Forget Me Not
If It Were A Movie: Being an inventor’s wife proves tough going for poor Mrs Finch, who’s put up with no end of explosions, singed hair dos and blackened ceilings in her fragile family abode.
Deciding enough’s enough, she packs her bags and hits the streets in search of a new life. Sadly, one of hubbie’s towering creations has taken a shine to her, and follows her on her quest... leaving devastation in its wake.
Cast: Frances McDormand
Director: Steven Spielberg
If It Were A Movie: The hunt’s on! In the distant future, all of Earth’s wildlife has been hunted into extinction thanks to man’s insatiable appetite. In their place, giant robotic creations have been set loose in game reserves as part of a new sport.
But one young cadet begins to wonder if the lofty robocreatures actually have feelings - a suspicion that’s confirmed when he witnesses one howling in what seems to be agony. Who’s side should he really be fighting on?
Cast: Jamie Bell
Director: Shawn Levy
Into The Deep
If It Were A Movie: When a strange alien craft is dragged from the sea by a passing cargo ship, the workers onboard discover a rotting carcass inside that looks anything but human.
Resolving to explore the expanses of ocean where the craft was discovered, they uncover an even larger ship that’s almost the size of Staten Island. It’s still locked shut, seemingly airtight, and there’s movement inside…
Cast: Viggo Mortensen
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
If It Were A Movie: Sam Whistle is a lonely, temperamental bugger. But he just happens to have a penchant for mechanical wotsits. After years of hard work, he finally perfects his very own robotic companion, P1 NiKo, who calls him “papa”.
They do everything together. But little NiKo doesn’t want to be a robot – he wants to be real. Which is when he harvests a plan to find a human body in which to transfer his circuits. Can Sam do what he must to stop NiKo from killing an innocent child?
Cast: Hugh Jackman
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Fly Me A River
If It Were A Movie: Flying is all the rage. With cars sitting in tailback traffic jams that stretch for miles, people want to take to the air – and cheaply. Lucky for them, Dr. Hatchet has invented the perfect, economically-friendly flying car.
When his designs are stolen from a high security building, and Dr. Hatchet mysterious disappears, Detective Cole is hired to investigate. Tracking down the thief, he discovers that she’s the girlfriend of crime boss Sir Wilbur Heavy, who wants to use the designs to jet off into space, and he’ll kill to beat the competition…
Cast: Guy Pearce, Andrea Riseborough
Director: Brian de Palma
If It Were A Movie: When their grandfather dies, twentysomething sibs Jake and Kristen are left with the responsibility of sorting through the mess of his house.
But then they uproot a batch of ancient photos from the attic that show him posing with squat robed guys – and there appears to be a spaceship in the background. Next, they receive a call for help over one of granpa's old radios, and are tipped into an adventure that sees them helping aliens stranded on our planet...
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Amber Tamblyn
Director: DJ Caruso
Oil Have One of Those
If It Were A Movie: An oil tycoon has become so successful drilling up black gold in the wilds of America that his boyhood dream of flying a top of the range flying vehicle to work has come true.
But when the tycoon is found murdered, drowned in a vat of oil, his ship is conspicuously missing. Could his jealous 15-year-old stepson be to blame?
Cast: Robert De Niro
Director: Martin Scorsese
If It Were A Movie: Australia. May 1942. The Japanese establish Operation Mo, in which they plan to seize Port Moresby in the Australian territory of New Guinea in order to sever Australia from its ally the United States.
But when they arrive, the Japanese discover that they opposition are ready for them, and have built great fuck off walking tanks with all manner of artillery. It’s gonna be one heck of a confrontation.
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Toni Colette
Director: The Wachowskis
The Empire Strikes Earth
If It Were A Movie: The year is 2025, and after a colossal black hole rips through the fabric of space near Mars, a giant, globular spaceship appears through it.
Within weeks, the residents of the Death Star have colonised Mars, and are using it as a base to establish an attack on a far more precious planet – Earth. As war rages on Earth, Darth Vader seizes a smouldering London as his new base, and erects flags bearing his insignia across the city…
Cast: Idris Elba, Clive Owen
Director: Joe Wright
If It Were A Movie: Who is Galumpher? When people the globe over return from their holidays, they discover that their vacation snaps have all been hijacked by a mysterious robotic fame-seeker, who dawdles in the background of their photos.
But who is this mysterious robot, nicknamed Galumpher? Nobody remembers seeing it on their travels, so why is he showing up in everybody’s photos? One newspaper reporter makes it her mission to find out.
Cast: Emily Blunt
Director: The Coen Brothers
Stan By Your Man
If It Were A Movie: During the Great Depression, America is wilting. President Hoover spearheads a number of campaigns that seek to save the economy and his country, but all fail.
Then, from the heavens, falls a strange little robotic man. After saving a child from the path of an oncoming train, the robot – called Stan – tells how he’s been banished from his world, exiled on Earth. Soon, he spreads his joy across the entire country, a metallic superhero who always saves the day. But is it all a sinister ruse?
Cast: Andy Serkis (mocap)
Director: Duncan Jones
Pretenders To The Throne
If It Were A Movie: When giant mechanical walkers stride out of the sea one day in the early 1900s, they proclaim to the inhabitants of a remote exotic island that they are the gods Zee-us and @res.
Establishing themselves as the rulers of this little island, they are waited upon by the islanders, who fear for their lives and reorganise their existence around their new resident deities. But when a shy village woman witnesses a man climbing out of one of the walkers late one night, she realises that these ‘gods’ could be anything but.
Cast: Cate Blanchett
Director: Guillermo del Toro
If It Were A Movie: A Russian ship is destroyed mid voyage. Buckingham Palace is brought thundering to the ground. The one common factor? A strange spaceship-like object caught on camera at both scenes of devastation.
But what is the odd little blip? A mere anomalous smudge? Or a threat from another world? When a young reporter digs up papers long forgotten, he may have stumbled on a government conspiracy involving the use of alien crafts to wipe out troublesome entities…
Cast: Christian Bale
Director: Christopher Nolan
If It Were A Movie: Jeff and Bl1p are twins, inseparable from birth and the closest that brothers can be. They even share an apartment in Soho, and spend their weekends hosting the best parties this side of Chelsea.
But when Bl1p discovers the devastating truth that he was actually adopted, he decides to set out and find his real birth parents in a journey of self awakening that could tear asunder his relationship with Jeff.
Cast: Verne Troyer, Jackie Earle Haley
Director: Ivan Reitman