Prometheus was Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction. The trailers looked beautiful, the cast was impressive, and the fact that it was a prequel to Alien got people even more excited. The movie was release and…. Well, it had some flaws. I love Prometheus. It’s not a movie for everyone. I understand that. It’s a complicated film that is at times deliberately obstinant. It forces the audience to connect the […]
The Man of Steel is the first non-Nolan fiscally successful DC movie in decades. That makes me happy. If only for the reason that we’ll hopefully get more DC characters that are brought to the big screen. Hopefully they will be treated with more grace and finesse than Superman. The Man of Steel is an interesting conundrum. It, from the get-go, jettisons everything that I hold dear about the […]
The Terminator just got a massive shot of adreniline. Arnold Schwarzenegger has just confirmed that he’s officially starring in the as yet untitled Terminator 5, and here’s the kicker, as the Terminator. Many had supposed that if Schwarzenegger was to return to the franchise it would be as the human counterpart that the original Terminators were based on due to his age…and the fact that Terminators don’t age. I’m hoping […]
No, It’s Really Good is going to be a recurring column in which I examine overlooked or under appreciated films. Today’s film is Star Trek III: Search For Spock. Maybe this is an extremely unpopular opinion but I’d put Star Trek III: The Search For Spock up against any film in the franchise. Let’s take a quick step backwards and remember some of the history that got us to […]
John Dies At The End isn’t your typical film. That is to say it fits right in with Don Coscarelli‘s normal fair. The director of such masterpieces as Bubba Ho-Tep, The Beast Master and Phantasm has produced yet another interesting and unique piece of cinematic joy. This film is based on a novel, of the same name, and it feels like it. The film’s heavily narrated style seems right […]
Many people have been confused/attempting to decipher the references within Into Darkness. Here’s a video that will help you decode the many references layered within the film. The reviewer has a very specific point of view about both Trek and this film. This video may not be for everyone but the video definitely has some neat points that I didn’t even catch.
There are many words that one could use to describe Joseph Kosinski’s sophomore slump. Pedantic, pedestrian, and plebeian are just a few. Oblivion’s cinematography is gorgeous. And that’s really the only positive thing the film has going for it. There are so many areas in which the film could have been really fun but just ended up being a stale facsimile of its obvious influences. The film forces on Tom […]
Into Darkness is the film that Trek fans have been waiting years to see. With the resounding success that Abram’s Star Trek was, many assumed that a sequel would be rushed into theatres. But Abrams opted to take the time to really create the sequel that the fans and movie going public deserved. How does Into Darkness compare to it’s eleven predecessors? Well, it’s no Nemesis. You can breathe […]
Dudes in rubber suits will never get old. I simply adore watching grown men garbed in foam and latex beat the ever living shit out of each other. The Guyver is one of those movies that is best discovered on VHS. It’s also almost a viewing requirement that you smuggle it home from school in a backpack and wait for your parents to either go to sleep or leave […]
People love Simon Pegg. I’m definitely one of those people. I can’t help it. He’s charming, funny, and a massive nerd. I love just about everything he’s in. Well, today two new posters have premiered for his new film The World’s End. Think the apocalypse but with more beer. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer too.
Well, it’s official. Lucasfilm is going to produce a Star Wars TV show set in between Episodes 3 and 4. It will chronicle the Rebel Alliance’s founding. The show is supposedly set to premier in late 2014. While some are still sad that the Clone Wars is dead, this will undoubtedly ease their pain. Details are a few and far between currently, but in addition to the video […]
Video Game movies suck. They just do. Previous to a few nights ago I had never seen a video game movie that didn’t feel like a pale facsimile of something else. I don’t know what it is about the Video Game medium but their intellectual properties rarely transition well. Double Dragon is a notable exception. Jesus. Double Dragon, my friend. Double Dragon. Have you seen Double […]
Let met tell you the only two things you need to know about this cinematic hidden gem known as Eyeborgs: It’s got robots in it and it’s starring Adrian Paul. Yes, ROBOTS and Mr. Highlander the TV Series himself Adrian Paul. If that’s not enough for you, I don’t know what to tell you. I can’t help you. No one can. I’m praying to Ed Wood for […]
District B13 The French, man. The French kick ass. Regardless of what certain Fox News correspondents would have you believe, the French know how to get things done. The subject of our discussion today, or rather just my inane ramblings, is the French action picture District B13. Famed French writer/director Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri pen an incredibly dense action packed script that Pierre Morel executes with devastating […]
Have you ever been on a really bad date? Like a date that just wouldn’t end? And the person you’re on a date with is trying so hard to make it fun? Like they keep repeating ‘oh, cool is this?’ or ‘I’m having a really great time, aren’t you?’ But nobody is really having a good time, are they? No. Both parties are just attempting to stave off the soul […]