Posts Tagged ‘future’
Despite its introduction of the immediately iconic Thunderdome arena, this Mad Max tale can't quite bridge a directorial split.
"Chappie" is neither the easy kind of bad nor the sort from which co-writer / director Neill Blomkamp can't bounce back ... but damn, does it hurt to watch.
The Platonic ideal of a sorta-welcome comedy sequel we didn't need, "HTTM 2" proves some bottles aren't built to hold much more than a single bolt of lightning.
Even flying by the seat of his skinflint pants, James Cameron created a classic — one so embedded in our culture it feels like we’ve had it more than 30 years.
Showing the Hollywood sign in flames is not for nothing, for "Demolition Man" torches suppositions that a Stallone-Snipes movie must be brain-dead.
A shotgun marriage between real and fictional fearmongering that invites you to the wedding, lets you decide on which side to sit, and definitely omits a sermon.
"Manborg" is like watching your friend play a video game, only you never want him to pass the controller because you're too busy having a great time.
"Oblivion" makes some ill-advised narrative decisions and largely wastes Tom Cruise, but a curious combination of analog patience and digital prowess saves it.
"Idiocracy" — Mike Judge's scathing satire about advertising's triumph over individuality — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
"Doomsday" — Neil Marshall's all-he-can-eat buffet line of crazy-fun film homage — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
"Children of Men" — a rigorous, violent, unsparing religious discourse — continues Nick Rogers' daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
"A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" — visually opulent and thematically challenging — is the latest in Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
"Daybreakers" isn't as polished as the first two "Blade" films. But as a reclamation of what vampire-genre movies should be, it's, oh, positive.