Author Archive: Mike Brooks

Film grad who spends most his time trying to catch up on his "To Watch" pile of movies.

Monster on the Campus (1958) – Review

In the 50s, atomic monsters or alien invaders were all the rage – from giant tarantulas to flying saucers – but despite their inability to destroy buildings, one other science fiction staple overshadowed them all, and that would be that…
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When Time Ran Out (1980) – Review

The 1970s were the golden age of the disaster film, and producer Irwin Allen is the undisputed “Master of Disaster” with The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure still being the gold standard of the genre. But when the 80s rolled…
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Clue (1985) – Review

People today take the idea of a movie being based on a video game as something almost common place – even goofy-ass games like Rampage get adaptations – but back in the mid-80s, producers John Landis and Debra Hill wanted…
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Night of the Lepus (1972) – Review

Rabbits, nature’s most vicious killing machine, furred beasts that mercilessly stalk and devour their prey — or at least that is what MGM Studios wished audiences to believe when they released Night of the Lepus back in 1972. Based on…
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