Posts tagged with ‘dystopia’

  • 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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  • Leaked trailer for Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” appears; dissapears

    By scifiMethods on June 25, 2013
    On Monday, the scifi news world was lit up by millions of nerds frantically sharing the YouTube link to a very early leaked trailer for Terry Gilliam’s new film, The Zero Theorem. Unfortunately the video was already removed from YouTube before we were able to share it, but if you are prepared to look hard enough, there will surely be […]
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  • JUDGES MACHT FREI: Fascism and the Judge Dredd World

    By Redfern on May 13, 2013
    Justice has a price. The price is freedom. Judge Dredd is no human rights lawyer. In fact, Dredd lives in a world without lawyers, because all the lawyers are dead and now the law is created, interpreted, and enforced by the same people. No elected politicians, no trained and meticulous judges, no carefully reigned-in police officers – just black spandex […]
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  • 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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  • 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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