Archive for the 'Science-fiction' Category

Virtuality & Caprica

June 27th, 2009 | Category: Random, Rants, Reviews, Science-fiction

I hear so many conflicting rumours about new shows that I don’t know what to believe.  Virtuality and Caprica are both pilots for sci-fi shows and I’ve heard they are/are not being picked up so often I just don’t know.  But I sure hope they both get greenlit because they’re both pretty good.  And they both [...]


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Moon

July 05th, 2009 | Category: Reviews, Science-fiction

Fantasia begins this Thursday so you’d think I’d take a break from movies beforehand but nope, I went to see Moon today in a proper theatre and it was time well spent.
Sam Rockwell is on a station on the moon and… stuff happens.  To say anything else would be giving it away but I will [...]


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Canary

July 22nd, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews, Science-fiction

This one is complicated…
Canary is shot not so much like a documentary as a window into this alternate world.  It’s like we’re watching people go about their daily lives, which is just as dull as it sounds.  But I’m not saying this movie is boring.  You just have to pay really close attention to pick [...]


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Cryptic

July 24th, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews, Science-fiction

Cryptic is like The Butterfly Effect, except with 100% less Ashton Kutcher, and therefore 100% better.  Time travel/timeline adjustment!  Now with less douche!


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Cyborg She

July 24th, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews, Science-fiction

A Japanese romantic comedy about a boy and his cyborg.  Cute, sweet and highly amusing with a time travel loop/paradox that I think holds up.
Not necessary viewing though unless you’re a hardcore fan of Jromcoms.


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Defying Gravity

August 02nd, 2009 | Category: Reviews, Science-fiction

I wasn’t expecting much from this new sci-fi series because it’s on ABC and really, one of the major American broadcast networks?  Bleh.  But I was pleasantly surprised.  All the marketing for this series made it sound like Grey’s Anatomy in space, i.e. a soap opera but I quite liked it.  It’s just my kind [...]


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District 9

August 15th, 2009 | Category: Reviews, Science-fiction

Fucking awesome with a side of kick ass.
Other sci-fi/action movies are jealous of District 9.
There’s plenty I could say but I don’t want to spoil it.  It’s best to go in knowing as little as possible.  Just go see it.  Go see it now.  You’ll be glad you did.


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Pandorum

September 27th, 2009 | Category: Reviews, Science-fiction

My MO when it comes to movies is pretty well established. I like sci-fi the best but am also a fan of horror. But when it comes to sci-fi/horror mashups… well… my feelings are mixed. Sometimes it works really well, like in Alien but usually I feel like the horror just gets in the way [...]


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Stargate Universe

October 05th, 2009 | Category: Reviews, Science-fiction

Whoo!  Stargate is back!  My love of Stargate is well documented so I’m glad to report that SGU is still delivering the gatey goodness.  The 2-hour premiere gave us lots of fun cameos to bring us back into gateland and retained the “feel” of Stargate.  Except it’s grittier, a new direction I hope they’ll keep [...]


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V

November 05th, 2009 | Category: Reviews, Science-fiction

So remember back in the ’80s there was this wicked mini-series about aliens called V?  Yeah, it was awesome.  I rewatched it a few years ago and it totally held up, as long as you watched it through an ’80s filter.  But the remake pretty much sucks, which is really disappointing because there is so much [...]


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