Submarine Love

Every since the television series based on Irwin Allen‘s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea I’ve had a love affair with submarines in movies, though the more realistic they appear, the less I am interested. For instance, the cramped and claustrophobic submarines–which is more in line with actual submersibles–from movies like The Hunt for Red October or […]

‘Ouija’ Trailer

Originally the movie Ouija was going to be huge, in terms of budget, before Universal (the studio releasing the horror feature) balked and almost abandoned the project.  The story was tweaked, and it was brought in significantly cheaper, and the rest is history. It always mystified me why it was originally planned as a big-budget feature (other than […]

‘Why Guillermo Del Toro Is Awesome’ Or ‘There There Will Probably Be An ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ Feature

Guillermo Del Toro rocks.  Why, you ask? Sure, it has more than a little to do with him being the director of “Hellboy,” “Hellboy 2,” “Blade 2,” The Devil’s Backbone,” Pan’s Labyrinth, among others. It also has to do with tenaciousness, and following your dreams, no matter how bleak things may seem (it also never […]

‘Battleship’ In Rocky Waters

While it’s not good form to revel in the misfortune of others (which pretty much means that I am about to do just that) I have to admit that hearing that Peter Berg’s “Battleship” looking very John Carter-ish makes me feel a bit better than it should. First, it means that “The Avengers” continues to […]

A House In Need of Serious Renovation

Don’t you hate it when television shows talk down to you?  I can’t stand it it when people do, never mind TV. I ask because a few weeks ago iTunes had the entire first season of “House of Anubis” available as a free download.  That might still be the case, but just the thought is […]