Reviewed by Patrick Cooper
Craig R. Baxley is a former stuntman who directed three really, really good action films back-to-back. The first one is Action Jackson (1988) and the third is the Brian Bosworth vehicle Stone Cold (1991). Sandwiched in between those two is his weirdest film – one that doesn’t get as much love from action fans as the others – 1990′s Dark Angel (aka I Come in Peace). While not as quotable or explosively insane as Stone Cold (in which a man crashes a motorcycle out of a window and into a helicopter), Dark Angel is ripe for cult rediscovery. It’s certainly the best buddy-cop film I’ve ever seen about an extraterrestrial drug dealer harvesting human endorphins and decapitating people with a CD gun. READ MORE
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?
With the June 8th release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus fast approaching, we thought we’d take a look back at the original Alien franchise with which it “shares strands of DNA.” Whether or not there are xenomorphs as we know them in Prometheus, it’s abundantly clear that it takes place in the same universe.
In the weeks leading up to the release of that film I’m going to revisit the four films in the Alien franchise (sorry, not going to subject myself to AVP) in order to gather my thoughts in anticipation of the new outing. Last week I revisited Alien: Resurrection and absolutely hated it. The week before that I revisited Alien 3 and discovered a lot to like.
Now we come down to the two titans in the series, and this week I’m taking another look at Aliens. This is one of my favorite movies and I bet it’s one of yours as well. But what makes it tick? And is it better than Alien?
Let’s talk more inside. READ MORE
In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.
It’s already a well known fact that Wonderland looks like it was created by someone who was tripping off mushrooms or acid. Well the launch trailer below shows no different. In just 4 short days you’ll be able to guide Alice through the madness on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
We recently got to see some screens of Alice from Alice: Madness Returns in Hysteria looking creepy as hell. Well now we get to see her kicking ass all over Wonderland in the video below. Also if you pay attention you get to see her enter Hysteria for a short period of time.
Will any luck we will be seeing a lot more of Alice: Madness Returns at this years E3. If not, you can look forwards to the games release on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360, this June 14th. READ MORE
Try and say that five times fast, spectacular Splatterhouse schwag, spectacular Splatiwejfwfiefhwei. I think I just had an aneurism. Well, before I go to the doctor to see what I just did to break my feeble geeky brain, I’m here to give away some spectac, err, fantastic Splatterhouse schwag. Come one, come all! I have t-shirts, shoes, PS3 and Xbox 360 copies of the game and, get this, foldable speakers. You want to know what they do? They fold. It’s a crazy world we live in, right? Back in my day we had to walk fifteen miles uphill in the freezing snow just for a muffin. But damn, those muffins were delicious.
Before you do whatever I ask of you to earn some of this superb schwag you should know we give you free things because we want you to be ours forever. So in a way, accepting gifts from us is essentially the same thing as strapping on a tight leather suit and maybe even a snazzy red ball gag and letting us make you our love slave. So as long as you’re alright with that, why don’t you throw on your gear and come on a little adventure with me? I promise to make it worth your while. READ MORE
I’m hesitant to be excited about the announcement that Insane, Guillermo Del Toro’s collaboration with THQ, will be a trilogy. The reason for this hesitation is we’ve all been burned by premature reveals like these. If you look at the industry’s past, games that are announced as trilogies tend to have things go horribly wrong. Too Human failed in every way, Beyond Good & Evil flopped commercially, we still haven’t gotten our Half-Life 2: Episode 3 and Advent Rising wasn’t nearly as good as many of us hoped.
None of that means Guillermo Del Toro’s recently revealed action horror game will flop and I sincerely hope it blows all our minds and sells more units than Call of Duty: Black Ops. Check past the jump for the game’s new trailer, just in case you missed it.
Detective Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren, Joshua Tree, The Expendables) thought he’d dealt with every kind of crime on earth. But now, someone is using human bodies to manufacture narcotics. Someone – or something – not of this world.
To the Alien that has arrived on earth, humans represent ideal drug factories because of our endorphins. To detective Caine, the Alien represents mankind’s worst threat. If the alien’s mission succeeds, our planet will be destroyed. Together with his straight-arrow FBI partner (Brian Benben, Private Practice) and his girlfriend, the city coroner (Betsy Brantley, Deep Impact), Caine is going to send this alien home in pieces!