Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, featuring Felicity Jones and Diego Luna

We have finally, just now gotten around to seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars story. I know it seems like the kind of thing we would rush to the theaters to see on the preview night, But it’s the holiday season and I’m not getting paid to do these smarmy reviews so… better late than … Read more

Interstellar, featuring Matthew McConaughey

Interstellar received a lot of praise from both critics and scientists. Seldom do I find a movie of such critical acclaim to be “Awesomely Bad”. Then again, I do like to be contrary. I didn’t realize how laughable Interstellar was the first time I watched it. I suppose I was just taken by the sheer … Read more

Ghost in the Shell, featuring Scarlett Johansson

When I first learned this adaptation of Ghost in the Shell was in production with Scarlett Johansson in the lead roll, I was somewhat disappointed. All I could think was great, More Hollywood white-washing. After seeing the trailer and behind-the-scenes look at the film’s special effects by Weta Workshop, I was sold on the industrial … Read more

The Expanse gets a second season on SyFy.

The Expanse has been renewed for a second season on SyFy. I was pretty excited to learn that SyFy Network ordered a second season of The Expanse, a series that, in its first season, served up a winning recipe of interplanetary intrigue with overtones of oppression and conspiracy. The network must have been satisfied with … Read more

10 Cloverfield Lane, featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman

There’s that cliché that procrastinators always use … you know, “better late than never”. In the case of 10 Cloverfield Lane, I’m wondering if that’s an entirely accurate statement. It’s late, not only because the film was released so long after 2008’s Cloverfield, but also because it took me so long to get around to … Read more

Knights of Sidonia, a Netflix original series

Are you looking for a new anime series to watch? If you haven’t already, you should check out Knights of Sidonia (シドニアの騎士 “Shidonia no Kishi”). After I finished Arpeggio of Blue Steel (蒼き鋼のアルペジオ “Aoki Hagane no Arupejio”) and Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne (輪廻のラグランジェ “Rinne no Raguranje”), I didn’t really have anything in my queue … Read more

Event Horizon featuring Laurence Fishburne

How bad can Event Horizon really be? For that matter, how can any movie starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) possibly go wrong? In this 1997 sci-fi cult classic, an experimental space vessel takes a wrong turn at the planet Neptune and takes an inter-dimensional trip … to Hell! Captain Miller … Read more

Riddick, featuring Vin Diesel.

Riddick is a critically bad but surprisingly entertaining movie. This chapter shrugs off some of the absurd concepts from the previous film and reconnects to the Pitch Black roots of Vin Diesel’s anti-hero. Riddick begins shortly after the events of ‘Chronicles’ and finds the titular character unsatisfied with new his role as Lord-Marshall of the … Read more

Dredd 3D, featuring Karl Urban

I thought there were more hard-core Judge Dredd fans out there who would flock to any film adaptation; no matter how flawed, as long as Sylvester Stallone was not involved. But I was wrong. Dredd 3D seems to have come and gone with little fanfare. I can’t believe I just said fanfare. Dredd 3D was … Read more