Apparently in yank-land a highwayman is a police patrol officer. The highwaymen of this title are Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, ex-Texas rangers Hamer and Gault recalled to bring down the outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.
Life is a rather tense horror sci-fi that takes place on the International Space Station. It deals with the first cellular life-form found on Mars and the crew’s interactions with it as it grows into a fine young boisterous fellow.
Some Robin Hoods try to dabble with historical truth. Others – think Kevin Costner’s – less so. Anyway, Robin is sent a draft letter for the crusades, joins up and is immediately put into Seal Team 6, who use long-bows as close quarter weapons and are able to rely on massed artillery – albeit stony – at the call of a fiery arrow.
This film doesn’t know what it wants to be. On one side it’s a fairly decent though low budget war film, on the other it’s a pretty crap horror flick. It concerns a squad of soldiers in 101st airborne given a mission to destroy something or other on a church on the morning before the Normandy landings on D-Day. Unfortunately the Nazis are developing some kind of ‘serum’, made from something or other on the site which turns people into – now don’t be shocked here – zombies.
So that’s the set up. From there you expect a big fight between the soldiers and hordes of the undead – only it doesn’t happen. It almost seems ashamed to veer away from being a straight war film and to be honest it’s a shame it did. I’d avoid this one unless you’re really into war films and really really bored.
Tau is a 2018 film directed by Federico D’Alessandro and written by Noga Landau. It is a near future science fiction film focussed on the field of artificial intelligence and robotics. As usual outside of the set up I’ll try to avoid any spoilers. Continue reading “Tau – Film Review”
Sometimes I’m going to do rather brief reviews just to give my quick impression of various things I’ve watched or listened to. This, about the 2013 Jeff Renfroe film The Colony, is one of them. I watched it on Netflix and it is also available on Amazon Prime (both the UK variants). Apart from the general set-up I’ll try to avoid any spoilers. Continue reading “The Colony – Film Review”