Category: SF

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Proximity (2020)

Paging ET, please phone home.   “Proximity” had potential. The film partially redeemed this but then blatantly fails on a completely different level. With a film about alien abduction, there’s one particular expectation wherewith the film stands or falls. And that’s the look of the spacecraft with which those green...

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El Hoyo – The Platform (2019)

Don’t speak to the people below. Why? Because they’re down below. The people above won’t answer you. Why? Because they’re above. Obviously!   “El Hoyo” is not just a frightening movie. It’s a movie with a moral. A film that makes you think. Could you call it horror? You could...

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Vivarium (2019)

Near enough. And far enough. Just the right distance.   During this Corona crisis, watching a movie was an impossible task for me. Let alone that I could write down a sensible word to form an opinion. But now three weeks later, the urge to watch a movie once again...

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Ad Astra (2019)

Colonel, for what it means, I think my father is dead.   I can fully understand that when you haven’t heard from a friend who lives a few blocks away for a long time, you get prepped and plan a visit to the person in question. Just like that. Just...

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Sweetheart (2019)

(thunder rumbling) (wind whooshing) (hammock creaking) (thunder cracks) (creature huffing) (creature snorting) (creature chittering) (cries out) (creature growls) (screaming) (creature growling) (thunder cracks) (panting) (roars) (screams) (grunts) (creature hissing) (growls) (thunder cracks) (creature roars) (thunder rumbling)   Let me first make a comment before I start spitting my opinion about...

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In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

If you kill me now… the world as you know it will end in a very short time. Yeah. Once again a movie about time traveling. Always interesting to see how they incorporated the paradox of time travel. And there’s always going to be someone who claims something isn’t right....

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Quick review : Los Parecidos (2015)

Uh, I’m not entirely sure what I just watched, but it wasn’t horror for sure. A kind of “X-files” story that takes place in Mexico. And they gave it a typical retro look from the 50’s/60’s. The story itself is completely nuts, psychic and totally whacked. I don’t think it’s...

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Alita : Battle Angel (2019)

While I’m learning name, do you have one for me? Alita. It’s a nice name. I love it! I was really looking forward to this movie “Alita: Battle Angel“. A cyber-punk setting and unparalleled computerized images that are perfectly injected into a real-life environment. Of course, you know Alita (Rosa...

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Brightburn (2019)

Take.. The.. World. Take the world. Superhero-movie-haters unite. Run to a nearby movie theater to see this movie. Because “Brightburn” is the ultimate anti-superhero-film of all time. The moment I realized which direction it was going, I cursed myself because after seeing “Avengers: Endgame” I’d decided to have a little...

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High Life (2018)

I fear, Willow. I could drown like a kitten. It would have been easy. First you, then me. The film “High Life” is just as meaningful as the expedition for which those sentenced to death have registered voluntarily. Not very meaningful. I do understand why they have chosen for it....

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Captive State (2019)

Light a match. Ignite a war. When I saw the trailer of “Captive State” for the first time, I was immediately overenthusiastic. It seemed like a suspenseful and action-rich Science Fiction about extraterrestrial dominance and their reign. I already imagined myself a kind of movie as “Independence Day” or “War...

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A.I. Rising (2018)

Film Review : A.I. Rising I was always wondering whether I was able to create life. It seems that I am. Take any porn movie and you can be sure there’ll be some plumber who not only tries to repair the drain but also will examine the installation of the...

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Occupation (2018)

Film Review : Occupation I got out of worse situations than this. Been married three times. This must be the stupidest movie ever made about aliens who want to use our planet as a replacement. We already saw it happening in “War of the worlds” and “Independence Day“. But those...

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Prospect (2018)

Film Review : Prospect The Queen’s Lair. That’s a theory. What a fantastic SF! Not because there are breathtaking space landscapes. Or because impressive, galactic battles are being fought. And you won’t see a collection of exotic-looking aliens. To be honest, everything looks pretty cheap. As if someone has searched...

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Level 16 (2018)

Film Review : Level 16 Each hall has its top girl and in this hall it’s me. “Level 16” really is an original film. Perhaps fairly minimalistic and limited in terms of storyline, but grand when it’s about the denouement. The moment the idea behind it all becomes clear, it...

