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Sex with aliens has been a staple of the genre ever since its inception and has appeared in many guises and incarnations in science fiction movies. By turns, quirky, gross, terrifying, romantic, it captured the imagination of movie makers and audiences alike. Let’s look at some notable examples. The Starman is gentle, funny, disarming and vulnerable. You can find these adjectives attached to the noun “man” only in the Personal Ads. Equally good at defusing an argument and reviving dead…

12 Monkeys is a thought-provoking movie which delves into a number of issues, such as time travel, dystopian future, as well as the subjective nature of reality, unreliability of memory, determinism and free will. Also, themes such as insanity, entropy, as well as Gilliam’s favorite cranky technology feature prominently in the movie. Review by SAndmanNovember 14, 2009 12 Monkeys (Special Edition) Director: Terry Gilliam Writers:screenplay: David Webb Peoples and Janet Peoples Cast:Bruce Willis as James ColeMadeleine Stowe as…

The movie Mutant Chronicles features a dismal world that combines scenes of the worst moments of the WWI trench warfare with interstellar machines powered by steam (go figure!), demolished cities, sinister alien technology and ranks upon ranks of vicious mutants. The palette – one of the first things you notice – is a subdued chiaroscuro with the odd smattering of color the Sin City-style, needless to say, completely irrelevant plot-wise. Which in a way is the leitmotif of the…

They are loaded with imagination-tickling ideas, sweeping concepts, and are absolutely great fun to watch. Just don’t forget to sleep and eat occasionally. 🙂 Choosing the best, we tried to stick to the definition of science fiction movies as much as possible and find plausibility and a little bit of science in every one of them. You will find movies on this list which are fine examples of crossover between science fiction and other genres: horror, fantasy, action, comedy, and many more. In…

Knowing left me bemused, underwhelmed and rather irritated, which is more than I can say for many of this year’s releases. But let’s take it from the top. The movie is directed by Alex Proyas and the name of the director who made the masterful Dark City was the best recommendation any movie could get. But whereas Dark City thrived on the perfect mixture of beguiling plot, stunning visuals and haunting atmosphere, Knowing relies too much on…

Surrogates paints a picture of a perfect world undisturbed by crime, communicable diseases, discrimination. In this smug world you don’t have to obsess over your looks or extra pounds. You don’t have to be worried that you might wake up with a zit on your nose the day you have scheduled a job interview or date. Or that you’ll ever experience the unwanted consequences of the aforementioned date. Review by SAndmanDecember 23, 2009 Director: Jonathan Mostow Writers:graphic novel:…

Trailers of upcoming science fiction movies are our little holes in the fabric of spacetime. They let us peek into the future and see what kind of SF movies are there waiting for us. Though the movie trailers are just a glimpse of the real thing, they sure put a smile on my face and make the waiting that much sweeter. Here is the list of upcoming science-fiction movies with info and trailers: Gamer (4 September 2009)SF…

Before the Matrix there was Ghost in the Shell! Richly textured, literate, bold in its concept and profoundly disconcerting in its conclusions, this seminal Anime movie tackles an old sf concept – the artificial human being, cyborg and android alike. Between the Matrix Trilogy and the Terminator Series it is likely the most complex and far-reaching onscreen treatment of a future in which the fate, as well as the face, of mankind is shaped by intelligent…

Explore * Batteries Not Included movie quotes and dialogs: Matthew Robbins directed the movie and Steven Spielberg was one of the producers. Brad Bird, Matthew Robbins, Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson wrote the screenplay based on Mick Garris’s story. Faye Riley: Frank! It’s the love boat to Cuba! Shuffle board and pineapples filled with rum. You know what they do? They put paper umbrellas sticking out the top, so when it rains, it don’t thin out the liquor.…

I sure wish for a couple of Fix-its from the movie * Batteries Not Included every time my computer gives up on me and retires one of its components or blows up its power supply unit. Not to mention a sad case of my grandpa’s old watch which no one could repair after it was accidentally, but thoroughly washed in the washing machine. Fix-its, however, can repair everything from a broken vase to entire smashed coffee shop. They are small flying saucers with…