Stargate a Forgotten But Silly Fun Early Effort from Disaster Artist Roland Emmerich

Today, German-born director Roland Emmerich is known as the ‘master of disaster’. He’s the movie-maker that blows up globally recognized landmarks. And he makes overwrought movies mixing science fiction with old-fashioned 70s disaster movie vibes. While Emmerich’s movies usually drum up big box office dollars, critics aren’t usually impressed. Occasionally, audiences aren’t too thrilled either […]

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Nope Finds Jordan Peele Balancing a Big Summer Movie with Ambitious Story-Telling

Finally. One of the most anticipated movies of 2022 has arrived in theatres. When your first movie secures an Oscar nomination, expectations tend to trend pretty high. Fortunately, Jordan Peele proved he was no one-hit wonder with his follow-up, Us. Both of Peele’s directorial efforts showed a filmmaker willing to take creative risks while simultaneously […]

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The Seed: Aliens, Influencers, and Middling Horror

With the current state of the world, escapist fare doesn’t sound like a bad idea. And what’s more escapist than a movie about aliens. Now for the second time in recent weeks, a new horror movie finds inspiration from past sci-fi horror classics, like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing. While The Changed […]

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The Puppet Masters: A Sci-Fi Thriller As Wooden As Its Alien Hosts

At face value, The Puppet Masters had a lot going for it. For starters, its source material was a well-regarded, influential novel. Donald Sutherland headlining your movie is never a bad thing. And its premise, while familiar, touched on themes that translate across time. Too bad none of these made The Puppet Masters a better […]

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Critters: A Fun Bite of B-Monster Movie Nostalgia

No, they’re not Gremlins. Different movie. These are Critters … similar concept, different monsters. While Gremlins occupies a warm spot in movie fans’ hearts, Critters is a bit more niche. Even if director Stephen Herek intended no overlap – and the movies are in fact quite different – it’s not hard to see why some […]

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Psycho Goreman: The R-Rated Family Horror Movie You Never Knew You Needed

Imagine if The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was an R-rated movie that was intentionally funny. Turning a children’s television show into a morbidly funny horror movie has plenty of potential. It almost worked in the hit-and-miss The Banana Splits Movie a few years ago. Though it’s not really a horror update of Power Rangers, Psycho […]

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