J.R.R. Tolkien led a fascinating life. He was an orphan, he had a secret society with two groups of friends (The T.C.B.S. and the Inklings), he had a forbidden romance, and he fought in World War I just to name a few things. It's no wonder that Dome [...]
Seriously, what WAS that? If your plot is too thin, do you take several equally thin plots and fold them over each other hoping to have something that justifies a feature length production? Okay, in concept that’s not the worst idea.
Following the immense success of Ridley Scott's original Alien (1979) film both in the box office and critically, 20th Century Fox was ready to franchise their newly acquired high concept horror series.
Horror stories about the ocean are something of a cultural universal in actuality. Every civilization throughout history has tales of terrifying monstrosities lurking in the great unknown of the earth’s seas, and such dread spawned from its being such a [...]
In the future, humanity has gone extinct, leaving a lone robot to raise a girl in an underground “repopulation facility”. An interesting concept, but how does this anticipated sci-fi measure up to others in the genre?
Alien works ultimately because it can’t help but call out to that hope even in the pitch black of space and in the horrific face of death. It is that hope that wins out, because Alien not only calls, but screams for it.
Following the immense success of 2014's Godzilla reboot, the original creators of Godzilla at Toho decided to reawaken their studio and bring back the classic king of the monsters in a brand new monster film from the writer/director of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
It's not as streamlined and impactful as its predecessor It Follows, but it's engaging, deep, and smart in its portrayal of its lead character's flaws and motivations and the implications of Hollywood's dark side.
I have an innate skepticism about vengeance tales. On a gut level, they are some of the easiest stories to tell. They represent the apotheosis of humanity's yearning for cosmic justice. Someone has wronged you and now you must go on a quest to set the [...]