September 7, 2012 - 10:56am
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Back to the Future' [Movies]
The classic tale of time-traveling shenanigans!
I am not by any means a science-fiction nerd, but there are certain genre tropes I find myself putting a lot of thought into. For a while, for instance, I was obsessed with convincing all my friends of how, were it possible, they should not, under any circumstances, allow themselves to be...
August 24, 2012 - 10:45am
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' [Movies]
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!
Last Sunday, one Eugene Wesley Roddenberry celebrated his 81st birthday (or would have, if he hadn't passed away in 1991). Mr. Roddenberry is the man responsible for one of the biggest facets of science-fiction geekdom: Star Trek, which existed a full eleven years before its nemesis, Star Wars...
August 10, 2012 - 4:35pm
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Tombstone' [Movies]
It's a mustache frenzy at the O.K. Corral!
I have previously discussed the state of the Western genre in American cinema. There are some mighty fine masterpieces – John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, for instance. In my opinion, though, the Italians who tackled the form showed us its true potential – directors such...
July 27, 2012 - 10:21am
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Darkman' [Movies]
Who is Darkman?
Just two weeks ago we discussed filmmaker Sam Raimi and his legendary Evil Dead trilogy, which tells the story of Ash, a man plagued by the undead. Of course, these days he is known as “The Director of the Spider-Man Trilogy,” which, to me, speaks to the transient nature of the minds of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:56pm
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Army of Darkness' [Movies]
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Sam Raimi hit solid gold in the early 1980s. He was a 22-year-old aspiring filmmaker who had previously made short movies on a Super 8 camera with a friend of his named Bruce Campbell – you may have heard of him. In 1981, he decided to go for a feature-length film, and the result was the low-...
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