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Amityville: The Awakennngghh…. zzzzzzzz…

Yes, at long last… it’s Amityville: The Awakening (2014… no, 2015… no, 2016… no, 2017! We mean it this time!). So was it worth setting the alarm for this Awakening? Oh, of course not. It’s not as painfully bad as its multiple reshoots and reschedulings might have led us to believe, but the final product […]

True and compelling

The made for television movie I Will Fight No More Forever more than deserved a theatrical release. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

When Nikkatsu Met the Shaw Brothers

ASIA-POL We have Jimmy Wang Yu, woefully outclassed by his co-stars from Nikkatsu. Scenes between Wang Yu and Shishido play less like a battle of wits between super villain and super spy and more like a world-class talent struggling to work with a petulant upstart, or the cool older kid trying to school the spoiled […]

Kiddie kung fu

PM Entertainment was much better at making action movies for adults rather than for children, and The Power Within is proof of that. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

The screenplay’s the thing…

  …wherein we are caught, an unconscionable thing.     AMITYVILLE PLAYHOUSE (2015)   In which… … … … …actually, come to think of it, nothing happens.     Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!

You deserve this break today

The sports comedy Fast Break takes a familiar premise and makes it funny and exciting. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

I Love This Dirty Town

A look at the history of the two bars that serve as primary locations in the 1960 showbiz noir SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. I LOVE THIS DIRTY TOWN Much of the film’s action takes place in two locations. One, like many iconic spots of the city’s middle of the century, is now a Duane Reade. […]

The Skeleton Crew

A long look at KRIMINAL, KILINK, anti-heroes of Italian fumetti and their Turkish counterparts. Special guest appearances by Mandrake the Magician, fake Joker, and totally not Superman. THE SKELETON CREW Diabolik was a return to the seedy days of the pulps. He was an accomplished thief, a master of disguise, and an ace at killing anyone who interfered […]

What depths I will go to

That giant turtle movie you all saw on TV as kids and has haunted you for decades since is The Bermuda Depths. You’re welcome. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

Greek Tragedy

ISLAND OF DEATH The idyllic Greek island of Mykonos, where Zeus once battled the Titans, has long been a sunny vacation paradise favored by, among other populations, gay and lesbian holiday-makers. Although swamped during the high summer months by A-listers too cool for the sweaty EDM and glow sticks (or maybe just cell phones now) […]

A little more WTF-ery

      As an addendum to the Roundtable, I have copied over the, uh, idiosyncratic 1925 version of WIZARD OF OZ.   Remarkably, the scene in which Larry Semon is left with egg on his face seems not to have been intended ironically.         (I have also copied over HIS MAJESTY, […]

Giallo, Fulci Style

My WTF entry is finished. I just need to do screencaps. And the film I’m doing offers so, so many choices. In the meantime, please enjoy Lucio Fulci flexing his hatred of humanity. DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING There is a deep vein of cynicism running through the center of Lucio Fulci’s Don’t Torture a Duckling (aka Non Si […]

Yak Wat the…

There are WTF? Films that break you in a good way: movies that expose you to new ways of thinking. Movies that broaden your perspective. Movies that give you a new appreciation of the human condition. This is not one of those. This is the opposite of one of those. Since this is my first […]

The things we do for love

      THE UNKNOWN (1927) …in which an armless man who earns a living as a circus performer, throwing knives with his feet, falls in love with his beautiful young assistant, who has a deep-seated phobia about men’s hands. Why, yes—this is a Tod Browning / Lon Chaney collaboration; how did you guess?   […]

I make no bones about it

You don’t need a medical degree to diagnose the Golan-Globus horror movie X-Ray (a.k.a. Hospital Massacre) as suffering from badmovieitis. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

Ninja nutzoid

No discussion of crazy cinema would be complete without a look at the ninja movies of Godfrey Ho, and Ninja: American Warrior is a good example of his work. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

Unreal estate

          HAUSU (1977) …in which it takes me over 7500 words to explain that I am lost for words…                                                                                     Awww… Kitty!     Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself […]

Dungeons and drag-ons

The sword and sorcery movie Ator The Fighting Eagle doesn’t get that far off the ground. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

But first, some catch-ups

  I haven’t done an ‘update’ post here for a while, about the stuff I’ve been transferring over to the blog; so I thought I’d take care of that before getting stuck into the new Roundtable:     I have now transferred and tidied up: – The Flying Saucer (1950) – Revolt Of The Zombies […]

Seeing isn’t believing

  There are films that make you laugh, and films that make you cry. There are films that make you angry, and others that make you feel good. There are films that make you think, and others that are mindless entertainment. And then there are those films to which the only reasonable response is a […]

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