My six year old nephew saw the trailer for this film and immediately knew that he had to see it. And, what’s more, he pestered me half to death for days because we ran out of time the night we started it and only got to see the first half hour or so. The end result, […]Read more "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)"
There is a moment in Brett Piper‘s latest film that looked incredibly familiar: a stop motion mutant takes on a handful of giant alien bug things (“Clickers”) and pounds them in an impressive show of strength. I knew I’d seen those moves before. But an instant later I realized that the creature was moving just like the […]Read more "Outpost Earth (2017)"
I find myself thinking of 28 Days Later. Not because this film particularly resembles it, but because both are exceedingly well made British efforts which offer new – and surprisingly realistic – variations on the old zombie film. Not that Hide and Creep‘s supercilious Video Clerk Chuck would call either one a zombie film. Instead, The […]Read more "The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)"
Let’s make on thing clear: “Adam Starks” is not the name of the hero of some forgotten Gerry Anderson show. Instead, he is a Nineteen year old Writer/Director, who has made four films to date, with the help of his friend Joshua Copeland – who stars with him in all four. Travelers is his latest. […]Read more "Travelers (2017)"
This must have seemed like a good idea to someone in Hollywood. One can almost imagine the process: “hey, we’ve done well with realistic space films like Gravity and Interstellar…and we’re packing the teenagers in with these angsty romances…I know! We’ll combine the two!” Or was there a Reese’s commercial moment when two aides carrying […]Read more "The Space Between Us (2017)"
I’l confess to being somewhat puzzled by this one. Now, as I’ve pointed out before, it seems to be a point of honor that Jules Verne movies can’t be based on the original books, except in the most tangential sort of way. And, I should note, frequently they’re played for comedy, no matter how serious the […]Read more "Tajemství Ocelového mesta [The Secret of Steel City] (1979)"
It’s always an iffy proposition to watch a classic. You never know whether it will live up to the hype, or prove an utter disappointment. And this is particularly true when we’re talking about a classic BAD film. Now, there is an important distinction here, between the merely bad film, which is nothing more than sloppily made, […]Read more "“Turkish Star Wars” Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam [The Man Who Saves the World] (1982)"