Posts tagged with ‘films’

  • Japanese scifi novel “All You Need Is Kill” being adapted as “Edge of Tomorrow” starring Tom Cruise

    By scifiMethods on July 21, 2013
    The next phase of Tom Cruise’s mission on earth (to be in all scifi films) will proceed with “Edge of Tomorrow”, which is scheduled for release in June 2014. Whereas his last scifi outing “Oblivion” wasn’t terrible, it certainly wasn’t particularly memorable as a scifi story. Edge Of Tomorrow, however, has got us quite excited right from the start, for […]
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2013-2020: THE REST OF THE DECADE, ACCORDING TO MOVIES (The 6th Day, Surrogates, Akira, The Island, Blade Runner)

    By Redfern on March 30, 2013
    The 2010s are a popular decade in science fiction, and according to Hollywood the next few years are going to be turbulent. Never mind the nuclear holocaust of 1997, or the exciting bureaucracy of the ‘late 20th century’: it’s the latter half of this decade in which the blackened skies of dystopia shall descend. After all, we have...
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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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