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Film Review: Stalker (1979)

A while back I reviewed Andrei Tarkovsky’s classic science fiction film Solaris. However, of the various films in Tarkovsky’s filmography, while Solaris was and is extremely well regarded, it’s a film that hasn’t built quite the same following behind it as Tarkovsky’s 1979 film,  979 more words


Sci-fi films so few people saw, they might as well have been indie: Passengers (2016)

Here be spoilers, dearest visitor. Watch the film Passengers (2016) before reading further.

The ideal date movie?

For an easy way to know if your date is a sexual predator or apologist, sit down together for a watch of Passengers (2016), starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen and Lawrence Fishburne…

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Silver Saucers & Bug-Eyed Monsters

Keep Watching the Skies: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties (21st Century Edition)
by Bill Warren (Introduced by Howard Waldrop)
McFarland & Company Inc., Publishers (2010) 184 more words


Film Review - Passengers (2016)

In the future, mankind has spread to the stars. On board the Avalon, a colony ship bound for the planet Homestead II, a meteor strike causes Chris Pratt’s hibernation couch to malfunction. 773 more words

Film Review: Silent Running (1972)

Silent Running is a weird film to talk about. It’s clearly a film that wants to be a response to 2001: A Space Odyssey, made in the 1970s in the wake of auteur films like Easy Rider.  800 more words


Close Encounters of the Cinematic Kind or How the Blockbuster Saved Cinema

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Dr. Matthew Jones, an audience and cinema associate professor from De Montfort University, talks to us about Close Encounters‘ various incarnations, the problems and perks of editioning, its lasting impact on pop culture, its use of music, and how the cinema industry was saved by the blockbuster. 95 more words