Tag Archives: science fiction

Showdown somewhere in Missouri

This post will contain what would traditionally be called spoilers, but to imply anything could spoil Showdown at Area 51 is like saying anything can spoil curdled milk. Hopefully none of you have seen Showdown at Area 51 yet and hopefully none of you ever will. It’s seven years old at this point, so hopefully […]

Desire is the root of all suffering

Or so said the Buddha. I think he was right. If you desire for a movie to be good, it will suck, and you will suffer.  I recently had the opportunity to watch two more films on my ’70s horror trip down nostalgia lane. This morning I viewed the Italian Argento film Suspiria. I’ll cut […]

Paycheck

Well I guess I risk beating a dead horse by picking on a nearly ten year old movie, but I’ve just finished watching Paycheck and, though I normally refrain from posting immediately (to allow diffusion and settling etc), I fear I might not care enough later to point out in a post how preposterous this […]

K-PAX is oK by me

Finally got around to watching K-PAX. The first thing I wondered was how did I not hear of this movie sooner (like, a decade ago when it came out…)? Then I saw that its release date is October of 2001 – not a great time for me, so I guess that explains how I managed […]

Loop this!

  Yet another movie where I find myself struggling to decide who I should be rooting for, or even who I want to root for, Looper is one hell of a fun ride. After time travel is invented and promptly outlawed, the mob uses time travel as a means of disposing of bodies (which has […]

A few musings film related

So I’ve been very busy late and haven’t had much chance to watch movies, much less blog about them. What follows pretty much sums up the summer for me: In the Netflix realm, I had my first vanished disk. I ordered the American Solaris followed back to back by the original Russian film (which I […]

Prometheus – Area 51?

I have been waiting forever, or at least since I read the Area 51 series by (pen name) Robert Doherty [no, it has been forever, since I read the series with the desire in mind] to see a movie about the alien origin of mankind. Anyone familiar with the Area 51 series can attest to […]