Tag Archives: science fiction

Annihilation – S03E07

Welcome back, everyone. This week, we’re looking at the newest science fiction film to hit theaters, directed by Alex Garland, director of Ex Machina:

Annihilation

Boasting an all-female scientific crew (cast) including Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tessa Thompson, can this “smart” sci-fi film match one of our favorites from 2016, Arrival?

Let’s go find out.

The CloverField Paradox – S03E05

It’s been almost two weeks now, since that glorious Super Bowl Sunday, when the underdog Philadelphia Eagles beat the heavily favored New England Patriots.

What a finish, ‘ay?

But we’re not here to talk about sports; we’re here to talk about movies.

And this movie was on NOBODY’s radar until that day, when it was announced during the game and dropped onto Netflix immediately following.

The Cloverfield Paradox

For fans of JJ Abrams’ previous Cloverfield movies, it was the perfect storm of hype, surpassing even the found-footage, mysterious build-up to the original Cloverfield.

Much has been said about The Cloverfield Paradox in these not-quite-two-weeks since it appeared, as if by magic.

Now have a listen to what we think.

Oh, and apologies for a couple spots in the audio that get… funky. The upside of recording without a script is that the discussion is always LIVE. The downside is that sometimes the technology can play with you,  like a gremlin, and there’s no way of knowing it until you’re done.

Chimera – S03E04

This is a quick look at a movie I got a screener for and, as a sucker for a good sci-fi (A, B, C, or D movie), I was excited to watch.

Chimera

Written and directed by Maurice Haeems, and starring Henry Ian Cusick of Lost (along with a surprising appearance by the always wonderful Kathleen Quinlan), Chimera is an interesting take on the timeless tale of a tragic scientist, toiling away in the face of great personal loss, to attempt the impossible.

Impossible, unethical, immoral… understandable?

Let’s see.

Oh, and apologies for a couple spots in the audio that get… funky. The upside of recording without a script is that the discussion is always LIVE. The downside is that sometimes the technology can play with you,  like a gremlin, and there’s no way of knowing it until you’re done.

Cronus – Phoenix Comicon Film Festival

Hello, everyone! Mark here with another mini-episode for you.

Since I’m traveling and covering Phoenix Comicon 2017,

I had a chance to see the independent, feature-length,

science fiction film,

Cronus

during their film festival segment.

And interesting concept, but how well did writer/director Derek Presley pull it off?

Lets find out.