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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Known in retrospect as one of the earliest sci-fi space epics to feature attempts at realistic science as well as a plotline based more in human nature than improbable alien encounters, Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a delightful adventure that stands scrutiny today. A...
The Thing from Another World (1951)

The Thing from Another World (1951)

A tidy little horror thriller helmed by Howard Hawks’  production company (rumors maintain he directed most of the film, uncredited), The Thing from Another World is generally known in sci-fi circles as the original movie that inspired John Carpenter’s The...
Shin Godzilla (2016)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

It’s almost impossible to review Shin Godzilla (2016) – roughly translated as “True Godzilla” and also released as Godzilla Resurgence – without weighing its merits according to the three general audiences who may view the film. First,...
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

Hotshot nuclear submarine Seaview, pet project of Admiral Nelson (Walter Pidgeon), is being heralded for its technology. It’s also inexplicably huge! My son kept making jokes about this: “…and on the left, we have our museum complete with life-size...
Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

In the opening moments of sci-fi horror/drama Solaris, psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis) spends a last day on earth with a retired and shattered colleague, as well as his own aunt and father. Kelvin is about to embark to a hobbled space station...