So is Gravity the first sci-fi film to ever win a Best Director Oscar or is it not even sci-fi, as some argue? http://t.co/xdWWL6aMM5
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Gravity's director distances his film from the science fiction label before the Oscars. How about Her? That's surely sci-fi. http://t.co/I1l6H9xTIc
Feeling down? Watch one of these 10 depressing SF and fantasy films, conveniently deslided for you. http://t.co/VFtNx0y413
I'm not taking bets on this Farscape sequel movie ever seeing the light of day. http://t.co/SkjYd4X1UI
In case you weren't aware of the World War II influence on the design of Star Wars' Millennium Falcon, read this. http://t.co/06IwsSz1XI
Remember those predictions in the original RoboCop that seemed like jokes? Sadly, many of them have become true. http://t.co/SQFXHDSQg5
I’ve revived the Scifinds.com domain to blog about short sci-fi films. It’s a work in progress http://t.co/CD9iwdK7Mp
Rumour has it that J.J. Abrams has finished his script for Star Wars: Episode VII.
Now the fans are wondering where it fits into the Star Wars Expanded Universe or whether said universe will even continue to exist after Disney finishes with it.
As the new owner of the franchise, it would appear that the years of accumulated post-Return of the Jedi stories would hinder how they move forward so it’s likely that a lot of that output will be thrown out as non-canon.
You’ve got to give these folks marks for originality. They are telling the story of the popular science fiction movie Terminator 2 by using dialogue ripped from the pages of William Shakespeare.
I’m not sure why they are doing it other than they can, but, judging from the video sneak peek, they might just pull it off.
Get a taste of what they’re doing here: http://ow.ly/sLHPs
Many of us have only ever seen famous science fiction movies on our televisions. They certainly look great on some of those big-screen TVs, but seeing them larger than life in a movie theatre is a different experience.
In Canada, over the next few weeks, Cineplex is screening a series of movies during its Digital Film Festival. A number of notable genre films will be shown during that time, usually for only one or two screenings, so check your local schedules.
Some of the movies on the menu include:
- The Avengers
- Battlestar Galactica
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
- The Dark Knight
- Flash Gordon
- Logan’s Run
- Planet of the Apes
- Superman: The Movie
Details are available on Cineplex’s site: http://ow.ly/sJAZG
For the past 15 years, movie review site Rotten Tomatoes has been handing out Golden Tomatoes, awards based on a weighted voting system that looks at the number of positive and negative reviews it gets from various sources.
This year’s winner in the science fiction and fantasy category was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Taking a look back at the previous years’ winners shows you that being big at the box office helps win this award so don’t expect any indie movies to win any time soon:
2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
2009: Star Trek
2008: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2007: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2006: Superman Returns
2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Read about this year’s winner and the runners-up at http://ow.ly/svcE9/
Disney is taking firm control over its Star Wars investment. Not only has it cancelled The Clone Wars TV show and a never-aired animated comedy (which may be a small blessing), but it’s also saying bye bye to Dark Horse Comics.
Not coincidentally, Disney owns Marvel Comics so it only makes sense that they tap into that cash cow.
My local library has a ton of the Dark Horse Star Wars editions and they were very good so I, and many other fans, can only hope that Marvel comes close to matching their quality.
More details at http://ow.ly/siMlD.
Plenty of Star Wars fans love the bounty hunter Boba Fett, but until his back story was filled in through the prequels. comic books and novels, he seemed like a bit of a loser considering how quickly he is dispatched in Return of the Jedi.
Rumour has it that a solo Boba Fett film may be in the works, which gives you an idea of how Disney may be approaching the Star Wars universe. Sure, have another trilogy to fill out the original story, but develop those side characters as Marvel did for its comic book movies, and you can churn out multiple movies and watch the cash roll in.
Read the details at http://ow.ly/siejq.
As we turn the calendar to a new year, film fans look forward to a fresh crop of science fiction movies in 2014.
I’m not sure if I’d include the LEGO movie on the list, but Jupiter Ascending and Divergent look promising. I saw the trailers on the big screen when I took the family to watch the new Hobbit movie.
The latest Planet of the Apes should also be good, but I am wary about the Robocop reboot. I really liked the originals, despite their cheesiness.
What movies are you looking forward to in 2014?
Read more at http://ow.ly/se0R0.
IO9′s collection of the best #scifi and fantasy short films of 2013 will keep you busy. http://ow.ly/s83MJ
This list of the year’s best #scifi and fantasy films reminds me I have a lot of catching up to do. http://ow.ly/s83DM
Nice to see that 5 of the top 10 worst films of 2013 were sci-fi, including the #1 and #2 spots. Can you guess which? http://ow.ly/s0aKe
Which of these #scifi movies from this year’s “black list” would you like to see make it to the screen? http://ow.ly/rR2ft
Sounds like Bill & Ted 3 is a go. After all this time, it’s sure to be lame. http://ow.ly/rkHPa
The number two movie in America Monday? A special one-off Doctor Who screening! Pretty impressive. http://ow.ly/rdyVL
I admire the labour needed to recreate Blade Runner with watercolour paintings, but don’t understand why you would. http://ow.ly/qZcrf