20 04, 2018

War of the Worlds: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

By | 2018-04-19T18:58:48+00:00 April 20th, 2018|99 Films, Features|

The 1953 film War of the Worlds, produced by George Pal and directed by Byron Haskin, is probably the most recognized adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel and is considered to be a classic in the genre. I consider it the best 1950s B-movie ever made. There have been many adaptations of War [...]

16 04, 2018

2001: A Space Odyssey: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

By | 2018-04-19T16:04:32+00:00 April 16th, 2018|99 Films, Tachyon Emissions|

So what is there left to say about 2001: A Space Odyssey that has not been said already? There have been books and documentaries, scholarly papers and entire websites devoted to deconstructing and analyzing this film’s themes and symbolism and importance to cinema. It is constantly considered one of, [...]

16 04, 2018

Forbidden Planet: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

By | 2018-04-17T10:28:45+00:00 April 16th, 2018|99 Films|

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 [...]

19 10, 2017

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-19T16:02:23+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

The Mummy from 1932 is a classic. A flawed classic for sure, but a classic nonetheless. There are parts of this film that are truly brilliant and there are parts that are…well…not. To be honest this is one film that I have had mixed feeling for. I want to love [...]

17 10, 2017

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories)

By | 2017-10-19T11:22:01+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Features, Halloween, Monster Memories|

Tod Browning’s 1931 adaptation of Dracula is the granddaddy of them all, the film the launched the Classic Monster films of Universal. The Universal cinematic universe if you will. I try not to judge these old films by modern standards or how a film has come to be perceived [...]