Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) – John Carpenter

John Carpenter is the filmmaker that shepherds in this little offshoot of the mad scientist sub genre in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies, as we explore some of the Invisible Man stories… Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill and Micheal McKean all come to play in this version of the story that sees Chase’s…

Miami Vice (1987) – Theresa, and The Afternoon Plane

Helena Bonham Carter (twenty at the time) who made a brief appearance in last week’s episode comes to the fore in this story, named after her character. Written by Pamela Norris, Theresa first aired on 13 February, 1987. It seems things are getting serious for vice detective Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and his girlfriend, Theresa….

Black Hollow Cage (2017) – Sadrac Gonzalez-Perellon

Opening today at the Carlton theatre here in Toronto is this slow-burn of a sci-fi drama from writer-director Sadrac Gonzalez-Perellon. Set in the not so faraway future, the story follows a young girl, Alice (Lowena McDonell) who lives in a remote house in the forest with he father, Adam (Julian Nicholson) and a dog she…

Super 8 (2011) – J.J. Abrams

  Spielberg takes on the Executive Producer role in J.J. Abrams 80s-filled nostalgia thrill ride which is the next stop on the journey through the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Having Stranger Things to compare it to isn’t necessarily fair, they get to tell their story over a season, Abrams and company only had a two hour…

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) – Paul W.S. Anderson

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles now brings me to the most recent installment of the film adaptation of the Capcom videogame, Resident Evil. This one, finds Alice (Milla Jovovich) in some strange territory after we see how the attack on the Arcadia played out… she wakes up in suburbia, and is surrounded by familiar faces like…

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) – Paul W.S. Anderson

  These films keep coming, and it’s a good thing, that for the most part, I am willing to indulge them as a guilty pleasure. The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me the third sequel in the Resident Evil Series that sees Alice (Milla Jovovich) trying to catch up with those she left after the events in…

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) – Russell Mulcahy

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles continues to explore my guilty pleasure film series, by plunging me into the third film based upon the popular Capcom video game. Once again, this one picks up more or less where the previous one left off, as Alice (Milla Jovovich)¬†travels on her own, having left the other Raccoon City survivors,…

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) – Alexander Witt

  It’s time to check in with Alice (Milla Jovovich) as I continue my journey through the Resident Evil film franchise for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Picking up pretty much where the first one left off, this time Alice dives into the above ground horrors unleashed by Umbrella’s T-Virus as she tries to get out…

Resident Evil (2002) – Paul W.S. Anderson

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles now plunges me into the most successful video game/film adaptation to date, based on Capcom’s Resident Evil series, the film brings the survival horror nature of the addictive and occasionally terrifying video games to the theatrical world. This entire series has been a guilty pleasure for me, and I was happy…

28 Weeks Later (2007) – Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

  Seems I can’t really get away from the zombie genre lately, and the Sci-Fi Chronicles let me catch up on the sequel to Boyle’s classic 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, which obviously, picks up 6 months after the events of the first film. This one is packed with recognizable faces and names, Jeremy…

Alice in Wonderland (2010) РTim Burton 

  The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Wizard of Oz, is a bit of a swing and a miss. Combining Disney and Burton with a much beloved classic like Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland seems like an easy winner, but I was less than…