Movie Review: The Thing (1982)

The Thing poster 80s special effects are creepy as hell

Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, T.K. Carter
Director: 
John Carpenter

Synopsis: A research team on a remote base in Antarctica has their relatively quiet life thrown into chaos after a shape shifting alien makes its way onto their base. With this creature able to transform into a perfect copy of any animal or human, the team are left with the knowledge that they are being hunted one by one with no way of knowing who is actually real and can be trusted. Continue reading Movie Review: The Thing (1982)

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TV Review: Dark: Season 1 (2017)

Dark poster “The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end”

Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Tamar Pelzig, Louis Hofmann 
Creators:
Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese

Synopsis: After two children go missing, the small town of Winden is thrown into disarray and secrets and history of 4 families begin to come to light. As things unravel, it starts to become obvious that it’s not just the current events that are intertwined but it is also other events that stretch over years and somehow defy the logic of time. Continue reading TV Review: Dark: Season 1 (2017)

Movie Review: I Am Mother (2019)

I Am Mother poster This really feels like another point of view from inside the Terminator universe, just with less action.

Stars: Clara Rugaard, Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne
Director: 
Grant Sputore

Synopsis: A young girl (Clara Rugaard) is raised in an underground bunker by an android named Mother who was designed to use the embryos stored in the facility to repopulate the world. The family bond between daughter and robot is challenged when another human arrives at the facility…..a human who according to Mother shouldn’t exist because the world population was extinct. Continue reading Movie Review: I Am Mother (2019)

Movie Review: The Meg (2018)

Meg poster Exploring an unknown area of the deepest part of the ocean….what could possibly go wrong?

Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson
Director: 
Jon Turteltaub

Synopsis: A group of scientists investigating the depths of Mariana trench discover a world of animals and plants long thought to be extinct. In their eagerness to explore and learn, they accidentally find and let loose from its previous confines, the largest marine predator to ever exist, the Megalodon Shark. Continue reading Movie Review: The Meg (2018)

Movie Review: Rim of the World (2019)

Rim of World poster This movie desperately wants to be every sci-fi or kid gang movie from the 80s or 90s….it’s not though, not even close.

Stars: Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr., Alessio Scalzotto
Director: 
McG

Synopsis: An alien invasion happens during summer camp and four teenagers are left on their own after wandering off and missing the evacuation. While trying to figure out what to do, an astronaut in a capsule crash lands near them and enlists their help to get a data key to a lab in Pasadena to essentially save the world. Continue reading Movie Review: Rim of the World (2019)

Movie Review: Brightburn (2019)

Brightburn poster I know if I find a random baby in a spaceship that’s crash landed on earth, I’ll definitely NOT be keeping it.

Stars: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn
Director: 
David Yarovesky

Synopsis: A couple who are struggling to conceive believe that they have been blessed when they find a baby in the woods in some kind of space craft that has crash landed on earth. After telling everyone they adopted the baby, all seems to be going well and everyone is happy….until Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn) turns 12. He suddenly starts hearing voices and being drawn to the spaceship which the parents have hidden in the barn and his strength is becoming superhuman….and his temper, extremely violent. Continue reading Movie Review: Brightburn (2019)

Movie Review: Prospect (2018)

Prospect movieIt’s like just after the gold rush, if the gold rush had happened in space

Stars: Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal
Directors: 
Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl

Synopsis: A teenage girl, Cee (Sophie Thatcher), and her father (Jay Duplass) travel to an alien planet with the intention of striking it rich by searching for and digging up the hard to find gems that grow beneath the surface. While there they face not just the poisonous air that forces them to stay in space suits but other people who are also searching for the gems and of course human greed. One particular stranger (Pedro Pascal) also helps Cee to realise that trust shouldn’t come easily but it’s also sometimes better to be with someone that alone on an alien world. Continue reading Movie Review: Prospect (2018)