sci-fi

Notebook Reviews: MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME

George Miller and George Ogilvie – 1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome might not be as violent as its predecessors, but it does have a lot of charm. Funny and dangerous in equal measure, this once again delivers great cartoon-style action. The [...]

April 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BLADE RUNNER

Ridley Scott – 1981 Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner is a visually superb piece of science fiction. It looks stunning, but there’s an emotional void at the film’s core – something which might come from Philip K. [...]

April 2, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FREQUENCY

Gregory Hoblit – 2000 It’s always great to see Dennis Quaid in a leading role – and Gregory Hoblit’s Frequency gives him a brilliant one (Jim Caviezel is also wonderful).  This is a unique film, but if you’re looking [...]

March 27, 2021

Remembering Stuart Gordon

Iconic cult filmmaker Stuart Gordon was perhaps best known for 1985’s Re-Animator, but the wrier/director had a prolific career in the horror and science fiction genres. Across his career, Gordon took a lot of inspiration from H. P. [...]

March 24, 2021

Notebook Reviews: PITCH BLACK

David Twohy – 2000 Pitch Black is a hugely enjoyable sci-fi action film in the mould of Aliens. This David Twohy directed film has brilliant tension and some very good special effects. It shows the star power of Vin Diesel – who is very [...]

March 24, 2021

Notebook Reviews: John Carpenter’s GHOSTS OF MARS

John Carpenter – 2001 Ghosts Of Mars might not be one of John Carpenter‘s best films – but its definitely far from the worst (I’m looking at you, Escape From New L.A.). This sci-fi seige movie is a semi-remake of the great [...]

March 22, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Johannes Roberts’ STORAGE 24

Take a measure of John Carpenter mixed spice (The Thing, Assault On Precinct 13), add a touch of Alien, a pinch of Shaun of the Dead and a smidgen of Die Hard, bring to the boil and rest. Now, get ready to serve-up Storage 24. Director Johannes [...]

March 6, 2021

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