Month: August 2017

Home Alone (Night of the Comet, 1984)

The world is abuzz over the arrival of a comet that will come unusually close to the earth.  High schoolers Regina and Samantha are not into it and miss the show.  They awake the next morning to discover that the world has changed. Apparently,…

Beat Cops (Alien Nation, 1988)

It is the near future of 1991…three years prior, an alien ship appeared above Los Angeles.  It was full of an alien race we nicknamed the Newcomers.  Genetically bred for adaption, they adapt quickly to life on earth, forming communities, entering our schools and workforce….

Lost in Space (Enemy Mine, 1985)

In the future, mankind has colonized space, but this has brought fresh dangers.  Mankind is at war with a reptilian race called the Draks.   During a firefight Earthling pilot, Willis and Drak pilot Jeriba find themselves stranded together on a hostile planet. The…

Over Achiever (the Last Starfighter, 1984)

Alex Rogan is stuck in a dead end life.  He, his mom and little brother live in a run down trailer park.  He wants to take his girl friend Maggie and get out…but the options seem to be dwindling.  His main outlet for his…

Curses (Logan Lucky, 2017)

Steven Soderbergh retired from directing in 2013.  He directed multiple episodes of the Knick after that.  He has three more films in the pipeline after this years Logan Lucky.  The guy sucks at retirement. But that is okay for me.  Logan Lucky is about…

Future Love Pt 2 (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, 2017)

Director of the Fifth Element, Luc Besson, returns to Science Fiction with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.  Based on the french comics Valerian and Laureline, this is a visual science fiction feast.  An early sequence indulges in a beautiful ocean planet…

Future Love Pt 1 (The Fifth Element, 1997)

Welcome to the Future.  It is run down and grimy.  And Bruce Willis lives there. And a mysterious object is hurtling towards Earth…a planet…an evil planet.  The Government is trying to destroy it, but a religious order is pushing for an alternate plan… Using…

Of All the… (Nerve, 2016)

Vee is a young woman who lives life safely.  Her friend Sydney pushes her to take a risk.  And so she joins an online game called Nerve.  In Nerve, there are people who pay to watch, people who pay to play…and the unknown overseers. …

Round and Round (The Circle, 2017)

The Circle asks the question: What if Google Were an Evil All Seeing Corporation? (And somebody responds… “IF??”) Emma Watson is Mae, a young woman who dreams of being more than another faceless customer service rep.  Her friend gets her an interview with the…

Daytripper (The Dark Tower, 2017)

The Dark Tower has had a long trek to the silver screen.  There have been attempts for many years…at one point, there was an announced plan that included A movie and television series, so the story would keep going between films.  Very ambitious, but…