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REMEDIAL SF 101: The Monolith Monsters

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When I was young, I wanted one of those science kits where you could grow crystals from a solution. They looked really cool. This film takes that idea to an eerie extrapolation. It's sort of like The Chickenheart, Gremlins, and The Trouble With Tribbles all rolled into one, with a passing nod to Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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REMEDIAL SF 101: It Came From Outer Space

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In 1953, with American ideals under assault from the godless Communists, you really couldn't trust anybody to be who or what they seemed--not even people you've known for years, people you work with, people you respect...not even your girlfriend.

 

Especially when a space ship full of shape-shifting aliens crash-lands in the desert outside your town... 

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REMEDIAL SF 101: Sayanora, Jupiter

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I'm not going to be able to give a coherent play-by-play of this movie, because I'm still not sure what exactly was going on. Suffice it to say that it's "live action manga." The DVD sleeve claims it was "Japan's answer to 2001:A Space Odyssey" and it does in fact rip off certain design elements from that film. It also rips off ideas from Star Wars, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and some bad porno movies.

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