Blu-ray review: “The War of the Worlds” (1953)

“The War of the Worlds” (1953) Sci-fi Running Time: 85 minutes Written by: Barré Lyndon based on The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells Directed by: Byron Haskin Featuring: Gene Barry and Ann Robinson Radio Reporter: [voiceover] “In the First World War, and for the first time in the history of man, nations combined to fight against nations using the crude weapons of …

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Streaming Review: “Altered Carbon – Season Two” (2020)

“Altered Carbon - Season Two” (2020)) TV Series/Sci-Fi Eight Episodes Created by: Laeta Kalogridis based on 'Altered Carbon' by Richard K. Morgan Featuring: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Anthony Mackie, Lela Loren, Simone Missick, Dina Shihabi and Torben Liebrecht Takeshi Kovacs: "This is a ghost story. Told in the age of eternal life. Technology has conquered death, but with …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996)

“SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996) Television/Science Fiction 57 Episodes Created by: Rockne S. O'Bannon Featuring: Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Stephanie Beacham, Don Franklin and Michael Ironside Capt. Nathan Bridger: “Beneath the surface lies the future.” Recently re-released on blu-ray is the mid-nineties sci-fi series “SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996) that was heavily indfluened by two shows from the 1960s, those being "Star Trek: The Original Series" …

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4K Blu-ray/DVD review: “Gemini Man” (2019)

“Gemini Man” (2019) Science Fiction/Action Running time: 117 minutes Written by: David Benioff, Billy Ray & Darren Lemke Directed by: Ang Lee Featuring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong Henry: [referring to Junior] “When I saw him, it was like I was seeing a ghost. Like every trigger I've ever pulled.” Critical Review Recently released on 4K blu-ray and …

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Trailer: “The Invisible Man” (2020)

Universal Pictures has released first trailer for Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man,” a new contemporary take on H.G. Wells’ story for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions. https://videopress.com/v/YX6dxwV4?preloadContent=metadata The film stars Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass, a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). She escapes in the …

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Trailer: “Lost in Space- Season Two” (2019)

Trailer: "Lost in Space- Season Two" (2019) Netflix has released the first trailer for the second season of its “Lost in Space” reboot, announcing that the ten-episode season is set to premiere on Christmas Eve. https://videopress.com/v/2S626StH?preloadContent=metadata With the Jupiter 2 stranded on a mysterious ocean planet without their beloved Robot, the Robinsons must work together, …

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4K Bluray review: “Men in Black International” (2019)

“Men in Black International” (2019) Action Running time: 115 minutes Written by: Art Marcum and Matt Holloway Directed by: F. Gary Gray Featuring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois and Liam Neeson M.I.B UK Branch Head: “Always remember: the universe has a way of leading you to where you're supposed to be, at the moment you're supposed to …

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Film review: “Ad Astra” (2019)

“Ad Astra” (2019) Sci-Fi/Drama Running time: 103 minutes Written by: James Gray and Ethan Gross Directed by: James Gray Featuring:  Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland Roy McBride: “I do what I do because of my dad. He was a hero. He gave his life for the pursuit of knowledge. Because up there is where our …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019)

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (2019) Action 130 Minutes Written by: Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields Directed by: Michael Dougherty Featuring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi Senator Williams: “So you'd want to make Godzilla our pet.” [laughter] Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: “No. We would be his.” …

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IMAX trailer: “Ad Astra” (2019)

IMAX trailer: "Ad Astra" (2019) 20th Century Fox has premiered a new and more action-focused (and a bit more spoilery) IMAX trailer for “The Lost City of Z” director James Gray’s long-awaited new sci-fi epic “Ad Astra” which opens September 20th. In addition, there’s a new featurette. https://videopress.com/v/3iT5ECFS?preloadContent=metadata Gray and Ethan Gross (“Fringe”) penned the …

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Trailer: “Gemini Man” (2019)

Trailer: “Gemini Man” (2019) Paramount Pictures has premiered a new full trailer and international trailer for “Gemini Man,” the upcoming Ang Lee-directed sci-fi assassin thriller in which Will Smith takes on a more youthful facsimile. https://videopress.com/v/T3jVI7dK gemini_man_2019_official_trailer_2_will_smith_rF_SBbGfQPQ_1080p Smith plays an ageing assassin attempting to leave the lifestyle, but finds himself hunted by an early twentysomething …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Alita Battle Angel” (2019)

“Alita Battle Angel” (2019) Sci-Fi/Action/Manga Running time: 108 minutes Written by: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Featuring: Rosa Salazar ,Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson  Alita: “You made the biggest mistake of your life.” Vector: “And what's that?” Alita: “Underestimating who I am.” Released this week on DVD/Blu-ray and 4K is “Alita …

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DVD review: “The Fantastic Journey” (2019)

“The Fantastic Journey” (2019) Television/Science Fiction 10 Episodes Written by: D. C. Fontana, Richard Fielder, Robert Hamilton, Leonard Katzman, Ken Kolb, Howard Livingstone, Michael Michaelian and Katharyn Powers Featuring: Jared Martin, Ike Eisenmann, Carl Franklin, Katie Saylor and Roddy McDowall Narrator: “Lost in the Devil's Triangle, trapped in a dimension with beings from the future and other worlds, a …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Annihilation” (2018)

“Annihilation" (2018) Sci-Fi/Horror Running Time: 115 minutes Written & Directed by: Alex Garland Featuring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac The Psychologist: "It's destroying everything." The Biologist: "It's not destroying... It's making something new." Critical Commentary: When it comes to genre television and films Netflix really runs the gamut from incredibly complex high …

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Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode Ten – The Washington Merry-Go Round” (2019)

“Project Blue Book - Episode Ten – The Washington Merry-Go Round” Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: David O'Leary Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Michael Malarkey Alien Abduction: "The alleged abduction of a person by an extraterrestrial being." This new series revolves around secret U.S. Air Force investigations into supposed UFO encounters and unexplained phenomenon, undertaken by astrophysicist, …

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Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode Nine – Abduction” (2019)

“Project Blue Book - Episode Nine – Abduction” Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: David O'Leary Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Michael Malarkey Alien Abduction: "The alleged abduction of a person by an extraterrestrial being." This new series revolves around secret U.S. Air Force investigations into supposed UFO encounters and unexplained phenomenon, undertaken by astrophysicist, and eventual ufologist, …

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Television/Streaming review: “Project Blue Book – Episode Eight – War Games” (2019)

“Project Blue Book - Episode Eight – War Games” Sci-Fi Ten Episodes Created by: David O'Leary Featuring: Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, Michael Malarkey Remote Viewing: "The practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target, purportedly using extrasensory perception (ESP) or "sensing" with the mind." This new series revolves around secret U.S. Air Force investigations into …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Ten – Last Lesson” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Ten - Last Lesson" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Wolgast: "They all went home." The final and hopefully last ever episode has arrived of the show based on the excellent adult …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Nine – Stay in the Light” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Nine - Stay in the Light" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Amy: "I never used to believe in monsters. I do now" The ninth and thankfully second to last episode has …

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Television/Streaming review: “The Passage – Episode Eight – You Are Not That Girl Anymore” (2019)

"The Passage – Episode Eight - You Are Not That Girl Anymore" (2019) Ten Episodes Created by: Liz Heldens based on the novels written by Justin Cronin Featuring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey McKinley Belcher III, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui Grey: "The truth is I dont have a choice and neither do you." The eighth episode has arrived …

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