Comet Over Broadway is a fun little 1930s-era crime-drama that features fine performances, headlined by Kay Francis.
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Thriller
Lionsgate | PG13 – 93 min. – $19.98 | August 11, 2020
Date Published: 08/13/2020 | Author: The Movieman
Lionsgate provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.
THE MOVIE — 3.0
|Plot Synopsis: With Earth virtually destroyed, Bran Marshall (STEPHEN MOYER) flees to Rhea, a planet hostile to Earthlings. Escaping onto a Rhean supply ship, he finds the crew slaughtered, with the only survivor a female warrior named Ohsha (TALA GOUVEIA). As the two try to kill one another, the ship is damaged by meteorites. Bran and Ohsha must join forces to salvage the craft before it impacts the planet below — and the humans who life there.
Quick Hit Review: G-LOC is a low budget but still satisfying sci-fi thriller that features a fine performance from Stephen Moyer whom I recognize from True Blood and his co-stars is okay, including Tala Gouveia a fairly unknown talent to me, though the one dramatic scene she was a bit questionable, though not sure if that’s on her or the writing and direction. The film also features Casper Van Dien as the primary antagonist and mostly is on the attack with a bit of exposition to explain his actions while the great John Rhys-Davies is more of a cameo with only 5-minutes of screen time in one location.
The film was written and directed by Tom Paton, marking his fifth feature and for what I assume was a minimum budgeted flick, did an okay job with what he had, including some less than ideal production and set designs, although perhaps on par with plenty of non-Star Trek sci-fi shows. On the plus side, I did think the visual effects weren’t half bad and all in all, found the film as a whole to be entertaining and worthy of checking out.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5
|Included is The Making of G-LOC (21:41) featurette and the Trailer (1:42).|
VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 4.75/5
|Lionsgate releases G-LOC onto DVD presented with a 16×9 enhanced 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and even though it is standard def and not quite as sharp, found this to look rather good with well balanced colors with minimal amount of pixilation. The included Dolby Digital 5.1 was even more impressive providing not only clear dialogue but some major depth for the action sequences, putting to the test the LFE channel.|
OVERALL – 3.0/5
|Overall, G-LOC is an entertaining low budget science fiction thriller that’s far from great but found Stephen Moyer giving a solid performance and the visual effects were more than passable, making this worth a rental.|
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