Neill Blomkamp – Transhumanism, spirituality, and reflections on intelligence

An interesting article based around an interview with filmmaker Neill Blomkamp - District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015) - on how his new film(s) based around the character of ADAM focuses on "[t]ranshumanism, spirituality, the idea of artificial intelligence, machine intelligence and human intelligence. The idea of the rise and fall of civilisations."... Continue Reading →

EVA (2011)

Title: EVA Release date: 7 September 2011 (Venice); 28 October 2011 (Spain) Director: Kike Maíllo Producer: Sergi Casamitjana, Francesc Olivares, Jérôme Rougier, Aintza Serra & Eric Tavitian. Writer: Sergi Belbel, Cristina Clemente, Martí Roca & Aintza Serra Starring: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Lluís Homar & Alberto Ammann Production company: Escándalo Films S.L.; Ran Entertainment; & Saga-Productions. Science fiction is a medium that opens itself up to a meaningful dialogue... Continue Reading →

Weekend Short: Tears of Steel

Another short film for the weekend, this time Tears of Steel from the Mango Open Movie Project, a project showing off the capabilities of the capabilities of the Blender open-source 3D graphics modelling software. Title: Tears of Steel Release date: September 26, 2012 Director: Ian Hubert Producer: Ton Roosendaal Writer: Ian Hubert Starring: Derek de Lint; Sergio Hasselbaink; Rogier Schippers; Vanja Rukavina; Denise Rebergen; Jody Bhe; Chris Haley Production company: Blender Foundation Running... Continue Reading →

Automata (2014)

Title: Automata Release date: 20 September, 2014 Director: Gabe Ibáñez Producer: Danny Lerner; Les Weldon; Antonio Banderas; Sandra Hermida Writer: Gabe Ibáñez; Igor Legaretta Gomez; Javier Sanchez Donate Starring: Antonio Banderas; Birgitte Hjort Sørensen; Dylan McDermott; Robert Forster; Tim McInnerny; Melanie Griffith Production company: Ultravi Productions Running time: 110 minutes Automata is a film set... Continue Reading →

I, Robot (2004)

Title: I, Robot Release date: July 15, 2004 Director: Alex Proyas Producer: Laurence Mark; John Davis; Topher Dow; Wyck Godfrey Writer: Jeff Vintar (based on Isaac Asimov's book of the same name) Starring: Will Smith; Bridget Moynahan; Bruce Greenwood; James Cromwell; Chi McBride; Alan Tudyk Production company: Davis Entertainment; Laurence Mark Productions; Overbrook Films Running... Continue Reading →

The Machine (2013)

Title: The Machine Release date: April 20, 2013 Director: Caradog W. James Producer: John Giwa-Amu Writer: Caradog W. James Starring: Caity Lotz; Sam Hazeldine; Toby Stephens; Pooneh Hajimohammadi; Denis Lawson Production company: Red & Black Films Running time: 91 minutes The Machine is a relatively low budget film set in a near future where the UK... Continue Reading →

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