2001: A Space Odyssey

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Time Out’s ‘100 Best Sci-Fi Films’

This week the UK London listings and entertainment guide Time Out published part of an on-going series of genre by genre features on the 100 Best Films. The current one is ‘The 100 best sci-fi movies’. Gary Dalkin takes a look…

Review: Rollerball Blu-ray (Twilight Time edition)

Post fall of communism, with governments subservient to corporate paymasters, Rollerball seems like a much greater, more prescient, film now than the one I originally saw back in 1976. Today Rollerball surely stands as one of the most underrated films of the 1970s and one of the most thought-provoking and rewarding SF films ever made.

Review: The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke’s short story The Sentinel lost in a writing competion and could feasibly have never made it to publication. But over time, the story emerged as the inspiration for the cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

A Science Fiction Primer

Media SF – in all of its varieties – is firmly and uncontestably rooted in the literature (whether it acknowledges its sources or not). The problem for the audience of media fare is that the mainstream definition of “sci fi” is overly broad, encompassing bad examples along with the good and offering no inherent means for distinguishing one from the other .

Review: Europa Report

Full disclosure:  Europa Report is currently in pay-per-view and will be in theater release in August.  I was provided an online copy to view for this review by the kind folks at Magnolia Pictures publicity. Europa Project, directed by Sebastián Cordero (Rage, Cronicas) in a ‘found footage’ style was on my radar screen for three reasons:  private […]

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Gary Dalkin

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the opportunity to peek inside the minds of the ASM bloggers to […]

Cloud Atlas Shrugged – or let the Skyfall

On Monday Skyfall was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. Tomorrow Cloud Atlas will open in UK cinemas. Two films, poles apart. Skyfall, the 23th entry in probably the world’s longest running and most successful film franchise. An undemanding, commercially safe example of formula film-making and an enormous box-office hit. Cloud Atlas a […]