Unmatched dinosaur shenanigans from a director at the peak of his powers. Peerless effects and set pieces still astound today. Genuinely terrifying, with echoes of Jaws, this is film making at its finest.
A corporate stork and a young woman have to deliver a baby. Though intermittently hilarious (the wolves are good, and there are some beautifully random jokes) this is an odd beast with a complicated set-up that has little inner logic. The usual heartwarming lessons learned, though.
A man returns to the woodland scene of a family tragedy to face his fears. Well-structured folk-tale horror piece, hampered somewhat by a lack of resources, some variable acting, and an unconvincing monster reveal.
The first manned mission to Mars goes awry. Straightforward SF disaster/bodycount movie with the usual nods (astronaut called Bowman etc), though more contrivances than usual. Seriously, guys, don’t take a robot with its “military” mode enabled.
If a shaky camera, lots of night vision, constant cries of, “What the hell was that!?” and people being dragged away into the dark are your thing, then you might like this film. If you don’t, there’s not much else to hold your attention here. 😦
A deep space colony vessel investigates a strange transmission from an Earth-like world. More Prometheus than Alien, this series entry unevenly balances monster horror and teenagery philosophical musings. Odd, but not uninteresting.
Supporting actors and extras reminisce about working on Star Wars, and the impact that the film and its fan culture has had on their lives. A bittersweet little documentary which makes a minor though not-uninteresting contribution to the movie’s fandom.