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Run Time: 2:43
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-04-27
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

By no means an “easy” movie with its somnambulant pace, "Stalker" nevertheless has qualities that make it hard to forget and is recommended viewing for anyone serious about film.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Boris Sagal
Cast: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, ...

It’s cheesy in the way many older films are cheesy, but the strong sense of atmosphere helps to redeem some of the dated elements.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Torture, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Cast:

A weird cross between "District 9" and "The Battle of Algiers" that doesn’t do either of those apparent inspirations justice.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-02-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Erland Van Lidth, Gus Rethwisch, ...

"The Running Man" wastes a good premise so egregiously that it feels like a desecration.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2019-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: : Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali, Christoph Waltz, ...

Despite offering a riveting, high-energy origin story, "Alita" lacks a genuine ending and this leaves the narrative frustratingly unfinished.

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-04-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, ...

Overlong, talky, filled with meta references, and with a strangely low-energy tone, the movie never fully gels.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-04-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Travis Knight
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, ...

A well-paced science fiction action thriller with elements of drama, whimsy, and a strong inter-species buddy movie element.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Christian Rivers
Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, ...

As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, "Mortal Engines" is two hours well-spent.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 1978-11-17
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Science Fiction/Variety
Director: Steve Binder
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

The cliche "it's so bad, it's good" doesn't apply here. "The Star Wars Holiday Special" isn't enjoyable on any level, campy or otherwise. It's just ugly, painful, and boring.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-02
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Ben Foster, Mark Dennis
Cast: Reiley McClendon, Brianne Howey, Cassidy Gifford, ...

A superficially entertaining science-fiction action/adventure film that might have worked better had it focused more on the “science fiction” elements and less on the “action/adventure” ones.