2001: A Space Odyssey

Jupiter and the Echoes of the Infinite

Jupiter and the Echoes of the Infinite

This week is the 50th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, and you can celebrate by synchronizing the last 23 minutes of the film (Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite) with your copy of Pink Floyd’s Meddle.

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

If you take nothing else away from the review, hear this: ANNIHILATION is exactly what you'd expect of a new Alex Garland film: ambitious, introspective, kinda navel-gazey, haunting. That's a good thing.

The M83 Kids Are Alright

The M83 Kids Are Alright

With all of the shitty things happening in the world in 2016 thus far, let’s appreciate that the year has also offered a welcome reprieve with a renaissance of the ever-popular, ever-awesome trope of “kid with special powers” in film. This gives me an excuse to finally write about M83’s Trilogy.

Searching for Answers in Space

Searching for Answers in Space

As our scientific knowledge expands, we as humans will continue our efforts to find order and meaning in a chaotic and unpredictable universe.  Our stories have always reflected our desire to explain the world around us and make sense of things that are inexplicable.  

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: April 2016

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: April 2016

April is bringing some really fantastic additions in the SciFi and Horror genres on Netflix.  Scroll through to see what you should be watching this month.  And be sure to catch the films that are leaving Netflix before it’s too late!

Future Perfect?

Future Perfect?

We made it, you guys. We're here. This is now officially the future.  October 21, 2015 was the date to which Marty McFly travels in BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2. Marty lands in a world that has the Cubs winning the World Series, strangely shaped Pepsi bottles ordered via robot, flying cars, hover boards, self lacing shoes, and 3D holographic movies. It's the future of the past.

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

"Getting into the last 50 years, it gets much easier to argue which films and books are important, and there are many that don't seem important now, that probably will be."

But What Does it All Mean? (Don’t Answer That.)

But What Does it All Mean? (Don’t Answer That.)

"Let’s face it: art is inherently subjective, and viewers aren’t going to take away the same emotional experiences and interpretations from any given film."

The SciFi Timeline: Part 2

The SciFi Timeline: Part 2

"It’s much harder to pinpoint the prominent works of the last hundred years, and much easier to argue them."

The Practical Effects of Special Effects

The Practical Effects of Special Effects

"An audience that once gasped in awe at a seemingly never ending Star Destroyer pursuing a Rebel Cruiser through the stars looks at the green screened creation of Krypton in last summers Man of Steel and collectively shrugs."