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Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Announces First Titles

Presenting a marvelous banquet of fantastic titles with their first announcement, Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film has, in the proverbial sense, something for everyone -- as long as you have good taste in genre... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE CREEPING GARDEN Explores The Brave New World Of Plasmodial Slime Mould

In one of the year's most original and bizarre documentaries, Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp dive headlong into the largely unknown world of plasmodial slime moulds, and what emerges is a pioneering and at times hypnotic crawl through a largely... More »
  

Review: EARTH TO ECHO, An Alien Loose In Suburbia

Somewhere beneath the wreckage of its found-footage conceit, a heartfelt, 80s-style, family-friendly, science-fiction adventure lurks within Earth to Echo. Revolving around the friendship of three boys, the film seeks to recapture the moment when childhood yields to adolescence, and an... More »
  

Review: EDGE OF TOMORROW Is High Concept Sci-Fi At Its Most Fun

Tom Cruise is on fine form in the high concept sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, playing a military spin doctor in a war torn near-future, who is caught in a time loop, re-living the same day of mass carnage over... More »
  

SNOWPIERCER Gets An Action-Packed Red Band US Trailer

Almost a year since its debut in director Bong Joon-ho's native South Korea last summer, futuristic thriller Snowpiercer finally arrives on US shores on 27 June, courtesy of Radius TWC. While Harvey Weinstein ultimately lost his battle to re-edit the... More »
  

Review: TRANSCENDENCE Tries Too Hard, Fails Utterly

Most of the ingredients are here for something special - a decent enough cast, the man behind the visuals of most of Christopher Nolan's works, and a high-concept sci-fi thriller that delves into such heady topics as "neo-ludites" and the... More »
  

Review: UNDER THE SKIN Burns Brilliantly, Bafflingly, Bleakly

A long shot of a man waiting for a bus on a cool, foggy morning. The road winds through a valley where the stop and bench are at the bottom, and snakes up the other side. A woman walks into... More »
  

New EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer Is Cruise-Centric

It makes perfect sense that the new trailer for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow revolves entirely around Tom Cruise. The first trailer established the premise: aliens invade Earth, soldiers die quickly, one is caught in a time loop until he becomes... More »
  

Crowdfund This! New Sci-Fi Short EIDOLON From Director Of 88:88

When Nashville based director Joey Ciccoline made his 2012 short film 88:88 he enlisted the musical stylings of Makeup and Vanity Set and used their song Never Let Go. Matt Pusti from MUVS followed up and created an entire album... More »
  

Review: WAR OF THE WORLDS: GOLIATH, A Good Old Animated Steampunk Sci-fi Romp!

War of the Worlds: Goliath takes place 15 years after the first arrival of Martians. In the city of Leeds, England, a young Eric watches his parents get disintegrated by a Martian tripod. As H.G. Wells' story goes the Martians... More »
  

Rotterdam 2014 Review: HARD TO BE A GOD, Russian Science Fiction Unlike Anything Before

(Persevere, even though it's sometimes hard to be an audience...) Every year it's a delicate game of pick-and-choose when the International Film Festival Rotterdam reveals its roster. With almost 400 titles to choose from, all you can see is bound... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Twitch Can Read: Lob & Rochette's SNOWPIERCER In English For The First Time

While most of the English-speaking world is still yet to see Bong Joon-ho's science-fiction masterpiece, Snowpiercer, the good people at Titan Books have acquired the original French graphic novel and are publishing it in English for the very first time.Written... More »
  

Review: PARADOX ALICE, Low-Budget Science Fiction Gone Awry

'Oh cool, a low-budget sci-fi film about a guy who goes through a mysterious sex change in space while humanity dies far below! Sounds pretty interesting, right? Even if it's bad, it's bound to be weird enough to be compelling... More »
  

Review: Time Travel Takes A Siesta At 11:00 AM

Setting aside the barnstorming success of Bong Joon-ho's new feature Snowpiercer, an anomaly if ever there was one, Korean cinema's relationship to the science fiction genre has been a difficult one over the years. Successful mash-ups like Save the Green... More »
  

Review: THE LAST DAYS ON MARS, As Lifeless As The Planet Itself

After the screening of The Last Days on Mars in the director's fortnight competition, many were wondering why exactly the clunky, derivative Mars-zombie movie was programmed at a high-class festival like Cannes. Fair enough, but the bigger, even more nagging... More »
  

TV Beat: ALMOST HUMAN, As Science Fiction, It's A Decent Cop Show

Whenever I watch a TV show set in the future, I split into two people. One is the kid who was drawn to science fiction in his early teens, dreaming about Big Ideas played out in far distant galaxies and... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On Casting SNOWPIERCER (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, Twitch was gifted the opportunity to spend an hour talking to South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho about his hugely-anticipated science-fiction thriller Snowpiercer. The film opened in Bong's homeland back in August, where it quickly became his most succesful... More »
  

Jason Clarke Joins Animal-Morphing LOBSTER From Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos has assembled quite a cast for his first English-language project. Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color, pictured below) have joined Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) and Olivia Colman (I... More »
  

Opening: GRAVITY Astounds And Thrills And Chills And Astounds Again

So you want to be an astronaut? Alfonso Cuarón's gripping, often spectacular thriller Gravity sends George Clooney and Sandra Bullock flying into space, where they encounter every explorer's worst nightmare, the deadly kind you can't hope to control, but can... More »
  

Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn On Sci-Fi And The Genius Of JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

A few months ago I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours talking with Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. While the bulk of that interview was about his latest directorial effort, Only God Forgives, for another publication (which... More »
  
 
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