The year is 2131. The world is still shaken after the violent collision with a meteorite in 2077 when “the cities of Padua und Verona were wiped from the face of the Earth; and the last glories of Venice sank forever beneath the sea as the waters of the Adriatic came thundering landward after the hammer blow from space.”Read more "Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke"
I believe every film has a phrase, a key sequence to includes the essence and the message of an entire movie. The core of “The Book of Eli” I found in this phrase, uttered by the character played by Denzel Washington, shortly before concluding his journey:
“In all these years I’ve been carrying it and reading it every day, I got so caught up in keeping it safe that I forgot to live by what I learned from it.”Read more "The Book of Eli – A Journey of Faith"
Was I hyped for this one or what? Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters last weekend and had an estimated $109.4 million grossing world-wide with $44.4 million in the United States alone in just 3 days. With a budget of $150 million, I believe it’s safe to say that the return of George Miller’s Mad Max franchise is going […]Read more "Mad Max: Fury Road – A lovely day indeed"
McCarthy’s novel has at least two qualities: it’s thin and has big letters. I would say it’s the first novel I read where nothing happens. But from my point of view, if I got through with it, it’s still a readable novel.Read more "A post-apocalyptic tale: The Road – Cormac McCarthy"
The film has all the ingredients of a vampire classic: crossbows, bats, pale skin, blood, more blood, even more blood and of course sunlight of destruction. What’s new is lightproof vehicles using video cameras for exterior vision, or special military costumes that allow the vampires to face the sun.Read more "Daybreakers – a sci-fi vampire flick"
The Machine is a low budget film. It’s a movie about androids but being unable to rely on special effects of the highest quality, the movie unfolds a very well written story. With a dark atmosphere, the film focuses on characters, with more than a clear asimovian feel to it.Read more "Man and clown are the same – The Machine "
Directed by Carl E. Rinsch, ‘The Gift’ Belongs to the “Pararell Lines” Phillips Cinema. Placed in Russia, The Gift is a Sci-Fi short filled with allot of action sequences and an amazing atmosphere depicting a futuristic city of Moscow. More than 20 individual CGI were shot for this short movie resulting in a stunning work […]Read more "The Gift – not the regular sci-fi film you are used to see"