Tagged: sci-fi

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens 0

‘The Force Awakens’ gives new hope to ‘Star Wars’ franchise

The Force Awakens is first and foremost a film for Star Wars fans. Even the heroes themselves are fans, well-versed in the legends of Luke Skywalker and General Leia. With great performances from the new stars and a director who understands how to deliver a film worthy of its source material, The Force Awakens gives me hope that the new era of Star Wars films will live up to the original trilogy.

THE MARTIAN - Matt Damon portrays an astronaut who faces seemingly insurmountable odds as he tries to find a way to subsist on a hostile planet. 0

Story and science make ‘The Martian’ compelling sci-fi

Great sci-fi films combine visual effects, plausible science, and engaging characters who feel like real people. It’s a difficult balancing act between explosions and action, math and engineering, and an engrossing emotional journey. This is why great sci-fi films are so few and far between, and why The Martian gives me hope that this kind of movie can exist in the effects-ridden landscape of current sci-fi and action movies.


‘Divergent’ will grab your attention

Synopsis: In a future where the population is divided by personality types, one young woman classified as “divergent” uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all who bear her misfit label, and attempts to find out...


Scott stumbles with ‘Prometheus’

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is billed as smart sci-fi, the unofficial prequel to his 1979 classic, Alien. With a slick trailer that mirrors the original Alien trailer, this film had fans of the franchise excited...


Fast pace keeps ‘In Time’ entertaining

Time is money in In Time, starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. In this future society, everyone stops aging at 25 (when they’re at the height of hotness, coincidentally) and gets one year of...


‘In Time’ surprisingly entertaining

Every morning Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) wakes up he has less than a day to live. So he gets up early and looks for work to buy more time. The movie In Time is...

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District 9 an alien original

It’s no surprise that District 9 kicked off the weekend with a strong 100% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes. The hype has been off the charts! Nearly everyone I know has been talking about it...


Was ‘Cloverfield’ shot with Britney-cam?

CloverfieldIt seems like a great idea: a post-9/11 disaster flick with aliens. Unfortunately, Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield begins like an episode of The Hills and looks like the cinematography was done by Britney Spears a la her homemade reality show Chaotic. The hype surrounding this film and the spectacular trailer gave me very high hopes for Cloverfield. It’s too bad that the trailer contains nearly every watchable part.