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The itunes $0. 99 movie of the week: ‘annihilation’

The iTunes $0.99 Movie of the Week: ‘Annihilation’

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99. I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard-earned dollar. This week, an impetuous biologist joins a perilous mission to a quarantined disaster zone where nothing is quite…

The itunes $0. 99 movie of the week: ‘the endless’

The iTunes $0.99 Movie of the Week: ‘The Endless’

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99. I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard-earned dollar. This week, two brothers confront their past, present, and future when they’re drawn back to the mysterious cult they…

The subjects: the best ‘superhero’ movie you’ve probably never seen

The Subjects: The Best ‘Superhero’ Movie You’ve Probably Never Seen

It doesn’t have the big budget of The Avengers or The Dark Knight and there aren’t any Earth-hating Gods or aliens, but 2015’s The Subjects does bring a unique angle to the question “what superpower would you want to have?”  When seven people – oh wait… 8 people (ya gotta watch that Phil fellow) – show up…

The lack of diversity in science fiction

The Lack of Diversity in Science Fiction

Science Fiction is known as one of the most creative and exciting movie genres. It’s full of endless possibilities like alien lifeforms, exotic planets, killer robots, and time travel. The plot devices used in sci-fi allow for some of the most bizarre and unique events, adventures, and stories to be told. Even the most questionable…

‘interstellar’ review: a cosmic voyage of epic proportions

‘Interstellar’ Review: A Cosmic Voyage of Epic Proportions

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar has been out for a long time now, but unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to see it until just this past month. After I finally saw it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days afterward. I watched it again, and I’m still fascinated by it. It’s a smart movie, and one of…

The newest addition to a pantheon of sentient robot films: chappie

The Newest Addition To A Pantheon Of Sentient Robot Films: CHAPPiE

Robots, Aliens, and Mullets, Oh My! I recall my jaw dropping the moment the trailer for District 9 (2009) hit about its midway point and revealed that a race of aliens were going to be the main plot point of a film that I, moments prior, thought was going to be about some boring contemporary social issue….

Jupiter ascending – the good kind of bad or the bad kind of bad?

Jupiter Ascending – The Good Kind Of Bad Or The Bad Kind of Bad?

Whether you care to see the Wachowski’s latest science fiction space opera Jupiter Ascending or not, it may be increasingly more and more difficult to ignore the buzz it’s been getting lately. Why is the film getting so much press? Well, one thing’s for sure – it’s a pretty weird film. But the word “weird”…

Tomek baginski’s staggeringly ambitious plan: ambition

Tomek Baginski’s Staggeringly Ambitious Plan: Ambition

Adapt and survive; the theme surrounding director, Tomek Baginski’s newest sci-fi film, Ambition. But what do we really know about it? I have scoured the internet all week hoping to find something, anything about this film. I managed to find out it was premiering as part of the BFI’s sci-fi week, but not even on their…

Sci-fi and philosophy: tv shows with big ideas

Sci-Fi and Philosophy: TV Shows With Big Ideas

Science fiction has always served as a means of saying things about life, human nature, and morality. Even more so than dramas that are based in a more realistic world, sci-fi tackles the big ideas and has a lot to say about human nature. There are two extremes that can suck the soul out of…

10 common clichés in science fiction

10 Common Clichés in Science Fiction

Ever been watching a movie or TV show and been able to predict exactly what the characters would say and do before they say and do them? The bad news is you’re not psychic, and the other bad news is that whatever you’re watching has fallen into the trap of using well-worn clichés in place…

10 grossest moments of ‘fringe’

10 Grossest Moments of ‘Fringe’

Eating spaghetti while watching Bones was a mistake, but it paled in comparison to the grave error I made in watching Fringe while eating chick pea soup which, apparently, strongly resembled the brains melting out of an unfortunate man’s orifices. I learned the hard way to never watch the show at dinnertime; the science fiction…

5 sci-fi plot twists you didn’t see coming

5 Sci-Fi Plot Twists You Didn’t See Coming

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned twist ending to a story? If properly executed, it can not only shock, but also force the reader or viewer to alter their understanding and evaluation of everything that’s occurred thus far. If you’re anything like me you’ll subsequently re-read or re-watch in order to scour for clues. Here…

10 doctor who moments that made us cry

10 Doctor Who Moments That Made Us Cry

Doctor Who can be a heart-wrenching, stomach-churning mistress. Amidst the jokes, silliness, and Eleven’s wide array of amusing hats, there is the constant possibility of tears. And I do mean constant. 10 Memorable Doctor Who Moments It’s a given that fans will be sad when their favorite companion or Doctor is scheduled to exit the…