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The Final Cut

September 27, 2010

The Final Cut

Wikipedia | The Final Cut is a 2004 film written and directed by Omar Naim. It stars Robin Williams, James Caviezel, Mira Sorvino, Christopher Britton, and Genevieve Buechner. It was produced by Lions Gate Entertainment and filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and in Berlin, Germany. The film featured original music by Brian Tyler. The story takes place in a near future in which people can pay… read more

Link: The Final Cut on IMDB

Bicentennial Man

September 22, 2010

Bicentennial Man

Wikipedia | Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American drama and science fiction film starring Robin Williams and Sam Neill based on the novel The Positronic Man, co-written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg which is itself based on Asimov’s original novella titled The Bicentennial Man. The film follows… read more

Link: Bicentennial Man on IMDB

Metropolis

June 17, 2010

metropolis poster

Wikipedia | Metropolis is a 1927 German sci-fi expressionist film by Fritz Lang. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and makes use of this context to explore a political theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism.

The film was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G. (UFA). The… read more

Link: official website for Metropolis restored film

A.I.

June 17, 2010

AI the movie

Wikipedia | A.I. : Artificial Intelligence is a 2001 Academy Award nominated science fiction film directed, co-produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg. Based on Brian Aldiss‘ short story “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long“, the film stars Haley Joel Osment, Frances O’Connor, Jude Law, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas and William Hurt. Set sometime in the future, A.I. tells the story of David,… read more

Link: official movie website

Minority Report

January 24, 2010

minority report

Wikipedia | Minority Report is a 2002 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the short story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick. It is set primarily in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia in the year 2054, where “Precrime”, a specialized police department, apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called “precogs”.

The cast… read more

The Day the Earth Stood Still | 2008

January 20, 2010

the day the earth stood still poster

Staff Note | We enjoyed the extended visuals of nanoswarms decomposing all matter on Earth in a number of minutes. This is a theme recently repeated in several films, related to the controversy of hypothetical gray goo.

Wikipedia | The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The screenplay is… read more

Link: official movie website

Sunshine

January 20, 2010

sunshine

Wikipedia | Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous mission to the Sun. In 2057, with the Earth in peril from the dying Sun, the crew is sent to reignite the Sun with a massive stellar bomb, a nuclear device with the equivalent mass of Manhattan Island.  

The script was… read more

Link: official movie website

I, Robot

January 20, 2010

i robot

Wikipedia | I, Robot is a 2004 science fiction-action film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman and Hillary Seitz and is very loosely based on Isaac Asimov’s short-story collection of the same name. Will Smith stars in the lead role of the film as Detective Del Spooner, who hates robots and dislikes their integration into daily human life. The supporting cast includes Bridget… read more

Link: About I, Robot and Asimov's original stories

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