Batman Forever (1995) – Joel Schumacher

  As I continue my time with the Dark Knight via the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, I think it was after Batman Returns that someone at Warner Brothers wanted to get away from the darker, more adult ideas Tim Burton’s films were starting to introduce and perhaps push the series in a more ‘family-friendly’ way. Enter…

King Kong (1976) – John Guillermin

  In 1976, Kong returned to the big screen in an American remake as I continue my exploration of Sci-Fi Chronicles. Taking its cue from the Japanese films in the decades since the original film, this film forgoes the miniature route (to its detriment I think) and replaces Kong with a man in a suit,…

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) – Hugh Hudson

  The Oscar-nominated Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is the next film suggestion from the Sci-Fi Chronicles as I continue my time with Edgar Rice Burroughs most famous creation, in this version portrayed by Christopher Lambert. This film is based in more reality than earlier explorations of the character, and by…

Men In Black (1997) – Barry Sonnenfeld

  The cult favorite comic book, created by Lowell Cunningham, hits the mainstream as a popcorn delight in this entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Using the conspiracy of the MiB as a launching point, and incorporating all manner of UFO stories, rumors and possible sightings, Barry Sonnenfeld as director guides Will Smith and…

Videodrome (1983) – David Cronenberg

The crew includes special effects by wizard Rick Baker, and music by Howard Shore. The cast includes James Woods, Sonja Smits and a scintillating performance by Deborah Harry. Add in Cronenberg’s love of flesh horror and you have the makings of this cult favorite on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Max Renn (Woods) is a…

An American Werewolf In London (1981) – John Landis

I love this movie! It’s one of my all time favorite horror films, and I was so happy to revisit it on the 101 Horror Movies list. There’s nothing I don’t love about it, the source music – all the songs have the word moon in the title; Jenny Agutter – so amazingly hot in…