Movie Review

#SciFi #MovieReview : The Prospect

The Prospect whisks us away to an alien moon to search for valuable alien gems. The gems are really alien to mine, too. They seem to grow like a living organism. They can also be quite dangerous to extract.

The movie starts with a prospector and his daughter landing on the alien moon to improve their lives with a bit of fortune. However, Fortune doesn’t smile brightly on them.

The daughter is soon left alone with hostile mercenaries and no way off the planet. Her struggle to survive and find a way home is tense and relatable. The story is good, the characters are interesting, and the pacing is really good. My only critique is that I wanted the ending to be a bit less vague. But it was passable.  I would be interested to know more about the world in which she lives. Great world building. I was glad I stumbled across this movie.

I found this indie gem on Netflix. No beer was required.

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest’s other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father’s greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

Here’s the trailer:

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#SciFi #MovieReview : The Day Time Ended


I love cheesy sci-fi movies. The cheesier, the better. Husband and I watch these so you don’t have to, but you may miss out on some fun.

Onto the movie from 1979…

Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.

1st, the description promised dinosaurs. Were those two things supposed to be dinosaurs? And only 2? They didn’t even eat anybody. I’d have liked the movie a lot better with more dinos.

2nd, I had to add the official description at the beginning of this post because there is nothing I could say in known words about the plot except there were aliens, horses, flying robot enemies [which were actually pretty cool], green lighting effects, fog, and creatures. One of whom knocked on the door and the stupid people opened it. lol Fantabulous.

Whenever anything horrific happened, the actors just stood around staring. Yeah, you want to shake the sh** out of them after a point so somebody will do something.

The beginning, middle, and end really didn’t connect and had nothing to do with each other or the dinosaurs. And what was with the ballerina-like green alien?

Wha? Ballerina alien! You want to watch the movie now, right?

The character I identified with most was the poor horse they sacrificed to the dinos that weren’t really dinos… I really don’t know what they were.

It wasn’t as fun as The Crater Lake Monster, but OK with beer.


Three beers would make this a lot more fun, especially since I felt like I had done drugs by the end, because I was thinking ??? And, honestly, more beer wouldn’t hurt.

You can watch this gem for free on YouTube.




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#SciFi #MovieReview : The Crater Lake Monster

I love cheesy sci-fi movies. The cheesier, the better. Husband and I watch these so you don’t have to, but you may miss out on some fun.

Onto the movie…

A meteor crashes into Oregon’s Crater Lake and unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals.

Dinosaurs! Meteors! in Oregon! I couldn’t resist, especially since Crater Lake isn’t so far from where I live [less than 2 hours which is like next door in the west].

There is only one dinosaur, but we see it often and it eats people. Yay! My favorite type of movie.

It wasn’t filmed at Crater Lake, however. Not even in Oregon. And there was a couple who ended up in Oregon on their way to Las Vegas from LA… that’s a bit of a geography issue.

There were awesome scenes that switched between night and day. There were scenes that didn’t need to be there. One minute the sheriff is wearing sunglasses, the next he isn’t. Awesome! Just what one wants to see in a cheesy dinosaur movie.

The best… a couple rents a boat and zooms off to enjoy the moonlight on the lake. A) It was definitely mid afternoon when they shot the scene. B) They comment on seeing all the stars under the moonlight. If there was a full moon, not many stars would be visible. But since this is the same couple that ended up in Oregon on their way to Las Vegas from LA, it’s to be expected.

Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure…

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Dinosaurs eating people bump this to a HALF BEER movie. It was uber fun. You can even watch it for free on YouTube.







#SciFi #Movie Review : Assasin

My memories of the drive-in are what inspires my love of hokey, cheesy movies. Youthful years spent sitting in the backseat of a car with my friends, our bare feet over the front seat, a paper grocery sack filled with candy and junk food, frosty sodas and beers in a cooler, and a movie we didn’t care about on the screen. The night was more about laughing, making ourselves sick on sugar, and talking.

The sillier the movie, the more fun we had. That’s why I still love watching that genre of movie. My husband is a good sport and often watches them with me. Basically, we watch them so you don’t have to. First up, Assassin!

1986, a made for TV movie, starring Robert Conrad. A retired agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot who is killing some government officials.

This movie was on the same disc as THE CRATER LAKE MONSTER. Its feel ala The Six Million Dollar Man caught our attention, so we watched.

Was it great? No, but we had fun watching it thinking of bionic people. The plot really lags for a bit before the big finale, but overall it was good-bad. Be on the look out for the creepy shoulder touch. What? Husband Unit is still laughing. You’ll have to watch.

I give this a ONE BEER rating. One is enough to have fun watching the ASSASSIN.