Mant! Not Ant-Man! This is a campy spoof of campy 50s monster movies and the movie contained within the movie, “Matinee”! I know, very meta! Most of this was contained within “Matinee”, but it was cool to see it all in one piece, although it’s still incomplete. Too bad there weren’t a few more scenes to really complete the story. As it’s own thing it’s nothing particularly great, but it’s funny and part of the great “Matinee” and with that context, I have to give it an extra 1/2 star!
Perfect for a rainy Sunday MATINEE at home! I have such fond memories of this movie, but haven’t seen it in a while! It still holds up and I think the reason I like it so much and rate it so highly is because of the way it makes me feel. It’s pure, optimistic, and fun, but also deals with serious subject matter. The 50s Americana vibe adds to the pure nostalgic feeling derived from this. It gets an extra…
Surprisingly, not bad! Fumbling detectives, vigilantes, and psychiatrists aside. Terry O’Quinn was perfectly cast as the evil titular, Stepfather! Friggen John Locke! That’s the “Lost” fanboy in me getting excited, sorry! 🤣 This was actually pretty creepy, thanks in large part to Terry’s great performance. And the opening scene when you see his first family, is quite disturbing! A stepfather is a perfect vessel for a movie villain and seems like a natural Horror concept, so although this flew under…
This had an interesting story and was fairly compelling. It’s the first film Laos ever submitted to the Oscars! Alas, it wasn’t nominated, but it was still a solid film. I thought it was weird that the husband and wife spoke to each other in different languages, never in the same to each other. Not sure why that was done. They obviously understood each other’s languages to converse, but never really spoke in the other’s language.
It’s hard to know…