Gintama (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 […]

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Pandora Machine (2004)

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 […]

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Xtro (1982)

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 […]

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Spring (2014)

“I’d still like to grab coffee or something, sometime. Because I think you’re the most attractive person I’ve ever seen. But that doesn’t outweigh that you might be a mental patient and I gotta make sure that you’re the kind of crazy I can deal with. “ This is a truly remarkable film. But then, […]

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Galaxy of Terror (1981)

(aka, Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror Planet of Horrors, Quest) This one was Roger Corman’s first attempt to make an Alien rip off.  it would not be his last. But it is also one of the better ones. A hand-picked crew is sent on a rescue mission by the Master of their planet.  A spaceship […]

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Alien Blood (1999)

I’m not quite sure what to make of this one. The first half hour or so more or less makes sense — and is actually reasonably well done for a very low budget film.  At the eve of the millennium, a mysterious blonde woman and her daughter flee the mysterious group of commandos who are […]

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