Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell Director: Nacho Vigalondo Gloria (Hathaway) is a barely functioning alcoholic and sometime writer who lives with her handsome British boyfriend in New York. When he tires of her behavior, he kicks her out, she decides to move back to her old home town to try to get herself… Continue reading Colossal (2016)
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Director: Ridley Scott A lot has been said about the Alien franchise, but this is the film that started them all. Opening on the quiet ship, it feels almost dreamlike as they crew is gently awakened from cryo-sleep, and wander through the soft, light toned interior of the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Alien (1979)
You know I love movies and talking about movies, so I always like doing podcasts with different people, and well, talking about movies. This episode of Talking Stars is all about the Aliens Franchise, and has a very special guest star (It's me!). Please head over and follow these guys, and give the podcast… Continue reading Talking Stars Podcast: Aliens Franchise Guest Starring Hermione Flavia
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada Director: Daniel Espinosa Imagine you're picked up as a little thing from your home planet and taken care of by kind alien beings. Then one day, something goes wrong in your space and you curl up to protect yourself. You're then electrocuted, and discover that in… Continue reading Life (2017)
Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray Director: Robert Wise A flying saucer comes to Earth and lands, setting the world on it's head. What does it want? Why is it here? From it emerges a humanoid alien in a suit, which the US army shots at. Then a 7ft robot… Continue reading Classic Film Of The Week: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
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)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Josh Duhamel Director: Michael Bay I know that it's the popular thing to dislike these films. Like if a film is big, and you like it, you couldn't possibly be an intellectual. But you know what? I don't care. I had an awesome time at this movie. I… Continue reading Preview: Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Starring: Scarlet Johannson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche Director: Rupert Sanders I'm going to have to be a bit unpopular and say that I actually enjoyed this film. I remember watching the anime years ago, but I don't remember that much about it, but that I liked it. It was cool and it also… Continue reading Ghost In The Shell (2017)
In a dystopian future, humanity is living underground in individual, one room bunkers, to outlive the disease that’s razing humanity on the surface. In small groups of seven, the survivors communicate through an interface where they can group chat and build relationships. But there are pressures living underground, and when one of their number becomes unbearable, they breach the system and exclude him from their group, which starts off a chain of events.
Isolated from all but each other, the tensions within the group are drawn to the fore, and we can only watch as they go through their routines which are all they have to keep them sane. And we can only watch when things start to go wrong and someone starts to kill members of the group one by one.
What’s really going on? How can someone be entering their cells without catching the disease outside? Is it…
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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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