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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

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

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

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

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

Tron

September 27, 2010

Tron

Wikipedia | Tron is a 1982 American action science fiction film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Jeff Bridges as the protagonist hacker Kevin Flynn (and his program counterpart inside the electronic world, CLU), Bruce Boxleitner as Tron (and Tron’s “user”, Alan Bradley), Cindy Morgan as Yori (and her “user”, Dr. Lora Baines), and Dan Shor as Ram. David Warner plays all three main antagonists: the… read more

Link: Tron on IMDB

Tron: Legacy

January 14, 2011

Tron: Legacy

Wikipedia | In 1989, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), an innovative software engineer and the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears. Twenty years later, his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), who became the controlling shareholder after his father’s disappearance, takes little interest in the company besides an annual practical joke on the board of directors. Sam is visited by his father’s friend and ENCOM executive Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), who… read more

Link: Tron: Legacy on IMDB

2010: The Year We Make Contact

January 20, 2010

2010 film

Wikipedia | 2010: The Year We Make Contact is a 1984 science fiction film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Peter Hyams. 2010 is a sequel to the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and is based on Arthur C. Clarke‘s novel 2010: Odyssey Two, a literary sequel to the film.

The film is set nine years after… read more

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

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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