Sound Tracks – Ghost of Things to Come (Requiem for a Dream)

Imagine a movie that depicts a world in which dreams and reality are close together. Creatures as big as skyscrapers or as small as flies inhabit this world in which the sun never sets. Think of Big Fish by Tim Burton in full power and put to the extremes (hence the picture above from it). This world is only one blink away, you just have to look. It resides slightly besides our reality. But we lost the ability to see a long time ago.

Universal Soldier makes my Review go WTF

Finding movies to blog about can be hard sometimes. Over the last few weeks I have compiled a list of possible candidates to blog about which basically are movies I have already seen long time ago but are on a good enough level so I will “waste” my lifetime watching them again and write something about it.

Universal Soldier never made it on this list since I never considered it or even remembered that movie in the first place. After reading about this movie in a TV magazine I gave some thoughts about it. And I was close to not watch Universal Soldiers because this blog already has a strong SciFi focus (Rollerball, Akira and Avatar are good indicators for this trend).

Sigh… in the end it would have been better if I ignored Universal Soldier completely.

You know, the first and last time I watched Universal Soldier was shortly after its release on the good old video tape when DVDs only were legends. At that time (yeah I was young) I really thought that the movie was cool as hell. I had fun with it and was impressed with everything.

And now?

Time certainly wasn’t merciful. That much I already knew seconds after the movie started.

Airplane! The Movie – The Review!

Guys and Girls, I hereby officially declare that I am too stupid for Airplane!

Is Hollywood Digging its own Grave?

You probably have heard of the music band OK Go, which are well known for their amazing one-cut music videos.

Some weeks ago they published their newest take, a marching band video to their latest track This Too Shall Pass. I watched the video, thought it’s amazing, wanted to blog about, but then learned that EMI prohibited viral marketing by not allowing embedding the video.

It stirred quite a small tornado in the net. And I decided to not blog about the video because I don’t promote the stuff of guys who piss me off by thinking they’re acting smart.

After that I didn’t bother anymore about it and so I totally missed the biggest news of them all regarding this matter: OK Go has decided to leave EMI and start their own label.

I was all “WOW” for a second and read the news to get some details (which are cool to read, by the way, I really start to love the front man Damian Kulash).

Here’s a money Quote from Kulash:

If someone’s gonna get to go make a three-minute movie, I wanna be the one having that fun! So in general, whenever we can do something ourselves, we do, because it also means that your career doesn’t ride on the ups and downs of somebody else’s marketing plan.

And while I was reading that one thought slowly crawled up in my mind: could something similar happen to big Hollywood production studios in the near future?

Why the Director’s Cut of Aliens Sucks

Let me get one thing straight from the beginning:

I love Aliens.

I think it is one of the best Sci-Fi Action movies ever made and one of the best movies of James Cameron before he started getting bad with scripts but even better with effects.

Aliens has great pacing, great suspense and hell a lot of great action. The sound effects for those awesome machine guns alone is fantastic. And on top it all Aliens is on par with Alien although they couldn’t be more different in terms of their respective feeling.

The Director’s Cut of Aliens is whole different story here.