Thank me later.
its exploitation slightly worse then hobo with a shotgun.
sci fi, conspiracy and horror preferred
Dark City (1998) ??
The Next Race: The Remote Viewings??
Society (1989) BY Brian Yuzna
Dark City is awesome. Ummmn.
Have you seen Moon?
have seen it all...
brian yuzna's society, lol havent seen that in a long time....
i want to watch something in the vein of videodrome or scanners....
i guess there isnt much in that field.
AKA! will be a good year for the box office (and for you):
Avatar 2 - 4DSinCity 2 Snow White and the Huntsman Skyfall
A few to mention. Be patient, relax your optic nerves for now!
douglas adams novels are pretty kewl, didnt care for the movie. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind is a good sci fi movie and of course the one movie to rule them all: BLADE RUNNER...now thats sci fi. closely followed by AKIRA(LoVE IT even though the manga has more substance the movie has so much great artwork).
I still need a few more recs....
its not nerdy at all...love the first matrix movie and cant wait for john carter from mars though i do think its going to suck most likely.
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind was a romantic movie with sci fi elements i give you that, on the other hand the 40000 year man is also a sci fi movie even though its about a man who lives forever.
its certainly not hard sci fi ala star trek. star wars for example is space opera and more sci fi/fantasy and i cant deny that my favorite genre is certainly cyberpunk.
like i said i read,watch and devour sci fi.
you can give me alfred bester, phil dick, isaac asimov, heinlein, richard matheson etc. all fucking day.
Ultimate Sci-fi film of all time:
It's about two guys who accidentally invent something in their basement and can't cope with the gravity of their discovery. Their lives proceed to breakdown, as do you. Not a good movie if you are into sci-fi spoon-fed plots with shit arch-type characters played by even shitter actors. Don't expect to understand it perfectly on the first watch through, because you are not supposed to. It's supposed to go way over your head because the two characters are similarly in way over their head and can't comprehend what's going on.
Also, don't read up before. It's one of those films that's better to go into cold. It's all about the mystery.
Also, lul wut: Sin City 2 is finally coming out? I'm not that bothered till they do the 3rd. Just cause I want to know how they do the LSD scene.
Poor Alan Moore, how much more of his canon is going to get raped?
sin city is frank miller....
i am going to watch primer, had this on my mind for a while. thanks,
thats not the defintion though....i would call inception borderline cyberpunk, actually it is cyberpunk without machines but the same premise :)
watched both movies you mentioned.
equilibrium is christian bale....didnt like it that much then again, i dont like much from that guy expect american psycho and that movie where he was still a kid in a japanese gi prison camp.
batman begins was okay as well...didnt do justice to batman. the videogames strangely did manage that though. :)
i thought paul was shyte. i love simon pegg but attack the block was so much better then that. seth rogan my anus.
Across The Universe Dark city is my favorate SF
sounds like city of embers...but thats not a cartoon.
if you talk about japanese anime well then HOKUTO NO KEN(fist of the north star) immediately springs to mind.
I LOVE fist of the north star, corny and campy as hell but its outrageously creative. gotta love rei, what a badass. cutting people into shreds with his hands....thats AWESOME.
@ Tara不要迷茫 check this : http://www.youtube.com/user/darkcitymov?feature=relchannel
I have just seen Moon, i liked it, thanks 袜子 ;)
watched these two as well.
@skaught watched all of those that you mentioned as well:) terrence malick can kiss my sweet behind.
strange days was a nice one.
prefer memento compared to inception, so here comes 50 first date ^^ --------- prefer the idiot compared to dancer in the dark --------- perfer the directress of american psycho more than the film itself -------- prefer the science of sleep compared to human nature ------- prefer let the right one in compared to twilight--------- prefer naked lunch compared to Dead Ringers------- prefer avalon compared to existenz-------- prefer A Zed and Two Noughts compared to blow up-------- prefer xxy compared to orlando / the hours------- prefer dark city compared to blade runner --------- prefer black swan compared to p -------- prefer After Hours compared to taxi driver -------- prefer Big fish compared to The Big Lebowski -------- prefer birdy compared to midnight express ---------
Suicide Club sounds good
watched that too actually they live is one of my favorites…i think i am just too cool
If you haven't seen Total Recall since you were a kid, I highly recommend returning back to it. I always thought it was just another Arny movie with a 3 titted martian but upon viewing as an adult realized the film was actually pretty solid with some interesting philosophical questions about self.
