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Battle: Los Angeles Blu-Ray Review (Article) - 7/2/2011 11:10:35 AM

I missed this movie in the theatre as well,but bought the BD on a gamble.Absolutely loved it!.Question:does anybody out there see the possibility of an ongoing movie series or trilogy?.Battle:Tokyo,perhaps?or Battle:Moscow?Battle:London?.Being as they found a weakness in the aliens in LA,wouldn't it be kind of cool to see the elite fighters around the world fighting and finding solutions in their own ways?.I sure do!

Lindelof Plans Big Sci-fi Project (Article) - 6/11/2011 1:54:39 PM

When the lid can be kept on tightly on a production,the efforts usually pay off big-time.Blue Harvest anyone?.What I would absolutey love would be if 1952 was an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End",which was almost made into a movie around 1980 but never got beyond pre-production.

10 Biggest Franchises of All Time (Article) - 6/11/2011 9:00:26 AM

monkeyfoot,Lucas is influenced not influential.Star Wars released was based only on timing.Do you think the film being released two years later would have changed anything.SW is a humorous mash-up of Flash Gordon,Kurosawa and WWII combat footage.If Lucas was influential at anything,it was probably in encouraging people to rip off stuff from better material as well.Mind you,I love SW as well.As ENTERTAINMENT.

10 Biggest Franchises of All Time (Article) - 6/11/2011 8:54:26 AM

ddamaged, I was referring to the revenue generated by the films in the early 2000's,especially Space Godzilla (which IMO is worse than Megalon).This film almost destroyed the franchise and delayed future entries for a few year.Besides Tomoyuki Tanaka,which producer do you mean?.Sherlock and Chan were virtually public domain when the films were produced so what one studio owned them  and how could others produce theirs as well?.It's obvious to me that you love Godzilla,as do I.Also,everybody get over SW.It's ranking on this list is based on number of entries in the series,not revenue or cultural impact.It's great,but NOT that great. 

Mania Review: Super 8 (Article) - 6/11/2011 8:36:19 AM

Saw the movie yesterday and I gotta say Abrams nailed the look of the late '70s and early Spielberg films.The cast was talented all around,unlike Harry Potter,and earnest.The plot was great,but not perfect which is exactly the point beacause this movie strives for nothing but entertain.The main problem is that IMO anyone born after 1980 probably won't like this movie.

10 Biggest Franchises of All Time (Article) - 6/9/2011 11:59:51 AM

Charlie Chan & Sherlock Holmes deserve omission because they are NOT franchises.They were made by several studios by many different production teams.A franchise by nature is a property owned exclusively by one studio and can be loaned to another studio only by express condition of the respective owner.Godzilla is a tricky one based on the fact of several periods of extended hiatus between certain films in addition to the possibility of each of the later films possibly being the last I feel it deserves omission as well.It sounds to me that the writer did his homework.What you all think?

10 Most Underrated Movie Villains (Article) - 5/25/2011 1:34:57 PM

Speaking of Cronenberg,how about Willem Dafoe as Gas from ExistEnz,or Jeremy Irons X2 in Dead Ringers?.John Lithgow as Emilio Lizardo & Christopher Lloyd as John Big Booty from Buckaroo Banzai are a couple more.Great list though!.

6 Films Where the Critics Were Wrong (Article) - 5/25/2011 1:20:43 PM

I would humbly submit Repo Man,Near Dark & They Live as honorable mentions.Also,being a huge fan of Sci-Fi/Horror from '30's through the '50's,I'm one of those few that loves TRHPS.If not for the  music & Tim Curry but for all the references.

10 Films That Had Nothing to Do With Their Source Material (Article) - 4/25/2011 11:54:09 AM

The premise of Who Censored  Roger Rabbit? was similar to the movie "D.O.A." but the cartoon rabbit had been killed in the beginning of the book,and was trying to find the identity of his killer before he fades out of existence.Personally,I prefer the book version more.Good Stuff. 

Why Networks Suck for Genre TV (Article) - 4/21/2011 11:06:05 AM

In his book "The Glass Teat",Harlan Ellison remarked that at any point in time on television,there will be at least one cop,doctor,or lawyer show because those are the easiest to write.Modular,episodic television is for the lazy writers,not willing to take a chance.When a show DOES advance the characters or story,they will find a way to restore the Status Quo,much like comics.To quote Ellison once more:"They don't want it good,they want it wednesday."


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