A good time to be a fan of intelligent sci-fi
Not only have we recently had the release of Duncan Jones' wonderful "Moon", we also have the impending release of the indie sci-fi anti-blockbuster "District 9" - no stars, low budget (but doesn't look it). Think South African social realism à la "Tsotsi" meets an inversion of "Independence Day".
District 9 - http://www.spacecast.com/Blogs/Post.aspx?PostID=816
And another film that is wowing the critics (contemporary war film):
The Hurt Locker - http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/hurt_locker/