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Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

March 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

The Alien Covenant movie is coming so here’s a little advert on getting your very own Walter synthetic, the next-gen version of the David A.I. from the last Alien flick, Prometheus. Hey, they all look like Michael Fassbender to me.

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Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Told in four chapters, this is the grim and painful story of a woman dominated by men on the American frontier. The story is presented in Grand Guignol style with a feeling that writer/director Martin Koolhoven is behind it all winking at the audience. Take this film seriously and it is little but a pointlessly […]

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Seoul Station (trailer).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seoul Station (trailer).

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho who also directed Train to Busan, Seoul Station is a new animated prequel to the zombie horror anime. In cinemas from Friday 17th March, including: Picturehouse Hackney – Fri 17th – 8pm. Pictureville Bradford – Sat 18th – 8pm. Southampton Harbour Lights – Sat 18th – 8pm. DOY Brighton – Sat […]

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Geostorm movie trailer (weather gets evil).

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Geostorm movie trailer (weather gets evil).

In the scifi film Geostorm, attempts to create a weather control system – a conceit I think I first saw in Mega City One, if you discount Rupert the Bear – goes wrong after the satellite control system gets blasted. This one is from the Independence Day crew and it kind of shows … substitute aliens […]

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Lavender (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lavender (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Warning: Spoiler at the end of this review An amnesiac has a spectacular car accident that shakes loose some hidden memories of her younger self. Obsessively trying to piece together her past, she goes to live at the farmhouse of her youth. Canadian director Ed Gass-Donnelly co-writes and directs this mysterious melodrama involving a woman […]

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Alien Covenant: new trailer.

March 1, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: new trailer.

Here’s another trailer for the next film in the Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing […]

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Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli Dual Format Limited Edition Boxset (film review).

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli Dual Format Limited Edition Boxset (film review).

‘Death Walks Twice’ is a remastered special edition from Arrow Films that collects together a matched pair of classic giallo films, ‘Death Walks On High Heels’ (1971) and ‘Death Walks At Midnight’ (1972). For those who don’t know, the ‘giallo’ is a particular sub-genre of European film. The Italian word simply means ‘thriller’ but when […]

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Bill Paxton dies aged 61 – Game over, man.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bill Paxton dies aged 61 – Game over, man.

Bill Paxton has very sadly passed away aged 61 (after recovering from recent surgery), we learn at SFcrowsnest. The actor appeared in a number of classic scifi films, and was the only actor to have ever been killed on-screen by a Terminator, Predator and Alien … in The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986) and Predator 2 […]

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King Kong: an examination by: GF Willmetts.

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Kong:  an examination by: GF Willmetts.

Whether he has feet of clay and fur covering a metal skeleton or just CGI, the giant gorilla referred to as King Kong, former resident of Skull Island has some serious problems. No one things of the Square-Cube Law, which means the mass or weight trebles as the cross-section increases in size. Ergo, even a […]

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The Haunting (1963) (film DVD review)

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Haunting (1963)   (film DVD review)

When I was doing research on films about haunted houses, there were three significant ones. ‘The Legend Of Hell House’ (1973). ‘The Others’ (2001). ‘The Haunting’ (1963). Hadn’t come across that one so looked it up and found it available. Directed by Robert Wise, so it had credibility. Doctor John Markway (actor Richard Johnson) investigates […]

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