Thoughtcrime 029: X-Men Apocalypse and Coming Soon

I go solo to review X-Men: Apocalypse and also discuss the sci-fi movies coming later this year. I’m not optimistic, but there are some interesting TV shows in the pipeline. Could be an entertaining fall…

X-Men: Apocalypse

– Paulie Spiceflow – The mutant franchise went for the grand slam with X-Men: Apocalypse. An all-star cast, massive budget, huge climactic battle, a few Easter eggs, and a ton of fan service. The sensory overload impressed in many scenes but could not distract from what is otherwise a mediocre movie. The movie interested me […]

2014 in Review: Another Year of Superheroes and Dystopian Romance

  – Paulie Spiceflow – 2014 went largely as 2013 went: superheroes, sexy dystopias, and another promotional film for NASA. We are still a month away from the official end but as far as science fiction goes, the year is over. There were a few bright spots but only a couple truly original movies. Hollywood […]

The American Obsession with Superheroes

  – By Paulie Spiceflow – Is America ever going to get over its obsession with comic book superheroes? Apparently not. This year alone, four of the top ten grossing movies were straight from the pages of comic books (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Amazing Spider […]

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 […]