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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. Release Date: 2017-10-06
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.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-10-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, ...

Not so much a bad movie as a superficial, uninspired, and forgettable one.

Run Time: 2:17
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, ...

On a purely visual level, "Valerian" is a top contender, but as a complete motion picture experience, it falls considerably short.

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-10-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, ...

This is a vital, original, and emotionally potent chapter to one of the longest-running movie series out there.

Run Time: 2:29
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-09-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, ...

An orgy of incoherence, a sensory assault that suffocates the viewer in a cavalcade of special effects incontinence.

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, ...

"Alien: Covenant" has enough of what made Alien great to deliver two hours of big-budget sci-fi/horror entertainment.