Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Max, looking younger than last time we saw him (Tom Hardy taking over for Mel Gibson), is taken captive by a flamboyant cult, lead by the unimpressive named Joe and filled with worshiping, sickly, pale, “war boys.” Coincidently, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) chooses this time to betray the evil leader and sneak away his wives

Life (2017)

Life (2017)

Six astronauts on the international space station—a medic (Jake Gyllenhaal), a Ryan Reynolds-like pilot (Ryan Reynolds), a handicapped biologist (Ariyon Bakare), a CDC safety officer (Rebecca Ferguson), a computer guy (Hiroyuki Sanada), and the captain (Olga Dihovichnaya)—recover a microscopic life form from a Mars probe and start to experiment with it. Naturally, it grows until

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Following the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey (Daisy Ridley) has found broken and depressed Jedi Master Luke (Mark Hamill), and wants him to return to civilization to bring hope to the rebellion. Personally, she wants him to train her in the use of the force so that she can find her place—neither

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009)

A Romulan travels back in time and sets out to take revenge upon Spock, Vulcan, and the Federation, in that order. His initial attack changes the timeline as we know it, giving particularly Kirk and Spock altered lives and personalities. The young crew of the Enterprise, Captained by Christopher Pike, responds to a distress call

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

In order to earn enough money to rescue Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke), the girl he left behind, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) teams up with Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and they join a gang of bandits led by Beckett (Woody Harrelson). When the job goes south, they are forced to take on a more dangerous heist for mob

Valley of the Dragons (1961)

Valley of the Dragons (1961)

French officer Hector Servadac (Cesare Danova) and Irish soldier of fortune Michael Denning (Sean McClory) are about to duel to the death when a comet sweeps them up. On it’s last trip around the sun the comet had picked up prehistoric animals, leaving the two modern men in a world of stock footage and hot

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

In 1956, the alien invasion film was in its full “glory.” The Thing From Another World, War of the Worlds, and many others had displayed an external threat. THEY are out there and are coming to get us! The UFO craze put flying saucers everywhere. Invasion of the Body Snatchers made the threat internal. It

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)

Giant monsters—kaiju—have risen up through a dimensional portal on the ocean’s floor, and caused massive death and destruction. Eventually, humans got the advantage by building giant robots they call jaegers. The robots require two closely aligned pilots whose brains are connected to the machines and to each other. Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) was such a

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Here is the beginning of a backstory we never asked for and never should have been given. Even good movies detailing Darth Vader’s history would have damaged the character and the original films, and these were not good movies. What is good about this entry? It is a very pretty film with great art design

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

The Original Series crew reunites to stop an all-powerful alien spacecraft headed for Earth. Kirk has weaseled his way back onto the bridge, demoting its new Captain, Decker. Along for the ride is new navigator Lieutenant Ilia, an empath, who has a romantic history with Decker. Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the most cinematic

Rampage (2018)

Rampage (2018)

He-man Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Dwayne Jonson)—for some reason using the name Davis Okoye, but he’s just The Rock—pretends to be a special forces trained killing machine, who loves animals. He’s also a primatologist, which in this film does not require any scholarly training; it just means you hang out with apes and joke around,

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

All the galaxy knows that Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) has returned and has a huge fleet at a secret Sith base which he plans to use to conquer the universe. Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac), with help from Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) hunt down information on the