scifi


BOOK REVIEW: SEVENEVES

TITLE:  SEVENEVES AUTHOR: Neal Stephenson BLURB: What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, […]


MOVIE REVIEW: INCEPTION

  DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MAIN CAST: LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, MARION COTILLARD, ELLEN PAGE, TOM HARDY AND MICHAEL CAINE. IN A SENTENCE: A mind-bending intelligent sci-fi thriller that keeps you on your toes from the first scene to the last. THE GOOD: This is the second time I’ve watched this movie and I […]


MOVIE REVIEW: XMEN – APOCALYPSE

  DIRECTOR: BRYAN SINGER MAIN CAST: MICHAEL FASSBENDER, JAMES McAVOY AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN A SENTENCE: The re-emerging Xmen must do battle with an all-powerful mutant to save the world and themselves (and the franchise of course). THE GOOD: Watching what was the “next generation” cast turn into the oldies when the […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE HOST

DIRECTOR: Andrew Niccol STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel BLURB: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. RATING: […]


BOOK REVIEW: HEAVEN’S SHADOW

TITLE:  Heaven’s Shadow AUTHOR: David S. Goyer & Michael Cassult BLURB: In 2016 a pair of amateur astronomers spot an unidentified object – an object one hundred kilometres across and heading towards Earth. As it approaches, NASA and the Russian-Indian-Brazilian Coalition race to land vehicles on the unexplored surface. With power, money […]


MOVIE REVIEW: UNDERWORLD-AWAKENING

TITLE:  Underworld- Awakening DIRECTOR: Len Wiseman STARRING: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly BLURB: Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES

TITLE:  The Hunger Games DIRECTOR: Gary Ross STARRING: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth BLURB: Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. […]


MOVIE REVIEW: AVATAR

TITLE:  Hidden DIRECTOR: James Cameron STARRING: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver BLURB: A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. RATING:  7 out of 10   Well have you been to see  […]