COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT
1970, Universal, 100 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Sargent

We built a super computer with a mind of its own – and now we must fight it for the world!” Classic, dystopian 70s sci-fi starring Eric Braeden as Dr. Charles Forbin, a humane, thoughtful scientist chosen to oversee the U.S. government’s new computerized defense system. It turns out the Russians have a super-brain of their own – and when the two computers start talking it’s the prelude to apocalypse in this superb, future-shock thriller from the director of THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE. With Susan Clark and William Schallert.


E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
1982, Universal, 120 min, USA, Dir: Steven Spielberg

Arguably director Steven Spielberg’s most popular film, it follows several children (including Henry Thomas and a very young Drew Barrymore) who shelter and try to help a stranded alien back home to the stars. Magical and enchanting. With Dee Wallace Stone and Peter Coyote.


COWBOYS AND ALIENS
2011, Universal, USA, Dir: Jon Favreau

Based on Scott Mitchell Rosenberg's graphic novel of the same title, director Jon Favreau (IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2) brings the space-invaded Wild West to life with UFO-swooping, pistol-slinging excitement. Daniel Craig stars as Jake Lonergan, a stranger who stumbles into the grim, fear-governed desert town of Absolution, only to discover that no residents make a move without the permission of hard-as-nails Colonel Dolarhyde (played by the iconic Harrison Ford, making a welcome return to the summer blockbuster arena). When Absolution is attacked by terrifying, otherworldly marauders from the sky, Jake and the Colonel, along with a small band of cowboys, become the city's only hope for survival against the lethal alien visitors. With Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell and Keith Carradine.


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