Review: A Quiet Place (2018) – Silence Makes For Cinematic Gold

The nature of being an aspiring screenwriter is that you have to read a lot of scripts. A LOT of scripts. Most of them tend to be older movies (or … Continue reading Review: A Quiet Place (2018) – Silence Makes For Cinematic Gold

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Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – Not Quite As Arousing As The Original

The fact that I am able to sit here and write a review for a Pacific Rim sequel is probably the single biggest indicator of how dramatically the power of … Continue reading Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – Not Quite As Arousing As The Original

Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) – A Misguided Attempt to Explain The Cloverfield Universe

Well that came out of nowhere. Not content to unleash a trailer for Cloverfield 3 / God Particle a mere two months before its cinema release (like they did with 10 … Continue reading Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) – A Misguided Attempt to Explain The Cloverfield Universe

Some of My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (Part One)

When it comes down to it, 2018 might legitimately have a nuclear war started by a rogue tweet. And after millions are dead, the war would undoubtedly end with the … Continue reading Some of My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (Part One)

Review: Beyond Skyline (2017) – The Empire Strikes Back Of Sequels

While it’s true I deeply adore science-fiction in any form, even I have my limits. And watching the sequel to 2010’s Skyline wouldn’t just be stepping over those limits, as … Continue reading Review: Beyond Skyline (2017) – The Empire Strikes Back Of Sequels

It May Have Taken Ten Years, But I Finally Have Closure On The Half-Life Saga

If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you’ll know that I have a special rule when it comes to watching TV shows: “I will not start a … Continue reading It May Have Taken Ten Years, But I Finally Have Closure On The Half-Life Saga

Review: Is Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets as Unwieldy as its Title Suggests?

While Marvel and DC rule the roost in the United States, that same kind of comic domination isn’t quite as prevalent in other parts of the world. I myself grew … Continue reading Review: Is Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets as Unwieldy as its Title Suggests?

What Aspects of the Alien Life-Cycle and History Does Ridley Scott Still Consider Canon?

[SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT, ALIEN, ALIENS AND PROMETHEUS] Over the past nearly four decades, Sir Ridley Scott hasn’t given many opinions on how he perceives the various sequels to his … Continue reading What Aspects of the Alien Life-Cycle and History Does Ridley Scott Still Consider Canon?

Look On My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair – Review of Alien: Covenant (2017)

Man! Ridley Scott really wants to relive his youth, doesn’t he? Two trips back to the Alien franchise. A return to the Blade Runner universe. What next? Legend 2: Electric Boogaloo? (which, … Continue reading Look On My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair – Review of Alien: Covenant (2017)

Review: Arrival (2016) – The Best “Slow” Sci-Fi Movie Since Contact

A rather more cerebral entry into the world of science-fiction cinema, Arrival is nonetheless an incredible exploration of humanity’s relationship with language and how this influences our first contact with an … Continue reading Review: Arrival (2016) – The Best “Slow” Sci-Fi Movie Since Contact