Sci-Fi Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 41%

Parker (2013)

"Parker is a functional enough actioner but lacks pizzazz."

Posted May 5, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

2 71%

Dead Man's Burden (2013)

"Dead Man's Burden isn't [great], but it's not a bad horse opera and is unflinching in its depictions of harshness and violence."

Posted May 5, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

3 93%

Looper (2012)

"Looper is one of the few modern-day character-motivated science fiction films to [also] succeed on levels of action and suspense."

Posted Sep 26, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

4 78%

Dredd (2012)

"I highly recommend Dredd for what it is: a super-violent, well thought-out, effective thriller and action film that's flawlessly cast and has several supreme scenarios of cat-and-mouse. "

Posted Sep 16, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

5 93%

Re-Animator (1985)

"Blu-ray is excellent - it's presented in a brand-new 1080p HD transfer approved by producer Brian Yuzna."

Posted Sep 8, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

6 64%

Cosmopolis (2012)

"Though the cool, insolent stoicism does work for Pattinson as the narcissistic royal-'we' speaking wunderkind, even he can't carry this weighty, wordy dissertation on the burdens of money, fame and power."

Posted Aug 21, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

7 ——

Steve Niles' Remains (2012)

"All things considered, Remains is reasonably entertaining escapism and is a fun enough apocalyptic fright fest."

Posted Jul 3, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

8 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

"If you're expecting any frontal nudity, you'd be disappointed. Although there is a quick shocking moment of a fluffing device, it's not like the frontal nudity in the last of the "American Pie" movies, or other R-rated movies. It doesn't go that far. "

Posted Jun 29, 2012

Michael Szymanski

9 100%

La Rose de fer (The Iron Rose) (1973)

"Boy meets girl. Boy takes girl to graveyard. Boy regrets decision. "

Posted Apr 27, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

10 ——

Area 407 (2012)

"Found footage shakes on a plane."

Posted Apr 27, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

11 75%

Sound of My Voice (2012)

"While not a showy or stylistic film by any means, Sound of my Voice is impressive. "

Posted Apr 23, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

12 82%

Possession (The Night the Screaming Stops) (1981)

"When it comes to the sheer artistry of filmmaking, it's an astounding, jaw-dropping feat of furious beauty."

Posted Mar 5, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

13 88%

Rabies (2012)

"While I can't say I really enjoyed Rabies (the story is just too tired and the characters too stock, for someone raised on horror movies), I do respect its fine filmmaking."

Posted Feb 28, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

14 37%

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

"Actually, In Time's not that bad. It's just not that good, either. "

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Staci Layne Wilson

15 50%

Bitter Feast (2010)

"Bitter Feast is like a meal that begins with a tasty, light appetizer, but winds up with a too-heavy dessert that makes you wish you hadn't taken that last bite."

Posted Jan 29, 2011

Staci Layne Wilson

16 20%

The Traveler (2011)

"The Traveler yet another feature film with only a half-hour Twilight Zone episode materials' worth in it. That's not to say it's not worth a look, but don't expect too much. "

Posted Jan 26, 2011

Staci Layne Wilson

17 19%

The Fourth Kind (2009)

"Frankly, this movie is quite scary when it's viewed with the idea that this is the film version of creepy disappearances that are really happening in Nome, Alaska. When it's not that, it's almost laughable."

Posted Nov 21, 2009

Michael Szymanski

18 28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

"One of her suitors stays out all night with his weird friends. The other does his "Brokeback Mountain" thing with his buddies in the woods."

Posted Nov 21, 2009

Michael Szymanski

19 22%

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

"I think this is a world-class film! It contains great martial arts and great storytelling, and it turns the vampire genre on its ear."

Posted Aug 18, 2009

Michael Szymanski

20 38%

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

"Hugh Jackman's animal magnetism is palpable in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." He's more sexy than he has ever been in the past X-Men films, and the movie shows him in bizarre bromance relationships with other mutant freaks as well as a very intimate and most"

Posted Aug 18, 2009

Michael Szymanski

21 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"The brilliant writer of the comic books that this is based on, Alan Moore, is well known for bisexual characters (women mostly, of course), in his work."

Posted Aug 18, 2009

Michael Szymanski

22 79%

Humpday (2009)

"There hasn't been a mainstream movie since maybe "The Crying Game" that has so subtly brought up the possibility of a man's bisexuality than "Humpday.""

Posted Aug 18, 2009

Michael Szymanski

23 37%

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

"OK, sometimes the movie gets really weird, but overall it's a very entertaining escapist sci-fi romance%u2014and these days that's a rare event."

