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The Spring of '84: The Ice Pirates (Article) - 3/17/2014 10:14:25 AM

 This movie was pretty fun.  One reason it does not hold up is because the robots are a vehicle for a lot of racial jokes that probably would not be considered acceptable today.  In particular, Michael Bay got a lot of flack for doing something similar (robots as racial sterotypes) in one of the Transformer films.

Shock-O-Rama: Voyage of the Rock Aliens (Article) - 2/12/2014 6:35:40 AM

I am floored by how bad the trailer is.  Even for bad movies they usually do good trailer editing.

The announcer in this trailer bounces back-and-forth between "epic voice" and "comic voice" seemingly at random.  And the announcer is not a clueless nobody; this is the main 80s trailer guy.

It is as if the people who made the trailer had no idea what to do with this movie.

Enders Game Blu-Ray Review (Article) - 2/9/2014 6:08:38 PM

 This movie did have the Harry Potter problem, at least the problem that the first Harry Potter movie had. They tried to cram too much of the book into a movie running time.  As a result, you had a lot of disjointed set-pieces that made no sense unless you read the book. This was a classic case of being over-faithful with the adaptation

Mania Review: I, Frankenstein (Article) - 1/25/2014 8:46:55 PM

 Where are you that you have a drive in open in January? Both of my nearby drive ins are closed from October to March.

Big Ass Spider Blu-Ray Review (Article) - 12/28/2013 10:03:02 PM

 Vermithrax is correct. Anyone who calls THEM schlock has obviously never seen the film.

Winter of '83: The Keep (Article) - 12/17/2013 5:50:17 AM

 Not aliens. A demon/vampire. Not that you could have figured that out from the movie.

Winter of '83: The Keep (Article) - 12/16/2013 8:12:19 PM

The Keep, what a wonderous mess.  I am sorry, but the Tangerine Dream soundtrack is one of the best things about that movie (just as their soundtrack is one of the highlights of Legend).  The movie has some excellent set pieces that, together with the soundtrack, act as great music videos.

The true problem with the film is a lack of coherency.  It has marvelous set pieces, but the narrative is too fast and disjointed to make any sense.  Unless you have read Paul Wilson's novel, it is impossible to follow what is going on.

The Winter of '83: Sudden Impact (Article) - 12/11/2013 2:33:41 PM

 Sondra Locke was an academy nominated actress before she was involved with Clint.  That period affected her career as much as his.

Strain Gets 13 Episodes for FX (Article) - 11/22/2013 7:39:49 AM

The first book is okay.  The story is good, thought the writing is awful.  If you were to make a drinking game on simile usage, you wouldn't last the first few chapters.  The description of the eclipse alone has something like 9 different similes and metaphores.

The series completely goes off the rails by Night Eternal.

10 Coolest Doctor Who Villains (Article) - 11/21/2013 8:01:08 AM

If you include the Troughton stories, the Great Intelligence trumps at least half this list.

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