Author Archives: Steve

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:
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymMNEPfcO5M%5D 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…

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 […]

Old films rewatched

This post is really my post Halloween round up of what I watched this horror season, followed by some recent unspook-related viewings worth mentioning. The scary season started with The Conjuring. This movie scared the crap outta me. Everything was done right. Had a story, had context and real characters and that always effective “based […]

These things generally suck

Yet movies should not suck… http://www.theonion.com/articles/fans-of-green-screens-incredibly-fakelooking-thing,33323/ Where are we going? Are there alternatives?

Direction is key

I’ve written before on the importance of a Director’s touch/style in making a film what it is. Lately I’ve been watching the Alien franchise, due in no small part to the relatively recent Prometheus spectacle. This is just a small blog-postlet, if you will, reinforcing what I’ve been saying. Note that I say this with no […]

Trance

Okay, why didn’t anyone tell me about Trance? How come I didn’t hear about this movie until I happened to be … uh, researching Rosario Dawson (researching?, yeah researching… sure researching her, uh… career to date… for a project I’m working on. Yeah, that’s it) and came across this film. Luckily, I was able to […]

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