The Underappreciated Films series has been one of my all-time favorite projects. I've been looking to do another one so let's look at some more underappreciated sci-fi films!
Colonel, for what it means,
I think my father is dead.
In this documentary: Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers, the filmmaker makes it apparent that Bob Lazar is an absolutely interesting person. Not only is he a brilliant person but his mind is curious and he has moral obligations.
Anime and manga adaptations have been a tricky subject for Hollywood, and when I say "tricky" I mean "they manage to make it so horrendously awful." However, after 2017s Ghost in the Shell, there are hints that they're learning and getting better at bringing the source material to the screen. With Alita: Battle Angel, it's safe to say that the age of good live-action anime movies may finally be upon us. Sure there's some melodramatic acting and villains that never become three-dimensional characters, but the action is packed with excitement and Rodriguez's style is found all over the place.
So I saw an odd, little, strangely compelling movie on Netflix the other night, just as our clocks were slipping back an hour. Turns out that that timing, for want of a better word, was just right.
So here we go again. The critics panned it. The box-office in the first few days is not impressive. All manner of self-appointed prognosticators pronounce the franchise deader than an outmoded Terminator model, because that's what it is.
You know those scenes in the Terminator franchise where they shoot the Terminator over and over again trying to kill it and once you think it's dead and gone for good, it just refuses to die and keeps coming back?
I just watched Mnemophrenia, put up yesterday on Amazon and made last year. It's a brilliant, provocative, startlingly original movie, with no actresses and actors I've heard of, and written, directed, and produced by Eirini Konstantinidou, her first time out with a feature-length movie. I'll predict flatly that Mnemophrenia is destined to become a classic, and the first of movies made by Konstantinidou that will be similarly received.
Ridley Scott’s Alien was released in the summer of 1979 and has since become an iconic movie that has spawned an eight film franchise. It has inspired many works in the genres of horror and sci-fi across multiple forms of media. It's often described as a classic and a must-see film. As such, I was very interested in watching this movie once it came back to theaters through Fathom Events. Admittedly, I don't really gravitate towards anything that's classified as horror and I certainly never go to the theater to watch movies of this genre. However, because this movie is held in such high regard, I felt it would be best if I experienced it in the theater for my first viewing.
There are some movies you'll remember, such as Avengers: Endgame or Back to the Future. As in, movies so iconic and memorable that you remember their titles. This movie, on the other hand, will forever be remembered as "that movie where Will Smith fights his younger self."
If you kill me now…
the world as you know it will end
in a very short time.
This review does not summarize the movie. It offers an honest opinion and my personal perspective on the film. If you have not seen this movie, this review will definitely inspire you to watch it! If you have seen this movie, this review will give you a new appreciation for the film.