Tag "sciencefiction"

Crowdfund This! Serbian SciFi EDERLEZI RISING Must Complete Its Mission!

Featuring gorgeous retro-futurist production design that clearly nods  to the likes of Tarkovsky and other Soviet era science fiction films and featuring adult film star Stoya in her first non-porn role, Lazar Bodrozha's upcoming Ederlezi Rising is sure to turn... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: EMBERS, Fresh And Fascinating Sci-Fi

When we talk about ourselves we are building the conversation off a varied, often strange and impressionistic collection of moments stored over the culminating years of our lives. When we talk about ourselves, we talk about our memories. The time... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Sci-fi Feature EMBERS

Finding deeply thoughtful and rich Sci-fi for the big and small screen always seems like an up hill battle. Even with more adult fare like Ex Machina finding audiences, this kind of work is once in a blue moon.Enter: Embers,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Have Your Say: In Science Fiction, Do You Prefer Science Or Fiction?

Now that James Bond has had his big premiere this year, the single biggest remaining event is, of course, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hopefully it will mean a glorious return of the franchise which made science fiction films a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

AYAMÉ Teases Irish Sci-Fi

I'm Irish, I love science fiction, and I love movies. So it feels like Ayamé was custom-designed for me. According to its official description, the film is "set in the near future. The story revolves around a rescue mission on... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Mars Needs Meaning

To psyche ourselves up for Ridley Scott's next film, The Martian, Twitch contributor Kurt Halfyard and I have been putting together a limited-run podcast which works backwards through the history of Mars on film, from 2012 to 1918. It was... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

ORIGIN: Swedish Sci-Fi Thriller Gets A Rather Great First Trailer

Even without knowing what the movie's about, the first trailer for Origin (Bieffekterna) looks and sounds rather great. As an electronic beat burbles and babbles, a scientist begins by asking, "What does it mean to be human?" It turns out that... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

ORIGIN UNKNOWN: Check Out The First Artwork From Upcoming UK Scifi

Screen announced yesterday that UK director Hasraf Dulull is now underway on his debut feature, a science fiction offering titled Origin Unknown, and we've now got the first artwork from the film to share. An expansion of the proof of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: CRUMBS Finds Ethiopia In Tarkovsky's Zone

Ethiopian post-apocalypse dystopian fairy tale Crumbs has a decaying handsomeness to match its unique vision. It has a confident and accomplished auteur unwillingness for either pandering or traditionally pleasing its audience, while simultaneously offering an archetypal hero-journey tale. If features an optimistic message... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

RESTORATION: New Images, Casting News for Stuart Willis Sci-Fi Film

We've been tracking the progress of the science-fiction project Restoration for a while now and the latest word is very positive indeed. Directed by Stuart Willis and produced by Toby Gibson, the film is "set in a near-future world where... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Team TwitchFilm: On EX MACHINA

(What is on display here: intelligence, artificial intelligence, or just artifice?) Last week Ex Machina got a wide release in the United States. The previous two weeks it had been in a hugely successful limited release already, scoring the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: INSURGENT Is Dystop-less

Part two of the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling series of YA sci-fi novels boasts a larger budget and sharper hairstyles than its predecessor, but remains incapable of stepping out from the long shadow cast by rival franchise... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: CHAPPIE, Thug Life Doesn't Pay Off

Neill Blomkamp is on everyone's radar now that he's been chosen to direct the new Alien movie. His latest effort, Chappie, might fuel the raging debate, as it shows a weird mixture of sci-fi within the gangsta universe of rap... More »
  

New EX_MACHINA Trailer Brings Designs And Curves

When Apple's Jony Ive wanted to bring curves to computers and software, I am not sure this was the end-game. It may very well have been, but leave it to science-fiction screenwriter Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Review: JUPITER ASCENDING, A Thrilling Yet Contrived Space Opera

Originally set for June 2014, the Wachowskis' new blockbuster was eventually postponed to February 2015 with a diminished, low marketing campaign. Everything seems to indicate that Warner Bros don't believe in the film anymore, despite their massive investment. Yet, Jupiter... More »
  

Trailer For Norwegian Sci-Fi DAWN (MORGENRODE) Follows Two Men In Blankets And Rags

Somewhere in Norway, a first-time feature filmmaker picked up a camera to shoot, edit, and direct two men in blankets and rags as they stumble across a barren landscape.The Bergen International Film Festival, where the film premiered on September 30,... More »
  

Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Announces First Titles

Presenting a marvelous banquet of fantastic titles with their first announcement, Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film has, in the proverbial sense, something for everyone -- as long as you have good taste in genre... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE CREEPING GARDEN Explores The Brave New World Of Plasmodial Slime Mould

In one of the year's most original and bizarre documentaries, Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp dive headlong into the largely unknown world of plasmodial slime moulds, and what emerges is a pioneering and at times hypnotic crawl through a largely... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: EARTH TO ECHO, An Alien Loose In Suburbia

Somewhere beneath the wreckage of its found-footage conceit, a heartfelt, 80s-style, family-friendly, science-fiction adventure lurks within Earth to Echo. Revolving around the friendship of three boys, the film seeks to recapture the moment when childhood yields to adolescence, and an... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: EDGE OF TOMORROW Is High Concept Sci-Fi At Its Most Fun

Tom Cruise is on fine form in the high concept sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, playing a military spin doctor in a war torn near-future, who is caught in a time loop, re-living the same day of mass carnage over... More »
By James Marsh   
  
 
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