That’s what the ’80s had. It was dystopias as far as the eye could see: Blade Runner (’82), The Running Man (’87) and Akira (’88) are all set in 2019. It seems the stress of the Cold War-ending Reagan era was a sweet-spot match with the (more or less) single generation distance of that… Read more »
CRACKIN’ WISE. [p 111] THE YOUNG and THE OLD. YOU are WELCOME.
In case you’ve never done it, you owe it to yourself to watch Zulu Dawn and Zulu back-to-back. Double-feature length: 115 mins for Zulu Dawn + 139 mins for Zulu = 254 mins That’s four and a quarter hours of “Stand-to!” “Usuthu!”
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 »
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 »
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 »
Finally watched them together. It was good, not great. Cool, but not epic.
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 »
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 »