The Interesting Indie Sci-fi Flicks That Restored My Hope for Sci-Fi Films as a Whole

February 15, 2014 · Posted in Art & Entertainment, Movies & TV · 31 Comments 

Science fiction can, and should, be about reimagining social possibilities, not just blowing shit up in space; however, if you can reimagine social possibilities while blowing shit up in space, I am all for that. – lol my thesis

The Cosmonaut

Early in the millennium I started giving up on big budget sci-fi films, only watching them later on DVD and being almost always disappointed. I’m one of those elitist bastards who think that good sci-fi is fiction of ideas, be them scientific, social or otherwise. If I read, watch or otherwise consume sci-fi and after that I feel only entertained, I feel something is missing. That has been almost exclusively the case with the big budget sci-fi, which have been mostly just CGI-destruction orgies or what-a-twist gimmicks. Pretty, but frankly, rather vapid.

In 2013 I got back on the horse and started watching more films in general. I started catching up with what the indie sci-fi scene has to offer – and I was blown away. There is currently an awesome selection of quality indie sci-fi out there that blows the big budget stuff out of the water with the strength of their story and ideas.

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Mood Pieces: The Cruel Faerytale of Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons

February 5, 2014 · Posted in Game Review, Gaming, Mood Pieces, Video Games · Comment 

This Mood Pieces post is about Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, an adventure game from Starbreeze Studios and 505 Games available for Xbox 360, Windows and PlayStation 3.


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Mood Pieces: To the Moon – The Persistence of Memory

February 1, 2014 · Posted in Game Review, Gaming, Mood Pieces, Video Games · Comment 

This installment of the Mood Pieces is about To the Moon, an adventure game from Freebird Games, available for PC and Mac.


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