sci-fi

Notebook Reviews: THX 1138

George Lucas – 1971 THX 1138 is a powerful feature debut from George Lucas. Lucas’ stark direction is first rate and the film’s visuals are stunning. The lead performance from Robert Duvall is low-key but strong and Donald [...]

February 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: FLASH GORDON

Frederick Stephani – 1936 The 1936 Flash Gordon serial is a rollicking-good science fiction yarn. There’s great fun to be had as Buster Crabbe’s Flash battles Charles Middleton’s Ming The Merciless. Crabbe is great – [...]

February 2, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BATTLEFIELD EARTH

Roger Christian – 2000 Battlefield Earth is not as bad as you have been led to believe. Having said that, it’s nothing to rave about either. The special effects are quite good and John Travolta has fun in an over-the-top/camp sort of way [...]

January 30, 2021

George Clooney Producing (& Might Star In) BUCK ROGERS

It looks like George Cooney might heading back into orbit once more.   Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures producing partner, Grant Heslov have signed-on as producers for Legendary’s Buck Rogers reboot. Clooney is also potentially taking on [...]

January 29, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Jeff Renfroe’s THE COLONY

The Colony is a highly entertaining (and good looking) B-movie from 2013 that wears its genre influences on its sleeve. Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton lead the cast, while Kevin Zegers impresses as the film’s young hero. Set in the future [...]

January 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE MATRIX

The Wachowskis – 1999 The Matrix is a slick and visually amazing sci-fi film with some stunning filmmaking techniques from The Wachowskis. The story’s on the slight side, but the action is the thing and it’s done with so much style [...]

January 1, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Jaron Henrie-McCrea’s CURTAIN

Sometimes the simple ideas are the best. Take 2015’s Curtain (aka The Gateway) by Jaron Henrie-McCrea, a sci-fi-horror  that sees Danni (Danni Smith), a nurse move into a New York apartment only to discover that her shower curtain keeps [...]

November 29, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: John Boorman’s ZARDOZ

John Boorman’s Zardoz can be blamed for being a lot of things, but predictable isn’t one of them. This 1974 starrer for Sean Connery bucks convention on all levels and Boorman delivers one of the oddest science fiction movies ever to star an [...]

November 3, 2020

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