65 Million Years Ago a Spaceman Blasted Dinosaurs in the Face | Review

Or as the official tagline goes, 65 million years ago prehistoric earth had a visitor... Whichever you prefer, 65 is a pulp fiction combining dinosaur action with science fiction thrills. The results are sometimes uneven - more intriguing than captivating - but thanks to brisk pacing and likable performances, there's simply not enough time for … Continue reading 65 Million Years Ago a Spaceman Blasted Dinosaurs in the Face | Review

Shin Ultraman | Review

https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/iYqrg724Qwb The latest reboot of a longstanding Japanese franchise (or at least, the latest one to get a wide American release) is Shin Ultraman, helmed by one of the co-directors of Shin Godzilla, Shinji Higuchi. If you're a newcomer to this series and its characters (like me), that doesn't really matter: the plot is so … Continue reading Shin Ultraman | Review

The Predator (2018)

*Spoilers* Rarely does a film leave your mouth agape as much as this entry in the Predator franchise. Sometimes bold, sometimes stupid, sometimes boldly stupid; The Predator is a helluva ride. Director: Shane BlackWritten by: Shane Black, Fred DekkerRuntime: 107 minutesUS Release:  September 14, 2018; 20th Century Fox Co-written and directed by Shane Black (of original Predator fame), the … Continue reading The Predator (2018)

Predators (2010)

Three years after Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, 20th Century Fox welcomed fans back to the jungle. Not only is Predators a return to familiar stomping - er, hunting - grounds, but it manages to provide enough twists and turns to prove itself more than a soft-reboot. Director: Nimrod AntalWritten by: Alex Litvak. Michael FinchRuntime: 107 minutesUS Release:  July 9, … Continue reading Predators (2010)

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

*Spoilers* The follow up to 2004's clumsy - but overall solid - Alien vs. Predator, proves that more is not always better. Sometimes more runs counter to any hopes of artistic coherence. Director: The Brothers StrauseWritten by: Shane SalernoRuntime: 94 minutesUS Release:  November 4, 2007; 20th Century Fox Picking up immediately after the events of AVP, Requiem follows … Continue reading Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

Playing into the tradition of other classic "versus" movies, AVP presents an uneven - yet rollicking - entry for fans of each franchise. Director: Paul W.S. AndersonScreenplay: Paul W.S. AndersonRuntime: 101 minutesUS Release:  August 13, 2004; 20th Century Fox Set in 2004, a team of researchers (and mercenaries?) explore a recently discovered pyramid hidden under the ice of Antarctica. … Continue reading AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

Killdozer (1974)

Killdozer is two things at once: an amazing portmanteau and a lackluster TV movie. Seemingly inspired by the success of 1971’s Duel, ABC tried capturing lightning-in-a-killer-vehicle twice. Like Duel, Killdozer is based on a short story by a noted author; Theodore Sturgeon penned the sci-fi tale for Astounding Science Fiction in 1944. Director: Jerry LondonRuntime: 74 minutesUS … Continue reading Killdozer (1974)