By Dr. Craig D. Reid Before I get cracking on this film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enchanting and scrumptious, written for young lasses and lads novel, “The Hobbit,” let me share my initial observations on what The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey looks and feels like. Apparently director Peter Jackson is introducing a new controversial technology […]
13th San Diego Asian Film Festival: Three Landmark Changes
By Dr. Craig D. Reid Yes, I hear you all out there, I am of course rather biased toward martial arts films, but in the words of Steve Martin, “Well, excuuuuuuuuse me.” As most of you know by now, they only literally saved my life. But the 13th San Diego Asian Festival (SDAFF), which runs […]
CLOUD ATLAS: Yellow Facing Racism?
By Dr. Craig D. Reid Now before everyone get’s all wowee-zowee with the make up jobs, where each main star plays 4-6 characters (which is actually rather neat), or gets confused by a typical Wachowski sibling (Lana and Andy) writing and directing event (yes Larry and Andy’s Matrix was cool but even the actors didn’t […]
PARANORMAN…NORMAN…No, he’s not Psycho
By Dr. Craig D. Reid I’ve got to open with a wee spoiler only because I think about 99.99% of the viewers won’t get it or won’t see it. Being that this awesomely cool film is being released one week after the London Olympic games, let’s just say that there’s a ultra neat homage to […]
THE AMAZING SPEE-IDER MAN: Mega-buck not Mega-Mind.
By Dr. Craig D. Reid Hey Sam Raimi. So what do you think about the latest film cashing in on the franchise you rescued back in 2002, The Amazing Spider-Man, so dubbed in honor of the original comic book that hit the United States in 1963? Does it look, feel and sound familiar? Did the […]
WHO IS JOHN CARTER? – A NAME BURROUGH-ED FROM MARS
Well, it’s early spring, but the summer blockbuster watch is off an running as John Carter hits theaters tomorrow and like any film it may be living on Burrough-ed time before the next hit comes along. However, John Carter is one cool film and although it’s in the unnecessary format of 3-D, it is extremely […]