Articles Posted in the " Sci-Fi " Category

  • Space Station 76 (15)

    Dir. Jack Plotnick, US, 2014, 91 mins Cast: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Marisa Coughlan, Matt Bomer, Jerry O’Connell Review by Dennis Sisterson It’s the future, as seen from the 1970s, and Jessica (Tyler) arrives at interplanetary refuelling depot Space Station 76 to take up her post as assistant captain. She fits right in, because like […]


  • Guardians of the Galaxy (12A) Film Review

    Dir. James Gunn, US, 2014, 121 mins Cast: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace Review by Dan Collacott If Marvel did Star Wars… As the frequency of Marvel franchises ramps up along with the profits, the studio must feel they’ve earned the right to take a few risks. […]


  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12A) Film Review

    Dir. Matt Reeves, US, 2014, 130 mins Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell Review by Dan Collacott 2011 saw the release of Rupert Wyatt’s hugely acclaimed monkey reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Three years on and Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) has taken over director duties for the sequel. Ten years […]


  • Edge of Tomorrow (12A) Film Review

    Major William Cage (Cruise) finds himself stuck in a time loop in the midst of a war against an alien species that is being fought on continental Europe. The time loop allows Cage to perfect his fighting skills through the thousandfold plays of each scenario. It also allows him to team up with Special Forces soldier Rita (Blunt). Together they work play by replay, scenario by scenario towards victory.


  • Godzilla (12A) Film Review

    In 2010 Gareth Edwards gave us the beautifully crafted low budget creature flick Monsters. Low on plot and characterisation but with a great concept and soul (plus imaginative use of CGI). Monsters received enough critical acclaim to earn Edwards a shot at a new Godzilla film.


  • Ice Soldiers (15) Home Entertainment Review

    Someone named Brad on the back of the DVD of Ice Soldiers has proclaimed it is 'The best super-soldier movie since the first Universal Soldier'. This is a bold assertion, given there have been no fewer than five more Universal Soldier films since then - at least two starring both Jean-Claude van Damme and Dolph Lundgren


  • Divergent (12A) Film Review

    Some of the best science fiction takes elements of contemporary society and projects their possible consequences into the future. Huxley did it with Brave New World, Orwell with 1984 and to cite a couple of movies, so did Gattaca (genetic discrimination) and the recent technological love story Her


  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (12A) Film Review

    This is the latest in the Marvel comics big screen extravaganzas, 3D and all, and it pretty much does what it says on the tin. Lots of action and spectacular special effects, a few starry names and not a lot of subtlety.


  • The Machine (15) Film Review

    What is the definition of being "alive"? When does artificial intelligence simply become...intelligence? If these questions sound familiar to you, it's because they probably are. They've been pondered in one of any number of movies you'll have seen if you've even a passing interest in science fiction.


  • Outpost III: Rise of the Spetsnaz (18) Home Entertainment Review

    Dir. Kieran Parker, UK, 2013, 84 mins, in English Cast: Bryan Larkin, Ivan Kamaras, Michael McKell, Velibor Topic, Laurence Possa, Ben Lambert, Alec Utgoff, Vince Doherty, Gareth Morrison Review by Laura Graham As everyone knows from Ultimate Warriors, the most deadly and feared fighting force is the Russian Spetsnaz. They are the epitome of Stalin’s […]


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