Monday, September 16 2013
If one of the main jobs of a writer is to entertain the reader, then Taylor gives us a literary circus act in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven.
Friday, October 14 2011
Matthijs van Heinjningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing summons the chilly vibe and the cinema-sexual psychoanalytic undertone of the best of '80s genre cinema. It's only the generic modern "female empowerment" story that seems dated.
Thursday, March 10 2011
Sunday, March 6 2011
Prior to gaining fame as one of the foremost pop cultural creators, Joss Whedon gained fame within the film industry as a screenwriter and script doctor. But of these early efforts, it was his script for Alien Resurrection that contained themes that dominated much of his later work.
Monday, September 13 2010
Thursday, August 12 2010
Delving into complex issues of faith, redemption, humanity and power within a space opera setting, Stargate Universe demands close attention from the viewer.
Tuesday, September 2 2008
Tuesday, July 29 2008
Having covered inter-species romance between humans, vampires and werewolves in her popular Twilight series, Meyer turns to new territory in her latest novel: aliens.
Tuesday, March 4 2008
Wednesday, June 20 2007
As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.