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Sci-Fi – Invasion of Earth

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PODCAST – ALIEN INVASIONS

Five Alien Invasion movies to help you pass the time during the COVID 19 Lockdown CLICK HERE TO VIEW PODCAST: https://youtu.be/bxJ67doZNek

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) X Source of story A novel “The Body Snatchers” by Jack Finney and an earlier film of the same name. Director Phillip Kaufman Writers/Script W.D. Richter Starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy Elevator Pitch: Matthew Bennell and Elizabeth Driscoll both of whom work for the … Continue reading

Pixels (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Developed from a short film by Patrick Jean Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling (story Tim Herlhy) Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, Ashley Benson, Serena Williams,  Fiona Shaw Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Species III (2004)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Roughly based on the previous films Director Brad Turner Writers/Script Ben Ripley (Dennis Feldman characters) Starring Robin Dunne, Robert Knepper, Amelia Cooke, Natasha Henstridge Elevator Pitch: While Eve (you need to have seen the previous film) and her offspring are being transported in a ambulance she … Continue reading

Species (1995)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay Director Roger Donaldson Writers/Script Dennis Feldman Starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Michelle Williams, Elevator Pitch: A scientist gets a group of specialists together whose job will be to track down and kill … Continue reading

Species II (1998)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Loosely based on the first film of the franchise Director Peter Medak Writers/Script Chris Brancato (characters by Dennis Feldman) Starring Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, James Cromwell, Nancy La Scala, Raquel Gardner Elevator Pitch: A Mars mission results in the crew of three being infected … Continue reading

H.G.Wells’ War of the Worlds (2005)

Elevator Pitch. A family are on their way towards Washington DC when they are separated, the wife and son going ahead and the husband, George Herbert, being stranded on the road when his vehicle’s powers system fail due to the presence of what seem to be meteor strikes, but no, they are spacecraft and from … Continue reading

Oblivion (2013)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel by Joseph Kosinski – actually never published but used to pitch the film to the studios Writers/Script Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt Additional Info A lot of work was put into the glass tower habitat used by the technician and his controller and it … Continue reading

Invasion of Earth Movies

This is a list of the Invasion of Earth movies on this site listed in order of preference. NAME OF MOVIE COMMENT The Edge of Tomorrow If you are a fan of tough females then watch this. Emily Blunt is great as Rita Veratski (I may be becoming a fan) and Tom Cruise is as … Continue reading

War of the Worlds (2005)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The novel of the same name by H G Wells Writers/Script Josh Friedman, David Koepp Additional Info I am developing an interest in unusual cars which are featured but not mentioned in movies. In this one a 1966 Ford Mustang worth a couple of hundred thousand … Continue reading

The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A not very original screenplay Writer/s Script Rand Ravich Director Rand Ravich Starring Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Nick Cassavetes, Samantha Eggar, Tom Noonan Elevator Pitch When two astronauts on a space walk are briefly out of touch with Houston, there is alarm … Continue reading

Meet Dave (2008)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay developed by some guys who usually contribute to an American SF channel. Writer/s Script Rob Greenberg, Bill Corbett Director Brian Robbins Starring Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Scott Caan, Ed Helms, Kevin Hart Elevator Pitch An alien planet sends a probe to earth to … Continue reading

Green Lantern (2011)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics character, re-invented as an intergalactic superhero with the popularity of SF. Writer/s Script Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg Writer/s Story Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim Director Martin Campbell Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, … Continue reading

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Released 2008 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Edmund H North 1951 screenplay and a story by Harry Bates. Writer/s script David Scarpa Director Scott Derrickson Starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, John Hamm. Kyle Chandler Elevator Pitch A spacecraft lands in Central Park and disgorges a human like … Continue reading

The World’s End (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 15 in UK Director Edgar Wright Writer/s Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Pierce Brosnan, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Heap Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Five men, at the behest of their former possible leader, visit the scene of … Continue reading

Arrival

Released 2016 Rating 12A in UK Director Denis Villeneuve Writer/s Eric Heisserer Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Source of story A story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang Elevator Pitch The population of earth wake up one morning to find twelve spacecraft hovering above miscellaneous points on the planet, including … Continue reading

Cloverfield

Released 2008 Rating 15 in UK Director Matt Reeves Writer/s Drew Goddard Starring Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Stahl-David Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch During a party to celebrate the departure from New York of one of them, there is upheaval in the city, and they see buildings falling. They … Continue reading

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Released 2016 Rating 12A Director Dan Trachtenberg Writer/s Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken Starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr Source of story A script called The Cellar which apparently has been knocking around for years. Elevator Pitch After a car crash a young woman wakes in an underground bunker with two men and … Continue reading

Ender’s Game

Released 2013 Rating 12A Director Gavin Hood Writer/s Gavin Hood Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin Source of story Book by Orson Scott Card Elevator Pitch Earth prepares for a pre-emptive strike against an alien race to prevent a second invasion, using the capabilities of young people and one youth in particular, … Continue reading

The Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 12A in UK Director Doug Liman Writer/s Christopher McQarrie, Jez Butterworth Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Source of story Book “All You Need is Kill” Horoshi Sakurazaka Elevator Pitch The earth armies are at war with an alien race, who have the ability to reset time, on the … Continue reading

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