Extraterrestrial (2014) – The Vicious Brothers

I quite enjoyed the Vicious Brothers previous efforts – Grave Encounters and Grave Encounters 2, and were curious how they took on subject matter that really unnerved me, so I dug into Extraterrestrial, which is currently available on VOD and iTunes, and had a look. Whereas with Grave Encounters I felt they took on reality…

Interstellar (2014) – Christopher Nolan

Sure, it took me a while to get to this one, but it’s been a big month, and for me this is worth the wait. With recognizable influences from 2001: A Space Odyssey (the return of silence to space, and walking, talking robots that resemble the iconic Monolith) and Contact (not the least of which…

RoboCop (2014) – Jose Padiha

The other remake I watched this week, after the Evil Dead debacle, was the new Robocop. Lacking the over-the-top violence and comic book nature, not to mention the skewering social commentary of the original, there’s not a lot to redeem this film. And I feel sorry for viewers who come to this one first without…

The Hindenberg (2011) – Philipp Kadelbach

  Releasing to DVD this week, Anchor Bay oversees the historic disaster that summarily ended the sophisticated age of travel that was the zeppelin, Hindenburg. Filmed as a German mini-series but shot in English, this excursion is a bit of a mixed bag. There are some really good things about this three-hour epic, and there…

Helix S01E01 – Pilot

  From Executive Producer Ron Moore, who oversaw the re-imaginging of the highly succesful Battlestar Galactica series, as well as creative forces involved with The X-Files and Lost, Helix, from its beginning has promised to be fun, smart and downright scary. Tonight at 10pm on Showcase, you can find out if it lives up to its pedigree….

The Host (2006) – Joon-ho Bong

  The 101 Sci-Fi Movies is coming to an end, and it was a lot of fun revisiting this highly enjoyable film from South Korea. The Host is a monster movie that balances thrills and laughs, and some great moments. Park Gang-du (Song Kang-ho) is a little slow, loves a nap, and can’t really be…