Metropolis: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Metropolis is the second of the silent films on this list and considered the first great science fiction film. I will go further than that - it is one of the greatest films of all time. Period. This is not hyperbole; this film is brilliant. It is beautiful and nightmarish and at times hallucinogenic. The [...]

Le voyage dans la lune: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Le voyage dans la lune or A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 silent movie by Georges Méliès. It is considered the first science fiction film. It is also the first of several silent films on this list. Silent films can be problematic when I recommend them to people. The narrative structure, the acting [...]

Blade Runner: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Welcome to the second of the 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See. This week the dark, alternate future that has you question what and who is really human, Blade Runner. The first thing you need to figure out when talking about Blade Runner is just what film it is that you are watching. As [...]

Forbidden Planet: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Welcome to the first of the 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See. This week we start with an undeniable classic and a film that set the standard for what science fiction films would become for decades, the influential and beautiful Forbidden Planet. Forbidden Planet, made in 1956, is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The [...]

99 Science Fiction Films You Must See: The Complete List

I love science fiction. That's not exactly a revelatory statement. A simple perusal of this site and you could pick that up pretty quickly. And science fiction movies are a particular favorite of mine. So I decided to do a feature on this site about the 10 best sci-fi movies of the 20th century. That [...]

Ohh…Yeah: Guardians of the Galaxy Delivers

The one thing you should take away after reading this is Guardians of the Galaxy is simply a hell of a lot of fun. No dystopian futures, no post-apocalyptic wastelands; just pure, unadulterated space fun. Shiny ships and space pirates and secret objects with hidden meanings, strange creatures and funny jokes. For those reasons if [...]

Something good. Something bad. A bit of Both: A Guardians of the Galaxy History

Okay, I’ll admit that when Marvel announced Guardians of the Galaxy as part of its Phase II I was … skeptical. It’s a relatively unknown franchise that features a sentient tree and a talking raccoon as major characters, that’s a bit of a gamble. Don’t get me wrong I was thinking kudos for taking the [...]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Reaction & Speculation & A Self-Indulgent Nerdfest

Ever since its announcement Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been widely anticipated and has had huge expectations placed upon it.  Expectations so huge, in fact, that it would be rare if not impossible for it to meet those expectations. That makes it all the more surprising that it not only met them, it exceeded [...]