Saturday, August 29, 2015
In this one, I go from the late-era cyberpunk of Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, starring Ralph Fiennes and Angela Bassett to the gritty working class future of Pitch Black starring Vin Diesel and Radha Mitchell to the current Hugo Award/ Sad/ Rabid Puppies imbroglio which I discuss with Janice Gelb.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
This time, we have a couple of low budget but extremely well made mumblecore movies for you. A 2012 movie about a classified ad placed by a time traveller - Safety Not Guaranteed starring Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass, then we go to 2014 for a great little two hander about marital infidelity, counselling and dopplegangers - The One I Love, starring Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
This time around, something very much lighter. Two B-Science Fiction movies, one from the 1980s, the 1988 post-apocalyptic fun of Hell Comes To Frogtown starring the late Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman and William Smith and then to 1996 for the working-class space opera, Space Truckers starring Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff and Debi Mazar. Frogs and square pigs for everyone.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
For 65 we go from 1997's story of genetic engineering and human determination GATTACA starring Ethan Hawk and Uma Thurman to the latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
For 64 I look at two smaller, recent (2015) science fiction films that have a lot more to say that any 250 million dollar blockbuster you could name. First Alex Garland's AI film Ex Machina starring Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander and then Jennifer Phang's tale of the future of work, women and humanity Advantageous starring Jacqueline Kim and James Urbaniak.
Both fine movie, both well worth watching.
This time around Grant Watson and I recorded live at Continuum 11 - the Melbourne annual science fiction convention. Nominally we were supposed to talk about The Age Of Ultron but we ended up at Adam Sandler, Orson Welles and other subjects of interest. Also, I presented Grant the box of goodies he won by being part of the Patreon Campaign.
Grant's own Patreon campaign for his movie writings is FictionMachine so go and support him too.