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Sil And The Devil Seeds of Arodor

Aficionados of Classic Who have had quite a lot of be excited about recently with new lost-serial animations and the cracking fan-produced Edge Of Destruction. This November, sees two more releases that are sure to get their ju...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Godzilla: King Of Monsters

Godzilla: King Of Monsters is the latest in a string of attempts by other studios to keep up with the franchise behemoth that is Disney. For while the House Of Mouse marches on with the likes of all things Marvel and Star Wars ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Predator

Let’s lay it out: what makes a good action movie? (a.) a team that can be introduced in a few quick brush-strokes, but still seem solidly believable; (b.) a hero who manages to be both an everyman and extra-ordinary; (c.) chara...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upgrade

Go and watch the trailer for Upgrade and then try to act that you are not stupidly excited to see the end product. From its stunning action sequences to its tongue-in-cheek humour Upgrade should be a B-Movie that breaks free of...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Trek: Discovery Season One

Forget what you’ve heard. Forget what you’ve read. Star Trek is back, and whether you’re a fan or just sci-fi curious, Star Trek: Discovery is one box set that you won’t regret adding to your collection. Marking the return of o...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Escape From New York

If you’ve ever played Metal Gear Solid, Duke Nukem, FallOut, or BroForce, then you’ll know just how deeply John Carpenter’s Snake Plissken has managed to embed himself in popular culture.  This November, the film that launched ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

They Live

Originally intended as a satire on consumerist society, John Carpenter’s They Live has never seemed more relevant. Simply substitute the film’s ghoulish alien yuppies for controlling media barons and a corporate elite and you’r...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water director Guillermo del Toro is often cited as a ‘horror’ filmmaker. But to label him as such is an oversight. Yes, for much of his career he has used horror as a device to articulate his unique aesthetic and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Justice League

It’s too easy to take swipes at DC’s filmic superhero output compared to all things Marvel. They are different beasts and therefore should not really be compared. In fact DC’s biggest failings are born out of its biggest succes...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Annihilation

Annihilation should have been seen in cinemas. It is one of the most visually cinematic films in recent memory. But a paranoid studio head saw to it that what he considered to be an overly intellectualised piece of sci-fi would...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blade Runner 2049

Within a matter of minutes of the opening of Blade Runner 2049 you sense this film has captured the essence of the original film. From the close-up of an eye, a vast, sprawling vista of a dystopian future and a world seeped in ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Dark Tower

They said it was unfilmable. The Dark Tower, Stephen King’s opus, the series of novels that is at the centre of the King-universe of almost all his stories. They said it would never get out of development hell with Ron Howard d...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

It’s a funny old world. Back in 1991 Terminator 2 was just another Arnie action movie. Twenty-six years later, it’s acknowledged as a sci-fi classic. Set ten-years after the events of T2, Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) is now in...
 
 
 
 
 
 

War Of The Planet For The Apes

There is a point around midway through the latest apes trilogy, roughly two thirds of the way through Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, where you realise you are no longer rooting for the humans to win. It’s a stroke of genius be...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ghost In The Shell

Based on a manga and cult favourite anime Ghost In The Shell should be a slam dunk of a live action adaption. Especially given it stars Hollywood’s biggest grossing actress Scarlett Johansson and is directed by the visual prowe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Logan

Hugh Jackman was never meant to be Logan, or his more popular alisa Wolverine for that matter. He was supposed to be played by Dougray Scott. Let that sink in for a moment. Let the horror and dread fill you at 17 years of Dougr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Passengers

There is a strange sense of parallel universes that play out between Passengers journey to the big screen and the story of the film itself. In 2007 Jon Spaihts’ screenplay was on The Black List – a list of Hollywood’s mos...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Arrival

It is perhaps fortuitous, or perfectly planned, that as a certain orange faced leader of the world looks to alienate countries against each that Arrival should, arrive. Because it’s rare you encounter a science fiction film bas...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Metropolis

Based on Osamu Tezuka’s comic book by the same name, Metropolis was the first Japanese animie after Akira to be as big over here as it was over there. Penned by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and Directed by Rintaro, Metro...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Man Who Fell To Earth

At the end of the day it’s all about Bowie.  Nicholas Roeg’s iconic tale is based on a sci-fi classic novel of existential loneness in which an alien – Bowie – arrives on Earth with a plan to save his dying homeward...