Film review: JUPITER ASCENDING, from ‘Built For Speed’

The Wachowski’s latest film, space opera Jupiter Ascending may be visually spectacular bit its barrage of multi-million dollar effects can’t compensate for an outrageously silly and confusingly plot. The Wachowski’s appear to have taken scripting lessons from David Lynch’s version of Dune as Jupiter Ascending makes no sense.  Pinching bits of Star Wars, Flash Gordon and the Wachowski’s own Matrix

Read more

Film review: INTERSTELLAR, from Built For Speed

Along with David Fincher, Chris Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Memento, Inception) has been the most exciting Hollywood filmmaker of the last decade.  James Cameron may have made a bundle with Avatar but Fincher and Nolan have given us something darker, more cerebral and ultimately more satisfying.  Consequently, Chris Nolan’s latest film, space epic Interstellar, has been the subject of

Read more

Film review: TRANSCENDENCE, from Built For Speed

Films with a sinister, all-powerful, self-aware computer threatening to obliterate the human race have almost become a genre unto themselves.  There was the creepy HAL trying to scuttle the Jupiter mission in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Skynet triggering the apocalypse in The Terminator, Colossus threatening nuclear annihilation in Colossus: The Forbin Project and the female-voiced computer taunting Shia Labeouf in

Read more
1 2 3 4 5