Growing up in the U.S. in the 70s, I was a big fan of Battle of the Planets, the American version of the Japanese anime, Gatchaman. Grossly re-edited and re-voiced, I was aware that Battle of the Planets was much different from Gatchaman, but having never seen the original, I didn’t have anything to compare it to. Gatchaman is now available for […]
Man of Steel opens in theaters this month and Henry Cavill stars as the titular steel man. But he’s just the latest in a long line of performers that have portrayed Superman over the last 75 years. Yes, we all know Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Tom Welling, and other recent TV faces of Kal-El. You […]
I’ve been wanting to see this movie for a while. Ghost Rider has so much potential as a small screen/direct to video candidate.
Late night TV the other night gave way to a film that I’ve never seen, Hitman. It’s based on the best-selling video game about a bald assassin named 47 with a barcode on the back of his head. The movie is direct by Xavier Gens and stars Timothy Olyphant as our hero, 47. “Fast paced action eye […]
Over Easter I had a chance to see the prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 film The Thing. This 2011 film, like its predecessor, is simply called The Thing and actually takes place before the 1982 film.