Movie Review: Red Planet Mars offered a message of hope during the height of the Cold War

Capt. Xerox August 4, 2020 81 No Comments

Red Planet Mars scene 1952 movie

Despite its title, all of the action on Red Planet Mars takes place on Earth, but perhaps the red refers to the ‘Red Scare’ that is at the heart of this story that imagines how the world would be changed if we discovered that intelligent life existed on the planet next door. Based on a… Read more »

Move review: Tune into alien thoughts in Wavelength

Capt. Xerox July 9, 2020 139 2 Comments

Wavelength movie poster

The idea that the U.S. military is hiding evidence of aliens from the public has become so pervasive that it has almost become a piece of modern folklore. The usual story is that a “flying saucer” crashed in Roswell, New Mexico and the military either recovered bodies or actual survivors. The idea of this conspiracy… Read more »

Movie Review: Where have TV movies gone like Where Have All the People Gone?

Capt. Xerox June 11, 2020 117 No Comments

Where Have All the People Gone?

A few years ago, when streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime started commissioning original movies for their platforms, it was big news, but it’s really just a sign that they are becoming more like the big TV networks they are slowly replacing. There was a time that American networks like ABC, CBS and NBC… Read more »

Movie review: Travel back in time with The Yesterday Machine

Capt. Xerox May 29, 2020 145 No Comments

Nazi scientist in The Yesterday Machine

If you had a time machine, would you go back to kill Hitler? Probably, but what if you were a Nazi? Chances are you’d be more intent on going back in time in order to ensure that the fuhrer was safe and that Germany won the Second World War. That’s essentially the premise of The… Read more »

Movie Review: Join the Mutiny in Outer Space

Capt. Xerox May 22, 2020 101 No Comments

Mutiny in Outer Space - Space Station X-7

Mutiny in Outer Space tells the tale of a space station that is plagued by a deadly fungus brought from moon samples that threatens to spread out of control and infect the Earth below. The mutiny in the title refers to the crew rising up against their fatigued commander who wants to cover up the… Read more »

Movie Review: Big Brother is watching you watch 1984

Capt. Xerox May 15, 2020 124 No Comments


It’s hard not to watch a movie like 1984 and interpret its political message through the lens of the times we live in and our own political leanings. George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel has become synonymous with authoritarianism and was meant to be a warning to its readers to be on the lookout for government… Read more »


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