Thunderbirds Are Go! – Trailer

The official trailer for ITV’s The Thunderbirds Are Go! has dropped, and I like the way that they tried to integrate practical sets with CGI people and vehicles. (I also liked what appears to be a shoutout to Gerry Anderson’s Space: 1999, shown below). Unfortunately, despite efforts to make the CGI characters look like puppets […]

Why You Need To See ‘Harbinger Down’

Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (ADI) aren’t names that most people are familiar with, though if you have seen Alien, Predator, The Thing (2011), Monster Squad, Mortal Combat, The Fly, The Fly II among many, many others, then you are more familiar with their work than you think. Despite such a pedigree, the film industry have […]

‘Starship Troopers: Invasion’ Review

“Dead Eyes And All, “Starship Troopers: Invasion” Takes The Series In A Great New Direction.” “Starship Troopers,” Paul Verhoeven’s version of Robert Heinlein’s novel, has spawned three sequels, “Starship Troopers: Hero of the Federation,” “Starship Troopers: Marauder,” and Starship Troopers: Invasion” as well as an CGI-based series, “Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles.” It goes without saying […]

‘Maleficent’ Trailer

They don’t even try anymore, do they?  By which I mean to make a special effect the least bit practically (though as sharp as Angelina Jolie‘s cheekbones appear to be, they’re almost a special effect all their own) because I have rarely seen CGI that convinces as much as a real object. I know I […]

‘Man of Tai Chi’ Trailer

Keanu Reeves amazes me.  We have computer-generated technologies that can make it appear that a man can fly, that can enable giant robots and monsters to roam the earth, and yet no technology yet invented can make him seem like he has emotions and feelings like the rest of us.  I know that that sounds […]

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Review

“The Journey May Be Unexpected, But Beautiful Vistas, Interesting Challenges, And Humor In The Oddest Of Places Make The Journey More Than Worthwhile.” A few hours ago I got back from seeing Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” An Unexpected Journey” at 48 fps (frames per second) and 3D, and I have to say that the faster […]

‘Green Lantern’ Review

This review of “Green Lantern” contains a videoclip that could be considered as a spoiler.  If you want to go into the film with as little knowledge as possible, please do not watch. Anyone that says or implies that “Green Lantern” is worst film of the summer–so far–isn’t being entirely honest.  To be the best […]

Blinded By ‘Green Lantern’s’ Light

Some reviewers, such as Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, seem to think that “Green Lantern” is the “Heaven’s Gate” of superhero films.  Rottentomatoes.com seems to agree, which is probably why it currently has a 25% approval rating. That being said when I checked Rottentomatoes yesterday it had a %20, so perhaps there’s room for improvement in […]