Archive for the Category SciFi


To the Stars by Hard Ways

This was an interesting film. This was made in 1980s Soviet Union and you can certainly tell. The story is about a woman found in space who attempts to live on Earth. This doesn’t last long and soon finds herself going back to where she came from.

The special effects are awesome in the way only the ’80s can provide (ie: outer space shots being filmed underwater). The movie wasn’t too terribly bad, nor terribly good. Someone compared it to an episode of Star Trek, and I would have to agree. If you’re a fan of Sci-fi, do check it out though. This one isn’t too popular and might be hard to find for most people.

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Bye Bye Monkey

Bye Bye Monkey on IMDBWhat a nutty movie. What a nutty time period, the ’70s. Young Gérard Depardieu is amazing. From IMDB: A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong’s orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it.

Bye Bye Monkey

I’ve love to see this pulled off now. The acting was great, story was great. A feminist theater company Depardieu sometimess works for was having troubles coming up with an idea. Someone mentioned rape as a subject. They tried to do a reverse rape on Depardieu, but they liked it heh. Interesting part of the movie.

There’s plenty of nudity in here, as well as Depardieu making out with a 60 year old woman. The ending was a bit dramatic, but I liked it.

One comment on IMDB hit it correctly: Is it another world, or our world gone mad?

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Bye Bye Monkey (DVD)

Director: Marco Ferreri
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, Geraldine Fitzgerald, James Coco, Mimsy Farmer
Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

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Open Your Eyes

Remember that movie, Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise? Well, that movie was a remake of this one.

The plot is about a wealthy man who falls in love with this best friend’s love interest, and while at his birthday party, they head back to her house.  This is where all the shenanigans begins. Sort of. The next morning as he is leaving the girl’s house, a woman (from the party) followed him there and offers him a ride home, which he accepts. She goes crazy and crashes the car and from here on out it’s wtf is going on.

It’s a great movie. I saw the Vanilla Sky version before I saw this one, so I knew what was coming, which was too bad because this original is awesome. Oh, and it doesn’t have Tom Cruise in it, but Penélope Cruz is in it! FTW! Kinda cool they brought her back in Vanilla Sky playing the same part.

I’d recommend this movie over Vanilla Sky anyday. It is in Spanish, so subtitles all the way. I’ve seen it around named Permanent Midnight as well, and its original Spanish name, Abre los ojos.

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Open Your Eyes (DVD)

Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez, Najwa Nimri
Rating: R (Restricted)

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Liquid Sky

What a crazy movie. I had no idea what was going on.

The movie is suppose to be about invisible aliens that come to earth looking for heroin. How typical for the ’80s huh?

They also kill humans during sex  because they find it similar to the high that heroin gives them.

Alright, already you’re thinking WTF, I know. It’s nuts. Bad, very bad keyboard music from the ’80s. The hair styles, the fashion, the acting. WOW. I didn’t know it could get this bad. Received a 5.6 on IMDB, I’d rate this probably a 2, just for the work and effort of filming something.

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Liquid Sky [Import] (DVD)

Starring: Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr, Bob Brady

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