Book Vs. Movie

Most of the time the book is better than the movie for the simple reason that a novel can transmit way more information than a movie. Sometimes, as in the case of David Lynch’s Dune and Kubrick’s The Shining,… Read More

Dredd

TL;DR Summary: One of the best science fiction movies in recent memory.  Up there with Fury Road and Interstellar. I was not a fan of the comic book, in the sense that I didn’t even know it existed… Read More

Jupiter Ascending

In theory, I love the Wachowski brand of film making.  When I’m watching their movies, I can actually visualize the two of them in a room together, hands framing imaginary shots, amping each other up over this or… Read More

Inherent Vice

I didn’t understand the book and I don’t get Pynchon (The Crying of Lot 49 was like one long drag of fingernails across a blackboard for me in college) and I’m not particularly fond of director Paul Thomas… Read More

Terminator Genisys Reviewed

For a fan of the franchise, especially one who saw the originals in the theater, the first half hour of this movie is worth the price of admission.  Seeing shot for shot remakes of some of the opening… Read More

Humans

Just watching the first episode of AMC’s excellent and disturbing series Humans and my first thought is that it would be stupid to make robots look like humans. One excellent reason for this is embodied in the scene… Read More

The Original Avengers

When I used to watch The Avengers reruns on TV as a child, I would get the feeling that I was witnessing a joke whose punchline I didn’t quite get.  As a show, it was quirky and weird… Read More

Above The Line

I’m always flabbergasted when I hear that a particular star (usually Tom Cruise) is being paid $20M to star in a film.  The first thing that occurs to me is: Couldn’t they get someone who can run toward the… Read More

Tagging Out

We complain about writers and directors being booted from movies and how the vision gets lost in the process but we forget that sometimes it’s for a good reason. For instance, Jeff Wadlow did not in any way… Read More

Uh…

How was I not aware this was happening?  They’re rebooting Doom?  It’s the most realistic rendering engine I’ve ever seen?  The game play looks amazing? And I’m just finding out about it now? Five Bloody Minutes of Doom… Read More