Movies

You ever feel the prickly things on the back of your neck? Sci fi and paranormal film fans are a hardy bunch. We’ll sit through 100 films hoping for the one that transcends the ordinary and surpasses expectations. These are a few recent releases we think just might give you a goose bump or two.

Cloud Atlas

Posted 01 Nov 2012 in Featured Movie, Fiction
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I fully expected to have trouble sitting through this nearly three hour movie. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the fast pace and compelling narrative. I loved the nonlinear storylines, the gripping vignettes and thrilling action sequences. Moving in and out of time as seamlessly as it weaves in and out of lives and relationships, “Cloud Atlas explores how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.” Great movie. Mythology worthy of the Matrix and Bladerunner.

Prometheus: The Questions

Posted 13 Jul 2012 in Aliens, Featured Movie, Fiction
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Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” is filled with mythology and asks some of the biggest questions man has ever pondered. To it’s credit, it does not offer neatly packaged answers. Instead, it leaves most of the backstories unexplained. Why did the Engineers change their minds and decide to destroy life on earth? Why did the android David poison Holloway? What is going on in the beginning when the Engineer drinks the black goo? Tell us your theories and check out this interesting collection of fan sites that think they have the answers. Enjoy!

Cowboys & Aliens

Posted 06 Feb 2011 in Fiction, Movies, UFO
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Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers-Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci-he brings an all-new action thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.

Source Code

Posted 05 Feb 2011 in Fiction, Movies, Science
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When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the Source Code, a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.

Adjustment Bureau

Posted 04 Feb 2011 in Fiction, Movies
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Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.

Red Riding Hood

Posted 03 Feb 2011 in Fiction, Legend, Movies, Paranormal, Supernatural
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In Red Riding Hood, Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village.