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 […]

Vacant Expressions 67: Love, Death and Robots

Netflix released a new anthology of animated science fiction and fantasy shorts called Love, Death, and Robots. Wes and Jon got a chance to watch all 18 of them and are eager to talk about their favorites, and the not-so-favorites. WARNING: Spoilers for most Episodes.

A Cult Classic Receives a Powerful and Brilliant Sequel in Blade Runner 2049

– J.W. Fox – WARNING!!! SPOILERS FOLLOW Movie-goers were long overdue for some heavy, heady science fiction. We got it in Blade Runner 2049. The absolutely stunning, epic sequel to the cult classic expands upon the compelling themes of the original, stays true to its aesthetic appeal, and gives us plenty to think about over […]

Earthfall by Rhett C. Bruno

– By J.W. Fox – The Circuit is one of my favorite new space operas and Earthfall delivers as the final installment in the trilogy. Similar to The Expanse in some respects, it takes a dimmer view on humanity’s future and our ability to prevent interplanetary conflict. Note, none of the novels are stand alones […]

Ridley Scott’s Efforts to Resurrect Alien Franchise Fails Yet Again with Covenant

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Many Alien fans walked into the theaters this weekend with high hopes. The newest installment, directed by Ridley Scott, promised to learn from the mistakes of Prometheus and put out a film worthy of the groundbreaking original. Critics generally gave it positive reviews before it premiered. From the trailers and […]

Humans Continues to Shine as Best AI/Robot Show on Television

– By J. W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOR HUMANS SEASON 2 After two seasons, Humans has firmly established itself as the top AI/robot show on television and may eventually become one of the best of all time. After gaining attention in its first season for a smart plot and quality writing, Humans extended its […]

Thoughtcrime 51: Ghost in the Shell

  In my despair, I review the utter disappointment that is Ghost in the Shell. A flat, hollow script that fails to recreate the powerful, classic source material. There are some positives but largely this one is going down in movie history as a dud. In this episode, I explain why.  

Thoughtcrime 46: A Look at the Year Ahead

    A look to the year ahead in TV shows, movies, and more. We got a brand new Star Trek series, Star Wars Episode VIII, as well as a war with Apes, another world war with zombies, a Handmaid’s Tale, Expanse, Humans, and of course about a dozen superhero movies.

The Violent Delights of Westworld have Violent Ends

– By J. W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – ***Spoiler Alert: Season One Finale*** Guns were blazin’ and blood flowing in the season finale of Westworld. Schemes set in motion long ago reached the tipping point. The hosts have turned on their masters, and plot twists have been revealed. Due to the complexity and depth […]