2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 26: Starship Troopers (1997)

Day 31 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 26. MILITARY INVOLVEMENT. When the men in green take on the little green men. I've decided to go with a movie that gets unfairly maligned -- Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers, which may be the most anti-government, anti-imperialism movie ever made. Trust me -- I have plenty to say about… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 26: Starship Troopers (1997)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Deep Family Secrets (1997)

Deep Family Secrets isn't just a strange movie. It's a strange movie based on the true story of Gaylynn Morris, who eventually pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife Ruby. In this film, the names were changed to Clay and Renee Chadway. This may have originally aired on CBS, but it feels like a Lifetime… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Deep Family Secrets (1997)

WATCH THE SERIES: Jurassic Park

In 1990, Universal Studios bought the rights to Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park before it was even published. The idea of dinosaurs being cloned and brought into our modern world just works. Starting with 1993's Jurassic Park and across several follow-ups, including 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World 3, announced for 2021, people can't seem to get… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Jurassic Park

STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Night Flier (1997)

The Inside View is a tabloid all about blood, gore and Fortean stories that is mentioned in several Stephen King stories, like Desperation, Insomnia, The Waste Land, Bag of Bones, Needful Things and Doctor Sleep. In The Night Flier, cynical reporter Richard Dees (the superb and sadly deceased Miguel Ferrer) is the senior reporter for that rag,… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Night Flier (1997)

VIDEO GAME WEEK: Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997)

Ed Boon, one of the creators of the Mortal Kombat video game, calls this the "worst moment" in the history of the franchise. Coming from someone who loved the original film and has played every one of the games, I agree. Christopher Lambert was seen as one of the highlights of the last film. He's gone, replaced… Continue reading VIDEO GAME WEEK: Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Jack Frost (1997)

Serial killer Jack Frost has killed thirty-eight people and was only caught due to the bravery of Sherrif Sam Tiler. As his state execution transfer vehicle passes through Tiler's hometown of Snowmonton, Frost escapes by killing his guard and crashing into a genetic research truck. Chemicals from the accident cause him to melt and become one… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Jack Frost (1997)