the few who really enjoyed “Bangkok Revenge”. Which is fine, I never mind being in the minority. To me this is a love it or hate it type of film. The plot isn't anything new at all and the performances are alright... but the fighting is where this film really excelled. If you want a comparison review head on over to Wicked Channel and check out the great James DePaolo's excellent review of the film.

The plot is very simple for the most part. We open up in in Bangkok 1990. A family is fast asleep when a group of gunmen carrying 12 gauges bust into the house. They quickly dispatch the father and mother to discover the couples son was watching the entire time. Seems like they would have let the kid live but he makes the mistake of pulling off one of the gunmen's ski mask. A 9MM beretta is pressed against the boys head and BANG. From there we head off to a local hospital where miraculously the boy survived. It's also interesting to note that due to the bullet lodged in the kids head, a rare brain injury “ataraxia” occurred where he feels no pain and no emotion. Soon enough word gets out that the boy is alive and the gunmen are not too happy about it. It's also revealed that the boys father was a lieutenant who was investigating police corruption and the gunmen are actually corrupt cops. They send a hitman to the hospital to finish the kid off but a kind hearted nurse whisks the child away. She takes the boy to a remote Thai village to live with a Muay Thai master. Over a period of time the master teaches the boy the art of Muay Thai fighting. 

Eats & Drinks Review: Finger Lickin' Salmonella

Cheesers, I'm not really sure why I'm torturing you with this, but I think restaurant reviews are the only thing we haven't managed to do over here at your one-stop geek-shop. Until now, that is. And, for the record, no one should love that chicken from... good God, I can't even type the name without getting queasy. The following story is all true... except for the part that I walked for two blocks. That's far.

It all began innocently enough. I stepped off of the Chicago EL train and walked down the chilly block, my breath exploding in front of my face from the frigid winter air. I was on my way, taking my time, visiting a friend on her lunch break. We’ll call her Tanya, and attempt to keep the innocent, well… innocent. Tanya had just begun her new job, a shift manager’s position at Popeye’s Chicken. Now, normally, I wasn’t a huge fast food chicken fan (I lean to the semi-safer burger and fries crowd), but wanted to be supportive and see how Tanya’s first day was going. Oh, and try and score some free soda.

April 27, 2013

Movie Review: Dragon Wasps (2012, Chelsea Films)

Reviewed By: John Beutler

I have to admit, good or bad, this reviewer is a sucker for 'nature strikes back' flicks, especially the mutation-themed ones...even going as far back as the '50's nuclear age, when ol' mad scientist Leo J. Carroll, was over a barrel, when "Tarantula" took to the hills. Giant bugs...giant animals...even giant people...sometimes borne of atomic radiation...often wrought from a mad scientist's radical experimentation...occasionally originating from the outer reaches of space...the odd times, abruptly awoken from prehistoric sleep...and in the past few decades, the dreaded scourge of genetic mutation. 

The basic story-lines themselves, a dime-a-dozen, and almost negligible...virtually writing themselves...the situations, given the variant 'tweeking', here and there, are often not that far removed from each other...put a number of characters in a desperate situation...a good guy, a bad guy, and a damsel in distress, amongst others...throw in the prerequisite slimy 'creature', which proceeds to dispatch the minor-league characters, one by one...cue the sappy, albeit responsive-to-the-situation melodrama...muscle up enough gumption from the survivors, in an effort to destroy the creature, as resourcefully as possible...and BAM!! Creature is destroyed, the typically arrogant bad guy dies, in the process...hero and damsel embrace, and all is well. An interchangeable scenario, seen often enough to become cliche, at this point...but like every other film of it's type, the real meat of the 'nature strikes back' flick, is the creature, or creatures...and how it is/they are creatively and realistically rendered. It is in THIS...what is supposed to be the anticipated payoff of the film, that 2012's derivative and ho-hum moderately entertaining, high-octane, rapid-fire sci-fi actioner, "Dragon Wasps", lets the viewer down...

April 25, 2013

Movie Review: The Thieves (2012, Blu-ray)

Directed by Dong-hoo Choi

Movie Review by Greg Goodsell

Popie (Lee Jung-Jae), Yenicall (Gianna Jun), Chewingum (Kim Hae-Suk) and Zampano (Kim Soo-Hyun) are a group of highly sophisticated thieves working in South Korea. Utilizing a variety of James Bond-like stunts, their heists are all meticulously planned and executed. After they score a valuable antique vase, they hear from Macao Park (Kim Yun-Seok) in which he proposes a highly lucrative new job at his namesake, the super-gambling island Mecca of Macau. He even manages to recruit former cohort and lover Pepsee (Kim Hye-Soo) to join in, even if she took the fall for his bungled gold theft the years previously. Freshly released from prison, Pepsee then joins Macau and the others in Hong Kong where they team up with four local Hong Kong thieves Chen (Simon Yam), Andrew (Oh Dal-Su), Julie (Angelica Lee) and Johnny (Kwok Cheung Tsang).

