Movie Review: Salt, Fun and Absurd

This is a guest post by Gunter Jameson.

The opening scene of Salt gives us a glimpse of Angelina Jolie stripped down to her frilly under things being tortured by angry-faced Asian men in communist-style military garb. And that image basically sets the tone for the rest of the movie—increasingly far-fetched and stereotypical action movie tropes play themselves out around the image of a beautiful woman.

Looking forward to being ‘Buried’

This is a guest post by Gunter Jameson.

Ryan Reynolds has been known for too much in his acting career thus far, except as a wise-cracking frat boy in ‘Van Wilder’ and as a good-looking face in a handful of forgettable romantic comedies. However, that may be changing in the near future, and some say that Reynolds has much more in store for audiences than the lukewarm faire he has shown audiences already.

Ridley Scott Plans ‘Alien’ Prequels

This is a guest post by Gunter Jameson from Classes and Careers.

The movie Alien opened in the US on May 25, 1975, to mixed reviews. Although much of the science fiction community loved it, it was panned by many other critics who said that it was a just a bunch of special effects and cheap tricks that lacked for real storytelling. Well, those critics are in the minority now. Alien is now known as one of the best science fiction movies ever made which has spawned 3 sequels and a number of other Alien-inspired movies like Alien vs. Predator. At the time of its release, Ridley Scott, the director was a virtual unknown in the world of cinema. But now the 3-time academy-award nominee has one of the most prestigious and most successful careers in Hollywood.