Category Science Fiction

Jurassic World

Some movies can be deemed “critic proof.” These are films that, regardless of the actual quality of the film, many people are still going to see. Most Marvel superhero movies, for instance, could be considered critic proof. The general public will see Avengers 5: Iron Man Gets a Hernia despite many reviews arguing against said […]

Tomorrowland

     “Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.” — The Amazing Criswell in Plan 9 from Outer Space. There’s a sense […]

Mad Max: Fury Road

This doesn’t happen. It’s been thirty years since the last Mad Max film. Thirty. It’s been seventeen years since George Miller has directed a live-action feature film. There have been rumors and rumblings and mumblings from Hollywood for years about this film. As far back as 2000, when I was a senior in high school, […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron

There is a moment deep into Avengers: Age of Ultron that has an understated eloquence and beauty unusual for the wam-bam, thank you Captain attitude of these recent Marvel movies. It is night at the Avengers’ headquarters, and a key superhero is looking out at the New York City skyline, floating above the floor. Director […]

Ex Machina

It’s rare these days to see a modern science-fiction film about something; that dares to provoke a response through its ideas and themes. Rarer still to find one that’s not a remake or a sequel or based on a book or a comic or a manga or a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is that […]

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s science-fiction epic Interstellar is truly breathtaking in its first and third acts, and gives us an intelligent and awe-inspiring look at an adventure that spans across the universe. The film, enriched by knock-out cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema, leaves you spellbound in many of its 169 minutes. Unfortunately, the film’s sometimes glaring imperfections make […]

31 Days of Halloween: Night of the Lepus

Ah, what a wonderful piece of trash this film is! It’s ridiculous, preposterous, astoundingly awful and fantastic all at the same time. The casting director for this film must have been an evil genius; the film stars Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh (!), Rory Calhoun and, wait for it, DeForest Kelley (!!). To put them all together […]