THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
If there is one thing I love about movies, it’s that they can take us to any time period and anywhere in the world. They can transport us to ancient Egypt, drop us on the front lines of WWII, or look at current events all for just the price of a movie ticket (and perhaps a bucket of popcorn). And movies don’t have to rely on existing material, they can look into the future and imagine what things will be like tens, hundreds, or even thousands of years in the future.
That brings us to our category for this week, a movie Set in the Distant Future. As always, I have a link to guide you from ScreenRant, listing “10 Sci-Fi Movies Set In The Far, Far Distant Future.” There is a variety on this list, including a few movies from the 1960s, more recent flicks like Dune, and even the animated Titan A.E.
I mentioned last week that I have been working on watching a certain show in preparation for this week’s movie and that show is the short-lived FOX series Firefly.
Firefly was one show that I’ve always wanted to watch. It was never even on my radar when it first aired, but something that piqued my interest when I saw it on Netflix some years ago. It’s been referred to throughout a number of other series, most notably on The Big Bang Theory with Sheldon Cooper’s long running hatred of Fox owner Rupert Murdoch over the Firefly’s cancelation. So not only am I watching a movie for this week, but have been hard at work watching the total 11+ hour run time of the series (in the intended order, not the order it was originally aired).
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?