I once had some guy take me to task over some movie or book for making mention of it being Sci-Fi. I have no idea how serious he was or whether or not this was one of his great pet peeves or whatever, but I just thought, whatever, lighten up dude--you know what I mean... He also mentioned that Harlan Ellison (whom I like) would take me to task over such labeling as well, and I think he was more opposed to the hyphenating (Sci-Fi). I thought about that, and I know Harlan probably would as well, but hey, if Harlan be outspoken and say and do what he wants so can I. End of story. ha.
I don't agree with the writer of the article that big-budget SF can't be philosophical, after he already mentioned two examples above his disclaimer. But I guess he's saying that big-budget films are more about action (but can't they be both?). At any rate, here's the article.
Been awful rainy here the past few weeks, and I've been trying to get my paperwork together for taxes so I can get that over and done with, which is being worked on currently. I've also got a summons for jury duty on Monday, which I'm not looking forward to, but I guess it's my civic duty--and there's no exemptions that I think of, heh. I had a friend once tell the judge that he didn't think he was of sound mind or moral character to sit on the jury, but the judge told him to go sit back down.