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APOLLO 18 (2011)

Friday, 10 January 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

     So I evidently have a burning desire to see every found footage style film available on Netflix, and this one was a recent update to the site.  The main difference with this particular film is that I actually remember hearing about it and seeing commercials; most of these types of movies do not get press.  This film hypothesizes that Apollo 17 was not the last trip we took to the moon, that there was one in secret that ended poorly to say the least.  To give an idea of what to expect the tag line is, “There’s a reason we didn’t go back”, and the reason evidently was because 90 minutes feels like an eternity there.  Without further delay I present to you my latest in my increasing obsession, maybe fetish with found footage, enjoy and remember not to go to the moon.

 

 

 

 

 

LUNOPOLIS (2009)

Friday, 09 August 2013 14:36

The Buzz:

     When discussing mockumentaries, most people think about This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and other films that apply documentary-style filmmaking to fictional, comedic situations, often with the actors at least semi-improvising their performances to keep everything organic. Lunopolis takes the exact same techniques, but applies them to a dark science fiction story, combining “found footage” with “expert interviews” to delve into the mysterious “true story” of a “time-traveling secret society that lives on the moon.” It's like Chariots of the Gods, but with a much more interesting conspiracy and some shakey-cam action scenes mixed in. The end result is a surprisingly suspenseful film, with great performances from all the actors and plenty of fascinating theories that will stick with you, despite the fact that they're entirely made up.

 

TOTAL RETRIBUTION (2011)

Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:00

The Buzz:

        A small band of human commandos are trapped on a space station orbiting Earth as they battle the undead. At stake is a weapon capable of destroying the Earth itself. And one woman struggles to recover her memories of how she awoke on this space-born hell.

 

TITAN A.E. (2000)

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 06:12

The Buzz:

     In the distant future earth has used up most of its resources and we are planning a last ditch effort to establish a new colony off-world.  Earth has also pissed off most of the galaxy and so as the colony ship is preparing to launch it is attacked by the Drej, who are an energy based race.  The earth is all but destroyed and the few survivors are either in drifter colonies around the world or all but extinct.  This film was a financial disaster that ended both the career of Don Bluth and closed Fox Animation Studios, but I think it was groundbreaking and tragically ahead of its time.

 

 

 

 

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