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The man who killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot (2018)

That day, I just killed a man. What he stood for was unstoppable. The absurd title alone should stimulate your curiosity. A film with such a whopper of a title (sounding completely absurd) can only lead to an unrivaled experience. My first reaction was: “Only Monty Python can come up...

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Bird Box (2018)

You never, ever take off your blindfold. If you look, you will die. Do you understand? Each year ends with a bang. You’ll have the end-of-year festivities and people party themselves into the new year. But when it’s about movies, this one created an end-of-a-filmyear-bang. Frankly, I didn’t expect too...

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Jonathan (2018)

Wow. You’ve given each other the perfect male fantasy. Sex without emotional attachment. Fascinating. That’s the best description for this film. “Jonathan” is not an easy movie and it excels in monotony. But give this not so action-packed, one location situated film a chance and maybe you’ll discover how unparalleled...

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Await Further Instructions (2018)

I don’t think the messages are a government broadcast. It’s almost like they’re reacting to what we do. Initially, I would immediately add “Await further instructions” to the list of “useless movies that only ensure that you don’t start running into the walls out of boredom”. But on the other...

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The Darkest Minds (2018)

This is not about politics. It’s about your children. This is about our children. We will find a cure and we will save our precious sons and daughters. If you want to form a sentence with the words “monotony”, “mediocrity”, “clichéd sameness” and “corny”, you can do that without any...

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At first light (2018)

Hey, Sean, you got to see this. Look, this… this girl, you got to see what she can do. She has some crazy powers or something. Although this minimalist SF offers a rather disappointing outcome and they could have done more with the powers Alex (Stefanie Scott) has at a...

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The Meg (2018)

Jonas said something attacked them. Something big enough to destroy a new submarine. I’m happy I’ve watched this movie on the big screen. On the silver screen, the Megalodon (hence the title “The Meg“) was even more impressive. But that’s the only thing that can be said about this film....

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Zoe (2018)

There is a fundamental incompatibility. “Zoe” is not just a film about artificial intelligence and the influence it will have on our society. It also shows how artificially our society will be in the future. A world where feelings are reduced to figures and where pharmaceutical concoctions provide a short...

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Upgrade (2018)

You’re the one doing it all. You’re not a robot. In my film review of the movie “The Hollow Child“, I started again with a plea about trailers and I summed up the reasons why I avoid them. I saw the trailer from “Upgrade” by chance at the beginning of...

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Pacific Rim : Uprising (2018)

It does not matter who your parents are, where you came from, who believed in you and who didn’t. We are a family now, and we are earth’s last defense. What amazed me the most was the fact that I couldn’t remember much of “Pacific Rim“, even though I thought...

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Future World (2018)

There’s no medicine out there. There’s just death and hate. The future world looks fairly simplistic. Mankind has been transformed into a superficial society in which the truly kindhearted population has nestled in one or another oasis, while the riotous part indulges in looting and hanging out in a striptease/dance...

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Downsizing (2017)

I’m Dusan Mirkovic, your neighbor. Neighbors are friends. Friends tell friends the truth. Okay, maybe sometimes I’m a little bit asshole, but the world needs assholes. Otherwise where would shit go out. Are you expecting a movie such as “Honey, I shrunk the kids” or something similar to “Gulliver’s Travels”...

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Ready Player One (2018)

James Halliday saw the future. And then he built it. He gave us a place to go.A place called … THE OASIS. Recently I got a Playstation VR set for my birthday and since then I’ve spent a lot of hours in different virtual worlds. So I understand very well...

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Rampage (2018)

“Like my grandpappy always said: us assholes gotta stick together.” An obscure company conducting scientific experiments related to genetic manipulation on animals on a space station, get the horrible news something terrible has gone wrong. Then you see one of the female crew members getting away by means of an...

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Annihilation (2018)

“Blackwater National Park reported that a lighthouse was surrounded by something they termed “a shimmer.” One of the wardens went in to investigate. Never returned.” Let me get right to the point. “Annihilation” isn’t exactly an easy SF. This horrifying SciFi can join the group of “the more intellectual looking...

