Now there’s something you don’t see everyday, Chauncey…. I have never heard of a crowd-funded Indian film before. In fact, I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of an independent Indian film, either. Nor is Out of Time much like any Indian film I’ve ever seen: for starters, it is remarkably short — a brisk […]
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I knew this was going to happen. After all, it keeps happening to the big green guy. Sooner or later, the Legendary American version of him was bound to end up back in the Seventies. I know, I know. You’re thinking “You mean the Sixties. After all, that’s when he fought King Kong before.” But, […]
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The best part about chasing after obscure movies is that every once in a while you find something you were not at all prepared to find, the kind of film which leaves you wondering why no one has grabbed the film and released it here in the US. But maybe this is one of those […]
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I’m going to tell you something you already know: A Quiet Place Part II is not as good as the first film. It is hardly a surprise. After all, the first film was a tour de force, the sort of film few mainstream directors try to make anymore. John Krasinski set several major challenges for […]
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There’s a joke Al Capp once told about his friend Orson Welles that comes to mind: somewhere in the Forties, one of the characters in his Li’l Abner comic strip remarks about Orson “He’s been a boy genius for as long as I can remember.” And that really sums up Kevin Smith for me. He […]
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There’s a moment in The Tomorrow War which you might call the “kitchen sink” moment, the point when you suspect someone said, “well, we’ve got everything else in here…” and tossed in that kitchen sink. I mean, there aren’t too many movies where someone finds an alien spaceship buried under the ice, then uses thermite […]
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(aka Invasion) I’ve wanted to see this one for a long time. Much to my surprise, though, it didn’t disappoint me. Let’s face it: the Russian blockbuster, Attraction, caught me off guard. I expected an Arrival mockbuster and instead got something extraordinary. But we all know that sequels rarely measure up to the original. Nor […]
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There is an iron rule of sequels which few movies — or movie series — manage to escape: Each new sequel is worse than the one before. Yes, I know there are exceptions — and even a few, like The Road Warrior which are better than the original. But that certainly isn’t true of the […]
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(aka The Unwelcomed, Alienator 2) A meteorite crashes to Earth during Max Page’s 73rd Birthday party. Only something survives and starts taking over Max. Before you know it, he’s rapidly getting younger and killing young women to drink their blood. Now the first real surprise here was seeing Richard Band’s name in the credits. Richard […]
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When I watch one of the SciFi (now “Syfy”) network’s collection of “originals.” the first question i ask is, “which movie are they ripping off this time?” Yeah, we know they do make the odd film or two which is actually original. But that’s a lot like finding a rare coin in your pocket change. […]
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