Macao Park then lays out the plan. Their mission is to steal the "Tear of Sun" diamond currently in the possession of ruthless criminal Wei Yong, stashed in the suite room of a Macau casino & resort. Macao Park tells his crew that he can easily unload the diamond for $20 million dollars, insuring that all will be set for life if they are successful.

“Too many cooks spoil the broth,” as they say, and the gang of ten all have their own agendas. The plan to steal the diamond goes terribly, terribly wrong and some members of the gang wind up paying for it with their lives. The surviving gang members then plot to bring whoever is responsible to justice, but to quote another cliche -- is there truly "no honor among thieves?"

Japanese Erotic Delights Coming From Impulse Pictures!





She Cat DVDSHE CAT scratches and prowls!

Dr. “Cat” Kagami was hoping to leave her torrid past behind, but a failed assassination attempt has now put her square in the crosshairs of a team of brutal killers.  Now no one is safe, including her lesbian co-worker and a mysterious woman with a terrible secret that could bring down an entire Japanese company.  Cat must take the law into her own hands and enact her own special kind of revenge!
She Cat, directed by Shingo Yamashiro, is not only one of the more intricately plotted features in the Nikkatsu Erotic Films Collection, but it’s also one of the longest and sexiest entries.  Expert direction, the amazingly “ample” assets of lead actress Ai Saotome, steamy lesbian shower-sex scenes and an action-packed gun fight finale make this film a must see for all Japanese erotic film fans!

Sex Hell

In FEMALE TEACHER HUNTING, a moonlight skinny-dipping session between two carefree high schoolers leads to a young boy being accused of a violent assault on his female classmate.  After throwing a teacher to the ground, he stomps out of the school gates and spends his summer break roaming a beachside town.  Falling down a rabbit hole into a dark, oppressive world of sex and violence, he is taken in by a bar-owner and his libidinous mistress. Meanwhile, the teacher he assaulted hunkers down in a rented villa in the same coastal resort, awaiting a secret tryst with her married lover.  What happens when student and teacher meet again?

A moody and dramatic from, with shocking scenes of sex and violence, FEMALE TEACHER HUNTING is deftly directed by one of the strongest of the final wave of Nikkatsu erotic film helmers, Junichi Suzuki.

April 24, 2013

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #93 - One For the Ladies

Kevin and Jeff discuss their favorite women in comedy after Jeff reviews the DVD release of The Carol Burnett Show.

After that, Jacob O'Neal from The Gorram Nerd Hour interviews Meg Foster (Masters of the Universe, They Live). They discuss some of her more obscure films and what it's like to work with cult legends.

To close out the show, Kevin sits with Brenel Anghel, who replaces an ailing Dave. They discuss a slew of trailers for upcoming comic book movies and share their thoughts on what they do or don't anticipate.

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April 23, 2013

Movie Review: Guns, Girls and Gambling (2011)

Mickey Mouse roll, should I say, Tarantino casting call, sound off now: Now, let's have a look-see...we have The Rancher...The Cowboy...The Chief...The Indian...John Smith (, we're just getting ironic)...The Sexy, Gun-Toting, Black-Lycra-Clad Tall-Drink-o-Water, Blonde Assassin (...uh, getting interesting)...The Girl Next Door...Two, Black-Suited Indian Hitmen (...amongst other Indians...uh, excuse me...'Native Americans'...even though, there IS a nasty canasta fellow here, who's actually FROM India...go figure)...The Thieving Prostitute (...naturally)...and a cartel of bad Elvis impersonators, covering a whole spectrum of ethnicity. Toss in a rare & ancient Indian warrior mask, throw all this into one of those informercialled Magic Bullet mini-mix-masters, press 'frappe', and wha' da' ya' got?? 

