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  • Wishmaster

    Wishmaster

    Wishmaster is a generically assembled 90s horror movie that reaches moments of greatness through its titular character: the Wishmaster. When the Wishmaster's not on screen I'm going "where's Wishmaster?" He's delightful and vulgar and embodies the beautiful schlock that all movies of this kind should strive to. Unfortunately the rest of the movie doesn't embrace that camp enough or explore that many interesting avenues with the genie premise to elevate it to a classic.

    I'd recommend Wishmaster to anyone who appreciates a movie-elevating performance along the lines of Frank Langella's Oscar-worthy Skeletor in Masters of the Universe (1987). It's a lot of fun.

  • Voyage of the Rock Aliens

    Voyage of the Rock Aliens

    ★★★½

    A fever dream of B-movie genres crammed together as a pop musical has no right to be as coherent as this. Campy 1950s-60s nostalgia movies in the 1980s weren't uncommon (Back to the Beach, Killer Klowns From Outer Space), but I've never seen anything quite as ambitious as Voyage of the Rock Aliens: New Wave space aliens, Rockabilly punks in a Beach Party movie, Michael Berryman as a wholesome chainsaw enthusiast, Ruth Gordon as peeping tom grandma sheriff, and Craig…