Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Do the folks behind the upcoming “X-Files” flick think that a bit of cheesecake is all it takes to wipe away the bad memories of that lackluster final season and lame series finale? Hell no! But it’s a start in the right direction...
Great episode of “Reaper” last night. They’ve been doing a bunch of mini-arcs all season and finally found one that paid off.
at 11:30 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
After helming “Blade Trinity”, David S. Goyer really had nowhere to go but up.“The Invisible” isn’t much to look at -- Ha! -- but he gets some solid contributions from the cast. The plot is simple enough: disembodied teen must find help for his injured body before he becomes dead-dead. Along the way, he learns some stuff about the people around him -- sounds a bit like that unaired FOX pilot, “Still Life”. Margarita Levieva stands out with a sort of grungy, (almost)Jessica Albish vibe with her portrayal of Annie -- the misunderstood tough girl (I guess you could say that she was invisible in her own way). The film changes genres in almost every act, starting out as a teen drama, switching to supernatural thriller and closing as a paranormal romance. There’s an audience for a good teen “Ghost” flick, but this movie doesn’t fit the bill. Watchable but not memorable. I believe Goyer does a commentary on the DVD though. Will have to check it out...
at 12:37 AM
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Really looking forward to this one. Read the script a while back, lots of cool-looking characters/creatures and eye-popping special effects. The story was just okay though. “Hellboy” had great visuals but also a good origin story. “Hellboy 2” is more like, ‘Okay, now that we’ve done with that cumbersome backstory and established all the key players, let’s have some fun!’ -- which was Del Toro’s approach to “Blade 2". It’ll be interesting to see if he pulls it off.
at 11:39 PM
Saturday, April 05, 2008
I might be going out on a limb here, but “The Fountain” wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was surprisingly watchable. The whole “sci-fi” angle -- if you can call it that -- probably scared off a bunch of folks and confused others, but at the core, it’s a simple story about a husband coming to terms with the impending death of his terminal wife. I don’t get the hate that it caught from some critics. Is it the most straightforward story ever told? Hardly. Might it be a little too artsy for its own good? Definitely. We often bash films for being too cookie-cutter and safe, but the minute someone ventures off the beaten path... WHAMMO!