Science Fiction

Jul 9 2015

Self/Less

There are so many layers to Tarsem Singh’s Self/Less to start simply with an offhand remark about how many influences Singh has incorporated into it. Granted, at first look, Self/Less plays like a mix of John Frankenheimer’s Seconds, Robert S. Fiveson’s Parts: The Clonus Horror (unofficially remade as The Island by Michael Bay), Rian Johnson’s […]
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Jun 30 2015

Terminator Genisys – Eddie’s Review

“I don’t know why I’m remembering a life I never lived, but I know that it’s real.” With those words, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) sums up and tries to excuse Terminator Genisys and the problematic mess that it is. No matter if James Cameron, writer and director of the seminal 1984 film that started a […]
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May 21 2015

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is one of those movies you so desperately want to like. It’s got high-flying action, plucky characters, a good amount of whimsy, and strong values running throughout. The trouble is, at least for me, there’s way too much of the latter thrown in, and what should be a lighthearted adventure turns into more of […]
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Jan 9 2015

Predestination

To write about Predestination is, in essence, to spoil it. For a film like this, which deals with time travel and intricate plotlines, is it best to discuss the film’s plot, themes, or aesthetics? I’ve tried to start this review in so many different places, but none of them seem right. Maybe it’s my mind […]
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Nov 4 2014

Interstellar

Please note: this review originally gave Interstellar three stars in 2014. The intervening years have provided a different perspective worth a rating change to 4.5 stars in 2019. ***** “What’s the most resilient parasite? A bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm?” “What Mr. Cobb is trying to say—“ “An idea. Resilient, highly contagious. Once an […]
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Jul 24 2014

Snowpiercer

2014. The citizens of Earth attempt to fix global warming by spraying a chemical known only as CW-7 into the upper atmosphere. Instead of cooling the planet to livable temperatures, this initiated a global Ice Age, freezing and killing all life on the planet. 2031. The only remaining survivors – those aboard a massive transcontinental […]
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