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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

The Terminator (1984) – James Cameron

I do love a story that involves some temporal mechanics, and this one always pleases. Yes, T2 is arguably the better and stronger film, but you wouldn’t have T2 without this first … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 3 Comments


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