The Fourth Kind (review)

There is no ‘archival footage’ of these sessions upon which *The Fourth Kind* was based. None of the ‘archival footage’ we see here, as terrifyingly plausible as it is, is real. Seriously. I promise you.

trailer break: ‘The Fourth Kind’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… It’s total bullshit, of course. No scene in this movie is supported by archive footage, though it does appear to be the case that Milla Jovovich appears in the film. This is all entirely invented, wholly fictional (the Anchorage Daily News did some investigating). But it’s spooky, … more…

trailer break: ‘A Perfect Getaway’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I so thought Announcer Guy was gonna say this island was “as beautiful as it is deadly.” Oh, man, does the trailer give away the fact that Tim Olyphant is the killer?… [waits] Ah, it’s not meant to be a secret: Olyphant is not a secret psycho: … more…

The Fifth Element (review)

I suspected The Fifth Element was gonna turn out to be a bunch of claptrap, and I was right. It’s a visually stunning film, to be sure — I’m a sucker for gorgeous spaceships and gorgeous spacescapes — but ultimately it’s a strange brew of Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Douglas Adams, mixed with a lot of pseudoreligious, pseudoscientific nonsense.