Tag Archives: Hugh Jackman

Mission: Impossible series review

My mother loved the 1960s TV series, created by Bruce Gellar. I remember that much about it, and that it starred, at one time or another, Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliot, Greg Morris, Barbara Bain and Martin Landau—who I knew better as a kid from Space: 1999—and Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, the guy calling the… Read More

Chappie review — scrappy (but not too crappy) scifi

Directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell This picture is getting a lot of flack for its various issues, not the least of which is its considerable similarity—at least in the early going—to Robocop, and its considerable similarity—later on in the running time—to Short Circuit. But despite that, within its rough-around-the-edges construction,… Read More

X-Men: Days Of Future Past review

Directed by Bryan Singer, written by Simon Kinburg from a story by Kinburg, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn I never really understood why 20th Century Fox chose to prematurely conclude the X-Men franchise.  Fox officially called it quits as a trilogy, with Brent Ratner's limp X-Men: The Last Stand back in 2006. Yes, Singer's beneath-the-skin understanding… Read More

The Wolverine review

Directed by James MangoldWritten by Mark Bomback and Scott Frank (and Christopher McQuarrie worked on early drafts)Well, it'll surprise no Marvel Comics fan that The Wolverine doesn't come close to being as good as its source, the four issue Wolverine miniseries from the early 1980s it's based on, the one written by Chris Claremont and… Read More