Tag "sciencefiction"

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   
  

SNOWPIERCER Gets An Action-Packed Red Band US Trailer

Almost a year since its debut in director Bong Joon-ho's native South Korea last summer, futuristic thriller Snowpiercer finally arrives on US shores on 27 June, courtesy of Radius TWC. While Harvey Weinstein ultimately lost his battle to re-edit the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: TRANSCENDENCE Tries Too Hard, Fails Utterly

Most of the ingredients are here for something special - a decent enough cast, the man behind the visuals of most of Christopher Nolan's works, and a high-concept sci-fi thriller that delves into such heady topics as "neo-ludites" and the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: UNDER THE SKIN Burns Brilliantly, Bafflingly, Bleakly

A long shot of a man waiting for a bus on a cool, foggy morning. The road winds through a valley where the stop and bench are at the bottom, and snakes up the other side. A woman walks into... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

New EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer Is Cruise-Centric

It makes perfect sense that the new trailer for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow revolves entirely around Tom Cruise. The first trailer established the premise: aliens invade Earth, soldiers die quickly, one is caught in a time loop until he becomes... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Crowdfund This! New Sci-Fi Short EIDOLON From Director Of 88:88

When Nashville based director Joey Ciccoline made his 2012 short film 88:88 he enlisted the musical stylings of Makeup and Vanity Set and used their song Never Let Go. Matt Pusti from MUVS followed up and created an entire album... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: WAR OF THE WORLDS: GOLIATH, A Good Old Animated Steampunk Sci-fi Romp!

War of the Worlds: Goliath takes place 15 years after the first arrival of Martians. In the city of Leeds, England, a young Eric watches his parents get disintegrated by a Martian tripod. As H.G. Wells' story goes the Martians... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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