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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review of SciFi movies in 2013


6 months ago I made a list of most SciFi movies listed in imdb for 2013.  They listed 483 movies!  My list only has 267 movies since I only listed those that were mostly SciFi.  You can see that list here.  The list below is the same list but without the descriptions.


I only saw these 14 movies from my list of 267.  Actually that number is 13 because Riley Rewind is a series, not a movie.

  1. After Earth - Will Smith and his son crash land on the planet where humans used to live ... Earth.  The struggle to survive depends on his sons ability to fight fear.  I liked it.
  2. Elysium - The gap between rich and poor has grown too large. The rich live on a luxury Eden in space where technology cures sickness and injury.  Using exoskeleton technology, our hero becomes super-human but must still do battle with the super-human security soldiers.  Corrupt politicians must also be stopped.  I liked it.
  3. Ender's Game - Very true to the book.  Hopefully they'll make the 3 sequels too.  Amazing to see in IMAX 3D.  I loved it.
  4. Gravity - Sandra Bullock hits this one out of the park with an amazing performance that had my eyes watering all 3 times I saw it.  Amazing to see in IMAX 3D.  I loved it.
  5. The Host - Aliens have taken over 99% of human's bodies but some humans hide out and fight back.  One girl tries to kill herself to avoid getting a host but it happens anyway. Instead of her memories being erased, she shares the brain with her host and the two work together and join the rebellion against the aliens.  I liked it.
  6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Part 2 of the Hunger Games.  It felt like half a movie leaving a lot of things unresolved.  Still, it was very good.  I love the Hunger Games.  Looking forward to the rest.  I have not read the book.
  7. The Last Days on Mars - I watched this on iTunes.  They should have called it Zombies on Mars.  Good CG seemed like accurate depiction of living on Mars.
  8. Oblivion - I liked Tom Cruise in this movie where he discovers he's a clone being used by aliens to take the resources from Earth.
  9. Pacific Rim - Giant Robots fight Giant Monsters.  This movie channels the spirit of Japanese Godzilla movies but use modern CG.  I was quite impressed.  I saw a web site which explained why such robots would be impossible to create but set aside such disbelief and this is a fun ride.
  10. Riley Rewind - I watched the first five 10-minute episodes on YouTube. Directed by Ray William Johnson and stars the beautiful Anna Akana.  I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and fun of this show.  I'm looking forward to the rest.  I'm a sucker for time travel movies.
  11. Star Trek Into Darkness - Really good remake of the best Star Trek movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  Benedict Cumberbatch was amazing as Kahn.  I'm a Trekker so I pretty much love all Star Trek movies ... except for parts V and VI.  Bleh.
  12. Upstream Color - Shane Carruth created my favorite time travel movie Primer.  Shane Carruth likes to create the whole movie outside of Hollywood meaning he writes, directs, produces, acts and does the music. His second movie has been greatly anticipated since Primer was such a big Indie hit.  Upstream Color was definitely not a Hollywood movie.  It's quite strange but I could still appreciate it's uniqueness.  That same could not be said for my wife and nephew who saw it with me.
  13. The World's End - A fun Simon Pegg movie about robot aliens taking over the world.  They definitely take this movie to extremes at the end where the world as we know it really does end.  Good stuff!
  14. World War Z - I was so blown away by the trailer for this movie that I read the book before it was released.  The Zombie genre has been reinvented so many times how can anyone do anything fresh?  Well they did.  These zombies don't want to eat you.  They simply want to infect you so you become a zombie.  Total infection happens in about a minute and you become really fast and strong which means the infection of most of the worlds population happens really fast.  Zombies have no interest in the terminally ill so all they have to do is make everyone terminally ill.  Yay!

These are the 2013 SciFi movies that were released that I still want to see.

  1. The Purge - Released 7 Jun 2013 imdb link.
  2. The Colony - Released 20 Sep 2013 imdb link.
  3. Europa Report - Release 27 Jun 2013 imdb link.
  4. Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain - (anime) Released 22 Jun 2013 imdb link.  Did not find it on NetFlix yet.  A prequel of the Ghost in the Shell series.
  5. The Mind Machine - (animated) 15 Jan 2013 imdb link.
  6. The Machine - Released 20 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  7. The Rise of the Robots - Released 20 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  8. Singularity Principle - Released 15 Nov 2013 imdb link.

I would estimate that 90% of the SciFi movies due to be released in 2013 were not released.  My next list of the SciFi movies for 2014 will only contain those movies I want to see based on their description because I realize now that listing the hundreds of movies is a waste of time.


I wish I had included the links to each of these movies because sometimes the names of changed for example 0 Hour got changed to Zero Hour.

