Changing History: “Terminator: Genisys” & “Forrest Gump”

In this special, extra edition of “Lass is More,” we look at “Terminator: Genisys” and “Forrest Gump,” two movies that muck about with the timeline.  The former does it within its own timeline–that is, the earlier “Terminator” films–and the latter does it in its look at U.S. history. Personally, I love such devices.  I think… Read More

Notes from a Writer: The Idea Man

I regularly worry about ideas. I don’t know where they come from. I don’t know how to find them. Once I have one, I can develop it, I can expand upon it, but it’s that initial, “Oh, here’s an idea” thing that I find tough. Reviews can be hard to write, but at least there’s… Read More

“Lass is More” Shoots for “Killing Gunther”

I see a lot of bad movies.  A lot of them.  And that’s okay.  I keep going back in and trying again.  This week, I tried “Killing Gunther.”  It’s a low-budget action-comedy from Taran Killam.  Starring Killam, Cobie Smulders, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more, it’s an off-the-wall story about some inept assassins. You know what?  it’s… Read More

“Lass is More” Looks Past the Faults of “Aftermath”

So, I nitpick.  I know it, you know it, we all know it.  More than one movie has lost me because something occurs within the first 5 minutes to destroy the whole thing for me.  But, this week’s podcast proves that early problems can be overcome, that a film can succeed overall even when its… Read More

Movie Review: "Terminator: Genisys"

The first “Terminator” was this new and different sci-fi horror masterpiece. “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” more or less ditched the horror and was this insanely large action film with incredibly good effects surrounding a new and unbelievable villain. Then the diminishing returns moment set in. “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” had some good things… Read More

My "Terminator: Genisys" Set Visit Hits the Web

Today, if you head on over to HitFix, you can read of my visit to NASA-based set of the new “Terminator” last summer.  Yes, I was there for some of the filming of “Genisys,” spoke to the cast including Arnold himself, and learned everything that they were willing to tell us about the upcoming return of the… Read More