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Revisiting ROM the Spaceknight

ROM the Spaceknight was not a franchise that enjoyed auspicious beginnings. A brief foray into the action figure market by board game maker Parker Bros, the toy was cheap and shoddy, one of the suckiest toys ever thrown aside…

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Fact vs. Fiction in Sci-Fi Fashion: Spacesuits

Sleek and revealing as clingy saran wrap, the standard look is topped by a bulbous fish bowl with antennae sprouting from the top.

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Shannyn Sossamon Screams In One Missed Call

Ever since I saw her do her DJ gig at a Hollywood party years ago, I’ve been a fan of Shannyn Sossamon. I mean, who didn’t like A Knight’s Tale and her creepy dead girl role in Dirt?  Yep,…

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Who Has The Worst Onscreen Chemistry?

Over at the CBC, the leader of the Canadian press points to a telling movie poll about the couples who have the worst onscreen chemistry.  After 3,000 Brits were polled, the winner was Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman in…

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Lawsuit Alert: Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

What better way to celebrate a movie’s 20th anniversary than with a lawsuit?  Since we’ve been discussing movie quotes in The Future of Classics filmosphere, I want to point out that movie quotes are trademarks usually owned by the…

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Personal Horror History: Final Destination

The comments generated by our Question of the Week yesterday are a treasure trove of personal horror histories.  You goatlings have fascinating lives, and if you haven’t been following the thread you should click…here. It inspires me to talk…

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Dark, Edgy Oz To Be Stupid

A general rule of thumb: anything described by a public relations weasel as “dark” and “edgy” is probably neither of those things. Consider, for example, many of the attempts at a “dark” and “edgy” version of the Alice in Wonderland…

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Ha Ha Funny & Ha Ha Strange Horror Shorts

The Web is both a treasure trove and a dumping ground for horror movie shorts and parodies  But on this Monday when the dark clouds burst with The Devil’s Rain, I thought I’d pass on some short film links…

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The Cardboard Robot Rumble

Every child knows the delicious thrill of knocking a robot’s block off through the cheap though surprisingly timeless game of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. This game, perhaps, is mostly responsible for most people’s primary interest in the fledgling…

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Warner Bros. Announces Logan’s Run Remake

Logan’s Run is justifiably a classic. It’s filled with bizarre, wonderful concepts: birth crystals, LifeDays, Sleepshops and Sandmen. Not to mention a bevvy of 70’s beauties in tin-foil bathing suits. However, it’s a movie deeply rooted in the hippy futurism…

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