  1. 0 Hour - ABC TV Show
  2. 1000 Könige - still in post production.
  3. 51 Degrees - Post production for 2014.
  4. 95ers: Echoes - Released but not in NetFlix. Indie movie web site.
  5. A.D.A.M: The Beginning - imdb link and official web site.
  6. Aaryamaan - imdb link - I think this movie is delayed to 2014
  7. The Abandoned Project X - Pre-production.  Maybe 2014
  8. Abducted - imdb link
  9. About Time - imdb link - not in Netflix Yet
  10. After the World Ended - imdb link - post production for 2014
  11. Age of Dinosaurs - imdb link
  12. Alien Protocol - imdb link
  13. Alongside Night - imdb link not in Netflix.  Has actors from Star Trek Voyager.
  14. The Ambassadorunable to find movie
  15. Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie - Post production for 2014.
  16. April - unable to find movie
  17. Ares 11 - Post-production for 2014.
  18. Arise - unable to find this movie
  19. Arkon Games - release year changed to 2014.
  20. Asuya - Status filming.  imdb link.
  21. The Atomic Attack of the Son of the Seaweed Creature - released but not in Netflix.  imdb link.
  22. The Attack of the 30 Foot Chola - YouTube trailer says "Coming Soon in 2010".  I get the feeling this movie will never be finished.  imdb link.
  23. Aurora - Released March 15.  Could not find on NetFlix but you can watch it on Amazon.  imdb link.  YouTube Trailer.
  24. Australiens - Low budget scifi comedy now Coming in 2014 now.  YouTube Trailer.  imdb link.
  25. AutoMatron, Welcome to Paradise - Completed but not released perhaps.  imdb link.  YouTube link for full movie.
  26. Avery & Pete: Superseeds -  Completed and release date is 2014.  imdb link.
  27. The Baldlands - Release 2014. imdb link
  28. Battle of the Damned - Released 17 Aug 2013 imdb link.
  29. Beam Me Up, Sasha! - Release date 10 Feb 2014 imdb link.
  30. A Better World - still in development imdb link.
  31. Blue Lights - pre-production imdb link.
  32. A Bomb to Bake - pre-production imdb link.
  33. Brutal - I could not find this movie.
  34. Bunker 6 - Released 14 Sep 2013 imdb link.
  35. Call of Duty Undead - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  36. Campus Life - Released 13 Feb 2013 imdb link.
  37. The Carrington Event - 11 May 2013 imdb link.
  38. Centre Island - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  39. Cheery Point - Released 26 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  40. Chronicles of Humanity: Uprising - Released 15 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  41. City of Gold - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  42. Cleric - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  43. Cloned the Beginning - Released 30 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  44. Closer Than Love - pre-production imdb link.
  45. The Congress - Released 3 Jul 2013 imdb link.
  46. Corazón Azul - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  47. The Cosmonaut - Released 14 May 2013 imdb link.
  48. Criósfera - announced imdb link.
  49. Crushed Velvet - post production imdb link.
  50. The Darkest Matter - post production imdb link.
  51. Darkeye: CyberHunt - in development imdb link.
  52. Darkfall Resurrection - Released 3 Jan 2013 imdb link.
  53. The Darkness - could not find it.
  54. The Dead Experiment - Released 18 Jul 2013 imdb link.
  55. The Dead Inside - Released 14 Oct 2013 imdb link.
  56. Death Machine - post-production, Release Year 2014 imdb link.
  57. Deep Screams - could not find it
  58. Device - post production imdb link.
  59. Disconsolatus - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  60. Dominion - Released 7 Nov 2013 imdb link.
  61. Double Happiness Uranium - Released 13 Nov 2013 imdb link.
  62. Down the Line - completed but not released imdb link.
  63. The Drift - Released 3 Oct 2013 imdb link.
  64. The Dying Breed - in development imdb link.
  65. Dystopia - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  66. Echo Dr. - not yet released imdb link.
  67. Ejecta - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  68. The Elegant Clockwork of the Universe - Released 11 Jan 2013 imdb link.
  69. Embedded - in production imdb link.
  70. The Embryo Who Came in from the Cold - release year 2014 imdb link.
  71. The End - could not find
  72. Enoshima Prizm - Released 10 Aug 2013 imdb link.
  73. Era 7 - not yet released imdb link.
  74. Eternity - Released 28 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  75. Everywhen - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  76. Exceptional - not yet released imdb link.
  77. Exile to Babylon - in development imdb link.
  78. Exodus: Humanity Has a Price - in development imdb link.