If you're into cheesy 80's films, I was pleasantly surprised by The Kickboxer. Still a total cheese fest, but the 80s soundtrack and token montages were a real treat.
Source Code was another pleasing one real nice twist in the ending.
Revisited Bladerunner. I thought it was ok. Overrated in my opinion. Really good futuristic vibe though.
The Prestige is another great one. Kind of Sci-fi and a great story. David Bowie as Tesla is genius.
Cow boys and Aliens might be a bit too blockbuster for you, but I was pleasantly surprised.
'Help My Ass Is On Fire VIII' is unbeatable, for its genre (middle-core porn)...
The original HMAIOF got 9.1 out of 10 on IMDB - must be good.
Most useful review:
"Don't be put off by the title. This contains some great scenes and very pretty women. I don't know if who has watched it more; me or my wife. Mikki Taylor is our favorite "actress" and her scene is wonderful."
have seen all that is mentioned. i heard lots of people claiming that bladerunner is overrated...in what friggin way? its an expensive art movie. director by an art designer(google ridley scotts background) designed by syd mead(greatest industrial designer of the 20th century). script written by a dope smoking hippie. novel written by an lsd junkie... not mention blade runner was pretty much based on moebius comics books from heavy metal...
if you dont know what that is you lost the whole argument already.
there is nothing overrated in bladerunner. its a VISIONARY piece.
total recall is cool though.
i jsut watched primer, i would be a fucking liar if i say i understand everything i have witnessed. i also had a terrible night beforehand so that affected my enjoyment of this particular movie. i like the down to earth theme of the movie and the manner in which its handled. its seem realistic and intruiguing, the technical jargon is pretty hard to grasp on though. saying that watching sci fi movies makes you nerdy how about being a nerd youtself.
regardless, as interesting as i thought the whole idea was it wasnt much of science fiction movie but more of a science drama...if thats makes any sense. its more about these two characters then it is about a setting.
i also understand the reasoning of the two characters though i dont think its very realistic when it comes to the possible ramifactions that such knowledge holds. there is just too much at stake as just to poke your nose into and start to get really paranoid after figuring out what else can be done with the "machine". as realistic as it might seem to be its still a crock of shit at the end, and you can try to put as much imersion as you want it if the plot is just silly the whole movie loses its focus. in the end it ended up as a rather typical character drama between two friends that had vastly different opinions on the same subject matter. i didnt like that aaron and abe only wore formal wear the entire time. seems like an odd thing to nitpick at but it annoyed me. it didnt make sense.
i am going to watch it again. i thought that for example PI was easier to digest as an what if science scenario. primer was very dry in its execution, which was fine...it give the whole thing of realism that it is unlikely to find in other movies of this genre and this probably what makes it so interesting.
what would be really interest for me is a movie like primer about scientist inventing real life robots...so instead of having robots we have people building them and the ethical questions that come with it. of course this should be handled in a matter of building real life androids and not just robots, in that case you could just watch a documentary.
no more like in the vein of weird science...without the humor.
that would be awesome.
The main problem for me and most people who complain about it is the pacing. It's a very slow film. I usually have patience but I fell asleep the first time watching it. A recent viewing, I made it all the way through. It's a cool movie, just over rated in my opinion.
The ending was utter garbage though. Made absolutely no sense compared to the rest of the movie. The sunny country side seemed like it wouldn't even exist in the world painted in the rest of the movie.
i do not like bladerunner even i've watched more than 3 times ... it's like i do not like dune at all ....... bad tast always be bad tast > <
If you want robots, sounds like you should watch Bionic man. It might have Robin Williams, but it's seriously my favourite sci-fi by a long shot. It's about an android that fights to have himself legally declared human after slowly changing his entire body into organic matter. Really awesome. Maybe you've seen it already though. Actually, the director/writer of Primer (also the guy who played Aaron) is making a movie about robots right now.
