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

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

The Thing, featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton.

If you haven’t yet made it to theaters to see The Thing I recommend that you do. If you are a fan of the 1982 Kurt Russell film, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. There are certain films which lend themselves to re-interpretation. There are also those films which, although dated, simply cannot be improved. … Read more

Damnation Alley featuring Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard

Damnation Alley capitalizes on cold war era fears of global nuclear war and features both Jan-Michael Vincent (Air Wolf) and George Peppard (The A-team). Despite the fact that both of these actors were big in 80’s TV action shows, this movie isn’t as awesome as Air wolf or the A-team. But you know I can’t … Read more

Johnny Mnemonic, featuring Keanu Reeves

Do you Remember Keanu Reeves in the movie Johnny Mnemonic (1995)? It was a low budget adaptation of a short story by William Gibson. Even with strong source material, a capable cast, and a decent screenplay this film somehow managed to fail. I guess Hollywood and the general public just didn’t get ‘cyberspace’. The film … Read more

Fringe debuts on FOX, could be The next X-files

Fringe Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”. Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) investigates cases involving phenomena on the very edge of accepted science. Rather than the supernatural or paranormal, these cases explore “fringe sciences”. Agent Dunham is the best parts of both Mulder and Scully, able to embrace the unconventional but equally skeptical and unwilling … Read more

Battlestar Galactica, the final season on SyFy

The fourth season of Battlestar Galactica is finally here. SyFy claims final season will be an action packed conclusion with no filler episodes. The final season of Battlestar Galactica has begun. I’m disappointed that this will be the end of one of my all time favorite television series, but I’m exited to see how it … Read more