This is one of the most absurd movies ever made. I love it. It shreds the classic, near perfect Ray Bradbury story it’s based on into tiny, unrecognizable pieces. I love it. Its so called science makes less sense than anything you’ll find in any Fifties SF film. And I do mean any of them. […]Read more "A Sound of Thunder (2005)"
Once again I find myself enjoying a film that a lot of people absolutely hated. To put this in perspective, I saw it within a day or two of seeing Venom — which I also enjoyed. In my review for Predator 2 I pointed out how much of the Predator mythology came from the second film — and […]Read more "The Predator (2018)"
(aka The Incredible Invasion) I’ve mentioned before that “Firsts” tend to be disappointing. In fact, their greatest virtue is generally that they are a first. But, sadly, “Lasts” are nearly always painful, and not just because they are the last. All too often, directors, writers and actors fall out of fashion or find it harder […]Read more "Alien Terror [Invasión siniestra] (1971)"
Wow. Just what we really needed. A SyFy Network remake/sequel/reboot/re-imagining of a TV Movie from the Seventies. It’s really not quite clear which one this is as the story is quite different, although it does still revolve around the idea of a Yeti straying close to a ski resort and eating people. And it is […]Read more "Snow Beast (2011)"
This one was depressing. Now, I’ve been intrigued by the notion of Toho producing a big scale Godzilla Anime since I first heard of the project, particularly when I heard that it would be set in a far future, in a world where Godzilla has ruled for thousands of years. When the first of the […]Read more "Godzilla: The Planet Eater [Gojira: hoshi wo kû mono] (2018)"
(aka Enemy from Space) This is one of the lost treasures of the Fifties SF boom. I suppose it doesn’t help that the original Quatermass serials never played in the United States, or that the most successful and highly regarded film in the series, Quatermass and the Pit (renamed Five Million Years to Earth in […]Read more "Quatermass 2 (1957)"
A young man wakes from a nightmare about masked men murdering everyone in his office to find everyone dead. When he calls his emergency number, a team of assassins try to kill him. His wife doesn’t know him, his friends all seem to be working for whoever is trying to get him, and his bullet […]Read more "Suspect Device (1995)"