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Can’t touch this!

The amazing thing about The Untouchables, a movie I can never resist when it’s on TV (so you know where I’ll be when it runs on AMC this Thursday night at 7:30 pm) isn’t that it was a hit, but…

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Iron Man trailer debuts

So here it is, the trailer for the next major Marvel Comics-based movie, Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark? Well, OK. (Don’t forget that it could have been Tom Cruise.) Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury? Interesting ……

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Kevin Smith: Jersey Girl sucked

I’ve been a Kevin Smith fan ever since I interviewed him in 1994 at the Toronto Film Festival for Clerks (and asked him what I hope is the rudest question anyone has ever asked him. Not that I’m eager to…

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The final cut, or just the deepest one?

Looking at the schedule for the New York Film Festival (and noticing how many of the films I already saw in Toronto), I see that they will be screening Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Well, gee, that’s pretty important, the…

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Chloe Sevigny and Rachel Weisz Duel For Terminator Role

Rachel Weisz: the slightly cross-eyed little pixie who has maintained well into adulthood the pout of a little girl selling lemonade on a rainy day. Chloe Sevigny: the infamous star of Brown Bunny, a woman who looks like she’d slit…

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7 Superior SciFi Sequels

There’s a funny discussion in AMC’s video section between Ron and Gene about number movies (movies with numbers in their titles) that has me thinking specifically about sequels. There’s a general perception that sequels are inferior to the original…

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Fantastic Fest: Leave This One “Alone”

OK, Monsterfest readers, take a guess as to how the following film ends: A beautiful young woman returns home after many years and is haunted by the ghost of her dead Siamese twin.  In the course of the film it…

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Fantastic Fest: “Five Across The Eyes” Is A Find

Film festivals are all about finding surprises, those titles that have slipped under your radar that you take a chance on in the hopes of uncovering a hidden gem.  The second night of  Fantastic Fest one of those surprises surfaced…

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Two Stargate Direct-To-DVD Movies Due

Michael Shanks, who played Daniel Jackson in the television adaptation of Stargate, talked to SciFi Wire about the upcoming direct-to-DVD movies Stargate: Continuum and Stargate: The Ark of Truth…which gives me an excuse to talk a little about Stargate….

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The Spirit’s Got Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson, late of the late NBC drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" has signed on to Will Eisner’s The Spirit, joining Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is Frank Miller’s directorial follow-up…

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