Dead Heat

Ah, the buddy cop movie.  It seems like Hollywood has been mismatching cop teams for ages.  The strange combinations are endless!  One’s by-the-book, one’s a nutcase (“Lethal Weapon”)…one’s an American, one’s a Russian (“Red Heat”)…one’s a neat freak, one’s a slobbering dog (“Turner and Hooch”).  Today’s forgotten film may have one of the strangest combinations:…

The Story of Mankind

Perhaps no name is more associated with the disaster film genre of the 1970’s than Irwin Allen.  He was the man behind such films as “The Poseidon Adventure” and “The Towering Inferno,” but his first films were quite different.  His first two directorial efforts were documentaries, one of which won him an Academy Award, but…

The Masque of the Red Death

Roger Corman is often considered a maker of B-movies.  His name is on tons of movies, but among his most notable works are his films based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.  Most of these films featured the incredible Vincent Price, including today’s film…1964’s “The Masque of the Red Death.” The film takes place…

Master of the World

I gotta admit, I’m not exactly up on the whole “Steampunk” thing.  I mean, I’d seen it in various movies, but never really made the association.  Like when I saw the Will Smith abomination known as “Wild Wild West,” I didn’t think “oh, look at the cool steampunk,” I thought, “a giant mechanical  spider…really?”  I…