Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Best Movies from the Marathon

These three movies were my favorite from the marathon
  • Alien Raiders, we saw the premiere to this "straight to DVD", low budget movie and it was great. Even with minimal computer graphics the suspense was riveting. The story took place in a super market were special agents try to snuff out the hostages who have been infested with alien eggs.
  • Logan's Run, based off the book by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, Logan's Run is a dystopian escape story. The protagonists Logan and Jessica escape from their automated city and try to find the Sanctuary in the world outside. The classic, futuristic city had some really amazing models for the time and the character interaction was really clever.
  • Repo Man, reportedly a cult classic, I got my first taste of this ingenious film. This was awesome, the constant subplots and background humor makes it worthy to be watched again and again. Based around a young man (the name evades my thoughts) who reluctantly joins a repossession agency and subsequently gets thrown into the world of the Repo Man. This was the jewel of the night and really had some great wry humor along with intense "city street" dialogue.

Blast off

Wow, a blog. I did not plan on starting one when I woke up this morning. It was mostly spur of the moment but I did and its pretty cool. Yesterday I got back from a 24 science fiction marathon in Summerville MA. I had a blast along with the 6 other friends who went with me. I saw classics such as Logan's Run, and Wrath of Khan, as well as others. The website and complete list of the event is www.bostonsci-fi.com and I would highly recomend it for anyone in the area next year. Well I guess this was a first post, who knows where this will lead.