Dead Again is one of those movies that leaves it all out on the field. It has excellent performances from Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson and Robin Williams (and, to a lesser extent, Andy Garcia and Derek Jacobi). I wouldn’t say it’s a great movie, and it certainly has some fresh ideas for the film noir mystery genre, but it comes up a bit short. Read the rest of this entry
In the 1980s, it wasn’t enough that your movie was an adventure. You had to give the audience more than that; you had to have a fresh take, even if you reused old ideas. So, your Frankenstein/sci-fi story also had to be a comedy… and a road movie… and have a romantic subplot… and challenge the very notion of what it means to be alive. You get all this and more in a movie that includes a scene where a robot and Ally Sheedy have weird sexual chemistry while dancing to a scene from Saturday Night Fever playing on a television. I give you Short Circuit! Read the rest of this entry
Iron Monkey is the sort of action movie that doesn’t bury the lead. Iron Monkey is the hero of the film, he’s a badass in the Robin Hood tradition and this movie gets right to the point – surreal kung fu fighting! Read the rest of this entry
Well, here’s the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As per tradition, there’s no information on the plot, but this time around, it’s even more sparse than usual. (See the first trailer here.) Based on this new information, I’ve got some thoughts and predictions. Read the rest of this entry
ME: Remember when I sorta hinted that I was going to review Battlefield Earth?
YOU: No. I don’t visit your site nearly as often as you think I do. Haven’t you noticed your traffic has been static for 3 years?
Anyway, fifteen-ish years after I saw it the first time and hated it, I rewatched Battlefield Earth… and it’s worse than I remember. Read the rest of this entry
I gotta be honest with ya; Interstellar had some cool ideas and I LOVE Christopher Nolan movies, but this movie didn’t work for me. I like that the Nolans trust me enough to appreciate the difference between a worm hole and black hole, but wow, they sure did f@ck up the ending. Here are 10(ish) points on the ending of Interstellar and why is ruined the movie. Read the rest of this entry