Classic vs. modern: SF & fantasy movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here are the best 20 SF movies from the classics (up to 2000) and the best from the modern period (2001+). Classic Modern 12 Monkeys The Adjustment Bureau 2001: A Space Odyssey Arrival Aliens Batman Begins Back to the Future Cloud Atlas Back to the Future Part II Donnie Darko Back to the Future Part […]

Classic vs. modern: SF & fantasy novels

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It’s nearly impossible to come up with the best 20 SF novels — but 40 is doable. I thought it might be interesting to split them into 2 groups, old vs. new. Here are the best 20 SF novels from the classics (up to 1990) and the best from the modern period (1991+). Classic Modern […]

Star Trek movies

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Here’s an update to this list. The original series Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 -> 3.5/5 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 -> 5/5 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 -> 5/5 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 -> 5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 -> 4/5 […]

Walt Disney Animation movies

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Here are the movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios that I’ve seen. I’m not listing ones I watched as a child. Wreck-It Ralph movies Wreck-It Ralph 2012 -> 4.5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet 2018 -> 4/5 Frozen movies Frozen 2013 -> 4.5/5 Frozen II 2019 -> 4/5 Standalone movies Beauty and the Beast 1991 -> […]

Studio Ghibli movies

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Here are all the movies released by Japan’s Studio Ghibli that I’ve seen. Hayao Miyazaki, the most prolific director for the studio by far, also directed Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (4.5/5) prior to the founding of the studio. My Neighbor Totoro 1988 -> 4/5 Kiki’s Delivery Service 1989 -> 4/5 Porco Rosso […]

DreamWorks Animation movies

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Here are the movies from DreamWorks Animation I’ve seen. There are a bunch more. Shrek movies Shrek 2001 -> 5/5 Shrek 2 2004 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar movies Madagascar 2005 -> 5/5 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2012 -> 3/5 Penguins of Madagascar 2014 -> watched the 1st part […]

Illumination movies

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Here are all the movies made by the Illumination studio. Although I wasn’t interested in their last couple of movies, they could return with something worth watching — a Sing sequel is forthcoming. Despicable Me movies Despicable Me 2010 -> 5/5 Despicable Me 2 2013 -> 4/5 Minions 2015 -> 3.5/5 Despicable Me 3 2017 […]

Aardman movies

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Here are all the movies produced by Aardman Animations. Some make use of stop-motion animation — this is probably what they’re known for. Chicken Run 2, a sequel to their masterpiece, is in production. Chicken Run movies Chicken Run 2000 -> 5/5 Chicken Run 2 TBA Shaun the Sheep movies Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 […]

Star Wars

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Here’s an update to this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 6 movies. When I do a rewatch, I will watch all except the prequel trilogy. The original trilogy Episode IV: A New Hope 1977 -> 3.5/5 (+) Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 1980 -> 4.5/5 (+) Episode VI: Return of the […]

Star Trek

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Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son […]