Retro Gamer: BioForge

Here are some updated thoughts March 6, 2014:  Even after 20 years BioForge is still one of my favorite and fondly remember adventure games, and I played a lot of […]

Pitch Black Header

Retro Review: Pitch Black (2000)

The obvious enthusiasm of the cast and crew to create something greater than the genre can usually deliver must be recognized. Pitch Black wanted to be different; it wanted to offer something more …

Soylent Green (1973)

Retro Review: Soylent Green (1973)

Based on Harry Harrison’s 1966 book Make Room! Make Room!, Soylent Green serves up a future where despair and hunger loom over all sense of hope. It’s a hyper-extrapolated look at the future …

Contact Movie

Retro Review: Contact

Contact is a convincing first contact film about the moral struggle that would happen during such an event. In my opinion it’s one of the most underrated science fiction movies in recent memory, not because …

Brazil (1985)

Retro Review: Brazil (1985)

Many of the bureaucratic and narcissistic themes present in Brazil are simply hyperbolic interpretations of the current world we live in.

Stalag 17

Stalag 17

Stalag 17 is one of the first, and best, prisoner of war movies to come out of Hollywood following World War II. Billed as a comedy, it comes across as more of a dark comedy with very brief moments of slapstick. [Original publication: May 26, 1999]

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Retro Review: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Give The Phantom Menace a chance and don’t make final judgement until the series is complete. In the meantime, enjoy it for what it is: a rollicking good time! Thanks …

Soldier Starring Kurt Russell

Retro Review: Soldier Starring Kurt Russell

Soldier is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s not a particularly good movie. Hell, in most eyes it’s probably not even a passable science fiction movie. I don’t care. Todd kicks ass . . . and I like it. [Original publication: Oct 23, 1998]

Blade

Retro Review: Blade

This movie is pure action with a side of science fiction thrown in. It is not an “artsy” film like Interview With the Vampire, yet it has a unique style all its own. Blade …