sci-fi

DVD Review: Get Lost In Space With Sci-Fi Thriller BLACK BOX

Back in 2014, director Angel Delgado showed huge promise with his feature film debut, Brothers’ Day. The gritty crime thriller shone a light on the gang culture which prevails across England. For his follow-up film Black Box, Delgado has opted for [...]

May 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BAD TASTE

Peter Jackson – 1987 Forget Lord Of The Rings, this is Peter Jackson‘s true masterpiece! Bad Taste will not be for everyone – but this is a hugely enjoyable tongue-in-cheek low budget schlock fest with some wonderful practical [...]

May 19, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: John Frankenheimer’s SECONDS

John Frankenheimer’s 1996 film, Seconds is a wonderfully oblique paranoia thriller with a career best performance from Rock Hudson. Dark and thought-provoking, this is the type of movie that led to Hollywood’s hard-edged cinematic output [...]

May 4, 2021

Tedious Teaser For THE TOMORROW WAR

This teaser trailer for The Tomorow War is only 30 seconds long and you know exactly how the movie is going to shake-out. More over-reaching slam-bam action and CGI. I find Chris Pratt‘s (on and off) screen persona tedious and I feel that [...]

May 1, 2021

Notebook Reviews: HOLLOW MAN

Paul Verhoeven – 2000 Hollow Man might not be one of Paul Verhoeven‘s finest films, but this is still enjoyable due to its good cast (Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin) and top-notch special effects.  The cast work with the [...]

April 30, 2021

Notebook Reviews: VANILLA SKY

Cameron Crowe – 2001 Writer/director Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky is a masterpiece. Crowe’s ‘cover version’ of Alejandro Amenábar’s Open Your Eyes is a glossy and surreal romantic-drama-sci-fi-thriller. Tom [...]

April 28, 2021

The Mighty Richard Donner

The mighty Richard Donner turned 91 years old on 24 April 2021. Donner is one of the all-time great Hollywood directors who cut his teeth in advertising and television, working on some of the most iconic shows of the 1960s and 1970s (The Twilight [...]

April 24, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MARS ATTACKS!

Tim Burton – 1996 Mars Attacks! is a fantastic Tim Burton directed effort, which is hugely underrated. It doesn’t get enough appreciation.  The cast on display here is out of this world – Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah [...]

April 19, 2021

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