Category Archives: science fiction

Amazing Spiderman 2 Review (2014)

One could say a popcorn flick is a movie that you turn your brain off and watch. Popcorn is a nearly empty food to consume. You add butter, salt and flavoring to it, but beneath the additives, it’s still a … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim & the Wolverine (2013)

Pacific Rim Growing up I loved watching old Japanese monster movies as well as other low budget Japanese superhero films. This was the world BSW (Before Star Wars). I’d laugh and enjoy the antics of Ultraman, Johnny Socko and his … Continue reading

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Superman (1978) vs. The Man of Steel (2013)

Superman is iconic. The character has been around for over 70 years and has developed a devoted fan base ever since. All superheroes are compared to him, and he is the model others are judged. I would say the two … Continue reading

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Star Trek into Darkness (2013)

There’s that old saying, “if something looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.” Well… maybe. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve seen Star Trek into Darkness. My first impression was that I liked it. … Continue reading

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Cowboys and Aliens Review (2011)

I kid you not… about a year ago I was talking to my brother about a screenplay idea I had: steampunk cowboys versus aliens. I had begun outlining characters, creating backstory, and even creating motivation for the aliens. And then… … Continue reading

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Sucker Punch Review (2011)

I just rented the movie Sucker Punch and I’m glad I didn’t spend more than a dollar on it. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good. Here’s how I suspect the movie got created: Snyder: Hey, I’ve got some really … Continue reading

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review (2011)

I was listening to a podcast this morning. They were discussing the odds of intelligent civilizations existing on other worlds in the universe. The odds, it seems, are so low, it’s guessed that intelligent civilizations probably don’t exist. We only … Continue reading

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Blade Runner (1982) Review

Bladerunner is one of those movies I should like, but don’t. I am a science fiction fan and usually enjoy movies with Harrison Ford in them, but Bladerunner just doesn’t strike a chord with me. Watching Bladerunner is like going … Continue reading

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