Originally Posted by ryoken
After reading this, I must ask: Should I see Knight Riders? Because its on blu-ray and the fact that i never saw it back in the 80s somewhat baffles me.
Yes it is definitely worth a watch. It is a miracle that it works actually. If you were to tell me what it was about, I wouldn't have believed you. It is testament to what George Romero could do at the peak of his powers.
Originally Posted by felix
My biggest issue with Season 1 is that its only 9 eps long. Surprisingly short. Season 2 on the other hand is a different ballgame. Bigger scale. More intriguing developments.
How John Carpenter fixed THE THING.
Very interesting information. Much of this I had never read about; I thought that the documentary was comprehensive. I'm was wrong.
There appears to be enough material for a proper book a la The Alien Legacy.
Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
Ended up watching the convoluted and depressing Cop drama SON OF NO ONE with Tatum, Pacino, and Liotta on Encore. Better than any movie with Tracy Morgan in a dramatic role has a right in being, but still can't recommend.
This was a piece of shit. I remember watching and being ready for a load of nonsense and still I was shocked by how awful it was. That final 10 minutes is a huge WTF!
Thanks for the Maniac review, Rene. I will be checking it out. I'm glad that the film isn't a McRemake like those made by Platinum Dunes and Screen Gems. As a fan of the original, i'm glad that they chose to do a different take on the same story.
I saw Hummingbird (Redemption, Crazy Joe) and actually enjoyed it. I was fully aware that this was a fully dramatic role for Statham and feel that he acquitted himself quite well. The film moves quite slowly and it could have used a tighter edit. The film is showing the seedy underbelly of London, yet there is a glossy sheen over much of the film that robs it of an authentic feel. Much of the problems the film has can be attributed to the debutant film-maker, but our boy shows that he can work outside of action if he needs to.
All this makes it more disappointing that the film has been roundly ignored. The critics have merely shrugged and it has been given a perfunctory release by Lionsgate. It just makes it less likely that Statham will take a risk in the future.
I recommend that you guys check it out, but be aware that it is a drama.