All You Need is Kill: Rethinking "Edge of Tomorrow"
With films like Top Gun, Minority Report, and the Mission Impossible franchise, Tom Cruise is the king of the modern action movie. While 80s action heroes like Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Willis look like they’re going through the motions in their most recent movies, Cruise is a still believable and, more importantly, bankable star.
That’s why it would be easy for audiences to dismiss Edge of Tomorrow as just another Cruise-helmed action vehicle that’s only meant to rake in dollars at the box office and do little else, but they’d be remiss in doing so. I’m here to tell you that it’s time to reassess Edge of Tomorrow. Yes, it’s a summer blockbuster that has faded into relative obscurity over the years, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be valued for the true gem that it is and seen by more people. Read More...
The Vibrant Lunacy of Nicolas Cage in "Color Out of Space"
Does the idea of Nicolas Cage doing a low-key Trump impression while channeling his special brand of zany, over-the-top acting bravado make you giddy with excitement? Do you have a soft spot in your heart for practical creature effects in the vein of John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)? Or how about Annihilation (2016)? Do you absolutely adore that movie and want to dive into a similarly beautiful, but nightmare-inducing world?
If you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions, then look no further than Richard Stanley’s Color Out of Space (2020). Read More...
Boldly Go Behind the Scenes of “Star Trek”
As Spock once said, “Insufficient facts always invite danger.”
But with over 50-years of Star Trek-related content out there—behind-the-scenes books, autobiographies, documentaries, and podcasts—that’s a lot of facts to get under your belt.
If you’re ready to boldly go behind the scenes of Star Trek, but don’t know where to begin, here are a few recommendations. Read More...