REview: Watchman, S1 (2019) | Brilliantly. Flawed

When I heard Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, Star Trek: Into Darkness) was tackling Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen I wasn’t too optimistic. And my hesitancy–on the surface–was justified because Into Darkness ranked among one of the most irritating movies of 2013 while Prometheus (2012) may have looked spectacular, its story was underwhelming and for […]

Review – Alien: Alone

What is it with Alien movies? The feature films can’t seem to remain faithful to their underlying ideas and mythology, so why should I expect shorts based on said movies to be any different? And Alien: Alone proves my point. The concept is interesting, but it takes too many liberties with the source material. It’s […]

Review – Love, Death + Robots | Episode 4 : Suits

Suits is a great episode and if it doesn’t end up ranking among the best I’ll be genuinely shocked. Written by Tim Miller, it’s a love letter to what I imagine are his favorite movies, like Aliens and Starship Troopers. Though what I find most interesting is the animation style–which is very warm and inviting–and […]

Disney & Fox Would Be the Avatar of Movie Studios

And speaking of Avatar, guess which studio released it? If your guess is ‘20th Century Fox,’ now picture one studio releasing Avatar, the Alien and Predator movies, Star Wars and Marvel superhero movies. Those are a few of the movies that would come under the aegis of a combined Disney and Fox, which would likely […]

It – Teaser Trailer and Trailer 1

As far as I’m concerned–at least initially–the best horror is in the sizzle, not the steak. Keep in mind that in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws for a good portion of the movie you never see the shark at all (for the most part a fortuitous accident.  The mechanical shark, known affectionately as Bruce, more often than […]