film review

  • Review – Halloween: Resurrection (2002) & Acid Kuba kuba cigar

    Like a line from that old Grateful Dead dirge, what a long, strange trip it’s been. After much waxing nostalgic, we have reached the final chapter in our Halloween retrospective. Unfortunately, that final chapter is Halloween: Resurrection. Perhaps a better title would have been Halloween: Let’s Get This Over...
  • Review – Halloween H20 (1998) & Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco cigar

    Perhaps only a scant three years had passed since the last Halloween film hit cinema screens, but H20 was released during a new era as far as horror movies were concerned: the post-Scream era, a world that includes the Jump Scare*, tongue-in-cheek humor, and a new brand of savvy...
  • Review – Halloween 6 (1995) & Florida Sun Grown cigar

    Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers is an interesting film, to say the least. Although the Akkad family was still involved, Halloween 6 was released by Dimension Films, and the collective powers that be had to make a crucial decision on how to proceed with the franchise following...
  • Review – Halloween II (1981) & Liga Privada T52 Corona Viva

    THE FILM – HALLOWEEN II (1981) The Doctor differs from his peers who dabble in critical reviews in at least one major way, and I am not referring to my complete lack of prestige. No, what I refer to is that I do not sit in utter disdain of...
  • Review – Halloween (1978) & Liga Privada No 9 Corona Viva

    Ah, the autumn season begins its turn. The fiery orange of sunset seems to take on an even more magical hue. Maybe your lady friend has traded in her summer shorts for jeans and a light sweater, but she is still beautiful just the same. The bourbon begins to...
  • Film review – Fender Bender (2016)

    The sun dappled lakes of summer camp romance begin to recede but let not that vision bother your state of mind. Rather, let us change with the seasons and relish the promises of autumn, like football and the lengthening of the shadows. We may not quite be ready to...
  • Film Review – The Meg (2018)

    I don’t want to be accused of laziness – I am lazy, I just don’t like being accused of it – but does The Doctor’s review of The Meg really require an introduction? A movie about a giant prehistoric shark where the main protagonist is none other than world...
  • Film Review – 90210 Shark Attack (2014)

    My God, what have I agreed to do now? For many of The Doctor’s generation, the numbers 90120 contain a special meaning. It was a part of my life for so many years and through so many adventures. What drinking man worth his weight in tequila salt would not...
  • Film Review – Hot Bot (2016)

    I was relaxing in my laboratory late of one scorching afternoon and thinking about watching The Shape of Water – really, I was thinking about it – when TNCC chairman Matthew Cade informed me that a recent title was available on Netflix that The Doctor might be interested in...