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Judge Dredd, the ultimate tough-as-nails lawman from comic books, makes it to the silver screen. Big comic book fan, my first response was, this better be good, as a matter of fact, this better is awesome, or it’s going to fall flat on its face. Review by SAndmanJuly 8, 2009 Director: Danny Cannon Writers:characters: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerrastory: Michael De Luca and William Wisher Jr.screenplay: William Wisher Jr. and Steven E. de Souza Cast:Sylvester Stallone as…

Take your pick. Or better yet, go ahead and watch the movie first just to see if you were correct, and then come back to read the review. We could both have a laugh. Review by SAndmanJuly 10, 2009 Director and Writer: Neil Marshall Cast:Rhona Mitra as Maj. Eden SinclairBob Hoskins as Bill NelsonAlexander Siddig as PM John HatcherDavid O’Hara as Michael CanarisAdrian Lester as Sgt. NortonMalcolm McDowell as Dr. Marcus Kane Released: 2008 Dr.…

Aeon Flux movie is a visual treat in the post-apocalyptic/dystopian subgenre. The back story explains that in the year 2011 a deadly virus wiped out 99 percent of the world’s population. The scientist Trevor Goodchild developed a cure and 5 million of those who remained were crammed into a city called Bregna, which became the last refuge of mankind. The Goodchild family ruled the city for four centuries. Review by SAndmanJuly 11, 2009 Director: Karyn Kusama Writers:screenplay: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredicharacters: Peter…

Dark City is a movie that grows in the watching. Every time I saw it had a few aces up its sleeve. I loved the original plot, loved the surreal setting, loved the haunting look and feel of the movie. However, if you’re looking for a popcorn flick, be warned. Dark City is not a straightforward story. This movie blends mystery, a detective story, and a soul quest. Review by SAndmanJuly 12, 2008 Director: Alex Proyas Writers:story:…

The Handmaid’s Tale is a powerful dystopian movie about a world gone terribly wrong. The plot is set in the near-future USA which is engulfed in a civil war. Out of the ashes of the past democracy, a new state named the Republic of Gilead is born. Review by SAndmanJuly 1, 2009 Director: Volker Schlöndorff Writers:novel: Margaret Atwoodscreenplay: Harold Pinter Cast:Natasha Richardson as Kate / OffredFaye Dunaway as Serena JoyAidan Quinn as NickRobert Duvall as CommanderElizabeth McGovern as MoiraVictoria Tennant…

Starman is a beautiful 80s movie with a very simple idea – humanity’s first contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. In the hands of a lesser artist this many times rehashed premise would probably not make more than an average movie, but in the hands of the maestro John Carpenter it becomes a true classic. Review by SAndmanJuly 31, 2009 Director: John Carpenter Writers:story and screenplay: Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon Cast:Jeff Bridges as StarmanKaren Allen as Jenny HaydenFrances…

SF genre is a beautiful treasure trove as it covers such a broad range of titillating science fiction movie themes. It makes my mouth water just to think of all those ideas and sub-genres waiting to be closely examined. Science Fiction Theater Here you can watch several episodes of the Science Fiction Theater, which aired between 1955 and 1957.By the way, this is George McFly’s (Back to the Future) favorite show. It was because of this show that he almost missed the…

When you consider movies about people caught in time loops, science fiction 12:01 probably isn’t a film that pops immediately into your mind. However, this little known 90’s television movie has lots to recommend it. It is interesting, funny, romantic, and hugely entertaining. Review by WasaFebruary 14, 2013 Director: Jack Sholder Screenplay:short story: Richard Lupofftelevision story: Jonathan Heapteleplay: Philip Morton Cast:Jonathan Silverman as Barry ThomasHelen Slater as Lisa FredericksJeremy Piven as Howard RichterNicolas Surovy as Robert DenkMartin…

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…