Horror movies set in space seem to have it made easy for themselves. The setting lends itself to inducing a sense of claustrophobia and terror since the only thing that is keeping you alive in the harshness of space is inducing the claustrophobia to begin with. Add in an unknown factor making the lights flicker, systems fail and crew members die one by one, and you have an easy recipe for horror.
The Dark Crystal review today, comes from a time when the term CGI didn’t exist yet, and most of the special effects you saw in movies were actually made by hand, using skill and lots of hard work. Most importantly, all effects employed actual physical things, that occupied actual three-dimensional space in front of the […]
Today I want to bring to your attention an overlooked movie, a hidden geek gem. It’s a movie about super-smart physics students, lasers, being too cool for school and… financial fraud? This is Real Genius.
Warcraft players, and I’m talking both about the stand-alone titles and the MMO, have spent an insane amount of cumulative hours in Azeroth. They’ve learned by heart the street system of the various cities, memorized a crap-load of weird names for characters and places, they have their favorite hangout spots around in the world, they know how things look and sound in Azeroth.
One doesn’t usually hear of the Bubba Ho-Tep movie, unless one is a really big fan of the star of such a film, cult and B-movie actor, Bruce “The Chin” Campbell. There’s just no way this sort of title makes it into any sort of mainstream because it is a great example of weird, quirky, and risky filmmaking. The type that seems to have attracted Mister Campbell for most of his career.
It’s incredible how much more interested this movie has made me about the Hunger Games universe by adding some political intrigue. Maybe it’s because Game of Thrones has spoiled me, or maybe it’s because this makes it much easier to identify with, it makes it more real, more plausible.
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