This amusingly quaint, cleverly deceptive and rather funny little all-star Quentin Tarantino knock-off from 2011, with the grocery-shelf generic title of "Guns, Girls and Gambling"...
Atleast, at first glance, that is what most viewers here, may well resign them with...that this is yet another low-grade Tarantino knock-off (, understandable here, as the film opens, trying to be 'eclectically cool', by once some films have done, in the past...playing the 'Elvis' card); however, as the events that transpire here, further unfold...twists and turns, deftly wrapped around a simple, mistaken-identity-driven story of 'what the heck...everyone's trying to kill me, for something that I didn't do'...the clear intent here, was to give the ol' Tarantino style, a sly, clever and humorous 'wink, wink', without actually crossing the line, over into outright parody...

April 22, 2013

Movie Review: Baise-moi (2000, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Leave it to the fine folks at Arrow UK to release one of the most controversial French films and give it an all star treatment. This is the first time the film has been presented in widescreen! To that I raise my glass and say bravo Arrow for giving the film it's best release yet! Baise-moi which in French literally translates to English as “Fuck Me”. Was attacked by critics and film goers upon release back in 2000. One could say it started the “new wave” of French films that packed a punch and dealt with pretty nasty material. It's interesting to think how viciously this film was attacked. If only brilliant films like Xavier Gens' masterpiece “Fronteir(s)” or Pascal Laugier's “Martyrs” would have come out that year. French film critics would have had a heart attack.

So the big question is does Baise-moi really deserve all the controversy that surrounded it upon intial release? Even more important is the film good enough to break through it's exploitation roots and become something more grand? To think that this film is still banned in Australia and it's considered a criminal offense if you own it is down right silly. 

Movie Review: 13 Eerie (2011, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Good zombie films are becoming more and more of a rarity these days. It's been even especially worse for low budget zombie pictures. Osombie, Zombie Apocalypse & Rise of the zombies to name a few. But for the slew of bad zombie films were treated now and then to a gem such as The Revenant and Exit Humanity. So with curiosity I put “13 Eerie” into my DVD player to discover a not half bad Canadian Zombie flick.

From the box cover alone the film has my interest. It sports the cream of the crop of Canadian talent. You can never go wrong with Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary) in the lead role. The supporting cast was equally pretty cool featuring the unappreciated Brendan Fletcher (Freddy Vs Jason, Rampage) and the always cool Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1). I was pretty surprised that he wasn't listed on the front cover since he's the biggest name in the movie and the most accomplished of all the actors. Rounding out the cast though is Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, X-men: First Class) and Jesse Moss. You'll probably remember Moss as the psychotic college kid from Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil. He even had plenty of screen time with Isabelle back in 2000's “Gingersnaps”. So it was cool seeing the two on screen together again. 

April 19, 2013

'BLOOD FOR IRINA' North America, UK Blu-ray/DVD Box Art Revealed

Autonomy Pictures is proud to announce the multi-territory release of Chris Alexanders'  BLOOD FOR IRINA.  This is a first for the genre-driven company to release a film in the same time frame for North America, the United Kingdom, France and Poland.

Below is a sneak peek of the Blu-ray/DVD art which will street May 28, 2013 in North America.  The film will be release on DVD in United Kingdom and France, May 27, 2013 and will hit digital streaming in Poland on that date as well. Disc extras will be announced very soon!

2012, USA, RT: 70 min. 1080P HD (Bluray) Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Color, English HD 2.0 Stereo, Region ABC (Bluray),
Optional Spanish, French subtitles on Feature only

April 17, 2013

Movie Review: Phantasm II (Blu-ray)

It seems so rare that when a movie that garners considerable popularity such as Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm that you’d almost always expect a follow-up within a year or two of it's theatrical release. For whatever reason, be it funding, not having a strong script etc. it’s not always plausible. Nearly ten years passed before Coscarelli put together the follow-up to Phantasm, Phantasm II. By this time he had directed one more film in The Beastmaster. Was it too late? He does bring back the “The Tall Man” and one of his other leads in Reggie Bannister, and yes, those wonderfully shiny balls as well.

Following the traumatic events, Mike (James Le Gros) is continuing to have very vivid dreams about the The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm, Phantasm series, Chopping Mall). He’s even picked up a new friend via these dreams along the way in Liz (Paula Irvine) who he is psychically connected to.

April 16, 2013

The Walking Dead XXX Teaser Trailer


Here's the official trailer for the hardcore parody of The Walking Dead. We can't wait for this!

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #92 - Mossman's Cavalcade of Coupons

Dave and Kevin discuss some Netflix goodies, including the glut of Cartoon Network shows that are now streaming, Mad Men and the return of Arrested Development.

