Shadowchaser (1992)

(aka, Project Shadowchaser) This is what you get when you combine Die Hard with your typical android-on-the-loose direct to video movie of the Nineties. We’ve got a high-rise hospital in a big, unspecified city of the future:  a team of mercenaries seize control of the place and take everyone hostage.  The FBI need help, so they […]

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Space Rage (1985)

At last!  An SF action movie that gives the hero of so many cheap Eighties action movies, Michael Paré, a chance to flex his acting muscles! This time, instead of playing the reluctant tough guy hero, he plays a dangerous felon who leads a prison break, delivering all his dialogue in sort of a mumbled […]

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RPG Metanoia (2010)

“Metanoia” refers to a moment of spiritual growth brought on by an act of penitence and true remorse for one’s actions.  As curious as naming a fictional video game after a Christian theological term may seem, it seems more curious that the main character of this film does, in fact, undergo such a change.  Perhaps […]

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Gorgo (1961)

It rather surprised me to learn that not only did Eugène Lourié — the prolific art designer who started his career with legendary French director Jean Renoir — direct Gorgo, but he also directed The Giant Behemoth and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, three of the better attempts to imitate Godzilla.  For that matter, they were […]

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The Great Wall (2016)

Let’s make one thing clear from the start:  despite what a lot of people have said, this is NOT a Chinese film. It is, in fact an American one, even if it was filmed mostly in China, with a largely Chinese cast and a legendary Chinese director. But it is an understandable mistake:  more than […]

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