I'm off work today, I need watching material. Thanks!
of the extent of your previous encounters with genre.
Also, how science fiction-y do you want it?
Like what represents a 1 and what represents a 10?
but more that different types of SciFi are more readily identifiable as SF than others: e.g. something that's set in space (Star Trek) is more recognisable as SciFi than something that is more speculative/surreal (e.g. Cube).
Also, some films use an SF premise (time travel, space exploration, etc.) more as a conceit or genre backdrop to a kind of narrative development that is otherwise less specifically SciFi (i.e. a love story or an action film that just happens to be set in space or involve time travel).
Still others do the whole overt generic hybridity thing, like SciFi Westerns (Serenity, Wild Wild West, Westworld).
The Andromeda Strain
lost in space
never a bad thing, mind.
sci-fi, as i would have pretty much said exactly the same thing as you have.
Cube is a good shout.
some guys mind, possibly called the Cell, are always exactly the same film in my head. Despite me really liking the Cube.
Cell (or maybe The Cell).
Has anyone seen Cube 2? I saw it in a DVD store once, and very nearly hired it. I have a feeling that I'm all the better off for having decided to take out Grease 2 instead.
are entertaining enough and play with the concepts and conceits of the original fairly well. Both are basically retreads of the originals story as they are, you know pretty much what to expect.
Cube Zero is fan-bait and an attempt to build on the 'mythos' of the series, it's alright.
Cube 2 is just the Cube with a bigger budget and is more explicityly 'sci-fi' in that it (kind of) explores multiple-dimensions and time shifts and shit like that as well as making the 'deadly room' thing a bit less immediately horrorshow. It's also, alright.
may give them a go one day. not that I get to watch movies any more.
Tarsim Singh can do wondrous visuals but he can't write an interesting or engaging story particularly well (and this is from someone who really liked The Fall and has defended it on numerous occasions).
watch it irregardless of genre, it's a cracking good yarn
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Back to the Future (all three of them)
it's genuinely interesting, well confusing though
but that's just because primer was a bit brain mangling.
Time paradoxes can be unnecessarily complicated. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure deals with them in the most elegantly offhand manner possible and it makes me laugh every time. "Dude, I /did/ steal my Dad's keys"
I admired Primers's complete refusal to explain itself.
just because non-block buster films automatically become indie once they pass the 15 years old mark. It's been years since I last watched it, though. Could've dated.
What about that one by Darren Aronofsky? Trying to remember what it's...
children of men
metropolis is the granddaddy of all of sci fi basically, even if its not the BEST (and it could well be) every sci fi fan needs to see it.
Jeff Mills did a techno score to it, the nazis loved it.. its quite long though.
been a while since Ive watched it, but remember it being good.
butout it enjoyed it a lot more when I rewatched it a decade later.
castle in the sky
The Man Who Fell To Earth
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds
1. Opening 10 minutes.
2. Monster Truck
Aha hahahaha. I've had a public transport attack of the LOLs just thinking about the monster truck :')
and that was pretty good. Give that a go?
Solaris (either version)
le voyage dans la lune
welt am draht
2nd alphaville, la jetee & metroplis auch.
If only to argue with whoever suggested it
although I guess not everyone will love it
isnt actually too bad for a bale film
I love the film so much
definately that, watch sunshine
not really sci fi
(but its got a spaceship in it, and nu**ty)