Movie Review: Odd Thomas (2013)

This film has been coming up on my Netflix recommendations for what feels like forever, and I finally clicked on it last night. OMG it was AWESOME. I found out afterward that it was based on a book by Dean Koontz by the same name.

“The City of Ember” – Film Review

Like The Golden Compass, City of Ember skirts the edge of “true” Steampunk, but I have seen it on several Steampunk movie countdowns so I thought I’d check it out and snoop for Steampunkishness. Even though it is probably most accurately called “post-apocolyptic fiction”, there is a definite visual style that will appeal to Steampunk fans. […]

“Treasure Planet” – Film Review

Have you ever been watching a pirate movie and said to yourself, “Gee, what this really needs is some aliens!” Then Disney’s 2002 animated feature Treasure Planet is the movie for you! But seriously, it is a really cool re-imagining of the Robert Louis Stevenson tale of young Jim’s adventure, which originally ran as a serial in […]

The Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec – Film Review

We first meet Adele on an expedition to Egypt. Her male compatriots try to ditch her but she soon proves she is the most capable one there and leads them deep into the mummy’s tomb. But Adele is not on a search for riches, she has her heart set on a certain mummy who she […]

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Film Review

Whether or not you know anything about the real Abraham Lincoln, this is a really fun and entertaining film based on a book by Seth Grahame-Smith. The effects are very special, the lighting and camera work are Gothic and moody and the action scenes are dynamic and sometimes even breath-taking. This was a much better […]

Steampunk Movie: Van Helsing (2004)

The film starts with an homage to classic black and white movies as an angry mob attacks castle Frankenstein in 1887. The twist is that the good doctor’s financial backer is none other than Count Dracula. Meanwhile in Paris, our title character enters the movie with an epic confrontation between him and a truly monstrous Mr. Hyde […]

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