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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

2001: A Space Odyssey

January 20, 2010

2001 Film

Wikipedia | 2001: A Space Odyssey (often referred to as 2001) is a 1968 science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke.

The film deals with thematic elements of human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life, and is notable for its scientific realism, pioneering special effects, ambiguous and often surreal imagery,… 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

Limitless

March 20, 2013

limitless

Wikipedia | The movie starts with Edward “Eddie” Morra (Bradley Cooper), standing on the rooftop of his luxury penthouse. Someone is trying to break into his apartment, as he prepares himself to jump.

Three months earlier, Eddie is a New York City author struggling with writer’s block and a looming deadline. Things get worse when his girlfriend, Lindy (Abbie Cornish), dumps him, after growing tired of supporting him… read more

Link: Limitless on IMDB

The Matrix

October 22, 2010

The Matrix

Wikipedia | The Matrix is a 1999 Australian-American science fiction-action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, and Hugo Weaving. It was first released in North America on March 31, 1999, and is the first installment in the Matrix series of films, comic books, video games, and animation.

The film depicts a future in which… read more

A Scanner Darkly

October 29, 2010

A Scanner Darkly

Wikipedia | In the future (“seven years from now”), America has lost the war on drugs. The highly addictive, debilitating, and illegal Substance D has swept across the country. In response, the government develops an invasive, high-tech surveillance system and puts in place a network of informants and undercover agents.

Bob Arctor (Reeves) is an undercover agent assigned to immerse himself in the drug underworld and… read more

Link: A Scanner Darkly at IMDB

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

Code 46

October 29, 2010

Code 46

Wikipedia | It is the not-too-distant future. The population is divided between those who live “inside”, in high-density cities physically separated from “outside”, where a poor underclass lives. Access into and travel between the cities is highly restricted, and regulated through the use of health cover documents, known as “papelles” in the global pidgin language of the day (which comprises elements of English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Italian,… read more

Link: Code 46 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

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