Reviews

My opinions about movies and books, comics, etc.

Jan 022015
 
Sketch Trek: THE NEXT GENERATION

-+*As a follow up to some Star Trek TV sketching we did months ago, Julia and I did more sketch nights of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a favourite of Julia’s that I wasn’t so familiar with. When Star Trek: TNG was first broadcast, in the late 1980s, I was working in Asia and Europe; countries where I couldn't understand television anyway and [..READ MORE..]

The Boxtrolls

 Posted by on September 26, 2014  Film/TV, Pencil-Jockey, Reviews
Sep 262014
 
The Boxtrolls

-+*I've admired the films of Laika for years, and now I'm pleased to say that I've been involved in one; THE BOXTROLLS. From 2008-2012 I worked on this film, and to make this an extra special experience for me, it was directed by my dear friend of many years, Tony Stacchi, and Graham Annabel, a new friend made [..READ MORE..]

The Time Trickster

 Posted by on September 1, 2014  Film/TV, Lefties, Reviews
Sep 012014
 
The Time Trickster

-+*Old plot details (and fan-enthusiasm!) refreshed by a Netflix marathon, we recently watched the theatrical, big screen debut of the 12th (or is it 13th?) actor to play DR WHO– that alien space/time traveller in the big blue box. As with last year’s 50th Birthday episode, likewise screened in movie theatres worldwide, this feature-length episode, entitled 'Deep Breath’, [..READ MORE..]

A Boxing Day Far, Far, Away..

 Posted by on January 7, 2014  Film/TV, Lefties, Reviews
Jan 072014
 
A Boxing Day Far, Far, Away..

-+*It's difficult to preserve memory when your older-self's revised view constantly overwrites the original impression. How do you file a loving memory of someone you no-longer like? Or childhood memories of wonder, but of things now uncool? Do you owe it to your earlier-self to keep that first impression alive? One such moment, is a memory of awe [..READ MORE..]

Ridley, Lost In Space.

 Posted by on June 20, 2012  Film/TV, Reviews
Jun 202012
 
Ridley, Lost In Space.

-+*PROMETHEUS, the much anticipated follow-up to the Alien franchise, directed by franchise-creator, Ridley Scott, is a feast for the eyes in 3D, but I wasn't sure what to make of the story. Wanting answers to my nagging doubts about what appeared to be suspiciously like plot holes, bad writing and flimsy character portrayals, I went online where I [..READ MORE..]

Revolver

 Posted by on January 12, 2012  Film/TV, Reviews
Jan 122012
 
Revolver

-+*REVOLVER (directed by Jonas Odell, Stig Bergqvist, Marti Ekstrand and Lars Ohlson) is one of my favourite animated shorts ever. I first saw this film at a festival in the early 1990s and I was mesmerized immediately. (Seeing it projected in a theatre is definitely the right way to go). "Cyclical" is the only way to describe the [..READ MORE..]

Tasty Eyeball Food

 Posted by on October 22, 2011  Reading, Reviews
Oct 222011
 
Tasty Eyeball Food

-+*I am only just now going through the incredible array of books I bought, traded or was given, at APE last month. The very next day after the show, I went to PORTLAND for two weeks, where I was given another great book by Graham Annable. SCORE! The totality of my reading stash of graphic wonders now includes [..READ MORE..]

Coraline

 Posted by on January 14, 2009  Film/TV, Reviews
Jan 142009
 
Coraline

-+*I have been working here in Portland, off and on for the past few months, and on Monday evening I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the forthcoming new film from LAIKA studios; Henry Selick's CORALINE, which is a retelling of the book by Neil Gaiman. I had nothing whatsoever to do with the production [..READ MORE..]