#Sci-Fi Sundays

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – OBLIVION (2013)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – OBLIVION (2013)

This week’s Sci-Fi Sundays article sees Dan D’Arpe analysing Oblivion (2013), starring Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko. When Oblivion was set for release in 2013, it is small wonder that the film world wasn’t exactly waiting with baited breath. After all, Joseph Kosinski was a relatively novice director whose only other film, Tron: Legacy, hadn’t […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – THE RUNNING MAN (1987)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – THE RUNNING MAN (1987)

Sci-Fi Sundays is back, and this week Jonathon Dabell examines The Running Man (1987) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson. When I saw The Running Man for the first time soon after its 1987 release, my first impression was that it was all rather far-fetched. I couldn’t quite take seriously this notion […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – OUTLAND (1981)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – OUTLAND (1981)

Sci-Fi Sundays is back and this week Dawn Dabell takes a look at Outland (1981) starring Sean Connery, Peter Boyle and Frances Sternhagen. Outland is seen by many as High Noon (1952) in space. Both films feature a marshal protecting a community which turns its back on him in his time of need, leaving him […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – DAMNATION ALLEY (1977)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – DAMNATION ALLEY (1977)

It’s Sci-Fi Sundays time once more, and this week Jonathon Dabell casts his eye over Damnation Alley (1977), starring Jan Michael Vincent and George Peppard, adapted from a cult novel by Roger Zelazny. Roger Zelazny was a very well-regarded sci-fi author, and he reportedly had high hopes when an adaptation of his 1969 novel Damnation […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – STAR WARS (1977)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – STAR WARS (1977)

This week in Sci-Fi Sundays, Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Star Wars (1977) starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. Why even bother writing a review of Star Wars (1977)? The very act of writing a review of it is virtually redundant. There are so many reviews, books, making-of documentaries, tie-ins and spin-offs […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)

Sci-Fi Sundays returns with Dawn Dabell’s review of Death Race 2000 (1975) starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone. King of the B-movies Roger Corman has an impressive filmography as both director and producer. His most acclaimed work was in the capacity of director which saw him working with AIP on a series of […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – ICEMAN (1984)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS – ICEMAN (1984)

Sci-Fi Sundays returns with Jonathon Dabell reviewing Fred Schepisi’s Iceman (1984) starring Timothy Hutton and John Lone. Iceman was released in 1984 and is quite unusual for its time in that it is a sci-fi story with no laser guns, spaceships, or malevolent aliens. It is slightly similar to E.T: The Extra Terretrial (1982) on […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS: JURASSIC WORLD (2015)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS: JURASSIC WORLD (2015)

Sci-Fi Sundays returns with Ronnie Oz taking a look at this year’s blockbuster Jurassic World (2015) starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The following review was originally posted to Movie Gems: facebook.com/moviegemsbyronnie  I was so looking forward to Jurassic World! I loved the original Jurassic Park (1993); I marveled at the (for the time) […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS: STAR ODYSSEY (1979)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS: STAR ODYSSEY (1979)

Sci-Fi Sundays is back! This week Ash Loydon takes a witty and irreverent tour through the highlights and lowlights of Alfonso Brescia’s Star Odyssey (1979) – aka Sette Uomini D’oro Nello Spazio.  Amazing what you find when idly flicking channels…I just came across what looks like a ‘n’th generation VHS copy of Alfonso (The Beast […]

SCI-FI SUNDAYS: ALIEN (1979)

SCI-FI SUNDAYS: ALIEN (1979)

Sci-Fi Sundays is back, and this week MoM newcomer Ronnie Oz takes a look at Ridley Scott’s masterpiece Alien (1979). In space no-one can hear you scream, and all that! ** The following review was originally posted by Ronnie Oz on his own page, Movie Gems: facebook.com/moviegemsbyronnie ** Any movie buff or serious student of […]