Category Archives: Science Fiction

Ready Player One (2018) Steven Spielberg – Movie Review



Steven Spielberg adapts Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel about a future in which many, if not most, of the world escape into a massive multiplayer online game known as the OASIS. The creator of the OASIS has passed away, but as a final act, promises to bestow upon the first finder of three hidden keys the actual “keys to the kingdom” with full ownership of the wildly popular virtual realm.


Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – Film Review Podcast



This follow-up to the off-the-wall Gullermo del Toro kaiju flick sees more emphasis on action and effects with less overhead. Kaiju are gone but something is causing the new drone Jaegers to go amiss.

Does new director Steven DeKnight do justice to the original?


Mute (2018) Duncan Jones | Netflix Movie Review



Duncan Jones tries to course correct after the disappointing WARCRAFT with the passion project he has been wanting to make since before his smash debut feature, MOON. MUTE is a futuristic noir starring Alexander Skarsgard, a mute nartender searching for his missing girlfriend amid the seedy underbelly of Berlin in 2052. Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux play the wisecracking baddies that just might have the answers he is seeking, if he can survive long enough to crack the mystery.


Annihilation (2018) Alex Garland – Podcast Movie Review



Alex Garland follows up EX MACHINA with another heady science fiction exploration of the human condition, this time showing us how we either must fight or adapt to change, and how adverse conditions may result in us destroying ourselves in the process of that fight. Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac star.


Black Panther (2018) Marvel, Ryan Coogler – Movie Review



From the pages of Marvel Comics comes Black Panther, directed by the very skilled Ryan Coogler, starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa. The MCU continues its roll in delivering a quality entertainment, this time with more to think about beyond the run time than usual blockbuster fare.


Justice League (2017) Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon – Movie



At last, the Justice league puts together Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash (and Cyborg) into one film. Is it worth all the hype?


Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Marvel Cinematic Universe Review



Taika Waititi takes over the reins of the Thor segment of the MCU and employs lots of his trademark humor, resulting in perhaps the funniest of the Marvel films to date. Thor, Hulk, and lots of surprises add up to a wild and funny ride.


Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) movie review



Rian Johnson takes over the reins of the venerable franchise. Does he hit a new height, or is this progressing the wrong direction? Fans are debating, and I offer my take here.