Rogue One

Why I just couldn’t like ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU’VE NOT SEEN ROGUE ONE, OR HAVE ANY INTEREST IN SEEING IT, DO NOT READ ON. I was little late to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and if I’m to be totally honest I wasn’t in any rush. Last year I wrote a very positive review of Star Wars: The…

By James Curnow
Punishment Park

Hollywood in the 1970s: 10 Films History Forgot

I became a film fan in the 1970s. It was a good decade, one of the best if we’re ranking Hollywood in such a fashion. It had a number of iconic movies. There were the blockbusters – Jaws and Star Wars – which would rewrite the rules for how Hollywood manufactured its product. There were…

By Jonathan Eig

Star Wars: Three Notes on Why The Force Awakens So Successfully

By now, anybody who cares is more than a little familiar with the concerns and expectations facing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Could Disney and J.J. Abrams create a film that obeyed the aesthetic, narrative and mythological sensibilities of the Star Wars series? Would this film overcome the awkward and unsatisfying nature of the prequels…

By James Curnow

One Movie Fan’s Most Anticipated Films for 2015

As hard as it is to believe, the year in 2014 movies is over, and another year of cinema is about to begin. Anticipating movies is half the fun, and 2015 has often been described as one of the biggest years for film in quite some time. I mean, think about it. Jedis, dinosaurs, Pixar,…

By Cory Woodroof
android robotic cyborg

13 Great Movie Androids, Cyborgs and Robots

Everyone loves lists and movies. I love mechanical life forms too. So I’ve rolled all three into one with a little engineering spin. This list is by no means comprehensive – it’s simply thirteen of my favourite androids, cyborgs and robots.   13. Blinky – BlinkyTM (2011) BlinkyTM is a short film about a boy,…

By Ernest Buehman