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Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-02-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Gore, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, ...

Calling the next sequel "Resurrection" was appropriate because "Alien 3" killed the series and left it dead and stinking in the cold vacuum of space.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-04
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Gugu Mbataha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, ...

A kluge of bad science and worse science fiction clichés, it tries to be atmospheric and scary but succeeds only at being frustrating and tedious.

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-02
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Adult Themes)
Genre: Science Fiction/Drama
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Cast: Masami Nagasawa, Ryuhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa, ...

There are moments of pathos and deft comedy but, overall, "Before We Vanish" is overlong, poorly paced, and scattershot.

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, ...

Pointless, loud, seemingly longer than a Peter Jackson film, and missing a credible story, this is for "Maze Runner" completists only.

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Mark Hamill, Benicio Del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, ...

Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-12-05
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Shane Abbess
Cast: Daniel MacPherson, Kellan Lutz, Teagan Croft, ...

As far as it goes, the first film is an enjoyable space opera but, as a stand-alone, it doesn’t work.

Run Time: 2:43
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, ...

Science fiction that rivets the attention, excites the imagination, and engages the mind.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-29
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Adult Themes, Sexual Situations, Brief Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Mateo Gil
Cast: Tom Hughes, Charlotte Le Bon, Oona Chaplin, ...

Relying more on existential and philosophical issues than action or cheesy special effects, "Realife" represents true science fiction.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-08
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Keir Burrows
Cast: Yaiza Figueroa, Tom Barber-Duffy, Philippa Carson

"Anti Matter" is the existential successor to 2015’s "Ex Machina" - low-budget sci-fi in which ideas trump effects.

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Marwan Kenzari, Willem Dafoe, ...

The disappointment of what this movie could have been dogs it as it navigates safe, predictable roads to a preordained conclusion.