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SciFi

Circuit 3: The Best Sci-Fi Films Since 2000

This weekend, the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina, arrives in my neck of the woods. A sci-fi junkie from birth, I – along with many of you out...

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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 23: Iconic Sci-Fi Action Moments, Part 2

Welcome to Part Two of “Iconic Sci-Fi Action Moments.” I have thought long and hard about which scenes I’d use to finalize this list, and have come up...

Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and...

International Film Music Award Nominations highlight ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Life of Pi’

2012 has been a great year for movie music, therefore it would be no surprise that the nominees for the International Film Music Awards would be pretty good. Lincoln and...

Oscar Circuit: Best Makeup

Makeup can be a truly wonderful thing. I apply makeup to my face every morning and I am transformed into a better looking version of myself. In film, a makeup team is...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/6)

The penultimate week before Oscars are announced has come to an end, ballots have been turned in, and now only five days separate us between not knowing the Academy...

Writers Guild Award Nominations Include ‘Perks’ and ‘Looper’

They are who we thought they were. Coach Green’s famous rant about the Chicago Bears football team can be applied to the Writers Guild Award nominees, as there...

Deleted Scene from ‘Looper’ Increases Tension

One of my favorite movies of 2012 was Rian Johnson’s science fiction thriller, Looper, which arrived in stores on Monday. One of the bonus features on the disc...

Spotlight on Scores: Prometheus and Looper

Musical scores are the last thing added to movie, but are often the lynch pin in the cinematic experience. Think about how you found yourself humming along to the themes...

Around the Circuit: September 29th – October 5th

It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/30)

And the Oscar goes to…Homeland? Wait…what?! Oh, that’s right, I meant the The Emmys — only the second-most substantial entertainment awards...

Community Reactions: Rian Johnson’s “Looper”

Rian Johnson’s newest Looper hits theaters this weekend.  I saw it yesterday after the screening of Life of Pi and one word came to mind after walking out,...

Looper (***½)

One of the best movies to deal with time travel that I’ve seen in a long time, and perhaps ever, ‘Looper‘ is a real achievement of the highest level. A...

Looper Premieres at TIFF – Positive Reviews Pour In

Well we’ll file this under unexpected.  Rian Johnson’s Looper is getting outstanding first words out of the Toronto Film Festival where its premiering.  Do...

Oscar Circuit: “It’s the time of the season”

The second half of the year is upon us.  The race is about to heat up with big Oscar hopefuls coming down the pike.  Our John Foote will be in attendance at the...

Looper set to open the Toronto International Film Festival, Full Lineup released!

The Toronto International Film Festival is often seen as the start of the Oscar season and judging by the lineup, we’re in for a doozy this year if the release...

Comic-Con Diary: Day 3

Hello everyone! Terence here, reporting live from Comic-Con where my endurance was put to the ultimate test today. With the crazy schedule today and after being alerted...

Comic-Con Panel: Sony presents Total Recall, Looper and Elysium

Perhaps the most anticipated panel on Friday, Sony previewed footage from their three scifi films, Total Recall, Looper and Elysium before a packed Hall H. Total Recall...

Comic-Con Diary: Day 2

Today was a day of firsts for me at the Con: first panel attended in Hall H, first interviews, and first (and probably only day) of being done with the convention at...

Comic-Con Interview: Composers of Film and Tv

Realizing that music is such an integral part of the movie or tv watching experience, Comic-Con brought together some of the people whose jobs it is to create the music...

New Trailer for Rian Johnson’s film ‘Looper’!

So far, Rian Johnson is two for two as a filmmaker in my book (though I did like ‘Brick’ a lot more than ‘The Brothers Bloom’) and has shown...

Rian Johnson says 3D is the future, but it’s of no interest to him in the present…

3D is probably one of the more controversial elements of filmmaking these days. We’re now well beyond the point of debating if 3D is here to stay, but...

Teaser Trailer for Looper Hits!

Rian Johnson is quickly becoming one of the most interesting filmmakers out there. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love ‘Brick’, and...