“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.

“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.

Liberator – A Slice of SciFi Review

The Liberator

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

“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.

“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…

“Godzilla” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Godzilla (2014)

Noah Richman and Daren Gulsvig review “Godzilla” with their typical no-BS delivery! Sounds like it’s a fun film… as long as your expectations are in check.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ — A Slice of SciFi Review

Amazing Spider Man 2 Intl

Noah Richman and Daren Gulsvig review “The Amazing Spiderman 2″ revealing the pros and cons of the script. Storyline is everything for Noah and Daren, who find good and bad throughout the flick.

The Machine – A Slice of SciFi Film Review

the_machine

“We are the new — you are the old.”

“Jodorowsky’s Dune” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Jodorowsky's Dune

Imagine my surprise and insatiable curiosity at discovering only a few years ago that he almost made a theatrical version of Dune — in 1975. Two years before Star Wars changed the game for science fiction movies, and this Dune truly could have been the first game changer, in more ways than one.

“Oculus” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Oculus mirror

The selling points of this film for genre fans are obvious. It is a pleasure to see Karen Gillan on screen playing a character different from Amy Pond, and Katee Sackhoff pulls off a role that is haunting with some genuine shock value. The characters are introduced in a manner that is intriguing, and we quickly find ourselves wanting to know what happened and where the story is heading.