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Abre Los Ojos

October 29, 2010

Abre Los Ojos

Wikipedia | From a prison cell in an unnamed city, César, a 25-year-old in a prosthetic mask, tells his story to psychiatrist Antonio. Flashbacks reveal the following events: Good-looking César is attractive to women. At his birthday party he flirts with Sofía, the girlfriend of his best friend Pelayo. Later on, he takes her home and stays the night, although they don’t sleep together. The next morning,… read more

Link: Abre Los Ojos 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

12 Monkeys

October 3, 2010

12 Monkeys

Wikipedia | 12 Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by the French short film La Jetée (1962), and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, and Christopher Plummer.

After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. Under Terry Gilliam’s direction, Universal granted the filmmakers… read more

Link: 12 Monkeys on IMDB

Blade Runner

June 17, 2010

(image: Warner Bros.)

Wikipedia | Blade Runner is a 1982 American science fiction film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. The screenplay is based loosely on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in which genetically engineered… read more

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

Puzzlehead

October 29, 2010

Puzzlehead

Wikipedia | Puzzlehead is a Sci fi drama starring Stephen Galaida, Robbie Shapiro, and Mark Janis. It was written and directed by James Bai and the film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2005 before opening in limited release in New York City on March 23, 2006.

Walter, a scientist living in a dark world where technology has been outlawed, secretly works to… read more

Link: Puzzlehead at 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

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

The Island

October 3, 2010

The Island

Wikipedia | The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005 in the US. It was nominated for 3 awards including the Teen Choice award.

It is described as a pastiche of “escape-from-dystopia” science fiction films of the 1960s and 1970s such as Fahrenheit 451, THX 1138,… read more

Link: The Island on IMDB

Chrysalis

October 29, 2010

Chrysalis

Wikipedia | Chrysalis is a French science fiction film directed and partly written by Julien Leclercq and starring Albert Dupontel. The film was commercially released in France on 31 October 2007.

In 2025 in Paris, police lieutenant David Hoffman investigates the circumstances behind the body of a young girl named Manon, who was resurrected after a car crash and now has scars around her eyes. Hoffman… read more

Link: Chrysalis on IMDB

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