REview: Nightflyers (2018) | Season One

The first–and only–season of Nightflyers appeared Netflix earlier this month and it’s pretty entertaining (though by no means as good as it should/could have been) though it was not where the story of the Nightflyer began. It began life as a short story by George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones, Fevre Dream, Wild […]

Syfy Grounds The Nightflyer

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has cancelled Nightflyers, the sci-fi series based on the George R.R. Martin (Wild Cards, A Game of Thrones) novella after one season While this is mildly disheartening, having seen the first two episodes I don’t think it’s a huge loss in that the series–at least visually–owed too much of […]

Nightflyers Mea Culpa

You don’t typically get much in the way of mea culpas (and in Latin, no less!) out of me, but seeing that I originally posted that George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers was on Syfy, not Netflix , I felt an apology was in order. This is important for two reasons.  First, I subscribe to Netflix, not […]

Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf

What the hell is a ‘sharktopus,’ you might ask?  It’s a cross between a shark and an octopus, and while combining either of those two creatures should have nothing to do with it moving about on land–like it does in the trailer–you have to admit that it’s pretty interesting. It’s also proof that despite the […]

Terminator: Genisys – Trailer 2 & 3 (Japanese Trailer)

Till now I haven’t posted anything–that I can recall, at any rate–from the upcoming Alan Taylor-directed followup to Terminator: Salvation, Terminator: Genisys. Though I have a reason:  Namely, I expect this movie to premiere with a small splash, and quickly vanish without a trace. It’s less a question of franchise fatigue that ham-handedness on the part […]

Animal – Review

“”Animal” doesn’t break any new ground, but it is attractive to look at, and has some great pratical creature effects.” Anyone who’s read this blog knows that I don’t particularly enjoy features from The Asylum.  For those unfamiliar with the company they produced movies like Sharknado, all those Mega Shark movies, as well as ZNation. My […]