Tag: film

The Art of Alex ‘Gutalin’ Kozhanov


Alex ‘Gutalin’ Kozhanov is a freelance artist living in Kalinigrad, Russia.  He specializes in matte painting that utilizes a level of fine detail that is far greater than most of […]

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie


What better artist to kick off our Art section with than one Ralph McQuarrie.  Unfortunately we lost Mr. McQuarrie recently (March 2012) at the age of 82, but his legacy […]

Retro Review: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones


Is Attack of the Clones a perfect movie? Hell no. It is without doubt a much better movie than The Phantom Menace which I still enjoy. Attack of the …

The Fellowship of the Ring

Retro Review: The Fellowship of the Ring


Weighing in at very close to three hours, The Fellowship of the Ring is already a classic, without a doubt. I knew in my nerdy heart of hearts, walking out …

Retro Review: John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)


There’s really no compelling reason to watch Vampires . . . not even as time wasting entertainment. It doesn’t matter if you like vampire movies of any kind. It isn’t a hard-core action …

Aliens

Retro Review: Aliens (1986)


Aliens is an instant classic, rife with memorable scenes, heat pounding action, and quotable one liners. It transformed the stalking and sinister xenomorph into a Colonial Marine slaying monster. If you don’t own it, …

The Cell

Retro Review: The Cell


Like it or hate it, no one can say that The Cell isn’t original. Yes, it’s very experimental and disturbing, which means that it’s not for everyone. I admire the film for it’s …

Retro Review: Dungeons & Dragons


The look on their faces is exactly how I felt while watching Dungeons & Dragons back in 2000. Part of me was smirking in disgust, another part of me was screaming in frustration. [Original publication: Dec 8, 2000]

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Retro Review: The Lost World: Jurassic Park


I dug this old review up because I recently watched Jurassic World on Blu-ray. One thought that kept crossing my mind was “Don’t these people ever learn!!!” It goes all the way back to The Lost World when humans first re-opened Pandora’s genetic box and tried to control natural mutation. [Original publication: Nov 29, 2000]

Jurassic Park

Retro Review: Jurassic Park (1993)


Jurassic Park does have it’s plot holes and can strain credibility at times. Pfffft, who am I kidding?! Jurassic Park is an amazing, groundbreaking adventure film filled with…

Retro Review: Red Planet (2000)

Retro Review: Red Planet (2000)


In Red Planet a team of astronauts makes the first manned expedition to the Mars and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities.

Retro Review: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)


I was, of course, disappointed by Book of Shadows. I knew that this film would be different from the original. The original was groundbreaking because it was able to scare us without any blood or cheap camera tricks.

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