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La jetée

October 3, 2010

La Jetée

Wikipedia | La jetée (English: The Jetty or The Pier) (1962) is a 28-minute black and white science fiction film by Chris Marker. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel. The film won the Prix Jean Vigo for short film.

The main character (Davos Hanich) is a prisoner in the aftermath of the Third World… read more

Link: La jetée (The Pier) at 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

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

Paycheck

October 3, 2010

Paycheck

Wikipedia | Paycheck is a 2003 film adaptation of the short story of the same name by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The film was directed by John Woo and stars Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman and Aaron Eckhart. Paul Giamatti and Colm Feore also appear.

Paycheck is Woo’s last American film to date.

Michael Jennings is a reverse engineer; for lucrative sums of money,… read more

Link: Paycheck at IMDB

Running Man

October 3, 2010

Running Man

Wikipedia | The Running Man is a 1987 American action film of Stephen King’s 1982 novel of the same name. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, María Conchita Alonso, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brown, and Richard Dawson.

The film, set in a dystopic year 2019, is about a television show called The Running Man, where convicted criminal “runners” must escape death at the… read more

Link: Running Man on IMDB

Strange Days

September 27, 2010

Strange Days

Wikipedia | Strange Days is a 1995 cyberpunk science fiction film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and produced and co-written by James Cameron and Jay Cocks, starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott and Vincent D’Onofrio.

In December 1999, Los Angeles has become a nightmare with heightened police tensions and civil unrest, stemming largely from the brutal murder of Jeriko One (Glenn Plummer),… read more

Link: Strange Days on IMDB

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

Surrogates

January 20, 2010

surrogates

Wikipedia | Surrogates is a 2009 science fiction film, based on the 2005–2006 comic book series of the same name. Directed by Jonathan Mostow, it stars Bruce Willis, and Radha Mitchell.

The film revolves around the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of… read more

Link: official movie website

The 6th Day

October 8, 2010

The 6th Day

Wikipedia | The 6th Day is a 2000 action film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as family man Adam Gibson, who is cloned against his will in the future of 2015. Schwarzenegger received a salary of $25 million for his role in the film.

In 2015, cloning technology has been sufficiently developed as to allow the cloning of human organs and animals, but reproducing… read more

Link: The 6th Day on IMDB

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

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