So it's time again to make a New Years Resolution. 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 … [Read more...] about My New Years resolution for the year 2017
We here at Particleshock Science fiction 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 … [Read more...] about Rogue One: the Star Wars prequel we really wanted
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 … [Read more...] about Interstellar: Wormholes are Alright Alright Alright!
Aside from the obvious (see our Rogue One blog post) there aren't a lot of movies scheduled to hit theaters in the next month; that I am excited about. One film that does look fun is passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. I guess I'm a sucker for a romantic … [Read more...] about Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are Passengers
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 … [Read more...] about At least Ghost in the Shell was visually stunning
For reasons I may never truly understand, ParticleShock Actual decided my life wouldn't be complete without witnessing the cinematic masterpiece that is "Tusk". Unfortunately for me though, he was completely right. As many movies as I've seen, (more than I care to admit), I will … [Read more...] about Tusk? Please, Kevin Smith, not another walrus
Shin Godzilla or Godzilla Resurgence is the first Japanese Godzilla movie to be made after Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla film. For as long as American studios have been making Godzilla movies, I have maintained that the king of monsters should be left to TOHO Japan. I'm not sure … [Read more...] about Shin Godzilla: The king of monsters looks gross
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 … [Read more...] about The Expanse gets a second season on SyFy