Hulu’s “Prey” (2022) is worth pursuing…

*****SAVAGE SPOILERS!***** “Predator” (1987) Couple of things. First, I’m not a huge fan of the “Predator” movies. I enjoyed the first film well enough, and I own it on DVD, but its sequels and offshoots are a textbook case of diminishing returns, with each new entry feeling increasingly repetitive, and too often trotting out the…

San Diego Comic Con 2022 returns at full-strength…

Welcome Back, San Diego Comic Con. With the cancellation of San Diego Comic Con 2020 and the much smaller capacity San Diego Comic Con ‘Special Edition’ over last year’s Thanksgiving weekend, SDCC returned in all of its 130,000 attendee glory this past week (July 20th-July 24th), and it was both good and a little terrifying…

“JAWS: The Revenge” (1987) spits up a seasick finale to the JAWS saga…

“It’s Not Gonna Be Pleasant.” As longtime readers of this site may already know, I’m a huge fan of “JAWS” (1975), which is (in my opinion) the greatest Steven Spielberg movie ever made. “JAWS” created the summer event movie; a phenomenon that continues to this day, even through the leaner, meaner COVID years of movie-attendance….

The Orville: New Horizons, S3.6; “Twice in a Lifetime” takes a voyage home…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!***** “Lasting Impressions.” The second season of The Orville featured the episode “Lasting Impressions”, a variation on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Booby Trap,” which saw Geordi La Forge fall in love with a holographic representation of one of the Enterprise-D’s designers, Dr. Leah Brahms. Things got a little ‘icky’ when the real Brahms…

Revisiting Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.” after 40 years…

40 Years Ago. When I was not-quite 11 years old, one of the most awe-inspiring movies I’d ever seen was Steven Spielberg’s brilliant “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”(1977). “Close Encounters” was life-changing, and propelled my current never-ending curiosity about the universe. Five years later, in 1982, I was a somewhat more cynical 15 years…