10 Classic Sci-fi Movies Referenced in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas

Liberty Prime

Inspired by 1950s futurism, the Fallout games include many subtle nods to iconic sci-fi movies and television shows. While I haven’t yet finished playing through Fallout 4, I thought it would be fun to share all the classic science fiction references—some being more obvious than others—that I uncovered in my two favorite installments of the […]

10 More Science Fiction Films That Belong in the IMDb Top 250

Fantastic Voyage

Last week I wrote an article expressing my displeasure with the IMDb rating system, which allows popular new releases to overshadow and replace many classic films on the Top 250 list—formerly a reliable guide for determining the most timeless and high-quality movies ever made. In keeping with the sci-fi/horror theme of my website, I decided […]

10 Reasons Why the Lost in Space Movie Didn’t Work

On this day in 1998, the Lost in Space movie was released in theaters. For a twentieth anniversary post, I decided to review each of the film’s shortcomings (or at least as many as I could cover in a ten-point list) and explain why director Stephen Hopkins failed to revive the beloved 1960s franchise. To […]

The Heisei Godzilla Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

The Return of Godzilla

Having shared my thoughts on the Showa Godzilla movies, I decided to write a follow-up article for reviewing each of the Heisei offerings in detail. Personally, I consider the Heisei Godzilla films to be the most captivating out of all three series by Toho Studios. Whereas the Showa (1954-1975) and Millennium (1999-2004) franchises will likely […]

The Showa Godzilla Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

Gojira

With the new MonsterVerse franchise currently in the works, I thought now would be a good time to revisit the original Godzilla series. Whether you’re a casual G-fan or, like me, a lifelong enthusiast of Japanese creature features, hopefully this article will serve as a guide on which efforts to avoid, which movies fall into […]

Gamera vs. Zigra (1971)

Gamera vs. Zigra

General Information Director: Noriaki Yuasa Writer: Niisan Takahashi Cast: Koji Fujiyama, Daigo Inoue, Reiko Kasahara, Daihachi Kita, Goro Kumon, Shin Minatsu, Akira Natsuki, Keiichi Noda, Isamu Saeki, Yasushi Sakagami, Mikiko Tsubouchi, Eiko Yanami, Yoshio Yoshida, Arlene Zoellner, and Gloria Zoellner Composer: Shunsuke Kikuchi Release Date: 7/17/1971 MPAA Rating: Not Rated   Overview Led by an […]

Gamera vs. Jiger (1970)

Gamera vs. Jiger

General Information Director: Noriaki Yuasa Writer: Niisan Takahashi Cast: Tsutomu Takakuwa, Kelly Varis, Katherine Murphy, Sanshiro Honoo, Junko Yashiro, and Kon Omura Composer: Shunsuke Kikuchi Release Date: 3/21/1970 MPAA Rating: Not Rated   Overview After a giant statue is removed from Wester Island, Jiger—a giant, reptilian kaiju who vaguely resembles a triceratops—begins wreaking havoc on […]

Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

Gamera vs. Guiron

General Information Director: Yuasa Noriaki Writer: Takahashi Niisan Cast: Nobuhiro Kajima, Miyuki Akiyama, Chrystopher Murphy, Yuko Hamada, Eiji Funakoshi, Kon Omura, Hiroko Kai, Reiko Kasahara, Akira Natsuki, and Edith Hanson Composer: Shunsuke Kikuchi Release Date: 3/21/1969 MPAA Rating: Not Rated   Overview After discovering a flying saucer, friends Tom (Chrystopher Murphy) and Akio (Nobuhiro Kajima) […]

Gamera vs. Viras (1968)

Gamera vs. Viras

General Information Director: Yuasa Noriaki Writer: Takahashi Niisan Cast: Hongo Koujirou, Yaegaki Michiko, Atsumi Mari, Yashiro Junko, Kitahara Yoshirou, Natsuki Akira, Fujiyama Kouji, Hashimoto Chikara, Carl Craig Jr., Takatsuka Tooru, Gou Kenji, Takada Munehiko, Peter Williams, Nakahara Ken, Yamane Keiichiro, Mary Morris, and Wakayama Genzou Composer: Hirose Kenjirou Release Date: 3/20/1968 MPAA Rating: Not Rated […]