Alita: or How I Discovered that I May Finally Be Tired of Watching Robots Fight

Alita: Battle Angel is a cult-classic Japanese Manga series from the early 1990s that, for some reason or another, James Cameron has been absolutely obsessed with for the past twenty years or so. It’s the story of a young cyborg girl, salvaged and repaired by a caring scientist, who discovers she’s actually some sort of ancient robot super-soldier, and decides to use her abilities to … Continue reading Alita: or How I Discovered that I May Finally Be Tired of Watching Robots Fight

Happy Death Day 2U

The original Happy Death Day was probably the biggest surprise of 2017 in terms of how good the movie ended up being versus how uninteresting the trailer made it seem. What could’ve been a slasher-movie rip-off of Groundhog Day actually turned out to be a fun, cleverly-written, occasionally hilarious little flick with a lot of genuine charm. The plot was fresh, the gimmick was interesting, … Continue reading Happy Death Day 2U

Halloween (2018), and the Importance of Likable Victims

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a massive horror fan. It’s my favorite genre, simply because of how rich and diverse it is. Horror is all-encompassing, allowing filmmakers and writers to branch out into as many different directions as they want. From science fiction to drama to mystery, and even romance and comedy, there’s horror films out there that venture into every territory. I’d argue that … Continue reading Halloween (2018), and the Importance of Likable Victims