What Makes Sense8 Work

Sun I’m on an email list from Deadline: Hollywood, so when I learned that Dominic Patton had reviewed the upcoming Netflix series, Sense8, from Larry and Lana Wachowski, I was immediatedly curious how he felt about it (especially coming off Jupiter Ascending). Wolfgang Patton really enjoyed it, which I have to admit surprised me; though what […]

The (Un)necessary Remake Dept – Fame

Fame (1980) Generally speaking, for me watching a musical is like going to the dentist:  I just know at some point it’s going to hurt.  I may not know when, or in some instances even how, but pain is pretty much a given. Which is why I tend to avoid musicals (and dentists), though in reference […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes Comes Again!

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) “By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes.” –Macbeth A few hours ago I was re-linking my movies in iTunes (for some reason iTunes linkages break sometime, though I have suspicions why it happens) when I noticed Jack Clayton’s movie of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way […]

Jurassic World – Trailer 2

I’m of two minds on the latest Jurassic World trailer.  It goes without saying that there are some awesome moments, particularly when Owen Brady (Chris Pratt) is riding his motorcycle amidst a (Pack?  Pride?  Clutch?) of velociraptors. That being said, very little about the movie makes any sense.  For instance, WHY ON EARTH would anyone genetically engineer […]