We are two-and-a-half months into the year and things are already looking a little rough for fans of original science fiction at the movies. Truthfully, 2015 was always going to have a hard time living up to the embarrassment of riches that was 2014, but the critical and commercial failures of Jupiter Ascending and Chappie are disheartening. Even if you don’t like either… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: 'Jupiter Ascending,' 'Chappie' and the Odd State of Original Science Fiction
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Watch one of the antecedents of Chappie in Neill Blomkamp‘s 2006 short, Tempbot, below. There was also Tetra Vaal before that (see our post from last fall).
If only this cooler modeled after the Sandcrawler from Star Wars really existed (via Dave’s Geeky Ideas):
Now we have… Continue reading Today in Movie Culture: Spider-Man in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' the Original 'Chappie' and More
If you haven’t seen Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman yet, what are you waiting for? The movie is one of the year’s strongest contenders for the Academy Award for Best Picture — deservedly so — and it’s got a meta narrative that appeals to all kinds of movie fans, whether you prefer the arthouse variety or the superhero blockbusters of the multiplex.
Also, if you… Continue reading The Original Ending of 'Birdman' Could Have Featured Johnny Depp