The one thing I learned from this movie is that I don’t recognize Jesse Ventura without his mustache. Everything else about it I know. Galactic Police officer chases rogue officer. Check. Super soldiers. Check. Alien impregnation followed by rapid birth of the child. Check. Agent sent to keep a woman and her son safe from […]Read more "Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)"
I am in the minority on this one. Ghost Source Zero has generally received rather poor reviews and I’ll admit you could list quite a catalog of flaws if you chose. But then, that’s true of a lot of low-budget and Independent films. However, this is a remarkably intelligent film, filled with all sorts of […]Read more "Ghost Source Zero (2017)"
(aka Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher) Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Running Man is a copy of this film. Now we all know it didn’t have too much to do with the novel by “Richard Bachman” (aka Stephen King) as the plot, characters and settings are so different. Nor is it really all that close to Robert […]Read more "Turkey Shoot (1982)"
So, we’re going to hire a mercenary to hunt down some…ummmmmm…“Mutant Androids” that are ten times stronger than a normal man, so naturally we’re going to hire the guy who is going to fight them with… His bare hands. I suppose it would make more sense if you knew this one was directed by Tim […]Read more "Mutant Hunt (1987)"
Let’s get this straight right now: the title of this film does not fit it at all. I have to wonder whether this is because its Korean title does not translate well. But one thing is clear: there are no ghosts on display here. Instead, we have a young man with a remarkable gift, who […]Read more "Cho-neung-ryeok-ja [Haunters] (2010)"
It’s a bad sign when a movie debuts in January. I’m not sure it had anything to do with Underwater or its perceived limitations: it appears to have had a lot more to do with Disney’s takeover of Fox. But it did have the expected effect as no one seems to have rushed to the […]Read more "Underwater (2020)"
I keep finding, when I re-watch some of the films I grew up with in the Eighties, that I see them in a new and unexpected light. Frequently I find myself liking them more than I did back then. I suppose that’s because I no longer expect each new science fiction film to be the […]Read more "The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)"
I’m not sure what to make of this one. Partly this is because it starts in one place, turns into something else and goes off the deep end at the finish. We have a group of children chosen to go into space, an assassination attempt that leaves them stranded on an alien planet, a bit […]Read more "Assassinaut (2019)"
Bragging rights. That was how Jamie Lee Curtis summed up her role in Virus: when a fellow actor complains about how awful the bad film they did was, she can always show off her clips and say, oh yeah? I was in Virus! Now I’m not convinced Virus ever reaches such epic heights of badnesss. […]Read more "Virus (1999)"
Do you remember the days when movies used to be fun? Maybe that’s not entirely fair, but let’s face it, there aren’t as many movies out there anymore that exist just to give the audience an hour and a half of cinematic fun. Instead they get bogged down in messages, political posturing, global warming, over […]Read more "Axcellerator (2020)"