Tag Archives: scifi

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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Redshirts by John Scalzi (2012)

Review by CJ

Page count:
320

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
9780765334794

 

In the year 2456, ensigns Dahl, Duvall, Hanson, Finn and Hester are assigned to the flagship of the Universal Union, the Intrepid.

Soon after beginning their new assignments, the ensigns discover that all is not what it seems on the Intrepid. High death rates, miraculous discoveries and remarkable officer recoveries are just some of the regular anomalies. It falls to Dahl and his friends to save not only themselves but all of redshirt-kind.

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