DARK SKIES Blu-ray Review

     June 14, 2013

Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, Sinister, Paranormal Activity, The Purge) has become known for micro-budget horror films that go gangbusters at the box office.  With Dark Skies, Blumhouse combined their well-honed approach to horror with a sci-fi twist, namely a threat from …

DARK SKIES Review

     February 22, 2013

Blumhouse Productions, the company behind the Paranormal Activity series, Insidious and Sinister takes a turn away from demonic possession and ghost stories, but keeps the haunted family dynamic in writer/director Scott Stewart’s Dark Skies.  The psychological thriller focuses on the Barrett …

REAL STEEL Blu-ray Review

     January 30, 2012

There’s nothing inherently wrong with a formula picture, the problem is with filmmakers not investing in the formula. There’s just too many big budget movies these days – like the Pirates or Transformers films – where the characters and what …

Director Shawn Levy Interview REAL STEEL

     October 7, 2011

Real Steel is a true underdog tale that combines the grand spectacle of robot boxing with the grounded story of three abandoned beings – a father, a son, and a discarded robot – who, together, have the chance to become …

REAL STEEL Review

     October 7, 2011

The greatest achievement in Shawn Levy’s Real Steel is building the world of robot boxing.  The term “robot boxing” sounds incredibly stupid when you hear it and flashes of Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots and the failed TV show Battlebots …

International Poster for REAL STEEL

     May 30, 2011

It’s Memorial Day, which means it’s likely to be a slow news day, and so that’s why the international poster for Shawn Levy’s Real Steel is getting its own article.  It’s a big improvement over the domestic teaser poster, which …

New Trailer for REAL STEEL Starring Hugh Jackman

     May 10, 2011

DreamWorks has released a new trailer for Shawn Levy’s Real Steel.  The film stars Hugh Jackman as a washed-up boxer who reconnects with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo, who played Lil’ Thor in Thor) as they build and train a …