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Review: Rentaneko (2012)

Review by: Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ The word ‘quirky’ inevitably comes to mind when describing director Naoko Ogigami’s latest release, Rentaneko. Translated as ‘rent-a-cat’, the movie deals with just that, a cat rental service run [...]

June 6, 2013 Reviews

Review: Coffy (1973)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ If you’re seeking for no-holds-barred blaxploitation, look no further. Pam Grier’s first solo starring role is a gem!! Nurse by day, vigilante by night, luscious Coffy (Pam Grier) leads a [...]

June 3, 2013 Reviews

Review: Aces Go Places 2 (1983)

Review by: Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Given that Aces Go Places Part 1 was a huge success, it was inevitable that this sequel came along! Aces Go Places 2 finds King Kong (Sam Hui) and [...]

May 30, 2013 Reviews

Review: The Untold History of the United States (2012)

Review by Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ While we at SCUM often plumb the cinematic depths to bring you reviews in B-grade schlock, we’re not immune to enjoying more serious movies, and in this case, documentaries. [...]

May 22, 2013 Reviews

Review: Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo [2012]

Review by Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ The third part of the ‘Rebuild of Evangelion’ film tetralogy picks up 14 years after the dramatic climax of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. If like me, you [...]

May 17, 2013 Reviews

Review: Dogtooth (aka Kynodontas) [2009]

Review by Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The sea is a leather armchair with wooden legs. A zombie is a yellow flower. A highway is a gently blowing breeze. Welcome to the wonderfully weird world of [...]

May 16, 2013 Reviews

Review: Riki Oh – The Story of Ricky (1991)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The film is an adaption of the original Japanese manga and it’s a close second to Peter Jackson’s “Braindead” as the goriest film ever made! Rivers of blood [...]

May 8, 2013 Reviews
Review: Mr Vampire (1985)

Review: Mr Vampire (1985)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Hong Kong has a slew of horror-comedy films back in the ‘80s but Mr Vampire remains the most memorable. The late Lam Ching-Ying stars as Kou, a ghostbusting Taoist [...]

April 19, 2013 Reviews
Review: Without Warning (1980)

Review: Without Warning (1980)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ I can still remember renting this video (in VHS format, no less!) back in 1982 and it really impressed me then with its visual effects! Arnold Schwarzenegger himself credited [...]

April 12, 2013 Reviews
Review: Confession of Murder (2012)

Review: Confession of Murder (2012)

Review by Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Since ‘Old Boy’ hacked its way onto the scene way back in 2003, we’ve come to expect at least one South Korean thriller to put us on the seat [...]

April 9, 2013 Reviews