Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
On Jupiter's moon something deadly is happening.
In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.
Yes, I watched it again. Yes, it's still awesome. Yes, it's still one of the most underrated sci-fi films of all time. Yes, it's still one of Sean Connery's best performances. Yes, Peter Hyams is still an under-appreciated director. Yes, that foot chase through the station is still brilliant.
I have reviewed Outland at length previously and I don't have anything to really add to that review, but I really like sci-fi films like this that are not really sci-fi films at all and have a real dirty, industrial feel and look to them. There's probably a list in there somewhere but I've no idea how I'd phrase it or if people would know what I'm on about.
Either way, one day someone's going to remake this, it will be shit, and this will be rediscovered for the excellent film it is and should have been recognised as such much earlier.
Late '70s early '80s grimey science fiction movies are so refreshing. No shining utopias or false utopias; just filthy possible realities showing that humanity is still scum. The SeanCo kicks some asses and takes some names, there's sweet racketball with light up walls, and people explode in space suits.
What more could you want?
The first time I saw this I thought he said "I'll slap your nasty asshole all over this ship" to the lady doctor. Pretty sure I mis-heard him but I've never been able to disassociate that from the film.
Thank you to whomever recommended I watch 80s Peter Hyams - I'm sure it was either Toby or Jeremy. The recommendation is 2-for-2 so far, the other being Running Scared.
Outland is a cracking thriller, with Connery playing a determined and loveable detective on a mining rig in space, who is trying to bring down a dodgy intergalactic drug ring. The sci-fi aspects never really come into play except in the finale for the action sequences, this is mostly a dark and dingy neo-noir that could have been set in any dimly lit city. The setting adds to the film though in more subtle ways, for example our lead being all alone with no one else to help stop damn…
A noir western hybrid thriller set in space! It's a genre fans delight despite the fact that it's not really science fiction at all. An enjoyable and well made film with some great character actors, Connery not as Bond and a young Clarke Peters. It feels a little ordinary and conventional in 2013 but in a world where Alien was still new and fresh there should have been plenty of room for Sean Connery running around a space station with a shotgun taking down a drug smuggling ring with the help of a black man and an actual real female character that wasn't a plot device, a wife, or a love interest (played perfectly by Frances Sternhagen.) Peter Hyams really doesn't seem to get enough praise when in comes to discussions about directors, I'm going to add him to my 3 person list alongside such interesting and neglected filmmakers as Stuart Rosenberg.
Widely known as "High Noon in space" in about 90% of the reviews that have ever been written about it in the media, after my fourth viewing of Outland I think it's safe to say that there is a lot more going on with this film than it gets given credit for.
A minor early 80s box office flop that got rather lost in a mass of exceptional sci-fi thrillers around that time before and after, it deserves to be rediscovered. Unfortunately, that will probably only happen when it gets remade one day - something that has been on the cards since 2009, apparently.
The High Noon comparisons are fair enough to a point, but only really in the last…
One of the better space movies that not only makes sense all the way through but is a good old fashioned thriller.
Wish that I'd watched this one as a kid. Quite alright anyway. Aged well. Very nice settings.
Ok, have seen this movie a number of times. But i suddenly thought of it again after watching a movie of almost the same title.
This was a favorite of mine when i was a kid, and still is today. Sean connery gives an outstanding performance.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Preparándome para Interstellar.
Realmente esperaba mucho más de esto. Sentí muy forzado y hasta ilógico el contexto en el que se desarrolla la historia, es decir, tiene sus momentos con una acción bien planificada pero el conflicto principal no me convenció en ningún momento y me arruinó la experiencia. A Sean Connery se le ve bien de principal y el presupuesto luce bien gastado más que todo en sets interiores, pero en general no me gustó lo que vi.
"Nothing here is wonderful. It works... that's enough."
A worthy remake of High Noon, in space!
Peter Hyams gives us an effective, atmospheric thriller, which benefits from a solid central cast. Connery shoulders the majority of the picture, appearing in virtually every scene, and lends a real enjoyable gravitas to the proceedings.
The film also has a great future-80's production design which, along with the 'ticking clock' plot device in the final third, was lovingly referenced some years later in Moon. This is one of my personal faves - your own mileage may vary.
Good 80s space sci-fi
The FX may have not stood the test of time like films such as Alien or 2001: A Space Odyssey have done, but this space set rendition of High Noon is a dark, dank, illustration of blue collar science-fiction led by a tough Sean Connery and directed by the dependable Peter Hyams. Dated, but still exciting stuff.
I kinda loved this. Most frames were wonderful to look at. Romantic subplot was completely reasonable.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Dead Man's Letters
- The Ugly Swans
- Morel's Invention
- The Man from Earth
I'm posting this list earlier than normal as I'm not sure I'll be around much next week.
For the purposes…
- The Hunger
- Fright Night
- Near Dark
- The Lost Boys
If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…