When even the usually conservative Wall Street Journal asks if your new film is “the worst movie ever made,” you know you’re in deep trouble.
That’s exactly what’s happening with After Earth, the Will Smith – Jaden Smith epic-wannabe that has universally crashed and burned with critics and is doing far less box office business than needed, given its nine figure budget.
This earth is “infested with exceedingly cheesy digital monsters,”… Continue reading Is ‘After Earth’ The Worst Movie Ever Made? Will Smith Sci-Fi Flick Destroyed By Critics
The force was not with two rival fan clubs last Sunday after a verbal altercation between the groups at an English sci-fi convention had to be broken up by police.
In a report that sounds more like something out of “West Side Story” than science fiction, the BBC writes that the Norwich Star Wars Club was celebrating its fourth annual Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention, when members of the rival Norwich… Continue reading Nerd-Off! 'Star Wars' Club and 'Doctor Who' Fans Get Into Altercation at Sci-Fi Convention
LOS ANGELES — Movie fans slipped into “Oblivion” as the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller led Hollywood with a $ 38.2 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
That domestic haul comes on top of $ 33.7 million “Oblivion” added in overseas markets, where the film began rolling out a week earlier. “Oblivion” raised its overseas total to $ 112 million and its worldwide receipts to $ 150.2 million.
Though many people Friday… Continue reading Box Office: 'Oblivion,' Tom Cruise's Sci-Fi Epic, Opens With $38.2 Million
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While watching the trailer for The Purge before a recent screening of Evil Dead, I had a flashback to my college days. I was sitting in my History of Science Fiction Literature class (which was a thing and yes, it was great) and we had just finished The Winterberry, a short story written by Nicholas A. DiChario, and the class was engaged in a heated… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: What Makes a Science Fiction Movie Sci-fi?