Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's In The Name

With the fourth installment of the Terminator franchise, Salvation, yet to hit theaters (May 22, 2009) you wouldn't think Sony and Warner Brothers would already be discussing plans for a fifth, let alone sixth movie, but you'd be wrong.

In fact these entertainment giants have already green lighted the fifth film and even signed Christian Bale (John Connor) for all three films.

There's just one really big problem with a new set of films, and that is a little show currently running on FOX called The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Rumor has it that Salvation picks up after the events of the third film, Rise Of The Machines, but this ends up conflicting with The Sarah Connor Chronicles which takes place prior to Rise Of The Machines. See everything done in the past ultimately changes the future, so this little TV show, is going to complicate matters more than some may realize.

Another problem that will arise, is that when you go to the movies to see a Terminator flick, you expect to see the original terminator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger. There's a smaller budget when producing a TV series so people understand that the big name actor will end up being a no show.

Something else to consider for Christian Bale is that he may have to give up the role of Batman due to the filming schedules. Though after that last performance, that would be okay too.

There is always the possibility that these new movies will be a huge success, but we wouldn't want to bet our money on that. -GJ

Monday, December 15, 2008

One Trailer, Several Complaints

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you've heard about the new Star Trek movie, and recently have probably seen the first trailers.

If you're a normal movie goer who enjoys the occasional Sci-Fi flick you didn't see anything wrong with this movie, but true Trek fans have already begun pointing out mistakes.

The biggest mistake/complaint is the relationship between Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto). The problem is Spock appears to work under Capt. Kirk to start his career, however this is incorrect because Spock was under Capt. Chris Pike prior to Kirk. For those of you that missed it though, Capt. Pike does actually appear in this film, in what capacity is yet to be seen.

This other complaint is a little ridiculous even for us. People are actually complaining about the insignias on the shirts. For some it's the wrong insignia (a complaint we've read on several forums), and for others it's the fact that the insignia appears on the wrong side of the shirt in a couple of quick shots.

Others spend good amounts of time making sure that everyone knows the new actors look nothing like the originals and they're not happy about it.

A two minute trailer gives us all this; can't wait until the actual movie. - GJ

*View The Trailer Below*

Friday, December 12, 2008

Money Waster

So for those that haven't heard, or haven't been to this week, FOX has announced that they will be beaming their new movie "The Day The Earth Stood Still" into space on opening day, 12/12/08.

The transmission is set to be aimed towards Alpha Centauri. There's just one little problem with their aim; the time it takes to reach Alpha Centauri will actually put Alpha Centauri out of the transmissions range.

Everything in space is in constant motion, and since we're talking about FOX, we all know that they have not considered this.

And for those of you that are panicking that we are showing possible ways for an alien race to attack the Earth, take a deep breath, and remember, if they have the ability to space travel, they don't need our help in planning our destruction.

Read's article Here.

Editor's Note

FOX can afford to beam a brand new movie into space, but claimed that it was just too expensive to produce an episode of FIREFLY, am I the only one who has a problem with this? - GJ

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

To 'B' Or Not To 'B'

In the film industry there are two types of movies; the standard theater blockbuster and the straight to DVD or TV movie. It's the latter that we focus on here.

These straight to DVD or TV movies are normally referred to as 'B' movies. These are movies that were made on a low budget, usually with actors just beginning or ending their careers, and involve a theme or story that nine out of ten times is mediocre at best.

The Science Fiction genre makes a very good living on these types of movies. In fact three to four of these such films can be seen on the Sci-Fi channel on any given day. These movies have ranged from good to bad, to what where they smoking when this seemed like a good idea.

Here is a very tiny list of some of our most memorable 'B' movies.

Equilibrium - released shorty after The Matrix, Equilibrium was one of the better films to start using the same type of choreography.

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder - Did somebody say "Franchise Savior." Casper Van Dien returns with Paul Verhoeven to save a stumbling franchise. Read our full review HERE

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation - Minus everyone from the original movie, add a decent storyline with some terrible acting and what we have here is a disappointment.

Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident - remember this list is memorable movies, memorable does not mean good, or in this case, anywhere even close to decent. Full review available HERE

There are hundreds of others and we want to hear some of your most memorable, so drop us a comment and express yourself. - GJ

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Worst Movie EVER!!

RECON 2022: The Mezzo Incident

First let's begin by saying "DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON THIS MOVIE." This movie will take away 96 minutes, that's its run time, of your life that you could have wasted playing Gears Of War and eating Cheetos.

The story, set not too far into the future, puts mankind at war with an alien race known as the Ma'har, whom man has never laid eyes on; apparently all of our fighting has been against cyborgs. A team of soldiers is sent to an ice planet called Mezzo, where they are to locate and destroy a facility that is believed to be run by the Ma'har, but turns out to be an underground cyborg facility.

This movie offers nothing but terrible acting by a bunch of no names, who will remain that way doing crap like this, hundreds of bad sex jokes, and a soft porn soundtrack that simply doesn't belong.

For a group of so called top notch marines, you wonder how they ever survived basic training.


1. They fire at an aircraft for about ten minutes using their standard automatic weapons when they have a rocket launcher.
2. When they prepare to snipe three cyborgs they don't just shoot them but decide to have two of the four remaining team members run in the open to draw their fire. WHY?
3. They pretty much repeat number two here except they use a different weapon to take out the cyborgs. (Side Note: They also used the exact same scene of the two marines running in the open.)
4. When there is cover, they never use it. In fact most gun fights involve everyone standing in the open shooting and shooting and shooting, and no results. Two minutes later a cyborg will fall.

Here's the really bad news. This is movie number two of at least three. Someone has way too much money and free time on their hands if they actually think people want three of these terrible movies.

We have no true rating system here at junkyard, but let us just say this;

No stars, 0 / 5, and we couldn't even bring ourselves to give this to our worst enemy. - GJ

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Name, Same Ship


This was actually the name that was chosen prior to the opening of the site, but due to staff conflicts the name was changed. Sad to say there is only one way to deal with this type of conflict. (The name was not what called for the change.)

On a positive note the concept and theme of this site will not change, in fact the only item that is set to change is the frequency of posts. However this may not occur until after the start of 2009.

As we reestablish ourselves we ask that if you come across any errors with our links or have any topic suggestions to please contact us HERE

We look forward to bringing you your Science Fiction and Anime needs and thank you for your continuing support. - GJ