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The Death Proof Muscle Car

Grindhouse: Planet Terror and Death Proof

In 2007, cult directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino surprised us with Grindhouse, a double feature film in the tradition of seventies B-movies. The concept of grindhouse movies was usually a subordinate narrative containing plot holes, vicious killers running around with chainsaws whilst hunting scantily

robocop-1987-police-car

RoboCop, the Big Friendly Terminator

Thirty years ago, three years after Jim Cameron‘s The Terminator, another gunslinging cyborg appeared on the silver screen: RoboCop. This masterpiece by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Elle, Turkish Delight) became an instant science fiction classic and remains so three decades later.

Joaquin Phoenix gazing in the mirror

Her, a science fiction romcom by Spike Jonze

Her is a romantic science fiction comedy by director Spike Jonze released in 2013 and nominated for 5 Academy Awards and awarded with the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The movie has a very melancholy atmosphere to it and deals with heartbreak and the impersonal communication between people

Arnold and Billy plan on catching the predator

Predator or Rambo versus Alien

Predator is a 1987 science fiction flavoured action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the muscular hero fighting an evil alien creature. Director John McTiernan later on directed the classic action movie Die Hard with Bruce Willis and the less successful Last Action Hero which also featured Arnold the Austrian Oak.