How To Kill Production Value: Freejack (1992)

Production value isn’t something most people think about when watching a movie, though it’s there, and it’s crucial. In this instance I’m referring to vehicles though the same thing can be said about other aspects of production, such as locations, buildings, clothing and physical props. I happened to be watching Freejack, a somewhat cheesy movie […]

Trailer Into REaction: Superman: Solar (2023) | Fan Film

I’m not typically into fan-made products because while the love for a particular franchise may come through, the production value doesn’t tend to do the same. And while Superman: Solar isn’t particularly cinematic and the lighting, is at best, uneven, you can tell director/writer Andrew List cares about the character. And that’s a quality missing […]

What Happened to The Predator?

I’m watching The Nice Guys (2016) and it’s hilarious in a darkly comedic way though it me wonder… Having been written by Shane Black and Anthony Bagarozzi, it really works narratively (which might have something to do with Black having written Lethal Weapon along with Jeffrey Boam. The Nice Guys is essentially a buddy dramedy). […]

New Amsterdam, Season 2, Episode 1: Your Turn

I’ve really been getting into New Amsterdam lately – such as the power of Netflix – though the nature of such shows isn’t typically appealing to me, namely they tend to be soapy. And that’s not to say that New Amsterdam doesn’t have its moments but overall it’s dramatic without being overly so. To those […]

Stop With The Drones Already!

One of the things I look for in movies, be they horror or otherwise, is a ‘cinematic’ look, which I often have difficulty describing though what I mean is a movie that looks like a movie. Which sounds fairly obvious, but bear with me. I mean there’s some actual cinematography going on, as in the […]

Black Adam Available For Rent

Warner Bros/New Line/DC Films’ Black Adam is available for stream on Redbox for $6.99, and while I think it’s overpriced I have to admit that I’m tempted. Which is interesting because I don’t particularly care – Black Adam’s story seems fairly derivative at this point – though I’m really curious to see it because it […]

John Carpenter’s In The Mouth of Madness

John Carpenter’s In The Mouth of Madness is a really odd movie in that the more you view it, the better it gets (which is curious, considering the story). It revolves around an insurance investigator, John Trent (Sam Neill), who’s hired to find a missing author, Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow, who combines the prolificness of […]