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Downsizing (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on January 9, 2018

Review 135min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi Director:    Alexander Payne Cast:         Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz…and more Writers:     Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor -Synopsis- In a world where scientists have found the solution to overpopulation and its effects on the planet, shrinking people down to five inches tall, a humble and honest man volunteers for […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Posted by Gui on December 29, 2017

Review 152min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi Director:  Rian Johnson Cast:       Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver… and more Writers:   Rian Johnson and George Lucas -Synopsis- After the events of ‘The Force Awakens’, The Resistance struggles to hold back a resurgent First Order as Rey begins her training with Luke Skywalker, setting in motion events […]

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Posted by Gui on October 6, 2017

Review 163min Genre:       Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller Director:    Denis Villeneuve Cast:         Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas…and more Writers:     Hampton Fancher, Michael Green and Philip K. Dick -Synopsis- Thirty years after the hunt for three Replicants through the futuristic streets of L.A. plunged him into an existential crisis, vanished former ‘Blade Runner’ Deckard is tracked […]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 2, 2017

Review 137min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Director:  Luc Besson Cast:       Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen…and more Writers:   Luc Besson, Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières… and more -Synopsis- When a mysterious force threatens their space station super-city and the thousand different species who’ve built it over centuries, special galactic agents ‘Valerian’ and ‘Laureline’ are plunged into […]

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 17, 2017

Review 140min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi Director:  Matt Reeves Cast:       Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Amiah Miller…and more Writers:   Mark Bomback, Matt Reeves, Rick Jaffa… and more -Synopsis- After the devastation suffered by both sides in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’, Caesar is torn between a duty to lead his nation of super-apes […]

Okja (2017) (English & Korean Language)

Posted by Gui on June 29, 2017

Review 118min Genre:       Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi Director:    Bong Joon-Ho Cast:         Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano…and more Writers:     Bong Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson -Synopsis- Netflix’s latest original film follows the misadventures of rural South Korean teenager ‘Mija’, who embarks on a globe-trotting mission and joins forces with a seditious group to prevent a multinational corporation […]

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Posted by Gui on May 13, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Director:    Ridley Scott Cast:         Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup…more Writers:     Jack Paglen, Michael Green, John Logan… and more -Synopsis- When the crew of the colonial ship ‘Covenant’ land on a an uncharted planet which seems ripe for the picking, they soon discover its unlikely and fearsome inhabitants […]

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Posted by Gui on March 31, 2017

Review 120min Genre:      Sci-fi, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery Director:   Rupert Sanders Cast:        Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano…and more Writers:    Masamune Shirow, Jamie Moss & William Wheeler -Synopsis- Set in a near-future where man and machine have become one; a crime-fighting cyborg leads a counter-cyberterrorist unit against a dangerous and shadowy hacker who targets individuals […]

Life (2017)

Posted by Gui on March 25, 2017

Review 103min Genre:       Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller Director:    Daniel Espinosa Cast:         Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds…more Writers:     Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick -Synopsis- A group of scientists and astronauts—on an Earth-orbiting space station searching for extra-terrestrial life—find what they were looking for but much more than they bargained for, with potentially catastrophic consequences for all in […]

Logan (2017)

Posted by Gui on March 4, 2017

Review 137min Genre:       Comic-Book, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi Director:    James Mangold Cast:         Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen…and more Writers:     James Mangold , Scott Frank and Michael Green -Synopsis- In a bleak future where mutant-kind is almost extinct and a shadowy organisation led by a ruthless individual threatens what’s left; a fading ‘Professor’ X must […]

The White King (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 25, 2017

Review 88min Genre:      Drama, Sci-fi Director:   Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel Cast:        Lorenzo Allchurch, Agyness Deyn, Jonathan Pryce …and more Writers:    György Dragomán, Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel -Synopsis- Young ‘Djata’ lives a normal idyllic life in a totalitarian state oblivious to the brutal realities around him, but when his father is mysteriously abducted by […]

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2017

Review 115min Genre:       Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Director:    Justin Kurzel Cast:         Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons…and more Writers:     Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage -Synopsis- Michael Fassbender stars as dangerous criminal “Callum Lynch”; co-opted by a powerful and advanced organisation to unlock the memories of his deadly ancient Assassin ancestors, becoming an unwitting player […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Posted by Gui on December 29, 2016

Review 133min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Director:  Gareth Edwards Cast:       Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn…and more Writers:   Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, John Knoll… and more -Synopsis- The first of the Disney era Star Wars “Anthology” films and a spinoff/prequel to the beloved series in a galaxy far, far away; set before the events of […]

