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Best Sci-Fi film of 2014?

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:32 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Interstellar or Edge of Tomorrow?
Or something like Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, others?

I think my vote must go to Edge of Tomorrow at this point.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 7:25 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


You need to edit the thread title, because I thought it was going to be about movies coming out two years from now.

At this time I would have to go with Edge of Tomorrow as the best SF film of the year, although the best overall is Boyhood.



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Monday, November 17, 2014 12:26 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Somebody's got 2016 on the brain!!!!! Unless you're running for POTUS!

Best Sci-Fi Film of 2014: Edge of Tomorrow

GOTG was good, but EoT was so much better.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
You need to edit the thread title, because I thought it was going to be about movies coming out two years from now.

At this time I would have to go with Edge of Tomorrow as the best SF film of the year, although the best overall is Boyhood.




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Monday, November 17, 2014 11:29 AM

STORYMARK


Are we time travelling?

I will also go with Edge of Tomorrow. Guardians was a lot of fun, but was also very derivative of Farscape.



“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”? Isaac Asimov

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Monday, November 17, 2014 6:36 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
You need to edit the thread title, because I thought it was going to be about movies coming out two years from now.

At this time I would have to go with Edge of Tomorrow as the best SF film of the year, although the best overall is Boyhood.


That was a heck of a typo. Thanks for the correction, it should look OK now.


First 4 votes are for Edge of Tomorrow.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 11:46 PM

MOOSE


Transformers 4- Age of Extinction




Geez, I was just kidding but I still got nauseous typing that.

I'm going with Edge of Tomorrow as well.
It is a great movie.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:16 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Transformers 4- Age of Extinction




Geez, I was just kidding but I still got nauseous typing that.

I'm going with Edge of Tomorrow as well.
It is a great movie.


I guess I should also list it, for DVD viewers, as Live Die Repeat.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:56 PM

WISHIMAY


^bump

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2:26 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


What's a bump without a vote?



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:40 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
What's a bump without a vote?


It is a vote against the spambot posting. If it didn't seem like gnomish that I'm familiar with, I would likely have not clicked on it.

OTOH, maybe she thought she was in RWED and didn't want to instigate controversy with a vote.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:03 PM

WISHIMAY


Actually, we were busy when Edge of Tomorrow came out and I bumped this so I could A. bump down wacko spammer, and B. to remind meself to go and finally rent Edge of Tomorrow (had an errand to run anyway) and we finally got ta watch it this evening, yaaay.

It WAS good. They kept it moving once the initial setup was in play, the writing was clear AND SO WAS THE DIALOGUE, THANK YOU! I STILL can't look at Tom without thinking "He thinks psychiatry is bad and golden alien planes are good???" I mean, he's obviously not a neuro-typical and maybe that's what makes him so good at acting, but it just boggles me mind so it's hard to like him. I mean, I'm open-minded, but I still can't help but remove a few points....

As for which is better, EoT or GOTGalaxy....hmmmmm.... they both have something going for them. GotG had an element of unknown and a real sense of adventure and even a hint of magic, which is hard to do with a straight face and not leave half the audience behind....plus...yanno...it had Nathan in it

...and EoT had great writing and execution and was more accessible to a wider audience.

I think both were entertaining. I think deciding which one is better for you depends entirely on your ability for willing suspension of disbelief. I like stories that are closer to a possible reality with less latex, and my husband likes fantasy and make believe more, so you can probably guess who liked what more
But we both enjoyed BOTH movies....


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Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:07 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Inlcuding Wishy's hubby, looks like 6 EoT, 1 GotG.

Quote:

Originally posted by Wishimay:
I STILL can't look at Tom without thinking he's obviously not a neuro-typical and maybe that's what makes him so good at acting, but it just boggles me mind so it's hard to like him. I mean, I'm open-minded, but I still can't help but remove a few points....


I often try to cut him some slack due to the dyslexia. I know he is not the only person with it, although perhaps the most successful. But no matter how much success you have, that (as well as other honest learning disabilities) must be a hard hurdle to overcome. I try very hard not to look down upon those less fortunate than me, particularly when they make an effort.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:25 PM

WISHIMAY


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Originally posted by Wishimay:
I STILL can't look at Tom without thinking ......... he's obviously not a neuro-typical



I didn't mean that in a bad way, I LIKE non-neurotypicals (just ask Byte about that one). What I have a problem with is the joining of a group that is highly irrational and from many reports I have read is coercive and manipulative. I admit I don't get religion in general, but I get Scientology even less...

