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Archive – a scifi film review by Mark Kermode (video).

January 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Archive – a scifi film review by Mark Kermode (video).

In science fiction movie Archive, it’s 2038, and an expert in artificial intelligence secretly attempts to reunite with his sadly deceased wife through a new engineering prototype. 

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Dark Web: Cicada 3301 (scifi Illuminati thriller movie: trailer).

January 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dark Web: Cicada 3301 (scifi Illuminati thriller movie: trailer).

Here’s a timely new near-future science fiction film/thriller called Dark Web: Cicada 3301. Ignore the rather strange title, this one actually looks like some action-oriented light-hearted fun that taps into the current zeitgeist of paranoia and politics. In the flick, a disillusioned hacker called Connor – working in a bar – discovers the existence of something […]

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Bliss (Amazon Prime science fiction movie: trailer).

January 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bliss (Amazon Prime science fiction movie: trailer).

In the science fiction film Bliss, an unhappy chappie played by Owen Wilson and his mysterious maybe-girlfriend (played by Salma Hayek) conclude from their amazing powers that they are living in a simulated reality – but after their newfound ‘Bliss’ at being master of a virtual world starts to crossover into a dystopian mirror world, they […]

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Space Sweepers (new Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

January 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Space Sweepers (new Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

Here comes a new South Korean scifi movie from Netflix, called Space Sweepers, which looks a little like a ‘homage’ to Stephen Hunt’s Sliding Void series of space opera novels. Chasing after deep space salvage in the year 2092, a female Captain (definitely not Lana Fiveworlds) of the merchant trader The Victory (definitely not the […]

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Cosmoball (scifi movie: think, Last Starfighter meets the Hunger Games: trailer).

December 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cosmoball (scifi movie: think, Last Starfighter meets the Hunger Games: trailer).

Here’s a new science fiction movie, Cosmoball, which looks like a colourful mishmash of The Last Starfighter, Hunger Games, and Rollerball. E.T. rocks up in Earth orbit with a giant arena starship, and forces various humans with superpowers to compete against species from other planets in a violent game called Cosmoball. The main hero has […]

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Wonder Woman 1984 (film review).

December 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman 1984 (film review).

The Critical Drinker sits down, pours a dram of whisky into his glass, and reviews the superhero film that is Wonder Woman 1984 and the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman. Set in 1984 during the Cold War, the movie follows Diana and her ex-squeeze Steve Trevor (dead, surely) as they battle Max Lord and Cheetah.

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

December 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

Trivia question: what day of the week is “The Day the Earth Stood Still”? Answer later in the article. The Day The Earth Stood Still is a sentimental favorite among Fifties science fiction films. It is certainly good but not nearly as good as its reputation would make it. What you have is a story […]

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Greenland (scifi disaster movie: review).

December 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Greenland (scifi disaster movie: review).

A comet is coming to slam into the Earth and actor Gerard Butler must fight his way across the USA in a bid to get his family into a survival shelter ark in Greenland, or perish most horribly. Yep, Greenland is the feel-good Christmas movie you need for the end of 2020, I guess! Happily, […]

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Wonder Woman 1984 (film review by Mark Kermode).

December 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman 1984 (film review by Mark Kermode).

Mark Kermode, the man of many movies, sits down to review DC superhero flick Wonder Woman 1984. Arriving in the telegenic 1980s, Diana Prince – aka Wonder Woman – has to battle the curiously Donald Trump-like billionaire Maxwell Lord at the height of the Cold War. 

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Outside the Wire (Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

December 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Outside the Wire (Netflix scifi movie: trailer).

In a new Netflix science fiction thriller, Outside the Wire by Mikael Håfström, it’s the near future, and Harp (actor Damson Idris), a disgraced military drone pilot, is sent into a DMZ where he finds himself working for Leo (actor Anthony Mackie – aka Falcon in the MCU), an android officer, tasked to locate a […]

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