Science Fiction - 15/15 - Big Story Group
“X-Men – Days of Future Past” is said to be the ultimate X-Men ensemble fighting a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. History in the 1970’s and the present-day collide when the characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future. Early reviews:
“Mr. Nobody” portrays the possible lives of the last living mortal in the year 2092, who recalls his life story to a reporter. Written, directed and scored by Jaco Van Dormael. Starring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham, Rhys Ifans, Natasha Little, Toby Regbo and Juno Temple. Mr. Nobody premiered in 2009 at the Venice Film Festival where it won both the Biografilm and Golden Osella awards. Limited release November 1, 2013. Return to Thumbnail View.(Larger Player)
“Last Days on Mars” follows the story of the crew of Tantalus Base and a crew member that presumes he has made the remarkable discovery of fossilized evidence of life. Persistent, and unwilling to compromise his potential discovery, he disobeys orders and leaves base to collect further samples getting trapped in the process. When his crew members attempt to recover his body, they realize the life form he discovered is not only still alive, but also life threatening. Return to Thumbnail View.(Larger Player)
“Ender’s Game” is an epic science fiction film chronicling the training and future salvation of humans by a gifted child. Written and directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Rendition). Based on the best-selling, award winning novel by Orson Scott Card. Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and Abigail BreslinOnly. Opens in theaters November 1, 2013. Return to Thumbnail View.(Larger Player)
“Elysium” the movie portrays the world in 2159 where the one half of one percent live in the perfect world of privilege in a cancer-free utopia world floating above the clouds called Elysium. The overpopulated remainder of humanity lives on the shell of Earth where robots control their every move. Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9). Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.(Larger Player)
“Europa Report” takes us along with a crew of international astronauts on a mission to Jupiter’s fourth moon using a combination of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller styles. The purpose of the mission is to investigate the possible existence of life within our solar system. Unmanned probes indicated a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface.