Tag Archives: Science Fiction

eXistenZ - * * 1/2*

Virtual Reality is a hot film topic these days, and with his latest film eXistenZ, writer-director David Cronenberg gives his take on the subject. While not a film for the squeamish (not many of his films are), eXistenZ proves to … Continue reading

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The Matrix - * * * 1/2*

Mention a science fiction film starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne and you might conjure up frightening images of Johnny Mnemonic or Event Horizon. However, their new film, The Matrix, is a dazzling and unique work that will certainly put … Continue reading

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Wing Commander - *

Just ask anyone who’s seen Super Mario Brothers, the Movie, making worthy film adaptations of computer games is a difficult business. Most computer games are light on plot and characterization to provide maximum interactivity. Film adaptations strip away that interactivity, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Martian - 1/2*

Another day, another nostalgic sitcom movie adaptation. But, with My Favorite Martian, Hollywood is truly scraping the bottom of the barrel. (Well, one could argue that the barrel scraping started with Car 54, Where Are You? and McHale’s Navy, but … Continue reading

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Virus - 1/2*

You always have to be careful with the initial releases of any calendar year. January is a traditional dumping ground in which the studios release films that they don’t believe are good enough to even merit a shot at getting … Continue reading

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The Faculty - * *

And another film rolls out of the teen-horror factory. But, The Faculty shows promise: it has some decent talent attached, and seems to be a change of pace from your run-of-the-mill serial killer stalking teenagers film. Is it any good? … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Insurrection - * 1/2*

The odd-numbered Star Trek film curse strikes again. For those of you unfamiliar with Star Trek lore, it has been maintained that the only good Star Trek films are those with even numbers. Perhaps in response to this, Paramount stopped … Continue reading

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Soldier - [No Tickets]

What’s that smell? Why, it’s Soldier, an insipid science fiction action yarn that makes you long for the realism of Pigs in Space. Right now, under our very noses, if you believe the timeline the film gives us, an elite … Continue reading

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Cube - * 1/2*

Vincenzo Natali directs this science fiction thriller with an intriguing premise. Unfortunately, there’s little to Cube besides that premise and some creative filmmaking techniques. The plot of Cube seems to have fallen right out of the Twilight Zone. Six complete … Continue reading

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Pi - *

Darren Aronofsky makes his directoral debut with this uneven paranoid thriller, pi. It’s filled with plenty of new concepts and ideas, but also with a healthy dose of pretension. Max Cohen (Sean Gullette) is a brilliant mathematician on the borders … Continue reading

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