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Notebook Reviews: PITCH BLACK

David Twohy – 2000 Pitch Black is a hugely enjoyable sci-fi action film in the mould of Aliens. This David Twohy directed film has brilliant tension and some very good special effects. It shows the star power of Vin Diesel – who is very [...]

March 24, 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: The Wachowski’s JUPITER ASCENDING

Jupiter Ascending is the Wachowskis’ best film since 1999’s The Matrix. The 2015 film may be over-stuffed with ideas and have enough plot to fill a trilogy but you can’t fault the spectacle that the siblings have put onscreen. The story is a [...]

February 20, 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

THE PREDATOR: Getting The Gang Together

A motley crew is defined as an assembly of individuals of various backgrounds, appearance, and character that come together for a single cause. Utilising this as the centrepiece of a narrative has been a hallmark of cinema for many years now, [...]

September 4, 2018

Obituary: Bill Paxton 1955 – 2017

Bill Paxton died on February 25 2017 following a stroke after heart surgery. He was 61 years old. I grew up with Bill Paxton on screen. He was a pleasure to watch, an actor who straddled the line between leading man and character actor. Paxton was [...]

February 27, 2017

DVD Review: SCINTILLA Is An Enjoyable Hybrid Sci-Fi Movie

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 [...]

July 19, 2014

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