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Mute (2018)

“Why the hell can’t he talk anyway? It’s complicated. It’s his mother’s fault. He needs surgery. It’s against her beliefs.” Fortunately, Alexander Skarsgård isn’t by nature a voiceless person. It would have been a strange sight him appearing in “The Legend of Tarzan“. Swinging around with his mouth wide open....

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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

“If you go… you and I will survive. I’m afraid if you don’t … No one will.” “Cloverfield” was a unique film. Lots of fans were looking forward to a sequel to this amusing found footage monster film. The sequel “10 Cloverfield lane” came 8 years later. It didn’t feel...

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Cold Skin (2017)

We are never very far from those we hate. For this very reason, we shall never be truly close to those we love. This film is as vague as the reason why the nameless young man (David Oakes) seeks refuge on a rocky island in the Antarctic Ocean. Initially, he...

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Beyond Skyline (2017)

“What the hell you think that was, man…terrorists or what, huh? ISIS doesn’t have a fuckin’ spaceship!” “Beyond skyline” is without a doubt  one of the better low-budget SF films I have seen in recent years. Visually, that is. In terms of content, I thought it was only half successful....

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Devil’s Gate (2017)

“You both need to clear off my property, or as god is my witness I will not be responsible for what happens! Colt, If she goes in there Maria and Jonah are as good as dead.” An onrushing hot rod that suddenly breaks down near an awful looking, abandoned farm...

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2047 : Virtual Revolution (2016)

Paris 2047. Most of the population spend all their time online, connected into virtual worlds, and don’t care anymore about reality. A shadow agent, Nash, working for one of the multinational companies behind these virtual worlds, is tracking down terrorists who threaten the system… Genre : SF Country : USA/France...

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Geostorm (2017)

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. Genre : SF/Action Country : USA Cast : Gerard Butler : Jake...

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Film Review : What happened to monday (2017)

“We are one human family sharing this Earth.Today, together, we make history.The Child Allocation Act is the first vital step towards preserving our planetand making a better future for our children.”   After reading the synopsis of this film I was instantly excited, because the concept appealed to me enormously....

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Valerian and the city of a thousand planets (2017)

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Genre : SF Country : France/China/Belgium/Germany/USA Cast : Dane DeHaan :...

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Alien : Covenant (2017)

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape. Genre : SF Country : USA/UK/New Zealand/Canada Cast : Michael Fassbender : David / Walter Katherine Waterston : Daniels Billy Crudup : Oram...

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Realive (2016)

Marc is diagnosed with a disease and is given one year left to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first man to be revived in history. It is then he discovers that the...

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Beacon Point (2016)

A group of hikers lost on the Appalachian Trail stumble across an ancient secret that threatens their survival. Genre : SF/Horror Country : USA Cast : Jon Briddell : Drake Rae Olivier : Zoe Jason Burkey : Brian Director : Eric Blue My opinion on “Beacon Point” “This was once...

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The Bad Batch (2016)

A love story set in a community of cannibals in a future dystopia. In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don’t play with your food. Genre : SF Country : USA Cast : Suki Waterhouse : Arlen Jason Momoa : Miami Man Jayda Fink...

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Revolt (2017)

The story of humankind’s last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. In the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they search for refuge across a crumbling world. Genre : SF Country...

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Life (2017)

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Genre : SF Country : USA Cast : Jake Gyllenhaal : David Jordan Rebecca Ferguson : Miranda North Hiroyuki Sanada...

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Kill switch (2017)

A pilot battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong. Genre : SF Country : Netherlands/USA Cast : Dan Stevens : Will Porter Bérénice Marlohe : Abigail Vos Kasper van Groesen : Donny Director : Tim Smit My opinion about “Kill Switch”...

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The Discovery (2017)

Over four million people have taken their lives, attempting to “get there”.   What if there’s undeniably prove there’s life after death? Will there indeed be millions of people who abruptly end their present life with the prospect of a better life? Dr. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has scientifically proven...

