Review – Alien: Specimen

Initially I thought that an idea of a series of short films based within the Alien universe was a great idea. That is, till I saw Alien: Containment and came to–in hindsight a hasty conclusion–that maybe it’s not such a bad idea that the Alien franchise maybe takes a bit of a break. As I […]

Hellboy’s Hellish Production

Movie directing is typically depicted as glamorous work, despite the issues Neil Marshall may have encountered during the production of the Hellboy reboot. Though Hollywood is rife with stories about what happens when relations between directors and studios (or casts) don’t quite go as planned. For instance, Stanley Donen originally only intended to produce 1999’s […]

Review – Alien: Containment (2019)

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 […]

Review – Ultraman (2019) – Season One

I caught the first season of Netflix’s reboot of Ultraman over the weekend, and it’s pretty good though it’s animated in the same way as other Netflix anime like Knights Of Sidonia and Godzilla, and it irritates me every time that I see it. Visually, it looks like the producers put a cartoon filter on […]