Battle Beyond the Stars

After “Star Wars” hit it big in 1977, sci-fi was in again, and studios scrambled to get outer space adventure films into the pipeline.  Of course, Roger Corman was one of them.  1980’s “Battle Beyond the Stars” was his biggest production to date, but it was a familiar story.  Screenwriter John Sayles turned to Akira... Continue Reading →

Hangar 18

I’m not a conspiracy theory kind of guy.  I tried it for a while, back about the time Oliver Stone’s “JFK” came out.  I mean, he had me going for a bit there.  The film is brilliantly made, but then I realized that a first grader could punch holes in some of his arguments.  Plus,... Continue Reading →

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