the day the earth stood still

*contains spoilers Forbidden Planet (1956) strikes at the heart of the climate change debate with a metaphor of angst being at the heart and its ‘sequel’ The Invisible Boy (1957) hints at drones, the internet and a supercomputer… and robots saving the innocence of children around the house. And time travel is in there too…

Read more The Cult of Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet (1956) and others (Part One)

*contains spoilers “Our freedom for our knowledge,” says a character in The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960) in his bid to strike a deal of release from his alien captors as he then speaks Pig Latin to his cuffed girlfriend, something which fools these evil characters who are bent on stopping the Earth from ever exploring…

Read more The Cult of Director Phil Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters (Part One)

*contains spoilers Producer and director Michael Laughlin (1943-) has been around since the late 1960s. He produced the highly praised Bryan Forbes (1926-2013 multiple sclerosis) directed film The Whisperers (1967) which earned Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976) an Oscar nomination. He also produced one of director Monte Hellman’s (1932-) finished products Two Lane Blacktop (1971). Raised…

Read more Director Michael Laughlin’s Strange Unfinished Trilogy