Sunday, March 16, 2008


The latest 2007 film I've finally caught up with is The Last Mimzy (or "The Last Vagina", as its known in England). It was an ok children's fantasy with some surprisingly sophisticated science fiction elements. The cast is good (though it's impossible to take Rainn Wilson from The Office seriously) and it has some neat effects. The sinister government agents who suddenly turn nice at the end is one of the more ludicrous moments, though. Funny to think the film was directed by Bob Shaye, the man who did his best to try and stop The Hobbit being made by not paying anyone from The Lord of the Rings movies.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lost Boys 2: Electric Boogaloo!

I can't believe they're finally making it. And it has the two coreys in it (though only Feldman appears in the trailer). It looks bloody awful. I can't wait to see it.

In other news, I finally saw 28 Weeks Later. It was pretty good, if completely illogical. There were some nice nods to other zombie movies (yes, I know the Rage virus doesn't technically create zombies) such as the chopper massacre scene. I think I prefer the original, though.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Sarah Connor's Spiderwick Chronicles of Narnia

First of all, the first season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ended the other day (only nine episodes, thank you very much writer's strike!) so I thought I'd offer my thoughts on the show. It's not bad. Of course, it doesn't come close to James Cameron's two films but, like Terminator 3, it's good for what it is. It ties in nicely with the continuity of the first two films and has plenty of in jokes and references for fans. Summer Glau probably has the most interesting role, as good Terminator Cameron (get it!?) and it was nice to see Kyle Reese as a kid. I'm not sure how they'll be able to drag it out beyond the first season, though, unless they have Judgment Day finally arrive or something.

Secondly, I saw The Spiderwick Chronicles today. I haven't read the books, but it was a nice if unremarkable film. Freddie Highmore did a pretty good job playing twins and it was fun to see Nick Nolte as the bad guy (before he turned into an ogre) and see . . . uh, hear Martin Short as Thimbletack. The special effects by ILM were certainly better than those in some other recent fantasy epics (cough, The Golden Compass) and the plot made more sense (I'm looking in your direction again, Compass). It was also nice to see some Gremlins style mayhem that we don't see in many kids films these days.

I don't have anything to say about Narnia, I just thought it was funny how many films/TV shows have Chronicles in the title.