Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride Director: Ridley Scott The crew of a pilgrim ship heading for a new world are woken by an accident 7 years from their destination, and the deaths of their crew make them wary of re-entering cryosleep. Enter a chance transmission from a habitable planet right nearby,… Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017)
One of my friends is an actor, and as someone who has to face rejection in auditions on a daily basis, he has moments when he has to deal with thoughts about not being good enough and what success really means, and self esteem crushing things of that nature. His big trick for getting through those dark feelings of not being good enough, he always says, is to watch Ed Wood.
Ed Wood was an American writer/director who was most active in the 50’s and 60’s, and his film Plan 9 from Outer Space, a film about aliens coming to Earth and reanimating the dead in order to take over the planet, is credited as being the worst film ever made. But his sheer enthusiasm for films and film making, his ability to keep on creating and motivating other people to pay for his films, or agree to star…
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By now you must know how much we love a horror franchise, and this time around I thought we'd take a look at Alien, which started in 1979, and has had sequels, spin offs, reboots, games and even restaurants and bars made out of it. OK, so it's a sci fi, survival horror but it… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Alien (1979 – )
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman Director: Roland Emmerich I remember when Independence Day it came out. It was a huge blockbuster, with one liners, an ensemble cast, and that shot of the White House being blown up. At the time, for some reason, than ending didn't seem improbable, it was just all big fun. This… Continue reading Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr Director: Dan Trachtenberg Set in the same narrative world as the events of Cloverfield, but not exactly a sequel. Or a prequel. (A sidequel?) This film is more of a thriller than the sci-fi movie that it's predecessor is. In this film, a young woman is… Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Logline: An officer who has never seen combat is forced into a suicide mission against an alien race that has attacked Earth. When he is killed, he finds himself waking up over and over again to live out the same battle. Genre: Science Fiction Director: Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt I love a… Continue reading Film Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)