Summer Double Features

Now that our Big Screen Batman week has come to a
close, we’re going to fill everyone in on our next
batch of pre-planned reviews. Starting in July, we’ll
have Summer Double Features every Sunday, with reviews
of pairs of related titles. For the complete
schedule, click on the “Read More” bit below.

  • July 3: We kick off with two TV miniseries from a
    couple of years back: Frank Herbert’s Dune: The
    Director’s Cut
    and Children of
    Dune
    .
  • July 10: Our second week takes care of two
    requested reviews: Back To The Future 2 and
    Back To The Future 3. (The original was
    reviewed a
    while ago
    .)
  • July 17: Lighter fare continues with two of
    Disney’s live action flicks from the 1980s:
    Tron and The Black Hole.
  • July 24: Continuing with light tones but moving a
    considerable distance from the realm of children’s
    entertainment, we’ll have reviews of Monty Python
    and the Holy Grail
    and Monty Python’s Life of
    Brian
    , two of the funniest fantasy flicks I’ve
    ever seen.
  • July 31: At this point, we move to more serious
    fare, with two movies about first contact:
    Contact and The Abyss.
  • August 7: Studies of the human social creature
    will continue into August with reviews of both
    versions of The Stepford Wives.
  • August 14: After dealing with artificial people,
    we’re going to look at advanced medical science and
    how it might change or control people with reviews of
    Gattaca (another request) and Eternal
    Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    .
  • August 21: We’re moving into some lighter material
    this week, looking at superpowered outcasts with
    reviews of X-Men and Blade.
  • August 28: Our summer double features wrap up with
    reviews of The Naked Lunch and Liquid
    Sky
    .

These reviews are already posted on our review
schedule
. It includes release dates for many of
the genre films coming out this year, and in many
cases, the name of the Bureau author who will be
reviewing them. Feel free to browse.

9 replies on “Summer Double Features”

  1. y42 says:

    The Abyss
    Are you reviewing the original or the director’s cut?

    I liked the original better meself…

    • Eldhrin says:

      Re: The Abyss

      Are you reviewing the original or the director’s cut?

      I liked the original better meself…

      The review will be of the director’s cut.

      • y42 says:

        Re: The Abyss

        Are you reviewing the original or the director’s cut?

        I liked the original better meself…

        The review will be of the director’s cut.

        No chance of having a double feature of the double feature? Both the better known version and the director’s cut?

        Sometimes the guy was indeed wrong… *cough*Jar Jar*cough*

        • Eldhrin says:

          Re: The Abyss

          Are you reviewing the original or the director’s cut?

          I liked the original better meself…

          The review will be of the director’s cut.

          No chance of having a double feature of the double feature? Both the better
          known version and the director’s cut?

          Sometimes the guy was indeed wrong… *cough*Jar Jar*cough*

          Unfortunately there’s no cut of Episode I which doesn’t have Jar Jar in it…

          And no, I don’t currently have time to watch the other edition of the film and
          review it. The director’s cut review will be the one you get.

    • chad says:

      Re: The Abyss

      I liked the original better meself…

      Me too.

  2. octa says:

    Primer
    Aww no Primer? Boo

    • Nakhti says:

      Re: Primer

      Aww no Primer? Boo

      Good movie. I only saw it once though and I would like to watch it again now that I’ve written down what I think happens in the movie :P

      I doubt many people have seen it though.

      • chad says:

        Re: Primer

        Good movie. I only saw it once though and I would like to watch it again now that I’ve written down what I think happens in the movie :P

        I doubt many people have seen it though.

        Never got the chance to see it when it came out, as it was not shown in Denver. But now it’s available on DVD.

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Primer

      Aww no Primer? Boo

      I couldn’t find another themed movie to pair it with. I’ll
      review it after I finish preparing my reviews for the
      double features. (I’ve got five of my ten done.) It
      should be out this summer.

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