2 items from 2014
Created by Frank Lupo
Produced by Invader Productions, Inc. (Us), Hoyts Productions (Aus)
Aired on NBC for a mini-series and 1 season (8 episodes, 2 originally unaired) from October 21 – December 9, 1988
Joe Cortese as Jack Breslin
Maryam D’Abo as Ta’Ra
Gregory Sierra as Victor Maldonado
Kim Delaney as Mandy Estabrook
Jack Breslin is a street cop who, upon investigating a series of unexplained murders, stumbles on Ta’ra, a female humanoid space alien from an orbiting prison starship, who is the only one that knows who or what is committing the murders. She reveals to Jack that she was a medical technician that survived an attack from an inmate alien known as a “Xenomorph” who killed her crew before escaping to Earth. They team up to stop the rogue alien by using Jack’s street smarts and Ta’Ra’s advanced alien technology. »
- Jean Pierre Diez
The Deer Hunter, 1978.
Directed by Michael Cimino.
A group of men celebrate their last night of freedom before they are drafted to fight in Vietnam. In Vietnam, they experience and witness horrors that will haunt them and change them for the rest of their lives.
Cinema often depicts characters that we compare ourselves to. Social groups will turn to The Hangover and Stand by Me and discuss which character they, and their friends, are similar to. The six friends in The Deer Hunter, as they gleefully run down the street naked, create this same thought-process. Michael Cimino’s second film sets up a close-knit community we recognise, but it is broken down and irreversibly changed following the Vietnam War. We don’t see Michael (Robert De Niro), Nicky (Christopher Walken) or Stevie »
- Simon Columb
2 items from 2014
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