Pat Coston Movie Reviews

Saturday, December 28, 2013

2014 SciFi Movies I Want to See

According to on Dec 26. 2013, there are 893 SciFi movies coming out in 2014!  I know from my blog post 267 SciFi movies in 2013 that most of those are like 10% SciFi meaning they are mostly some other genre like fantasy, horror, action, drama, family, crime, etc.  That blog post only listed the movies that were mostly SciFi.  I also know from my evaluation of those 267 movies at the end of 2013 that 80% of those will not actually be released that year.  So when I look at my blog post showing how many SciFi movies come out each year, I know those numbers are misleading.  The true number of SciFi movies that are released into theaters (not those made for TV, Hulu, Amazon, NetFlix, etc) not including limited releases and only including those released in the US totals about maybe 15.

I used imdb Advanced Title search and filtered with these parameters:

Year: 2014
Genre: SciFi
Type: Featured Film
Country: United States
Language: English
Production Status: Released, Completed, Post-Production, Filming, Pre-Production

Results: 198

Below I only list the movies that I consider to be mostly SciFi that I want to see.  The movies that I do not include are:

I'm eagerly Awaiting these:
  1. Star Wars: Tremors of the Force -  I'm confused because this is not Star Wars VII.
  2. Beta - A troubled rock star is sentenced to house arrest and given the opportunity to participate in the beta testing of the world's first fully immersive 3D video game. While doing so he meets a girl who makes him question what it means to be human, and he gets his answer.
  3. The App - Vic Beckett, a brilliant researcher, creates the ultimate App that taps into the pleasure center of the brain and transmits a feeling of nirvana to the user. Instant celebrity and unlimited commercial applications corrupt his altruistic intention and when problems arise with his creation, he justifies doing whatever is necessary to keep the app online.
  4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Survivors of the simian plague trigger an all-out war between humanity and Caesar's growing forces.
  5. Divergent - Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided society.
  6. Interstellar - A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
  7. Edge of Tomorrow - A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.
  8. Welcome to Yesterday - A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
  9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol. 
  10. Transcendence - A terminally ill scientist downloads his body into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.
  11. The Maze Runner - Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
  12. The Giver - In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
  13. Young Ones - Set in the future when water is hard to find a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.
  14. Ex Machina - Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
  15. Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? - I've seen the first two in the series
  16. Gods and Robots - Ricky, a time-traveling robot from the future who has journeyed to the year 1983 to find the source of artificial intelligence. That source, Ricky believes, is the robot god. When Ricky ends up lost in Memphis, he enlists the help of a local woman named Queen Bee to aid him in his quest. They soon learn, though, that finding god is not quite as easy as it sounds. 
  17. Time Lapse - A modern thriller with a sci-fi element about three friends who discover a machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future. They conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.
  18. Omphalos - A detective investigates a murder, only to find that the victim is... himself. Soon, he discovers multiple versions of himself, not all of them friendly.
  19. Higher Power - A normal guy acquires god-like powers.
  20. Star Trek: Axanar - I've enjoyed the new Star Trek reboot
  21. Koyakatsi - A young scientist and a military doctor team-up to investigate a series of unidentifiable, non-biological attacks. What they discover is a threat far greater than they could have ever imagined.
  22. Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses - Three goofballs go back in time to save the Ramses Colony. Unfortunately, saving the colony screws up the future, so they have to go back in time to stop themselves from stopping themselves!
  23. Listening - A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.
  24. SANTO 7.13.15 - Our over populated future in 2045 has reached critical levels and food supply can't keep up with demand. Poverty and hunger have become pandemic. Global biotech food giant SANTO has created strains of super food to feed the masses causing autoimmune disorders, food intolerance, and sterility in the process. Their new cure has proved even worse than the diseases they created: Santo lobbied and was given the right to make genetic enhancements to humans so they could again eat and survive on their created super foods. In that legislation, it also gave them the rights to own any human's DNA and body that was modified. For those modified that were less then perfect, Santo had the right to recall. We follow Max, a working class family man who convinced his wife to allow Santo to genetically modify her so that they can overcome their infertility problems. When their daughter is born disabled, however, Santo recalls her and sends her to Deconstruction Camp. His wife disowns him. His daughter is dead. He is alone. Now he must save the life of another child that has been recalled if he is to expose the inequities and injustices of Santo to the world.
  25. Diverge - A man whose life was destroyed by nuclear war wakes up in a parallel universe where his pregnant wife and everyone he loves are still alive. The only person standing between him and the life he wants is someone he cannot face: the man he used to be.
  26. Necrosis: Colony 10 - The colony is an Earth-like planet to ensure the survival of mankind. A group of Scientists and Space Marines are sent to Colony 10 to investigate after the Colony hasn't been heard from for some time.
  27. Moon Dust - A failing resort on the moon.
Maybe I'll see these:

