It definitely gets your attention when a film stars Gregory Peck, Lawrence Olivier and James Mason, with a remarkable collection of great actors in minor roles, including Denholm Elliot, Michael Gough, legendary Radio star John Dehner, Academy Award winner Rosemary Harris, a very young Steve Guttenberg, and even (for those of us who care about […]Read more "The Boys from Brazil (1978)"
It’s hard to believe that this is a Fifties film. It certainly doesn’t look like most of your typical Fifties SF films: for one thing, it is in color. I’ll admit that is hardly unknown, and even some fairly early films like Flight to Mars (1951) were in color, but it is certainly rare for that staple SF […]Read more "4D Man (1959)"
Curt Siodmak is best remembered for writing Donovan’s Brain. He actually had a rather long and busy career writing screenplays with the occasional novel or short story thrown in, but let’s face it, people rarely notice who actually wrote their favorite movies — even though we pay a lot of attention to who may have […]Read more "Hauser’s Memory (1970)"
This one is bad. So bad that I have to wonder if it were intended as a pilot for a new TV series and when that failed, about thirty minutes of padding was added to turn it into a TV movie. Whatever the case, it’s bad. After twenty five minutes of a totally unrelated sequence […]Read more "The Lucifer Complex (1978)"
This one has long been one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Now, as I’ve pointed out before, the true guilty pleasure film is not the terrible film we laugh at and enjoy because it is so awful. It is a film which we know is not a great film — or perhaps even a good […]Read more "Starship Invasions (1977)"
(aka Power.com) In one of his interviews, legendary TV producer Dan Curtis talked about how easy it was to produce a TV movie in the Seventies: he would pitch his idea to, perhaps, two people, and would get an answer on the spot. The result was what seems to have been the Golden Age of […]Read more "Menno’s Mind (1997)"