Dan Gorman liked rjmyato’s review of Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
This goofy late-eighties comic book inspired horror film - from Empire Pictures and the director of Troll - has it's tongue planted firmly in cheek, but never really gels. A more defined sense of humor or clearer plotting would have helped. Jeffery Combs shows up in an almost dialogue-less pre-credits scene.
Saw Man of Steel on Friday and I still am wrestling with my thoughts. Wasn't sold on Snyder's dull-grey take on Superman's origin story, and really thought that the timeline jumping in the first hour robbed the film of it's flow. I also felt like the action - while stunningly rendered - left me with a headache and ready for the film to just end, already.
I know it's old-hat by now, but can we stop it with the faux-kinetic camera work? Not every movie needs the gritty, shake-cam style and Man of Steel definitely abused it in certain scenes.
- Fantastic Four
- The Meteor Man
- Generation X
- Captain America
- Captain America
- Justice League of America
- The Phantom
List based on my blog of Top 10 superhero films you forgot existed.
Unfortunately I missed some good picks - The Guyver, Condor Man, and some others - so I'll have to create a second blog soon. Feel free to add your own in the comments!
Copycat boasts two great actresses putting in fairly solid performances in a movie that doesn't seem to be exerting enough effort to make anything as interesting as it should be.
I never felt like the plot was propelling itself from one clue to the next, it just feels like a series of events. The whole Copycat Killer angle almost gets brushed over - it seems fairly inconsequential the way they treat it.
Works well enough for a lazy-afternoon movie, but I was hoping for a little more.
When Heather Thomas' super-scientist boyfriend (Jeffery Combs!!!) is murdered, everyone suddenly has an interest in the uber-tech behind his super-cycle that comes fully equipped with a laser-helmet - and it's up to her to keep it out of their hands.
While that all sounds very exciting, mostly we're treated to classic Fred Olen Ray Time-Padders™ such as: Extended driving scenes! Long, pun-n-gag filled dialogue scenes! Overlong interrogations!
Aside from one fairly amusing car chase and a hilariously un-punk "punk club", all of the action is back-loaded into the final 5 or 10 minutes of the film. There's some beauty 'splosions in there, but you'll be waiting around for it. Martin Landau also joins in on the fun, lending a slight touch of class to the picture.
Cyclone isn't a total waste, but it's most definitely a "toss it on while you're doing something else" pick.