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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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