Movie Reviews


Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – Double Review

April 3, 2024

Two movies back-to-back, double review, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria! Here are my reviews of the newest entries in the Ghostbusters and MonsterVerse series. How do the sequels to Ghostbusters Afterlife and Godzilla vs. Kong stack up?


Godzilla Minus One (2023) Review

December 5, 2023

I just saw Godzilla Minus One, so here is my first impressions and spoiler free review!


Hunchback of Notre Dame 100th Anniversary

September 6, 2023

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the original Hunchback of Notre Dame from Universal Studios! It premiered at the Astor Theatre in NYC on September 2,1923, but its main release was September 6th. It’s not that often when you get to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a film, so lets talk about this Lon Chaney […]


Super Mario Bros. (2023) VS the Sonic Movies

April 21, 2023

Two video game adaptations! Nintendo and Sega! The ultimate battle: The Super Mario Bros. movie versus the Sonic movies!! Here we go!



March 9, 2023

Since the Rocky franchise is my favorite film series, you know I had to do a review on the latest Creed sequel. Michael B. Jordan is back as the titular Adonis Creed, but this time without the help of Sylvester Stallone’s iconic Rocky Balboa. So without the character that started it all, is Creed 3 […]


Why Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) is One of My Favorite Experimental Films

March 2, 2023

Last year I talked about an experimental film called Wavelength (1967), a 40 minute shot of a wall with an awful continuous shrieking sound. Possibly the worst movie I’ve ever seen! But what about the art films I actually like? Let me tell you about a favorite of mine, 1943’s Meshes of the Afternoon!


Is Avatar (2009) Overrated?

September 8, 2022

Avatar 2 is coming out this year so I decided to rewatch the first one and see how it holds up. I remember really loving it in the theaters, but I felt very outnumbered by the lackluster response. It seemed to me, from what I heard from friends and the internet in general, is that […]


Top Gun: Maverick VS. Top Gun: The Second Mission (NES)

June 2, 2022

Top Gun: Maverick is finally here after years of waiting, so how does it stack up against the other Top Gun 2? You know, Top Gun: The Second Mission for the NES! Which is better? The game? Or the movie? That’s the battle we’re going to settle today! Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph […]


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Review

April 15, 2022

I just saw Sonic 2 in theaters, so what did I think? Going back to the Sega Genesis, Sonic 2 was always my favorite game for the console even though I was more of a Nintendo kid. With Tails showing up at the end of the first movie, I was expecting more queues from the […]


What’s the Worst Movie Ever?

April 6, 2022

I’m sure you’ve either heard of or seen a movie that was so bad, you never wanted to watch it again but you had to tell someone about it. Now there are a lot of movies that people say are the worst film of all time, some of which I go into in this video, […]


The Batman Review

March 9, 2022

The Batman is finally out, so how does it hold up against other Batman films? Find out what I thought in my full spoiler free review! Director Matt Reeves (Dawn and War for the Planet of the Apes) brings The Caped Crusader back to the big screen with a much darker take on the source […]


Nosferatu 100th Anniversary

March 4, 2022

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Nosferatu, the oldest surviving Dracula film! It was first shown on March 4, 1922 in Germany, in the marble hall of the Berlin Zoological Garden. In my review I look back at the classic vampire film, the movies it’s influenced, and the film’s impact on horror and the film […]


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review and Passing The Torch

February 9, 2022

You asked for it, so here is my review of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”! After over 30 years, we finally have a sequel to the 1984 and 1989 Ghostbusters, with Jason Reitman (the son of the first two films’ director Ivan Reitman) taking the reins. Starring a new cast of characters including McKenna Grace as Egon Spengler’s […]


James Reviews the Rocky IV Director’s Cut

November 26, 2021

James reviews the new cut of Rocky IV called “Rocky VS. Drago.” Stallone has finally been given the green light by MGM to re-edit this film from 35 years ago. In the original film. after reclaiming the boxing championship title, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) plans to retire and live with his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire). […]


The Weirdest Concert Film – Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains the Same”

June 25, 2021

Here is my review of the movie “The Song Remains the Same”, the 1976 concert film featuring legendary rock band Led Zeppelin! The filming took place during the summer of 1973, during three nights of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City, with additional footage shot at Shepperton Studios. The film premiered three […]


My Thoughts on Mortal Kombat 2021

April 27, 2021

Mortal Kombat 2021 is finally here, so here’s my review. Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions to take on the enemies from […]


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Review (with Corey Taylor)

April 16, 2021

I sat down with Corey Taylor (from the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour) to talk about one of his favorite’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Fear and Loathing is a 1998 American adventure comedy-drama film adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel of the same name. It was co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, […]


My Favorite Comedies of All Time

January 15, 2021

I put together what I consider to be my list of the funniest movies of all time. These are all comedies, of course. All my favorites! Only feature length films too… no stand-up comedies, shorts, or TV programs. These are in no particular order. I discussed a lot of these picks on Rental Reviews, but […]


Robocop Review

November 6, 2020

Today James reviews Robocop. The movie takes place in a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit. An evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) […]


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Review

August 11, 2020

Here’s my review of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre from 1948. In this classic adventure film, two rough-and-tumble wanderers, Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt), meet up with a veteran prospector, Howard (Walter Huston), in Mexico and head into the Sierra Madre mountains to find gold. Although they discover treasure, they also find […]


Rental Reviews Final Episode – Crazy VHS Tape Cover Art

June 26, 2020

The video store was a wild place in the 90s, every movie was trying to get your attention. So, a lot of companies went down the path of making their films look as crazy as possible. In this Cinemassacre Rental Reviews the guys found some of their favorites.


Top Gun (1986) Review

June 20, 2020

We were going to review Top Gun: Maverick this weekend, but it was pushed back until the Holiday season. So, we decided to just review the classic original Top Gun.


