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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...
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

In 1996 I had high hopes for this film. I enjoy three of the actors featured – Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, and Fairuza Balk. I am a sucker for a sci-fi/fantasy action-drama – gross-out or not (and this one’s kinda gross. At least, to this vegetarian)....
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

Colossus: The Forbin Project is a tight little AI-drama starring some television royalty (including Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, and Gordon Pinsent in an ensemble cast) that will probably please those who love those sorts of films. The very premise of the film –...
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The first colorized version of the Frankenstein story (well… something based off the Frankenstein story anyway), Hammer’s The Curse of Frankenstein from 1957 helped get the studio on an impressive footing for horror films. Few viewers then or now...