History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man…

Originally, Godzilla embodied the fear and apprehensions of nuclear weapons, of full-on nuclear war: a massive dinosaur rising out of the depths to vomit forth atomic fire upon a helpless populace. What better nation to depict this than Japan, still suffering its own psychological woes from the devastation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki a mere nine … More History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man…

Twilight of the Gods

Having just watched the new Conan the Barbarian movie, the Wagnerian influence on Conan is… blatant. So, how many graphic novels get their own four-minute animated trailer? About the same number that are based on Wagnerian folklore. Expanded info is also on the video’s page, but some guy named Alex Alice came up with the … More Twilight of the Gods

We Can Remember It for You Wholesale – Again

Okay, I’ve been pretty skeptical about this one, dating back to when I first heard they were remaking it. I mean, the Schwarzenegger one wasn’t brilliant, but it managed to keep Philip K. Dick’s paranoia and questioning of reality intact inside an entertaining ’80s trashy action movie. Probably one of the top three PKD book-to-movie … More We Can Remember It for You Wholesale – Again

Everything Bad is Good

I think it’s interesting how conceptions on pop-culture phenomena change over a given time; positive and negative connotations switch places, and even the meaning of the name isn’t stable. Take comic books, for example: for most of the 20th Century they were looked down upon as just-for-kids, childish funnies that grown adults had no reason … More Everything Bad is Good

Prometheus Unbound

If you haven’t guessed from a few nerdy, deep-cut hints, this is Ridley Scott’s return to SF, a film long rumored to be a loosely-connected prequel of sorts set in the same universe as Alien. That may or may not include xenomorphs. But does involve a ship similar to the one found at the beginning … More Prometheus Unbound

15 Days of Horror – The Slasher Movie

Let’s see. I’ve done an alien movie, a pair of b-movie, a couple of horror-comedies, some monster movies, and a bunch of thrillers which mostly have serial killers. But I haven’t listed the slasher movie, because there’s always at least one. I’ve seen dozens of these stupid things, mainly because of their habitual long-running franchises: … More 15 Days of Horror – The Slasher Movie

Horror Movie Review – Burn, Witch, Burn! (Night of the Eagle)

Since I managed to get ahead of myself on the 15 Days of Horror thing, time to do something different. Since I just read Fritz Leiber’s novel Conjure Wife, I thought I’d do a tie-in between blogs and popped on Netflix to see which of the three movies based on the book were on streaming. The … More Horror Movie Review – Burn, Witch, Burn! (Night of the Eagle)