The best science fiction movies from every decade.
The Time Travelers
The Time Travelers is a science fiction movie released by American International Pictures on October 29, 1964, and was directed by Ib Melchior. The motion picture is about a small group of scientists who are conducting experiments in a lab during the present day. When one of the group steps thru a portal that displays an alien landscape, the others follow afterward only find themselves trapped in a barren world. There are no major stars in the cast only character actors whose experience includes movies and TV. The movie was shot on a very low budget and as a result, low-grade special effects were used. The running time was 82 minutes and was billed with a double feature.
My Review of "The Darkest Hour"
The Darkest Hour is confusing because it may be confused with a much superior movie called Darkest Hour that recently came out. The movie with "The" in the title is about an alien invasion where a bunch of youth try to figure a way to escape Moscow and go back home. The movie came out back in 2011 which isn't that long ago but the special effects didn't age well. It's an okay diversion but there are certain things that just don't make sense in this movie.
Ad Astra: SciFi Done Wrong
Rew is a family friend whose film opinion I value greatly. He's never steered me wrong with his criticism or praise and last fall was no different:
A Review of District 9
This is the kind of film that makes me want to curl up into a ball of despair and wish I was never born on this planet. This is not the first time I've seen the film District 9, however, this is the first time in a long time that I have found myself being so affected by a film and brought to tears. The film is a wonderful expose of what I think to be the human condition, and display of how we navigate and orient ourselves in the world based on racial relations.
Paging ET, please phone home. “Proximity” had potential. The film partially redeemed this but then blatantly fails on a completely different level. With a film about alien abduction, there’s one particular expectation wherewith the film stands or falls. And that’s the look of the spacecraft with which those green men fly around. In many SF movies with the same subject, this is either shown only briefly. Or the design and special effects are so pitifully bad that you wished those alien tourists instantly have an engine problem and crash down with their ugly flying saucer. But when Isaac (Ryan Mason) early in the movie sees the spinning vehicle fly above him, I noticed his approving look. Not because he liked the design, but because his conviction was confirmed in this way. Me on the other hand, probably had an approving look because the spaceship looked really good. Unfortunately, this fact alone could not save the film.
My Review of "Tremors"
Tremors came out back in 1990. I remember the big hype about this movie back when it first came out but I was a little kid and was afraid of horror movies. I never gave it the time of day. Much later in my life I still avoided it not because it was a horror movie but because it looked really cheesy compared to today's movies. Still there's still some people that say Tremors is worth watching. Since it's freely streaming on Netflix why not check it out? This is what I thought of it.
My Review of "Attack The Block"
Attack The Block had come out back in 2011 and I remember watching it in the theaters when it first came out. It aired in a local independent theater that specialized in small independent movies. What I remembered was a really entertaining movie about young British kids fighting an alien invasion.
2036: Origin Unknown | Movie Review
So, I may have spent one day just watching ridiculous sci-fi movies where world threatening disaster that couldn’t possibly happen, happen. From this fun day long venture I was brought to the latest sci-fi movie added to Netflix, 2036: Origin Unknown.
Geostorm | Movie Review
During a time of crisis you would think that disaster movies would be the last thing anyone wants to watch right now. For some, this may be true, for me I find too much pleasure in watching entirely unrealistic scenarios threaten the safety of the world. It’s weirdly thrilling!
A Father, A Son, Identity and Back to the Future 3
Back to the Future 3 places me into an odd mindset 30 years later. In its innate nostalgia for the western, Back to the Future 3 took me to a place of examining the things that my father embraced as a young man, the kinds of things I thought that I had rejected in creating a personality separate from my father. In this review/essay, Back to the Future 3 will be the vehicle with which I will examine maturity, childhood, identity and my relationship with my father, abstractly of course, I would need a therapist to tackle the subject directly.
I Made a Sci-Fi Short Film With a $46 Budget
In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read.
Terminator 2: An opening sequence of legend
Looking back at the cinema history, it’s easy to sneer at sequels as just mediocre cash cows to successful films, however, there’s still several sophomore features that manage to equal, or even overshadow their predecessors’ excellence. James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day stands out as a vivid example. It inherits the legacy of the iconic original movie, telling a story of a catastrophic future occupied by androids eradicating the human race, but in a more fascinating and powerful delivery.