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The Genius Of Bill Paxton

The great Bill Paxton was a pleasure to watch. Paxton was an actor who straddled the line between leading man and character actor and he was adept at comedy and drama, starring in movies and TV shows, in roles small and large. I went through a [...]

February 25, 2022

James Cameron’s TERMINATOR

James Cameron’s 1984 breakthrough movie, The Terminator was a tight and lean scI-fi/thriller – a film that played much like a horror. Schwarzenegger’s unstoppable robotic force was a terrifying villain that couldn’t be reasoned with. It [...]

June 6, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Michael Biehn’s THE VICTIM

Michael Biehn’s 2011 film, The Victim is a grim and gritty grindhouse-style thriller. The actor-turned-director shows that years spent hanging around film sets with the likes of James Cameron, Michael Bay and Robert Rodriguez have paid off, as he [...]

April 23, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE TERMINATOR

James Cameron – 1984 The Terminator is tight, taut and tense. James Cameron‘s low budget actioner is near perfect. The 1984 scf-fi thriller marked the first collaboration between the director and Arnold Schwarzenegger and the duo have [...]

October 14, 2020

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: DEAR GOD NO! Is A Grindhouse Nightmare

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez really opened a cinematic Pandora ’s Box when the made Grindhouse (Death Proof and Planet Terror). It unleashed a long dormant style of filmmaking that has led to some really good movies (Michael Biehn’s [...]

January 26, 2013

DVD Review: ACT OF VALOUR Verges On Hotshots! Style Parody

Act of Valour (or Act of Valor if you hail from the US) is a terrible film. I have to say that up front. I was going to beat about the bush and say how much I admire filmmakers who try to give audiences something different, pushing the boundaries of [...]

August 1, 2012

Review: ALIEN 3 Is A Cinematic Failure

I want to enjoy David Fincher’s Alien 3, but I have to admit that it is a failure. Sure, a few things work, like the Alien-o-vision, the visuals and score, but apart from that it’s a disappointing endeavour that fails to live up to the films [...]

June 3, 2012