The artwork style complements the Victorian setting beautifully, and by focusing more on Batman’s detective skills rather than his fighting skills, we get a showcase of the World’s Greatest Detective pitted against the twisted mind of a serial killer menacing Gotham, who calls himself Jack the Ripper. [Read more…]
Kill Order is an indie scifi thriller that draws upon several familiar scenarios and twists several of them to create an action-adventure roller coaster with potential. The action sequences and fight scenes are wonderful, but the story itself takes almost too long to come together and become engaging for the viewer. [Read more…]
Westworld was a highly anticipated reimagining, one looked forward to with both eager curiosity and well-founded reservations. First, coming from HBO and helmed by a stellar production team, there was a lot to look forward to. [Read more…]
The newest feature in the DC Animated Universe, Justice League Dark, serves as a delicious connector between the superheroes and the supernatural elements of the DC Universe, and as a bittersweet reminder of what we no longer have — meaning, no live-action Constantine TV series, nor that long-ago hope of a Justice League Dark movie by Guillermo del Toro. [Read more…]
Despite glaring plot issues, the horror element did pick up once people of import started getting killed and captured. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep me from playing Candy Crush on my phone, during the rest of the movie.
Part of the reason why is that even though the horror got better, there were still so many questions about motive and background that nagged at me the entire time. [Read more…]
This collection is a labor of love for a lot of people, and the extras in this set show how much everyone involved loved being a part of this project. [Read more…]
For the most part, anthologies are a mixed bag, but more often than not, you find a few gems amongst an average slate of tales. For me, however, Monsterland falls below that threshold, where almost all of the segments are below average, failing to hit any of the marks for scary, creative, or campy in the least. [Read more…]
A story about emerging consciousness wrapped as a noir psychological thriller, Uncanny toys with the notions of humanity and emotions while bringing up a handful of other uncomfortable behaviors.
Warning: there are harsh opinions and likely some spoilers involved regarding the ending of this film, so proceed accordingly. [Read more…]
The Anomaly is a decent film, a near-future world filled with interesting biotech concepts and a great scene-chewing villain, but a little more character-building to better explain some of the motivations — and maybe a little more time to explore those motivations — I think might have stepped the story up a notch. [Read more…]
This is an interesting film, but doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, and most genre fans will spot inspiration from various other films.
What I have found most interesting is the nebulous time frame the movie takes place in. The three adult leads will be recognizable to folks from my generation, appearing in numerous genre films since the mid-nineties. It was almost a 90s reunion, which kind of works as the movie appears to be set in the early to mid 90s. [Read more…]
While the landscape of the movie is a little on the bleak and colorless side, the vibrant characters more than make up for that. The film ends with a startling twist that is highly satisfying if you like a good shock to go with your suspense, but ultimately the framework of the Curse is shaky at best. In the end, the DVD is worth the investment… just don’t expect too many supernatural thrills from this one. If teen angst and a good stalker thriller is your cup of tea, however, you have my word: you will not be disappointed. [Read more…]
This is a very interesting movie, instead of being told through the POV of the main character, Brett Desmond (Andrew J. West) the perspective is through the Emergent AI itself. This is done in a very clever, if somewhat voyeuristic way, by filming everything from through webcams, security Cameras, and even a pair of web connected glasses. [Read more…]