Tales from the Hood (1995)

Pittsburgh born Rusty Cundieff co-wrote and directed this portmanteau film, which takes the structure of an Amicus film and positions it against the problems of African-Americans circa 1995 (sadly, these problems haven't changed all that much in the past 22 years). During the framing sequence, Welcome to My Mortuary, the drug dealing team of Stack (Joe Torry),… Continue reading Tales from the Hood (1995)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Becca said, "Don't you have one more Christmas movie to do?" I said, "We should watch The Car. Or how about Lizard in a Woman's Skin?" She then told me she had a surprise for me. This was the surprise. Yes, Sandra Bullock is lonely and working for the CTA when she sees Peter Gallagher every single… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: While You Were Sleeping (1995)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Home for the Holidays (1995)

Becca and I often argue over what movie we are watching next. When you have thousands of movies, this back and forth can go on all night long -- particularly when the only movies I ever want to watch are The Car and Dredd. That said, I always give in to my wonderful and glamorous… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Home for the Holidays (1995)

TOBE HOOPER WEEK: The Mangler (1995)

What happens when you put together three of horror's biggest stars -- Robert Englund, Stephen King and Tobe Hooper? That's the question posed by this film, based on a King/Harry Allan Towers short story that first appeared in the men's magazine Cavalier before appearing in King's 1978 collection Night Shift, which also spawned the movies Children of the… Continue reading TOBE HOOPER WEEK: The Mangler (1995)