Sci-Fi

The Martian 3

The Martian

Ms. Hipster read this book. She liked it to some extent, but remarked at how detailed and relatively dry it was. You know, lots…

Under the Skin 3.5

Under the Skin

There are movies and then there are films that stay with you for days after you finish watching them. Sometimes it’s because the thing…

Ex Machina 3.5

Ex Machina

Give me more fucking robots! That was my war cry before putting this DVD in the tray. Give me more DVDs! That was the…

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

Rating:  There is something inherently amazing about Tom Cruise. He’s the most insecure cocky guy on the face of the planet. At least that’s…

Intersteller

Interstellar

Rating:  For a very large film, this thing felt remarkably small. Maybe it’s the silence of space or the oddly myopic view of the…

Melancholia

Melancholia

Rating:  I’ve somehow gone my entire life without seeing a Lars von Trier film. And, honestly, I felt as though I could have gone…

War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

Rating:  I hated it better when it was called Independence Day. Wow, this thing was an utter and complete mess. Maybe my standards have…

WALL-E

WALL-E

Rating:  Since when is Disney headed by Al Gore? I haven’t seen An Inconvenient Truth (cuz, uh, I haven’t gotten enough exposure to the…

Upstream Color

Upstream Color

Rating:  Forgive me but I’m going to have a seriously hard time describing this one. I mean at least Shane Carruth’s last (and first)…

Transformers

Transformers

Rating:  Oddly enough, this was a rental request from Ms. Hipster. “Balderdash,” said I, “this summer blockbuster Michael Bay pabulum will be nothing but…

Sunshine

Sunshine

Rating:  I seem to be doing a lot of doubling up of late. First I had my whole Bourne Trilogy run, followed by yet…

Signs

Signs

Rating:  I feel like a giant loser. I can’t figure out how I feel about this film–at all. It has more problems than I…

Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed

Rating:  I’ve been plowing through the mumblecore pantheon of late. It’s been a kind of hit-or-miss affair, but I’ve stayed away from shit like…

Prometheus

Prometheus

Rating:  So we have this great title, a kernel of an idea and think the trailer could be really cool! That’s great, Mr. Scott,…

Primer

Primer

Rating:  Not since Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey have I been so perplexed by time travel. And if I can be confused by a…

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Rating:  ***SPOLIERS*** Okay, I don’t usually reveal any major plot points in my movie rants, but this one deserves to be ripped apart from…

Moon

Moon

Rating:  This thing had “me” written all over it. I’m generally a big fan of sci-fi mindfucks. Witness my lone praise of A.I. and…

Minority Report

Minority Report

Rating:  It seemed like all the planets were aligned when I heard about this one. I mean, a Philip K. Dick story directed by…

The Matrix

The Matrix

Rating:  This movie earns its stars on special effects alone. Don’t go into this movie expecting to hear Shakespeare (it is a Keanu Reeves…