They also talk about extreme couponing, a new live action He-Man, the return of Reaper and a possible rescue for Todd and the Book of Pure Evil.

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April 14, 2013

It's time to get "Beyond Fucked" with Tommy Pistol's Latest Zombie-Porn Masterpiece!

Bonnie Rotten stars in her first leading adult role as a bounty hunter and one of the last few survivors left in the zombie apocalypse.

Movie Review: Stitches (2012, Blu-ray)

Good quality psychotic clown themed horror flicks aren’t always the easiest to pull off. Off the top of my head some films of note that I think our greasepaint covered friends best are Clownhouse, Killer Klowns from Outer Space and the recent blood-soaked offerings, 100 Tears and Klown Kamp Massacre.

I must admit that when I saw the cover for Dark Sky’s release of Conor McMahon’s Stitches I was excited. Lately Dark Sky has had a fine track record with picking up some pretty decent independent horror films so I was cautiously optimistic that this Irish produced comedy/horror movie would be fun.

When a clown act at a kid’s party goes horribly wrong, a foul-mouthed, whore-bangin' clown by the name of "Stitches" (Ross Noble) finds himself with a butcher knife through his skull. As with so many of our favorite slashers, time elapses for several years and our bratty youngsters are now obnoxious teenagers. That is, except for Tom (Tommy Knight) the very well behaved birthday boy whose party saw Stitches' demise. Is he really dead though? Nope.

April 13, 2013

Movie Review: Losing Kayden (2012, Digital Playground) thing which this viewer appreciates about the best of the erotic, X-Rated film genre, even going as far back to the '70's, is the sense of balance, which the better of these films have...balance, in the sense that amidst the tantalizing scenes of sweaty and glistening, one-on-one heavy petting, and other torridly assorted methods of touch (...or two-on-one, three-on-one, and so on), there is an interesting and novel storyline depicted, in between the sexual he & she-nanigans...maybe even a flavorful amount of tongue-in-cheek humor, in the proceedings (...with the 'cheek' of preference, varying, of course...depending upon the...uh, situation). Such balance tends to help the viewer better appreciate the suggest a measure of motivation and purpose...that is, motivation and purpose outside the bedroom (...or whatever choice of convenient venue), so to speak. As contrived as the story was, in the last Digital Playground production, which this viewer previously engaged and reviewed (...see the most excellent "Code of Honor"), the wrap-around story...gimmicky as it was, was STILL quite unique, interesting and entertaining enough to carry the viewer through, from sex scene to sex engaging 'breather', in between the heated trysts. And so, with this in mind, after now having anticipatorily partaken of yet another Robby D/Digital Playground production, namely 2012's "Losing Kayden", this viewer cannot help but ask...uh, what happened here??...

April 12, 2013

Movie Review: In Like Flint (Blu-ray)

The spy movie boom of the 60's was in full gear by the time Gordon Douglas' In Like Flint hit the screens. Our Man Flint had very good success amongst critics, with a solid box office take that made a follow-up to Our Man Flint, starring the incomparable James Coburn (Major Dundee, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid). Twilight Time tackled the limited Blu-ray release of the first film with very impressive results - could they do it with the In Like Flint as well?

Our Man Flint director Daniel Mann doesn’t return to helm the sequel here, this time around it’s in the very capable hands of Gordon Douglas (Stagecoach, Them!) to direct the follow-up. Lee J. Cobb reprises his role as Cramden, head of ZOWIE. It seems that Cramden has lost a few minutes of his memory during which the President (who he’s golfing with at the time) has been abducted. This leads to yet another phone call from Cramden to his retired super-spy agent Derek Flint (Coburn).

Flint helps save the world again but somehow this time around it's not as much fun. Don't get me wrong, In Like Flint is an enjoyable entry into the spy sub-genre, it's just that it's way too goofy at times. Some quality laughs are to be had though with one of the biggest being Flint's ability to converse with dolphins. It's so incredibly stupid I couldn't to this wilder brand of humor The action is solid, again with Coburn showing off his excellent martial arts skills. I even noticed a sequence that could very well have been lifted for, get this, the Bond film Moonraker.

April 11, 2013

Movie Review: The Sweeney (2012, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley

“The Sweeney” is Nick Love's re-imagining of the classic 1975 British TV series. Love had a tough task on his hands, the original Sweeney TV show was immensely popular back in the day and has built up a huge cult following. Fans of the series scoffed when they first heard that Nick Love was developing it for a film adaptation. Were they justified? Did Nick Love do the show justice and still be able to put his own spin on it? The answer to those questions is a mixed bag.

