Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Shallow – A Star Wars Parody I never get tired of Star Wars parodies. Do you? I am mean, really, Star Wars is beyond iconic. Here’s a good one for you. Lots of cool little nods to the movies. Notice the green milk. Luke sure loves his colorful lactose. Green, blue…all good. Seriously, this song is just fabulous. ...
  • What is the best all-time series franchise? So many movie franchises, so little time. While it’s easy for producers to add yet another movie to any long-running series, it’s not so easy to have every one of them qualify as good, quality films. And in some series, all are decent, but none are outstanding. How to decide ...
  • Never Surrender – A Galaxy Quest Retrospective I just smiled my ass off for 95 minutes. And you will too, if you’ve loved Galaxy Quest since it premiered in 1999. I’ve been telling everyone in earshot for decades that Galaxy Quest is one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made. It was kind of fun to ...
  • First View Movie Review – Her Her is a moody, introspective piece masquerading as a love story. And while I really do appreciate Scarlett Johanssen’s vocal efforts, I did not enjoy the overwhelming feelings of loneliness permeating this film. I walked away pretty sad, and even woke up sad the next morning. I have no problem with ...
  • Movie Review – Frozen 2 Obviously, I’m not grading this movie based on how well I personally enjoyed it. I, a 52 year old man, live in a galaxy far, far, away from the target audience of pre-teen girls. I’m confident that the aforementioned young girls will be delighted with every moment of the movie. In ...
  • Disney announces release dates for upcoming MCU Phase 4 movies and Disney+ shows Okay, deep breath. Thanos is snapped away along with his minions, and Ironman (luv u 3000) is hanging out with his daughter in the Soul Stone. That’s the past. It’s time to create new stories, heroes, villains and get the MCU Phase 4 underway. Here’s the movie/TV lineup Disney has announced: 2020 May 1st, ...
  • Spoiler-iffic Review of Terminator – Dark Fate Please don’t read this review if you haven’t seen Terminator: Dark Fate yet. You’ve now been warned. So, I did a story where I neatly ranked every Terminator film from 1984 through 2015, and they slot themselves perfectly by year. As in the first being the best, T2 coming close on ...
  • Frozen Adventures You May Have Missed Disney has finally given in to the demands of countless children, and made a sequel to their hit film Frozen.  I already have my tickets and will be seeing it opening weekend with my girlfriend, the world’s biggest Olaf fan.  (No, seriously.  I can’t sleep at night anymore because of ...
  • The 5 Best and Worst Films of Tom Hanks There’s something so satisfying about the idea of Tom Hanks playing children’s TV show host Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.  Who can resist one of America’s favorite actors playing one of America’s most beloved TV icons?  And I know Mr. Rogers was beloved because every time ...
  • A Buffy Revival – Vampires Spike and Angel Could Absolutely Do a Movie Note the following: David Boreanaz says he’s done playing Angel. Joss Whedon (creator, writer, editor, director, minor deity) has also said he’d make a Buffy movie if the heavens willed it so. We think David would return with the right offer. With Bones finished, isn’t he free now? And I don’t ...
  • Terminator TV Series: The Carlenator Ahoy there. Spoilers for Terminator: Dark Fate ahead! Terminator: Dark Fate isn’t blowing the doors off the box office. It opened with a slightly disappointing weekend of $29 million: $1 million below expectations. In fact, the past three Terminator movies (Salvation, Genisys, and Dark Fate) all failed to meet box office ...
  • Official Movie Review – Terminator: Dark Fate All things considered, I’d say Terminator: Dark Fate is a worthy successor to the 1991 Terminator 2. After 28 years, 3 other Terminator movies — plus a TV show — it’s hard to think of Dark Fate as the 3rd movie in a trilogy, but that’s where it belongs. Dark Fate ...
  • Ranking the Terminator Movies Well, cool, I just rewatched the entire run of Terminator movies and realized it will be easier to rank them in order of greatness than I thought. For each movie (I’ll get to the TV show later), the best to worst go in order of first to last created. That ...
  • Movie Review – The Lighthouse   It’s no secret I have issues with A24 productions. I have seen them all. I go in with an open mind — and every time but twice I’ve hated them. Spring Breakers and Tusk get a free pass; those entertained me. When I saw the trailers for The Lighthouse, I was ...
  • Movie Review by RunPee Rob – Terminator: Dark Fate I went into this film with mixed feelings. The original landed in the mid 80s with barely a ripple. A relatively small budget film by a new director, with not a well known cast. But it took off. The early 90s saw T2 launched with a lot of ballyhoo and fuss ...
  • In Defense of Terminator 3 Terminator: Dark Fate opens this week.  It’s the sixth movie in the Terminator franchise.  However, it is the official sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day…which basically invalidates Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, one of my favorite entries in the entire franchise. Billy Crystal once joked that Arnold Schwarzenegger signed on ...
  • Movie Review – Lucy in the Sky This was a pretty depressing movie. I left the theater and was so sad about so many things. It’s not a fun story and certainly not an uplifting one either. I’m one of the movie goers that like to have fun and be carried away into a riveting or even just ...
  • Movie Review – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil There really isn’t a lot to say about this Maleficent sequel. It’s gorgeous to look at. If you like fantasy movies, you’ll have a great time. Angelina Jolie brings back that good/evil vibe she did so well in the original. She also doesn’t look a day older from way back when, ...
  • Movie Review – Zombieland: Double Tap Zombieland: Double Tap wasn’t great, but it was better than I expected and certainly satisfying. I’m happy to say that Double Tap avoids the typical disappointment from sequels that were added on to a successful movie as a money grab. #ZL2 has the same charm and wit as the original. I’m ...
  • The Essential Will Smith   Gemini Man opens October 11.  The name Will Smith has become synonymous with  sci-fi action films.  Smith has had a long and varied career, even if his genre roles are my favorite.  I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid.  Somewhere I have a Soundtracks cassette of ...
  • Best Superhero Movies That Were Never Made Todd Philips’ controversial new film Joker opens this week.  It’s kind of amazing that a character piece with no connection to the DC Universe and no Batman in sight got the green light.  Many other movies aren’t so lucky.  Even movies with major talent attached to them.  Here’s a look ...
  • Movie Review – Ad Astra   This is a very intense and thought provoking movie. I can’t write the review today, but I’ll give it a B grade for now. I saw in in IMAX, which I recommend for the best “space” experience, and for the constant extreme closeups on Brad Pitt’s face. Suffice to say for ...
  • Top 5 Space Travel Movies   Ad Astra opens this week.  Starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones, it has plenty of Oscar potential.  Pitt plays an astronaut who travels through space to seek his missing father.  In honor of this movie’s opening weekend, here are my top five space travel movies. 5.  The Right Stuff This movie takes ...
  • Movie Review – Beauty and the Beast   Without any doubt, the 1991 animated Beauty & The Beast is considered among the best of the Disney Princess movies, or any of the the Disney films. It’s from the period known as The Disney Renaissance that started with The Little Mermaid, and ran through most of the 90s. (I ...
  • Video – Opening Scene to La La Land (that amazing traffic jam dance) It’s no secret I’m not a big fan of La La Land (as in, the movie. The city of Los Angeles is fine.) Mostly I think La La Land is a bit silly and overly sentimental. It won a lot of awards, but I just didn’t love it. (Thankfully, I ...

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