Weird Science may not be as memorable as Planes, Trains and Automobiles, or as iconic as The Breakfast Club, but it is still one of filmmaker John Hughes’ finest. Hughes has a knack of appealing to teenagers and seems to understand what makes them tick […]
Jenny Matrix would live a life of denial under the ilk of her barbarous father, John. Not only did he conceive her as a way to suppress other, less socially acceptable urges, he contrived to make her the pawn in a sexually heated game of cat-and-mouse, a laborious pantomime of sweat and muscle that would prove to be nothing but pretence. After being abducted by a band of military rebels, Jenny was left to the devices of a troop of mustachioed extras […]
Innerspace is a buddy movie with a difference. In an era of franchise reboots, prequels and sequels, watching this movie made me pine for a period when filmmakers were still free to be creative, when producers were less inclined to play it safe by exhausting the successes of others […]
A year after he was launched to superstardom as a relentless cyborg assassin in James Cameron’s The Terminator, Arnie would return with a bigger profile, bigger budget, and therefore bigger expectations.
It wouldn’t prove a problem.
Arnie had faced bigger obstacles in his life, had achieved the kind of feats nobody could ever have imagined for him […]
After years of sexual oppression, sloppy S&M exhibitionist Bennett would join the US elite forces and acquire the deadly skills required to exact revenge on the world. Little did he know that he would fall head-over-heels with hulking brute John Matrix, the two of them delighting in everyday macho bullshit while Bennett’s blade twinkled in the moonlight.
For a brief period, Bennett would enjoy taking orders from his leader – it was a part of his kinky Modus Operandi […]
Where John Matrix came from, the Communists said Rock and Roll was subversive, which not only gives credence to the origin of his English name, but also explains his dislike for all things Boy George – or ‘Gorrrl George’ as our musclebound hero often refers to him.
Keeping the cold, hard-edged attitude but dumping the Commie philosophies, Matrix would use his inane charm to escape the iron curtain and rise to the very top of the US Elite forces […]