Tag Archives: Dystopia

Well…April 2022 does have some elements of the movie

In memory of what was Charlton Heston’s final movie in his Dystopian Trilogy I’ve gone with Soylent Green as the theme. Planet of the Apes was way too far in the future and I’m confident The Omega Man happens closer to the time … Continue reading

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RIP Douglas Trumbull

Douglas was a huge pioneer in special effects, namely with Science Fiction. He cut his teeth with Kubrick via 2001 because the prickly director liked his work on a documentary for the World’s Fair about going to the Moon. This led … Continue reading

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Ginger-Zed Men!

To all you Mills and younger, these cookies represent Zed, Sean Connery’s character in the cult movie Zardoz. They are not Borat cookies with the swimsuit in the wrong color.

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Ad Astra, more like Ad Satietatem

I watched this last year as an accidental run of depressing Sci-Fi flicks I found on streaming services: Prospect, Aniara and A Quiet Place. The last one was Horror too but it’s set in the near future as some time had passed since the … Continue reading

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Sorry to Bother You

On the surface, Sorry appears to be a standard comedy about how working-class people are getting screwed out of their homes in the San Francisco/Oakland area. Instead I was pleasantly surprised to discover how Sorry is a cousin of Idiocracy. How so? It seems in … Continue reading

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Aniara

The short version. Midsommar meets WALL-E because it’s Swedish and many people lose their sanity during the journey. If you’re still curious, keep reading… In the near future, Earth is inhospitable thanks to Climate Change so millions are leaving for Mars via spaceships … Continue reading

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Prospect

Well, one thing I can thank the Pandemic for is it got me to clear out all the movies/shows piling up in my Netflix-Hulu-Disney-Apple+ queues. It’s also giving me an excuse to finally implement a section I’ve wanted to do … Continue reading

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Children of Men: a cautionary tale we’re ignoring

I think this movie did pretty poorly at the box office because Dystopian films tend to fail when they’re released between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Can’t even remember why I didn’t see it sooner but it popped up on … Continue reading

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Go Houston!

As per the story line of Seventies flick Rollerball, the year is 2018 and Houston on its way to another championship with 10-year veteran Captain Jonathan E at the helm! I still love this movie despite how super dated it is. … Continue reading

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1984: Still holds up and remains a warning

Part two of three on showing Marx’s influence to celebrate his 200th birthday is the movie 1984, which also was Richard Burton’s last performance. There were many jokes made about the film’s release…the Spring of 1985. If you stayed to watch … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon Season One

Got through this Netflix original before Lost in Space was available and checked it out on the recommendation of my friend Matthew, who has read the novels this is based upon. I was more surprised by the full-frontal nudity (both genders) … Continue reading

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Ready Player One: Disappointing Spielberg Schmaltz

The long-awaited film adaption of Ernest Cline’s bestseller is here and it’s terrible. I know all about the limitations of movies versus books, so spare methose comments. Ready was always going to be a huge challenge since Cline’s references were a copyright/trademark nightmare. … Continue reading

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Downsizing: Acquired Taste

Downsizing was another victim of a bad release time (Christmas) and an inaccurate trailer which made it appear to be a Comedy when it’s really a Science-Fiction Satire. Might be why many hardly remember it. I think the movie will go … Continue reading

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Starship Troopers: 20 years later, the satire that came true

I remember how excited I was to see this flick when it opened. Unlike the dozens of Heinlein purists (aka, closeted Fascists/Libertarians), I enjoyed it immensely and quickly remembered that director Paul Verhoeven was a master of satire. He demonstrated this … Continue reading

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City of Lost Children: 21 years or so later

This French masterpiece made the rounds at Alamo during October’s theme of Dystopias in order to warm up the audiences for the new Blade Runner 2049. Somara had never seen it so I pounced on the chance to watch it … Continue reading

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