Science fiction and fantasy films

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Thinking the unthinkable: is Hollywood really going to make a sequel to ET?
Comments this week from Henry Thomas, who played Elliott in the 1982 hit, indicated that ET, wherever he is, just might be getting a call …

Ben Child

01, Jul, 2022 @10:49 AM

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‘KHAAAAN!’: why Wrath of Khan remains the greatest Star Trek movie, 40 years on
A gloriously evil villain, big-screen shocks, mind control space slugs! The film photon torpedoed everything that went before, leaving a legacy that has yet to be bettered

Ben Child

24, Jun, 2022 @10:19 AM

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Obi-Wan Kenobi finale recap – the fight scenes were perfect
This action-packed final episode delivered epic lightsaber duels and flawless drama, even if there were few surprises

Andy Welch

22, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Less of Ewan McGregor please! The big problem with Obi-Wan Kenobi
No stakes, no danger, nothing of substance: the show has atoned for many of the Star Wars prequels’ sins, but if it’s ever going to be exciting, the action needs to focus less on the ageing Jedi

Luke Holland

21, Jun, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Minority Report at 20: Cruise and Spielberg test their limits in top-tier thriller
The director and star both played with their images in a knotty and exciting adaptation of Philip K Dick’s prescient short story

Jesse Hassenger

21, Jun, 2022 @6:06 AM

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Is The Lord of the Rings now a never-ending franchise like Marvel and Star Wars?
With an anime movie and an Amazon series imminent, is Middle-earth about to be transformed into its own film and TV universe?

Ben Child

17, Jun, 2022 @8:52 AM

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It’s Groundhog Day … again! Why TV can’t get enough of time-loops
Bill Murray’s movie wrote the playbook, but TV is playing catchup with a rich haul of time-loop shows from Life After Life to The Time Traveler’s Wife and now The Lazarus Project. So why do the writers curse themselves every day?

Michael Hogan

16, Jun, 2022 @11:47 AM

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: episode five recap – the Empire strikes back … again
With a major secret revealed and rebels under fire, here it becomes crystal clear just how Obi-Wan mirrors the Star Wars saga as a whole

Andy Welch

15, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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To infinity – actually, let’s go back: why can film franchises no longer look to the future?
Everywhere you look, Hollywood’s biggest science-fiction, fantasy and action franchises have stopped exploring uncharted territory, and put themselves into reverse gear

Nicholas Barber

15, Jun, 2022 @9:36 AM

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Lightyear review – Toy Story spinoff boldly going beyond with a treat from Pixar
This cracking origin story for Toy Story’s spaceman hero is fun and clever and reminds us why we loved Pixar in the first place

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Spiderhead review – Netflix’s prison-experiment fable is going nowhere
Tale of lab-rat detainees testing psychoactive drugs, presided over by a creepy Chris Hemsworth, rather loses its way

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Ultrasound review – Möbius strip of a film evokes Inception’s dream machine
Rob Schroeder’s sci-fi-tinged debut feature nests a lot of plots inside but doesn’t really add them up

Phil Hoad

13, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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