Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Pirate Planet

  The Key to Time story arc continues this week with the Doctor (Baker), Romana (Mary Tamm) and K9 arriving on The Pirate Planet. This story ran from 30 September to 21 October, 1978, and was written by Douglas Adams, yes, that Douglas Adams. The next piece, the travellers, learn is located on the planet Calufrax,…

The Martian (2015) – Ridley Scott

  A fantastic book, a top-notch actor, and one of the best technical directors working, what wasn’t to like about The Martian? Clocking in at 141 minutes, my only real issue with the film was that despite the fact that it gave you the number of sols Mark Watney (Matt Damon) spent alone on Mars…

Here Comes The Devil (2012) – Adrian Garcia Bogliano

Opening today in Toronto at The Royal Cinema and on the 21st at the Mayfair Theater in Ottawa is this unnerving  Spanish film, and TIFF Official Selection, Here Comes The Devil,  that isn’t afraid to explore some dark territory. On a brief getaway, Sol (Laura Caro) and her husband, Felix (Francisco Barriero), let their children…

Pi (1999) – Darren Aronofsky

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings another mess with your mind film, this time from Darren Aronofsky. Shot in a gritty black and white, subjective style, the film follows a brilliant mathematician, Max Cohen (Sean Gullette) as he becomes obsessed with tracking down the pattern of the universe. He’s convinced that the entire realm of existence…

Soylent Green (1973) – Richard Fleischer

People are lazy, apathetic, and believe the Lie. I could be talking about today, or the future envisioned in Soylent Green… The 101 Sci-Fi Movie list continues to boot along, and I’ve finally had a look at this classic. I have to say already knowing the reveal, I still liked this film a lot. As…