Blast from the past

Hotel Artemis and other great SF films with Jodie Foster


Oh yeah… She’s back ladies and gent’s and not just back with a new film, she’s back with a SF film.

Yup. You’ve guessed it. I’m talking of course about Jodie Foster. The two time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster. After a 5 year hiatus, Foster will present her latest work this summer, and the first trailer is already on line.

Hotel Artemis is the directorial debut of the noted screenwriter Drew Pierce and Jodie is in the lead role- that of The Nurse in Hotel Artemis. An actual nurse that runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles.

Sofia Boutella, Sterling K. Brown, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista make the rest of the cast, (besides Jodie) and Hotel Artemis opens in theaters on June 8th this year.

Official synopsis for Hotel Artemis:

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, HOTEL ARTEMIS is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista.

Honestly I love that Jodie has a respect for the genre, especially in the late stage of career. She’s been acting since she was 5 years old, but it’s in the last 2 decades or so. I’m a huge fan of Contact (mostly because I’m a huge fan of Carl Sagan’s works), but I also loved Elysium.

Yes, it was a flawed movie but Jodie was wonderful as usual and the themes that the movie touched are a potential grim future for all of the humanity. The rich part of the world’s population being able to afford medical treatment? Yeah… Elysium was ahead of its time.

Last year she directed the Archangel episode of the cult series Black Mirror, and I feel that ash she’s getting older, she’s more appreciative of the genre. Sure she’s more focused on directing and, even more selective of the acting jobs, but I love the fact that Hotel Artemis is her second SF movie in 5 years. Back to back even!

But to be fair, she acted in just 5 movies in the last 10 years, and it’s a terribly small amount of movies for a Jodie Foster fan like me. But, I cannot wait for Hotel Artemis. The cast is great, the movie looks promising and I love the themes in the movie too.


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