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The 2007 Women of Sci-Fi Calendar Exclusive
Yikes! No Ripley . . . Believe It or Not! (But we do get Erica Durance . . .)

Somebody Make This Into a Movie - Hooked: A Thriller About Love And Other Addictions by Matt Richtel
This noir-like book ought to make for a passable Michael Crichton-style thriller.

Somebody Make This Into a Movie - The Dark River: Book Two of the Fourth Realm (Fourth Realm Trilogy) by John Twelve Hawks
Here is the next National Treasure or Lara Croft wannabe franchise . . .

Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed
Relax, they're just movies! one wants to tell the excitable interviewees in the upcoming History Channel documentary . . .

Somebody Make This Into a Movie - Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk
We look at the new book by the Fight Club author . . .

Superman II Redux - The Richard Donner Cut
"Anyone from Robert Redford and Paul Newman to Elton John were considered for the role of Superman . . ." (Part one of three - part two to be published next week. Click here to receive our free weekly e-mail newsletter to be notified when it is published).

Somebody Make This Into a Movie - The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
A “variation of themes” on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland novels if you like, this novel aimed at 9 to 10-year-olds purports to tell the “real story” behind Carroll’s beloved novels . . .

Somebody Make This Into A Movie - It’s Superman By Tom De Haven
Perhaps the makers of Superman Returns should rather have filmed author Tom De Haven’s novel It’s Superman, a clever re-invention of the Superman mythos . . .

Metaphysics on a Shoestring
Despite being infamously cheap producer/director Roger Corman also made some dreadfully bad movies; something you wouldn’t guess from reading this book . . .

The Next Lord of the Rings?
So far comparisons between the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia movie and Lord of the Rings have been unavoidable . . .

Dark Commandos
An “Internet-only” movie which means that it is (a) cheap, (b) has no well-known stars, (c) poor special effects and (d) is curiously watchable. 

Best SF/Fantasy Movie of 2004?
And the winner is . . .

The Most Overrated Movie Of 2003 | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven
Sheesh, as if we weren't getting enough hate e-mail as it is, we've gone and awarded Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as the most overrated flick of last year. Read our first in a series of articles on why we think so . . .

Finally, Star Wars on DVD (Not Really . . .) - Part One | Part Two
So George Lucas finally bit the bullet and decided to release the original Star Wars trilogy on DVD. That's fantastic, no? I mean, finally, after years of waiting, we can finally have digital, pristine, unfading copies of the original three movies that captured our hearts over twenty years ago. Everything is peachy and birds are singing and the world just became a better place, right? Hell, no . . .

George Lucas - A Biography Part One | Part Two
If John Baxter ever wrote your biography then you’d be spared all sorts of lurid “revelations”, but you’ll have to settle for some gossipy bits (such as “Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas had a falling out!”) and being a film-critic you won’t exactly be hearing anything like “Return of the Jedi rocks!” from Baxter’s mouth . . .

The Philosopher at the End of the Universe
A fun and easy-to-read book which explains several philosophic ideas and concepts by using science fiction blockbusters such as The Matrix, Total Recall and Blade Runner as examples . . .

John Carpenter On . . .
Some exclusive excerpts from a new book about cult movie director John Carpenter . . .

John Carpenter On . . . (Part Two)
More exclusive excerpts from a new book about director Carpenter . . .

Prince of Darkness - Part One
If you’re a fan of cult director John Carpenter’s work then you’ll definitely be interested in John Carpenter - Prince of Darkness by Gilles Boulenger. It is also however recommended to more casual genre fans and anyone interested in Hollywood.

Prince of Darkness - Part Two
In retrospect The Thing proved to be an artistic turning point for Carpenter. None of his later films would match its brilliance and his directing output grew patchier as the years passed by . . .

Prince of Darkness - Part Three
Cult director John Carpenter breaks several modern movie conventions and rules in his movies. There are, amongst others, a hero dying by the end of the movie, shockingly a child being killed for sport, violence against a dog and a hero who consciously plunges the entire world into anarchy out of spite . . .

Sci-Fi Movie Clichés
For example:
Aliens usually speak English and have the same colloquialisms . . .

Sci-Fi Movies We Do Not Want To See

Off-screen Sci-Fi
A list of some good sci-fi stuff I have recently read and watched.

Remaking Solaris - Why Bother?
Wired News calls Solaris the early 1970s movie recently remade and starring George Clooney "an obscure but treasured Russian film". Some on-line sci-fi science fiction fans are optimistic about the new version directed by Hollywood flavour of the month Steven Soderbergh. I am unfortunately not one of them. Remaking Solaris is something akin to heresy . . . 

