Posts tagged with ‘cities’

  • Scifi Short Film: “PostHuman” by Cole Drumb

    By scifiMethods on September 10, 2013
    Screaming out to be developed into a series or full-length film, this 6-minute short brings together themes from “Ghost In The Shell” and “Akira” with ruthless effect. We hope to be seeing a lot more of this. Director: Cole Drumb Producer: Jennifer Wai-Yin Luk Production company: Colliculi Productions Animation studio: Humouring The Fates Voice of Kali: Tricia Helfer Voice of […]
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  • Film Review – Elysium (2013)

    By scifiMethods on September 1, 2013
    Release date: 9th Aug 2013 (US) / 21st Aug 2013 (UK) Director: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner. Ever since his outstanding debut film in 2009, “District 9”, Neill Blomkamp has been a name to watch amongst scifi filmmakers. With that film, the young South African director was able to wrap up a compelling human […]
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  • Scifi Short Film: “Thousandth Street” by Alexis Amant, Jérémy Nguyen, Ghali Ouazzanay & Maxime Servoise

    By scifiMethods on July 21, 2013
    Today’s short film is a visual and auditory feast. These French student filmmakers clearly set out to create a homage to everyone’s favorite Future-Noir masterpiece (that’s Blade Runner, by the way) and have absolutely succeeded in that aspiration. The 7-minute film features beautiful neon-drenched imagery and superb music by Perturbator as a police officer uses cybernetic implant technology to investigate […]
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  • Film Review – Pacific Rim (2013)

    By scifiMethods on July 14, 2013
    Release date: July 12, 2013 (US/UK) Director: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Idris Elba, Ron Pearlman, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi. With a budget weighing in at $190million and the obvious comparisons being drawn with the Transformers franchise, this film had already polarised audiences long before it’s release. One camp firmly behind Guillermo del Toro’s ability to deliver his “beautiful poem to […]
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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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  • NEW PORT CITY vs. NEO TOKYO: Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Moving To A Japanese Dystopia

    By Redfern on January 18, 2013
    Like every westerner in their twenties with no imagination, I want to live in Japan. Not just any Japan – I don’t want to spend 60 hour weeks teaching English as a foreign language whilst coked-up business executives try to grope me (even if it is my fantasy). No, I want to live in dark, corrupt cyberpunk Japan.
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