Mysterious Island (1961) – Cy Endfield

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues its exploration of the cinematic Jules Verne. I’ve previously covered the highly enjoyable Walt Disney version of 20,000 Leagues, so up next is Mysterious Island, which serves as a bit of a sequel to Leagues as it sees the appearance of Captain Nemo; this time played by Herbert Lom…

Soylent Green (1973) – Richard Fleischer

People are lazy, apathetic, and believe the Lie. I could be talking about today, or the future envisioned in Soylent Green… The 101 Sci-Fi Movie list continues to boot along, and I’ve finally had a look at this classic. I have to say already knowing the reveal, I still liked this film a lot. As…

Fantastic Voyage (1966) – Richard Fleischer

Just over 20 years before Dennis Quaid was miniaturized and found himself inside Martin Short, in Joe Dante’s escapist adventure Innerspace, Richard Fleischer last seen on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list with 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, returns with Fantastic Voyage. Amidst the Cold War, America and Russia aren’t only in a nuclear race, they are in a…

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

  So Disney shows up on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list with this classic from 1954. Based on the classic tale by Jules Verne, Disney pulled out all the stops and brought a lavish, extravagant production to the big screen, with an all-star cast including James Mason, Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre. The film, set…