Film Review: Congo (1995)

SYNOPSIS: “A megalomaniac CEO sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter-in-law is sent after them. She is a former CIA operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. REVIEW: The monstrous success of “Ghostbusters” in 1984 guaranteed that a sequel would be put on a fast track to get made. Columbia pictures put immediate pressure on original writers Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis to script a sequel as quickly as possible. Pressure was also put on director Ivan Reitman … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deer Crossing (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: This film is about the Walton family. The mother (Maggie) and her son (Cole) head off after saying goodbye to Cole’s father only to have an accident near a country farm. They are found by a farmer called Lukas Walton who takes them to his farm and they are never seen by the father again. It’s now 8 years later and the father gets a call from someone who claims to be his son … Continue reading

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Film Review: Machete Joe (2010)

Machete Joe (2010)

SYNOPSIS: A group of out-of-work actors decide to take their careers into their own hands by shooting a low-budget horror film, about an urban myth. With only 15 days to shoot their unfinished script, at a remote castle in the desert, getting through the first night becomes a nightmare. As their egos begin to surface so do the dead bodies. REVIEW: In the form of a dialogue between me and my boyfriend/viewing partner – Me: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Leviathan (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. In a story owing a lot to”Alien” and “The Thing”,  the crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one. REVIEW: Directed by: George P. Cosmatos Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Michael Carmine Leviathan … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Crow (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancĂ©e’s murder. REVIEW: The 1994 film “The Crow”, really needs no introduction. This cultish feeling fantasy dark epic came to life under the wing of Director Alex Proyas. Though it was the James O’Barr graphic novel which first introduced the legacy and storyline of this strange antihero. The graphic novel was reorganized and prepped for cinema under the … Continue reading

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