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Friday, January 9, 2015 10:13 AM

GWEK


I'm going with Guardians of the Galaxy.

I missed Interstellar, was largely unimpressed by Lucy (great ideas and scenes, but sub-par execution overall)... and I can't help but think there's at least another contender or two we're all forgetting.

EotT/LDR was probably Cruise's best movie in years, and also probably one of the better time travel movies I've seen, but, for me, it ends soft. The second act is a delight, but once they move on from the McGuffin, the quality level drops considerably.

GotG, on the other hand, remains consistently fun throughout, and but also has nuanced writing, character relationships and thematic development rivaling the likes of Shakespeare and Whedon. :) Not only is is popcorn fun -- it's also an amazingly written script! That's tough to pull off, and it earned my respect with a rare three-peat viewing in the theaters.

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Friday, January 9, 2015 1:55 PM

SUASOR


I agree, Edge of Tomorrow was very well done.

Guardians was also quite entertaining.

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Friday, January 9, 2015 4:45 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


It's not sci-fi, but it comes close to fantasy - Birdman is the best that I saw in 2014.



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Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:15 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Now EoT 7, GotG 2, Maze Runner 1.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:19 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


It reminded me a little bit of Cabin in the Woods, so take a whiff because EoT is the shit.


SGG

Quote:

Originally posted by TAITUM26:
The Maze Runner, I was bored at the beginning but it kinda pick up halfway through.


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Sunday, January 11, 2015 3:04 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Wow. I've not seen EoT yet, despite my crush on Emily Blunt. I've heard decent things about it, but just not gotten around to viewing it yet.

I'll look for it on hbo.

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 4:42 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Wow. I've not seen EoT yet, despite my crush on Emily Blunt. I've heard decent things about it, but just not gotten around to viewing it yet.

I'll look for it on hbo.

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

I'm just a red pill guy in a room full of blue pill addicts.

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall


I don't know the cause for your crush on Emily - I've seen her in numerous films, but not the Muppets. But her portrayal in EoT did endear me to her charms.
You are in trouble if your wifey is around when you watch.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:20 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


It was the interview rounds she was doing to promote the movie, is where she first caught my eye. Funny and cool as hell. Apparently she's getting rave reviews for ' Into the Woods', which sounds like it was up for some awards or some such.

Looks like I may have to check that out as well. It really has been the year of Emily. May it continue.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 7:54 AM

MALEKS12


Hello Gentleman,
Great topic here.
thanks
I think it must be interstellar. it must own a best award for sci-fi movie.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:51 AM

THGRRI


The best sci-fi film I watched this year so far is Serenity. Just thought I'd mention that.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:28 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
The best sci-fi film I watched this year so far is Serenity. Just thought I'd mention that.



The 2-hour Pilot film Serenity won the Special Effects Emmy for that year. Everybody has copied it since.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:29 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN



Now EoT 7, GotG 2, Maze Runner 1, Interstellar 1.

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Monday, January 19, 2015 12:04 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by TAITUM26:
Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
It's not sci-fi, but it comes close to fantasy - Birdman is the best that I saw in 2014.



I heard mixed reviews about Birdman, is it really worth the money?


Obviously I think it is or I wouldn't have said that. Your mileage may vary.



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Monday, February 23, 2015 9:27 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:

Now EoT 7, GotG 2, Maze Runner 1, Interstellar 1.


How is it that Edge of Tomorrow and Oscar Nominations produces no results?
Does nobody in Hollywood recognize the best Sci-Fi film of the year? They probably all think the government is about to shut down.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:17 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Wow, the Academy ignores sci-fi? Stop the presses, we have a major story!



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:10 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Wow, the Academy ignores sci-fi? Stop the presses, we have a major story!


They gave some prize to Interstellar - must have thought it was believable.
They don't seem to ignore Sci-Fi, they just cannot recognize it unless it addresses mental illness, retardation, or The Gays.

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