Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Denis Villeneuve

Villeneuve’s stunningly beautiful sequel to the seminal, and iconic, 1982 Ridley Scott film is released to blu-ray and DVD today from Warner Brothers. With Scott serving as executive producer, and a story by original film scribe Hampton Fancher (joined by Michael Green), Villeneuve working with cinematographer Roger Deakins brings us another tale set in the…

Prodigy (2013) – Marie Lu

  It’s back to the realm of Legend, as I dive into the second book of the young adult trilogy by Marie Lu. The dystopian world Lu creates, brings me back to a torn United States, divided almost in two by the Republic and the Colonies, it plunges me back into the lives of Day…

The Road (2009) – John Hillcoat

  We jump genres now in the Great Movies – 100 Years of film book, and I dive into Sci-Fi-Fantasy-Horror (though I would argue they could all be separate categories. The first title, Metropolis (such a gorgeous film), and almost all of its recommendations, I have reviewed previously for the blog, so the one recommendation left…

Code 46 (2003) – Michael Winterbottom

  The 101 Sci-Fi Movies brought me this little film that is set in the not too distant future, where DNA is monitored, travel is tightly controlled, and those without cover are forced to live outside cities as non-citizens. Tim Robbins plays an investigator, William Geld, who is on the trail of a forger of…

Rollerball (1975) – Norman Jewison

James Caan mumbles his way through this entry on the 101 Action Movies list under Norman Jewison’s guidance working from a script by William Harrison (based on his own short story). In a dystopian future when corporations have replaced governments (so you know, sometime around now), the game of rollerball is the only release for…

A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Stanley Kubrick

How about a little of the ole ultra-violence early in the new year? The 101 Sci-Fi movies list is happy to give it to you with Kubrick’s classic view of a dystopian future. The film is still bold, frightening, thought-provoking and of course, much like 2001 has a wonderful classical soundtrack. Kubrick adapted the screenplay from Michael Burgess’…