Tag Archives: sci-fi

TheHil’s Top 10 Movies of 2014, Part 1

23 Mar

We’re down to the Top 10 and 2015 is already 25% over, so I’m gonna cut to the chase and (try to) keep it short and sweet. 10. The LEGO Movie I thought this would be a cute, semi-original kid’s movie. I didn’t expect it to make me tear up. The animation— which while done [...]

The Movies I Liked This Year, Part 2

4 Jan

Originally this list was only going to be five movies because there were only five movies I saw this year that truly blew me away. But then I thought that was dumb so I extended it to six when I added The Dark Knight Rises. Then that seemed stupid too, so I made it eight [...]

Alien vs. Predator Marathon, Part 4

11 Jun

3. Prometheus (2012) SPOILER ALERT Yeah, yeah- I know. I’m breaking the chronological order of this marathon. But I just saw Prometheus on Friday and it’s still fresh in my mind, so I figured I should break protocol and write about it while it’s still the talk of the internet. Plus, I’ve decided I only [...]

Alien vs. Predator Marathon, Part 3

5 Jun

Aliens (1986) Special Edition God, I love this movie. Combined with Terminator 2, Aliens is an example of an action director at the peak of his career. Say what you will about Avatar and Titanic, there’s no denying that at the turn of the 1990s, James Cameron was the king of action. A lot of [...]

Alien vs. Predator Marathon, Part 2

21 May

Ridley Scott’s Alien, Continued A movie so awesome it required two posts!! One of the many things I find interesting about this film is how Ripley isn’t a clear, definable protagonist. She becomes the protagonist over the course of the film, but for the first two acts she barely speaks. She doesn’t go down to [...]

Alien vs. Predator Marathon, Part 1

17 May

Fuck yeah, baby!! IT’S ON!! I know what you’re thinking. Well, maybe. If you’ve never been here before you’re probably thinking “Who the fuck is this Alex Hilhorst kid?” If you’re one of my friends or stumbled upon this site while Googling the phrase “Mass Effect 2 Best Game Ever,” you’re probably wondering “What about [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 12

16 Aug

The X-Files- Season 8 Sigh. That exclamation pretty much sums up how I feel about The X-Files’ penultimate season. This is one of the best sci-fi shows ever made we’re talking about here, hell one of the best TV shows ever made ever, so it really pains me to talk about its slow, laborious death. [...]

Is That The Event? Or Are You Just Happy to See Me? -Finale Recap & Review

24 May

At long last, after a cool pilot and twenty episodes of crap, The Event finally comes to a close, and the answer to “what is the Event?” is (maybe) revealed. Though The Event didn’t redeem itself at the last minute in the same way as FlashForward, it did have a pretty baller ending and could [...]

It’s Cancelled- The Event Recap

17 May

In an act of mercy, NBC announced last week that they were canceling their high-concept drama The Event, no doubt to make way for other high-concept sci-fi shows such as the hilariously bad-looking Grimm, which will themselves undoubtedly be cancelled. “You’re the last Grimm?” C’mon, seriously, who thought that was a good idea? Just because [...]

You Just Got Played- The Event Recap

15 Mar

You know, despite its innumerable flaws, I kinda like The Event. It may be a sclockfest, but it’s really entertaining and to be honest, I look forward to watching it every week now. I’m still confident it won’t survive past its first season, but I don’t really care. Whether it gets cancelled or not is [...]