Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

I learned something new about Doctor Who from watching this film. Or maybe I should say “something old,” It’s been a long time since I saw this one, and my perspective has changed considerably.  I saw it long before the current revival series, , and, in fact, before I’d actually seen William Hartnell’s version of […]

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

(Spoilers ahead.  Read at your own risk.) For a long time it seemed as if every Science Fiction film had to have a “Stargate” sequence like 2001.  Even a normally sensible director like Brian DePalma fell into the trap in Mission To Mars. But it’s been a long time since I saw one.  A very […]

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Space Amoeba [Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû] (1970)

(aka, Gezora, Ganimes, and Kamoebas: Decisive Battle! Giant Monsters of the South Seas; Yog: Monster from Space) This is one of the stranger Kaiju Eiga films Toho made.  One might almost be tempted to say the strangest if it weren’t for Godzilla’s Revenge and Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster. Although, as you’d expect, many of the […]

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Mac and Me (1988)

They should have called this one “Product Placement and Me.” Seriously.  I have never seen so many product placements in one film in all my life.  I mean, how many films have you seen where they discover that Coca-Cola is the alien’s natural diet? While you are contemplating the oddness of a planet where the […]

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