THE LAST STARFIGHTER Review


The Last Starfighter
1984 / 101 min
Directed by: Nick Castle
Written by: Jonathan R. Betuel

The concept of “The Last Starfighter” is better than the movie. An alien named Centauri (Robert Preston) creates an arcade game and leaves it on Earth as a way to identify potential Starfighters, who would then be conscripted to pilot starships to protect the universe from destruction. After Alex scores a new record of 1,000,000 points in the game, Centauri stops by in his space car to whisk him away to an asteroid base where he meets a collection of various aliens who were too visually unappealing and dull to make it further than a concept drawing in the Star Wars trilogy. Read more

World Premiere Event: The Search for Hyperion

Jake Keeno was framed for murder by the evil Hyperion. Now, Keeno has finished his four-year prison sentence and wants revenge. “The Search for Hyperion” has begun. Written and directed by John Raynes (Keeno). Starring Josh Pierce as Hyperion, Steve Molinelli as Scotty, and so many special guest stars that I will run out of room if I include them all. This is the over-the-top, epic action/comedy thrill ride of the summer.

World Premiere Event: The Case

An action epic in four parts, created by a bunch of friends with absolutely nothing better to do. What is the connection between a bike, an ancient spirit, and a mysterious case? With no script or even a rough outline, this improvisational curio took no one by storm and languished in relative obscurity. Enjoy the online world premiere of “The Case.” Directed by John Raynes (Trevor). Starring Steve Molinelli, Ricky Chan, and featuring Vicente Gauna as “Fidel.”

You’re Stupid For Thinking The Ending Of “Signs” Is Bad

I’ve stayed quiet since 2002, but I’m past that now. I’ve got to get this off of my chest after hearing and reading so much bullshit about how M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “Signs” has a bad ending. I’ve endured this stupidity for too long, I’m going to just do a final say on it.

First, I’m not exactly a Shyamalan apologist, although I do consider myself a huge fan. “The Sixth Sense” was a great movie, “Unbreakable” was even better, and “Signs” was his best. After that, was the total nonsense of “The Village” and “Lady in the Water.” Both of those are pretty indefensible pieces of shit, although I do enjoy watching them, merely for the so-strangely-bad they’re-compelling factor. I thought that “The Happening” was a very entertaining B movie, that wasn’t aiming any higher than being a B movie, and I have not seen “The Last Airbender.”

BEWARE SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE “SIGNS” ARE BELOW

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