Arrival (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 11, 2016

116min Genre:      Sci-fi, Drama, Mystery Director:   Denis Villeneuve Cast:        Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker…and more Writers:    Eric Heisserer and Ted Chiang -Synopsis- When mysterious alien spacecraft land on twelve random spots across the globe, a unique and world-renown linguist is recruited by US authorities to communicate with and ascertain the intentions of the newly […]

Morgan (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 3, 2016

Review 92min Genre:      Sci-fi, Action, Mystery, Thriller Director:   Luke Scott Cast:        Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones…and more Writer:     Seth W. Owen -Synopsis- Kate Mara stars as a corporate risk assessor who must determine the threat posed by a powerful and advanced artificially engineered girl, created in an isolated rural compound; but when her influence […]

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 22, 2016

Review 122min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Director:  Justin Lin Cast:       Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba…and more Writers:   Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci… and more -Synopsis- After a rescue mission goes awry; the scattered crew of the USS Enterprise are plunged into a fight for survival against a brutal foe who’s hell bent on […]

Ghostbusters (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 11, 2016

Review 116min Genre:     Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi Director:  Paul Feig Cast:       Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Chris Hemsworth…and more Writers:   Paul Feig, Katie Dippold and Ivan Reitman -Synopsis- Over 30 years after the boys save New York city, the girls get their shot in this lavish but risky reboot of a comedy classic; which sees writer/director […]

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 23, 2016

Review 120min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Director:  Roland Emmerich Cast:       Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Pullman…and more Writers:   Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods , Dean Devlin… and more -Synopsis- Mankind has bolstered its planetary defences by salvaging alien technology from the failed Alien invasion of the mid 90s, but it will take the best of […]

Hardcore Henry (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 10, 2016

Review 96min Genre:      Action, Sci-fi Director:   Ilya Naishuller Cast:        Sharlto Copley, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky…and more Writers:    Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart -Synopsis- Brazen and violent video game style first-person action film placing the audience in the role of “Henry”; a resurrected cyborg operative with memory loss who’s on a mission to rescue his wife from […]

Midnight Special (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 9, 2016

Review 112min Genre:      Sci-fi, Drama, Mystery Director:   Jeff Nichols Cast:        Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton…and more Writer:     Jeff Nichols -Synopsis- In a desperate attempt to protect his son who possesses mysterious supernatural powers; a man goes on the run from religious zealots and government forces with the help of his companions, on a mission […]

High-Rise (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 20, 2016

Review 119min Genre:       Drama, Sci-fi Director:    Ben Wheatley Cast:         Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller…and more Writers:     J.G. Ballard & Amy Jump -Synopsis- A young doctor movies into a state-of-the-art London high-rise building, the pinnacle of modern British living, where residents live within a rigid hierarchy and fractured class system. But when the building fails […]

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 18, 2016

Review 103min Genre:     Sci-fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Dan Trachtenberg Cast:       Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. Writers:   Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken & Damien Chazelle -Synopsis- After being saved from a serious car accident, a young woman finds herself trapped in a secure bunker with her rescuer, unsure if her saviour is also […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 24, 2015

Review 135min Genre:    Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi Director: J.J. Abrams Cast:      Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Harrison Ford…and more Writers:  Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams , Michael Arndt … and more -Synopsis- 30 years after the fall of the Galactic Empire, a new dark force casts its shadow over the galaxy seeking absolute power through the destruction […]

Victor Frankenstein (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 5, 2015

Review 110min Genre:     Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi Director:  Paul McGuigan Cast:       Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay…more Writers:   Max Landis and Mary Shelley -Synopsis- Modern re-telling of the classic 19th century cautionary tale and monster story, told from the perspective of Frankenstein’s assistant and confidant “Igor” as he helps the gifted but obsessed medical […]

The Lobster (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2015

Review 118min Genre:     Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi Director:   Yorgos Lanthimos Cast:        Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux…and more Writers:    Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou In a dystopian alternative reality, where single people are sent to a resort to find a compatible partner within 45 days or they’ll be turned into an animal of their choice and released […]

Top 5 Space Sci-fi Movies

Posted by Gui on September 29, 2015

  To celebrate the 30th of September release of Ridley Scott’s Sci-fi drama ‘The Martian’ (our review), starring Matt Damon, we break down our top 5 Sci-fi films based predominantly or entirely outside of our blue planet. This was a tough choice as there are so many worthy candidates but here’s our selection for the […]

The Martian (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on September 28, 2015

Review 141min Genre:     Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama Director:  Ridley Scott Cast:       Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor…and more Writers:   Drew Goddard and Andy Weir Matt Damon stars as an astronaut inadvertently stranded on Mars after a storm forces his crew to abort their mission, with limited supplies and communication he must rely on his knowledge and […]

