the terminator

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Is 30 Years Old

For better or for worse, James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day helped usher in the age of CGI-fueled blockbusters when it was released back in 1991. The liquid metal effects of the T-1000 showed audiences a brave new cinematic world and [...]

July 4, 2021

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: 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

Uncovering Curiosities: Richard Stanley’s HARDWARE

It’s hard to believe that Richard Stanley’s Hardware is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This science fiction horror marked Stanley’s directorial debut and it showed him to be a unique voice in the world of genre filmmaking.  Stanley was on [...]

October 16, 2020

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

Uncovering Curiosities: Caradog W. James’ THE MACHINE

Low budget science fiction films are able to play with bigger themes than their larger budget counterparts. They don’t have to worry about appealing to a mass audience in order to recoup their cost, meaning that they can play a little fast and [...]

August 31, 2020

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