Category Archive: Science Fiction

Bad or Good: Alien – Covenant

Alien: Covenant (2017) looks like it’s another divisive movie from Ridley Scott.  Don’t get me wrong, this movie has a lot of flaws, and I saw a crappy review on arrowinthehead.com giving it… Continue reading

Passengers (2016) is good when it’s tedious

I watched Passengers to find out if the rumors were true: is this really a crappy space movie with great stars? Yes, it does have good performances, so the acting really isn’t a problem,… Continue reading

What is Rollerball (1975) About?

Since my last post, a lot of people have asked me what Rolleball (1975) is about, and if it really is as heavy on the social commentary as it’s made out to be.… Continue reading

Please rent For the Love of Spock (2016)

For the Love of Spock (2016) is a great documentary and a good experience.  It’s the usual documentary of interviews and behind-the-scenes information, but the background information about Leonard Nimoy is really moving.… Continue reading

Did Ray Harryhausen like Earth vs. the Flying Saucers?

Ray Harryhausen did the special effects in the movie Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), which he has made iconic.  This is a 50s science fiction movie, which means there’s a lot of… Continue reading

The X-Files in 2016 and I’m getting flashbacks

I was a big, big fan of the X-Files back when it originally aired and I was getting flashbacks when I saw the first of six episodes this Sunday.  I remember the X-Files… Continue reading

What the heck is the big deal about Mars?

Why is every movie about Mars?  Ever since NASA’s probe reached Mars back in 2000, there have been a lot of movies about Mars.  I guess cinema has been obsessed with Mars since… Continue reading

The Martian in Space

The Martian is something of after-summer special–not enough action to compete with other summer blockbusters and not enough genre polish to fit in with movies in October. The best thing about this movie… Continue reading

Star Wars: Force Awakening Review – Spoilers

I’m double-dipping with my posts about Star Wars: The Force Awakens in order to talk about spoilers and some of the themes in this movie.  I felt like doing a little more than… Continue reading

Celebrating Christopher Lee – Scream and Scream Again (1970)

With this post, I celebrate the great Christopher Lee with a crappy 1970s movie, which might seem disrespectful, but you’d be wrong!  In fact, I was anticipating this movie a great deal, seeing… Continue reading

The Fifth Element is a comedy based on symbolism

There are a lot of comedy and sci-fi movies out there, but I can’t think of one that tried to combine those two elements in order to make fun of symbolism.  There is… Continue reading

Terry Gilliam’s favorite short has more meaning than a 2 hr movie

If you ever get a chance to see the 26 minute short, La Jetee (1962), I would recommend it.  It is an experimental film, but it is also very powerful and filled with… Continue reading

Top Ten Leonard Nimoy Moments

My top ten Leonard Nimoy moments are my best memories of Leonard Nimoy, but I think they’re all great moments in their own right.  Read on to see if you agree. 10.  Director –… Continue reading

Star Trek hosts Borg-o-rama in a famous two parter

The Top Ten Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes continues with two of the most popular Borg episodes ever, The Best of Worlds pt 1 & 2.  Beginning with Q Who, the Enterprise… Continue reading

Michael Keaton thinks he’s in a satire

While watching this movie, I could see Micheal Keaton holding up a big sign in the back that said, “THIS IS SERIOUS SOCIAL COMMENTARY.  PLEASE REFRAIN FROM LAUGHING OR TEXTING”.  I think the… Continue reading

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