A new kid moves into school, making enemies with the affluent societies and joining the beleaguered Science Club. But when an old potion is discovered to confer telekinetic power he gets the chance to get his own back, as well as having a bit of fun on the side. Written by David Carroll Continue reading
Near future. Or is it now?
- How do people live out here?
- It is not living, just existing…
A Future More Nasty, Because It’s So Near
It has long been axiomatic that speculative science-fiction visions of the future must reflect the anxieties of the present: fears of technology gone awry, of repressive political authority and of the erosion of individuality and human freedom. Often these worries are expressed, and to some extent mitigated, by means of extravagant visual fantasies that picture a world of gleaming, high-rise cities, flying cars and soulful robots. Continue reading
Written in 1931, H. P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of classic horror films of the early 1930s like Dracula, Frankenstein, and King Kong. Using its Mythoscope process ~ a mix of modern and vintage techniques ~ the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society expands on Lovecraft’s original tale while still bringing you unparalleled authenticity. Continue reading
Special Agent Sally Biggs has a secret. She can rewind time–a few seconds–whenever she wants. It’s enough to make her a celebrity at the FBI and control almost everything in her life. But deep down, she’s afraid of the pain that comes from the things no one can control. Her worst fears are realized when her scientist husband disappears mysteriously. Paranormal apparitions begin to surround her. Strangers with terrifying technologies know her secret, and want her dead. Her only clue is her husband’s ghost–who she follows onto a battlefield she never knew existed. She must discover the awesome truth that ties all the mysteries together, before the fabric of her being–and the ones she loves most–fade out of reality. Written by Space Ace Continue reading
This thoughtful, prototypical film was Universals initial foray into science fiction during the 1950s. While technically not the first sci-fi movie to explore the theme of benevolent aliens threatened by the ignorant, knee-jerk hostility of humans, it more or less set the standard for those that followed. Most of the credit for this belongs to a story treatment by SF legend Ray Bradbury, the sure-handed direction of Jack Arnold (who would go on to helm most of Universal\’s top drawer genre flicks of the decade), and a fine performance by lead Richard Carlson… It Came From Outer Space remains the real deal, a genuine genre classic. It\’s easily one of the best science fiction films of the \’50s.
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A military junta has taken power on the Philippines. Their takeover is fought by Moslem separatists, communists and rival military. In the middle of the chaos there is Hesus Mariano: academic, musician, poet and sniper. Politically tinted science-fiction action drama with an attitude.
It’s the year 2011 and the Philippines has been taken over by a military junta; the leader, a General Racellos, wields tight control over the country’s single TV station, radio station and newspaper. Racellos’ power is being challenged by Muslim secessionists, by the Communist movement and by a rival military group. In the middle of this turmoil stands Hesus Mariano (a quietly volatile Mark Anthony Fernandez) – scholar, musician, sharpshooter, poet, warrior. Jesus the Revolutionary was made on a shoestring budget (around five million pesos / 75,000 euro) and shot in roughly twenty days, but the ideas teeming in it are enough to fill a half-dozen lesser films. Except for the deserted streets and spray-painted graffiti, you won’t see any evidence of progress, of advanced technology, any sign at all that it’s almost a decade into tomorrow; if anything, things appear to have gotten worse… which is probably precisely Diaz’s point. It’s an action flick with an attitude, a political satire with a philosophical bent, a science-fiction drama with a committed political stance. The film mixes the influences of George Orwell, Jose Rizal and video games, using the future as a prismatic lens to focus on the follies of the present. (NV) Continue reading
What would you think if you found out that someone you knew had been around since the dawn of man? What questions would you ask and what mysteries could they unmask? Join seven skeptical scholars on a riveting journey as they uncover the history of man through one of their close friends, who reveals he was born 14 millennia prior.
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious and intense interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he is an immortal who has walked the earth for 14,000 years. Learn the mysteries of science, religion, and human culture as Oldman takes you on this incredible journey spanning time and space while never leaving the confines of his living room. Friendships are strained and faith is tested when Oldman reveals his secret. His friends, not realizing the gift that has been bestowed upon them, subject their colleague to a harsh psychoanalysis, questioning his ethics as he tests their beliefs. Continue reading