Ridley Scott

REVIEW: BLADE RUNNER 2049

This week, Steve reviews the new(ish) movie Blade Runner 2049. Does he like it? Have you seen it? Did you like it? Check out the review and see if you agree!

You Don’t Know Dick

Who am I? Am I real? Is this real? Is this…Are you really reading a post on Amazing Stories, or is it all in your head?

Review – The Fictional Man by Al Ewing

Niles Golan is an ex-pat Brit in Hollywood. Never grown-up, he narrates his life with an internal monologue transforming his everyday inadequacies into triumphs. Niles is his own fictional creation: to himself, a genius novelist akin to the young Thomas Pynchon; to everyone else, the hack who writes the popular Kurt Power adventures novels. His […]

AMAZING News 12/15/13

China soft-lands a rover on the Moon; NPR Features Filk; Charlies Stross warns that your frickin frying pan may be spying on you…and if that isn’t enough, Amazing Stories makes the case for Chuck Jones, famed cartoon director, having anticipated the Chinese Moon landing in his featurette Haredevil Hare from 1948!

H.R. Giger

Very few artists have had as big an influence on horror illustration and on the look of horror films as had Swiss artist H.R. Giger.

Movie Review: Grabbers (Blu-Ray)

Grabbers has been dismissed in some quarters for not doing anything original. Well most films don’t do anything original, and Grabbers does achieve a couple of things I’ve never seen before.

Like Tears in Rain

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_hYs1jBy8Y&w=570&h=321] You can almost smell the rain, feel it hammer the leather of your trenchcoat. Hear the harmonic buzz of blue neon all around you. You can taste the Tsingtao, bubbly and cool on your tongue. If there’s a single flaw worth noting about the Blu-ray transfer of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: The Final […]

David Fincher’s Alien 3, and What It Can Teach Us

According to my extensive academic research over at Wikipedia this afternoon, the third installment in Fox’s Alien Quadrilogy (’Cause why use the word tetralogy, right? What a lousy word . . .) went through development hell for several years, and despite the criticism it’s received since from longtime fans and critics alike, it should’ve ended up a much worse film […]

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The Fire Must Be Kept Burning

Last Saturday, I spent my morning on the couch with a debilitating migraine, wondering what karmic injustice I’d committed in order to deserve being so miserable on my weekend off. But like the glass-half-full seeker of silver linings that I am, I whipped out the Prometheus 4-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray I’d gotten as a gift […]

When Hollywood Attacks!

There was no movie in 2012 that I looked forward to seeing more than Prometheus.  It was being produced by Ridley Scott, the same man who produced Alien and Blade Runner.  Unfortunately it wasn’t really experience I hoped for. There were a few things about the movie to like.  It had great special effects and […]