Great White (1981)

According to its Wikipedia entry, 1981 Italian film Great White (alternate title: The Last Shark) had only a short theatrical release in the US before it was pulled "after accusations of plagiarism of Jaws". You don't say? The film doesn't only rip-off Jaws - and Jaws...

Top 5 Road Trip Movies for Road Trips Gone Wrong

Everyone loves a good road trip movie, right? Whether the road is a metaphor for a troubled generational gap or you’re in for some good, hilarious family shenanigans, road trip movies have the ability to make us laugh, think, cry, and embrace nostalgia. Recently, I...

Weekly Round-Up: Repo! The Genetic Opera

I'm binge-watching the Netflix Indian Original "Sacred Games" and I have some damn opinions! But in the meantime, here's a little musical theater gristle to tide thee over! - K. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) I was stuck watching this overlong musical production (two...

Everywhere it’s: Signs!

A few weeks ago, I went to see A Quiet Place. That movie was a’ight, but you know what it reminded me of? Another movie in which a hapless family is tormented by (allegorical?) aliens with a completely weaksauce weakness. That’s right, I’m talkin’ about Signs! Signs...

Credits Subject to Change: The Very Best of Roddy Piper

Welcome back to Credits Subject to Change here on B-Movie BFFs. As we speed towards the Main Event tonight (with an exhausting 5 PM EST start time), join me for a little pregame in the Piper's Pit as I do my very best to curate the filmography of the Hot Scot himself,...

Credits Subject to Change: The Very Best of Kevin Nash

We're gearing up for Wrestlemania in New Orleans this year (aren't we?) so I figured what better time to introduce the last and least obvious aspect of my personality: I like wrestling quite a bit and I'm not against writing about it. By nature, it would seem most...

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Hard on the heels of the successful and comedic game-changer Anchorman, Adam McCay and Will Ferrell once again team up for another half-slapstick, half-surreal niche comedy. Rather than a knuckle-dragging send-up of NASCAR and the American South, Nights instead serves...

The Stepfather (1987)

The Stepfather is a 1987 horror film that spawned two fairly campy sequels and one remake; it was Stepfather II that first introduced me to the franchise. At the time, covertly watching late-night cable at a friend's house, I was just a young sprog with little concept...

The Meg (2018)

Having just watched The Meg at the drive-in last week, I was discussing he film with a friend last night. In explaining the movie to a third party listening in, my friend simply said, "It is what it is." I mean really - who goes to a giant prehistoric shark action...

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

On a test run of the world's first nuclear submarine (USA! USA! USA!), Commander Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey) and his jovial Merry Men crew run across a spooky, large sighting via their sonar equipment. The mass overtakes and strikes the ship, damaging and temporarily...

The Shallows (2016)

Until I watched The Shallows I guess deep down I didn't think we had another good shark film in the tank (yuk yuk). I mean we really lucked out with Jaws: a horror-drama rather than true eco-horror, well-paced with perfect humor and chemistry. We've had a few other...

Top 5 Road Trip Movies for Road Trips Gone Wrong

Everyone loves a good road trip movie, right? Whether the road is a metaphor for a troubled generational gap or you’re in for some good, hilarious family shenanigans, road trip movies have the ability to make us laugh, think, cry, and embrace nostalgia. Recently, I...