It should be emphasized that the elements corralled together are strong in their own rights, and if Kurosawa could have shored up the dragging run time necessary to cover his juxtapositions, Before We Vanish could have been a much more promising endeavor.
In 2021, Earth is invaded by an alien force. The combat goes on globally for several years until 2023 when the “Heavies,” as they became known, are driven off the planet. The enemy force, in such a hurry to depart, leave some of their own soldiers behind. Over the next 10 years, the USDF (United Space Defense Force), an international army established to fight the threat, eliminate the remaining Heavies.
Predestination is the latest adaptation from famed science fiction author Robert Heinlein who penned such classics as Starship Troopers and The Puppet Masters. Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, this mind bending time travel film features some very unique concepts, however many of the twists are too easily predicted despite some genuinely crazy things taking place. That being said, this does provide a very fresh spin on the quickly becoming overplayed time travel movie.
The first trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming science fiction film Chappie has been released, which revolves around a robot attempting to assimilate in the human world who gets abducted by a group of criminals. Sharlto Copley stars as the voice of Chappie, with Hugh
The sci-fi time travel thriller Predestination starring Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook has received a theatrical release date of January 9th, 2015 and a brand new domestic trailer from Stage 6. The film is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) and revolves
This week, I had the opportunity to speak with writer-director Jack Plotnick and composers Steffan and Marc Fantini on the upcoming science fiction comedy Space Station 76.
Jack Plotnick’s Space Station 76 is a science fiction comedy that takes place in the future as it was imagined back in the ‘70s. This goofy idea lends itself to a bevy of funny gags that poke fun at the time period and how the future was represented. While it mostly acts as a straight comedy, there is a serious undercurrent flowing beneath the mustaches and feathered hairdos. This slightly dark edge makes the film much more rewarding than a straight-up spoof. Basically, Space Station 76 is like the ‘70s sci-fi version of Wet Hot American Summer, which means it’s hilarious, smart and super fun.
Although I’m not big on musicals, the newly released trailer for Jeffrey St. Jules‘ Bang Bang Baby has me sold with its quirky ’60s sci-fi aesthetic. Premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the film stars Jane Levy as an aspiring
One film I was bummed about missing at this year’s Sundance was Jake Paltrow‘s futuristic Western flick Young Ones. The film features Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee battling for precious water in a post-apocalyptic near
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming science fiction film Automata, which stars Antonio Banderas alongside Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott.
The film is directed by Gabe Ibáñez and revolves around Banderas playing an insurance agent for a
A new trailer has dropped for Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming sci-fi film Interstellar, which features a ridiculous cast including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy,
Set in a ’70s version of the future, Jack Plotnick‘s Space Station 76 was one of the stranger, more humorous films I saw at SXSW this year. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, and Marisa Coughlan as
The first trailer for the upcoming science fiction mind bender Predestination has been released, which sees Ethan Hawke working as a temporal agent, preventing crime from occurring by traveling through time. Sarah Snook plays a new agent in training who’s learning the
Fox Searchlight has released four new clips for Mike Cahill‘s upcoming science fiction drama I Origins, starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, and Steven Yeun. Like Cahill’s previous film, Another Earth, I Origins is a cerebral science fiction film, and revolves around a
Here’s the first trailer for the science fiction drama The Reconstruction of William Zero, which stars Conal Byrne as a brilliant geneticist who must re-learn his identity from his twin brother after an accident, however he comes to realize all is not as it
Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a much better film than it really has any right to be. It’s a big-budget Hollywood sequel to a big-budget Hollywood reboot that no one was really asking for that also happened to be quite good. Dawn one-ups its predecessor in almost every way, combining jaw-dropping visuals with a compelling story and rich characters the viewer actually cares for.