Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi

DIVERGENT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neal Burger Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Zoe Kravitz, Ray Stevenson, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold. Yet another young adult novel set in a dystopian future and featuring a feisty heroine challenging the [...]

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HER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Spike Jonze Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Olivia Wilde, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Rooney Mara, Portia Doubleday, Brian Cox, Matt Letscher. Former music video director Spike Jonze is a visionary filmmaker who has done some of his best work when working with off beat scripts penned [...]

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ENDER’S GAME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gavin Hood Stars: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Aramis Knight, Suraj Partha, Moises Arias, Khylin Rhambo, Nonso Anozie, Conor Carroll. Despite Harrison Ford’s own stamp of approval and his comments that Ender’s Game is one of the best science-fiction films ever made, this [...]

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THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alan Taylor Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Adelwale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ray Stevesnon, Zachary Levi, Jamie Alexander, Chris O’Dowd, Clive Russell, Jonathan Howard, Stan Lee. Given the achievements of Marvel Studios with the epic The Avengers and films [...]

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GRAVITY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alfonso Cuaron Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris. The last time George Clooney ventured into outer space was in Solaris, Steven Soderbergh’s glacially paced and disappointing remake of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1971 sci-fi classic. This time around though his space journey is much more exciting, and technically superb. [...]

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R.I.P.D.

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Schwentke Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Marisa Miller, James Hong, Robert Knepper. Ripped off is more like it! R.I.P.D. is based on a Dark Horse comic book created by Peter M Lenkov, who has written for tv series like 24, Hawaii Five-O, CSI:NY, [...]

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RIDDICK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Twohy Stars: Vin Diesel, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Conrad Pla, Danny Blanco Hall, Noah Danby, Ned Napier, Nolan Gerard Funk, Andrea Apergis, Karl Urban. Admittedly I went into the third film of this franchise starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal [...]

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UPSTREAM COLOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shane Carruth Stars: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Thiago Martins, Andrew Sensenig. MIFF 2013 had more than its fair share of bat shit crazy head scratching films this year, including Michel Gondry’s latest effort with Mood Indigo and Ben Wheatley’s nasty and virtually incomprehensible A Field In England. And the new [...]

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