All tagged science fiction
Basic rule of movies: video game adaptations do not work. Thankfully, the creators of this noir-mystery crafted a fun adventure that will satiate the most ardent Pokémon fan - as well as the blissfully ignorant parents dragged along for the ride.
The indie science-fiction horror flick is a journey deeper and deeper into a seemingly tranquil commune’s warped nightmare.
Given the erratic and jarring nature of this adaptation, the source material must be nigh unfilmable. Cramming all the world-building, heady metaphysical themes and astrophysics simply results in a movie that, at best, feels rushed and at worst, is ham-handed and clunky.
There are films that achieve the fragile dream-like experience - then there are films that force approximations of the surreal. This sci-fi thriller is the latter.
Ideas alone do not equate to great stories. This hollow, high-concept slog is propped up by a meager peppering of intriguing conceits and supported by virtually nothing resembling storytelling.
The hype is justified: "Blade Runner 2049" perfectly matches the feel and texture of the iconic 1982 original. "2049" is a breathtaking and beautiful sci-fi sequel.
Even by Michael Bay standards - the latest "Transformers" slog fails on almost every front, frustrates in almost every way and is somehow astonishingly confusing.
A time-bending science fiction flick that is a smart, entertaining and lean adventure from start to finish.
A chat with the filmmakers behind the smart indie science fiction flick.
While its cynical insights into modernity are intriguing (if obvious), this film is a little too scatterbrained to deliver its ambitious damning indictment against social elitism.
The latest "Divergent" sequel is many things: another wholly unnecessary exercise in chopping one novel into two malformed movies, a crass cash grab for a franchise with an impending expiration date and every YA trope mashed into a twisted pile of uninspired teen angst plot points.
"The Force Awakens" represents the start of something exciting rooted in something familiar.
No single word adequately describe what may be the best popcorn flick of 2015 - a smart, funny, harrowing, intense, exciting and joyous movie that is flat-out entertaining.
"Ex Machina" writer-director Alex Garland discusses his directorial debut.
The focused, thought-provoking and compelling science fiction drama "Ex Machina" is arguably the best film released this spring, could end up the best sci-fi of the year and will absolutely be in the "best movies of 2015" discussion.
There are worse and more cloying young adult film adaptations out there, but "Insurgent" sets a new disappointing baseline for lazy YA movies.
This heady action-thriller is the oddest juxtaposition of intriguing existential musings wrapped in one of the silliest (bordering on stupidest) stories this year.
The "Planet of the Apes" franchise is officially cool again. Add "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" to the short list of sequels that surpass their already impressive predecessors.
It's slightly ironic that a story about free-thinking and independence is such an unoriginal, uninspired mishmash of tired sci-fi elements.
The 2009 'Star Trek' film is arguably the greatest reboot in movie history and 'Into Darkness' further explores this new alternate 'Trek' timeline, discovering exciting and accessible new takes on familiar, beloved franchise lore.