We have defiantly cancelled the Netflix subscription and HAVE NOT LOOKED BACK! It has now become a platform for their own overhyped and overrated original content. If you actually take the time to look at their selection of movies, it is an ever-dwindling library. So if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you get access to their Instant Video streaming service as a perk. Guess what? So many more movies than Netflix. So this week, we decided to check out a trio of films from 1997. We selected one each from the action, horror and sci-fi genres. There is one very familiar film, one cult film, and one little-known low-budget sci-fi thriller which shows the depth that Amazon has in their library. I don't have to tell you to click the Read More link, do I?
Moonbase - This is a low-budget sci-fi film from 1997. The story involves the escape of a group of convicts from a space prison. They stow away on a refuse pod which is headed for the waste disposal base on Earth's moon, which houses a crew of mostly disgruntled workers. Also headed for the moon? A military inspection team, who reveal that the base is actually hiding nuclear warheads. What happens when a team of bad guys also discover that there are warheads at their disposal? CONFLICT! You may recognize Kurt Fuller in the cast as he brings the slime like he usually does, but there is also good work here from Robert O'Reilly as the leader of the convicts. You may recognize O'Reilly from his work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: The Next Generation as Gowron. There is some pretty poor chemistry between Scott Plank and Jocelyn Seagrave as the male and female leads, in a subplot that is about as interesting as watching paint dry. The special effects are very cheaply made, and the acting ranges from passable to sleepwalking. Not "so bad it's good" territory, but not the worst movie ever made either.