I have to admit, that I don't really have much of a plan for this month as far as reviewing speculative fiction stuff is concerned. Still, like my review of Gravity Falls, last week, American Dad is pretty much a speculative fiction TV show. Of course, most would not classify it as that. For those who don't know, American Dad is from Seth MacFarlane's animation company, … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: American Dad, Because Why Not?
Speculative Fiction Saturday
Well, since it is Halloween, it stands to reason that I should review some film that looks like it is Halloween-related in some way. I probably could have selected any horror movie, and I could have also chosen The Nightmare Before Christmas from Tim Burton, but I decided to do a less-remembered film known as Corpse Bride. This film showed up on Netflix, and I had … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Corpse Bride
Well, I'm going to have to say that I honestly didn't think that I was going to like this movie, but unlike CHAPPiE from last week, I'm going to give this a thumbs up. I explained in my review of the Despicable Me movies how I figured that the Minions were, at best, side characters that somehow outshined the main characters of that series including Gru. I will have to say … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Minions
Okay, this is the last time I'll be reviewing a Transformers movie, at least this month. Personally, I still think this franchise has at least one good movie left in it, but they'll probably make one good one, plus three bad cash-ins. When that happens, a decade from now, perhaps we will do Transformers month once again. Okay, I honestly don't think there was supposed to … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Transformers, Age of Extinction
I finished last month's line of films with my theme of weird independent films, so I'm not really certain what theme I want to go with this time. I suppose that I could talk about my favorite animated speculative fiction shows, but I have to admit that Generator Rex would not make this list. I remember the first day that I turned it on and watched it. It is weird to … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Generator Rex
It seems that my Speculative Fiction Saturday has been doing "theme" months. One month, it was the films of Pixar, then the next month, it was the films of Terry Gilliam. I'm not certain what to call this month, I'm going to call it the 4 "I's" films. These films are independent (not backed by a major studio), innovative (not like films from a major studio), and inconsistent … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Mr. Nobody
I got to admit that I may be running out of speculative fiction films to review, and I am surprised that I haven't got around to this one. So let's start this review with an analysis of the title. What do you honestly think a film about Starship Troopers would be about? If you think this is some escapist thing that is a cross between G.I. Joe and Star Trek, you would be dead … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Starship Troopers
Just in case you have noticed, I usually do Speculative Fiction reviews on Saturday, but I forgot. There, I said it, and I even promised that I would review this film. I feel bad, because I'm going to give this next movie a mixed review. This is my feeling on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which covers the rest of the Hobbit prequel trilogy, so far. It feels like … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday/Sunday: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and other LOTR stuff
Last week, I reviewed Frozen, and how I somewhat liked it, but with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, I will have to say that I really didn't like it. I will have to say that one of the reasons that I didn't like it was one of the same reasons I didn't like Frozen. The problem is the film tries to put a modern spin on its concept, so it uses dialogue and other modern-day … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
I can honestly say that I honestly didn't want to see The Croods. I am actually surprised that I am recommending it. I figured that this film was targeted for younger audiences, and I think it is good that there are some films that kids can watch. The problem is these types of films tend to alienate adults. While this film is no LEGO movie (which I will talk about next … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: The Croods
I have to admit that, for the most part, Tom Cruise has been pretty smart about what movies he has appeared in. Sure, he has been in some movies that have been duds, but most of the time, his movies are stand-alone classics. Think of films like A Few Good Men, Top Gun, and Minority Report. Personally, I think the Mission Impossible movies are some sort of spy dream that he … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Oblivion
I have to admit that when I first saw R.I.P.D. for the first time, I was under-whelmed. The biggest problem with the film is that it is exactly like the 1997 landmark Men In Black. If you were to write out the characters and plot elements of both films, they would be almost the same. In fact, you could draw lines and play a matching game. Jeff Bridges is very similar to … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: R.I.P.D. It would have been better without Men In Black
This summer was pretty bad for films. Granted, there were some pretty big films like Star Trek: Into Darkness and The Man of Steel, but these films contained very little originality and were the usual franchise offerings. I have decided that next summer I will only see one film, and it will be the one that isn't based on a franchise. If I had this summer to live over again, I … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: Pacific Rim, just see it.
As I have said before, I like watching people review bad movies like the Nostalgia Critic, and if you watch enough shows about bad movies, the same titles show up like Batman and Robin, Freddy Got Fingered, and The Last Airbender. For some reason, I never see The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on this list, and perhaps it is too new. Hitchhiker's is one of those films … [Read more...] about Speculative Fiction Saturday: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005 Version)