Thou Doth Protest Too Much: The Silent Night, Deadly Night Controversy

Picture this: the year is 1984 and you are an impressionable youth watching an episode of Three’s Company or Little House on the Prairie when during a commercial break this comes on the TV: Obviously after this there was no going back. Your childhood was over, years of therapy ensued, and

By |2021-11-29T11:19:52-07:00December 2nd, 2021|Monster Memories, Thoughts & Notions, Xmas|0 Comments

For What It’s Worth: An Obligatory 2020 Best of List

2020 was a strange time. (Understatement, I know.) As far as entertainment goes there wasn’t as much released (or at least not as much as had been scheduled) for obvious reasons including distribution problems, lack of attendance, etc. That being said there were some very interesting and brilliant movies, novels, and TV shows released

War of the Worlds: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

The 1953 film War of the Worlds, produced by George Pal and directed by Byron Haskin, is probably the most recognized adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel and is considered to be a classic in the genre. I consider it the best 1950s B-movie ever made. There have been many adaptations of War of the Worlds over the years.

By |2018-04-20T12:00:13-06:00April 20th, 2018|99 Films, Features|0 Comments

Metropolis: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Metropolis is the second of the silent films on this list and considered the first great science fiction film. I will go further than that - it is one of the greatest films of all time. Period. This is not hyperbole; this film is brilliant. It is beautiful and nightmarish and at times hallucinogenic.

By |2020-10-14T15:13:24-06:00April 16th, 2018|99 Films, Tachyon Emissions|0 Comments

Le voyage dans la lune: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Le voyage dans la lune or A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 silent movie by Georges Méliès. It is considered the first science fiction film. It is also the first of several silent films on this list. Silent films can be problematic when I recommend them to people. The narrative structure, the

By |2018-04-16T12:00:13-06:00April 16th, 2018|99 Films|0 Comments

Blade Runner: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

The first thing you need to figure out when talking about Blade Runner is just what film it is that you are watching. As of this writing, there are seven versions available. Of those versions, three are considered standard and are the most often shown. The Theatrical Cut is the version originally released in

By |2023-03-11T11:52:40-07:00April 16th, 2018|99 Films, Features, Tachyon Emissions|0 Comments

Forbidden Planet: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Welcome to the first of the 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See. This week we start with an undeniable classic and a film that set the standard for what science fiction films would become for decades, the influential and beautiful Forbidden Planet. Forbidden Planet, made in 1956, is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's

By |2018-04-16T10:00:48-06:00April 16th, 2018|99 Films|0 Comments

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017

2017 is officially over and frankly, good riddance. Among the vast amount of awful this past year brought we saw a once lauded political institution (know colloquially as “The United States”) become a world-wide punchline and a seemingly endless stream of celebrities and other men in positions of power get outed as sexual predators (so

By |2018-01-01T12:00:43-07:00January 1st, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, Ideas & Opinions|0 Comments
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