Tag Archives: sci-fi

I watched Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium (2013), and I wished it made more sense

It took me 4 years to get around to watching Neill Blomkamp’s film Elysium (2013) starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alica Braga, and Sharlto Copley. In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

To be honest, I had never watched any of the original 70’s / early 80’s Planet of the Apes films. Of all the stuff I watched growing up, the Planet of the Apes series wasn’t one. Go figure. In 2001, … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

I needed to relax one night, and I decided to catch Edge of Tomorrow on Netflix earlier this week. This came out last year, and it looked interesting, but I never had time to go see it with anyone.  The film … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Saturday evening, Nums and I took the kids out for dinner and a movie, to celebrate our “Date-aversary” (14 years and counting.) For dinner, we tried our this interesting “fast super casual” Mexican place called Mexican Mariachi Grill. I’ll admit … Continue reading

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Godzilla (2014)

I was in Toronto this week, and my late night flight in on Sunday wore me out. By late Monday afternoon, the coffees were barely helping. After I left the office, my wife and I took care of a last … Continue reading

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Dredd (2012)

I had a free Friday night as everyone had gone to bed, and I had to work on uploading vacation photos from our recent trip to Cancún. I wanted something to watch while I worked (gotta love the benefits of … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim (2013)

My friend Doug and I went to see Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro‘s first film in 5 years (since Hellboy 2: The Golden Army released in 2008, which I also saw.) Early news about del Toro making a film about giant robots fighting … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

All these years, I’m fairly certain that I’ve been pretty clear that I am a science-fiction / Star Trek buff. I’ve watched nearly every TOS episode, ever TAS episode, every ST: TNG, ST: DS9, ST: VOY, ST: ENT, and every … Continue reading

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Super 8 (2011)

It’s taken a while, but I finally watched the entire film Super 8 online through  Netflix. It’s a 2011 J.J. Abrams film (written and directed) that I had been meaning to watch back when it was in theaters, but the timing … Continue reading

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

I watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) last night while I caught up on some work. Wow, excellent film. I wanted to see this in the theaters when it came out, but I never had a chance. Better late … Continue reading

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