Last SF movie you watched

Tim

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#3
Last film - been a while since I've watched a film, probably xmas eve, but I've been running through a tvseries I found from 2002 :

The Chronicle - http://www.tv.com/chronicle/show/3515/summary.html

I suppose you could say it is a cult show with some similar feeling to Men in Black, Psi Factor and Eureka. A young reporter gets a job with a tabloid supermarket type newspaper that reports Elvis stories, Alien abductions and Siamese Twins. He needs the job and reluctantly takes it, but straight away is introduced into a world where the stories are true, just that he is ordered to write them up to sound slightly unbelievable in preparation for a time when the world can accept what they find.
 

Kevin

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#6
I've watching a lot of cable movies lately so it's been mostly b-movie type stuff and anime. Some recent examples would include Click, Zoom, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, ... well, you get the idea.

In the fantasy genre, I just watched Pan's Labyrinth last night. It was lot darker then I was expecting from it but a very compelling story to watch being played out.

Parts of that movie still give me the creeps when I watch it.
 

Anthony G Williams

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#8
Contact, the 1997 film from Carl Sagan's 1985 book.

A serious and adult treatment of how the first contact with an alien race might go. Absolutely brilliant - one of the best SF films I've seen, and Jodie Foster deserved an Oscar for it.
 

Kevin

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#10
Contact, the 1997 film from Carl Sagan's 1985 book.

A serious and adult treatment of how the first contact with an alien race might go. Absolutely brilliant - one of the best SF films I've seen, and Jodie Foster deserved an Oscar for it.
I've seen the movie a few times by now and, I must admit, on first viewing I was a bit put off by it but subsequent viewings were more enjoyable. The various debates both before & after her journey are really what defines the film.
 

Tom

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#11
The impact true intelligent extraterrestrial life will have on the religions of our world were pale but at least it was acknowledged. I'd bet that would be a great subject to explore in a book. You could probably write a series of novels on the implcations and turmoil of the discovery alone.

Last movie:
Immortel - Interesting
 
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#12
It seems you guys are mixing scifi and horror together in the same category.... so let me give you one of each... without a doubt not the last but the best horror that I have watched in a long time is black sheep... its made by our lord of the rings guy... not for the young'uns among us.... it has a dark and biting sense of humor...

as for scifi... I've watched a lot.... but the best for me are the classic evolution and eight legged freaks... really cool stuff... dude... I'm laughing just thinking about them now...
 

Tom

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#14
I spelled it wrong, its IMMORTEL

Trailer



New York 2095. In a strange pyramid floating in the sky, the gods of ancient Egypt are judging Horus. In the city, a young women with blue hair and tears is arrested, but she has a secret power, even to herself... more
 

Black Mathias

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#17
Contact - Really great movie that was even better than Carl Sagan's excellent book.

Event Horizon - Excellent on a lot of levels, and I see it as an unofficial part of the Hellraiser series.

Haven't seen the rest.