Bloodsport is Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Mortal Kombat

March 13, 2020

Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts action film about U.S. soldier Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) going to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial-arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who […]


National Treasure VS Bad Lieutenant – Cage Match

January 17, 2020

It’s Cage Match month at Cinemassacre Video! This week it’s National Treasure versus Bad Lieutenant. Two movies enter the cage but only is left standing. National Treasure and Bad Lieutenant are both about a man taking the law into his own hands.


Jurassic Park 2 VS. 3 – What’s better, The Lost World or Jurassic Park III?

September 27, 2019

What’s better? Jurassic Park 2 or 3? Today on Rental Reviews the guys argue over what the best Jurassic Park sequel is. Tony is going with JP3. Let’s see how wrong he truly is!! The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure film and the second installment in the Jurassic Park […]


R.O.T.O.R. (1987) – Part Terminator, Part Robocop, ALL TERRIBLE!

June 21, 2019

R.O.T.O.R. (AKA Blue Steel) is what happens when you try to mix Robocop with The Terminator but cut the budget by A LOT! James and the gang talk about probably the least effective worst killer cyborg they have ever seen. Enjoy the awful dubbing, Ed Wood style editing, and the slowest martial art ever seen. […]


Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) – Worst Superman Movie?

June 7, 2019

With the AVGN Superman 64 episode being revisited we decided to cover another awful Superman property… Superman IV: The Quest for Peace! Which is probably the worst Superman movie, though Superman III and the new DCU films have their terrible moments. Let’s see what James, Justin, and Tony have to say.


Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review (2019) “Godzilla 2”

May 31, 2019

The sequel to Godzilla (2014) is here. Godzilla: King of the Monsters! This sequel offered more monsters and ties together the MonsterVerse. James, Kieran, and Tony discuss and review the film. James went in with a list of things he wanted to see, let’s see how that turned out. Spoiler alert: Not well.


Last Action Hero (1993) the Schwarzenegger Parody Better Than Most Other Action

May 24, 2019

Last Action Hero! Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best action film, because it parodies all his other action films. It’s the story of young Danny Madigan getting sucked into the fictional Jack Slater films using a magic movie ticket. But he should watch out for the evil villain Benedict (Charles Dance from Game of Thrones). Danny and Jack […]


The Running Man (1987) When Reality TV gets TOO Real!

April 5, 2019

The Running Man takes place in the dark dystopian future of 2019. The gang watches this movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and talks about the crazy premise, over the top characters, and if any of its predictions of the future came true? They also pick apart some of the most ridiculous one liners Arnold has ever […]


Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Special (Original & Leprechaun Returns)

March 15, 2019

Leprechaun and Leprechaun Returns are being reviewed today at Cinemassacre Video on this episode of Rental Reviews. It’s our St. Patrick’s Day special! Warwick Davis brought the world his scariest and funniest version of the Leprechaun, but Leprechaun Returns dropped him in favor of Linden Porco. Today we’ll review both.


Temple of Doom VS. Crystal Skull – Indiana Jones Showdown

March 1, 2019

What’s the best of the “other” Indiana Jones movies? Temple of Doom or Crystal Skull. One breaks the formula, the other is on brand, just a lot more CGI and bad acting. Tough decision, but the goons at Cinemassacre Video are here to answer it in this Rental Review!


Raiders VS. Last Crusade – Indiana Jones Showdown

February 22, 2019

What’s the best Indiana Jones movie? Raiders of the Lost Ark or Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. They’re basically the same film beat for beat, one’s just more shiny and the other more classic. Tough decision, but the goons at Cinemassacre Video are here to answer it in this Rental Review!


Caddyshack (1980) – Golfers, Gophers, and Goofballs

February 15, 2019

Caddyshack, the 1980 comedy about a golf course and all the SNL jerks that work on it. There’s Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, and tons of caddies the movie was supposed to be about originally… before Harold Ramis got confused.


Underrated Action Movies

February 1, 2019

This week James and the gang talk about what action movies they think are underrated. See James talk about how the the action trio the DRAGONS will kick ass FOREVER. Listen to Justin talk about his taste for WASABI. Get in the passenger seat with Kieran as he brings up a movie that’s more his […]


Freaked: Pretty Freakin’ Gross

January 4, 2019

Hey have you ever heard of the movie FREAKED? Probably not, since it only played in a few theaters and made less that $30,000 of its $12 million dollar budget. Don’t worry, because James, Justin, Kieran, and Tony from Hack The Movies watched it and are ready to tell you all about this forgotten Alex […]


CONGO… Just like Jurassic Park, but Awful

November 16, 2018

Cinemassacre Video reviews Congo with James Rolfe, Justin Silverman, Kieran, and Tony from Hack The Movies. Congo is a 1995 movie about gorillas. From the makers of Jurassic Park! It’s not as good as Jurassic Park.


Mortal Kombat Annihilation: Terrible Sequel, Terrible Movie

November 9, 2018

Cinemassacre Video reviews Mortal Kombat Annihilation with James Rolfe, Justin, Kieran, and Tony From Hack The Movies. Mortal Kombat from 1995 is probably one of the better video game to movie adaptations. Mortal Kombat Annihilation from 1997 is not.


Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Worst of the TOS Films

November 2, 2018

Cinemassacre Video discusses the critically panned Star Trek V The Final Frontier from 1989. See what James, Mike, Justin and Tony from Hack the Movies have to say about the only Star Trek film directed by William Shatner.


Event Horizon: Space Horror That’s Scary Good

October 12, 2018

James Rolfe discusses the 1997 film Event Horizon, which is like Hellraiser in Space but better than the actual Hellraiser in space, with pals Justin Silverman, Kieran and Tony from Hack The Movies.