SCIENCE FICTION

Don't you hate it when your boss calls and you just know the only reason he's calling is to assign you extra work? Scoot McNairy knows exactly how you feel in the 2010 Gareth Edwards film "Monsters".

So what if I’ve never actually read Pierre Christin’s “Valérian and Laureline” comic? I’m still excited for Valerian and the city of a thousand planets to arrive in theaters.

We love books. We’re cultured like that. It may not always seem like it, based on the amount of movies and shows we watch, but we do read. Unfortunately though, it’s much easier to finish a movie or two a night. However, this was not the case for me with The Mad Scientist’s Daughter.

I made this a long time ago because a warning label on a piece of machinery at my workplace looked like a ghost from The Grudge (an American remake of Ju-on 呪怨じゅおん) with her hair caught in a spindle of blank CD/DVD media. The yellow rectangle is the actual warning label.

Having seen everything else now playing at the local cinema we decided to sit through Underworld: Blood Wars. Though this latest chapter met all of our exceedingly low expectations, Blood Wars isn’t a very good movie – even when measured against the low bar of previous Underworld films.

Happy New year by Annie Spratt

So once again we’ve managed to complete an orbit of the star we call Sol. On this completely statistical occasion, it is customary that we resolve to alter our behavior in some way. Ostensibly we do this because the new year is brand-spanking-new. It’s nice and clean and nobody wants to see it soiled by the filth of our life-long bad habits.