Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Review – The Greatest Showman

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

I took the family to see The Greatest Showman over New Year's weekend. To start off with, we all enjoyed the film very much. This is the story, fairly well fictionalized (Barnum was not orphaned, whereas is partner, Baily, was orphaned), done for artistic reasons, of P. T. Barnum and ...

People Going Nutters For Avatar

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Okay, I admit it. I don't have a lot of patience for nutters who live in their parents basements blaming mankind for all that is bad in the world and wanting a utopia, then go into suicidal depression when they realize that fantasy utopias like we see in the ...

Non-SF Genre Movies

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

I'm doing a panel at an upcoming convention on non-SF/F/H genre movies that fans should see. This panel was a big success at Convergence last year, so now I'm taking it on the road. I have also added a fw new films to the list. Here is the new updated list: To ...

Che Movie

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Reuters is carrying a piece about a new movie on Che that was screened in Cuba. It purports to be an accurate portrayal of the murderer of thousands of Cubans, including kids as young as 15 years of age who were executed under Che's orders. The question is, is it really ...

Non-SF Films To See

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I am doing a panel at Convergence on what Non-Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror films people should see. It's a long list, about 80 films, and thought I would share it here as well. To Have or Have Not(1944) Casablanca(1942) The Big Sleep(1945) The Maltese Falcon(1941) We’re No Angels(1955) The Petrified Forest(1936) The African Queen (1951) The Searchers(1956) Stagecoach(1939) The Man Who Shot ...

Hollywood Mystified As Anti-War Films Bomb

Friday, November 9th, 2007

It's becoming more difficult every day to take Hollywood seriously (Sorry John!). The reason is they simply don't get it when it comes to war, politics and, yes, global warming. This has been made very clear when it comes to the war in Iraq in a piece posted on BreitBart. Hollywood ...

The Globalization of G.I. Joe

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Hollywood, and this time Paramount Pictures in particular, has veered far-left yet again. They are changing an all-American icon of heroism into a globalized entity for the sake of political correctness and "International appeal." What are we talking about? G.I. Joe is being transformed from "Government Issue Joe" into "Global ...

Ridley Scott On Death of Cinema

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

The Scotsman has a piece on Ridley Scott ranting about how technology is killing big-screen cinema. THE Hollywood director, Ridley Scott, warned yesterday that new technology is killing off the big-screen experience. The Oscar-winning County Durham-born movie mogul said mobile phones and computers threatened movie-making on an epic scale. Is Scott ...

New Movie Justifies Eco-Terrorism

Monday, May 1st, 2006

There is a new movie opening soon, and it has been labeled "soft eco-terrorism," whatever that emans. CNS has this report on the film: The movie, "Hoot," opens Friday May 5. It features environmentally conscious teenage characters vandalizing heavy machinery by stealing parts off of them and flattening tires in order ...

Enterprise Season Trimmed

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

Over on SciFi Wire, there is a report that UPN has cut back this seasons order from 26 episodes to 24.

Huge SF Movie Memorabalia Auction

Friday, July 30th, 2004

Ran across a site that has a posting to an awesome memorabalia auction. Check out the first page of stuff and flip through from there. The auction contains all kinds of goodies from Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Terminator; appliances, props, scripts, costumes, and so on. ...

Universal Up For Sale

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Over on, there is an article about Universal Studios is up on the block. Universal Studios created the monster movie, with Bela Lugosi as Dracula, and made stars of Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and many others. Hopefully the sale will help get this legendary studio back on its feet.

Emmy Nominations for SF

Thursday, July 17th, 2003

SciFi Wire Emmy nominations have been announced, with Frank Herbert's Children of Dune and Enterprise, as well as other good genre series, up for several awards.