While we here at Mutant Reviewers have a particular fondness for the groundbreaking scifi flicks of the ’80s and ’90s, we acknowledge that the totality of outer space, high-tech concepts, and far-flung settings weren’t contained to those two decades. In May 2023, we be looked back to the decade of the 1970s to see how science fiction shaped both the big and small screen.
’70s Scifi Week
Earl… we’ve got a plan.
We learned that the underground infestation known as “Graboids” are lurking in a long-running movie series known as Tremors. For 30 years now, cult fans have thrilled to the adventures of Burt, Val, Earl, and the rest as they battle nasty sand worms in their various incarnations. When we realized that 2020 marked the release of the seventh film in the franchise — and that’s not including its television presence! — we knew that we wanted to go on the ultimate Tremors marathon and cover them all for Mutant Reviewers during January 2021.
So grab a cold one, load up your favorite worm-busting weapon, and prepare to kick it with us as we plowed through Tremors from start to finish!
- Tremors review
- Tremors 2: Aftershocks review
- Tremors 3: Back to Perfection review
- Tremors the TV series review
- Tremors 4: The Legend Begins review
- Tremors 5: Bloodlines review
- Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell review
- Tremors: Shrieker Island review
- Kevin Bacon’s unmade Tremors series
In the years that Mutant Reviewers went dark, something amazing happened: We got more Star Wars movies. And more Star Wars TV shows. Just… tons and tons of Star Wars! For those of us burned by the prequels and starving for new adventures in a galaxy far, far away, it’s been a geek bonanza. But it’s also been filled with controversy and very divided opinions that have ruined more than one Thanksgiving meal.
For one week in September 2020, the Mutant Reviewers channelled the Force and see if we can’t get all of the more modern Star Wars films up on the site. So strap in, kid, because we’re about to make the Kessel Run of movie reviews in less then 4 parsecs!
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Who you gonna call when you want someone to believe you? That’s right — Ghostbusters! This entire week (July 2020) at Mutant Reviewers, we covered the films, cartoons, and video games that elevated our boys (and girls) in grey to legendary heights. Recap all of the glory with these posts:
- Ghostbusters review
- Ghostbusters II review
- Ghostbusters 2016 review
- Ghostbusters the Video Game
- Extreme Ghostbusters TV pilot
- When the Real Ghostbusters met the Extreme Ghostbusters
- The Real Ghostbusters review
- Ghostbusters reunion video
BEFORE… WEEK (April 2014)
- Welcome to Before… Week!
- Before Sunrise review
- Before Sunset review
- Before Midnight review
- Before We Meet Again: Where Next for Jesse and Celine?
SAVAGE STEVE HOLLAND WEEK (April 2014)
- Welcome to Savage Steve Holland Week!
- Better Off Dead review
- One Crazy Summer review
- How I Got Into College
BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS WEEK (January 2014)
- Welcome to Before They Were Famous Week!
- Arnold Schwartzenegger in The Villain
- Courteney Cox and Robert Duncan McNeil in Masters of the Universe
- Jack Black in The Neverending Story III
- Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun
- Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, and Nicolas Cage in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
BAD SEQUELS WEEK (October 2009)
- Bad Sequels Week Begins!
- Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
- Son of the Mask
- S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale
- Lost Boys: The Tribe
- Highlander: The Final Dimension
- The Crow: Salvation
- The Next Karate Kid
- Caddyshack II
- Airplane II
- Good Sequel, Bad Sequel
- Saturday’s Six: Signs That You’re A Bad Sequel
- Highlander II: Renegade Version and the Saving of a Bad Sequel
- Welcome to Fight Week!
- Mike does Kick Ass
- Girl Fight!
- Top Five Training Montages Anywhere, Ever
- Violence Solves Everything: The Top Ten Best Movie Fights
- Conan the Barbarian [retro review]
- Kyle does The Matrix
- Eunice does Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
- Justin does Beverly Hills Ninja
- Mutant Viewing: Gymkata
- The Karate Kid [retro review]
- Drew does Bambi Meets Godzilla
- Mortal Kombat [retro review]
- Al does Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
NEIL GAIMAN WEEK (February 2011)
Spooky. Imaginative. Gothic. Cool as all get out. We all have our reasons for loving Neil Gaiman, and what better way to foster a little love on this popular author than to dedicate a full week to the man and his works at Mutant Reviewers?
- Welcome to Neil Gaiman Week
- A Beginner’s Guide to The Sandman
- Casting Neverwhere: The Movie
- The PoolMan Meets the Sandman
- Princess Mononoke
WILD WEIRD WEST WEEK (June 2011)
It’s how the west was won… in our imaginations. Geek culture has always loved melding two popular genres together to make fun mashups, and the Western needed a kick in the pants anyway. This is why we’ve seen an interesting sub-genre that we like to call “Wild Weird Westerns” arise — a blend of the Western, science fiction, steampunk, and just plain oddness.
- Wild Weird West Week Begins!
- Drew does Jonah Hex
- Deneb does Quigley Down Under
- Heather does Undead or Alive: A Zombedy
- Louise does Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning
- Courtney does Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
TIME TRAVEL WEEK (October 2011)
- Welcome to Time Travel Week!
- Time After Time
- Waxwork II: Lost in Time
- The Time Traveler’s Wife
- Bill & Ted’s Continued Journeys
- Futurama: Bender’s Big Score
- Life on Mars (UK) series review
- Flight of the Navigator
- Twelve Monkeys
- The Time Machine
- Fetching Cody
- Back to the Future
- Back to the Future part II
- Back to the Future part III
BABYLON 5 WEEK (February 2012)
- Welcome to Babylon 5 Week!
- The Gathering
- Babylon 5: Season 1
- Babylon 5: Season 2
- Babylon 5: Season 3
- Babylon 5: Season 4
- In the Beginning
- Babylon 5: Season 5
- The River of Souls
- A Call to Arms
- The Legend of the Rangers
- Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
REMAKE WEEK (November 2012)
- Welcome to Remake Week!
- Fright Night (1985) vs. Fright Night (2011)
- The Blob (1958) vs. The Blob (1988)
- The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) vs. The Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
- Five Remakes I Endorse
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