Category: science fiction

REVIEW: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) is rescued from the imminent destruction of the planet Earth by his best friend and - unbeknownst to Arthur - alien researcher Ford Prefect (Mos Def). Together they are thrown out of the airlock of a Vogon construction ship, rescued by Ford's semi-cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell) and Arthur's former acquaintance ...

REVIEW: Annihilation (2018)

Lena (Natalie Portman) is a biologist and former soldier whose husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) vanished on a classified assignment. When he unexpectedly returns home suffering from a critical illness, Lena is dragged into his final mission: to infiltrate a mysterious environment known as "the Shimmer", an expanding zone where the rules of nature no longer ...

REVIEW: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

It seems likely that, in years to come, The Cloverfield Paradox will be remembered more for its canny marketing strategy than for the film itself. Produced by Paramount Pictures as the third instalment of their weird anthology series of genre thrillers, but then delayed from release, sold off to Netflix, and launched worldwide for anyone to view ...

REVIEW: Arrival (2016)

When 12 alien spacecraft descend into the Earth's atmosphere, linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is recruited by the US military to work with physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) in finding a means of communicating with the visitors. When relations between one of the ships and the Chinese government breaks down, Banks and Donnelly's mission turns ...