Some of these movies you can sum up with a single phrase: Giant scorpions on a sub. Mind you, we’re not talking a Snakes on a Plane rip-off. It’s more of an Aliens rip-off. A sub is lost under mysterious circumstances, the usual team of Marines in sent in to clean up the mess, and […]
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Part of the joy of seeking out new movies is finding the unexpected. Mind you, sometimes it isn’t just the movies which offer unexpected discoveries, but a good film will open up a view on a corner of the world we’ve never noticed before. And that’s certainly true of Paradox Lost, which is more than […]
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Monsters of Man was one of those films I’d been meaning to get to for a long time. That happens. I’d heard a few good words about it, and the trailers were excellent, but I never paid too much attention for one reason or another. But it is one of those solid action films which proves […]
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I find it rather disconcerting that Rutger Hauer with a mustache looks uncannily like Stacy Keach. But I suppose that isn’t exactly the oddest thing about Redline. A smuggler, John Anderson Wade, and his team have successfully stolen some incredible new Russian tech — bio-organic chips which have sort of a pulsing, heart-shaped organic blob […]
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You have got to be kidding! There are moments which leave you wondering “what diseased mind came up with this?” And then there are moments like this one. Let’s face it: the moment it appeared on the screen, everyone in the room started laughing hysterically. And for a very long time. One of those laughs […]
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I sometimes wonder, when I am watching a children’s film, whether any child out there would actually be entertained by it. That is certainly my reaction to Supersonic Saucer. Mind you, I may just be grumpy because the same footage of the eponymous “Saucer” keeps getting reused over and over. With the exact same music […]
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Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m speechless. Floored. I have no idea what to make of this movie. Seriously. I mean, I can tell you what it isn’t. That’s a lot easier than trying to explain what it is. Well, I can tell you that this was the first science fiction movie made in Israel. But […]
Read more "Sheder Min Ha’Atid [Message from the Future] (1981)"
There’s something about the old silent comedies I’m afraid we’ve lost. You just can’t find that anarchic spirit of fun movies once had. Come to think of it, you used to be able to find almost the same uninhibited knock-down drag-out humor on display in the newspaper comics published around that same time. I suppose […]
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(aka, The New Gladiators) Okay, this one caught me off guard. You have to remember that this is an Italian Science Fiction film from the Eighties, when their film industry was busy churning out lots of Star Wars rip-offs, Mad Max rip-offs and Alien rip-offs. Made with very little money, international casts who couldn’t even […]
Read more "I guerrieri dell’anno 2072 [Warriors of the Year 2072] (1984)"
The best part about The Hyperions is that I had no idea that this film even existed until I stumbled over it the other day. I try to keep an eye on the new independent films that are coming out, but I’ll admit I haven’t paid enough attention lately. Obviously not, if I missed something […]
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