Sci-Fi

Upgrade Movie Review. Violent, Gory And Fun To Watch

Upgrade Movie Review: For better or worse, I look back fondly on action movies of the ‘80s. The ridiculous plots, over-the-top action, and unapologetic celebration of gore all occupy an oddly tender place among my childhood memories. Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade is a 21st century heir to the movies that made Rambo, Robocop, and the Terminator […]
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Ready Player One Movie Review

Ready Player One Movie Review: If you haven’t read Ernest Cline’s 2011 immersive novel Ready Player One, you may not understand why it’s so gratifying as a fan that its adaptation fell into the hands of Stephen Spielberg. The entire time I read the book I considered how immense and complicated of a process it […]
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Pacific Rim: Uprising Movie Review

Pacific Rim: Uprising: When giant robots and giant aliens battle on the big screen everyone wins, right? Well, maybe not the unlucky suckers who happen to live in the cities playing host to the fight. And maybe not anyone who sat through any of the Transformers movies (thanks for nothing, Michael Bay). Pacific Rim: Uprising […]

A Wrinkle In Time Movie Review

A Wrinkle In Time Movie Review 2018: Director Ava Duvernay is back, this time helming Disney’s live-action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book, A Wrinkle in Time.The famed director made history with this film when she became the first female African-American director to helm a live-action film with a budget of over $100 million and only […]
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4.5

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

For the third time in as many years, a new Star Wars movie hits theaters just before Christmas. As Disney/Lucasfilm cranks out its annual offering from a galaxy far, far away, fan excitement gives way to expectation. It’s not enough that the movies are being made, they have to be good. Luckily for everyone involved, […]
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4.5

The Shape of Water: Movie Review

Guillermo del Toro returns with another fantastical drama, The Shape of Water. As a fan of his work, I was interested in what this film would bring to the table. It did not disappoint. The film is about a mute woman named Elisa Esposito who discovers an amphibious creature within the Occam Aerospace Research Center she […]
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Alien: Covenant – Movie Review

Following the unexpected positive reception of Prometheus comes the film Alien: Covenant, which is set between Prometheus and the original Alien film. So this thankfully completes the overarching storyline of the entire Alien franchise, I do not include the Alien vs Predator films because those are spinoffs. I went into this film feeling optimistic and […]
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Movie Review

The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned to handle the extraterrestrial threats which the Avengers are too busy beating each other up to deal with. This sequel picks up where the 2014 entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe left off. This time around, director James Gunn is unencumbered by establishing origin stories. The relationships are […]
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4.0

Ghost in the Shell: Movie Review

When I think of ghost stories, a futuristic techno-nightmare version of Japan isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Maybe it should. Ghost in the Shell paints a haunting picture of a world in which the line between human and machine is blurry, we’re talking three-martini lunch blurry. As yet another Hollywood reboot of […]

Life: Movie Review

Once again, I subjected myself to a space thriller as my love for sci-fi outweighed my fear of anything and everything outside of our atmosphere. Luckily, like Arrival, Life pleasantly terrified me. While you can expect some of the typical devices of films of this kind, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool), along with […]