The Predator – Teaser Trailer

What is it with the Alien and Predator franchises? It almost feels like they’re being deliberately sabotaged (few other things can explain why Ridley Scott is so intent on undermining a series he himself helped to create) by some really bizarre decisions on the part of the people directing them, and it’s a pity. In […]

Postmortem: Robocop (2014)

I caught the reboot of Robocop in theaters, and recall at the time thinking that it was a bit weak, especially compared to the original film. That being said, having watched it again my first impression was confirmed, namely that it’s not as as engaging or as fun as the1987 Paul Verhoeven movie.  And speaking of Verhoeven’s film, […]

‘Monster 2: Dark Continent’ Trailer

It’s interesting how things go sometimes.  Recently in my Postmortem column I wrote about Garth Edwards’ Monsters, and a few days later learned of the existence of its sequel, Monsters 2: Dark Continent. Edwards, being that he was more than likely working on Godzilla, was replaced as director by Tom Green. The trailer has virtually no aliens in it till […]

‘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 […]

‘RoboCop’ Review

“RoboCop 2.0 is new, and not exactly improved, but it’s still worth the upgrade.” I have an iPad 2, and I really liked iOS 6, and was perfectly content with it.  Soon enough, Apple came out with iOS 7, and when I upgraded I didn’t like it.  It was all shiny and colorful, but different […]

New ‘Robocop’ Trailer

The “Robocop” reboot trailers are getting better.  This latest one feels more focused than the last, and while it still doesn’t appear  as insane as Paul Verhoeven‘s original, it now at least looks like it might be worth a ticket. I just realized that Joel Kinnaman is playing Murphy/Robocop, I recall him from “The Killing,” […]

‘RoboCop’ Trailer

That was quick.  Thanks to Rafael Dominguez Estrada, who found this on Youtube, despite me having looked for it earlier.  The trailer in and of itself looks OK, but the major league actors (Samuel Jackson and Gary Oldman) that look to be playing somewhat “minor” roles reminds me of Christopher Nolan’s casting of Michael Caine […]