August 8th, 2017
I’ve already talked a little about the first of Neil Blomkamp’s Oats Studio offerings and I wasn’t very impressed with it. But I’ve been giving him a chance to put something good out there and, sorry to say, at least so far, he hasn’t fared any better, at least IMO.
So what’s wrong with it all? I’ll tell you.
July 25th, 2017
Sometimes, Asylum movies are passable. Sometimes, maybe even so bad that they’re good. And then there are movies like this one, Airplane vs. Volcano, which is just abysmal from end to end.
My oldest daughter told me about this, she had to do a review of it for a college class and she says it’s one of the worst things she’s ever seen. Well, never let it be said that I’m not up for a challenge, so I got it and sat down to watch it.
There is literally nothing positive I can say about this piece of crap. Nothing at all. It really is that bad.
July 23rd, 2017
Every once in a while, I go looking through the movies on Amazon Prime. Most of them are terrible, it’s a good thing I don’t pay extra for this because there is rarely anything on it that I would watch.
At first, I figured someone made a mistake, there’s no way that the new Independence Day movie showed up on Amazon Prime, which of course, it didn’t. This is another one of those mockbusters, trying to cash in on actual movies with low budget crap. But hey, I had time to kill and it might be fun, so let’s take a look at Independence Wars: Insurgence and see just how terrible it is.
July 16th, 2017
I know I just complained about this, but here we go again. This time, there was a thread regarding Neil Blomkamp’s new online “film” Rakka, where he posted a teaser, of sorts, in the form of 20 minutes of footage. Reactions on the thread were mixed, but I said that, having seen the 20 minutes of footage, that I thought the whole thing was stupid. And how dare I say anything disparaging about anything I see online, right? Almost immediately, I had one person jumping down my throat for saying anything against Blomkamp. But sorry, I didn’t like it. I thought the story, as presented in those 20 minutes, was stupid. I guess I’m not entitled to have an opinion that might offend someone.
July 11th, 2017
I was listening to a podcast recently where they were talking about Cloverfield and, in general at least, they all liked it. I don’t get it. I think Cloverfield sucks.
So, like a lot of other posts I’ve done, I want to go into why I really hate this thing and why it’s just not a good film.
May 7th, 2017
Oh look what came out on Bluray! Just happened to see it while out shopping and now that I’ve seen it, it’s time for me to weigh in on the adventures of Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange.
I want to say I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Doctor Strange over the years. I loved him as part of the Defenders and am looking forward to seeing him in the Netflix mini-series, but as an independent character, he’s never been particularly interesting to me. I’m not a magic guy and he’s a mystic character. So I have some trepidation going into this, we’ll have to see how the movie fares.
April 30th, 2017
I was pretty critical of The Force Awakens, a movie that I felt spent way too much time whispering in the audience’s ear “see, it’s Star Wars!” So when they announced Rogue One, I was not only no more excited than I was for TFA, having seen what they could do, I was a little afraid.
Boy was I wrong.
February 21st, 2017
Sometimes you just see something go by and say “what the heck?” Such is the case with iBoy, a Netflix movie about a boy with a smartphone in his brain that develops super powers. It sounded interesting enough so we sat down to check it out without really knowing any more about it.
So, was it an interesting take on the superhero genre, or was it badly misidentified? Find out below the fold.
February 14th, 2017
Space Ninja Team Gatchaman might have been the first actual Japanese anime series I ever saw. I had been watching Sandy Frank’s Battle of the Planets with the sound down because the Americanization was so awful but the animation was great. I had a friend from Japan who took pity on me and brought over a bunch of the original Gatchaman, in Japanese, and translated it for me on the fly. He’s also the one who introduced me to the C/FO back in the late 70s. So I have a special place in my heart for Gatchaman and when I saw that they were making a live action version, I couldn’t wait. Except I forgot about it until recently. So let’s see if it was worth the wait.
January 24th, 2017
I’ve been a passing fan of the James Bond franchise forever. A couple of years ago, my wife and I sat down and watched the entire run of movies in a row, in chronological order, I think as a prelude to Skyfall coming out. It reminded me of all the things I love about Bond… and some of the things that I really don’t. So let’s take a look at Daniel Craig’s latest outing, Spectre, and see which camp it falls into.