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Triple bill of global disaster movies. 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (2008) is a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien and a giant robot who visit Earth. Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, the inhabitant of a flying saucer that lands in Washington DC after orbiting Earth. Along with Gort, his indestructible robot companion, Klaatu sets out to discover all he can about this strange planet and its peculiar inhabitants. Along the way he meets Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her son Jacob (Jaden Smith), who become his only real friends and end up saving his life. Kathy Bates and John Cleese co-star. In the sci-fi epic 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004), directed by Roland Emmerich, global warming and the greenhouse effect have given rise to abrupt climate change with cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet. Dennis Quaid stars as Professor Adrian Hall, a paleoclimatologist who is fighting to save the world from a second ice age and all the natural disasters that herald it: floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, to name but a few. But first, Hall must complete a more personal mission: his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is stranded in New York City where he was taking part in a school competition when the catastrophe began. As well as facing a perpetual onslaught of natural catastrophes, Hall must fight his way through the mass of humanity fleeing south into warmer climes... but can he reach his son in time to save him? Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum star in 'Independence Day' (1996). When massive spaceships appear, hovering above planet Earth, the world stands in awe and wonder. This soon turns to terror as the aliens launch an all-out attack, devastating the planet. The survivors, led by American President Thomas J. Whitmore (Pullman), decide to fight back. The traditional B-movie format is updated for the 1990s, making it one of the biggest box office smashes of all time.
From Academy Award-winning director Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, Wall-E, 2008) comes John Carter - a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars).
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic novel, John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
Featuring stunning special effects, great characters and dastardly villains, John Carter is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill you beyond imagination.
Includes 3-D Blu Ray and 2-D Blu Ray. 3D programming requires a Blu-ray 3D player, 3D capable display and 3D glasses (not included).
When Flynn, the world's greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father.
With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil.
(Nominated for an Academy Award nomination, for Best Sound Editing)
Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.
However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn and best friend Max Waters, both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can, but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown.
The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.
Leftfield comedy which marked the feature film debuts of director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman. Unappreciated as a puppeteer and bored with his ten-year marriage, Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) takes a job in an office, where he discovers a portal into the mind of actor John Malkovich. To his amazement, he then finds that he is able to occupy and control Malkovich's body; but when he shares this discovery with his wife Lotte (Cameron Diaz) it leads to all kinds of trouble.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew!
(2014 Oscar nominations for: Best Visual Effects)
Aurora and Jim are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination.
As Aurora and Jim try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.
(Academy Award nominations for: Best Production Design, Best Original Music Score)
Matt Damon stars in this sci-fi thriller directed by Ridley Scott. During a mission to Mars, a crew of NASA astronauts are caught in a storm that leaves Mark Watney (Damon) missing and presumed dead. As the rest of the crew return to Earth, Watney awakens to find himself surrounded by the desolate landscape of the red planet. With no way to communicate the news of his survival back to Earth, Watney must figure out a way to prolong his life expectancy until the next NASA mission visits the planet in approximately four years. The all-star cast includes Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games like PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders as models for their various assaults.
U.S. President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Based on the best-selling novel, The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chlo Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope if she can only trust him.
Kasey Campbell and Lydia Look star in this sci-fi drama written and directed by Eric Small. Disaster strikes when a comet with a magnitude of all the world's nuclear weapons put together hits Earth, sending the planet spiralling into an ice age. Now, 27 years after the comet hit, the few survivors continue to battle the freezing temperatures and endure the hostile conditions of their once-homey planet.
The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus is spreading across the globe transforming ordinary people into legions of zombies.
Headed for extinction the human race has just one hope: Alice. She's on a mission fighting her way through cities and across continents all inside Umbrella's prime research facility.
Old friends become new enemies as she battles to escape and discovers that everything that she believes may not even be true
From South African director Gavin Hood, (Oscar-winner for Tsotsi), comes this out-of-this-world adventure based on the bestselling book by Orson Scott Card.
In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost.
In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training the best and brightest young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite and fulfil his destiny.
Still reeling from her parents divorce, April is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends.
Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods.
Lead by her boyfriend, the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive.
The year is 2028 and OmniCorp - the world's leader in robot technology - sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer.
OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing - no matter the cost to Alex - to make sure the program succeeds.
But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine.
Lt. Ripley is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Ripley's fears that an Alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when the mutilated bodies of ex-cons begin to mount.
Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley must lead the men into battle against the terrifying creature. And soon she discovers a horrifying fact about her link with the Alien.
Sci-fi action blockbuster with Hayden Christensen as a young man able to teleport himself to any place on earth. After discovering he has a genetic anomaly that allows him to teleport wherever he wants, teenager David Rice (Christensen) embarks on a hedonistic lifestyle of girls, money and travel, indulging his every whim, and using his power to fund his desires. It's not long, however, before he discovers that others share his power, and that the underground community of 'Jumpers' are being targetted by 'Paladins', a group dedicated to their destruction. Pursued by a Paladin named Roland (Samuel L. Jackson), Rice and fellow jumper Griffin (Jamie Bell) soon find themselves fighting for their lives as their sworn enemies close in.
John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in this sci-fi horror based on the novel by Stephen King. When a mysterious cell phone signal turns humans into vicious zombie-like creatures New England artist Clay Riddell (Cusack) teams up with some of his fellow survivors to stop the broadcast and find his son. After the electronic pulse turns every Boston mobile phone user into raging monsters, Clay heads north through the apocalyptic landscape in search of his ex-wife and son with a group including his neighbour Alice (Isabelle Fuhrman), train driver Tom McCourt (Jackson) and schoolboy Jordan (Owen Teague).
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth.
Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can.
When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
When a terrorist bomb destroys a building in Dallas, Texas, FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy surpassing anything they've ever encountered.
With the dubious assistance of a paranoid doctor, Mulder and Scully risk their careers and their lives to hunt down a deadly virus which may be extraterrestrial in origin - and could destroy all life on earth. Their pursuit of the truth pits them against the mysterious Syndicate, powerful men who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe, leading the agents from a cave in Texas, to the halls of the FBI, and finally to a secret installation in Antarctica which holds the greatest secret of all.
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident.
Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
Something unimaginable escaped during the crash. And everyone's about to discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is what it wants.
The Darkest Hour is a tense apocalyptic thriller centering on the fight for survival waged by five youths who find themselves stranded in Moscow during an alien invasion.
As the invisible extraterrestrials absorb all of Earth's energy and life forms, finding a means of escaping the unstoppable attackers becomes a seemingly impossible task.
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”
This continuation of the adventures of the Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) takes up where the original left off, showing spectacular new tricks to surpass it! "I thought the original Superman was terrific entertainment," Roger Ebert wrote, "and so I was a little startled to discover that I liked Superman II even more.". Three fugitive super-powered Kryptonian do-badders (Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas and Jack O'Halloran) plan to enslave Earth - just when Superman decides to show a more romantic side to Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). The timing is off for the sun of Jor-El, but it's ideal for special-effects fan's dream come true as Metropolis comes under siege. Gene Hackman (as Lex Luther) also returns from the first film and with a top supporting cast, witty Richard Lester direction and visuals that astound and delight, this comic book-come-to-life has become an enduring all-family wow!
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