Batman Begins (2005) – Christopher Nolan

  Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale take over the reigns of one of DC’s greatest characters, Batman, in the next film to be watched for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, and the last one to review, as I’ve reviewed Nolan’s latter entries into the trilogy before. On reflection this morning, as much as I like this…

Wrath of the Titans (2012) – Jonathan Liebesman

Sigh. Like the pointless remake that preceded it, this sequel is more interested in spectacle than story, image over substance. And like it’s predecessor, completely lacks the fun, and wonder that inhabited the 1981 original. This time around we have cardboard-cutouts-that-are-pretending-to-be-characters on another quest. And while the casting is good, Sam Worthington, Bill Nighy, Rosamund…

Trailer Tracks: Krull (1983) – Peter Yates

This movie has terrible acting, some cheesey special effects, but a mostly cool idea, and I totally crushed on Lysette Anthony in this film! It has a score by James Horner, and features some very recognizable names and faces… Ken Marshall, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis, Alun Armstrong, Robbie Coltrane and Liam Neeson!

Romantic Movies for Valentines Day

  So it’s Valentine’s Day. You and your sweetie have had a romantic dinner, or a nice walk (pleasant and warm even with the chill in the air), arm in arm, hand in hand, you decide to go back to the apartment and have a cuddle while watching a romantic movie that isn’t overly sappy……

Taken (2008) – Pierre Morel

  The 101 Action Movies list lets Liam Neeson take center stage in this action thriller from producer/writer Luc Besson, and directed by District 13’s Pierre Morel, so you know the action is gonna be fast, rough and violent… Neeson stars as Bryan Mills, a retired government operative with a unique set of skills, who…

Abraham Lincoln ~ Vampire Hunter (2012)

With a title like Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, you kind of know what you’re getting when you walk into the theater – tongue in cheek, revisionist history, filled with vampires. In short, the film is ludicrous fun. Did I need to see it in the theater, probably not, I could’ve patiently waited for it to…

Krull (1983)

Apparently I was a goofy kid when I was younger, because this movie does not stand up well to the test of the time. It was one of those ones that I had the Scholastic novel for (by Alan Dean Foster) as well as the big super-size Marvel comic. And I thought the glaive was…