Sunday, May 17, 2015

Who Killed the World? - Fury Road Review [Spoilers]

Who killed the world? 
The Five [To Immortan Joe]

That is the question posed by the wives (sex slaves) of the main bad guy, Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). For an over the top action movie, the movie poses a lot of important questions, which is what the 'Mad Max' films are known for. Director George Miller's apocalyptic vision of the future isn't good. The world in question is a desert world of scarce resources, falling satellites, and dwindling oil and water supplies. In Miller's vision, if you strip away the civility of a properly functioning society people will revert to their most brutal animalistic selves. The strong exploit the weak. This is the world of 'Mad Max,' who himself was the victim of terrible personal tragedy. In the original 'Road Warrior,' Mad Max's family was brutally killed by marauders.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dissecting the New Supergirl Trailer

If you've read my blog then you know that I'm the first person to applaud a new superhero television, especially a new superhero film or tv show with a female lead. In fact, now that I think of it, I don't believe we've had a female-led superhero television show since 'Wonder Woman,' which debuted in the 1975. 1975 as in 40 years ago. Forty years. Seriously 40..., not 30, not 20, not 10, but 40. That's like two generations. Admittedly there was the short lived series called 'Birds of Prey' on the WB in 2002, but that lasted for like a nanosecond. And to be fair, shows like 'Buffy,' 'Xena,' 'Alias,' have certainly taken on superhero-like qualities, but 'Wonder Woman' was truly the last female-led superhero television series.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What's Old is New, One More Black Widow Diss, New Shows, Cancellations, Shorts, Oh My + Links

X-Files Returns
What's old is new again. It seems like network television has completely run out of ideas, so now they're cannibalizing themselves. Shows like 'The Odd Couple,' 'Full House,' 'Twin Peaks,' and 'Coach.' Admittedly, I'm giddy that the 'X-Files' is returning for a limited six episode run. The fans have been begging for another film or limited series for years, in order to wash the taste out of their mouths of the second 'X-Files' film, 'I Want to Believe.' David Duchovny looks like hell, but Gillian Anderson has been keeping busy with multiple television roles, including one of the best procedural dramas I've seen in a while, 'The Fall.'

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron and the "Girl Box"

Hi friends. I'm a little rusty. I haven't written on my blog for a few months, so hopefully this review will make sense! I'm officially back in the blogosphere. I finished my classwork and other "things." Now I can focus on fun stuff! If you can imagine I hadn't been to the theater in a while, so 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' was the first film I had seen in a few months. Unfortunately, it was not worth the wait. I'm more of a DC Comics fan, but I really wanted to see this film, primarily for Elizabeth Olsen. She's awesome. She just is.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Slight Hiatus

Hi all, I'm on a slight hiatus from the internet for the next month or so. I should be able to peek my head above the covers sometime in May. I wanted to drop a placeholder in until May because I don't want my beloved blog to sit here unattended. I'm still in the blogosphere, I'm just swamped with other stuff.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy - Scifi Icon

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
-Leonard Nimoy

Most people don't realize this, but 'Star Trek' was not at all popular when it originally premiered in 1966. In fact, it was quickly cancelled after just three seasons. Thankfully, 'Star Trek' developed a cult following and the rest is history. Despite its campiness, 'Star Trek' has brought us wondrous tales of beyond the stars and has inspired countless copycats. But perhaps one of 'Star Trek's biggest gifts was Leonard Nimoy.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day Scifi Fans!

May your Valentine's Day be merry, bright, and full of people who love you (friends, family, and significant others). Best wishes and enjoy the pretty pictures.
Via Ego Trip

Sunday, February 8, 2015

31 Things I Love About Jaws (That No One Talks About)

Mondo Poster Art by Cesar Moreno
I need to find inspiration where I can, so I've been inspired by both Alex with So It Begins, and Sati with Cinematic Corner to come up with a the "top things I love about a film that no one talks about." I chose 'Jaws' because I've seen the film a million times and I still love it. It's one of those films that is so well known that most people can quote a few lines from it, Lines like--"you're going to need a bigger boat" or Quint's incredible monologue about the USS Indianapolis. Amazingly so many scenes in 'Jaws' iconic, because 'Jaws' is nearly a flawless film.This post will not cover any of those famous scenes. Instead this post will focus on some of the more subtle things about 'Jaws' that I love and I hope you will love too.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Best and Worst Television of 2014

This post is a continuation of my best and worst of 2014. This month I'm focused on the best and worst of television. I qualify this as a best and worst list of the television shows that I've seen. I've heard really good things about 'True Detective,' 'Manhattan,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'Fargo,' 'Shameless,' and 'The Affair,' but haven't seen them yet. So I can't speak to any of these shows. Noticeably absent from my list is 'Orange is the New Black,' since I have only seen about one half of the first season. You can see my favorite films of 2014 here.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Best and Worst Movies of 2014

I usually do three separate list every year, but this year I'm consolidating it into one list. One list takes long enough. I've also included a few non-scifi films in my best and worst list this year. Please feel free to add some of your own or disagree with me! First lets start with the meat of the best and worst list...the best movies of the year (in my humble opinion). The films have a scifi or fantasy focus, but there are a few non-scifi/fantasy films on the list this too. If you scroll further down you'll get to the fluff.  Let's start with the best of the best.


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