OKGazette.com - Science Fiction http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-95-1-science-fiction.html <![CDATA[<i>Lucy</i> - The latest from sci-fi whiz Luc Besson and leading lady Scarlett Johansson is a mind-numbing mess of a movie.]]> Sometimes a film ends and you’re left sitting in your seat, unable to move, speechless and in shock because it was either wonderful and spellbinding or horrible and confusing. Lucy — the latest effort from writer/director Luc Besson — is definitely the latter.]]> <![CDATA[Escape from Tomorrow - Magic Kingdom! Space Mountain! Stress-induced insanity! All make for an unforgettable day at Disney World in this trippy terror.]]>

Escape from Tomorrow

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive

okcmoa.com

236-3100

$7-$9

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<![CDATA[Looper - It's a real time killer.]]> Hurray for movies with ideas. In Looper, writer-director Rian Johnson crams in so many, it initially looks as if this sci-fi actioner might collapse under the weight of them all. Dystopian society, time travel, telekinesis, gangland killings — there are a lot of ground rules to keep track of here, much of them conveyed through the wobbly device of a narrator. ]]> <![CDATA[Total Recall - Consider that a divorce.]]> I'm not of the opinion that remakes are automatically a bad thing. Without them, we wouldn't have David Cronenberg's The Fly or John Carpenter's The Thing. The difference is that examples like those had a different way of telling the established story.]]> <![CDATA[Sound of My Voice - Listen. Follow.]]> Says the cult leader played by Brit Marling in Sound of My Voice, “It’s nice to see new faces.”
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<![CDATA[Area 51 Confidential - “Area 51 Confidential” is a found-footage film like “The Blair Witch Project” and “Paranormal Activity.”]]> Saturday]]> <![CDATA[Another Earth - Out of orbit.]]> You’ve got to admire the DIY ethic of “Another Earth.” Raw and grainy, it is steadfastly committed to its own smarts and vision — even if it ultimately falls short of its ambitions.]]> <![CDATA[Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Chimps ahoy!]]> Say what you will about Tim Burton’s widely despised 2001 remake of “Planet of the Apes,” but if it hadn't made serious bank, this prequel would not exist.]]> <![CDATA[Cowboys & Aliens - No joke, pardner: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ is pure popcorn entertainment.]]> “Cowboys & Aliens” sounds like one of those high-concept flicks for which you might expect the idea went no further than the jokey title. Think “Snakes on a Plane.” ]]> <![CDATA[Summer Wars - Had me a blast. Not even the anime-adverse are immune to the charms of ‘Summer Wars,’ a Japanese adventure with crossover appeal.]]>

Summer Wars
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch
OKCMOA.com, 236-3100
$8, $6 seniors

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<![CDATA[Battle: Los Angeles - Plot? Who needs plot? Let's shoot aliens.]]> One needs more than two hands to count the numerous other films from which “Battle: Los Angeles” has been cobbled: “Independence Day,” “Cloverfield,” “Starship Troopers,” “Transformers,” “Aliens,” “Predator,” “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” and any movie in which bullet casings fall to the ground in slow motion, to name just a few. ]]> <![CDATA[Zenith - ]]> Crime and science fiction collide in the inventive thriller “Zenith,” scheduled for a single showing at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.]]> <![CDATA[TRON: Legacy - ]]> Disney’s ‘TRON: Legacy,’ a sequel to a movie that wasn’t crying for one, needs a good, strong reboot itself.]]> <![CDATA[Skyline - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[House - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Never Let Me Go - ]]>

 

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<![CDATA[Splice - ]]> You may choose not to see "Splice," but don't make that decision based on the belief that it's just another horror movie with more ick than ideas. This picture is packed with thematic material and thought-provoking visuals, from the opening credits to the last shot.]]> <![CDATA[Iron Man 2 - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Clash of the Titans - ]]> ]]>