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Retro Review: The Road Warrior

The Road Warrior was my first exposure to the Mad Max milieu. I quickly went back and watched the original Mad Max. Beyond Thunderdome has some problems. Fury Road returns Max to his true element. The Mad Max series is one of the favorite in my DVD/Bluray collection. [Original publication: Mar 7, 2000]

Retro Review: eXistenZ

Holy crap, I remember nothing about this movie. Even re-watching the trailer sparked no memories of eXistenZ. Nothing about the plot, characters, or if I even loved it or hated it. Apparently from my 16 year old review I thought it was pretty decent . . . but clearly not memorable.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Trailer

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, is based on The New York Times bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?). The seven-part series stars […]

Red Planet

He Said, She Said: Red Planet

Certainly not a science fiction classic, Red Planet possesses many aspects that make it an enjoyable watch, but there’s not a high level of rewatchability. Carrie-Anne Moss puts in the best …

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

He Said, She Said: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

While not as bad as The Desolation of Smaug, nor as good as An Unexpected Journey, this “defining” installment falls squarely in between its two predecessors. Again, as a translation of the book comparisons can barely be made . . . The Hobbit is in there, somewhere, we think.

Poltergeist Remake Trailer

“They’re heeeeeere!” In an industry glut of reboots, was anyone really clamoring for a remake of 1982’s Poltergeist?  Does the Hollywood of 2015 care?  Be honest! No.  They care about […]

He Said, She Said: Supernova Review

Quite possibly one of the worst major studio scifi movies in the past few decades. Definitely the worst of the first decade of the 2000s. Just a horrible production of an even more horrible script, plagued by shoddy …

Retro Review: Dark City (1998)

Joe Moviegoer will probably find this movie tiresome and confusing. It’s definitely not for the average viewer. Most hardcore science fiction fans should appreciate its complex and winding plot. This movie is bound …

Interstellar by Christopher Nolan

Review: Interstellar (2014)

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar isn’t perfect, but it’s a visually stunning science fiction adventure that tempers the fiction with a healthy dose of science, while at the same time being sprinkled with a dash of …

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]