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10:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Comic-Con trailer for Interstellar

With Matthew McConaughey's recent upswing, I've been more inclined to pay attention to his projects. One such project is Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. A science fiction film about wormholes and future corn, who knows wha...

Nick Valdez


12:00 PM on 07.22.2014

First trailer for Predestination, starring Ethan Hawke

The Spierig brothers' Predestination was a complete surprise when I saw it during SXSW. With a nice twist on science fiction, the lead up to the finale was entertaining. Based on Robert A. Heinlein's "All You Zombies," Prede...

Nick Valdez

1:32 PM on 06.30.2014

See Earth to Echo early and free

Want a bit of child-like wonder and delight to lead into your Fourth of July weekend? Earth to Echo seems to be channeling some E.T. vibe with its childhood adventure. The last effort in this sub-genre was the fanta...

Matthew Razak

2:30 PM on 06.27.2014

First Trailer: Dracula Untold staring Luke Evans

Think what you will about reviving old franchises, this first trailer for Dracula Untold looks surprisingly cool. I mean, personally I set the bar for these kind of namesake reboots pretty low, but at least this movie seems ...

Liz Rugg



Pacific Rim getting a sequel, more comics and TV show photo
Pacific Rim getting a sequel, more comics and TV show
by Matthew Razak

It seems that Guillermo Del Toro has made everyone's wishes come true and then some. When Pacific Rim failed to be a truly massive hit it was unclear if we'd ever see more, but now according to the above video we'll see a lot more. Del Toro has announced not only a sequel coming in 2017, but also an animated TV show and the continuation of the comic book series. Legendary, the production company behind the films, is evidently pretty confident in the franchise.

I thought Pacific Rim had its flaws, but I'm all about giving it another chance. The action was solid and with a bit better storytelling there could be something really special here. Details are obviously a long way off, but Del Toro already has a script in the works and if this franchise is turning into a universe than we should probably expect some big things. 

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Review: Snowpiercer photo
Review: Snowpiercer
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Snowpiercer has been among my most anticipated films for the past several years. Every time we did a preview of what's upcoming, Snowpiercer has been on there in some capacity. When it got its Korean release last year, I was convinced a US release was imminent. I mean, it stars Captain America! How could it possibly be delayed?

But, of course, it was. The Weinstein Company took on distribution rights, but they wanted to cut it and Bong Joon-Ho refused to let them do so. So now the release is finally upon us, the full film as it was intended, but only a limited release.

I'm still annoyed at The Weinstein Company for trying to mess with the film in the first place... but I have to admit that I kind of understand why.

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Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Ep. VIII photo
Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Ep. VIII
by Matthew Razak

Some big news coming out of the Star Wars camp today as it has been announced that Looper director Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII and writing Episode IX. Most likely Abrams will return to direct Episode IX and this will give him the gap and time to do it. 

Unless you wanted Abrams to direct all the films this is nothing but good news. Johnson is an incredible director and an even better story teller. Having him pen the screenplays is possibly the best news this franchise has had since the 80s. I can't see a situation where he doesn't knock it out of the park. Directing is a good call too. Though this will be his first truly effects heavy film his work on Looper showed us he can handle sci-fi with the best of them. 

[via The Wrap]

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Review Companion: An analysis of Coherence's characters and plot photo
Review Companion: An analysis of Coherence's characters and plot
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

This is not a review, not really. We posted our official review of Coherence yesterday, but it's a review that says a lot about the film while also saying nothing. And it had to be that way, because any serious discussion of the plot will inevitably ruin the film's central conceit, something that is best left as a surprise. You can still enjoy Coherence after it's been spoiled, but I wouldn't want to put something in that position just because they wanted to know if it's worth watching.

(It is.)

And you should see it before some less considerate critic ruins it for you. Once you've done that, come back here and read the rest of this, or read it now if you don't care about spoilers. But either way, I'm writing under the assumption that you have read (or at least skimmed) the full review. This will be focusing on different things. It is a companion after all, not a replacement.

It's also the first time we've ever done something like this. So if you have any thoughts on this, please let me know.

And with that: SPOILER ALERT.

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Review: Coherence photo
Review: Coherence
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Coherence is part of a genre that will be heretofore referred to as "subtle sci-fi." Mention sci-fi to anyone and they'll think of Star Wars or Star Trek first. And they'll think of those films because that's what we've been bred to believe sci-fi is. These are worlds unlike our own, whether they're far in the future or a way in the past. They may feature people who look like us, but their characters don't really live like us. They're surrounded by robots and aliens and guns that shoot lasers. They're the things we imagine our technology will be capable of.

What people won't think of is Coherence, even though it's firmly entrenched in that genre. They won't think about it because the world of Coherence is the same one you and I am writing in and the same one you are reading in. There's no special technology, nothing that distinguishes their world from ours. Everything feels real not just on a dramatic level but on a visceral level. You believe that these people are in this position, and you wonder if maybejust maybeit could happen to you.

