The Iron Giant (1999) – Brad Bird

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles now brings me Brad Bird’s now classic animated tale of a young boy, Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal) who meets a robot (Vin Diesel) from outer space, and the government agent, Kent Mansley (Christopher McDonald) who is trying to capture them. Set in the late 50s, the film gives adult viewers an…

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Steven Spielberg

Welcome to 1982, one of the biggest years for number of science fiction films EVER! And an amazing number of good ones! In fact the next 5 titles being visited on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list are all from 1982, and I saw all but one of them in the theater that year, and the…

The Newsroom S01 E07 – 5/1

This week Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant drama takes us to the evening of May 1, 2011. Will (Jeff Daniels) is hosting a party at his apartment (something he’s not completely comfortable doing, and tells people that he won’t feel bad if people leave early) and even plays guitar and sings with Jim (John Gallagher Jr) Charlie…

The Newsroom S01 E06 – Bullies

This week, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and company face the very real threat of a death threat against Will’s life on Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant drama The Newsroom. This week’s episode takes place in a 48-hour period from April 11 to the 12 of 2011. After reading some of their website’s comments online, Will is infuriated,…

The Newsroom S01 E03 – The 112th Congress

This week we follow New Night over the course of a number of their episodes, running from May 4, 2010 to November 2, 2010 when the 112th Congress goes into effect. We see it all as it happens, but we learn fairly quickly, that we are being told this through Charlie (Sam Waterston) as he…