Virus (1999)

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. […]

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The Mind’s Eye (2015)

It came as a bit of a surprise that I actually liked this one. I didn’t think much of Joe Begos’ first film, Almost Human, about a man who is abducted by aliens then returns years later as something no longer human. It was meant as an homage to those old Eighties unstoppable killer films, […]

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Hologram Man (1995)

Some movies have the same rigid formality as a classic Greek Play or Japanese Noh Drama, whose traditional structures only allow for minor variations on the basic story framework. When we’re talking about Nineties direct to video movies, clearly Hologram Man was such a film. Everything you’d expect from a Nineties DTV action movie is […]

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Sky Pirates (1986)

Raiders of the Lost Ark has to be one of the most copied films of all time. You don’t have to look too hard to find copies made in the US — offhand one thinks of The Jewel of the Nile, King Solomon’s Mines and High Road to China, but it isn’t much harder to find […]

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The Vulture (1966)

(Spoilers ahead, but who cares?) I think the operative word here is “mess.” I mean, I assume that someone making this thing had some idea of what it was all supposed to be about, but unfortunately, he didn’t chose to share with us. A grave breaks open, and a giant bird-man thing bursts out.  The […]

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Jupiter Ascending (2015)

This film is utterly and completely absurd in every way.  It throws everything imaginable at the screen, then grabs whatever is left and throws that too – along with any leftover reason and common sense they might have had. I like it. The Wachowski Brothers – now just billing themselves as “The Wachowskis” – rocketed to […]

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