Movie Review: Strange World of Planet X

We watched a movie called The Strange World of Planet X as our Sci-fi Friday movie, which toured theaters under the title The Cosmic Monsters.  It was quite interesting and a refreshing twist on an old theme. Here we have a group of scientists doing experiments with intense magnetic fields.  The lead scientist is brilliant, […]

Review: The Thing from Another World

This week’s Schlocky Sci-Fi Friday Movie is one of our favorites; a timeless classic of alien monster invasion. Arctic researchers witness the crash of a flying object and call in the Air Force.  When they investigate the crash site they find what they believe to be a flying saucer embedded in the ice and retrieve […]

Movie Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of those movies that leaps immediately to mind when one thinks of great classic sci-fi.  Naturally, modern movie makers must try to better it with a remake.  Here I will compare the original and the remake of this particular sci-fi standard. The Original The original, made in […]

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

This American pulp adventure, dieselpunk film starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Givanni Ribisi, written and directed by Kerry Conran is his directorial debut.  The action is fast, the dialogue terse and witty, and the characters are larger than life.  The script is very well written and of course, with this cast, the […]

Movie Review: Final Days of Planet Earth

Final Days of Planet Earth, starring Daryl Hannah, Campbell Scott, Gil Bellows, Suleka Mathew, and Serge Houde  is a two-part movie that runs 170 minutes all total, a bit long for most family movie nights, but great for wiling away a rainy afternoon.  The movie is unrated, but I would consider it to be family […]

Movie Review: The Green Slime

The Green Slime is a campy 1968 Sci-Fi flick written by Ivan Reiner (story), Bill Finger, Tom Rowe and Charles Sinclair  (screenplay), directed by Kinji Fukasaku, and starring Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, and Richard Jaeckel (See full cast and crew). Green Slime: The Premise A large asteroid threatens collision with the Earth.  Commander Jack Rankin […]