Godzilla Commander

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Two of my favourite movie lead title sequences are the openings of Godzilla and Wing Commander. So, naturally … Godzilla is longer, but there is some fun synergy between them. Like this: Yep, that happened simultaneously. But my favourite coincidence between the two films is: They both have non-French-born (Morocco and Turkey, respectively) French actors… Read more »

On the Origin of Niches

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That’s William Gibson in the film “No Maps for These Territories” discussing the nation-killing nature of the interweb. Speaking of “the people who ordered those mainframes connected,” I recommend the book “Where Wizards Stay Up Late.” It’s a good intro history of how the magnificent bastard did come into existence. Oh and speaking of the… Read more »

Viet Kong!

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Two great tastes that taste great together! And walking into the theatre I noticed this poster: Perfect. Do yourself a favour, go see it in IMAX. Soon, … soon, this guy’ll be striding the ruins of Seattle: He’s not Victor Kilo, but he is pretty cool. He’s a Heroclix colossal fig. See here (search for… Read more »

Three Things

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Here’s what I want: The third film —  that red one on the right, there — doesn’t exist. It’s the poster I knocked together for the sequel I want to see happen right after Carpenter’s original. The title is “The Thing” in Russian (well, according to Wikipedia and Google Translate). Taking information provided in Carpenter’s… Read more »

Thirty years on, I like what I like

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In 1984 Pepe Moreno created “Bunker 6A.” In 2013 Hajime Katoki directed “A Farewell to Weapons.” [The above link is a Japanese voice/Spanish text version of “A Farewell to Weapons.” This being the interweb, with its millions of Japanese speakers and millions more Spanish readers, I’m posting it anyway. Besides, it’s awesome in any language.]… Read more »

Warlords of Def-Con 4

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These two are a little too good together. I say that because they’re practically the same film. They’re close to the same length. Their palettes are similar. Both were released by New World Pictures. Warlords was filmed in New Zealand. Def-Con was filmed in Nova Scotia. ‘Nuff said. They both have a similar “rules have… Read more »

Romancing Little China

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Surprised I’ve not posted about this yet. Two of my favourited films from the ’80s, Romancing the Stone (’84) and Big Trouble in Little China (’86) are great fun to watch at the same time. There’s quite a bit of synergy in them even though they’re not quite the same length. The weirdest bit of… Read more »

Cutthroat Mummy

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My latest foray: There are a number of cool things about watching this pair of flicks at the same time: 1. They’re the negative — role-wise — of each other: Cutthroat Island has a power woman and bookish man, The Mummy has a power man and bookish woman; 2. They’re the same length; 3. The… Read more »