Tag: sci-fi

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: Watch The First Teaser For South African Urban Fantasy

A teen school boy discovers a hidden, magical world right beneath his nose in Charlie Human's cult South African novel Apocalypse Now Now and if that brings a certain bespectacled boy wizard to mind, well, let's just say that South...

Fantasia 2017 Review: International Sci-Fi Short Showcase

(The image above is a still from Swell, one of the standouts of Fantasia's sci-fi shorts block.) One thing I love about attending festivals are the shorts programs. They provide tastings of different stories from all sorts of points of...

10+ Years Later: Is David Lynch's DUNE Really So Awful?

The whole concept behind 10+ Years Later is to revisit films about which time has potentially changed your opinion. When perusing David Lynch's filmography, I found myself routinely thinking, “Of course Dune is terrible,” and ignoring it to the extent...

Review: THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT, A Collection of Rehashed Material

"Matthew Donovan (played by Mathieu Ratthe, who's also the film's director) embeds an iPhone camera into his prosthetic eye to secretly record a weekend with friends in a luxurious mountain top cabin”, says the official synopsis for the Canadian/American production...

Blomkamp Enters The FIREBASE With Latest Short Film

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp returns with the second short film from his new Oats Sudio released for free online. And after the alien invasion story of his first Oats effort, Blomkamp this time turns to the past with a...

Impressive Russian SciFi Short THE PASSENGER Teased

Russian director Egor Abramenko has long been a favorite in these parts - a quick search of our archive will turn up a number of his previous works - but has largely been out of our view in recent days....

Festival Watch: Bloody Mary Film Festival, Open For Submissions, Celebrating Canadian Women Filmmakers in Genre Cinema This November!

Our friends at the Blood Mary Film Festival have announced the dates for their sophomore festival this November. The two day festival celebrating Canadian women in genre cinema runs at the cozy Carlton cinema on November 30th and December 1st. ...

Watch Neill Blomkamp's RAKKA Now!

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp drew a whole lot of attention with news of his new independent studio project Oats over the past couple weeks and why not? When the director of one of the most critically acclaimed scifi films...

Review: Ultra Warrior, a no-budget sci-fi story from Roger Corman shot in Peru

Once upon a time, Peru was the Mecca for some international film production companies that wanted to shoot their films in our supposedly “exotic” locations. During the late 80s and early 90s, that honor belonged to legendary schlock producer Roger Corman who, coincidentally,...

Neill Blomkamp Sows His Oats With New Short Films

Having gone through the big budget grinder to varying degrees of success over his feature career, District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is getting back to his roots. Which, in his case, means making cool stuff the way he wats to,...

Review: ALIEN: COVENANT Uses Horror to Mask Its Shortcomings

Ridley Scott returns to fill in the blanks of the maligned horrors of space, with plenty of screaming and more than enough people around to hear it in Alien: Covenant. His familiar fated take on the Alien genesis, however, sticks more...

Watch IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE Teaser: Evil Never Stays Dead

The second installment in the series, Iron Sky: The Coming Race has been a long time coming, but judging by a new teaser trailer, it looks like it will be worth the wait for fans of the first, crazed action...

BLADE RUNNER 2049 Trailer Turns Another Page

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THE RAID Villain Yayan Ruhian Stars In Indonesian Tokusatsu Film SATRIA HEROES: REVENGE OF DARKNESS

While the Power Rangers may be the best known heroes of the tokusatsu genre around the world the style of film - one that pits masked heroes against cosmic foes witha  fusion of special effects and grounded martial arts action...

KILL SWITCH Trailer: Dan Stevens' World Implodes in Sci-Fi Thriller

Visual FX supervisor Tim Smit makes his directorial debut with the high concept, futuristic thriller Kill Switch starring Dan Stevens (The Guest). The film is based on Smit's own short film, What's in the Box. Set in the future, the...

Turkish SciFi Comedy ARIF V 216 Continues The GORA Universe!

It was back in 2004 that Turkish writer and star Cem Yilmaz caught our attention with his very silly - and very fun - scifi comedy G.O.R.A. The story of a Turkish carpet salesman kidnapped by extraterrestrials and plunged into...

INCOMING: Scott Adkins is Going to Space!

Production is underway in Serbia on the sci-fi action thriller Incoming. International action star Scott Adkins is part of the cast.    Incoming will be the directorial debut of Eric "Z" Zaragoza who has been an assistant director on a...

THE NARROW WORLD: Watch Brent Bonacorso's SciFi Short Film Now

Director Brent Bonacorso last graced these pages back in 2013 with his fantastic short film West of the Moon - a film loaded with imagery taken from dreams described to the director by children - and he returns now with...

Behold The Rise OF The Melon In New BLACK HOLES Clip

Though the short films never draw as much attention as the features at a major festival, David and Laurent Nicolas' Black Holes stands as one of my favoritate discoveries of Sundance 2017 despite its brief run time. An animated short...

10 Cloverfield Lane was a sly and timely fable, and should win, like, all the awards

This is not going to be about Cloverfield (2008). This is not going to be a unifying theory about the Cloverfield monster. It's also not going to be about how this all might perfectly fit into a tidy, expanded universe....