Danny Boyle’s Sunshine Takes Its Sci-Fi Seriously

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YXWqoEllk8 Sunshine. 2007. Directed by Danny Boyle. Screenplay by Alex Garland. Starring Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, & Michelle Yeoh. 20th Century Fox/DNA Films/Ingenious Film Partners/MPC. Rated 14A. 107 minutes. Adventure/Sci-Fi/Thriller ★★★★1/2 Ever since first laying my eyes upon Trainspotting, I've more or less knelt at the …

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Midnight Special is Emotional Sci-Fi with Action Bones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjnSK4k5AXs Midnight Special. 2016. Directed & Written by Jeff Nichols. Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, David Jensen, Sharon Landry, Dana Gourrier, Sharon Garrison, Allison King, & Sean Bridgers. Faliro House Productions/Tri-State Pictures/Warner Bros. Rated PG. 112 minutes. Adventure/Drama/Sci-Fi ★★★★★ When it …

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The Magical Sci-Fi of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=367FSjWvNB4 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. 1977. Directed & Written by George Lucas. Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, Jack Purvis, and James Earl Jones. Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Rated PG. 121 minutes. Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-fi ★★★★★ Even though I do …

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The Creeper a.k.a Rituals: Early Canadian Horror

The Creeper a.k.a Rituals. 1977. Directed by Peter Carter. Screenplay by Ian Sutherland. Starring Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane, Robin Gammell, Ken James, Gary Reineke, Murray Westgate, Jack Creley, and Michael Zenon. American Pop Classics. Rated R. 100 minutes. Adventure/Horror/Thriller ★★★★ This 1977 horror-thriller, The Creeper a.k.a Rituals, is one I've heard about for about for well over a …

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Goosebumps and My Childhood Nostalgia

Goosebumps. 2015. Directed by Rob Letterman. Screenplay by Darren Lemke from a story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski; based on the novels by R.L. Stine. Starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ken Marino, Halston Sage, Steven Krueger, Keith Arthur Bolden, Amanda Lund, Timothy Simons, and Karan Soni. …

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The Cave is a Bad, Guilty Pleasure

The Cave. 2005. Directed by Bruce Hunt. Screenplay by Michael Steinberg & Tegan West. Starring Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian, Morris Chestnut, Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Rick Ravanello, Daniel Dae Kim, Kieran Darcy-Smith, and Marcel Iures. Screen Gems/Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG/Lakeshore Entertainment/City Productions/Cineblue Internationale Filmproduktionsgesellschaft. Rated 14A. 97 minutes. Adventure/Horror/Thriller ★★ Having recently reviewed Neil Marshall's fabulously …

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