Sci-Fi Netflix Recommendations to Get Things Started

Netflix Recommendations of the Week

Life is short, so don't waste time watching a bad movie.  To keep you out of harms way, here are five sci-fi Netflix Recommendations that are totally worth a couple of hours.  This isn't just any list, though--to keep things spicy, I've broken the criteria into five distinct categories: box office bombs that deserved better, classic sci-fi, indie offerings, date night specials, and blockbusters.   Box Office Bomb That Deserved Better Equilibrium (2002) In a future where emotions … [Read more...]

What Happened to the Dark Tower Movie?

Where is the Dark Tower Film?

Anyone who has taken the time to read Stephen King’s magnum opus knows that the seven Dark Tower books contain the kind of narrative that’s easy to love and hard to forget. I finished reading the epic series of books my freshman year of college, and—my friends can attest to this—I have been rambling on about them ever since.  There’s just so much to sink your teeth into: it’s an adventure story; it’s a western; it’s high fantasy; it’s science-fiction; it’s horror—and that ending!  Man, that … [Read more...]

Review: Monsters (2010)

Sci-Fi Movie Night

  Directed By: Gareth Edwards Written By: Gareth Edwards Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able MPAA: Rated R Review: 3/4 Before he was tasked to reinvigorate the Godzilla franchise, British director Gareth Edwards had exactly one film under his belt: Monsters, a tale of survival, political unrest and giant alien squid monsters from who-knows-where.  Released in 2010, Monsters is indie-movie to the core; budgets were kept painstakingly low, special effects done completely … [Read more...]

Review: The Bay (2012)

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  Directed By: Barry Levinson Written By: Michael Wallach Starring: Kether Donohue, Kristen Connolly, Anthony Reynolds, Will Rogers, Frank Deal MPAA: Rated R Review: 2.5/4  There are too many found-footage films.  1999's Blair Witch Project started the trend, but most blame goes to Paranormal Activity, an infamous garbage heap of a movie that showed studios how to turn major profits from micro budgets.  Incohesive narratives just sort of became an inherent quality for most of … [Read more...]