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Archive for the 'TV & MOVIE REVIEWS' Category

Hollywood’s latest fail: Battle Angel Alita

What’s up with Hollywood’s inability to do justice to Japanese animation on the big screen? Whether it was the absurdly bad live-action Dragon Ball movie, to the more recent turd based on Ghost in the Shell, Hollywood just can’t seem to wrap its head around the pop-cultural phenomenon that took Westerners by surprise beginning sometime […]

Mathematical model predicts Hollywood blockbusters

I wrote an article about Tottori University’s innovative approach to predicting movie ticket sales, which was published at Gizmag. Read it here.

• The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit has been in theaters for a month, and I’ve already seen it twice.  I figured this movie would be something most people would go see, but there have been a spate of negative reviews, and I noticed that – to my utter amazement and disgust – a dumb […]

Interview with Director Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank)

An interview with Jake Schreier, director of Robot & Frank.

• Robot and Frank

A review of the delightful sci-fi indie starring Frank Langella and a robot companion.

PROTO: Interview with Director Nick Pittom + Trailer

Nick Pittom’s first short film stars a lovable humanoid robot, and the trailer is now online.

• Eva

A Spanish film by first time director Kike Maíllo that tackles the heady subject of human-android relationships.

• Prometheus

A review of Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi horror prequel.