Tag Archives: Science Fiction

The General Theory of Haunting by Richard Easter (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
306

ISBN:
1977001246 

 

When only a handful of staff from Knights & Knights publishers arrive for their New Year’s week away at an isolated mansion, the attendees assume they’re snowed in for a dull holiday. When the history of the building begins to awaken, they find out how very wrong they were. 

The General Theory of Haunting is the first novel in The Snow Trilogy series.

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Geostorm (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Dean Devlin

Starring:
Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara

Other notable appearances:
Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Daniel Wu, Zazie Beetz, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Richard Schiff, Mare Winningham

Running time:
109 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Day After Tomorrow, Into the Storm, San Andreas

 

When a satellite system designed the protect earth from extreme weather goes rogue, it is up to its creator, Jake Lawson (Butler), and his brother Max (Sturgess) to work out what has happened and prevent a catastrophic geostorm.

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Annihilation (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Alex Garland

Starring:
Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny

Other notable appearances:
Benedict Wong, Oscar Isaac, David Gyasi

Running time:
115 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Interstellar, Contact, A Wrinkle in Time

 

When biologist Lena’s (Portman) husband returns from a covert military mission with a life-threatening condition, she must enter ‘The Shimmer’, an invasive anomaly that is continuously expanding, to save his life.

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A Quiet Place (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
John Krasinski

Starring:
Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Running time:
90 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
10 Cloverfield Lane, Hush, It Follows

 

A married couple and their three children must survive in a world invaded by creatures with enhanced hearing. If they hear you, they hunt you.

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Rampage (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Brad Peyton

Starring:
Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy

Other notable appearances:
Joe Manganiello, Jack Quaid, Breanne Hill, Will Yun Lee

Running time:
107 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
King Kong: Skull Island, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Godzilla (1998)

 

When secret scientific experiments taking place in outer space go horribly wrong, canisters of a pathogen designed to increase size, speed, agility and durability come crashing down to Earth. 

Three creatures become infected by the pathogen — a wild wolf, a wild crocodile and a rescued gorilla named George. When the creatures start showing uncontrollable aggression, the military step in to destroy them. George’s human carer and friend Davis Okoye (Johnson) must join forces with genetic engineer Dr. Kate Caldwell (Harris) and OGA Agent Harvey Russell (Morgan) to save George.

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Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)

Review by CJ

Page count:
324

ISBN:
0-312-93208-1 

 

Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggins is the third Wiggins child in a future with a worldwide two-child policy. Ender’s life is due to his older brother and sister’s progress through a training program designed to create the best soldiers from a young age for the battle against alien insectoids. Ender’s brother Peter was too hostile and sister Valentine too empathetic to be successful, but their intelligence and potential meant Ender had a chance at life and glory.

As Ender progresses through battle school and makes a name for himself as the youngest and brightest star, he must survive the worst that humanity can throw at him to save humanity from the worst that its intergalactic enemy can bring.

Ender’s Game is the first novel in the Ender’s Saga series.

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Ava DuVernay

Starring:
Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller

Other notable appearances:
Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Peña, André Holland, Bellamy Young, Daniel MacPherson

Running time:
109 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Interstellar, Coraline, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

Since her father’s disappearance four years ago, Meg Murry (Reid) has gone from a bright and productive student to a withdrawn and angry young woman. When three celestial beings hear her father’s calls for help from a distant corner of the universe, Meg must join them, her brother and schoolmate on a journey of self-discovery to rescue both her father and herself.

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