Category: sci-fi

Cult Corner: Aelita, Queen of Mars

1924 Director: Yakov Protazanov Starring: Nikolai Tseretelli, Valentina Kuindzhi, Pavel Pol, Yulia Solntseva, Konstantin Eggert, Nikolai Batalov Words – Nathan Scatcherd Aelita, Queen of Mars is a rare beast – a silent, dreamlike Soviet sci-fi romance, splitting its time between two distinct settings. The… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Aelita, Queen of Mars”

Solo: A Star Wars Story

2018 Director: Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, Erin Kellyman Words – Christian Abbott Since the franchise began back in 1977, Star Wars has always had the most volatile reactions of… Continue Reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Annihilation

2018 – UK, USA Director: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny Words: Josh Senior It’s safe to say the release of Annihilation has caused some controversy, so let’s address the issue head on. Paramount’s… Continue Reading “Annihilation”

The Cloverfield Paradox

Director: Julius Onah Starring: Gugu Mbatha‑Raw, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Bruhl, Chris O’Dowd Words: Christian Abbott The Cloverfield franchise, as it seems appropriate to call it now, has been something of a mystery since its debut in 2008. Director Matt Reeves… Continue Reading “The Cloverfield Paradox”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2017 – USA Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro Words: Josh Senior   Star Wars matters, that much is true,… Continue Reading “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Predator

1987 Director: John McTiernan Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves, Sonny Landham, Shane Black, Jesse Ventura, Kevin Peter Hall Words – Nathan Scatcherd “If it bleeds, we can kill it.” “I ain’t got time to bleed.” “GET TO THE… Continue Reading “Predator”

Blade Runner 2049

2017 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista Words: Christian Abbott With the original Blade Runner, Ridley Scott created a dark, art deco infused world. A world bathed in rain… Continue Reading “Blade Runner 2049”

The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China

1982 & 1986 Director: John Carpenter Starring: Kurt Russell Words: Oliver Innocent A veritable titan of horror, John Carpenter is perhaps the most revered of the filmmakers to emerge during that golden period of genre-defining horror films in the 1970s. Carpenter’s films are amongst… Continue Reading “The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China”

Shin Godzilla

2017 – Japan Directed by – Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi Starring – Hiroki Hasegawa, Satomi Ishihara, Jun Kunimara, Ren Osuga Words: Nathan Scatcherd Shin Godzilla is the first Godzilla movie from Toho Studios in twelve years. The studio’s last instalment, Final Wars, was… Continue Reading “Shin Godzilla”

War For The Planet Of The Apes

2017 – USA Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller Words: Christian Abbott ‘The Planet Of The Apes franchise’ has been one of considerable ups and downs. The original back in 1968 was a fascinating deconstruction of society and… Continue Reading “War For The Planet Of The Apes”