Jake McDorman stars in the TV series 'Limitless,' a spin-off from the film starring Bradley Cooper

One season wonder: ‘Limitless’ on Netflix

Limitless (2015-2016), the small screen spin-off of the 2011 science fiction thriller of the same name, takes the same premise—a pill called NZT turns ordinary people into geniuses by essentially transforming their brains into supercomputers—and gives it to a new character: amiable slacker and lifetime underachiever Brian Finch (Jake McDorman). The twist is that the […]

Jennifer Lawrence stars in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,' the fourth and final film in the young adult action franchise.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) brings an end to the first and most successful big screen adaptation of a young adult dystopian thriller of an oppressive, brutal future. Divergent and The Maze Runner followed with less success, both commercially and dramatically, and for that matter the Hunger Games movies wind down as […]

Avery Brooks takes command of the third 'Star Trek' TV series 'Deep Space Nine.' Seven seasons available.

The Complete ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ on Amazon Prime

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Seasons 1-7 (1993-1999), the generation after Next, began its seven season tour of duty aboard a rust-bucket space station in 1993, while The Next Generation was still flying strong. In fact, Enterprise Captain Picard makes an appearance in tumultuous the two part opening, “Emissary,” to convince Commander Sisko (Avery […]

Jack Arnold directs the 1958 science fiction cult film 'Space Children,' with

‘Space Children’ on Amazon Prime and The Paramount Vault

Space Children (1958) is one of the most intriguing science fiction films of the Cold War: part alien invasion thriller and part anti-nuclear message movie, with the children of Earth essentially conscripted by a throbbing disembodied brain from outer space to sabotage a nuclear test. Director Jack Arnold and William Alland collaborated on some of […]

Scarlett Johansson is 'Lucy' in Luc Besson's marvelously ridiculous action fantasy

Scarlett Johansson is ‘Lucy’ on VOD

Luc Besson and his France-based, internationally-savvy EuropaCorp studio are the salvation of the unpretentious, mid-budget, hyper-charged action movie in America. Usually Besson is content to co-write and produce the films, which have launched careers of such protégés as Louis Letterier (The Transporter), Pierre Morel (Taken), and Olivier Megaton (Colombiana), but he takes charge of Lucy […]