Escape From L.A. (1996) – 4K Review

You either love this film or you don’t. There’s really no two ways about it. Some of it is so out there, that you can’t help but roll your eyes. But if you want to see director John Carpenter, and star Kurt Russell bringing their anti-hero Snake Plissken back to the screen some fifteen years…

Doomsday (2008) – Neil Marshall

Writer/director Neil Marshall pays homage to Snake Plissken and Mad Max with his actioner, Doomsday, which, as I rewatched it, had an opening that seems incredibly relevant as a pandemic sweeps the UK, and as the virus spreads there are lockdowns, quarantines, and curfews – until the infected are all locked away in Scotland, a…

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…

Toronto After Dark: Tales of Halloween (2015) – Various

  The opening night film for the 10th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival was the anthology film, Tales of Halloween, featuring familiar names behind and in front of the camera, the collection which slowly won over the audience, is amusing,¬†bloody and reminds the viewer that Halloween is supposed to be fun. Boasting names like…

Issues Vol. 7

So more good stuff from Kirk at West End Comics this week! Have you been yet? You should really pop in, it’s a great shop! And away we go with this week’s goodies… E is for Extinction (Marvel) issue 1 was written by Chris Burnham. with art by Ramon Villalobos, colors by Ian Herring and…

Issues Vol. 1

I’be been meaning to start this blog for awhile as I have a great little comic store at the end of my street, West End Comics, and the gent who runs it, one Kirk by name has been very kind to pull my weekly comics and always has great recommendations for me… So what’s in…

Defiance S02E01 – The Opposite of Hallelujah

    Defiance is back tonight on Showcase, and if anyone was worried that wouldn’t be able to wrap you up again in the world and the story will find themselves sadly mistaken. Of course, we know how much I love this show! I watched the preview discs Showcase sent me of the first season…

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!

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) – John Carpenter

A number of elements both horrific and action oriented combine as the siege on a closed down police station begins in this classic John Carpenter film that makes a welcome appearance on the 101 Action Movies list. 6 gang members are shot down by cops, raising tensions on the street, as Lieutenant Ethan Bishop (Austin…

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…