sci-fi

Notebook Reviews: STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE

George Lucas – 1999. George Lucas returned to the Star Wars galaxy (and directing) with the entertaining Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Is this prequel as good as the original films? Of course its not, but The Phantom [...]

October 18, 2021

Book Review: FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO GRINDHOUSE MOVIES

FrightFest and FAB Press have published the FrightFest Guide To Grindhouse Movies, the fifth in a series of books which dive into head-first into the world of genre cinema. Following on from the success of the FrightFest Guide To Exploitation [...]

October 7, 2021

Notebook Reviews: DEEP RISING

Stephen Sommers – 1998.  Writer/director Stephen Sommers delivers a gloriously wonderful B-movie in the shape of Deep Rising. Part Poseidon Adventure and part Aliens, Sommers’ film is an absolute hoot from start to finish. Treat [...]

September 29, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Bong Joon-Ho’s SNOWPIERCER

Before the multi-award winning Parasite, Director Bong Joon-ho delivered Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller set in a desolate future where the remnants of humanity circle the globe on a non-stop train (the titular [...]

September 14, 2021

Remembering Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER

A time of replicants, spinners and off-world colonies Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner takes place in 2019. While the reality of Scott’s film hasn’t come true, we do have enough elements in our present to show that things have changed and the [...]

September 10, 2021

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