  1. Jupiter Ascending - In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign.
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy - A jet pilot gets stranded in space, and must unite a diverse team of aliens to form a squad capable of defeating cosmic threats.
  3. I, Frankenstein - Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.
  4. Parts Per Billion - The story of three couples dealing with a reality-shaking event that threatens to tear them apart. 
  5. Home - A group of aliens seek refuge from their enemies by hiding out on Earth.
  6. The Labyrinth
  7. I Origins - A molecular biologist and his lab partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.
  8. The Signal - A group of college students are lured to the middle of the desert by a hacker.
  9. Patriot Act - Ronin is a retired member of The Legion, a hit squad responsible for the extinction of an alien race. Set in a future communist America, Ronin must now hunt a renegade Dropa alien intent on killing the former members of his team.
  10. Survivor - During their search for a habitable planet the last living humans crash-land on a barren world, inhabited by bloodthirsty aliens and mysterious post-apocalyptic warriors.
  11. The Dresden Codex - In a place where our understanding of time and space no longer applies, there is truth. Homicide detective Thomas learns this whilst on the run from his own department, accused of a crime that he did not commit. Unsuccessful in his pursuit of the real culprit, the whole conspiracy seems to present itself as something more than mere coincidence, especially when fate throws a mysterious girl named Sarah his way. Together with an old friend and historian Jane, he tries to unravel a secret that could shake the foundations of human knowledge of the Universe.
  12. Alienate - At the end of his marriage, David leaves on a business trip to give his wife much-needed space. When airplanes start mysteriously falling out of the sky and cell towers fail across the nation, he finds himself trapped. The Earth falling to an alien invasion, David fights to return to whatever is left of home.
  13. Robot/Girlfriend - This futuristic story poses the question, "How can a robot who is incapable of harming humans bring resolution to a people who so willfully hurt one another?"
  14. The Sector - In a dystopian future, a bounty hunter sets out to capture a band of outlaws and uncovers a governmental conspiracy that leads him to an unsettling truth about his own existence.
  15. Apocalypse Kiss - In this futuristic science fiction thriller, government security agent Jerry Hipple has been unsuccessfully tracking the city's most infamous criminal The Red Harvest Killer. When two nomadic lovers, Katia and Gladys enter the city the death count rises and are being credited as Red Harvest killings. Obsessive compulsive Adrian, the actual Red Harvest Killer becomes furious that the sexy serial killing duo are grabbing media attention under his alias. Not only does Adrian attempt to reclaim his rightful reputation but he also decides to cleverly aid his detective counterpart through the case. All the while, killers and victims alike are unaware the world is about to reach an abrupt catastrophic ending.
  16. Flashes - John Rotit is a happy, content man with a loving wife. Hours later, he's a rock star shooting up heroin. And after that...he's something far more sinister. John unwillingly flashes between three parallel lives in which he knowingly exists in each. He has no clue how or why this phenomenon is occurring, only that he wants it to stop. John's judgment becomes clouded as he'll do anything he can to end his flashes and remain in the one life where he's truly happy.
  17. Shockwave Darkside - It is the last, great war. Out of the wreckage of a troop transport, five soldiers on the way to battle find themselves stranded on the dark side of the moon. Cut off and behind enemy lines, they start a dangerous journey through snipers and minefields back to their home territory. As their numbers dwindle and nerves fray, they make an amazing discovery about the moon that just might save their lives.
  18. Nightmare Code - After a programmer working on a top secret surveillance program snaps in a murderous rage, a notorious code wizard with problems of his own moves into the startup offices to figure out what went wrong and deliver the final product. But the deeper he delves into the code, the more the code takes on a malevolent life of its own.
  19. Fixer - Fixer has a reputation for being able to deliver anything. It doesn't matter what you ask for; Fixer can deliver. He doesn't even charge - he just asks you to do something in return. So, how far would you really go to get what you want? Our story focuses in on seven separate individuals, all coming to Fixer with a request. As the story progresses, the seven stories start to intertwine, and it starts to seem that Fixer may have an agenda of his own.
  20. Dystopia - Living on the streets in a world depleted of it's natural resources, Saule, a street-punk and her hacker friends use malware rigged avatars to literally crash upper class parties in the online world of the Intraverse.
  21. 2101 - Three friends exploring an abandoned facility discover a device that holds information about the future. Upon finding the device, they must learn how to use it while also striving to keep it out of the wrong hands.
  22. Point B - Four friends and Graduate students in the physics department of their University discover their clean energy machine actually works as a crude, rudimentary teleportation device. Through experimentation, adjustments and some misuse-use of the device, it is quickly discovered that the machine holds many consequences.
  23. In-World War - A debt-ridden and depressed beta tester is trapped in a buggy virtual reality simulation of the "war on terror".
  24. All Tomorrow's Children - The world ends in 1999 for three high school misfits yearning to escape a Midwestern city of absentee parents, failed institutions and bridling teenage frustration. As reality races toward its own collapse, the three friends decide to slow down time through their brand of time travel and anarchy.
  25. The Ufologist - A foul-mouthed, unemployed air guitar enthusiast moonlights as a UFOlogist. He stumbles across the most important case of alien visitation since Roswell - unfortunately.
  26. Time Refugees - In the year 2110 a small group of space travelers have left the war-ravaged Earth behind. After transporting themselves through space and time, they approach what they think is Earth....or is it? Soon they will find out a truth they are not ready to confront, a truth that will bond them to change the fate of humanity, a truth that will turn them into "Time Refugees."
  27. Kessler's Lab - When a drug trial involving human clones proves fatal, a psychologist risks everything in a desperate attempt to redeem himself and save the clones.
  28. The Archive - A man in the future rakes over an incident in his past, shown entirely in contemporary security and satellite footage.
  29. Vindicator - A washed out lawyer, Stephen Miller tries to reveal the depth of government space exploration. He is soon at the center of the problem.
  30. RoboCop - In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.


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