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John Carter (2012)

Written and directed by Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, “John Carter” (2012) has long been derided as the box office flop of the year. Its leading actor, Taylor Kitsch, similarly has been labelled box office poison given that he also starred in the poorly received Summer blockbuster, “Battleship”(2012). Hence, my expectations were fairly low when I finally … Continue reading

“Super 8” (2011)

Directed by the saviour of Hollywood, J.J. Abrams, the plot follows a group of high school kids in 1980’s backwater Ohio who want to make a ‘super 8’ movie to enter a competition. The real competition though is the fight for the heart of the movie’s leading lady, Alice Dainard, between its chubby director, Charles … Continue reading

Blade Runner (1982) – Maybe a couple of things you didn’t know.

The title of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” (1982) apparently has nothing to do with the Philip K. Dick story the film is based on.  Instead, it comes from Alan E. Nourse’s 1974 novel about the supply of black market medical supplies in a dystopian future. “Stone the crows! I did not know that.“ (Source: http://www.totalfilm.com/features/60-greatest-movie-trivia-facts/blade-runner-1982) … Continue reading

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

In some parallel part of 1980’s America, the Arboria Institute exists. There a young woman called Elena is kept sedated and kept prisoner under the watchful eye of polo-necked Dr. Barry Nyles. The pretext for this is that she is too unwell to see other people and is being ‘treated’ at this futuristic “happiness” institute. … Continue reading

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