Tag: Sci-Fi

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Its been a very long time since I’ve wanted to see a film again, right after I finished laying eyes upon it. Great films manage to resonate with you, whether its because of the characters, the dialog or the setting that manages to captivate and encapsulate everything that you love about film. While I’ve been […]

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The Visitor (1979)

The Visitor (1979)

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

To call The Visitor (1979) unique is both an enormous understatement and an outright lie. In it, director/co-writer Giulio Paradisi (who served as assistant director on Fellini’s 8 ½) cobbles together scraps of narratives from a half dozen other movies and tempers them with his own half-formed notions of proper cinematic storytelling. And in doing […]

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The Philadelphia Experiment

The Philadelphia Experiment

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Remember the time a World War II Navy Destroyer fell out of the sky and destroyed a Chicago Skyscraper?  Well, the producers of The Philadelphia Experiment do because this film is based on actual events.  Basically the story is that a team of scientists aboard the aforementioned Navy Ship, in an attempt to render the […]

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Manborg

Manborg

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canadian comedy collective Astron-6 has built a devoted following over the last several years thanks to its hilariously bizarre internet output of short films and faux trailers. Their following has boomed over the last year thanks to the release of two features from the troupe, Father’s Day (released by Troma) and Manborg (released by Raven […]

Those Lovely Angels: A Dirty Pair Retrospective

Those Lovely Angels: A Dirty Pair Retrospective

| April 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Haruka Takachiko and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the Dirty Pair series is something that many newer anime fan’s have never heard of. Beginning in 1980, the series spans over eight novels in total, as of 2007, but has countlessly been adapted into many of the various outlets of anime. TV shows, OVA’s and […]

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Branded

Branded

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Branded is the type of movie that defies logic in every sense of the word. Over-inflated and unnecessarily complex, it took me off guard with a bizarre, inexplicable charm. Looking at the movie, it’s abundantly clear all the things I should hate about it (and all the things that other critics fault it for) but […]

Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anthology films are always exciting to me because you never know what you’re gonna get with any given tale. Even though they’re usually mediocre to decent, there’s just something about them that I enjoy diving into to see what the group of filmmakers are going to explore, through certain themes or genres. Doomsday Book is […]

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Hirokin: The Last Samurai

Hirokin: The Last Samurai

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

One parts Star Wars and one parts Dune are but a few of the ingredients that created Alejo Mo-Sun’s Hirokin: The Last Samurai, a film that is very much less than the sum of its parts. The film takes place in the far future, on a desert planet, where humans have taken over and enslaved […]

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48th CIFF: Antiviral

48th CIFF: Antiviral

| October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The very first image of Syd March (Caleb Landry Jones) in Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, emotes a major feeling that permeates throughout the films entirety, unease. With this introduction to our world and protagonist of Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg unveils a major satire of celebrity status, society’s infatuation with it and does so with such fierce bravado […]

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Prometheus

Prometheus

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel tells the story of two archaeologists, Elizabeth Shaw and her husband Charlie Holloway (Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green), who find an ancient pictograph in a cave of an alien lifeform pointing to the stars.  Interpreting the image as a an invitation from a powerful alien race, the archaeologists along with a […]