Passengers

REVIEW: ‘Passengers’ (2016)

Passengers begins with a disturbing and thought-provoking premise: what acts of desperation can a man commit faced with a lifetime of soul-crushing loneliness?  The starship Avalon careens through the frightening vacuum of space headed towards…

FMP Ep. 071 – The Future on Film

On the podcast this week, Hilary and Justin talk about the future as it's been imagined on film, discussing which future worlds we found most appealing and most trite, the power and pitfalls of future-set…

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REVIEW: ‘Looper’ (2012)

Grade: A- Rian Johnson’s Looper has been the subject of many comparisons to another stylish, reality-bending film featuring the talents of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Christopher Nolan’s 2010 blockbuster Inception. I had similar feelings of expectation and satisfaction entering the…

REVIEW: ‘Dredd 3D’ (2012)

Grade: B+ "America is an irradiated wasteland." The opening line of Dredd 3D may be the grounds for establishing the setting of the film, but one would be mistaken to think the title characters is…

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Quick Takes – 09.17.12

Society Grade: C- | 2nd Viewing If Brian Yuzna’s name is unfamiliar to you, it may help to know he is the director of such delectables as Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (tagline: “If…

POLL: Which Ridley Scott Film is the Best…

On last week's podcast Phil and I discussed much of Ridley Scott's film Alien during our review of the British director's latest film Prometheus. We also dedicated a whole half of the show to a…

FMP Ep. 047 – ‘Prometheus’ / ‘Blade Runner’

Alex and Phil get into the details about Ridley Scott's Prometheus this week as they discuss the performance by Michael Fassbender, Ridley Scott's mistrust of technology, and other themes from the movie. They continue that…

FMP Ep. 027 – ‘The Thing’ (1982) /…

After a two week hiatus, Alex and Phil are back to discuss two versions of The Thing from three decades apart. The discussion includes whether or not remakes have value and if a remake should…

FMP Ep. 017 – ‘Rise of the Planet…

This week we discuss Rise of the Planet of the Apes and in our conversation we talk about what a movie has to do to earn "mindlessness" and the Oscar chances of Andy Serkis. We…

REVIEW: ‘Another Earth’ (2011)

Grade: B+ In the new film Another Earth from newcomer Mike Cahill there is a newly discovered planet that appears to replicate Earth exactly and is gradually moving closer. That plot would be enough to…

Of the Day – 06.24.10

Read of the Day: The top 10 errors made in science fiction movies proves that Kubrick's 2001 was way ahead of its time. [Listverse] News of the Day: Despite earlier rumors, Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables…