Derek Winnert

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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid ** (1992, Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Amy O’Neill) – Classic Movie Review 5649

Randal Kleiser is the new director in 1992 for the inevitable sequel to Disney’s 1989 hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, again indebted to ideas and inspiration from Fifties sci-fi fantasy movies – this time […]

Jun, 21

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids *** (1989, Rick Moranis Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman) – Classic Movie Review 5648

Director Joe Johnston’s 1989 blockbuster movie stars Rick Moranis as daffy boffin and dad Professor Wayne Szalinski, who develops a top secret ray gun to shrinks objects that accidentally miniaturises his teenage girl and boy […]

Jun, 21

My Best Friend Is a Vampire *½ (1987, Robert Sean Leonard, Cheryl Pollak, Rene Auberjonois, Cecilia Peck, LeeAnne Locken) – Classic Movie Review 5647

Robert Sean Leonard stars as Jeremy Capello, a high school boy who becomes a vampire after a night with a female vampire, and attempts to adjust to his toothsome new way of living. But then […]

Jun, 21

House of Sand and Fog **** (2003, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jonathan Ahdout, Kim Dickens, Frances Fisher) – Classic Movie Review 5646

Two people try to follow their own idea of the American dream – with disastrous results. Co-writer/ producer/ director Vadim Perelman’s superlative, provocative 2003 movie version of a hit novel by André Dubus III is […]

Jun, 21

Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire [Vampire Over London] ** (1952, Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan) – Classic Movie Review 5645

Producer-director John Gilling’s silly but harmless 1952 British comedy horror stars Arthur Lucan as Old Mother Riley who puts on his drag glad-rags for the final time in this 15th and last in the Mother […]

Jun, 21

Before I Hang ***½ (1940, Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Pedro de Cordoba, Edward Van Sloan) – Classic Movie Review 5644

Director Nick Grinde’s lusty 1940 chiller provides the quintessential crazy scientist role for Boris Karloff as Dr John Garth, who has been researching a cure for aging, but is sent to prison after being condemned […]

Jun, 20

The Devil Commands ***½ (1941, Boris Karloff, Anne Revere, Amanda Duff) – Classic Movie Review 5643

Director Edward Dmytryk’s highly capable 1941 horror chiller is swiftly paced, short and amusing, with Boris Karloff grabbing the attention as Dr Julian Blair, even though he is typecast once again as a mad scientist […]

Jun, 20

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