Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Battlefield: Earth - *

Roger Christian directs this adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard’s sci-fi novel. John Travolta will star as the alien overlord of a conquered Earth. Barry Pepper will play Jonnie Goodboy, the human who opposes him. Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsent, … Continue reading

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Mission to Mars - *

An action adventure about the first two missions to Mars. The first ends in disaster, and the second (led by Tim Robbins) is sent to rescue any possible survivors. Gary Sinise, Jerry O’Connell, Connie Nielsen and Don Cheadle will play … Continue reading

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What Planet Are You From? - * * 1/2*

Mike Nichols directs this adult comedy about an alien (Gary Shandling) sent to Earth to procreate. Unfortunately, he lacks the right “equipment”. John Goodman, Annette Bening, Camryn Manheim, Greg Kinnear, Ben Kingsley, Linda Fiorentino, Nora Dunn and Judy Greer will … Continue reading

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Pitch Black - * * 1/2*

Pitch Black looks like any number of early-year sci-fi disasters. (Does anyone remember Screamers, or Virus?) But, on closer inspection, this Alien clone has some unique features. And, while it never expands the genre, Pitch Black provides its fair share … Continue reading

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Supernova - [No Tickets]

The first few wide releases in early January are notorious for their dubious quality However, one of this year’s early debuts, Supernova, has two other early warning signs. There were no advance screenings (usually a sign the studio doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Galaxy Quest - * * *

Robert Gordon scripted this action comedy in which the cast of a popular science fiction TV show (including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shalhoub) must save a planet, after being abducted by aliens who think the cast … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Man - * * 1/2*

What does it mean to be a man? What are the essential qualities, the defining criteria? Based on a pair of Isaac Asimov’s stories, the robot drama, Bicentennial Man, asks these key questions. While its overall analysis is simplistic, there’s … Continue reading

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Goodbye 20th Century! - 1/2*

If you’re looking for a piece of pre-millennial, post-apocalyptic dread to get you in the mood for Y2K, you can look at the latest film from Macedonia, Zbogum na dvadesetiot vek. The trouble is, while the film is certainly unusual, … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Floor - *

The Thirteenth Floor is the latest Hollywood film to jump on the virtual reality bandwagon. However, unlike previous films in the new genre, this one lands with a heavy thud. The movie starts intriguingly enough. An elderly man in 1937 … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace - * * *

If you’ve lived in a cave for the past twenty-five years, you may be the only one unfamiliar with the Star Wars saga. It’s been a mere sixteen years since George Lucas delivered the last chapter in this science fiction … Continue reading

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