Homer goes to space (not Homer Simpson)
With his indie credentials firmly established by neo-noir debut Brick and talents further supported by 2008’s The Brothers Bloom, writer-director Rian Johnson returns with his take on the sci-fi genre. A time travel chase film injected with both an underlying sense of moral precariousness and welcome comic relief, the set-up isn’t new, but the delivery certainly is. With Johnson deftly combining influences alongside his own discernible flair, Looper may call-back to cinema’s past, but its own modernity is never in question.
INK is a Gaimanesque glossy low-budget indie film that’s taken sci-fi fans by storm. We talk to director Jamin Winans about dreams, nightmares, mythology and his upcoming sci-fantasy film project…
Everyone in the world loved Monsters, the award-winning road trip sci-fi romance movie that got five star reviews all over the place. We have 1 x DVD and 1 x Blu-Ray to give away! Competition ends 06 May 2011, so get cracking.
Yes, it’s our short film of the week! This short sci-fi spoof is set in a post-apocalyptic landscape where smoking is outlawed. Pop fact: The Extinguisher was shot at the now-gone old Beckton gasworks in East London where Kubrick shot Full Metal Jacket!
From get-rich-quick schemes to impossible dresses, superheroes, supergeeks, new worlds and flying cars, Best For Film romps through cinema history to look at what we run away from and how lovely filmy-films help us do it…
J.J. Abrams is keeping news of his 2011 sci-fi film Super 8 under wraps, but it looks like concept art of the Super 8 monster has surfaced on the net…
Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem directors return with SFX-soaked alien invasion tale. Not only the worst film of the year, this is possibly one of the worst films to have ever hit cinemas. The actors seem to sleepwalk through a script that is not worth the beermat it’s scribbled on, and even the admittedly spectacular effects cannot save this shockingly derivative film from the tasteless direction of its creators.
As part of the Sci-Fi-London OktoberFest, The Royal Observatory in Greenwich put on a super special event investigation all things extra-terrestrial. There were masked mutants at every entrance, an alien adventure game and a tour of space from the amazing planetarium. Plus, a special screening of Gareth Edward’s low budget, sci-fi film Monsters finished off the universal evening. Nice.