  79. The Experimentals - in development imdb link.
  80. Exploding Sun - (TV Movie) 9 Sep 2013 imdb link.
  81. Fall of the Unknown - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  82. Fearful Symmetries - Release year 2016 imdb link.
  83. The Feed - not yet released imdb link.
  84. The Forbidden Dimensions - not yet released imdb link.
  85. Galaxy Watch the Galacteran Legacy - Release year 2015 imdb link.
  86. Gamer or Hacker? - not yet released imdb link.
  87. Gatchaman - in development imdb link.
  88. Gemini Rising - Renamed to Alien Rising imdb link.
  89. Goodbye Erwin Braddog - (Germany) 13 Oct 2013 imdb link.
  90. Goodbye, Little Betty - 13 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  91. The Green Conspiracy - completed imdb link.
  92. The Gunrunner Billy Kane - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  93. Hal - Release 8 Jun 2013 imdb link.
  94. A Happening - not yet released imdb link.
  95. Headsome - Released 23 Feb 2013 imdb link.
  96. Higher Mission - not yet released imdb link.
  97. The How-To Guide for Saving the World - in development imdb link.
  98. The Human Race - Released 10 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  99. Hunting the Phantom - Release date Jan 2014 imdb link.
  100. Hyperfutura - Released 1 Feb 2013 imdb link.
  101. Identity Card - not yet released imdb link.
  102. Ignition - could not find it
  103. The Immortality Factor - in development imdb link.
  104. In Your Eyes - post production imdb link.
  105. Independence Daysaster - Released 27 Jun 2013 imdb link.
  106. Infestation: Day One - Released 20 Feb 2013 imdb link.
  107. Ingénue - Released 6 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  108. Inorigami - (Japan) not yet released imdb link.
  109. Insight - Released 19 Jan 2013 imdb link.
  110. Ion - in development imdb link.
  111. Jurassic Block - Release year 2014 imdb link.
  112. Kolachi - not yet released imdb link.
  113. Krrish 3 - (India) Released 1 Nov 2013 imdb link.
  114. Ku_on - not yet released imdb link.
  115. Kultur Shock - completed imdb link.
  116. Land of Giants - could not find
  117. Last Days at Home - (short) not yet released imdb link.
  118. The Last Immortals - not yet released imdb link.
  119. The Last Safe PlaceLFO: The Movie - Title shortened to LFO: The Movie.  Released 21 Sep 2013 imdb link.
  120. Life Tracker - Released 9 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  121. Liquid Red - post production imdb link.
  122. Listen - 29 Aug 2013 imdb link.
  123. Lonesome Haven - not yet released imdb link.
  124. Lost Time - not yet released imdb link.
  125. Love & Teleportation - 14 Feb 2013 imdb link.
  126. Luxeon - filming imdb link.
  127. Margraue - Released 21 Feb 2013 imdb link.
  128. Martian - not yet released imdb link.
  129. Max the Companion Robot - in develoment imdb link.
  130. Mind's Eye - not yet released imdb link.
  131. Mind Taker - (short) 20 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  132. Monster Killer - Released 1 Nov 2013 imdb link.
  133. Moon Dust - not yet released imdb link.
  134. Mosaic 33 - Released 13 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  135. Mystic Rising - not yet released imbdb link.
  136. Nomad the Beginning - Released 3 July 2013 imdb link.
  137. Nova - (Spain) Released 1 Feb 2013  imdb link.
  138. Omphalos - Released 3 Sep 2013 imdb link.
  139. Oneverse - in development imdb link.
  140. The Paragon Cortex - Released 5 Oct 2013 imdb link.
  141. The Parts - (Georgia) Released 9 May 2013 imdb link.
  142. Passing - Released 27 July 2013 imdb link.
  143. Patriot Act - not yet released imdb link.
  144. The Perfect 46 - not yet released imdb link.
  145. Perfect: Android Rising - Released 14 Jun 2013 imdb link.
  146. The Philosophers - Released 10 Oct 2013 imdb link.
  147. Piercing Brightness - (UK) June 2013 imdb link.
  148. Planetfall - in development imdb link.
  149. Plato's Reality Machine - Released 26 Sep 2013 imdb link.
  150. Point B - post production imdb link.
  151. Polypore - Released 10 Aug 2013 imdb link.
  152. The Problem with Honor - Released 25 Jan 2013 imdb link.
  153. Prodigy-man - not yet released imdb link.
  154. Project Blue Book - not yet released imdb link.
  155. The Projection - (short) completed imdb link.
  156. The Prototype - Released 7 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  157. Quito 2023 - Released 1 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  158. Re-Entry: Grey Zone - Released 7 Jun 2013 imdb link.
  159. Re-Generator - Released 23 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  160. Real - (Japan) 1 Jun 2013 imdb link.
