Moon (2009) was good, but hardly as original as the critics made out. In my view, it only shone because of Sam Rockwell’s outstanding performance. Also, it was more dream-like fantasy than real science fiction. So I am hoping that two new movies: Bullock and Clooney’s Gravity and, especially, Europa Report live up to my expectations for some near-future, good’n’proper HARD SF. Ad goddamn astra.
Europa Report (UK release date? No idea, but due to an idiotic, piracy-baiting distribution model, it’s been out on VOD in the US since June). Yohoho and a bottle of Romulan ale:
Gravity (to be released in October):