Showing posts from December, 2012

End of the World Movies

Now that we know that the Mayans were wrong and the world is not going to end / change in some drastic way, we can celebrate! What better way to celebrate than watching some movies that deal with the end of the world /Judgement day/Armageddon , what ever you want to call it. Here is a list of some of my favorites.

2012 - As I type this , 2012 is actually on television. This 2009 film starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet is one hell of a special effects movie. Now it can be filed under comedy I suppose, but its still an entertaining movie to just shut your brain off and enjoy it for what it is.

Ghostbusters - Might seem like an odd choice but the main villain of the film, Gozer is summoned to bring about the end of the world, so it counts! The cast is a perfect combination of actors , all feeding and playing off one another making this one of the best films of the 1980's if not of all time.

I Am Legend - Not so much a film about the end of the world as it is about the end of humani…

Film Review: Darkman

While searching the local Walmart to see if there were any good movies on the cheap, I found the Darkman trilogy for only 5 dollars. Darkman was one of those films I grew up seeing my brother watch and think "that's lame" then I'd go about my business. As I got older I began to look at films differently and let me tell you this film is a gem in my opinion.

First let me say that Sam Raimi did an amazing job with the film. Its even based on a short story of his. Since the studio was unable to secure the rights to the shadow or batman, Raimi made his own superhero. While it may not be as well known as Spiderman or The Flash, this film and its sequels have gained quite a cult following over the years.

While there are obvious parallels to films like Robocop, its more of an homage than rip off from what I've seen. The story is fairly basic but effective. Dr. Peyton Westlake is a scientist working on a technique to synthesize skin and is on the verge of a major breakth…