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Gravity

Ryan Gosling (and Damien Chazelle) Aim for the Moon in First Man

Per Matt First Man is being hyped as a critically acclaimed movie that depicts Neil Armstrong’s fated journey in becoming the first man to walk on the moon, but it’s really just a complicated tale about a man who overcomes… Continue Reading →

James Cameron Explores Science Fiction (Among Other Genres)

Remember back in the day when people actually bought DVDs, which highlighted incredible supplemental behind-the-scenes documentaries that explored related topics to their subject matter? Those were the best! Clearly I’m not a big collector, as I haven’t bought a DVD… Continue Reading →

Agents’ Season 5 Wraps With Awkward Avoidance of Thanos, High Emotion

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has clocked in Season 5, and nobody turned to dust. Well, not yet at least. Central characters joined the body-count (sort-of), a sometimes overblown plot line was successfully buttoned up, and the show’s sixth season is… Continue Reading →

The Sky is Falling; Salvation is Needed

Government conspiracies, cover-ups, a secret rendezvous and an extinction event is the basis for a new summertime TV show. No, this isn’t The X-Files, but what’s familiar is new again for Salvation, currently airing on CBS.

Passengers Won’t Make Huge Landfall, Still Worth Seeing

Good science fiction poses a compelling ethical question, against a backdrop of advanced technology, within a context relatable to an audience of the storyteller’s choosing. Passengers does all of that, but the audience may not be chosen terribly well, and… Continue Reading →

Mars Orbits Being an Outer-Space Soap Opera

“Space is defined by the strange relationship between failure, risk and innovation.” That self-describing quote is the basis for the global event series, Mars, which airs on the National Geographic Channel.

The Expanse

Set in the 23rd century, the human race has colonized the solar system, where air and water are tightly rationed as the population’s most valuable commodities. The United Nations controls the Earth, Mars is an independent military power and tensions… Continue Reading →

The Martian

Per Matt It’s been a long time since a movie made space exploration cool again, but The Martian has done just that. Ridley Scott’s movie, based on Andy Weir’s best-selling book, focuses on science fact, instead of purely science fiction,… Continue Reading →

Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide

Who are the people in the Marvel Universe neighborhood?

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