Beyond Skyline is at its best in its first half hour or so, as we see the alien invasion from the first film from the perspective of a new set of characters. I suspect much of the effects work may have been recycled from the first film as well. Not that it is as well […]Read more "Beyond Skyline (2017)"
This one is beyond me. Perhaps it all gets summed up in the first few moments of the film. On an alien world we see some sort of moon base with a huge laser cannon or possibly an antenna. The model is obviously meant to look like a model, the sort of lightly detailed model […]Read more "TerrorVision (1986)"
This is not a movie I would ever have imagined myself seeing in the theater. But stranger things have happened, and by some freak chance, I won two tickets to a limited pre-release showing. Mazinger Z got its start as a Manga and then an Anime back in 1972. It was the first to feature […]Read more "Mazinger Z: INFINITY (2017)"
And then there’s Klaus Kinski… Klaus earned the reputation for being a great actor thanks largely to a number of impressive films he did with Werner Herzog, most notably Aguirre: The Wrath of God. Part of his fame, I suspect, had as much to do with the stories of the epic battles between actor and […]Read more "Creature [Titan Find] (1985)"
The biggest problem with this one is that there just isn’t enough to it. That may seem a strange thing to say about a movie that features giant stop-motion alien monsters battling it out with each other; lots of alien spaceships in a dazzling number of designs; a “flying vacuum cleaner” drone; tiny leaping aliens; […]Read more "The Day Time Ended (1979)"
Antonio Margheriti never got the sort of reputation Mario Bava and some of his fellow Italian directors of the Sixties and Seventies have acquired. Nor does it seem all that likely that anyone is going to “rediscover” him any time soon, either under his own name or his usual Anthony M. Dawson pseudonym. You see, while he […]Read more "Alien from the Deep [Alien degli abissi] (1989)"