Category: Movies

Will Smith as Neo

That Time Will Smith Almost Became Neo

Just about every movie you can think of once had someone else cast in the lead role, only to have the part go to someone else who became…

Why This Back to the Future Set Looks Familiar, and Other Easter Eggs

For anyone who has taken the Universal Studios tour, it’s no secret that thousands of films and television shows have been shot on the studio lot, and many…

That Time Tom Selleck Almost Became Indiana Jones

Tales of actors that almost got the role of a lifetime, only to have it go to someone else, have always fascinated me. So, just having a little…

Evangelizing for the Return of Horror Anthology

I was practically born with a weakness for anthology horror. My mom raised me on scary stuff. There were nights on the couch, watching scary movies and munching…

root of the problem

Short Film: The Root of the Problem

Right from the beginning, “The Root of the Problem” grabs you with a delightfully campy yet intense delivery. In this short film from 2012, Director Ryan Spindell ratchets…

Connected

Short Film: Connected

In “Connected,” Luke Gilford’s short film set in the near-future, Pamela Anderson plays Jackie, an aging looker having a mid-life crisis. Jane Fonda provides voiceover as a motivational speaker…

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Short Film About Love Everlasting?

Since the golden age of science fiction, the idea of living forever through cryonics has been a fascination, but have we ever stopped to wonder if everlasting life,…

The Force Awakens: Star Wars 38 Years Later

If you had told me as I stood in line with my dad to see Star Wars in the summer of 1977 that I would take my own…

9 More True Stories That Should Be Movies

I previously wrote Twelve Real Stories Begging for Movie Treatment. One of those stories, the Essex disaster, came to the big screen as In the Heart of the Sea,…

Short Film Friday: State Zero

Today, for Short Film Friday, I’ve selected State Zero, a short post-apocalypse film by Andree Wallin. This low-budget indie film looks like a big-budget blockbuster. The description from the…

Film Teaser: The Leviathan

The Leviathan is a proof of concept pitch from Ruairi Robinson, director of Last Days of Mars (and the highly regarded short starring Cillian Murphy – The Silent…

Star Wars Lost and Found History: Black Angel

It’s summertime, 1980 and you’re in a mercifully cool, air-conditioned theater. The lights go down and your heart rate increases in anticipation of the feature attraction — The…

Watch Three Dark and Original Short Films

Submitted for your review today, three dark and original short films you can watch in a half hour when you’re killing time. I found them all entertaining. Burnt…

Terminator Genisys Breaks 10 Crucial Rules

My family just arrived home from Terminator Genisys, a mediocre movie by Terminator standards, and likely the last time we’ll see Arnold Schwarzenegger in this role. Despite excellent…

12 True Stories Begging for Movie Treatment

Truth really is stranger-than-fiction, and the news breaks on something unbelievable every day it seems. Every now and then I’ll read something and think to myself, “Wow. Why…

Trailer: Insidious 3

After a decade of gore-fests like the Saw series, Hostel, or any of Rob Zombie’s movies, the new generation of mainstream horror continues to build. The success of…

Trailer: The Lazarus Effect

Judging by the trailer, The Lazarus Effect will take us on a trip through all the best tropes of resurrecting the dead. This trailer brought to mind Pet…

Mad Max Fury Road

It’s always a joy when an original auteur gets to reimagine their own masterpiece. George Romero’s later films were as enjoyable as his early efforts and students of…

Resurrecting The Town That Dreaded Sundown

This reboot of the 1976 movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown resurrects in the national consciousness not only a cult-classic horror movie, but a true crime nightmare for…

Robin Williams

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams

I first saw Robin Williams when I was in grade school.  Like most kids my age, I saw him when Mork & Mindy debuted in 1978.  Interesting, when…