03|22|2018

PACIFIC RIM UPRISING: A Psychedelic, Psychotic and Ventriloquistic Epic

By Drs. Craig and Silvia Reid

As I’m watching the Steven S. DeKnight directed Pacific Rim Uprising (PRU) the Prego spaghetti sauce commercial comes to mind, especially the ad’s subliminal, “It’s in there, ” message in regard to …



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03|15|2018

TOMB RAIDER: Lara Croft’s Line is Her Truth

By Drs. Silvia and Craig Reid

Lara Kroft (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander) in Tomb Raider blatantly admits to her friend, “I’m no superhero.” The irony of her words might quite possibly be a self-fulfilling prophecy at the boxoffice this weekend, …



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02|15|2018

MONKEY KING 3: Hey Hey, It’s the Monkey and He’s Maybe Coming To Your Town

By Dr. Craig D. Reid

Chinese film fans have heard of wuxia novels and films, stories soaked in traditional tales and legends of superhuman swordsmen and magical feats. Yet there’s another genre of martial arts prose called gung-fu xiao shuo



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12|22|2017

THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA: Well Dun and Dun Well

By Dr. Craig D. Reid

The Tsui Hark produced/written and Yuen Wo Ping directed/action choreographed The Thousand Faces of Dunjia is a VFX saturated far out, fast and furious, female driven fant-Asia film that is derived from a foundation of …



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10|27|2017

WOLF WARRIOR II: Chinese Kung Fu star Jing Wu Meets Rambo Fu in Africa

By Dr. Craig D. Reid

Written, directed and starring Wu Jing, Wolf Warrior II (Wolf2) is such a wild and wooly, often times wacky, of the wall and a wonderfully yowling and howling movie, which due to it …



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