“Star Trek Beyond”: Fast And Furious In Space

Lyndon Wells takes a look at this latest entry in the epic Star Trek franchise which was written by the UK's very own Simon Pegg...

Top 10 Nostalgic Film Franchise Reboots

Watch out there's a reboot about! Hollywood loves its franchises but some revitalised faves are better than others...

“Star Trek Into Darkness”: Another Misstep For Director J. J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams again shows why he should stay away from the director's chair & stick to doing what he does best: marketing. Into Darkness threatens to entertain but ultimately fails to deliver...

Top 10 Science-Fiction Films of the 1990s

Science-fiction in the 1990s was a mix of dystopian societies, self-reflexive parodies, high-concept action, good old horror, and a smattering of sequels. Quite an eclectic mix. During ten years we went from the serious (Strange Days, Contact, 12 Monkeys) to the ridiculous...

Top 10 1980s Science-Fiction Films For Children

Those kids of the TV generation, bred on the old sci-fi serials that inspired Lucas to write Star Wars, really came to the fore in the 1980s thanks to the successes seen by Lucas and Spielberg in the late 1970s. The two Godfather’s of the blockbuster continued to be at the...

Top 10 Sequels of the 1980s

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] In the eighties, the high-concept movie was in vogue, its number increasing. Thanks largely to blockbusters “Jaws” and “Star Wars”, the eighties saw what was tried and trusted in the decade before it and simply repackaged the thrills...