sci-fi

Behind The Scenes: Will Smith On The Set Of I AM LEGEND

Director Francis Lawrence’s I Am Legend is a pretty decent stab at adapting Richard Matheson’s seminal 1954 sci-fi/horror novel of the same name for the screen. Having said that, this Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich written movie isn’t as [...]

July 7, 2024

Trailer & Poster: AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

The first teaser trailer and poster for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water have arrived. Avatar conquered the cinematic landscape back in 2009 – but things have changed since then. The pic grossed more than $2.8 billion at the global [...]

May 12, 2022

Notebook Reviews: STARGATE

Roland Emmerich – 1994.  Stargate is an enjoyable and energetic science fiction romp from Master of Disaster Roland Emmerich.  Emmerich’s adventure is derivative – Star Wars and Lawrence of Arabia are particular touchstones [...]

February 11, 2022

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT: Being Boba Fett Featurette

The first episode of The Book of Boba Fett was successful in bringing back the iconic Star Wars character after his apparent death in the belly of Sarlacc. Actor Temuera Morrison reprises his role from George Lucas’ prequel films, and the [...]

December 31, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPHERE

Barry Levinson – 1998. Sphere is an under-appreciated, but enjoyable science fiction film from director Barry Levinson. The first 3/4 of this big screen adaptation of Michael Crichton‘s novel is great stuff, but the film literally loses [...]

December 29, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MAD MAX 2 – THE ROAD WARRIOR

George Miller – 1981.  Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior) is a high energy science fiction sequel from director George Miller. Upping the action quota and the spectacle from the original, Mad Max 2 is a masterwork in action cinema – [...]

November 20, 2021

Stop! New Poster For THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

Much like the first trailer for the film, this poster for The Matrix Resurrections riffs on the artwork for the first The Matrix film. It’s screaming, ‘Forget the sequels, we’re taking you back to the real Matrix’. Check [...]

November 18, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Begos’ VFW

Over the last 10 or 15 years, much has been said and done about the Grindhouse aesthetic. Since Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez unleashed their double-bill feature of Death Proof and Planet Terror 2007, many directors have tried and (mostly) [...]

October 30, 2021

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

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