Tag: science fiction

Under the Skin

Under the Skin

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sexy Beast-director Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (2014) is an immeasurably tense, if mesmerizingly languid, science fiction thriller. Told from the vantage point of a seemingly cold, predatory alien, the film explores humanity at both its best and absolute worst. It allows us to view ourselves from a distance, removed from the context of our […]

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Robocop (2014)

Robocop (2014)

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The best way to go into any movie is with low expectations.  If you expect perfection, you will be disappointed, but if you expect an unwatchable travesty, then you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised.  My expectations for the new Robocop were about as low as possible.  This was not because I have some loyalty to the […]

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The Last Day on Mars (2013)

The Last Day on Mars (2013)

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What starts out slow, quickly gains momentum in Ruairí Robinson’s film The Last Days on Mars.  A seven man crew is making their final preperations to return back to Earth after the first ever manned mission to Mars.  When two of the crew go out on their own for a private mission of their own, […]

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For Real

For Real

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shruti doesn’t know much about aliens, but she is certain that the woman claiming to be her mom has been replaced by one. It all began when her elder brother, Paras, gave her one of his alien toys while the children were waiting for their mother to return to the train station.  He claimed that […]

+1 (Plus One)

+1 (Plus One)

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Director Dennis Iliadis shocked horror audiences with his work on the 2009 remake of Wes Craven’s classic The Last House on the Left, mostly because despite virtually everyone agreeing that this was a film that absolutely did not need a remake, the remake itself was actually considerably better than it should/could have been. Iliadis had only […]

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Primeval: New World

Primeval: New World

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a spin-off of the British series, Primeval, this 2012-13 Canadian-British co-production certainly pays homage to its source, but ultimately struck out in its own direction. Set in the same universe, only on the other side of the pond so to speak, Primeval: New World follows a team in Vancouver who endeavor to protect the […]

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Fantastic Voyage / Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Fantastic Voyage / Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Get ready for excitement, y’all, because 20th Century Fox is set to debut a pair of epic, sci-fi submarine adventures on their Studio Classics Blu-ray line on Tuesday, October 8, 2013: Richard Fleischer’s Fantastic Voyage (1966) and Irwin Allen’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961). Having previewed these discs, I can say these […]

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Vanishing Waves

Vanishing Waves

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

A visual tour de force, Kristina Buožyte’s Vanishing Waves is a feast of a film, one that explores uninhibited sexual longing, desire and sexual freedom, under the guise of a science fiction film. Lukas (Marius Jamposkis) is a researcher in a Neuroscience lab, that is conducting sensory experiments on comatose patients. The experiment is to […]

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The Synthetic Man

The Synthetic Man

| June 9, 2013 | 1 Comments

The independent horror film scene, perhaps more than independent film in general, often presents the dedicated fan with a peculiar problem. Legions of low-budget horror films are made every year, many of them barely-competent takes on the standard zombie or slasher film, and it’s tough to figure out who’s making movies in the hopes of […]

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Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition

Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Total Recall will always hold a special place in my cinephilic heart, as the film’s mixture of science fiction, nonstop action, and gratuitous violence captured my imagination at an important stage in my personal cinematic growth. And yet, as an adult who has somehow become fairly well-read in the history of the film’s development and […]

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