Posts Tagged ‘Original Science Fiction’

The Matrix

“You had your time. The future is our world, Morpheus. The future is our time.” People often talk about the great movie year of 1999, and one of the great films that came out that year is ‘The Matrix,’ the film that made bullet-time a filmmaking standard and stunt wire work almost an expectation in…

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Inception

“An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.” It’s a sad state to consider that Christopher Nolan had to fight to get money to make “Inception” because it wasn’t a sequel, based on a comic book, a…

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The Abyss

“We all see what we want to see. Coffey looks and he sees Russians. He sees hate and fear. You have to look with better eyes than that.” When the extended trailer for James Cameron’s 1989 undersea scifi spectacular, “The Abyss,” was released, detailing everything from the production on sets built in an unfinished power…

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

“We didn’t choose this place. We didn’t choose these people. They were invited. They belong here more than we.” In 1977, Devil’s Tower went from being known as the first National Monument (for those who had actually heard of it) to the iconographic image marking the rendezvous point where the aliens want to meet the…

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Gattaca

“They have got you looking so hard for any flaw that, after a while, that’s all that you see.” We end our Original Science Fiction series with Andrew Niccol’s visionary 1997 film set not too far in the future, Gattaca. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we delve into not just…

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Moon

Our original science fiction series continues with Duncan Jones’ fascinating film debut from 2009, Moon. Made for a low budget, this entry into the science fiction genre showed that you didn’t need a $100 million budget to tell a science fiction story that makes you think while also being a great story. Sure, it has…

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Sunshine

“At the end of time, a moment will come when just one man remains. Then the moment will pass. Man will be gone. There will be nothing to show that we were ever here… but stardust.” We continue our Original Science Fiction series with Danny Boyle’s 2007 film, Sunshine. It’s a film that stands out…

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Dark City

“Hey, you happen to know the way to Shell Beach?” With all the franchises, spin-offs and films based on other mediums these days, it seems rare to find original sci-fi films. That inspired us to do a series of original sci-fi films, and we’re starting with one of our favorites. In 1998, Alex Proyas created…

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