Genre Archives: Science-Fiction

Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 25, 2018

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

As one of Star Wars most beloved characters, it was only a matter of time before Han Solo got his own film. But with shoes as big as Harrison Ford's to fill, everyone's wondering if the new guy, Alden Ehrenreich, is up to the job. The charm, the wit, the debonair qualities – the order for Solo is [...]

The Avengers: Infinity War

April 27, 2018
When Thanos, the over-arching villain of the Marvel universe, sets out at last on his mission to recover the six infinity stones, it becomes clear that all else pales in comparison to the task to stop him. Doing so requires assembling a team of all the heavy-hitters, and I mean all of [...]

Ready Player One

The future is not too distant in Spielberg's newest sci-fi adventure, Ready Player One. Based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, this dystopian story follows Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) in the year 2045 when the people of planet Earth live more in the OASIS, a virtual world of endless possibilities, [...]

Mute

When his girlfriend goes missing in the grungy, neon-ridden world of a futuristic Berlin, bartender Leo (Alexander Skarsgard) takes up the mantle of amateur gumshoe to solve the crime. Due to an accident that took place at a young age, Leo is unable to speak. This, coupled with his Amish [...]

Annihilation

February 23, 2018
Annihilation, more or less, takes place in what is known as "The Shimmer," a lengthwise stretch of mysterious forest from which no one returns. Lena (Natalie Portman) joins a team of female scientists journeying into The Shimmer with her own agenda of discovering what happened to her husband (Oscar [...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 15, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Star Wars launches its eighth (ninth if we're counting Rogue One) installment with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fans flock to the theaters seeking answers for questions like: Who are Rey's parents? What's happened to Luke while he's been away? Is Supreme Leader Snoke really that big? Rian [...]

Thor: Ragnarok

November 3, 2017

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The Avengers' strongest hero, (unless the Hulk has something to say about it) is back to the big screen in Marvel's newest piece of superhero fun, Thor: Ragnarok. Thor's latest flick is very different from his first two installments, but the eye-candy action and relatable Marvel humor will make you [...]

Geostorm

October 20, 2017
The stage is set for the audience, and it's a stage that might feel close to home for many: by the year 2019, chaotic storms of titanic magnitude have torn much of the world apart, and the future seems desperately bleak. In a last-ditch effort to save humanity, world leaders managed to work [...]

Blade Runner 2049

October 6, 2017
True to form, the otherworldliness of Dennis Villeneuve’s (Arrival, Sicario) and Ridley Scott’s neo-noir sequel Blade Runner 2049 pays homage to the original 1982 cult-classic blockbuster Blade Runner, as the visual and audio experience is even more evocative, invasive, and unsettling than the [...]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

July 21, 2017
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" plays less like candy-colored swashbuckler like, say, James Cameron's "Avatar" or James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and more like a science fiction rendering of Tom Sawyer. The plot has one common thread involving an alien race facing annihilation, [...]