“As Above/So Below” — A Slice of SciFi Review

As Above/So Below teaser

With a late August release date and very little fanfare, my expectations going into this movie were exceedingly low. Having suffered through my share of mediocre, grade-B horror films recently, it was with much trepidation that I made my way into the theatre. Perhaps it was partially due to my lowered expectation, but once the film began I found myself pleasantly surprised.

“The November Man” — A Slice of SciFi Review

The November Man (2014)

I went in with some expectations: that it would be Old Bond training New Bond, or similar. And in some ways, that expectation was right. But The November Man is more of a cross between the first Mission: Impossible movie and the original The Mechanic. With a hell of a lot of Bond in there, too, of course.

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

After nine-years of waiting for a sequel to Sin City, fans everywhere can rejoice. The constant rumors and fictitious release dates only made the waiting harder. Why? The first movie was a visual delight loved for it’s groundbreaking visuals and colorful characters.

Futures Past – A Slice of SciFi Review

futures past

Each yearbook-styled volume will cover all the SF books, films, magazines, people, etc. in exhaustive detail, with a great number of full color illustrations.  Many great SF authors, editors, publishers, historians and collectors were recruited to make this the finest authoritative reference work possible.

Titan Comics’ The Tenth Doctor #2 – A Slice of SciFi Review

Doctor Who 10

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2 continues the story of many fans’ favorite Time Lord originally played by David Tennant.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

While the last live action TMNT was released in 1993, the franchise continued to thrive on TV and merchandise sales for the next 20 years. It’s actually amazing that it took 21 years for another live TMNT movie to be produced. How does this reboot fair? In one word: poorly.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Guardians of the Galaxy

When I first heard that Marvel was adding Guardians of the Galaxy to their Cinematic Universe lineup, my initial reaction was along the lines of “What the… huh?” Even after I’d recovered a few bruised synapses, I couldn’t figure where they’d go with that.

Then the first trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy started appearing on Marvel’s YouTube page… despite my initial misgivings, I was hooked, and I knew I needed to see this movie.

The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni – A Slice of SciFi Review

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For twenty years Omni Magazine printed some of the most exquisite and beautifully mesmerizing pictures in science fiction. “The Mind’s Eye – The Art of Omni” captures some of the most captivating art from that period.

Liberator – A Slice of SciFi Review

The Liberator

Lou Ferrigno shows his acting chops and emotional range in “Liberator.”

Star Trek Continues: Fairest Of Them All – A Slice of SciFi Review

EPISODE-III-poster

“Fairest Of Them All” does exactly what it was suppose to do – give fans some good “Mirror, Mirror” closure after 47-years.

“Maleficent” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Disney's Maleficent

Maleficent is Disney’s update of the Sleeping Beauty story, only this time told from the “villain’s” point of view. Ultimately we see the transformation of Maleficent from a loving, naïve young fairy creature into the dark malevolent sorceress of the Sleeping Beauty tale.

E.M.M.A. – A Slice of SciFi Review

e.m.m.a.

E.M.M.A. is a short film from writer/director Stephen Herman that ponders the premise of what would it be like to awaken one day only to discover that you are not human.

The Wil Wheaton Project – A Slice of SciFi Review

The Wil Wheaton Project

I have to admit I was a bit nervous about reviewing Wil’s new show for The Syfy Channel.

“SOS: Save Our Skins” — A Slice of SciFi Review

SOS: Save Our Skins

SOS is similar in style and tone to something like Kevin Smith’s debut feature Clerks. It’s a couple guys with a video camera, seemingly having fun with their friends and coming up with skits to make themselves laugh.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” — A Slice of SciFi Review

X-Men Days of Future Past

So, does the next movie in the X-Verse live up to the expectations of an X-Geek? How about the expectations of someone who’s enjoyed the last several Marvel or even DC movies? Let’s find out…