The 5th Wave takes alien-attack flicks to a new low

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 21, 2016 By Steve Newton Sci-fi action flicks about alien invasions are pretty hit-and-miss. For every kickass Edge of Tomorrow you’ll find a crappy Independence Day. And then there’s The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey's 2013 young-adult novel. It took three whole screenwriters to turn that book into a laughable pile of juvenile hokum.  Chloë Grace Moretz stars as … Continue reading The 5th Wave takes alien-attack flicks to a new low

Horror review: They Live

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 18, 1988 By Steve Newton With such harrowing films as The Thing, Halloween, and Escape From New York under his belt, John Carpenter has proven himself one of the world's top directors in the sci-fi/horror/thriller genres. So what's he doing making a lightweight piece of fluff like They … Continue reading Horror review: They Live