Film Review: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist for NORAD, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age. REVIEW: The era of cataclysm films was ramping up with a 2012 date quickly approaching. “The Day After Tomorrow” was one of the best in this category. It featured a strong cast, believable high energy special FX, and on top … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dreamscape (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by the government to save the US president whose mind is trapped inside the dreamworld. REVIEW: “Dreamscape” for those who remember, was one of the cooler movies to come out of the 1984 releases. The film combined science fiction and horror basing its premise on the study of dream research. Directed by Joseph Ruben, I’ve always considered it one of actor Dennis Quaid’s more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beneath the Darkness (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In a small, sleepy, Texas town, the local mortician, Ely (Dennis Quaid), harbors a dark secret hidden in his funeral home. Still morning the death of his wife two years prior, Ely has become socially inept garnering himself a suspicious reputation with local high school students. When four students – Travis (Tony Oller), Abby (Aimee Teegarden), Brian (Stephen Lunsford) and Danny (Devon Werkheiser) – begin snooping around Ely’s funeral parlor thinking the home is … Continue reading

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Film Review: Pandorum (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly – and horrifically – realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio … Continue reading

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Film Review: Legion (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany). REVIEW: Legion, another one bred from the “war in heaven angels aren’t what they are cracked up to be” mold. A film that was … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Horsemen (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Aidan Breslin is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between himself and the suspects in a chain of murders that seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death REVIEW: The Horsemen combines an action thriller with … Continue reading

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