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March 9th, 2012, 15:03
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
Yes, I can't wait for Prometheus! I've always thought that the "derelict spacecraft" in Alien(s) offered up so much potential… potential squandered for the sake of telling a linear story involving Ripley.
Really looking forward to that.

Originally Posted by vurt View Post
Moon
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Pandorum

Really looking forward to Prometheus, even though his Robin Hood is one of the worst movies i've seen in a theatre :/
I liked Moon (Saw it at home though). The way they did the Moon Base and moving around on the Moon reminded me of the style of space you saw in the 60's and 70s.

The last good Sci-Fi I saw in the theater would have been the Star Trek reboot I think (that was after Inception, right?)

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March 9th, 2012, 15:24
How about Pandorum? It's a little older, but probably meets the criteria.

I suppose the technically correct answer to the question would be Transformers (story sucked by the visuals were truly incredible).

Let's see…there were sci-fi movies that I ended up watching very close together. Try and remember… There was the George Clooney one—"Solaris", which I didn't particularly enjoy but many folks did. There was "Event Horizon", which I thought was very good. And the 3rd one…ummm…"Sunshine"!

edit- well crap, looks like I could have saved a little time dragging that 3rd one out of memory by re-reading the first post… Guess that's not much value as a recommendation at this point, eh?

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March 9th, 2012, 15:26
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
I suppose the technically correct answer to the question would be Transformers.
I'm just going to pretend you didn't actually say that.
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March 9th, 2012, 15:37
Hey, once you put the "saw in a theatre" requirement on there, my list of factually correct answers gets extremely short since the Boss and Wild Dogs don't particularly like sci-fi. I did say that the story sucked…

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March 9th, 2012, 15:43
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So taking drugs to share dreams [Inception] is plausible, but zapping yourself inside a super computer [Source Code] is not?
The ending of Source Code spoiled it all for me, I'm afraid. All of a sudden, a "memory machine" can transcend time and space… too much fantasy. I guess I'm too hard to please when it comes to gripping sci-fi, and that would explain why so little of it piques my interest these days.
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March 9th, 2012, 15:52
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
I guess I'm too hard to please when it comes to gripping sci-fi, and that would explain why so little of it piques my interest these days.
Have you seen "Dark City"? It is not too recent as it is from 1998 but it may be to your liking as it is not your typical sci-fi movie.
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March 9th, 2012, 16:11
Dark City is one of my favorite movies of all time, not the least because it stars Richard O'Brien

The shot panning away from the city towards the end of the film still resonates with me.
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March 9th, 2012, 17:07
Monsters is a really nice indie sci-fi, very cool atmosphere.

Dark City was indeed incredible.. remember i bought that movie at the same time as i bought a new TV (a 32" widescreen CRT lol, this was 14 years ago or so) + new surround system. I couldn't have chosen a better movie to watch
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March 9th, 2012, 18:54
The Terminator. Movies mostly suck now these days, and sci-fi tends to be really bottom of the barrel. Thank goodness for HBO!


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March 10th, 2012, 10:24
Originally Posted by vurt View Post
Monsters is a really nice indie sci-fi, very cool atmosphere.
Interesting coincidence…

Seeing you and blatantninja mention Moon made me curious enough to rent it last night. I also rented the movie that was next to it on the shelf…
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March 10th, 2012, 17:08
Don't know any recent ones that haven't already been mentioned — I liked Moon and Inception — so despite the "cinema" and "new" requirements, I recommend City of Lost Children (1995), Avalon (2001, if you like Ghost in the Shell) and The Fountain (2006).

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March 10th, 2012, 18:59
E.T.

I dont get to the movie theater much
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March 10th, 2012, 19:16
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
I don't know Dart - of the four you listed, the only one I'd truly label sci-fi would be Inception. I like my sci-fi to be plausible in some sense; else, it's just fantasy with technobabble
There is Cube from 1997. Not exactly recent.
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March 10th, 2012, 20:01
Pandorum was pretty good. Transformers was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Thankfully I didn't see it in the theatre.

A movie not a lot of people liked was War of the Worlds which I really enjoyed.

Also had really low expectations for Knowing but that turned out to be an enjoyable 2 hours. The airplane crash scene was surprising and realllllly good. Ending was cheesy but expected I guess.
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March 18th, 2012, 02:21
Couple of new trailers for Prometheus. Don't get too excited.. they don't reveal much that the first trailer didn't.

Imax trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXLzJ…layer_embedded

Viral promo trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb7gspHxZiI
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March 18th, 2012, 02:35
Does a home theater count?

Last night we hosted some friends for a blu-ray double feature: John Carpenter's The Thing (1980s version) and Bladerunner Director's Cut.

Both were outstanding transfers.
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March 18th, 2012, 05:38
"Super 8"
J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg
I loved it.
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April 25th, 2012, 02:36
I really enjoyed "Battle: Los Angeles".
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April 25th, 2012, 04:32
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Couple of new trailers for Prometheus. Don't get too excited.. they don't reveal much that the first trailer didn't.

Imax trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXLzJ…layer_embedded

Viral promo trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb7gspHxZiI
I think Prometheus looks amazing. I work with a bunch of young 'comic book' freaks and when I mention Ridley Scott and the original Alien, they look at me like I'm nuts. For them, the Alien universe started with the James Cameron sequel.
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April 25th, 2012, 09:33
Speaking of Prometheus, I just discovered a new viral trailer. It doesn't have anything to do with the movie directly, but it's sort of neat nonetheless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMlBVtR12Hs
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