Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes in dystopian films which bravely examine the ominous shadow cast by future. A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. Leser-Umfrage: Die 100 besten Filme aller Zeiten - Topfilme 100: Shutter Island (USA 2010) Das "Departed"-Duo Scorsese und DiCaprio brilliert auch in diesem packendem Psychothriller, in dem US-Marshall Teddy Daniels im streng bewachten Ashecliffe Hospital für psychisch kranke Straftäter das rätselhafte Verschwinden einer Kindermörderin aufklären soll. Wer die gleichnamige Romanvorlage von Dennis Lehane nicht kennt, wird vom finalen Twist ebenso überrascht sein wie von der meisterlich inszenierten Atmosphäre dieser sehr akkuraten Adaption. 99: Reservoir Dogs - Wilde Hunde (OT: Reservoir Dogs; USA 1992) Quentin Tarantino zerlegte die Chronik eines brutal missglückten Überfalls in ihre Einzelteile und wurde damit zum Erneuerer des amerikanischen (Gangster-) Kinos. Sein brutal-cleveres Meisterstück zog eine Welle intelligenter Independent-Filme nach, die die 90er Jahre nachhaltig prägten. 96: Indiana Jones und der Tempel des Todes (OT: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; USA 1984) Als Filmemacher sollte man nie etwas wegwerfen!
Babylon A.D. Babylon A.D. is a 2008 French American science fiction action film based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec. The film was directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and stars Vin Diesel. It was released on 29 August 2008 in the United States. Plot In 2058, a mercenary named Toorop (Vin Diesel) accepts a contract from a Russian mobster, Gorsky (Gérard Depardieu), who instructs him to bring a young woman known only as Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) to New York City. In order to reach this goal, Gorsky gives Toorop a variety of weapons as well as a UN passport that has to be injected under the skin of the neck.
ALL-TIME 100 Movies - TIME You like us, you really like us. You also hate us. Anyway, you click on us, which is the surest way a website has of measuring interest in its content. The All-TIME 100 Movies feature—compiled by Richard Schickel and me, and handsomely packaged by Josh Macht, Mark Coatney and all the smart folks at TIME.com—attracted a record-busting 7.8 million page views in its first week, including 3.5 million on May 23rd, its opening daym, in time for Father’s Day. Thousands of readers have written in to cheer or challenge our selections, and thousands more have voted for their own favorites. The response simply underscores Richard’s and my long-held belief that everybody has two jobs: his own and movie critic.
Gandhi (film) Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century. Gandhi was a collaboration of British and Indian production companies and was written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough. It stars Ben Kingsley in the titular role. The film covers Gandhi's life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. Although a practising Hindu, Gandhi's embracing of other faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, is also depicted. Gandhi was released in India on 30 November 1982, in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1982, and in the United States on 6 December 1982.
Blade Runner Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is a modified film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Starship Troopers (film) Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier, originally from an unrelated script called Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine, but eventually licensing the name Starship Troopers, from a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the only theatrically released film in the Starship Troopers franchise. The film had a budget estimated around $105 million and grossed over $121 million worldwide. Starship Troopers was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998.
Pay it forward Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight. "Pay it forward" is implemented in contract law of loans in the concept of third party beneficiaries. Specifically, the creditor offers the debtor the option of paying the debt forward by lending it to a third person instead of paying it back to the original creditor. This contract may include the provision that the debtor may repay the debt in kind, lending the same amount to a similarly disadvantaged party once they have the means, and under the same conditions.
Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade. Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.
A “Close Reading” of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” Preamble* A few weeks ago and for the first time I watched Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey in segments on Youtube. It made such a powerful impression on me that I immediately bought the DVD. I also found the Wikipedia webpage on the movie; I skipped the plot summary, but wanted to read about the reception of the movie, and was pleased to see that it was considered the best movie of all time by one critical journal, and usually places in the “top ten” lists of others.
Movie Trailers Subscribe to SUPERCOMICFUNTIME: to TRAILERS: us on FACEBOOK: us on TWITTER: Evans & Mark Ruffalo 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Exclusive Interview: Comic-Con (2014) HD The Top Comic-Con 2014 Videos: All SDCC 2014 Videos: Chris Evans & Mark Ruffalo stop by at San Diego Comic Con, to discuss their new film 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron', goofing off on set, and James Spader as a villain. Comic-Con 2014: where nerds come together. Movieclips is dedicated to bringing you all the hottest highlights from SDCC. Avatar (Movie) is Hindu mythology Avatar: James Cameron’s world famous movie. Concept is totally Hindu mythology and presented in modern understanding science, in a practically possible way. “Avatar” word is in Sanskrit language and its meaning in English is Reincarnation. I was so impressed about Avatar movie for its technology, story concept, name of places, size of the tree, physic of the humanoids, animation technique, herbs and shrubs of the land, food and liquid they intake. I was continuously thinking how such a great imagination might have come to director’s mind. As I am basically research professional, if anything new comes to my mind, I will try to search its roots.