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Logan’s Run takes place sometime in the 23rd century in a city under a glass dome. Back in the earlier centuries overpopulation brought about wars and ensuing ecological disasters. Once these were over the remaining survivors built the city and regulated their life inside the dome. Review by SAndmanJuly 8, 2009 Director: Michael Anderson Writers:novels: William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson; T.S. Eliotscreenplay: David Zelag Goodman Cast:Michael York as Logan 5Richard Jordan as Francis 7Jenny Agutter as Jessica…

At the beginning of the movie The Thing, we find MacReady by himself in his shack. The first scene firmly establishes his character. He’s a loner. Also, he’s playing Chess Wizard. This reveals another trait of his character. He’s a tactician. True, he’s losing at the moment, though he does not know it. However, it remains academic whether he lost the single most important game of his life – against a lethal shapeshifting alien. He also has a short temper. He pours whiskey…

Walter Kovacs, aka Rorschach, the masked avenger from Watchmen, comes from an abusive background, he was molested by his mother, bullied by his peers, and one day as the young up-and-coming vigilante he witnessed a gruesome tragedy – an exceptionally brutal murder of a little girl at the hands of a petty criminal. “Whatever was left of Walter Kovacs,” he says at one point,” died that night with that girl.” But the hardened, unrelenting crime-fighter Rorschach…

Science fiction romance movies have melted the hearts of their viewers for decades despite rumors that these two genres don’t mix well. SF films are filled with beautiful love stories, big ones, and small ones, funny and tragic and many of them are wonderfully complex. Like life itself.  They aren’t limited by time or place or imagination as they explore a human capacity for love. With them, you always get something more, and, surely, the SF genre…

We invite you to read an interview with up-and-coming director Ahmad Alyaseer. His film debut When Time Becomes a Woman released in 2012 has the honor of being the first Jordanian science fiction movie and, among others, it received an Award for Best Cinematography at Pollygrind Film Festival and at California Film Awards the film received Gold Award in category Narrative Film Competition. We asked Ahmad to answer a few questions about his filmmaking experience of When Time…

Then again why are there anti-heroes in 99 percent of mainstream movies? Ours is essentially an unheroic age. It is an age hostile to grand gestures, sharp moral distinctions, and larger than life characters. It is not the age of Beowulfs or Gandalfs. Science fiction movies generally reflect that attitude. On every hero, you can find ten less-than-heroic characters. Or maybe there is something in the nature of the genre itself. The boundless space, the outer…

I am looking for information on SF movie funerals and mourning rites. Do you know where I can find information or examples? From SF Movie Explorers: Fictional though our beloved on-screen characters maybe, when they die it is a sad event and we feel compelled to mourn their passing. Movie funerals render the same sense of completion that we seek in real life. Science fiction movies go one step further and imagine what the last farewell might look…

Short science fiction movies are a great way to get your minimal daily SF movie dosage when you do not have the time to treat yourself to a feature SF film. Considering the limited time, 5-30 (max 40) minutes, they accomplish so much. They sizzle with interesting ideas, stir up our imagination, make us laugh, cry, or jump with joy, leave us dazzled with special effects, and, sometimes, their impact is greater than that of their bigger…

Can anyone help me with some suggestions for Science Fiction films that have sculpture/sculptures in them. So far I have Logan’s Run, The Damned, and The Hunger Games but am looking for as many as possible. Thanks From SF Movie Explorers: Looking for sculptures in science fiction movies is an exciting treasure hunt as they are generally featured just in a scene or two. Most of them add to the visuals and overall atmosphere in…

Andrei Tarkovsky, director of Stalker, wasn’t exactly what you’d call a genre author, though he did try his hand at a science fiction movie twice, and both times the results were classic, first being Solaris and second the movie I’m about to review now. Review by SAndmanAugust 2, 2010 Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Writers:novel and screenplay: Arkadi Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky Cast:Aleksandr Kaidanovsky as StalkerAnatoli Solonitsyn as WriterNikolai Grinko as ProfessorAlisa Frejndlikh as Stalker’s Wife Released: 1979…