SciSunday: Ender’s Game

Let me get one thing out of the way: I did not read Ender’s Game as a child. I have not worshipped its brilliance for years and pined for a movie while waiting anxiously for a fair treatment of the content. I read Ender’s Game this week, and I finished it within 24 hours of…

Octoberween Team-Up: The Human Centipede

Baddie: Stranger danger! Lesson: Never go abroad. Never poop. James here. The time has come. The stars are aligned. We have broken the final seal. It is Halloween. Today. Right now. Unless you’re reading this, like, in November. But we’re posting it on Hallow—goddamnit, the moment’s gone. Anyway, Sarah and I are joining forces this…

SciFridays: “Sharknado” (2013)

Baddie – The Creative Staff at SyFy Lesson – Sharks swirling around for over twenty minutes in a tornado are still hungry. Here’s kind of a fun thing – this is my 52nd post, and my career here at Rooster Illusion started with Tara Reid. Happy ‘1-Year-In-Posts’ everyone! Alright, so, I actually made my friend…

SciFridays: “Beast Beneath” (2011)

Baddie – Lawyers. Lesson – If a movie requires you to take notes to keep things straight…you’re working too hard. So this week I watched Beast Beneath because I was told (by Netflix) that it was a treasure hunting story with a creature hunting the hunters. What it was, really, was an hour and a half…

SciFridays: “Hypothermia” (2010)

Baddie – Poorly executed monsters. Lesson – Do. Not. Mess. With. Your. Mom. At first blush, this is kind of a pretty movie. It starts with some nice credits, time lapse shots, beautiful scenery and really wide angle shots. All things considered, the movie itself is fairly well shot. Now, that being said, this movie…

SciFridays: “Grave Encounters” (2011)

Baddie – Reality television. Ooooooooh. Lesson – Film crews always get the short stick. Always. I’ll be the first one to admit that the movies I pick for this blog tend to be ‘creature’ flicks. Okay, almost always. The closest I’ve gotten to a haunt is American Horror Story. So here we go, a ghost story. So…