#4 in my ranking of the RoboCop franchise. The third entry in the RoboCop franchise is a great example of what was going wrong with a lot of franchises in the 90s. Toned down to appeal more to kids while only retaining the barest amount of talent from the original films no matter how unimportant… Continue reading RoboCop 3
#2 in my ranking of the RoboCop franchise. This movie is a mess. It’s often entertaining in small stretches, but it’s definitely a mess. That has a whole lot to do with the torrid history of the screenplay, going through so many drafts across so many writers, eventually settling on a rewrite of a script… Continue reading RoboCop 2
#1 in my ranking of the RoboCop franchise. A staple of the 80s, Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop is an almost ideal mix of satire, black comedy, and action, bringing a combination of European arthouse sensibility and spectacle driven action filmmaking that turns what could have been just a dumb sensationalist exploitation film into something rather special.… Continue reading RoboCop
After a better than expected weekend box office (and surely strong numbers on HBO Max) along with strong international box office, Legendary is going forward with the sequel to Dune. I'm happy with this.
#58 in my ranking of John Ford's filmography. Before Howard Hawks made Only Angels Have Wings, before he made Ceiling Zero, John Ford made Air Mail. I was struck at how pretty much identical the first act of Air Mail was to Ceiling Zero. There’s the introduction to a small commercial airport that specializes in… Continue reading Air Mail