Sci-Fi

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

It’s always nice when they tell you right in the title what the movie is about. In this case, the world has actually become a quiet place. Or at least the corner of...
Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

The original Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies ever. I mean, how awesome is sci-fi noir? And Philip K. Dick, whose name comes up on this site way more than...
Passengers

Passengers

This seemed like a spectacular way to take two of the most popular actors working and somehow swing and miss so badly. Seriously, though, how do you write what ...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

What can I say about The Last Jedi that hasn't already been said? Well, nothing, really. Other than to say ho-hum. Maybe it's age. Or maybe it's cynicism. Or ma...
The Martian

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 of science about how to grow pla...
Under the Skin

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 is so damn good you just ...
Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Yes, I saw this on the small screen. And, no, it wasn't the lack of 3-D and IMAX and all the other bells and whistles you'd find in a movie theater that made it...
Ex Machina

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 second thing I said, thinking about how no...
Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

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 how we see his characters pl...
Intersteller

Interstellar

For a very large film, this thing felt remarkably small. Maybe it's the silence of space or the oddly myopic view of the world we're exposed to, but for a movie...
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 the rest of my life wit...
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) film, Primer, had a...
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, but is there a movie i...
Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

Rating:  It is super-easy to fuck up when translating a Philip K. Dick book into a movie. I mean a lot of his stuff is kind of tailor-made (with some t...
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 almost religious defe...
District 9

District 9

Rating:  As life became filled more with children and responsibilities than video games, my interest and time commitment to shooting aliens and shit ...
Avatar

Avatar

Rating:  I wanted so badly to dislike this movie. From the moment I saw the cheeseball previews with their steroided Smurfs spewing sappy dialogue I co...
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 movie involving Neo/Johnny U...