On Stardust

On Stardust

Featuring Ian McKellen (X-Men film series, The Lord of the Rings film series, The Hobbit film series, Doctor Who‘s The Snowmen), Claire Danes (Princess Mononoke, The Hours, Terminator: Rise of the Machines), Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns, Hairspray, What Lies Beneath), Peter O’Toole (Casanova), and Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Stardust a film adaptation of the 1999 Neil Gaiman (Doctor Who‘s The Doctor’s Wife) … Continue reading

On What Lies Beneath

On What Lies Beneath

Featuring Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns, Hairspray), What Lies Beneath is  psychological horror film directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future film series, Contact).   According to Roger Ebert: What Lies Beneath” opens with an hour or so of standard thriller scare tactics, done effectively, and then plops into a morass of absurdity. Lacking a smarter … Continue reading

On Internet Trolls… *Sigh*

On Internet Trolls… *Sigh*

I do know a thing about internet trolling, as I have my own family to give the greatest credit for this, giving me lots of experience on the psychological factors, and understanding of it’s context. If you think they are different in person than on the internet – think again – as my experience with … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Charmed: Season 4

The Best and Worst of Charmed: Season 4

Season 8 Season 7 Season 6 Season 5   Season 4 is considered the last good season the show ever had, which also serves as a soft-reboot given Shannon Doherty left the show over potential feuds with other cast. McGowan’s Paige was a great addition, bringing a freshness to the series already 3 years old. … Continue reading

On Universal Soldier

On Universal Soldier

Unlike the apocalyptic 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, and Independence Day, Roland Emmerich’s Universal Soldier is much more akin to Stargate in terms of atmosphere and characterization – with more actions sequences. The film features Dolph Lundgren (Masters of the Universe), Michael Jai White (Spawn), Robert Trebor (Xena: Warrior Princess), and Jerry Orbach (Murder, … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Arc of Infinity

A Special Look at: Arc of Infinity

Arc of Infinity effectively kicks of the 20th anniversary season, which features a returning foe from the Doctor’s past in every serial. This time it is Omega, who appeared in the 10th anniversary special, The Three Doctors. Notably, Commander Maxil is played by Colin Baker, who would later become the Sixth Incarnation of the Doctor. … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Magician’s Apprentice

A Special Look at: The Magician’s Apprentice

The Magician’s Apprentice follows up after Death in Heaven with the death of Missy the Master, and  Last Christmas where Clara and the Doctor worked on their relationship, and Clara got to say goodbye to Danny Pink. More importantly though, the episode features an array of returning characters, including Kate Stewart and UNIT, the Shadow … Continue reading

On Dredd

On Dredd

Featuring Karl Urban (The Chronicles of Riddick, Doom, The Bourne Surpremacy, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Xena: Warrior Princess), Dredd is an action film based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. It is unrelated to the awful Judge Dredd film, as a new film adaptation had been … Continue reading

On The Island

On The Island

Featuring Ewan McGregor (Velvet Goldmine, Down with Love),  Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy, Constantine, Beauty Shop), Sean Bean (The Lords of the Rings film trilogy), and Ethan Philips (Star Trek: Voyager), The Island is a film I found to be as entertaining as Æon Flux or Ultraviolet. … Continue reading