Attack of the Hollywood Clones - Part One and Part Two
I won't be taking the day off to see Star Wars: Episode Two - Attack of the Clones when it starts . . .  

Why a Planet of the Apes Remake?
Somehow the original Planet of the Apes movies were unique to the turbulent late 1960s/early 1970s and their relevance as a "hysterical parable on race relations" would be lost in a conservative era such as ours . . .

2000 A.D. - Sci-Fi's Annus Horriblis
There were several times this year that I considered giving up doing this web site - anything to avoid seeing utter dreck like Battlefield Earth and Mission to Mars!

Battlefield Earth: Ishtar of the Apes?
Bad movies are more fun to write about than good ones - which is why critics must be secretly thanking Warner Bros. and John Travolta for having made Battlefield Earth . . .

The Top Ten Sci-Fi Movies of the Decade (That Was The 1990s - Part Four)
The Best and Worst of 1999
That Was The 1990s - Part Three (1996-1998)
That Was The 1990s - Part Two (1995)
That Was The 1990s - Part One (1990-1994)

Alien - 20 Years Ago

More Cool Sci-Fi Movies You Might Have Missed

Second Thoughts on Episode One

Jar Jar Binks Must Die!
Get the low-down on accusations of racism being hurled at this computer-generated character from The Phantom Menace and what site visitors and critics have to say about it.

The Most Anticipated Event of the Year - The Backlash Against Episode One (Part One) and Part Two

The First Preview Screenings of Star Wars - How Star Wars was first greeted upon its arrival back in 1977 by the very first people who got to see it . . .

Battlestar Galactica - 21 Years Old

Ten Lesser-Known Cyberpunk Movies

Future Imperfect - What had happened to us in the movies by now and what we can expect in the years to come . . .

The Best and the Worst of 1998 - 1998 hasn't been a very good year for big screen sci-fi.

The Highs and Lows of Celluloid Star Trek
A look at how well a franchise that spanned several decades, TV shows and a myriad of spin-offs translated unto the big screen . . .

Can You Believe It's Been . . .
Sci-fi movies that had their anniversaries in 1998.

Video Killed the B-Movie
Life is too short to waste on those straight-to-video sci-fi epics gathering dust on your local video shop's shelves.

David Webb Peoples - My Strange Career
He may have written brilliant stuff like Blade Runner and 12 Monkeys, but he also wrote crap like Leviathan and Project: Alien and the abysmal Soldier.

Planet of the Apes - 30 Years Ago

2001: A Space Odyssey - 30 Years On

The Best of Times (1980 - 1982)
The early-1980s were to give us some of the best science fiction movies ever

Cool Sci-Fi Movies You Might Have Missed

The Beginner's Guide to The X-Files

Weird Science - Scientific Errors In Sci-Fi Movies

The Longest Sci-Fi Flicks . . . Ever!

The X-Files Revealed?

The Nitpicker's Guide To Godzilla
You'll love this if you're the type who whine endlessly about plot holes and minor details in movies.

Movie Wish List for the Coming Millennium
If you're not happy with the sci-fi movies Hollywood are making, somebody once remarked, then go make your own.

Overdue Sci-Fi Movies
The Library of Congress recently added 25 or so movies to its list of movies for "highest priority when it comes to film preservation." There wasn't a single sci-fi movie amongst them!

Previews

Alice in Wonderland
Bloodrayne
Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation 
Casshern 
Clash of the Titans
Delgo

The Eye
Inception
In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale 
The Island 
Iron Man 2
The Last Airbender
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 
My Name is Bruce
Nightmare on Elm Street
Predators
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Repo Men
A Scanner Darkly 
The Signal
Silent Hill  
Sleep Dealer
Slither 
A Sound of Thunder
Splice
Stardust  
Southland Tales 
Steamboy 
Tales from Earthsea  
Twilight

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Zombieland


Previews (2011)

Extraterrestrial
Real Steel
The Thing
In Time
Immortals
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Fading of the Cries
Melancholia
The Darkest Hour
Attack the Block
Troll Hunter
Another Earth
Apollo 18
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II
Captain America
Cowboys & Aliens
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Conan the Barbarian
The Adjustment Bureau
Mars Needs Moms
Battle: Los Angeles
Paul
Source Code
Thor
Priest
X-Men: First Class
Super 8
Green Lantern
Transformers 3
Monsters
Skyline
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I & Part II
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Tron Legacy
Never Let Me Go

The Green Hornet

 

 



 

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