Tag Archives: Sci-fi Movies

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Review

MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN   In 1982, moviegoers everywhere were introduced the sci-fi / neo-noir film Blade Runner. Loosely based on the 1968 novel “Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep” by Phillip K. Dick, the film, which was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah, follows the story of

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Review

VISUALLY STUNNING, BUT ULTIMATELY SHALLOW   Back in 1997, French filmmaker director Luc Besson released the sci-fi film The Fifth Element. The movie, which starred Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, and Chris Tucker, told of imaginative sci-fi tale of American-style blockbuster aesthetics and quirky sense of French oddity nuances. While The Fifth Element was received as a only a

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Alien: Convenant (2017) Review

THE PATH TO PARADISE BEGINS IN HELL   Back in 2012, director Ridley Scott returned to the Alien franchise with the film Prometheus. Set as a prequel installment to his 1979’s iconic Alien movie, Prometheus followed the story of the crew of the spaceship Prometheus and their expeditionary adventure to LV-223, a far-off distant moon that, through a shared connection

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Ghost in the Shell (2017) Review

GHOST IN THE MACHINE   Back in 1995, the anime film known as Ghost in the Shell was released; a movie that went on to be considered one of the greatest anime films ever created). Based on manga (i.e. Japanese comic book format style) by Masamune Shirow and directed by Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell followed the story of

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