Wargames

Cinema Soupçons in ‘WarGames’ and ‘North by Northwest’

I can’t think of two movies that are more alike than WarGames (1983) and North by Northwest (1959). Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. All right: a vast exaggeration. But let’s look at the similarities between them. They’re both thrillers. They both deal tangentially with the Cold War. They both feature characters on…

By Simon Hardy Butler
The Giant Claw

That infamous B-flick: The Giant Claw

Well I’ve taken a look at quite a number of vintage treasures for Curnblog, most of them in the realm of science-fiction and fantasy, with a couple of them being quintessential, influential classics from that crazy decade, the 1950s. So, it should come as no surprise that I would return to said decade to look…

By Jeffrey DeCristofaro
When the Wind Blows the bomb

The Big Bang: Cinema and The Bomb

Ever since the first use of atomic weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the idea of the effects of a nuclear war and its post-apocalyptic aftermath has been the subject of numerous film treatments. From giants ants, mutated by radiation fallout in the deserts of the American south-west in Them!…

By Pete Johnson