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4:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Check out this cool Edge of Tomorrow concept art

I haven't seen Edge of Tomorrow for myself (maybe I'll see it tomorrow), but I've read the book and the adaptation sounds great according to Matt's recent review. If this concept art done by Kevin Jenkins is anything to go by...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 06.10.2014

Sigourney Weaver to star as new character in Avatar sequels

While we've all been hotly chomping on the bit wondering if Sigourney Weaver will ever appear in the Alien prequels kicked off with Prometheus it appears she is going to be continuing on in an entirely different ali...

Matthew Razak





3:16 PM on 06.09.2014

Del Toro writing Pacific Rim 2 right now

At ATX this weekend Guiellermo Del Toro made fans of his Pacific Rim a little excited as he announced that he's working on the sequel's with The Incredible Hulk writer Zak Penn script as if he already had funding fo...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 06.05.2014

Josh Trank to also direct standalone Star Wars film

He might not have made it on Alec's recent list of dream Star Wars spin-off directors, but honestly, who even saw this coming? Josh Trank (Chronicle, and Fox's upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four) has now been tapped to direct...

Nick Valdez



Review: Edge of Tomorrow photo
Review: Edge of Tomorrow
by Matthew Razak

With Jupiter Ascending getting pushed back to February Edge of the Tomorrow might be the last of the original summer action movies left standing. Yes, it's an adaptation of a short Japanese novel, but that is still more original than the majority of sequels and and remakes taking up the rest of the summer. As such it had me very interested for it despite the lack of buzz.

It's also an insanely interesting concept. Basically you're getting Groundhog Day, but with mechs, aliens, Tom Cruise and Emily blunt. Throw in the underrated Doug Liman as director and you've got a movie that ten years ago would have been a tent pole, but instead is struggling for relevance. It shouldn't be because other than one tragic flaw it's an absolute blast. 

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9:00 AM on 06.04.2014

Jupiter Ascending gets bumped to February 2015

This has got to hurt the ol' Wachowski siblings egos. Their big budget, science fiction film crammed full of stars like Channing Tatume and Mila Kunis has been abruptly moved from opening this July to February 2015. That's qu...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 06.02.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII adds some badass women to the cast

With Star Wars: Episode VII's 2015 release date getting closer and closer, we have some more casting news. After the major reveal in April, we have a two new women joining a crew that was severely lacking in them. Thankfully,...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 05.30.2014

See Edge of Tomorrow Early and Free

Edge of Tomorrow is an odd beast. It hasn't got the hype that a lot of the other summer blockbusters have, but man does it look cool. Like a science fiction version of Groundhog Day starring Tom Cruise. I'm actually pret...

Matthew Razak



First teaser trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6 photo
First teaser trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6
by Nick Valdez

After the first images released for Disney Animation's first take on a Marvel comic, Big Hero 6, I've been looking forward to the first teaser. Thankfully, I'm picking up what it's putting down. Although we don't get much story, we do get a big hint of the overall theme. In the teaser, Hiro is trying to turn his cuddly and mushy robot friend Baymax into a hardened battle machine. 

I'm sure that's going to play a bigger role in the film later on as his town of San Franstokyo is in trouble (even if it looks a bit too kid friendly). And after Frozen, I'm entirely confident this is going to be great. Big Hero 6 hits theaters November 7th. 

[via Yahoo]

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Review: Frequencies photo
Review: Frequencies
by Nick Valdez

I'll be honest here. When Frequencies was first pitched to me, I didn't know if it could work. It's being billed as a romance with a slight tinge of science fiction, and to be completely honest, those films usually don't turn out well. They tend to skew toward one genre more than the other and soon end up in an unwatchable grey area. Thankfully, Frequencies doesn't have those problems. It's neither a sci-fi film with romance nor a romance film with sci-fi elements. It carves its own wonderful path. 

Frequencies has come out of nowhere to become one of my favorite films of 2014. It's intelligent, subtle, quiet, intimate, and just a bit weird. Good weird. 

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12:14 PM on 05.16.2014

Second, fuller trailer for Interstellar from Christopher Nolan

Here it is. Our first actual look at Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar. If you're getting a 2001: Space Odyssey vibe you're not alone.  The film is definitely full of Nolan's muted palettes and we're guessing ...

Matthew Razak

3:02 PM on 05.12.2014

New Edge of Tomorrow trailer rocks its premise

In a summer crammed with sequels and remakes and superheroes I think I am now more excited for Edge of Tomorrow than anything else. The trailer team on this has been doing an insanely good job and this one isn't any dif...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 05.09.2014

First image and actual plot for Nolan's Interstellar

EW has shown off the first images of Insterstellar in their latest issue and with it comes some actual plot points aside from it's going to be about space and the tagline from the poster. Being a Nolan film things are of...

Matthew Razak