Space Invaders Set to Blow Up a Movie Screen

Home made Space Invaders

  Space Invaders is headed for the silver screen.  The Wrap reports that Warner Brothers has acquired the film rights to Taito's classic shoot-em-up arcade game, with Akiva Goldsman on board as a producer.  The cast, crew, and release date information have yet to be released. Video game-to-movie translations aren't uncommon, but unlike, say, Tomb Raider and Super Mario Bros, Space Invaders doesn't really have much in the way of a narrative.  It doesn't have any real characters to … [Read more...]

Review: Europa Report (2013)

Europa Report (2013)

Directed By: Sebastián Cordero Written By: Philip Gelatt Starring: Christian Camargo, Anamaria Marinca, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu MPAA: PG-13 Review: 3.5/4 Splashy special effects and sci-fi go together like fried chicken and waffles—they naturally complement each other, but consequences arise should you consume too much of either one of them in a single sitting.  While the movie-going world needs a healthy dose of its Avatars, Hunger Games, and [pick-your-favorite-superhero-here]’s, every … [Read more...]

“Iron Man 3” Director Shane Black to Reboot “Predator”

Sci-Fi Movie Night

Another day, another classic 1980s sci-fi reboot, this time featuring screenwriter and sometimes director Shane Black.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has tapped Black to write a treatment for, and direct, an upcoming Predator film.  The script will be handled by Fred Dekker.  A release date, potential cast, and further information has yet to be announced. Black is a veteran Hollywood screenwriter, best known for his work on the first two Lethal Weapon films, The Last Boy … [Read more...]

Review: Monsters (2010)

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  Directed By: Gareth Edwards Written By: Gareth Edwards Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able MPAA: Rated R Review: 3/4 Before he was tasked to reinvigorate the Godzilla franchise, British director Gareth Edwards had exactly one film under his belt: Monsters, a tale of survival, political unrest and giant alien squid monsters from who-knows-where.  Released in 2010, Monsters is indie-movie to the core; budgets were kept painstakingly low, special effects done completely … [Read more...]