Now I got to say before I discuss the film I was a huge fan of the original TV series. My Dad is a big fan of British television and he was the one who first exposed me to classic shows like The Avengers, Fawlty Towers, vintage Doctor Who, The Prisoner and The Sweeney. The original Sweeney TV series was probably the most gritty cop show around till “The Shield” showed up. Each episode had that gritty urban decay vibe that the original “Get Carter” had. The film wasn't afraid to show violence, language and have coppers doing things that aren’t necessarily legal but things that needed to be done. The show also relied heavily on the chemistry of it's leads who brought a blue collar worker quality to their roles which made them easy to relate to.

Movie Review: Expectations/Confessions (1977, Vinegar Syndrome)

Review by John Beutler

In the past few months, this reviewer had become privy to a relatively new video distributor...with an eclectically unique banner of Vinegar Syndrome. Delving further into what they had to offer, and being a devoted fan of the drive-in style cinema, I relished the advance word of numerous attention-grabbing titles...some familiar, some I was dimly aware of, and others, quite unknown...ideally paired up, for what would be their 'Drive-In Collection'. With gleeful dispatch, I quickly rendered pre-orders of these soon-to-be-released titles, and was even afforded opportunity to try one out...featuring a duo of gritty, tantalizing, nearly forgotten, X-rated B-movie zingers, which were directed by famed 'blue movie' maestro, Anthony Spinelli (, with both titles bearing two of his pseudo-names).


FEARnet Brings Back Cult Classic to Kick Off Its Twisted Comedy Block Every Tuesday Night 

(SANTA MONICA, CA – APRIL 8, 2013) – FEARnet adds a cult favorite to its Tuesday night Twisted Comedy Block with the wildly popular ABC Studios comedy series REAPER, licensing both seasons of the hour-long series for a complete 31 episode order. REAPER will be the lead-in program at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT to FEARnet’s original half-hour comedy series HOLLISTON, which premieres its second season that same night at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT. The announcement was made today by Sarah Shannon, Vice President of Programming and Network Operations, FEARnet.

April 10, 2013

Movie Review: Lay the Favorite (2013)

Review by John Beutler

At some point, you have to stop believing in, and trusting in luck... and believe in, and trust in one's self' seems to be the message to take away, with this somewhat enjoyably quaint and funny, but ultimately forgettable, all-star character play. Rebecca Hall is adorable and charming as a naive, ditsy, albeit keenly numbers-savvy young woman, Beth, looking for something more, career-wise, than tending a door-to-door stripper gig. Abruptly trekking from Florida, to Las Vegas, Nevada, resignedly bound for cocktail waitressing, she instead quickly finds a niche in a motley crew, who are carving out a sweet bundle, engaging in legal sports gambling... a team led by a coolly savvy and seasoned Dink (Bruce Willis), who laid-back shakily runs the show, and sees the newly employed lass as a sort of untried protegee and unfailing good luck charm, with her keenly adept, albeit scatterbrained ability with juggling numbers.

April 9, 2013

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #91 - Two Thumbs Up

Dave and Kevin reflect on the lives of several recently deceased figures in film. They discuss Jess Franco, Annette Funicello, Harry Reems, Richard Brooker and Roger Ebert. Dave also gives a little history lesson on Margaret Thatcher and censorship.

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Movie Review: Massage Parlor Murders (Blu-ray / DVD Combo)

Being the huge fan of 70’s I am, I’ve tried to make it a point over the past 20 years to see anything and everything “exploitation” that crosses my path. It didn't matter whether it looked or sounded shitty, I had to soak that film into my brain. Something Weird Video along with a couple of other companies have been huge for that but lately their output has been sparse. Leave it to a fresh new company in Vinegar Syndrome to take the ball and run by releasing a movie I had no idea existed in Massage Parlor Murders – on Blu-ray no less.
The title alone is gold but sometimes that and a promising trailer don’t mean a thing. Chester Fox & Alex Stevens’ Massage Parlor Murders weaves the wonderfully sleazy tale of couple of detectives (George Spencer, John Moser) on the beat of a psycho killer preying on -often naked-  massage parlor workers. Usually after some thankfully drawn out scenes of tits and ass and the gals are strangled or getting their heads smashed against mirror. Massage Parlor Murders oozes sleaze…but, it’s also a crime drama. I kid you not.

