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Terminator: Genisys (2015) – Alan Taylor

The sequels following T2 have been shoddy at best, and what the new one has given us, while undeniably the best of the films since Judgement Day, is just another … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) – Jimmy T. Murakami

With the advent of Star Wars in the late 70s, every studio, almost every writer, wanted to get in on the sci-fi band wagon, including Roger Corman. Known for his … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Aliens (1986) – James Cameron

Yet another sequel that holds its own with the original, and could be argued exceeds it… this trailer is fantastic, and doesn’t contain a single line of dialogue, but conveys … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Terminator 2: Judgment Day – James Cameron

I don’t think I’d even seen the original Terminator film when I headed to the theatre with a group of friends to see the sequel.  I knew the basic plot, … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Avatar (2009) – James Cameron

The 101 Action Movies comes to a close with James Cameron’s sci-fi action-adventure epic. No matter what one thinks of the story, and for me, it was simply a rehash … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

TIFF- Short Cuts Canada Programme 3

Screening today at the Lightbox at 10pm and tomorrow at 2:45pm is the next installment of Shorts for this year’s TIFF. The first two programmes have been filled with delightful … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

True Lies (1994) – James Cameron

The 101 Action Movies list gave me a chance to revisit a James Cameron movie that I seem to constantly forget about, but love to watch every time it is … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) – James Cameron

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies, and the 101 Action Movies mesh with this title, appearing as a fin example of both genres. Cameron’s film picks up 13 years after the original … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Abyss (1989) – James Cameron

People will say Terminator 2 or Aliens, the romantics might go with Titanic, some people swear by Avatar, but for me, my favorite James Cameron film will always be The … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Aliens (1986) – James Cameron

This time it’s war, as we return to the universe created in the original Ridley Scott sci-fi flick. James Cameron takes over as storyteller and director in this entry in … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 1 Comment


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