Movie Reviews


Hugo Award Winners

2006 Serenity Written & Directed, Joss Whedon. (Universal Pictures/Mutant Enemy, Inc.)

2005  The Incredibles  Written & Directed by Brad Bird

2004 -The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Other Nominees

Frank Herbert's Dune
Chicken Run

2000- "GalaxyQuest

1999 - The Truman Show


Sci-fi and Speculative

The Matrix Reloaded.  This movie is BAD.  It is nothing but a video game that has been filmed.  There is no plot, there is no acting...  We both really liked the first film and we are confirmed sci-fi fans but none of that made this watchable.

The Core - this was FUN.  A modern day version of journey to the center of the earth. We both enjoyed it.

Signs - John and I were both rather disappointed.  Mel Gibson was flat and rather uninteresting in the role of a minister who has lost faith in God.

Space Cowboys - Otherwise known as in search of ancient astronauts

The X-men - Could have been oh, so much better if they'd told the right story.  As it was it was an afternoon's distraction 

The Sixth Sense - I liked this film even though I saw it for the first time in business class on UA on my bleary eyed way to London.  I has slept through the first five minutes so I didn't see the end coming at all.