Posted Aug 18, 2009

Michael Szymanski

24 90%

District 9 (2009)

"Another metaphor for the misplaced, displaced and disassociated bisexual is how "District 9" shows how cruel humans can be%u2014especially to something they don't understand. They have characterized these giant insect-like aliens as lazy, predatory, omniv"

Posted Aug 18, 2009

Michael Szymanski

25 21%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"The Day The Earth Stood is what you think it is: a serviceable remake that retains kernels of the original while turning up the heat to make for a popcorn-friendly sci-fi spectacle."

Posted Dec 12, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

26 34%

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

"Repo! is definitely out there in the sci-fi stratosphere, like Philip K. Dick on a tab of Timothy Leary's acid ... but if you can dig it, join the GraveRobber and his fiends on the big screen."

Posted Nov 7, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

27 ——

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)


Posted Oct 18, 2008

28 58%

Quarantine (2008)

"Carpenter and Harris are able to pull off the whole charade with impressive energy and convincing bursts of sheer terror during some very long, uncut takes."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

29 32%

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008)

"Mulder and Scully are finally back on the case, but after six years apart, they could use a little platitude adjustment."

Posted Aug 2, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

30 71%

Wanted (2008)

"Wanted is everything it promises with extra popcorn, employing state-of-the-art CG, sleek sports cars revving to blaring rock, gore galore, vivid chases and cool comeuppances."

Posted Jun 27, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

31 96%

WALL-E (2008)

"Accomplished in painstaking 3-D animation stamped all over in Pixar's signature style, the movie looks absolutely amazing at all times."

Posted Jun 27, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

32 16%

Superhero Movie (2008)

"If you enjoyed movies like Mystery Men, My Super X-Girlfriend or even Orgazmo back in the day, then you just might crack a smile at The Dragonfly's spandex wedgie."

Posted Mar 28, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

33 8%

10,000 B.C. (2008)

"The film's heart is in the right place, but its script is not evolved enough to deliver the message without the constant clout of a caveman's club."

Posted Mar 6, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

34 ——

Jack and the Beanstalk - The Real Story (2001)


Posted Jan 4, 2008

35 ——

Scrapped Princess - Vol. 1: Family Ties (2005)


Posted Nov 16, 2007

36 ——

Gungrave - Vol. 1: Beyond the Grave (2004)


Posted Nov 16, 2007

37 ——

Geneshaft - Vol. 1: Ring (2003)


Posted Nov 16, 2007

38 ——

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo - Chapter 1 (2005)


Posted Nov 16, 2007

39 21%

Fred Claus (2007)

"You'd better watch out! Santa's brother is coming to town, and the only way to have a holly, jolly Christmas... is without him!"

Posted Nov 12, 2007

Staci Layne Wilson

40 66%

Wristcutters - A Love Story (2007)

"The best suicides-meet-in-purgatory-and-fall-in-love romantic comedy-drama ever made. It may also be the only suicides-meet-in-purgatory-and-fall-in-love romantic comedy-drama ever made."

Posted Oct 23, 2007

Ian Spelling

41 22%

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

"...not as action-packed or gory as the first film, but for those who enjoy the cinematic series and are hoping to see a worthy winding-down free of cop-outs, Mulcahy's monster movie won't disappoint."

Posted Sep 21, 2007

Staci Layne Wilson

42 50%

Angel (The Real Life of Angel Deverell) (2007)


Posted Apr 14, 2007

43 60%

300 (2007)

"While the overall look of the movie is quite dissimilar to Frank Miller's Sin City, it's still very much in line with his beautiful artwork. With the help of a heap of CGI, Snyder does an astonishing job of bringing a hyper-reality to believable fruition."

Posted Mar 8, 2007

Staci Layne Wilson

44 8%

The Number 23 (2007)

"While The Number 23 is probably not destined for masterpiece status, it does what it sets out to do: entertain, and mess with your mind."

Posted Feb 22, 2007

Staci Layne Wilson

45 26%

Ghost Rider (2007)

"All too often, it dips into dour drama and schmaltzy romance."

Posted Feb 15, 2007

Staci Layne Wilson

46 12%

The Messengers (2007)

"The Messengers does deliver on jump scares, compelling characters, top-notch acting from the entire cast, nice atmosphere and excellent cinematography augmented by a lush color palette."

Posted Feb 1, 2007

Staci Layne Wilson

47 ——

Sleeping Dogs ()


Posted Sep 16, 2006

48 ——

Cloned (2006)


Posted Sep 2, 2006

49 ——

Curious George (1990)

"My own 4-year-old monkey was mesmerized every second of the film%u2014but as the monkey's uncle at the screening, I wanted more monkeying around"

Posted Aug 23, 2006

Michael Szymanski

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