Black Rocks jutting out of the sea. Plumes of steam rising here and there. Angry waves pounding the beach. A battered wooden weather station. And a lonely lighthouse perched atop the low island’s highest point. It is a harsh and desolate place that not many people would want to visit — let alone chose as […]Read more "Cold Skin (2017)"
What a strange film. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Gintama is the live action film adaptation of one of the many anime series out there, this one about an Edo era Japan where space aliens have come to Japan. While they originally came as visitors, that slowly changed and the Samurai […]Read more "Gintama (2017)"
This was Andrew Bellware’s first science fiction film. I’d long had the impression that Millennium Crisis was his first, but three years earlier, he made this cyberpunk detective story about a cop and his partner trying to find an important politician’s murderer in a dystopian future. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Bellware is one […]Read more "Pandora Machine (2004)"
Imagine. An Eighties creature feature with not one, but two mad scientists! And not just two mad scientists, but two complete secret laboratories full of gruesome violations of the natural order! And one of them is played by…Rod Steiger. Okay. I’m not making this up. Nor am I making up the fact that the other […]Read more "The Kindred (1987)"
This one has a bit of a cult following. It is also generally considered to be completely awful. Mind you, the two often go together, but this is one seriously strange film. It is actually fairly well made for a low budget effort, with moderately proficient British actors, interesting locations and some impressively nasty low fi […]Read more "Xtro (1982)"
It’s rare to find a remake that many think was better than the original film. In the world of science fiction, there are perhaps a handful of such films, like the 1988 remake of The Blob, John Carpenter’s The Thing, David Cronenbergs’s The Fly, and, of course, the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Now […]Read more "Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)"
“Many stories are told of Zaphod Beeblebrox’s journey to the Frogstar. Ten percent of them are ninety-five percent true, fourteen percent of them are sixty-five percent true, thirty-five percent of them are only five percent true, and all the rest of them are… told by Zaphod Beeblebrox” Somehow or other, listening to Alejandro Jodorowsky talk about […]Read more "Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)"