Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

The Andy Worhol take on the classic Frankenstein tale… It’s Frankenstein with sex and not just between the two monsters… The Baron is doing it with the female monster, the Baroness is doing it with the manservant, the manservant and his buddy is doing it with some hookers.

I’m afraid I don’t understand why Criterion chose this film, the monster story was weak and the ending was just OK.

IMDB Score 5.9/10
Amazon Score 3.8/5

 

All the Weyrs of Pern (1992)

Probably the best of the series so far, we join the gang on Pern in the massive effort of ridding the planet of Thread for all time.

The book could have been the worst in the series but with a few plot lines and a real sense of drama, this book comes out on top.

Amazon Score 4.7/5
Thriftbooks Score 5.0/5

 

The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)

A bit before it was hip, this indy film follows the life of Sebastian and his step-father who announces that he will be Sebastian’s step-mother.

Sebastian moves to England after the revelation, stays for nearly a year but comes back to the States to live with his step-mom, leaving a trail of self-destruction.

Not a great movie.

IMDB Score 6.9/10
Amazon Score 4.2/5

 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

The truth is: we landed on the moon before the Soviets because we detected a lunar impact and needed to get there first to investigate it.

Years later, the race is on to recover critical technology from the craft. That’s it, pretty much, not a lot of plot here. But the action is great. (There is enough of a plot for one twist, guess who the bad guy is…)

IMDB Score 6.3/10
Amazon Score 4.2/5

 

Sassy Pants (2012)

I watched this movie because it was free on Amazon Prime and because Martin Spanjers was in it (Rory from 8 Simple Rules). I was happy to see that it also featured Diedrich Bader from the Drew Carey Show.

Bethany is the valedictorian of her home school class. Of course, she’s the only student in that class. She has finally had enough of her over-protective, over-zealous and over-everything mother so she takes off to live with her gay father (Bader) and his husband.

Bethany tries to navigate life on her own, hoping to get into a fashion college.

This wasn’t that great a movie.

IMDB Score 6.2/10
Amazon Score 3.2/5

 

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)

A team of aliens take human form to investigate a remote planet, Earth. They have no real concept of human life and bumble their way through day-to-day living.

The entire cast is excellent and the show is consistently funny.

IMDB Score 7.8/10
Amazon Score 4.6/5

 

Captain Fantastic (2016)

A man lives with his children, rustically in the forest of the Pacific northwest. When his wife takes her own life, they travel to New Mexico to rescue her against her father’s wishes. Since the children are home-schooled but not registered, they all risk legal repercussions.

The description says that the family is learning to live in society, but the majority of the movie is them living in the wilderness, trying to rescue the mother’s remains and discovering the world as it intrudes on their lives.

An Amazon Choice, this is a great movie.

IMDB Score 8.0/10
Amazon Score 4.3/5

 

The Man in the High Castle (2015)

Amazon took on the Sci-Fi classic The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick.

In this alternate history, the axis forces won world war II and now occupy America.

I was turned onto this by a video review in Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine and it is living up to its hype.

IMDB Score 8.0/10
Amazon Score 4.3/5