The Cat Returns is, to my knowledge, the only semi-sequel feature film that Studio Ghibli has ever put out (ignoring shorts made for museums). It’s also one… Read more “Anime Review: The Cat Returns (2002)”
If the The 8-Bit Generation was a documentary that had the unpleasant habit of painting over the truth of Jack Tramiel’s run on Commodore in an appeal to… Read more “Film Review: Viva Amiga!”
I like retro computing – I grew up on Apple II computers at my school and an Atari 800 computer at home, with a Commodore 84 &… Read more “Film Review: The 8-Bit Generation”
A while back I reviewed Andrei Tarkovsky’s classic science fiction film Solaris. However, of the various films in Tarkovsky’s filmography, while Solaris was and is extremely well regarded,… Read more “Film Review: Stalker (1979)”
Silent Running is a weird film to talk about. It’s clearly a film that wants to be a response to 2001: A Space Odyssey, made in the… Read more “Film Review: Silent Running (1972)”
Doomsday is, in short, director Neil Marshall’s amalgamation of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York and The Road Warrior (with a side of Beyond Thunderdome), and the… Read more “Movie Review: Doomsday (2008)”
I enjoy a good haunted house film – like Poltergeist and the Woman in Black. When this film, adapting a novel by Richard Matheson which was in… Read more “Movie Review: The Legend of Hell House”
In the original Mission: Impossible television series, one of the recurring antagonists outside of the Not-Soviets was the Syndicate, a mysterious criminal organization that was something of… Read more “Film Review: Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation”
Going into this film, it’s important to note that this is a Ninja film released in the early-to-mid 1980s (depending on how you look at it), from… Read more “Movie Review: Ninja III – The Domination”
Bodacious Space Pirates was a show, back from 2012, which was a fantastic anime series, which had all the fun of old-school Juvenile SF, but without the… Read more “Anime Review: Bodacious Space Pirates – Abyss of Hyperspace”
Wizards is what I’d describe as the first film in Ralph Bakshi’s trilogy of fantasy epics – this film, Fire and Ice (which I previously reviewed at… Read more “Movie Review: Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards”
This past weekend the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come out, and I’m giving my thoughts on the film. (more…)
I saw the latest installment of the Legendary Films Godzilla Cinematic Universe! Here are my thoughts (mostly spoiler free) on Kong: Skull Island. Please refrain from spoilers until 4/15/2016, to give people at least a month to see the film. (more…)
The 2016 Ghostbusters film ended up being a hurricane of controversy – depending on where you were on the internet, if you liked the film you were… Read more “Film Review: Ghostbusters (2016)”
Michael Crichton has never encountered a piece of technology that didn’t scare the crap out of him, to such a degree that he reminds me a lot… Read more “Film Review: Westworld (1973)”
God Told Me To is an interesting exploitation film. On the one hand, it’s a pretty clear-cut science fiction film on a lot of levels, but on another… Read more “Film Review: God Told Me To (1976)”
I really like anthology films – particularly when it comes to horror. Anthology films let you take a brief period of time to tell an exciting, concise… Read more “Film Review: Extraordinary Tales”
King Kong is a film that is widely held as a classic of cinema – with some of the iconic monster photography in cinema. It is a… Read more “Film Review: King Kong (1933)”
You know the old joke of Slasher films having “30 minutes with jerks”. This film is more like “90 minutes with jerks”.
It’s interesting having viewed the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers after I’ve seen the remake. It’s interesting to see how many beats the remake cribbed from the… Read more “Film Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)”
What’s worse than a horror film that’s bad? A horror film that’s bad because it’s boring and annoying. This is the issue with Death Valley, a slasher… Read more “Film Review: Death Valley (1982)”
Phase IV is an underrated, very weird film – the only dramatic film directed by Saul Bass, who is best known as designing the movie posters and… Read more “Film Review: Phase IV”
Dark Angel (originally released as I Come in Peace in the US) is the film I wish Predator 2 was.
This Halloween we have a review of another Cronenberg film, with The Brood.