Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Armageddon - * *

Armageddon, the second of this year’s death-from-above thrillers (the first being Deep Impact), has entered our atmosphere. And though it hardly fizzles out in the atmosphere, it is far from being a global killer. Just to give you an example … Continue reading

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The X-Files: Fight the Future - * *

The X-Files joins the ranks of television shows moving to the big screen, but (in a rare occurence) it is doing so in the midst of its popular television run. Though this might serve to boost its audience, it only … Continue reading

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Deep Impact - * * 1/2*

The first of the dueling disaster pics has hit! Deep Impact has beat its competitor, Armageddon, by nearly two months. Gunning to be the more thoughtful of the two, Deep Impact does manage to deliver a few thrills, but it … Continue reading

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Godzilla - * 1/2*

Call him Godzilla, The Reluctant Lizard. The makers of Independence Day have applied their unique sensibilities to reinventing everyone’s favorite big, green, city-stomping reptile. You don’t really expect much in the way of plot and/or character development, do you? Good. … Continue reading

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Species II - 1/2*

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movie theater, there, lurking in the corners, leaps out a stupefyingly horrid sequel to 1995’s sci-fi misfire, Species. Those rascally scientists, not having learned their lesson from the … Continue reading

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Lost in Space - * *

Leave it to Hollywood to remake Lost in Space, a television show that was itself a science fiction retelling of the Swiss Family Robinson. The Lost in Space TV show had devolved into camp after its first season, but though … Continue reading

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Sphere - * * 1/2*

For many years, Michael Crichton’s novel Sphere has sat around simply awaiting a film adaptation. However, unlike his more recent novels (which are almost published in screenplay format), Sphere makes an attempt at some genuine science fiction ideas…concepts which don’t … Continue reading

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The Postman - * * 1/2*

Kevin Costner returns to directing with a film that, on the outset, looks like a cross between Dances With Wolves and Waterworld. That description, however, doesn’t completely fit this postapocalyptic western (based on the novel by David Brin), which is … Continue reading

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Alien Resurrection - * * 1/2*

Alien Resurrection is an appropriate title for the fourth film in the Alien franchise. Not only does it contrive to bring Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) back from the dead, it manages to wrest the entire franchise from a horrendous death in … Continue reading

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Starship Troopers - * *

Bugs. Who likes ’em? The enjoyment you get from watching Starship Troopers is similar to the pleasure felt from a loud “ZAP” from a bug zapper. And about as deep. In the future, humans are at war with the Arachnids … Continue reading

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