Also, the shirts and ties in Primer have a point. It let's you know "which" Abe and Aaron you are looking at. They get messier the further along they get. When Aaron gets towards the end of the timeline he stops wearing a tie altogether and never fully buttons his shirt, but that "late" Aaron actually appears at earlier points in the movie. It's not a movie that's designed to be watched only once. A lot of the details it reveals to you towards the end have actually been there the whole time. It took me about the third watch through to have it completely pieced together. Also, the technical jargon is supposed to go over your head, because the details are not important. Notice that they often talk over each other when they are speaking jargon, to stop you from actually hearing what they are saying properly. A nice touch, but one that I'm not totally sure if I agree with.
Also, of course it's a crock of shit by the end. It's a film about time travel. It was also made for $10,000 and something like 1/3rd of that went into making the "machine". That's an insanely cheap movie.
First of all Blade runner will stay a must because of is sound track : try love theme by vangelis, i heard this sound more than a thousand time.
Second, Dune is my favorite movie of all time. Saintro . L my god we really don't have the same taste.
I'm trying to think of a good old sci-fi movie but nothing's coming right now...I'll try to check today at work.
Anyway /bow to Mr. J Aka Da True Nightstalka, either I don't recall the name or I didn't saw at least 10 of the named movies.
Really good topic, thx for sharing.
Emotional disturbing ones are ok? Have you watched the Dutch movie "Spoorloos"?
ghost rider the grey avengers
I have found one pretty weird The Final Programme. The Last Days of Man on Earth.. It was based on one of Micheal Moorcock´s novels :O
yea, Cube 123 are all not bad, not hard to understand... also, try Donnie Darko, I like these movies
Chinese movie 三枪拍案惊奇 NO, i mean Kung Fu Hustle
Tree of Life
I see some morons hating on it above who need their minds set straight. This is a film that must be appreciated on principle. It is very easy to accuse an 'auteur' like Terence Malick of self-indulgent excess and say MOST BORING SHIT EVER, but it is just as easy for me as a sympathetic and patient viewer to forgive a man who is on a quest to perfect an original style. When this style works, it allows the story to be told without scenes, often even without words, because he has given the camera a personality.
Malick's camera is a hyperactive, intrusive voyeur, obsessed with finding moments of authenticity and truth. It never sits still, never looks away. Malick combines romantic classical music with deft editing. The characters are forever bursting out of the cuts as they enter frenzies of pure uninhibited feeling -- running, jumping, turning and smiling, falling and laughing in raw natural spaces (usually tall grass).
Malick does this in every movie (See The New World). What seemed special to me about Tree of Life, and why I love it, is how beautifully he blends these moments into the story. Malick boldly chooses to build this long epic film on a story that is very small and simple. In picturesque tree-lined suburbia, a family quietly falls apart. Malick's camera butts into the formative moments of two brothers as they discover themselves, others and life. But before we really know what is going on in the story, Malick (the uncompromising auteur) goes against every Hollywood mandate and cuts away from Brad Pitt in order to…that's right…ERASE the universe, and show us how it began. A dreamy aria narrates the formation of our galaxy, the forging of earth, the cellular divisions [pictured] out of which life on earth originated. It's a brilliant sequence combining old-school with modern special effects -- a film within a film.
From there the films stays microscopic, in a painstaking study of this little family. A family that is studied as an end in itself, not as representative of a culture or of a political milieu. Malick is an unapologetic political and cultural atheist. The characters are individuals who are granted every cell of their humanity, respected as products not of a culture but as complex organisms forced to live in an environment not of their own choosing. In other words, a family. In a further jab at Hollywood, Malick casts Brad Pitt in the role of a father who is an anal dick who inspires strong feelings of hate in all those around him.
His hobbies are pissing everybody off by playing ugly, dated organ music and being a malevolent dinner table dictator. He is a massive downer who casts a pall of unnecessary seriousness and rigidity over every scene he inhabits. When he leaves the house, and fades into the background of the story, the film becomes about boys, about the dark forces with in them that compel them to abuse, destroy, and kill things (and tie frogs to toy rockets and fire them into the sky). With father gone, and family authority up for grabs, we watch in fascination as the eldest son despite his best efforts becomes the man he so despises.
tl;dr Tree of Life 10/10
Very emotional movie, and with a very good message.
Foreground- Big Laowai face: muahahahahaha (evil laughter) while the shaolin temple is being destroyed by the laowai army.... Indeed a very good message.