GEEK OUT! AT BEST, THE APPEAL OF UNDER THE SKIN IS STILL ONLY SKIN DEEP

Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Starring Scarlett Johansson. Highly rated low budget sci-fi flick with ScarJo playing an alien seductress. Nothing really happens except for ScarJo luring unsuspecting horny Scots into her lair where their essence is drained from them, leaving their skin behind. Sure, you get ScarJo in the buff Continue Reading

GEEK OUT!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Directed by Anthony & James Russo. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford & Sebastian Stan) Finally, a Phase 2 Marvel movie knocks one out of the park! Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World had not quite hit the heights Continue Reading

REEL TO REAL

Is Spike Jonze’s Her a geek film? One could argue that it is a scifi movie but the elements are so marginal that in fact it’s probably more of a romantic comedy-drama with superficial scifi tropes. BUT. This last week, I have been speaking to my students about the purpose Continue Reading