Alien: Containment is one of the six–though I have also read there may be seven–shorts made commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Alien. And it’s not that good. I don’t mean for a moment to imply that it’s not well-shot and convincingly production designed. No. Alien: Containment‘s problem is that it doesn’t do anything that we […]
This trailer really annoys me. Reason being, it takes what should be a remarkable thing–reintroducing Neanderthals into the present day–and instead appears to be little more than a typical play on being a member of an “out group” (depending upon the circumstances, a woman, people of color, smart people, homosexual, etc) learning how to fit […]
A.X.L is not a good movie, but it’s one of the best movies about a man-like person and his robotic dog that I have seen in awhile. That being said, I can only recall only one other movie that featured a robotic canine and that’s Battlestar Galactica (1977). A.X.L isn’t either that good or that […]
It’s not easy to make anything revolving around Hitler funny. That’s likely because Hitler is a murderous genocidal psychopath. It’s also why you either know what you’re doing, or you just leave it alone. And I wish the directors of Alternate Histories had done just that because it’s only intermittently interesting/funny (and much of that […]
When I first watched Zema Blue, the 14th episode of Love, Death + Robots, I assumed that it was pretty dull story-wise. Then I watched it a second time and realized how wrong I was and the episode is a pretty fascinating commentary on what it means be human. It’s pretty subtle, but it’s there.
Not a bad episode, though certainly not among the best. It’s brought down by an extended stay in the Uncanny Valley (some of the CGI of Samira Wiley’s face is just…not good) and a story that seems a bit contradictory at times. If you’re a fan of aerial combat (the warplanes in this episode, which […]
Helping Hand is a bit of a joke, and I mean that in the best possible way. It’s a study in what can go wrong in a given situation, and when things go wrong, they GO WRONG. It’s also a story about survival, and about one person will do to stay alive under remarkable odds.