Pixels (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on August 10, 2015

105min Genre:      Comedy, Sci-fi, Action Director:   Chris Columbus Cast:        Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage…and more Writers:    Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling and Patrick Jean A NASA time capsule sent into outer space in 1982 with examples of human culture, including arcade video games, is intercepted by aliens and interpreted as a declaration of war, […]

Fantastic Four (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on August 5, 2015

Review 100min Genre:    Comic-Book, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Director: Josh Trank Cast:      Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan…and more Writers:  Simon Kinberg , Jeremy Slater , Josh Trank A lavish Marvel comic “re-boot” by 20th Century Fox of yet another recent superhero franchise which sees a new cast of young stars playing four scientists who […]

Ant-Man (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on July 18, 2015

Review 117min Genre:    Comic-Book, Action, Sci-fi Director: Peyton Reed Cast:      Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and more Writers:  Joe Cornish, Edgar Wright , Adam McKay and more  A convicted cat-burglar is given a chance at redemption in the eyes of his estranged daughter when he’s recruited by hero scientist Hank Pym to wear a suit that […]

Terminator Genisys (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on July 3, 2015

Review 125min Genre:    Action, Sci-fi Director: Alan Taylor Cast:      Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke…and more Writers:  Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier Saviour of humanity John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect his mother but as alternate timelines converge an opportunity to prevent “Judgement Day” materializes under unexpected circumstances, a blockbuster franchise […]

Tomorrowland (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on May 23, 2015

Review 130min Genre:    Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Family Director: Brad Bird Cast:      Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie…and more Writers : Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen A talented and tenacious teenage girl discovers a mysterious pin that gives her a glimpse of a utopia built by the good and the great of science […]

10 of the Best: Movie Spaceships

Posted by Gui on May 17, 2015

Week 3 May 2015 Engage!, what’s your favorite movie spaceship?, here’s our selection for the coolest, most original and iconic extra-planetary vessels set to the music from their films. Let us know what you think and please subscribe for more weekly videos, you can also comment and like and visit us on Facebook and Twitter. […]

Chappie (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 7, 2015

Review 120min Genre:    Sci-fi, Drama, Action Director: Neill Blomkamp Cast:      Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel…and more Writers:  Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell ‘District 9′ director Neil Blomkamp turns his hand to “Robot” Sci-fi and tackles the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sub-genre with the story of Chappie, a former South African police droid who ends up […]

Jupiter Ascending (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on February 6, 2015

Review 127min Genre:     Sci-fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy Directors: Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski Cast:       Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne…and more Writers :  Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski A young immigrant domestic cleaner’s life on Earth is shattered when she is discovered as the heir apparent to a dynasty of intergalactic landowners and planet harvesters, […]

Ex Machina (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 21, 2015

108min Genre:      Sci-fi, Drama, Thriller Director:   Alex Garland Cast:        Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander…and more Writer :     Alex Garland A mysterious tech-company mogul entices one of his young programmer employees to evaluate a revolutionary artificial intelligence experiment in the form of a beautiful young female machine, the results are disturbing if not unexpected. Award-winning […]

Moon (2009) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 17, 2014

97min Genre:    Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery Director: Duncan Jones Cast:      Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott …and more Writers:  Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker Humanity has solved its energy and environmental problems by mining Helium-3 on the Moon which makes nuclear fusion possible on Earth. Astronaut/caretaker Sam Bell is the only man on a semi-automated lunar mining […]

Interstellar (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 7, 2014

169min Genre:    Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama Director: Christopher Nolan Cast:      Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway … Writers:  Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan Planet earth has become a dust-bowl with humanity struggling to grow enough food to survive and where farmers are valued above others, Cooper a former space-pilot engineer joins a group of scientists on humanity’s […]

Lucy (2014) English Language

Posted by Gui on August 22, 2014

89 min Genre:    Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller Director: Luc Besson Cast:      Scarlett Johansson, Min-sik Choi, Morgan Freeman…and more Writers:  Luc Besson Scarlett Johansson stars as a young American in Taiwan caught up in an international drug-deal gone wrong the results of which see her unlock the full capacity of the human brain with almost supernatural consequences, bad […]

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) English Language

Posted by Gui on August 1, 2014

121min Genre:    Comic-Book, Action, Adventure, Comedy Director: James Gunn Cast:      Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper…and more Writers:  James Gunn , Nicole Perlman , Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Adventurer, thief and Galactic rogue Peter Quill is hunted across the corners of space after discovering a powerful and dangerous artifact and is forced to join […]