COLOR OUT OF SPACE
2019, 111 min, Dir: Richard Stanley

Director Richard Stanley brings to the big screen his long-gestating adaptation of the H.P Lovecraft short story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson. After Nathan Gardener (Cage), his wife (Richardson) and their three kids move to a rural farmstead once owned by Nathan’s father, their idyllic new life is shattered by a meteorite that crashes into their front yard, bringing with it an alien organism. The pathogen quickly begins to contaminate plant life, farm animals and, in time, the Gardeners themselves, filling the screen with beautiful, disturbing, hypnotic and hallucinatory images. This creeping, atmospheric tale envelops the viewer in dread and unease until everything finally erupts into an effects-laden, soul-shattering climax.


2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT
1984, Warner Bros., 116 min, USA, Dir: Peter Hyams

Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke's follow-up novel, this underrated sequel to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY follows a joint U.S.-Soviet mission sent to discover what happened to the Discovery spacecraft. Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Bob Balaban and Helen Mirren lead the team of astronauts, with Keir Dullea and Douglas Rain (the voice of HAL 9000) returning from the original film. “This is a good movie. … Once we have freed 2010 of the comparisons with Kubrick's masterpiece, what we are left with is a good-looking, sharp-edged, entertaining, exciting space opera.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


THE BLOOD OF HEROES
1989, 90 min, Dir: David Webb Peoples

The first directorial effort from veteran screenwriter David Webb Peoples (BLADE RUNNER) is one of the most adrenaline fueled, fast paced action films of all time. THE BLOOD OF HEROES is set in a post-apocalyptic future, in which a hyper-violent version of football—played with dog skulls instead of pigskin—dominates popular culture. Rutger Hauer stars as a disgraced former player, who embarks on a daring comeback with his teammates played by Joan Chen (who amazingly supplied many of her own stunts), Vincent D'Onofrio and Delroy Lindo. Thirty years after its original release, the film has become a cult classic, as well as the inspiration for the real sport “Jugger,” which is now played across the world. “No one carries the dog boy!”


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