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Month: October 2011

[Movie Review] The Thing (2011)


Those Norwegians dug it up.
I mentioned previously how much I love remakes/reboots and the like. Chris Nolan is one of the few directors I trust with material like this along with Zach Snyder and James Gunn. Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is no Zack Snyder and neither of them are John Carpenter.
So, where does that leave us?
That leaves us with a film that thankfully the producers pushed for when Universal thought about remaking The Thing. Don’t do a remake, do a prequel.
Exactly what happened at the Norwegian camp?

[Movie Review] Real Steel


This ain’t no video game!
Richard Matheson short story entitled “Steel”, first made into a Twilight Zone Television Episode and now gets a movie adaptation featuring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lily and Dakota Goyo.
Real Steel’s advertising is interesting because half the trailers showed Jackman alone and the other half show him and his forgotten moppet of a son trying to do the Rocky with Robots schtick.
And, for the most part it works when the plot pits the father and son against the robot and their operators.
The rest of the plot is paint by numbers and will bore you to tears.

[Doctor Who Review] The Wedding of River Song


The death of time…
Like last years season finale this was on a small scale and brought about some great situations that come from a science fiction show. I mentioned in the past, alt reality episodes have become the bread and butter of most programs, Fringe has embraced it all of last season and last night’s episode was a perfect example of how to do it right.