District 9 is a 2009 science fiction action horror film directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. It is a co-production of New Zealand, the United States, and South Africa.
Accomplished Québécois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi follow-up to 2015’s Sicario, Arrival, may well be my favorite film of 2016. It’s an ecstatic and otherworldly experience, extraordinarily romantic, deeply moving, and filled with buoyancy, and wonder.
10 Cloverfield Lane grossed $72.1 million in the United States and $38.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $110.2 million. In the United States and Canada, the film made $1.8 million from its Thursday night previews at 2,500 theaters, and $8 million on its first day (including Thursday previews).
The scientists that Popular Science talked to were hard-pressed to really find fault with the movie. But there are a few persnickety things, which actually originate from the book--although The Martian is now getting lots of love from NASA, when Weir started writing the story, it was just a blog.
With Justin Lin taking the helm after J.J. Abrams moved to the Star Wars franchise, Star Trek Beyond finds the sweet spot between the excitement of the 2009 Star Trek movie, the charm of the 1960s TV series, and the friendship-and-explosions formula of Lin’s work on the Fast and Furious movies.
Rogue One will not only point to a specific time in the Star Wars universe. It’s also a visual callback to a time when science fiction worlds looked a certain, now-antiquated, way. Disney wields its Star Wars property like a precision weapon, knowing exactly where to hit its collective fandom to reap maximum benefits.
After all, Robert Downey Jr. is Marvel’s megastar, and the film’s ever-expanding cast list seemed like it was doomed to overpower Captain America’s own arc. So, did Civil War end up feeling more like an Avengers movie than a Cap movie? For better or worse, the answer is yes.
From narration to flashbacks to chapter breaks, Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child just gives and gives, and when it ends — brilliantly, by the way — you’ll be screaming for more, and quickly. Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child screened at Fantastic Fest 2016 and opens on October 6, 2017.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant is a 2016 American dystopian romantic thriller film directed by Robert Schwentke with a screenplay by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Noah Oppenheim. It is intended as the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth, and the third installment in The Divergent Series.
The 5th Wave is a 2016 American science fiction action film directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner, based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe and Liev Schreiber.
Morgan is a 2016 British-American science fiction horror film directed by Luke Scott in his directorial debut and written by Seth Owen. The film features an ensemble cast, including Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Giamatti.
That demands a certain amount of indulgence, and patience is a must (the running time really causes problems), but for those interested in a more meditative experience than most horror movies can provide, A Cure for Wellness proves surprisingly effective.