April 8, 2013

Movie Review: Hardware (1990)

South African born director Richard Stanley has really done some fine work - the only thing about this genre film specialist that’s odd is that he doesn't have a huge resume to show off his talents. I loved Dust Devil and also dug Stanley’s entry in the bloody anthology film Theatre Bizarre (Mother of Toads), which was stylish and a stand-out amongst the other short films.  Even the panned remake of The Island of Dr. Moreau - that he was later replaced on – had its charms.

His first film Hardware was raped by the MPAA upon its initial release in 1990 but now you can, in the comfort of your own home theater view it uncut with all of its wonderful truncated sex and gore thanks to the folks at Severin Films.

April 6, 2013

Movie Review: Evil Dead (2013)

by John Beutler

Given the seasoned respectability, unnerving style and uncomfortable eeriness of the original 1982 horror classic, "The Evil Dead", I must say that I was probably one of a countless mob, who cried 'foul', when it was even suggested, years ago, that a remake of the film was being batted about. A seemingly unheard-of possibility, nearly and untouchably equating to that of remaking Hitchcock's "Psycho" (...and we all know how THAT turned out, don't we??). Eventually, after countless false starts, tantalizing rumors and a meager smattering of successful remakes of '80's horror films...alas, it was assumed that SOMEONE would finally take up the task.

April 3, 2013

Movie Review: Pig / 1334 (1998/2011, Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Review By: Rob Sibley

Sometimes films come out of nowhere and leave an impact and are hard to shake. When I popped in the Blu-ray for Pig & it's spiritual sequel 1338 I had no idea what I was in-store for. What I witnessed and what I felt is hard to say really. I haven't been punched in the gut this hard since “The Bunny Games” when it comes to baring a film down to it's purist and deranged artistic elements. 

 Much like The Bunny Games these two short films are not something you watch and enjoy. This isn't “entertainment” it's something deeply personal message hidden inside of a experimental psychological horror short. It's truly one of the more intense viewing experiences I've ever had. These are two short films that I will not soon forget.

Movie Review: What Really Frightens You? (2009, DVD)

Review By: Rob Sibley

“What Really Frightens you” is the latest film from cult movie director Richard W. Haines. If your a fan of cult 80's movies you'll know him as the director of two Troma feature films. Those flicks are 1984's Splatter University and the classic cheese fest 1986's “Class of Nuke 'Em High”.

The film starts off with a mysterious writer (Ian Tomaschik) who's currently working for a monster fanzine “Ghastly Horror Magazine”. He pitches an idea to the head honcho of the mag to do an article on what really frightens people. Head honcho gives him the go a head and agrees to publish it if it turns out decent. The writer heads out with a camcorder in one hand and a clipboard in the other. He comes across three people in Times Square willing to discuss their personal fears.

April 2, 2013

Cinema Head Cheese: The Podcast! #90 - F@#$ing Skype!

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Movie Review: Overtime (2012)

Review by John Beutler

GUNS, GIRLS, ALIENS, ZOMBIES...AND CAKE, TOO!!! OK, folks...let me spin you a most excellent, albeit most unusual tale; it might sounds familiar at first, but the contrived, 'oh yeah, that's right' events abruptly skew into something not that far removed from the outer limits...and beyond. You see, we have here two able-bodied, well-skilled, black suited hitmen, trading amusing quips back and forth, and doing what they do best...BANG, BANG (...sound familiar??). One, a smart aleck, silver-tongued devil of a ladies' man, with his right hand deftly on the trigger, and his left hand, down at his...well, you get the picture. The other...equally armed, but this guy's a devoted family man, neurotically trying to hold things together...deathly afraid his wife wants to divorce him, and wouldn't you know it?? He forgets his son's birthday (...shame, shame, shame). No present. No cake. No party clown. No nothing. And so, our intrepid duo desperately sallies forth, to get what they need; but first, they need to finish their hit of the day.

April 1, 2013

Movie Review: Tristana (1970, Blu-ray)

Review by John Beutler

Oh, if I only knew then what I know now... or rather, if I only had a greater appreciation back then. Even at a young and impressionable age, I had heard the title, as well as the reputation & critical accolades of 1970's "Tristana", mentioned and bantered about in wayward newspaper articles and magazines. But being the immature and uninitiated youth that I was... a budding cult genre film lover, even back then... I would tend to turn the page away from this import ( well as other foreign 'arthouse' films, which I have gleefully later discovered), in favor of the whys and wherefores of a future, where apes would eventually rule over men... or the subtle nuances of Gothic vampires, who would hang their 'empty' victims, upside down in bell towers.