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Earth-bound or outer-space endeavours where Science intersects with Fiction…

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PassengersPassengers (2016)
Dir. Morten Tyldum
Feat. Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Martin Sheen
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt play passengers on board a spacecraft destined for a distant planet, who are awakened from their sleeping pods 90 years before their arrival. With Martin Sheen providing comic relief as an android bartender, this emerges as a lightweight sci-fi romance held together by the…
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryRogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Dir. Gareth Edwards
Feat. Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk
The phenomenal mythology of Star Wars expands again with this first of the "standalone" films, a suitably epic adventure that inaugurates a fresh group of unlikely heroes who band together to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.
Doctor StrangeDoctor Strange (2016)
Dir. Scott Derrickson
Feat. Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
The fourteenth film from the Marvel superhero franchise stars Cumberbatch as the title hero, a neurosurgeon disabled in a car crash who turns to a Nepalese mystic for healing. After gaining supernatural powers (including time bending), he joins a battle to save the Earth from being swallowed into an infinite…
ArrivalArrival (2016)
Dir. Denis Villeneuve
Feat. Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Amy Adams plays a linguistics expert who is recruited by the military to determine the intentions of seemingly-benign alien visitors who have descended upon the Earth. Taking a realistic, cerebral approach to the familiar alien-invasion scenario, the intricate script cleverly posits a theory that…
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Dir. Tim Burton
Feat. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson
Tim Burton's spectacular adaptation of the young adult fantasy novel about a teenager who discovers a portal to a different time in coastal Wales where a Miss Peregrine protects a group of eternally-young and special-powered children from mortal danger. The director draws on his usual bag of eccentric…
Midnight SpecialMidnight Special (2016)
Dir. Jeff Nichols
Feat. Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst
Soulful sci-fi thriller from director Jeff Nichols (TAKE SHELTER, MUD) follows a father and son as they go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.
Tale of TalesTale of Tales (2015)
Dir. Matteo Garrone
Feat. Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones
Wonderfully imaginative, cohesive portmanteau film comprised of three unusual, somewhat grotesque fairy tales featuring sea monsters, lustful kings and a giant flea. The international cast appear to be having a blast with this ripe "continental gothic", presided over by the Italian director of GOMORRAH and…