Postmortem: The Fog (2005)

As I have said time and again, I am not fond of remakes. More often than not they don’t add anything to the original–did we really need to know about Michael Myers difficult upbringing in Rob Zombie’s Halloween reboot?–or they add details that seemingly are there just to differentiate them from the original. The thing is, as […]

Cursed ‘Crow’ Loses Another Lead – Part 2

The story around Relativity Studios’ reboot of The Crow, which I originally wrote about here, continues albeit in a fashion that I had not anticipated. I mentioned originally that among the many issues that the remake was facing was whether or not Relativity would be able to refinance it’s debt in time. If not the studio could be […]

Point Break (2015) – Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming Point Break. like Poltergeist, illustrates the problem with seemingly pointless remakes.  It actually looks pretty interesting, but as someone who’s seen the original, on some level I will always be comparing it, as opposed to just enjoying it for what it is. And i don’t want that to be interpreted in […]

‘Thunderbirds’ Strike Again

There’s a new Thunderbirds series coming from ITV, which is a good thing.  The not-so-good-news is that the Anderson estate has nothing to do with it (if Jamie Anderson has a connection, he’s not telling), though perhaps that’s counterbalanced by Jonathan Frakes also having nothing to do with it, considering the mess that he made of […]

‘Halloween’ (2007) Review

“Rob Zombie’s remake of John Carpenter’s classic horror film makes some bold choices, but cannot escape the long shadow of the original.” I get what Rob Zombie is trying to do with his remake of John Carpenter’s groundbreaking 1978 film, Halloween,” but it fails for me primarily because it gives so much information.  The first […]

‘Man Of Steel’ Review

Zach Snyder’s “Man Of Steel” is significantly better than I expected, though not nearly as entertaining as it could have been. That’s probably one of the most weasely summations of a film that I have ever written, but it’s fitting.  Much is riding on “Man Of Steel” because if it succeeds – and early returns […]