Author Archives: Steve

I Origins

I recently read Biocentrism, by Dr. Robert Lanza with Bob Berman, but this is not a book review – it is a film review. So why do I start off mentioning this book? Because both the book and the film walk a tight-rope between main stream “science” and “spirituality”. I use the quotations because these […]

Showdown somewhere in Missouri

This post will contain what would traditionally be called spoilers, but to imply anything could spoil Showdown at Area 51 is like saying anything can spoil curdled milk. Hopefully none of you have seen Showdown at Area 51 yet and hopefully none of you ever will. It’s seven years old at this point, so hopefully […]

The Rover

  I will start by quoting a fellow audience member at the completion of The Rover at a screening yesterday: “I just lost two hours of my life.” And now I want to state emphatically: I couldn’t disagree more. The Rover doesn’t give the viewer a lot up front. If you don’t read about it […]

Occupant occupied my time

I have to really wonder about this one. What was going through the minds of the creators when they made this one? Spoilers follow. If you haven’t seen Occupant yet and don’t want to ruin the experience, well, let it ruin itself. First the good. I was constantly impressed with the cinematography and camera work. […]

For the love of a good romantic film

He’s a uniquely talented but somewhat ostracized member of society who appreciates only the finest food, music and the arts. She’s a formerly highly valued employee of a large scale organization seeking to maintain her moral balance and prestige after a disagreement with a coworker leads to a challenging confrontation with her superiors. Previously, they […]

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Robocop Review

Originally posted on Simply Film:
I should have learned long ago that no intellectual property is safe from the scourge of unnecessary remakes; not even seemingly safe 1980’s cult sci-fi classics. Alas, the day has arrived for Robocop to be tied down to the sacrificial alter so that another generation of twitchy, attention deficit kids…

Beyond The Black Rainbow is beyond trippy!

I had Beyond the Black Rainbow on my Netflix “My List” for a long time. Whenever I would scroll thru my list my reaction to the description given on Netflix would be something like “Why did I put this movie on my list? Oh yeah, looked like a nice blend of paranormal, psychological thriller with […]

Sountrack Competition Round 2

The results of the first competition are in: In the biggest smackdown of the race to be the best soundtrack ever, The Matrix decimated Transformers, taking 88% of the vote. Made scrap metal out of the big robots! In the battle of the men-with-Daddy-issues (well, not really, but play along), The Tree of Life beat […]

Sountrack Competition polls closing next week

The polls will close next Thursday at midnight (Wednesday night 12:00 New York City time). Thereafter will commence round 2 – where soundtracks from various genres will go toe to toe to determine the best sound track of all time. Or it’s just another place online to express your opinion. Whatever. Go vote.

Desire is the root of all suffering

Or so said the Buddha. I think he was right. If you desire for a movie to be good, it will suck, and you will suffer.  I recently had the opportunity to watch two more films on my ’70s horror trip down nostalgia lane. This morning I viewed the Italian Argento film Suspiria. I’ll cut […]

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