  161. Redd - Released 10 May 2013 imdb link.
  162. Redshift - (Canada) completed imdb link.
  163. Requiem - Released 27 Sep 2013 imdb link.
  164. Return of Hours - announced imdb link.
  165. Revolutionary Man - in development imdb link.
  166. Rise of an Exile - in development. Renamed to Exiles. imdb link.
  167. Saucy Flyer U.F.O. P.I. - Released 6 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  168. Scavengers - Released 21 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  169. Scintilla - completed imdb link.
  170. The Search for Simon - Released 3 May 2013 imdb link.
  171. Second Time Aroundcould not find
  172. Secret Children - post-production imdb link.
  173. Sensory Perception - filming imdb link.
  174. The Sentinelcould not find
  175. Shockwave Darkside -post-production imdb link.
  176. Shree - (India) 26 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  177. Signals 2 -Jun 2013 imdb link.
  178. Signifier and Signified - completed imdb link.
  179. Singularity - in development imdb link.
  180. Sixunable to find
  181. Sleeper - in development imdb link.
  182. Snowpiercer - Released 1 Aug 2013 imdb link.
  183. Sol - Released 7 Jul 2013 imdb link.
  184. Some Like It Bot - Released 4 May 2013 imdb link.
  185. Sons of Liberty - Released 6 Jul 2013 imdb link.
  186. Space Command - not yet released. Renamed to Space Command Redemption imdb link.
  187. Space Pirate Captain Harlock - Released 7 Sep 2013 imdb link.
  188. Space Station 76 - post production imdb link.
  189. Spanners - not yet released imdb link.
  190. Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses - not yet released imdb link.
  191. Starship: Rising - not yet released imdb link.
  192. Starship: The Coming Darkness - not yet released imdb link.
  193. Station 21 - in development imdb link.
  194. Stranded - Released 26 Jul 2013 imdb link.
  195. Stranglehold - not yet released imdb link.
  196. Supercollider - 2 Nov 2013 imdb link.
  197. Synapse - Released 18 Nov 2013 imdb link.
  198. Synchronicity - not yet released imdb link.
  199. Technopolis - not yet released imdb link.
  200. Territory 8 - Released 1 May 2013 imdb link.
  201. There Are No Goodbyes - Released 14 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  202. They Call Me Superseven - Released 1 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  203. Thirstunable to find
  204. Threads of Destiny - not yet released imdb link.
  205. Thrillseekers the Indosheenno longer tagged as scifi.
  206. Through the Lens - not yet released imdb link.
  207. Time Scoop Hunter - Released 31 Aug 2013 imdb link.
  208. Travelers - Released 13 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  209. Trek Wars: The Movie - Released 8 Aug 2013 imdb link.
  210. Trudno byt bogom - (Russia) 14 Feb 2014 imdb link.
  211. Two Guys Who Sold the World - not yet released imdb link.
  212. TYFTB (Thank You from the Bottom) - not yet released imdb link.
  213. Uncanny - not yet released imdb link.
  214. Under the Skin - Released 4 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  215. Unidentified - Released 8 Nov 2013 imdb link.
  216. The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag - in development imdb link.
  217. Uvertür - (Turkey) Apr 2013 imdb link.
  218. Valley of Vision - Released 27 Jun 2013 imdb link.
  219. Vanishing Pointunable to find
  220. Vanquisher - not yet released imdb link.
  221. Venus - Release date 2015 imdb link.
  222. Vessel - (UK) May 2013 imdb link.
  223. Void - not yet released imdb link.
  224. Vs. Reality - (Canada) Release year 2014 imdb link.
  225. Waiting for Sandoval - Released 20 Aug 2013 imdb link.
  226. War on Earth - in development imdb link.
  227. The Wars of Other Men - (short) not yet released imdb link.
  228. Wastelander - not yet released imdb link.
  229. The Watchers: Revelation - Released 1 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  230. Way Down in Chinatown - 1 Jan 2013 imdb link.
  231. Weapons of God - in development imdb link.
  232. West Nile Virus - in development imdb link.
  233. White Space - not yet released imdb link.
  234. Whitefire - Released 1 Feb 2013 imdb link.
  235. Winter Slides - not yet released imdb link.
  236. The Wisdom Tree - Released 7 Dec 2013 imdb link.
  237. The World - Released 9 Mar 2013 imdb link.
  238. Worm - Released 18 Apr 2013 imdb link.
  239. Xenomorph - in development imdb link.
  240. Xtracted - not yet released imdb link.
  241. Year of the Frog - not yet released imdb link.
  242. Yume no kayoiji - (Japan) 17 Nov 2013 imdb link.
  243. The Zombie Movie - Released 1 Feb 2013 imdb link.


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