Film Review: Alien (dir. by Ridley Scott)
Apr26

Film Review: Alien (dir. by Ridley Scott)

Today is 4.26, also known as “Alien Day”, and named after the planet in James Cameron’s Aliens (LV-426 / Acheron). It’s a celebration of the entire Alien Franchise, but I’m only focused on the first film as I finally saw it in the theatre in 2017. This isn’t so much a review as it’s just my history with Ridley Scott’s Alien. You can find actual reviews all over the internet, and I know very few people who...

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Closer to Royals (Lorde & Nine Inch Nails Mashup)

I love Mashups. I’ve heard some crazy out of sync mixes, with one song pretty much barking at the other.  Every once in a while, you can come across a mix that gets everything right, from the tempo to the decision on which song sits in the background or foreground. The following piece of magic (accredited to YouTuber BobMills) mixes Lorde’s “Royals” with Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”. It’s a...

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In Memoriam – R. Lee Ermey (1944 – 2018)
Apr16

In Memoriam – R. Lee Ermey (1944 – 2018)

“Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit.” – R. Lee Ermey (via IMDB) Actor and Marine R. Lee Ermey passed away this Sunday due to complications of pneumonia. The news of this has hit all of the major social networks, but as I’m not online as much lately, I found out from my best...

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Film Review: Pacific Rim Uprising (dir. by Steven S. DeKnight)
Apr10

Film Review: Pacific Rim Uprising (dir. by Steven S. DeKnight)

Moving to directing isn’t always smooth .Duel was a success for Steven Spielberg, and Alex Garland had a wonderful success with Ex Machina. Conversely, Cinematographer Wally Pfister’s Transcendence wasn’t as well received. Though he has worked on TV, Pfister hasn’t had a motion picture follow-up (though I’m eager to see him do so). Everyone moves in different directions and at their own pace. Steven S....

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