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2019 Prescient Sci Fi Movie of the Year

– By All of Us – It is that time, and the competition for the prestigious Prescient Sci Fi Movie of the Year Award has never been fiercer. At least, in my mind it hasn’t. Last year, Marvel delivered on the masterful Avengers Infinity War. It was the first time a Marvel movie won the […]

Rise of Skywalker is a Frantic Sprint Through Fan Service and Jumbled Storytelling Unworthy of the Franchise

– By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW! Disney’s contribution to the franchise of franchises is complete, allowing us to have a full and fair perspective on what the entertainment behemoth has wrought. They desired to complete the Skywalker saga, or, complete an already complete story. To do that, they had to fabricate entirely new […]

Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

– J.W. Fox – In what is the first book review in over a year, I decided to go with the most critically-acclaimed speculative fiction series at the moment, the first novel in the Broken Earth Series, The Fifth Season. It is called a science fantasy novel but I don’t really know why a subgenre […]

Terminator Dark Fate An Improvement but Won’t Save Franchise

–  By J.W. Fox – Much like the titular villain, this is a franchise that is extremely difficult to kill. The previous three movies were unworthy of their title, desperately hoping to draw strength from the James Cameron masterpiece that changed action movies forever. Go ahead and watch T2 again. It has aged well and […]

Movie Review: Clara

– By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW Every so often it is good to give an indie, low-profile science fiction movie a watch. Of course, there is risk. They can be bad. Really bad. There are dozens that come from the Sharknado tradition, something which is called sci-fi only because these movies used to […]

Review: Black Mirror Season 5

– by J.W. Fox – One of the most innovative science fiction shows gave us three new episodes this summer. Thought-provoking, well-written, well-cast, and creating brand new fears of technology, Black Mirror occupies a mostly vacant hard science fiction space on TV despite the massive glut in new programming coming from streaming services. But I’m […]

Vacant Expressions 74: Stranger Things Season 3 Review

Jon and Wes review Season 3 of Stranger Things. One of the best shows on TV put out its third season on Netflix in June but we just got around to reviewing it. Pros, cons, and expectations for season 4, which we got a slight taste of in their version of an after credit scene.

Vacant Expressions 73: Stumbling out of the Gate

Jon and Wes talk of the failure that is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, following up on their whiskey fueled rant from the previous episode. There are spoilers for Dark Phoenix even though Jon hasn’t seen it, and might not ever. They move on to Godzilla King of Monsters, with a brief review that is spoiler free. […]

Vacant Expressions 72: Whiskey Fueled Rant on Everything Wrong with X-Men Movie Franchise

As promised, we bitterly bitch about all the flaws of the X-Men movies and the franchise as a whole over a few glasses of whiskey. All the star power and production budget is squandered and shitty writing, and a few cases of tone-deaf writing. We wonder what could have been had it been done right…