Prepare Your Tinfoil Hat, Here Comes The Signal

The day before New Year’s Eve, the residents of Terminus concern themselves will the day-to-day.  Some of them are preparing to throw end of the year parties.  Others, find themselves embroiled in extramarital affairs.  As all telecommunication devices begin to transmit the same, enigmatic signal – watch here, if you dare – its effects seemContinue reading “Prepare Your Tinfoil Hat, Here Comes The Signal”

Is Alien Ridley Scott’s Masterpiece?

When a Weyland/Yutani towing vessel receives an order to investigate a signal of unknown origin on a nearby planet, the crew of the Nostromo are wakened from hypersleep.  Touching down on the planet from which the signal appears to originate, a search party comes into contact with an alien lifeform, one of whom attaches itselfContinue reading “Is Alien Ridley Scott’s Masterpiece?”

Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity May be Scientifically Inaccurate, but it Will Terrify You

When debris from a damaged satellite destroys the space shuttle, what’s left of the crew must fight for survival. Gravity is the 2013 film directed by Alfonso Cuarón starring Sandra Bullock as bio-medical engineer, Dr. Ryan Stone, and George Clooney as veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski. I feel most reviews of Alfonso Cuarón’s science fiction horror film Gravity should come with aContinue reading “Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity May be Scientifically Inaccurate, but it Will Terrify You”

Is Iron Man 3 the end of the road?

Picking up where The Avengers left off, Iron Man 3 finds Tony Stark in the clutches of post-traumatic stress from which he is often physically, emotionally debilitated.  Pepper Potts has moved into Tony’s Malibu mansion and it’s clear Tony is struggling in the aftermath of the events that took place in New York.  But, when a new threat arises in theContinue reading “Is Iron Man 3 the end of the road?”

Enter the world of Oblivion

The year is 2077.  The Earth has been invaded, the moon destroyed.  What remains is a wasteland, nearly unfit for habitation, and a two-person clean up crew responsible for drone maintenance and security.  The human race has moved to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons.  The TET, a large high atmosphere structure, acts as a commandContinue reading “Enter the world of Oblivion”

Dark Skies for Those Who Want to Believe

“Once you’ve been chosen, you belong to them”. Dark Skies, the new offering from director Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest), is not the film you’ve been led to believe.  And that, my friends, is a good thing, especially now that you’re in the know. You see, initially billed and marketed as a sci-fi horror film, there are someContinue reading “Dark Skies for Those Who Want to Believe”

A Very Merry Sci-fi Christmas: Drinks, a variety show, and…square dancing?

On Friday night, Nerd Nite Phoenix and Dr. Diabolic teamed up to put on a holiday event for all the Star Wars fans in the valley. As was promised, the event included photo opportunities with Darth Santa and his Mandalorian Merc elves (with a bonus Stormtrooper thrown into the mix!), a fun yet educational presentationContinue reading “A Very Merry Sci-fi Christmas: Drinks, a variety show, and…square dancing?”

MITNG reviews Safety Not Guaranteed starring Aubrey Plaza

When I was ten years old, I thought I could build a time machine from some manipulated Pepsi can aluminum, some watch parts (taken from my father’s watch), some wire and a small wooden crate I called my fort. I had just seen the 1960 film adaptation of HG Wells’ “The Time Machine” on channelContinue reading “MITNG reviews Safety Not Guaranteed starring Aubrey Plaza”

Hanks, Berry lead “Cloud Atlas” through the centuries

When it comes to “Cloud Atlas”, there are two things for certain. 1.) By now, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of opinions about it circulating the blogosphere. 2.) Here’s another… The 2004 novel of the same name, penned by David Mitchell, should act as ample warning/solicitation to any moviegoer casually strolling into the theater thisContinue reading “Hanks, Berry lead “Cloud Atlas” through the centuries”