Bloodsport, Directed by Newt Arnold and Written by Sheldon Lettich, Christopher Cosby and Mel Friedman, follows the true story of Frank Dux (Van Damme) an American soldier who abandons his … Continue reading ‘bloodsport’ the quintessential jcvd film; a staple for the genre.
In retrospection, perhaps the critics who dismissed John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness in ’87 will recognize the film for what it’s worth – an inventive horror film conjoining lucifer with … Continue reading John carpenter’s most underrated sci-fi film ‘prince of darkness’ (1987)
The production phase lasted less than 80 days on Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days, a sci-fi-romance/tech-noir action picture worth spending under $50m. It took near $9m at the box office. The … Continue reading ‘Strange Days’ in the 21st Century of the 3rd Millennium.
Her is a Sci-Fi/Romance intertwined in a world of tech operations. Theodore is a successful writer who builds a genuine connection with the voice of an uber-advanced, emotionally intelligent A.I.. … Continue reading a soul-tie with a long-lost love in ‘her’ (2013)
The Predator was portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme. Which means this is Schwarzenegger versus the guns from Brussels, in a film about a squad of army rangers on an operation … Continue reading the earsplitting concerto, genre-bending plot & intergalactic warfare of ‘predator’ (1987)
The audacious Alaskan Malamute’s (Norwegian dogs) being chased through the snow-white Antarctic alps (shot on-location in Alaska and British Columbia) foreshadow the bravado necessary to survive as a character in … Continue reading Man is the warmest place to hide – john carpenter’s masterpiece ‘the thing’ (1982)
Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) is a hallucinatory depiction of what authoritarian dictatorship would look like in fictional, futuristic United Kingdom; far-right ultra-nationalism exemplified by suppression and regulation. Rigid governmental practices … Continue reading The satire, fascism and sci-fi xmas of cult-classic ‘brazil’ (1985)