Don't Go Boating If You Owe Money to a Giant Squid

How often do you get a really great movie in the romantic monster comedy genre (AKA "romster comedy" or "romcomster")? "Not that often" is the correct answer, but luckily a bunch of Australian filmmakers and comedians got together to produce the ultimate example of the romcomster — featuring musical interludes. The… » 8/25/08 8:00am 8/25/08 8:00am

Beware Giant Radioactive Turtles of the Soviet Era

It's comforting to know that during the height of Reagan's Cold War in the 1980s, the Soviet Union was making movies that were just as cheesy as the ones you could see in the United States. When you see this clip of the scary, growling radioactive giant turtle from Мутанты (which means Mutant), you'll be forced to… » 4/15/08 8:20am 4/15/08 8:20am

Nevermind the Monster — Cloverfield Is All About 9/11

All this rampant speculation about the Cloverfield monster has been distraction from the real thrill of the movie: Getting to watch a reenactment of 9/11 without all the scary political implications and the guilt over one's fascination with mass death. Like the disturbing original Gojira from 1954, Cloverfield is a… » 1/18/08 8:40am 1/18/08 8:40am

Ravers Crushed By E.T.-Controlled Vampire Mammoth

A bunch of innocent teens are raving in the forest when . . . they're trampled by a giant woolly mammoth, re-animated after thousands of years in ice by an alien implant that tells it to KILL KILL. Summer Glau, whose powers of acting have been used more wisely in Firefly and upcoming Sarah Connor Chronicles, is the… » 12/21/07 12:00pm 12/21/07 12:00pm