Trailer Tracks: Black Rain (1989) – Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott, alongside Spielberg, has long been one of my favoite directors, and I loved his work with Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Kate Capshaw and Ken Takakura in this crime thriller that moves from New York to Japan. Showcasing the culture clash, the differences in police procedures and justice this one is just a great…

Godzilla (2014) – Gareth Edwards

The King of Monsters returned to the big screen this weekend, with Monsters director, Gareth Edwards updating the classic cinema tale for the 21st century, while embracing its origins from the 50s. Filled with spectacle, and a perfect matinée, popcorn filled homage to the original series, the film, despite Edwards deft touch, and eye for…

Everything Or Nothing (2012) – Stevan Riley

Bond… James Bond. I’ve been a fan since I saw the trailer for For Your Eyes Only on SuperChannel, and tried to buy a James Bond book for the road trip to New Brunswick, though my father did not approve. Once we relocated to Bermuda and finally had to break and buy a VHS machine,…

Fist of Legend (1994) – Gordon Chan

  The 101 Action Movies brings us another classic, as Jet Li takes center stage in this martial arts stunner. A remake of the Bruce Lee classic, The Chinese Connection, Li is absolutely stunning in the title role of Chen Zhen, a Chinese student studying in Japan during the Japanese occupation of China. Receiving word…

The Wolverine (2013) – James Mangold

  The Wolverine is a bit of a mixed bag, and sadly, for me, came across as a bit of a lackluster affair. It led me to wonder if perhaps Fox is simply churning out X-Men films to hold onto the rights to prevent them from coming under the Disney umbrella much like it seems…

Audition (1999) – Takashi Miike

“Didn’t you see Fatal Attraction?” “You wouldn’t let me!” “Well I saw it and it scared the shit out of me! It scared the shit out of every man in America!” That exchange from Sleepless In Seattle was all I could think of while I was watching Audition, the next film brought to me on…

Gojira (1954)

Pop culture, and the films that followed in the series have been less than kind to Gojira (or Godzilla as he is known to most North American audiences), so I was glad to actuually settle in and watch this film when it showed up on my 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. It’s played straight, and coming…

The Mechanical Bride – Allison De Fren, USA

  “ The fourth skin job is Pris. A basic pleasure model. The standard item for military clubs in the outer colonies. They were designed to copy human beings in every way except their emotions.” – from the film Blade Runner The Mechanical Bride is a fascinating film that delves into the sub-culture of life-like…