James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction

James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction arrives home on Blu-ray and DVD after the six-part documentary series aired in 2018. This limited documentary series, which originally aired on AMC, features just about every major person ever associated with the genre.  Whether it’s filmmakers, visual effects designers, actors, or commentators, there is no shortage of commentary.  The commentary, of course, is expertly weaved in with montage of film clips or archive footage.  Most importantly, James Cameron’s…

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WALL-E: A Spiritual Cousin of Idiocracy

WALL-E, a spiritual cousin of Idiocracy, was one of the best films of 2008 and feels more current some twelve years after its theatrical release. At a time when Disney Animation was still getting back in order, Pixar was churning out some of the best animated films ever.  This film is certainly no exception.  While WALL-E managed to take home an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, it could certainly have crossed over into Best Picture…

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Galaxy Quest: Star Trek Send-Up Is A Classic

Galaxy Quest, the Star Trek send-up, still remains a sci-fi comedy classic as fans across the globe celebrate the 20th anniversary. No list of the all-time best comedies can be complete without Galaxy Quest.  To make such a list without this cult classic would be–By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan–illogical to say the least.  When I first saw the film, I had never been initiated into the Star Trek universe.  A real introduction…

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Dave: The President We Need Right Now

Dave is able to hold up so well 25 years after it’s release because of such a strong performance by Kevin Kline. Ivan Reitman followed his 1980s successes by directing the political comedy from Gary Ross’ hilariously written screenplay.  There are so few political comedies that can work in a way that the script does.  Could the Oscar-nominated screenplay be written today and still appeal to movie going audiences?  I’d like to think so.  A…

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Paul Scheer tackling Galaxy Quest series for Amazon

A sequel to Galaxy Quest has long been gestating in one form or another.  The latest development is Paul Scheer being hired to write a television series for Amazon Studios. According to Deadline, Scheer takes over from the film’s co-writer, Robert Gordon. “Without giving much away, I don’t think there has ever been a better time to continue the Galaxy Quest story with the explosion and popularity of sci-fi films in recent years,” Scheer said.…

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