When Flash Gordon was 'again' resurrected back (thanks, Princess Aura for the first time) into pop culture by Seth MacFarlane in his film, Ted (2013), I was filled with bemusement and joy. Ever since that day, walking home from school and coming across the giant movie billboard, Mike Hodges's Flash Gordon has remained doggedly on my top … Continue reading Flash Gordon Saves the Universe
There's nothing more bewilderingly mind-numbing than watching a science-fiction movie franchise get butchered and killed then brought to life again, re-butchered and murdered once again. It's sad in a way, because I really love this time-bending, robot monster, chase story. The potential, even without branching away from the hunter and the hunted plot device, is … Continue reading Terminator Reterminated
As we enter a new chapter in the James Bond movie franchise, staunch fans like myself are apprehensive or intensely curious about what direction the franchise will take, and about who will be chosen to play the next 007? The naming of the actor to play the MI6 spy appears to have turned into a … Continue reading The Fleming Paracosm
No matter how much one attempts to enjoy a work of cinematic science fiction, one cannot help but feel robbed. This is what the makers of 'Oblivion' have done. They promised something fantastic, poured $120,000,000 into an intriguing concept, so intriguing that even with a marketing campaign featuring Tom Cruise looking bored, I still felt compelled to watch this thing. What went … Continue reading Tech 62 repairs ‘Oblivion’
The Bad Samaritan from bill kandiliotis on Vimeo. Sometime late in 1999 I was planning a series of short films. An actor I approached at the time to be in one, managed to ‘somehow’ convince me into making a feature-length film. “Why not?” he asked. I explained the negatives such as the lack of funding, … Continue reading Before I became a serial killer I made a film about one.