Category Archives: Sci FI

Guardians of the Galaxy Review (2014)

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Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge risk.  It’s adapted from a comic book that mainstream audiences are completely unfamiliar with, there’s relatively little star power in the cast, and two of the main characters are a talking tree and a sassy racoon.  In the wrong hands, it would have been so easy for this to flop with Marvel fans.  But despite all odds, Guardians of the Galaxy is the most fun summer blockbuster I’ve seen in a very long time.  This is without a doubt the best Marvel Studios movie so far.

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The Best Movies on Netflix Instant: 2014 Edition

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Countless new titles come and go every month in Netflix’s massive on-demand library of movies and television shows. Due to the in-depth recommendation algorithm, it can be hard to find movies that don’t automatically populate in your queues. Because of this, there are hundreds of fantastic titles that fly under the radar. That’s where I come in. Here are some of the best films you can find on Netflix Instant right now that you may not already be familiar with.

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The Best Movies of 2013

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Another year, another best-of list. Let me start by saying that 2013 was a truly remarkable year for movies. The films released in the past year are of such an astonishing caliber that making this list proved extremely difficult. Here’s an example to illustrate my point: Jeff Nichols’ film Mud. A fantastic film, one that probably would have been been in my top 5 if it saw a wide release the previous year. Instead, it doesn’t even crack my top 10. That’s a testament to the level of quality we saw this year. Now that I’ve set the stage, here are my definitive best films of 2013. Continue reading

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Prometheus (2012)

Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated return to science fiction is immensely ambitious and visually stunning, but sloppy writing and some lackluster performances prevent Prometheus from truly living up to its potential. Continue reading

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Another Earth (2011)

You know when you come across a movie trailer for a film you’ve never heard of before, and the trailer alone is enough to get you stoked on seeing it?  Such is the case with this science fiction drama, director Mark Cahill’s first feature length film.  I went into the theater with high expections…and left disappointed on almost all levels.  Another Earth fails to deliver on its fascinating premise, instead reworking a familiar Hollywood cliché with a science fiction backdrop.  The final product is frustrating, pretentious, but most of all…completely absurd.

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