Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Movie Moxie Podcast 14: Down Terrace, Monsters, Skyline & Unstoppable plus Genre Look at Science Fiction Films

On this weeks episode of the Movie Moxie Podcast Shannon takes on lots of new releases including the UK family crime drama Down Terrace, Tony Scott train time with Unstoppable and then goes crazy for Sci Fi with Monsters, Skyline and exploring science fiction as a genre.

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Show Notes
Science Fiction as a Genre Show Notes
  • Science Fiction Film defined by Wikipedia "Science fiction film is a film genre that uses science fiction: speculative, science-based depictions of phenomena that are not necessarily accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial life forms, alien worlds, ESP, and time travel, often along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, or other technologies. Science fiction films have often been used to focus on political or social issues, and to explore philosophical issues like the human condition. In many cases, tropes derived from written science fiction may be used by filmmakers ignorant of or at best indifferent to the standards of scientific plausibility and plot logic to which written science fiction is traditionally held."

Science Fiction Film Sub-genres & Film Recommendations: Last minute additions and reader recommendations: Starship Troopers, Timecop, 12 Monkeys, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Peggy Sue Got Married, Kate & Leopold, Time Crimes, 13 Going on 30, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Lakehouse, Time Bandits, Deja Vu and Somewhere in Time.

Series purposefully left out:
Alien series & Star Wars Trilogies (more on this next week!)

Zombie Zombie The Thing Hommage (watch only if you've seen The Thing!):

Ender's Game Fan-Made Trailer (Watch only if you've read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card)

IMDb Top 50 Science Fiction (as of November 15, 2010) 1. Inception (2010)
2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
3. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
4. The Matrix (1999)
5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
6. Alien (1979)
7. WALL·E (2008)
8. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
9. Aliens (1986)
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
11. Metropolis (1927)
12. Back to the Future (1985)
13. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
14. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
15. Blade Runner (1982)
16. District 9 (2009)
17. Avatar (2009)
18. Donnie Darko (2001)
19. The War Game (1965)
20. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
21. The Thing (1982)
22. The Terminator (1984)
23. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
24. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
25. V for Vendetta (2006)
26. Star Trek (2009)
27. Stalker (1979)
28. Children of Men (2006)
29. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
30. Frankenstein (1931)
31. Planet of the Apes (1968)
32. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
33. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
34. Young Frankenstein (1974)
35. Brazil (1985)
36. The Man from Earth (2007)
37. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
38. The Face of Another (1966)
39. Moon (2009)
40. Solyaris (1972)
41. Kin-Dza-Dza (1986)
42. Iron Man (2008)
43. The Iron Giant (1999)
44. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
45. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
46. Serenity (2005)
47. Jurassic Park (1993)
48. Akira (1988)
49. Abre los ojos (1997)
50. Sexmission (1984)

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drewbacca said...

Great show and love the enthusiasm that keeps just vibing out of you.

I agree on Monsters to some extent but really had a good time with Skyline.

Thanks for the recommendation on the Tom Selleck film - I've already added it to my Netflix queue.

Also, I see in the show notes a reader rec was The Lake House. I half agree. The Keanu Reeves version is brutally horrible. But I did find myself really enjoying the Asian original version: Il Mare.

Anyway, keep it up - I like this show a lot een if I don't find time enough to comment.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Hey Andrew! I'm so glad that you are enjoying the show :)

A lot of people had a good time with Skyline, it's a bit of a mystery to me, perhaps my expectations were too high. I feel like it's the flip side to when I enjoyed Legion earlier this year, but no one else seemed to!

I'm totally going to check out Il Mare, I had no idea that was a remake! I hope you like Runaway, and I hope it holds up. It's a good one.

Thanks again for your comment - it's great to get the feedback and I'm thrilled you enjoy the show :)

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