Tag Archives: Sci Fi

Review – After Earth

After Earth is a 2013 science fiction drama starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith. The film is both written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan based on a story by Will Smith. The film is based in the future where humanity have fled planet Earth to live on Nova Prime having experienced environmental disasters. On Nova Prime a

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Review – Passengers

Passengers is the 2016 science fiction thriller directed by Morten Tyldum (best known for his Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game) and written by Jon Spaihts. Spaihts is one to watch given his previous films include Prometheus, and Doctor Strange (so he’s had some big profile work) and has the Tom Cruise Mummy film coming soon as well. The film stars

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Review – Elysium

Elyisum is a 2013 sci-fi action thriller starring Matt Damon, which represented the first  feature film by director Neill Blomkamp since the 2009 District 9. Set in a dystopian future, where the Earth has become so polluted that the richest of the planet took to a new home, the gigantic space station – Elysium. With conditions similar to Earth, the

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Review – Arrival

2016’s Arrival is a science fiction thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) and is based on the short story The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang adapted by Eric Heisserer who wrote the screenplay. Amy Adams stars as Louise Banks, an expert in language and translation who is called upon when a number of alien vessels appear on Earth

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Review : Ghostbusters (2016)

If there’s something strange… The recent trend of remake, reboot, revamped films continues with the 2016 version of Ghostbusters. Starring the all female team of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, the film is directed by Paul Feig who co-wrote the script with Katie Dippold. Much like the original, the film follows a group of scientists of

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Review – Guardians of the Galaxy

To the 10th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe we head to a very different location to the previous ones, and into the wonders of space for Marvel’s equivalent of The Dirty Dozen 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Directed by James Gunn and co-written by Gunn and Nicole Perlman. In 1988, a young boy called Peter Quill is abducted from outside

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