April was a month packed with frat pack comedy, but the box office would throw up some memorable sleepers as we approached the busy summer season. One of those was tongue-in-cheek horror compendium Cat’s Eye. Based on short stories by a red hot Stephen King, the film would throw up a mixed bag backed by a plethora of notable stars including E.T.’s Drew Barrymore as a cutesy infant confronting a troublesome demon in ‘The General’ […]
It is a wholly ridiculous concept, but who hasn’t pondered a hypothetical battle between two of their favourite movie stars, particularly when they possess similar personalities and attributes. We have already had Freddy vs Jason and Alien vs Predator, and while those movies sucked beyond comprehension, it didn’t stop us from flocking to the movies in our legions.
Part of the reason why we fail to accept these crossover extravaganzas is that they answer questions that don’t need answering […]
A sequel that lives up to an original picture is a rare thing indeed. Even rarer is one that in some ways surpasses it, but James Cameron seems to have the formula down to a tee. In 1991 he in many ways bested his own sci-fi epic The Terminator with […]
I remember the first time I saw Alien. It was late at night on cable and I was an impressionable young woman of fifteen.
Not only was Ridley Scott’s film a horror/science fiction masterpiece in my budding cinephile mind, but it was the first time I met one of the strongest female characters to ever grace the silver screen, Ellen Ripley […]
The Xenomorph is perhaps the most terrifying creation in all of cinema.
There were monsters before, and there would be monsters after, but does anything else really come close? Let us take a moment to consider […]
When it comes to iconic figures, there are none more recognisable than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Born to stringent communist parents in a small town with a population of just over 2,000, Arnie would burst to fame in bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron.
With his docile accent, Arnold hardly seemed like a superstar in the making, but next to his musclebound co-stars the cocksure kid from Thal shone brightest […]
Whenever we speak fondly of a particular character, what is it that immediately comes to mind?
Sometimes it might be an action or an expression or some other physical detail that sets them apart, but more often than not it is the words that they use and how they use them. Dialogue is everything to a character, because for most of us words are the primary source of communication, and through them we are able to further understand a subject’s personality and motives […]