Whole population of tiny town in New Mexico dies in curious circumstances - some of them just fell down in the middle of the street, others while finishing their breakfasts, some even taking a bath. Scientific team is sent to investigate and to their amazement they find two people still alive - a toddler and elderly alcoholic.
The concept of time travel is hardly something new, even in cinema the time travellers were present from almost beginning of that medium, but among titles linked with time travel Back to the Future stands out as one of the all time classics. Why? There is no easy answer to that question - perhaps the concept, perhaps the right mixture of science fiction and comedy, perhaps the well chosen cast... Something must have worked for this production otherwise it would not gained a cult following.
The usual story, presented in usual way - there is a horrible danger that could destroy Earth or at least kill all the human beings on it, but there is one person (or group of scientists) that is/are the only hope. Where have you seen it? Of course in low budget scifi / horror flicks from 1950s or 1960s. And now in Hollywood blockbusters.
When movie The Mist made it big in box office the producers were already thinking of making some extra money on the idea. Funny enough they came up with concept that they could stretch the novel into a TV series. Sounds like the worst idea since "let's turn Hobbit into trilogy", right? Not funny enough they actually broadcasted the TV series 10 years after the movie premiere and what can I say... Swing and mist...?
After Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light the Ukrainian 4A Games is planning to publish next game from the series, Metro Exodus, in 2018. In June 2017 first gameplay trailer was presented and it looks like the next game could use slogan "Metro, this time without the boring underground bits".
Back in 1987 Patrick Swayze was at the peak of his career - after success of Red Dawn, North and South and filming Dirty Dancing (that also premiered in 1987) he could have choose any project he wanted. He did not choose wisely by signing up for Steel Dawn, that's for sure.
Boris and Arkady Strugatsky created plenty of great scifi novel, most recognized of their works is of course the Roadside Picnic that gave beginning to whole saga of video games, movies and books about the Zone. Their stories, similar to other great authors, like Stanislaw Lem or Philip K. Dick, were using the alternative of the far future or alternative reality to raise questions about our own identity or our own existences.
After 30 years of hiatus George Miller returns to his legendary scifi movies about Mad Max in the post-apocalyptic reality, where gasoline is the source of power. Usually such ideas of returning to story after long time end up badly, but I guess there must have been that in exception.
Imagine a whole city hidden under the ground, imagine the people living there, imagine the stories they could tell... Actually this would make quite good movie I guess... So why City of Ember isn’t a good movie? I mean they actually built the whole city to film the City of Ember (and following parts), they took good actors (like Bill Murray, Tim Robbins or Martin Landau), all they needed is a damn good story... Oh, yes, the story, the tiny detail they have overlooked...
After great success of Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson took another J.R.R. Tolkien book to make a memorable movie. He proved that his adaptation of Lord of the Rings is far better than any of the previous - thanks to CGI he managed to show all the breath-taking beauty of the world created by Tolkien.
Sci-Fi Blog - even though science fiction started before 20th century a lot of people don't realize how vast and rich this genre really is. In United States many people associate sci fi with the Marvel comics and superhero stories, while the core of the science fiction is in the reaching for the future and exploring not only space, but also ourselves.
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