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Arrival

He Said, She Said: Arrival Review (2016)


Arrival is a much welcomed cerebral and emotional science fiction film that also carries a significant sense of tension. Where it shines is connecting Louise’s personal memories to help solve first contact communication …

Darkwave: Edge of the Storm

Sci-FI Short Friday: Darkwave: Edge of the Storm


One hundred years from now, the DARKWAVE has left mankind stranded across the galaxy. On a distant planet, New Earth 72, a young family is on the run, escaping from […]

Paths of Hate

Sci-FI Short Friday: Paths of Hate


And now for something completely different . . . Paths of Hate. Focus on fight. The dimension of fighting is irrelevant, as well as the ideology behind it. It does not […]

Sci-Fi Short Friday: Wanderers


If you like science, space, fiction and the extrapolation/melding of the three then Wanderers may be the most amazing video you will see in a long time . . . all […]

Retro Review: The Mummy Returns (2001)


The Mummy Returns just didn’t do it for me. I wanted more; I wanted something different; I wanted something original. Instead, I got the exact same thing as the first film, but …

Retro Review: Seven Samurai


Here’s another non-science fiction offering re-posted from my deep and dusty archives. I often strip irrelevant bits and pieces out of old DVD when I post them. In this case I decided to leave the entire review intact, for the main reason that I was reviewing a very expensive Criterion Collection edition of Seven Samurai. [Original publication: Mar 5, 2000]

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]

A.I. Artificial Intelligence: A Visual Study


It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, but it seems that there’s been a resergence of interest in the movie lately.  Various film websites […]

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.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Retro Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey


If you’re a fan of the genre, this is required viewing. Maybe not for the sake of viewing it just to see it, but to realize what an influential piece …

Chicken Run

He Said, She Said: Chicken Run Review


Though slowly paced at times for our tastes, Chicken Run is a fun, humorous, and entertaining claymation classic for audiences of all ages. References to other film (and television) classics are …

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Retro Review: Dracula 2000


There are a few very scary moments in Dracula 2000. Overall, the film is a flaccid adaptation of the classic Dracula story. I started disliking the movie halfway through, when it seemed Lussier …

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