Author archive for scifiMethods

  • Film Review – Oblivion (2013)

    By scifiMethods on April 17, 2013
    Films based on lesser-known graphic novels (ie the ones that aren't Batman, Spiderman and The Avengers) can be a sticky thing to handle. Taking a story from a medium based overwhelmingly on visual style and depicted action, and transplanting it into a medium where it is easy to over-depend on visual style and action brought us creations like Sin City, 300 and The Crow. Not necessarily a bad thing, and the fact that this film is directed by the author of the graphic novel on which it as based gives it a good start, but if you summarise the other information you have about Oblivion before seeing it, it starts to become a lot more worrying...
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  • A roundup of cool Glitch Art from around the web

    By scifiMethods on April 7, 2013
    The machines are malfunctioning. Images aren't loading correctly, data is being corrupted and some downright shitty pixels are being chucked up on screen. Fortunately though for those who can appreciate Glitch Art, this is not only a beautiful fault, but a manageable process which can be used to create thought-provoking works of high-tech art.
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  • Sonmi-451 Wallpaper for Desktop and Mobile

    By scifiMethods on February 12, 2013
    Sonmi-451 wallpaper designed by ScifiMethods - "Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."
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  • Film Review: Cloud Atlas (2012)

    By scifiMethods on February 10, 2013
    Our first film review this year is for a film which I very nearly passed by. I was aware that the 2004 novel “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell had been a success amongst scifi readers (and the literary world in general) but was cynical about a film adaptation, believing it would be messy, convoluted and confusing. If I left the review there, it would be pretty accurate, but in retrospect it has made much more of an impact than I initially thought.
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  • Film Preview – Elysium (2013)

    By scifiMethods on January 5, 2013
    South African director Neil Blomkamp may not currently be amongst the most well-known film makers in the world, but the Science Fiction genre is certainly lucky to have him as a contributor. After making a series of stand-out short films (see below), his breakthrough into mainstream success was with low-budget production “District-9” which firmly held it's place amongst the blockbusters of 2009 and delivered a much-needed fresh and engaging approach to scifi filmmaking. His next film "Elysium" starring Matt Damon, is scheduled for release in August 2013
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  • Film Preview: Pacific Rim (2013)

    By scifiMethods on December 4, 2012
    If you are familiar with the work of Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, you may know him as the director of 90s cult cockroach-based scifi horror "Mimic", the respectable first sequel to Blade (that's Blade II, by the way) or the adapted from comic book Hellboy films. For many, however, he is known for his masterpiece "Pan's Labyrinth": a Spanish-language film which manages to be truly terrifying whilst drawing you into a fantastical fairy tale at the same time.
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