2014 was a banner year for science fiction film, which made the annual The Last Sci-Fi Blog Science Fiction Movie Awards that much harder to judge. Seriously. This was one helluva year.
So, without further ado, let’s hand out some awards!
Best Scene in a Bad Movie
A few years ago, everyone seemed content to blow the Hunger Games movies off as more young-adult nonsense; a watered-down version of Battle Royale for little girls. Now, it’s hard to believe anyone could have been so blind. The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were huge smash hits, but you don’t make $ 400 million on the backs of tween… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Why 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Is the Science Fiction Movie We Need
“The future is now.”
That’s a line we hear pretty often these days, but it’s particularly applicable lately whenever you go online, turn on the television, or head to the theater. From the streaming coverage of the Philae lander’s touchdown on the surface of a comet, to the successful return of documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, to the immersive adventures… Continue reading The Geek Beat: It's a Good Time to Like the Science in Sci-fi Movies
The Important News
Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are possibly playing the Joker and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. And Jai Courtney is possibly playing Deadshot in the movie.
In other DC universe news, Michelle MacLaren is possibly directing Wonder Woman.
Daniel Bruhl will play the unknown villain in Captain America: Civil War. Christoph Waltz might be the next Bond villain.
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a good movie. It is, unfortunately, not a great movie, which many science fiction fans were expecting.
And yet, this erratic, messy and massively ambitious film somehow feels more interesting because of its flaws. Its inconsistencies are worn like a badge of honor — Nolan and and his collaborators swung for the fences and fell short… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Examining the Science Fiction Movie DNA of 'Interstellar'