Tag Archives: Sci-Fi
It! The Terror From Beyond Space Review
Although I have not had the opportunity to watch a lot of the great sci-fi flicks of the 50’s, I am well aware of the impact they have had on the science fiction and horror genres. Thanks to Olive Films, I am now glad to say that I own one of these space flicks from yesteryear in my collection with one of their latest releases, Edward L. Cahn’s It! The Terror From Beyond Space.
Believed to have killed his [...]
The Thing from Another World Review
Most horror fans of my generation grew up loving the John Carpenter film The Thing. Its incredible cast, mounting paranoia, and utterly astounding creature effects, courtesy of Rob Bottin, made a lasting impression on our young minds. While the film pushed every boundary possible in the realm of practical effects, it is highly regarded for its psychological elements that still lead to discussions among horror fans to this day.
Truly a master of his craft, Carpenter lets the tension [...]
Event Horizon Review
Lawrence Fishburne and Sam Neill are amongst my favorite actors. Neill for his roles in The Omen series, Jurassic Park, and In the Mouth of Madness has always stuck out as a believable portrayer of tense situations. King of New York was my introduction to Laurence Fishburne aka Jimmy Jump, and then I don’t have to tell you that you can find him or his work across the spectrum of film, play, and T.V. work. In Event Horizon, [...]
While it may not be the first action sci-fi film about a form of artificial intelligence gaining awareness and a consciousness of its own, Brian A. Miller’s Vice is certainly a solid entry in the sub-genre.
In a future world, a resort has been created which allows its occupants to live out their wildest fantasies without any real-world repercussions. When one of the artificials (Ambyr Childers) from VICE starts to become self-aware and escapes the compound, founder Julian Michaels (Bruce [...]
God Told Me To Review
There are tons of horror films, especially from the 70’s and early 80’s, that are completely unknown to me. As much digging around and research that I do, great titles will always elude me. Thanks to some awesome studios and distributors like Blue Underground, I finally get to not only hear about some of these lost gems, but I also get to sit down and watch them, fully remastered in High Definition. The latest that I’ve added to my collection [...]
Generally, I loathe having to sit through films that are classified as “slow burn.” These days, it is hard enough for me to finish an ordinary 90 minute film without losing some sort of interest, but slow burns are even worse. There are, however, a select few that are actually worth the wait and end up being rather enjoyable. The newest film that I can add to that list is Honeymoon directed by Leigh Janiak.
Bea (Rose Leslie, Game of [...]
Alien: Isolation Video Game Review
Isolation is the latest in a long line of Alien based games that began with the Fox-produced Atari release in 1982. With every addition to the franchise cinematographically, there were follow-ups across many platforms including mobile devices. However, taking a look back at the majority of these releases, nothing remotely stands out as highly memorable. Last year, we experienced Colonial Marines, which was panned by critics as many of the other games have in the past, failing to capture [...]
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review
The first Apes film I ever saw was 2011’s James Franco-starrer, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I was instantly a fan and this naturally made me curious to see what I had been missing all of these years; I couldn’t ignore the original franchise any longer. It wasn’t until about two years later, however, that I actually followed through with my plan. A new sequel was about to be released in theaters and Best Buy was having [...]