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Names Is For Tombstones, Baby

The great Yaphet Kotto has passed away at the age of 81. The American actor was a powerful supporting player, injecting his presence into every film and television in which he appeared.  Stand-out film roles include Live And Let Die (1973), Blue [...]

March 16, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Johannes Roberts’ STORAGE 24

Take a measure of John Carpenter mixed spice (The Thing, Assault On Precinct 13), add a touch of Alien, a pinch of Shaun of the Dead and a smidgen of Die Hard, bring to the boil and rest. Now, get ready to serve-up Storage 24. Director Johannes [...]

March 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ALIEN RESURRECTION

Jean-Pierre Jeunet – 1997 Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien Resurrection is a solid entry into the Alien franchise. It’s better than Alien 3, but nowhere near as good as Alien or Aliens. The cast is good and they all do good work, but [...]

February 23, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Billy O’Brien’s SCINTILLA

Scintilla (also known as The Hybrid) shows once again that you don’t need a mega budget to deliver a captivating science fiction feature. Writer/director Billy O’Brien’s film may not break new ground in a narrative sense, but it works as a [...]

October 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: VIRUS

John Bruno – 1999 Virus is a highly derivative sci-fi/horror which hardly breaks new ground – but having said that, it’s schlocky B-movie fun. A cross between Alien, Terminator and Deep Rising, the film is directed by former [...]

September 22, 2020

How Ridley Scott Got It Wrong With PROMETHEUS

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus begins with the birth of mankind, in an over-blown prologue which sets the tone for things to come. We then cut to Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway (Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) who discover a map left [...]

June 18, 2020

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