Angel of Destruction (1994) – Crazy for action

Angel of Destruction, how could you possibly pass up a movie with a title that good? It has everything you could want too, from kickboxers in comically intense fight scenes, to a weird Cold War undercurrent, and pop star strippers performing original songs. It is a cheesy, seedy, and dark film where justice gets served hot, and the women do a lot of arse-kicking…

Samurai Cop (1991) – You’d better buckle up

What better way to kick off the year than with a fantastic piece of Hollywood imitating, Japanese culture appropriating, nigh unreleased cinema by an Iranian writer-director with an American Dream? This is a wild ride complete with shootouts and fist fights aplenty, flamboyant Costa Rican waiters, and Samurai Cop making passes at any pretty woman within 100 yards…

Mutant Girls Squad (2010) – Cowabunga dudes

If you haven’t already checked out a Japanese splatter film, you’re missing out. In fact, this is a pretty good a place to start, considering it is one of the more plot driven of the lot. Although, as with any truly great movie, the plot is mostly there to string a bunch of awesomely ludicrous action and effects scenes together. It sets a pretty relentless pace from the get go as the girls plough through soldiers and civilians alike in this slaughter fiesta…

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) – Shockingly terrible? Hell yeah!

There’s plenty to enjoy in this delightful display of cinematic ineptitude, just not in the way it was intended. For starters the production on this romantic-eco-thriller looks worse than any student project I’ve been part of, and that’s saying something. Writer and director James Nguyen has outdone himself on every level with Birdemic…