Escape From L.A. (1996) – John Carpenter

I love me some John Carpenter, and his work with Kurt Russell is always enjoyable, but this next stop in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book isn’t as good as it could have been, but I still enjoy parts of it, I mean there’s Kurt as Snake Plissken, again. This time the year is 2013, L.A. has…

Stargate (1994) – Roland Emmerich

  The adventures continue with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, as I kcik back and enjoy Kurt Russell and James Spader in this science fiction actioner that seems to be heavily influenced by Chariots of the Gods, and wonderfully marries Egyptian mythology, with action, and space opera. Long before the successful television series, Colonel Jack O’Neil…

The Great Digital Film Festival 2016

  I love when this time of year rolls around, because every February, Cineplex puts on their Great Digital Film Festival which tends to showcase some wonderful films from my childhood projected on the big screen in wonderful digital clarity, often mixed with some newer popular titles. This year is no different, running from February…

Trailer Tracks: Escape From New York (1981) – John Carpenter

Carpenter’s action flick has the perfect trailer, it introduces the concept, hints at the action, and shows us our hero, Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken. Sure, it looks dated now, but if trailers today re-embraced the less is mor concept again, I’d really enjoy that!

Trailer Tracks: Stargate (1994) – Roland Emmerich

  Long before it spawned a series of spinoffs, this film came along, and simply wowed a lot of viewers. I remember the first time I saw it, the marrying of adventure, science fiction, and the sense of wonder and discovery that I love, this movie totally rocked! Kurt Russell and James Spader star in…

Trailer Tracks: Tango & Cash (1989) – Andrey Konchalovskiy

Sometimes you just want a guilty pleasure movie, and this one is very much one of those, featuring Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, James Hong and Brion James this is pure 80s cheese, and is perfect for those Monday morning blahs…

Trailer Tracks: Backdraft (1991) – Ron Howard

Ron Howard has become a brilliant director, and each of his films have simply wowed me, but this one, alongside Apollo 13, is my favorite. What a cast… Kurt Russell, Scott Glenn, Robert DeNiro, Rebecca De Mornay, William Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Donald Sutherland… gorgeous cinematography and a strong story…

The Thing (1982) – John Carpenter

The amazing science fiction year that was 1982 continues! As much as I love Escape From New York and Big Trouble In Little China, I think this is probably my favorite John Carpenter film, and I was so glad it’s on the 101 Sci_Fi Movies list. Based on the 1951 classic The Thing From Another…

Escape From New York (1981) – John Carpenter

  “Call me Snake.” The 101 Sci-Fi Movies just brought me one of my favorite John Carpenter films, Escape From New York (though I like all of Carpenter’s and Kurt Russell’s collaborations – even some moments in Escape From L.A.). Kurt Russell plays Snake Plissken, the coolest anti-hero ever as far as I’m concerned. A…

Tim’s Halloween Movies

It’s Halloween! Always a fun time of year, and while I could sit here and give you my¬†favorite scary movies, I thought perhaps¬†I would just list 10 films that I really enjoy, in no particular order, ones that are good for a spooky movie night. These are movies that are fun to watch, or you…

Call Me Snake…

I’m off to a sneak preview of the new sci-fi actioner Lockout this evening. When I first saw the trailer, the only thing I could think was that it looked like a John Carpenter/Kurt Russell film without either of them (though some of the dialogue looks even cheesier) and more importantly, it looked like a…

What Did I Watch This Week? Vol. 1

Welcome to the weekend! And what a week it’s been, between work, reading, chasing down interviews and blogging how did I find time to watch all the things I talk about below… I really don’t know. I kept a running list of all the things I watched this weekend, and well, it’s a lot! But…