Tag: Sci-Fi

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 […]

Looper

Looper

| September 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the future, time travel exists, but it’s illegal.  Only crime bosses can manage to use the technology to send people they want killed back in time to be wiped out by specialized assassins called Loopers.  A Looper will stand at a specific spot at a specific time with a shotgun and wait for their […]

4:44 Last Day on Earth

4:44 Last Day on Earth

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Having helmed several bleak, violent adventures in misanthropy, including The Driller Killer (1979) and Bad Lieutenant (1993), writer-director Abel Ferrara seems like a shoo-in to deliver a memorable apocalyptic thriller. And while his most recent film, 4:44 Last Day on Earth, is certainly a memorable end of days story, it keeps far away from thriller […]

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Sanctuary: Season 4

Sanctuary: Season 4

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Sanctuary team are back for this fourth season of the Syfy original series, exploring bigger myths, deadlier monsters, and darker secrets than ever before.  If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it’s fairly simple.  Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) runs an institute known only as The Sanctuary, in which she keeps and protects a menagerie […]

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Prometheus: The Art of the Film

Prometheus: The Art of the Film

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Arguably the best part of Ridley Scott’s latest film Prometheus is its production design, and a great sampling of that particular aspect of the film can take its place on your coffee table or your book shelf right next to the reissued The Book of Alien, Alien: The Illustrated Story and Colonial Marines Technical Manual […]

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Beyond The Black Rainbow

Beyond The Black Rainbow

| June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The human eye can distinguish about 10 million colors. Photoreceptor cells known as cones allow for this color-vision, and the greater amount of cones an organism possesses the more variants of color it can process. Humans have three, butterflies five and tropical Mantis Shrimp quite astonishingly have 16. Known as sea locusts by ancient Assyrians, […]

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