Interstellar: Long, Complicated but Impressive

– Jacob Foxx – Hollywood usually places actual science secondary to entertainment. When Hollywood decides to be ambitious and create a thoughtful sci-fi film, fans should take notice. Interstellar offers an intellectually-stimulating story along with its amazing visual effects and solid acting. The writers and producers should be applauded for taking on such an ambitious project […]

Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy Coming to HBO

  – By Jacob Foxx – For years HBO has been on the forefront of combining drama with softcore porn. Their original programming tries to involve sex as many ways as possible, sometimes tastefully other times not so much. Given its extensive experience in drama and sex, HBO was the ideal choice to launch a […]

The Movies of Fall

                    – By Paulie Spiceflow – The summer of giant lizards, apes, and superheroes is over. The falling temperatures and turning leaves bring a change in mood. Explosions, martial arts fighting, and witty one-liners just don’t do it anymore. That doesn’t mean we won’t have blockbusters. […]

Neuroscientists Claim Free Will is an Illusion, then Change their Minds

  – By Paulie Spiceflow – First it was the theologians telling us free will was irrelevant; we are all part of God’s plan. Then came stuffy philosophers who claimed free will was an illusion. New age spiritualists got in the act too, with a determinism reliant on tarot cards, astrology, or just a crystal […]

Terry Gilliam’s Zero Theorem Weird but Mesmerizing

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Terry Gilliam is definitely an acquired taste. His new Zero Theorem satisfies all the Gilliam film prerequisites: weird camera angles, eccentric characters, vibrant visuals, and complicated themes. Audience beware, you will be challenged to pay attention and engage in a little active viewing. If you didn’t like 12 Monkeys and […]

A New Dawn for Star Wars

– By Paulie Spiceflow – It is hard to avoid talking about the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VII. The franchise that captured the imagination of hundreds of millions across the world is coming back to the big screen. Along with it, a new line of Star Wars novels written in collaboration with the […]

Science Fiction without Science

  By Jacob Foxx Nothing enrages nerds more than bad science in movies. In particular, films that market themselves as science fiction. The most recent culprit is Lucy. Ross Pomeroy points out the flaw in the entire premise of the film on RealClearScience. With a false premise, everything that follows in the movie is complete […]