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The Germinator

by Ann Morrow May 1, 2013


  It starts with a lone astronaut narrating the apocalypse that turned Earth into a wasteland. “We won the war but lost the planet,” explains Jack (Tom Cruise), as he patrols the cracked-rock surface. After a ...

R.U. Ready?

by Jeff Nania March 6, 2013


  When the exhibition-performance was ready to begin, the humans in attendance were herded into a line as recordings played over the house loudspeaker from “the machine.” Instructions like “you can help by not helping” were ...



by Ann Morrow August 8, 2012


How seriously can you take a sci-fi movie that casts Harold (Jon Cho from the Harold and Kumar movies) in a pivotal role? Actually, he’s pretty good (and doesn’t look at all like Sulu, either). ...

The Intergalactic Nemesis

by The Staff January 12, 2012


A snappy combination of graphic novel, radio drama and Sci-Fi camp, The Intergalactic Nemesis is a funhouse of inventiveness and wit. Set in the depths of the Great Depression—timely!—The Intergalactic Nemesis is an alien invasion yarn: ...

GE Theatre at Proctors

Boogie On, Mumbai Cyborg

by John Rodat November 3, 2011


If you’re at all familiar with Bollywood—which, technically, comprises only those Indian studios producing Hindi-language films, though it is often used incorrectly to refer to all Indian cinema—you likely know of its eclecticism. Bollywood is ...

Pretty Vacant

by Ann Morrow November 3, 2011


The most ominous visual in Andrew Niccol’s sleek new near-future thriller is the way people keep looking at their wrists (but not wristwatches) as if they hadn’t a minute to spare. And in the ghetto, ...

Dumb as a Box of Moon Rocks

by Shawn Stone September 7, 2011


In case you lost track, the last U.S. moon mission was Apollo 17 in 1972. The premise of Apollo 18 is that the NASA space program was hijacked by the U.S. Department of Defense for ...