Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Aliens (1986)

Aliens Quote: “Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs!” – Carter Burke

“Aliens” How did James Cameron make a move this good in 1986? Like, seriously, it’s impossibly good. Sigourney Weaver is the perfect warrior woman when such a thing didn’t exist in film. The story makes sense. The space Marines are badass. Even Bill Paxton’s overacting is endearing. On the eve of “Alien: Covenant,” let’s bow at the altar of the greatest Installment of the Alien franchise. Continue reading Aliens (1986)

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner Quote: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” – Roy Batty

“Blade Runner” should be a classic sci-fi masterpiece. Should be. Ridley Scott directed it. Philip K. Dick wrote it. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah and Edward James Olmos brought it to life.

“Blade Runner” brought dystopian aesthetics to life for American audiences in a way we’d never seen before. And it totally sucked.

Before you cancel your Shat The Movies subscription in disgust, hear us out for an hour. If you could stay awake through “Blade Runner,” you can sit through this.. Continue reading Blade Runner (1982)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2 Quote: “I have detailed files on human anatomy”¬†– The T-800

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is the rare sequel that launched a franchise from good to unbelievably great.¬†Does “Terminator 2” hold up after two decades? Absolutely.

This prime specimen of sci-fi action perfection has it all: Edward Furlong escaping in the aqueduct chase. Arnold Schwarzenegger shredding cop cars in the mini-gun shooting gallery. Robert Patrick jamming his finger through countless heads. Linda Hamilton cracking skulls and field-stripping rifles like a pro. Continue reading Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)