Category Archive: Science Fiction

Best of the 80s – The mother of Aliens

Aliens (1986) is a product of an era when action movies had to get faster and faster, more thrilling and action-packed to be successful.  I think maybe this started with Conan, Scarface or… Continue reading

Did you watch the Cloverfield Paradox? Why?

One of these times, I think the horror sci-fi genre needs to do something like Cabin in the Woods did and pretend the audience is smart, because The Cloverfield Paradox isn’t.  It’s a… Continue reading

Star Wars The Last Jedi (2017) Review

I thought this movie was pretty fun, but it does have a lot of flaws.  I can’t decide if The Last Jedi is better than The Force Awakens, but as far as sheer… Continue reading

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

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