The Omen (2006)

“The most recent version of “The Omen” (2006) isn’t terrible, but by being so faithful to the original makes one wonder why you wouldn’t go to the source. “ I recently visited my local Giant, looking for something work-related, when I stumbled upon a bin filled with previously-viewed movies, virtually all of them costing $3.99. […]

Videodrome

Excuse me for a moment. That’s better.  Now that I found a little release, I can ask the question I find myself asking way more often that I would like lately, which is:  Why in (insert perferred deity here) name are they remaking David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome?”  Cronenberg himself attempted, not nearly as successfully, to revisit […]

Starcrash

Some may consider the image circled in red as ‘stealing’ – it’s the front section of an Eagle transporter, from Gerry Anderson’s “Space: 1999″ – which from a certain perspective is understandable. Though, if you look even closer, there’s innovation involved. When you’re working with a limited budget, sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. […]

The Wraith

“The Wraith” is a film that’s interesting in that it not only should be remade, but almost requires it. That being said, I don’t only want to point out what makes it such a mediocre movie – it’s too easy – but offer some advice which could improve it. Mike Marvin’s film, sadly, smothers a […]

Marathon Man

Let it be said that I have never been a fan of Dustin Hoffman, as an actor.  He tends to have this lazy, slacker vibe (before there was even such a term) that has always irked me. Ironically enough, that’s what made him perfect for John Schlesinger’s “Marathon Man.” He plays Thomas Levy, a man seemingly content living […]

Galaxy Of Terror

Despite being a film who’s sole claim to fame was that James Cameron (of “Titanic” and “Avatar” fame) handled the art direction, “Galaxy of Terror” was a lot more than a low-budget “Alien” knockoff.  It had cool spaceships and interesting underlying themes (namely that facing your fears gives you power over them). Sure, the end […]