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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…

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…

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…