The Day Time Ended (1980)

Directed by John "Bud" Cardos (Yes, John "Outlaw of Gor" Carlos…)

Run Time: 79 minutes

Tagline: THEIR LIVES BECAME A LIVING HELL!

Grant: "Steve, you know what this is don’t you?…It’s a Time Space Warp!"

Steve: "I’m not sure I know exactly what that is."

Grant: "I don’t suppose anybody […]

Attack of the Monsters (1969)

Directed by Noriaki Yuasa

Run Time: 82 minutes

Other Titles: "Gamera vs. Guiron", "Gamera vs. the Devil-Beast Guiron"

Yes, he’s back.

Everybody’s favorite giant, flying, fire-breathing, child protecting, space turtle: Gamera. Created by the wild minds at Daiei Studios in an effort to cash in on Toho’s successful Godzilla series, […]

War of the Worlds (2005) (plus bonus review! Independence Day (1996))

ATTACK OF THE SCI-FI SOAP OPERA SERIALPART THREE

By Sean Ledden

War of the Worlds – or – quality time with the kids

And now, regrettably, we come back full-circle to Monsieur Spielberg. Remember how I complained in Close Encounters of the Third Kind of our long immersion into Neary household […]

Time of the Apes (1987)

Directed by Kiyo Sumi Fukazawa, Atsuo Okunaka

Written by Sakyo Komatsu, Kouji Tonaka

Run Time: 97 min

“No!…I don’t wanna be killed by a monkey!”- Johnny

Imagine yourself as a child at the zoo. The summer sun is high in the sky, the roars and cries of the animals fill the […]

Santa Claus (1959)

Written and Directed by Rene Cardona

Tagline: “See All the Weird and Wonderful Characters of Make-Believe! The Fantastic Crystal Work-Room of the Happy Elves! The Fabulous Realm of the Candy-Stick Palaces!”

Run Time: 94 min

“This is Santa’s Magic Observatory. What wonderful instruments! The Ear Scope! The Teletalker, that knows everything! […]

Destroy All Planets (1968)

Directed by Noriaki Yuasa

Run Time: 75 minutes

NOTE: This review assumes that you are already familiar with Gamera, the gigantic, flying, fire-breathing turtle. If that concept is new to you and makes you uneasy, or the thought of giant turtles battling giant squid-birds frightens you, then you should skip this […]