The Terminator was a predictive post-apocalyptic movie made just for me back in 1984. Terminator 2: Judgement Day arrived eight years later — an eternity by today’s sequel-itis standards — and did the impossible: it maintained the heart of the original, yet surpassed it in every way. A time travel story that honored its roots, but… Continue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate” review: No fate but what we make. Over. And over. And over again.
Tag: science fiction
Ad Astra Does Everything Right But Never Quite Clicks
Ad Astra is extremely well done and just a little hollow.
Love, Death, + Robots Highlights Netflix’s Underused Strengths
Chris writes 18 mini reviews for 18 mini episodes!
A Wrinkle in Time sure is a Big Pile of Messy Laundry
Wow, I sure did want to like A Wrinkle in Time. On the surface it has everything going for it. Classic story, inclusive cast, big action, special effects bonanza, Hollywood darling-director Ava DuVernay, Captain Kirk, Reese Witherspoon AND Oprah. It also had a hundred and three million dollar price tag. How could it go wrong?… Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time sure is a Big Pile of Messy Laundry
Ex Machina, Annihilation, and Mary’s Room
Alex Garland explores ways to think and exist in his first two features.
I’ve been looking forward to Annihilation since before I even knew what Annihilation was. After seeing Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina I was immediately excited to see what this filmmaker would do next. Ex Machina was impressively simple and stylish. It made a dialogue driven story utterly cinematic. Annihilation‘s premise didn’t really excite me, and… Continue reading Annihilation (!!!)
The Cloverfield Paradox: In Space, No One Can Hear You “Meh”
Before its release, monster movie Cloverfield announced its presence as a trailer before Transformers. Shaky footage of New York being destroyed by some unseen foe followed by, not a title, but simply the date “1-18-08”. 10 Cloverfield Lane, filmed in secret, appeared on the radar with a trailer less than three months before the film’s… Continue reading The Cloverfield Paradox: In Space, No One Can Hear You “Meh”
Black Panther Attempts to Break the Marvel Mold, with Mixed Results
Christopher Maher: Well, Sam, here we are again, back at another Marvel release despite swearing off the series forever after the disappointing Thor: Ragnarok. Thankfully I don’t think we’re going to end up dragging this one quite as much as that one. It is, unfortunately, still a Marvel movie so it exhibits a lot of… Continue reading Black Panther Attempts to Break the Marvel Mold, with Mixed Results
The Shape of Water is Beautiful, Essentially Flawed
The Shape of Water is a superb cinematic experience. But does one flaw at its core undermine the whole film?
Rick and Morty is an Impossible Show
Wowee – with Season 3 all wrapped up we take a look at the central conflict of Rick and Morty!