Conan the Destroyer (1984) – Richard Fleischer

Three years after Conan the Barbarian hit the screens, Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the role in the follow-up, Conan the Destroyer. The next stop in the list of evil wizards in the chapter on Devil’s Work in DK Canada’s very enjoyable, Monsters in the Movies. Unfortunately due to some unnecessary comedic elements, and a truly…

Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) – Mario Bava

Reg Park stars as Hercules in the next film about the Devil’s Work in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. Arriving home after his previous adventure, he learns that his beloved princess, Deianira (Lenora Ruffo) is in a supenatural coma, and that he, and his friends Theseus (George Ardisson) and Telemachus (Franco Giacobini) must venture…

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) – Blu-Ray Review

From the opening moments of Dark Fate, this does feel like the Terminator film we’ve been waiting for, because as much as the film series has been about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800, it’s also, when it’s at its best, about Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton, who returns to the series in style).  Or rather, the balance of…

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) – Jonathan Mostow

I’ve covered all the Terminator films on this blog, except for two, so now, thanks to the Sci-Fi Chronicles book I will be checking them out to complete my interactions with the T-101 and the many incarnations of John Connor. I remember being of a split mind on this film when I first saw it….

Batman & Robin (1997) – Joel Shumacher

  Ugh, and you thought Quest for Peace was bad. My time with the Dark Knight hits an all time low as my journey with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues. This is, quite possibly, the singular worst movie in the entire history of superhero films, and the fault all rests squarely on director Joel Schumacher’s…

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 in a series of disposable popcorn films as easily forgotten as the horrid, photoshopped poster that someone okayed to promote this movie. I miss…

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, but otherwise settled in rather blind for this one the first time.  The movie picks up years after the first one ended, with Sarah…

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 on… True Lies. Cameron directs this actioner which has its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, and amps up the action sequences that come…

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 classic, and finds a rebellious John Connor (Edward Furlong) living with his foster parents, while his toughened, but possibly psychotic mother, Sarah (Linda Hamilton)…

Total Recall (1990) – Paul Verhoeven

Using the short story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick, as a springboard, this entry on the 1010 Sci-Fi Movie list, sees Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a secret agent on Mars, under Paul Verhoeven’s direction, who was last seen on the list for Robocop. Bored with his construction job, and dreaming…

Commando (1985) – Mark L. Lester

This entry on the 101 Action Movies list is just good fun, its loud, violent, and a lot of fun. It’s also a prime example of the generic action films of the 1980s. It’s rather simplistic in plot, but that doesn’t take anything away from one’s enjoyment of the film. John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is…

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 film, which I was happy to revisit on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Cameron did a lot of model work and visual effects for various science…