Looper (2012)

Looper (2012)

Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an assassin. The mob controls time travel in 2074 and sends their victims back in time to 2044 where Joe and his colleagues shoot them and dispose of the bodies. The final job of each “looper” is to kill his own future self. When Joe comes gun-to-face with himself (Bruce Willis),

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

In 2176 on a partially terraformed Mars, Police lieutenant Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is discovered by the Martian authorities to be the only occupant of an arriving train. She recounts the events leading to the situation: Ballard, her commander (Pam Grier), Sgt Jericho (Jason Statham) and two new officers (Cleas DuVall, Liam Waite), arrived at

Geostorm (2017)

Geostorm (2017)

Several years after the “Dutch Boy” weather control system saved millions of people by stopping massive storms caused by global warming, a village in Afghanistan is flash frozen. The Dutch Boy system is at fault and the only person who can save the day is Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler), the troubled scientist who built the

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

The most enjoyable film in the franchise, The Voyage Home was a huge hit and it is easy to see why. While The Search For Spock is mostly fluff, this film went further to become a comedy. There’s some action and quite a bit of adventure, but the jokes are the point and they are

The Matt Helm Franchise (1966-1968)

The Matt Helm Franchise (1966-1968)

The Silencers (1966) Murderers’ Row (1966) The Ambushers (1967) The Wrecking Crew (1968) Matt Helm was one of the earlier Bond film parodies, and can be consider the earliest American one. The character is loosely—very loosely—based on a series of dark novels by Donald Hamilton. For the films, the grim tone was replaced with one

The War in Space (1977)

The War in Space (1977)

In the future of 1988, Aliens from Venus attack the Earth. Heroic Miyoshi returns from America with a request from the UN for Prof Takigawa: finish the construction of the submarain-like spaceship Gohten. Takigawa had stopped construction either because all the good crew had left the project, or out of spite because Miyoshi blew off

Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man (2015)

Super scientist and ex-Ant-Man, Hank Pym, recruits down-on-his-luck cat burglar Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to become the new Ant-Man. Hank’s ex-protégé and stereotypically evil businessman, Darren Cross, is about to rediscover Pym’s shrinking technology and sell it to terrorists, and Hank needs a new Ant-Man to stop the evil plan and destroy all records of

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Under attack from the people they just robbed, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voice: Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (voice: Vin Diesel) are rescued by Ego (Kurt Russell), Peter’s long lost father. The team splits, with Peter, Gamora, and Drax going with Ego and his sidekick/slave Mantis (Pom Klementieff)

Flatliners (2017)

Flatliners (2017)

A group of medical students—weird Courtney (Ellen Page), rich-kid Jamie (James Norton), easily-freaked Sophia (Kiersey Clemons), cute and capable Marlo (Nina Dobrev), and superior doc Ray (Diego Luna)—stop their hearts to have near death experiences. This super-charges their brains after they are revived, but then they begin having frightening hallucinations. Have they brought something back,

Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)

A sequel to the old TV episode Space Seed, Wrath of Khan sees the return of the genetic supermen that Kirk left on planet to make their own way. Things didn’t work out well for them and Khan has slipped from megalomania into just being crazy. Star Trek: The Motion Picture aimed high, and missed.

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

A spaceship returning from Venus crashes into the sea off Italy. The gruff and square-jawed Colonel Bob Calder (William Hopper—from The Deadly Mantis) is rescued, but the rest of the crew is lost. A child, Pepe (Bart Bradley), finds a specimen of Venusian life, washed out of the rocket, and sells it to a wandering

It Happened Here (1965)

It Happened Here (1965)

The German’s defeated England in 1940. In 1944, a majority of the German troops were removed to bulk up the Russian front, leaving SS members and British collaborators in control of the country at a time when the resistance movement was becoming more active. Paulina (Pauline Murray), an Irish war-widowed nurse, is evacuated from her