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Passengers (2016)

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the “Homestead Colony” and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston is stranded on...

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Bokeh (2017)

On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about themselves and the world. Genre : SF/Drama Country : Iceland...

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Spectral (2016)

“Our business requires us to make suppositions. My business requires us to prove them. Your technician’s job is to find glitches, so, he sees glitches. Your job is to find the enemy, so, you see the enemy. Locals believe in spirits, so they see spirits. Everyone is biased, in one...

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iBoy (2017)

  After being shot while calling for help trying to stop a violent attack on his high school girl, a 16 year old boy awakens from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have embedded in his brain, giving him superhero powers. He uses this knowledge and...

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Arrival (2016)

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take...

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Morgan (2016)

A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being. Genre : SF Country : USA Cast :  Anya Taylor-Joy : Morgan Kate Mara :  Lee Weathers Toby Jones : Dr. Simon Ziegler Director : Luke Scott My opinion “Look, this wasn’t Morgan’s fault....

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The Thinning (2016)

“The Thinning” takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down. Genre : SF Country : USA...

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by a powerful, unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find...

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Let’s Be Evil (2016)

Three chaperones are hired to supervise an advanced learning program for gifted children, who wear Augmented Reality Glasses to assist in their education. Contained within a secure, underground facility, events quickly spiral out of control. Genre : SF Country : UK Cast :  Elizabeth Morris : Jenny Kara Tointon :...

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Capsule (2015)

Guy is an experienced British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain’s first manned mission to space. He has trained for this for three years at the height of the Cold War and now he is alone in space with a malfunctioning capsule. He has limited contact with the...

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Independence Day : Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world’s armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle...

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Andròn : The Black Labyrinth (2015)

In the year 2154, a group of young men and women awake in a dark claustrophobic maze. They don’t remember who they are or how they got stuck in this labyrinth. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre...

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Kill Command (2016)

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society is creating killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered in to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility, to test the capabilities of the latest prototypes. They set up positions and make short work of the AI targets in the...

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Equals (2015)

In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society. Genre : SF/Romance Country : USA Cast : Nicholas Hoult : Silas Kristan Stewart : Nia Guy Pearce : Jonas Director : Drake Doremus My...

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Midnight Special (2016)

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same...

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Cell (2016)

When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after. Genre : SF/Horror Country : USA Cast...

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Approaching the unknown (2016)

Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonizing Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space. Genre : SF Country : USA Cast : Mark Strong : William...

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Star Wars VII : The force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle...

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The Subjects (2015)

Eight strangers go into a locked room for clinical trials on a new drug that gives them superpowers. Genre : SF / Thriller Country : Australia Cast : Paul O’Brien : John Carlotte Nicdao : Lilly Frank Magree : Giggles Director : Robert Mond My opinion “The Subjects” begins abruptly...

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The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who...

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Containment (2015)

No water. No power. No explanation. No escape  Genre : SF Country : UK Cast : Lee Ross : Mark Louise Brealey : Sally Andrew Leung : Sergei Director : Neil Mcenery-West My opinion “Are you an artist? No.Yes. It’s debatable.” In “Tower Block” a group of residents were gradually...

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Weaponized (2016)

A damaged homicide detective must prevent a grieving father from unleashing a “robotic virus” that he believes will destroy the terrorist cell that murdered his son, but at an unimaginable cost.  Genre : SF/Action Country : USA Cast : Johnny Messner : Walker Tom Sizemore : Kyle Norris Mickey Rourke...

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400 Days (2015)

“400 Days” centers on four astronauts sent on a simulated mission to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. Locked away for 400 days, the crew’s mental state begins to deteriorate when they lose all communication with the outside world. Forced to exit the ship,...

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Terminus (2015)

Following a near-fatal accident, David Chamberlain makes an unprecedented discovery that will not only determine the fate of his family, but of mankind.  Genre : SF Country : Australia Cast : Jai Koutrae : David Chamberlain Kendra Appleton : Annabelle Chamberlain Todd Lasance : Zach Director : Marc Furmie My...

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Fantastic Four (2015)

A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save...