FOX’s Sleepy Hollow; or, George Washington and Ichabod Crane vs. Evil

Review of Sleepy Hollow (‘Pilot’), Directed by Len WisemanIf you're familiar with the wonderful Washington Irving story, or the equally wonderful Disney cartoon, you probably think of Ichabod Crane as a tall, lean schoolteacher who has a way with the ladies, a sweet tooth a mile long, and a superstitious streak that is ultimately his undoing. Surely we all know that Ichabod was "tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his slee … [Read more...]

Review of Total Recall by Someone who has seen the Original Version

Review of Total Recall, Directed by Len WisemanBy COYLE NEAL“But it irks me, Lord, to link that phase of my existence with my present life, the life I live now in this world; I do not remember passing through it, I have to rely on the reports of others concerning it…”[i]Augustine wrote those words thinking about his infancy, asking whether or not his identity is affected by a period in his life which he cannot remember. The two versions of the movie Total Recall, one released in 1990 and on … [Read more...]

Review of Total Recall

Review of Total Recall, Directed by Len WisemanBy ALEXIS NEALFactory worker Doug Quaid is dissatisfied with his lot. He lives in a miserable post-apocalyptic world that is sharply divided along economic lines.  What remains of humanity is crammed into two vastly overcrowded zones—the United Federation of Britain, home of the haves, and what is known as the Colony (modern day Australia), home of the have-nots.  Every day he takes ‘The Fall’ through the center of the earth to put in another day … [Read more...]