Review: Oblivion

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A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

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I was very excited to see this movie, I know that sometimes movies ride on their stars but this SciFi movie looked legit with Tom Cruise and especially with Morgan Freeman. If you haven’t seen it don’t waste your time, the movie trys to be a complex science fiction movie but ends up going in way too many directions and there are too many holes in the storyline. I don’t even know why Morgan Freeman was in the movie, it was doing very well but then things went wrong in too many directions and honestly I got so bored and couldn’t believe I was so excited to see it.

Link: IMDB

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Review: Battleship

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this movie since I was trying to not watch any trailers since I knew it was going to be fun. This is the type of movie you go into expecting to enjoy yourself and walk out with a smile. Honestly this movie turned out to be a better then I expected, I really enjoyed the action, lots of it all over the places. Aliens vs. Battleships and a bit of the Battleship board game idea thrown into the mix. Liam Neeson plays the bad ass admiral in the movie, he is always good at any role he plays, and Taylor Kitsch plays Alex Hopper as the man who always screws up because of his hot head, he is the guy from Friday Night Lights, always liked him. Fun cast for this movie and played out pretty well, a fun movie to watch.

Link: IMDB
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Starship Troopers – Invasion – Trailer

The original Starship Troopers came out 15 years ago and I really did love it, even though watching it now it was a bit cheesy but it was a damn good action Sci Fi for the 90s. Theatrically the first one didn’t do too well, but it still had its fans and the sequels to it were a bit of disaster but this animated movie looks pretty good. This is the first animated feature for it and I think they did a pretty good job based on the trailer and I’m hoping it will be even better.

Review: Attack The Block

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone.

Inner City vs. Outer Space. The simple idea of a bunch of delinquents in London stumble onto a bunch of aliens and end up fighting them in their part of the ghetto. Nick Frost plays a small role as weed dealer to the people on this block but it centers around a group of kids who end up fighting these monsters on their block and they have no clue what they are, they just look like a bunch of alien gorillas. I have been waiting to watch this movie for a while now, and it didn’t disappoint, Its a fun action movie with the slight twist British comedy. If you are into British movies, and anything from Simon Pegg or Nick Frost then you have to watch this movie.

Link: IMDB
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Sci-Fi Armory

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In need of a pull rifle or a needle gun to blow a building apart, who wouldn’t want this arsenal for their armory. Creatively ThinkGeek have put together a few memorable weapons from key SciFi movies, I have managed to identify some of them without issue and some I don’t have a clue at all. Do you have an idea of the other weapon’s origins?

1977 – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Han Solo Gun)
1986 – Aliens (Sigourney Weaver)
1996 – Judge Dredd
1997 – Men In Black (Will Smith)
2009 – District 9

Link: ThinkGeek

Paul – Trailer

Two alien aficianados who want to go on a road trip all over the US to visit areas of the alien encounters only to encounter an alien named Paul. The combination of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is bound to be a hilarious movie, they come up with some very twisted humor. Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead were hilarious so I’m not doubting that this movie is going to be even funnier, keeping in mind those were British Flicks and this one is an American one.

Review: Predators

Mercenaries, murderers, gangsters, and convicts, they were the most feared men on Earth. But now they’re a long way from home, and when the predators become the prey, fearless mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody) prepares for the fight of his life. And he’s not alone, because Mexican gangster Cuchillo (Danny Trejo), Israeli Defense Forces veteran Isabelle (Alice Braga), notorious mass murderer Stans (Walton Goggins), Russian Special Forces operative Nikolai (Oleg Taktarov), RUF death squad member Mombasa (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali), and sword-wielding Yakuza Hanzo (Louis Ozawa Changchien) are all armed to the teeth, and out for blood. The odd man out is Edwin (Topher Grace), a once-prominent physician whose career came to an end following a big scandal. When the motley crew encounters Noland (Laurence Fishburne), a resourceful human who has somehow managed to survive on the alien’s hunting grounds for some time, they prepare to take the ultimate stand against the most powerful Predators yet.

Robert Rodriguez knows how to make a movie, he took the Predators story to a different level, and in this movie surpassing the original with Arnold. Adrian Brody seemed to be an odd character at first but he pulls off the lethal mercenary perfectly, the whole bunch of them just fit perfectly together. Watching the trailers doesn’t tell you much about the story but when it comes together your surprised and you love it. Those new Predators redefine the Predators Universe, different types for different types of hunting, that there are wars between them for supremacy of the hunter and it just keeps getting better. The story is great, the action is nonstop, and you know the next one is going to be good if Rodriguez takes the reign again, if you are a Predator fan then this should be at the top of your list, and if you want watch an action movie then this movie will not disappoint.

Link: IMDB
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V – It Begins

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Now this show lived up to its expectations and left me wanting a lot more, they introduced the V, the story line and lots of action and suspense. Anna is the leader of the V, they have shown up hovering over all large metropolitan areas, people don’t know what to expect. What the humans don’t know is that the Vees have been on earth for decades infiltrating their system and reaching sensitive locations and positions within governments and businesses. ABC only released for episodes but they were amazing, the best part is where this will go, the ending is leading us in an interesting direction. I like how they have kept the quality of the story at a high level, so many complex stories to work with, a great series and a lot of room for it to grow, can’t wait for them to release more episodes.

Link: TV.com

Review: District 9

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.

There has been a lot of talk about this movie, and it is well deserved, my hat goes off to the director Neill Blomkamp for making this movie. There is a cliche part to it in the science fiction genre, but they manage to humanize the experience of these aliens and you can relate to them. I won’t ruin the movie with any spoilers, except that it turned out to be even better then I expected and it left me thinking of certain possibilities. There were a lot of humorous parts and some well done action packed scenes, I wouldn’t mind trying out some alien weaponery but I think that everyone should go see this movie.

Link: IMDB
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