Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment

Luc Besson returned to theaters last week with his first English-language film since 2014’s Lucy. After being away for three years, the Leon: the Professional director finally graced our screens with his long-awaited, visual powerhouse of a blockbuster, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (poster to the left: Starring Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in leading roles, Valerian

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J. J. Abrams revives Star Wars franchise with “The Force Awakens”

This review features some spoilers. If you have not watched The Force Awakens yet, consider yourself warned.  In 1977, director George Lucas made a film that would forever alter the way visual effects were perceived. Star Wars: a New Hope (Episode IV) proved a fruitful forey into sophostocated special effects, one that would set the path for generations of future movie-makers

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“The Scorch Trials”: too many questions, not enough answers

The Gladers return for a second adventure in the sophomore intallment of The Maze Runner series, aptly titled The Scorch Trials. This time around, they must face and escape The Scorch while trying to find clues about the WCKD, the organisation set on capturing them.    Familiar faces make their way back to the screen, most notably Dylan O’Brien, star and lead

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An enticing exploration of time and space in “Interstellar”

Early in the Fall season of 2014, Batman director Christopher Nolan dazzled fans once again with his adventurous, thought-provoking space saga, Interstellar. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, The near three hour film was hailed for its technical work as well as mesmerizing story that captivated many, making it one of the highest grossing films of the year.  Featuring an all-star

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