For this installment, I decided to give in and watch last summer’s sequel Independence Day: Resurgence.
Trying something new this week with a return to a genre style and a young adult novel turned film, The 5th Wave. I guess I could use this as a random film, but 5th starts with F and there ya go. Besides my other choice was too similar to a couple of the previous films… so I thought I’d switch it up a little.
So I’ve been starved for space ship-bound Sci-Fi shows pretty much since Stargate Universe went off the air, and it looks like we’re about to get a good amount of them on Syfy this year. There’s The Expanse which is coming out later this year (based on the really good book series), and now there’s two imports from Canada, Dark Matter and Killjoys that are now on Friday nights. So here’s a brief review of both so far:
Following my recent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. marathon, I marathoned Arrow– which as you know, is a favorite here at NerdLush. And my adoration for Paul Blackthorne was awakened… additionally, he has been super awesome to NerdLush on twitter, which warms the black pits of my hearts. Of course, this means that I pulled out a favorite single season television series- The Dresden Files.
In 2000, Jim Butcher introduced the character of Harry Dresden in the novel, “Storm Front”. The character, a wizard P.I., is a consultant to the Chicago Police Department- think Sam Spade but add magic. There are now over a dozen novels in print.
Today we have a new guest poster, twitter pal Marc! Marc watches a lot of movies and reviews them on TwoOhSix.com all while defying the conventions of what a “movie critic” is typically supposed to be.
MGM and Columbia Pictures have decided to resurrect a cult classic science fiction character in hopes of creating a new blockbuster franchise and, thanks to director José Padilha, Robocop looks primed and ready to blow through the competition. The movie stars Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jay Baruchel while Joel Kinnaman takes on the title role.
Howdy folks, it’s Emily. Well, it’s a bit late to be posting now since the live tweet of the east coast feed of Star-Crossed is well under way, however if you’re on the Pacific side of things, in TWO HOURS you can be watching Star-Crossed! Why do you ask? Because a) I worked on it and spent half of last year on it, b) It’s a sci-fi show! My spin: it’s District 9 but instead of ugly prawns it’s unbelievable beautiful people with tattoo-like markings that go to high school! Also for added flavor, a Romeo and Juliet type storyline between an alien boy and alien girl- dun dun DUN! It has everything! Sci-Fi! Action! Romance! I’ll even say it’s a throw back a little to the good ol’ Roswell days- but all in all, it’s a solid sci-fi show that I’m proud to have been a part of!
Be sure to tune in TONIGHT on the CW at 8pm (or on Hulu tomorrow! And if sci-fi isn’t your jam, check out Someone Marry Barry on Amazon, iTunes, or VOD- another film I worked on that just came out last week to all digital venues.)
Once again, I’m late to the party. Sometimes it really sucks to be a poor grad student with no TV, but then I remember NetFlix and Hulu and that everything I want to see will eventually be available there. Last year I finally checked out Eureka and Primeval (and it’s spinoff). So this year, during my recent enforced rest due to injury, I finally started watching Syfy’s Haven.
I’ve zipped through the available four seasons like I was marathoning an old favorite! Continue reading
My mother would say I am easily amused. I would add to that with the admission that I am easily obsessed. Since I wrote my post reviewing Almost Human for AFC, I have been consumed by a need to see all the things done by Karl Urban. All the things. Even the terribly horribly bad ones- of course, we know I love those bad movies, so I know this surprises no one.
Not gonna lie… Karl Urban is pretty damn awesome. Continue reading
Stewart here, and I’m bringing you a show that got canned in its pilot phase, and only by contractual obligation, got aired on television once (and made its way onto DVD). What makes it weird is the pedigree behind the pilot for the sci-fi Virtuality: Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor, two of the architects behind the Battlestar Galactica remake (and also writers for the myriad of Star Trek shows starting with Next Generation), and a pilot directed by Peter Berg (at the time still recognized for his work on the Friday Night Lights movie and series, long before that Battleship movie). It was an ambitious series probably to pitch for network TV, and the pilot certainly must’ve not been cheap, so what happened? Let’s take a look at what the pilot has for evidence. Continue reading
The day following the season 1 finale of scifi adventure Primeval: New World, it was announced that it’s network would not be renewing. Essentially, the dinosaur romp was cancelled. The blow hit the fans hard- especially considering how the original UK series had been cancelled and saved by the fans. But here we are, on the tails of a fantastic 2-part finale- cliffhanger galore!- sitting on the precipice of a world with no employed dinosaurs.
Oh, and I really want to know what other stories the characters have to say! Continue reading