Sci-Fi

Sci-fi is a genre of speculative fiction that typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Nobody needs to hear yet another Star Wars take. But here it is. This series has outlived its usefulness. The trilogy, as they've concepted it, has outlived its usefulness...
Annihilation

Annihilation

I spent entirely too long not seeing Annihilation. I mean, I have Ex Machina on DVD. DVD! And this is that but like way different. But both are directed by Alex Garland...
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 amounts...

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 maybe these...
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 plants in...
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 want to...
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 so...
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 nobody...
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 play out...
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 that is...
Melancholia

Melancholia

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 without seeing one. His shit...
Upstream Color

Upstream Color

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 hook: it was a sci-fi-ish...
Prometheus

Prometheus

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 in there somewhere? Well, don't...
Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

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 tweaks) for the big screen...
Moon

Moon

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 defense of Sunshine and undying...
District 9

District 9

As life became filled more with children and responsibilities than video games, my interest and time commitment to shooting aliens and shit waned. Not that I was in any...