Dune Made Who!? Dune Made You!

I honestly don’t think there’s a such thing as an ‘unfilmable’ novel–not any more, at any rate–especially with so many ways to present a work. You could choose network television–which brings certain advantages–or maybe HBO or Starz, or streaming options like Amazon or Netflix. You have to match the material to the venue. This is […]

Pacific Rim: Uprising – Review

This review is a long time coming because while I’m a huge fan of the original Pacific Rim I didn’t know how to approach the sequel, especially since the director of the first, Guillermo Del Toro, wouldn’t be returning to the franchise. Steven DeKnight (Spartacus, Marvel’s Daredevil) directed the sequel, and his approach–to be expected–is […]

Colony, Ep. 1 – Review

When we first meet Will Bowman (Josh Halloway) he’s preparing breakfast–or at least attempting to–for his family, that consists of his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies, most recently of The Walking Dead) and three children, before he heads out to work. Though one of his sons is missing, and Will is doing all he can […]

Blackhat – Trailer

Isn’t it remarkable what a few days can bring?  A few weeks ago, a thriller like Michael Mann‘s Blackhat–a movie that revolves around about Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) a cyber criminal released from prison to counter the threat of a cyber terrorist with the ability to bring a nation to its collective knees–would probably have been an […]

‘Jurassic World’ Official Trailer

The full trailer for Jurassic World was released a few hours ago, and the first thing I noticed was that it’s produced with Legendary Pictures, which was unexpected. What was also a bit unusual was that lots of people being literally eaten by exhibits in the last two films didn’t seem to faze the backers this […]

‘As Above, So Below’ Review

  As Above, So Below, let’s be clear, isn’t a particularly good movie, but it is a damned entertaining one. The story, such as it is, revolves around Scarlett (Perdida Weeks), who’s searching for the clues that would lead her to the Philosopher’s Stone, which I should mention that her father was also searching for, before he hung himself. […]

‘The Pyramid’ Trailer

The found footage horror movie, The Pyramid, makes a point of mentioning that it’s produced by Alexandre Aja, the director of the reboot of The Hills Have Eyes (possibly the most ‘wholesome’ horror film I have ever seen), Mirrors and High Tension, among others.  What it doesn’t tell you is that it’s directed by Grégory Lavasseur, who’s Aja’s writing […]

‘Dracula Untold’ Trailer

I have to admit that when I heard of the central idea behind Gary Shore‘s Dracula Untold–essentially the story of Vlad Tepes before he became Dracula–the first thing that crossed my mind was:  “Who cares?  People don’t watch Dracula movies for what he was before he became a vampire!” Then again, Vlad Tepes isn’t just anyone.  What we know […]