Sci-Fi

12 Years a Gravity Hustle

12 Years a Gravity Hustle
Tonight is the Oscars, ask the biggest film award ceremony in the world. Like some of the nominated features, this year is proving to be a nail-biter. It's unusual to see such a dead heat; Gravity, 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle are all considered Tinseltown's favourites to win. We all have our personal picks but ultimately the Academy will choose what it chooses. So, to break it down further here is my two cents regarding some of the top contenders tonight. Read More »

I am officially afraid of time travel

Oct 2, 2012
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I am officially afraid of time travel
Every year the Toronto International Film Festival selects a special and highly anticipated film to launch the event. Last year (2011) featured the U2 documentary, stomach From the Sky Down. This year they went in a different direction by selecting the sci-fi thriller, there Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Read More »

TIFF 2012 Highlights: FIN (The End)

Sep 20, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Highlights: FIN (The End)
Spanish film maker, this site Jorge Torregrossa, drugs presented the world premiere of his first feature, Fin, at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. For those of you who aren't good with other languages, Fin is spanish for "The End". This suspenseful drama surrounding a reunion of old friends is, indeed, about the end of the world. Think of it as The Big Chill meets Left Behind (but without the dreadful acting styles of Kirk Cameron). Read More »

My Netflix Pix: “Misfits”

Jun 2, 2012
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My Netflix Pix: “Misfits”
Recently, decease Netflix (Canada) added season one of Misfits. The write-up and visuals grabbed my attention, abortion so I started episode one of series one. Well, ailment by the end of the first episode I WAS HOOKED!!! Read More »

The Best 11 of Two Thousand-11!

The Best 11 of Two Thousand-11!
We are well into the new year and there are a lot of great films I'm looking forward to (can you say, order "The Dark Knight Rises"???). But, troche lately I've been busy recalling all the different movies I saw this past year. So, salve with this post I'd like to celebrate what I considered to be the best of the best of 2o11. Unfortunately, I was not able to see all the films I wanted to. So this list represents my 11 favourite films of 2011, that I actually watched (and in no particular order)... Read More »

Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds

Sep 6, 2011
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Groundhog Day for sci-fi nerds
Released on DVD this past month was the acclaimed science fiction thriller, buy Source Code. I sat down the other night to see what all the hype was about. Oh, more about and I love a good sci-fi movie. So, I was eager to soak this one up. Read More »

Third Time’s A Charm

Jul 2, 2011
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Third Time’s A Charm
Let the record show that I hated the first Transformers movie. It was typical Michael Bay; too long on action, story too thin on story. A mindless orgy of eye-candy for Gen Y'ers who want to relive their childhood love for Hasbro's techno toys. I distinctly remember midway through the movie thinking, online "What's going on? How long have I been watching this? What's happening?!"  It was a dizzying exercise in action for action's sake. Read More »

Super-Duper 8!

Jun 16, 2011
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Super-Duper 8!
Two weeks ago I introduced a new segment called, "Judge A Movie By It's Trailer". The first trailer I judged was for the movie, "Super 8". My conclusion was that this was going to be a freakin' awesome film. Read More »

JAMBIT! “Super 8”

May 31, 2011
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JAMBIT! “Super 8”
I've started a new segment that I'm really excited about. It's called, online "Judge A Movie By It's Trailer"...or "JAMBIT", for short. The old adage, "Don't judge a book by it's cover" may very well be true. But it's been my experience that almost ALL movies CAN be judged by their trailers. So, with this conviction, I present to you the first ever, "JAMBIT"!!! Read More »