For all the billions of dollars poured into it, the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn't have much to show other than a bunch of bloated CGI effects and really dumb plots and twists stuffed into a 2 hour movie. Which is why it's so refreshing to go back in time to 1966, the year Adam West … Continue reading Who Wants To Kill Jessie?
Tag: czech cinema
Na Kometě (On the Comet)
Looking for a sci-fi epic with insane special effects? Then look no further, friend- step right this way to a little known Czech film from 1970, Na Kometě, which blows anything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe out of the water. It's hard to know where to start with this masterpiece by the great Karel Zeman. … Continue reading Na Kometě (On the Comet)
Tři oříšky pro Popelku (Three Wishes for Cinderella)
Americans have A Christmas Story to enjoy every Holiday season- a bland and milquetoast Hallmark-quality movie if there ever was one- but for Europeans (at least Eastern Europeans) that tradition falls squarely on the shoulders of Tři oříšky pro Popelku, a 1973 Czech classic that's mostly not about Christmas, actually- but Cinderella. But this is … Continue reading Tři oříšky pro Popelku (Three Wishes for Cinderella)
If the above image makes you think "2001", you're right- except that it's from a movie released five years earlier. Ikarie XB-1 is a fascinating and little-known cinematic artifact, from a time when sci-fi movies were doomed to be silly, quickly-dated flicks. This one holds up; while the effects obviously aren't going to wow anyone … Continue reading Ikarie XB-1