Tag: sciencefiction

“The Thing” remains one of the all-time best meeting points of Science Fiction and Horror

In John Carpenter’s “The Thing”, the cold is not only a force of nature, it’s a grotesque animal in and of itself. Adapted and updated from the 1950’s Science Fiction classic “The Thing from Another World,” Carpenter’s retelling not only...

Review: ANNIHILATION, a Rainbow Hell of Genre Splicing

About ten years ago, I found myself musing about speculative fiction novels ripe for adaptation to the big screen. The subject of The New Weird literary movement came up via Alastair Reynold's Chasm City and China Mieville's Perdido St. Station, arguably the pinnacle of...

Review: DEATH RACE 2050 (2017), another cheesefest from Roger Corman shot in Peru

Much like another Roger Corman production I reviewed a couple of months ago —the ever-hilarious and generically-named Ultra Warrior—, Death Race 2050 is an apocalyptic, grim-yet-colourful action movie set in a futuristic United States, but shot in my native Peru....

Review: REALIVE, Where Exact Science Is Not An Exact Science

When screenwriters turn towards directing their own features, the case is often that they can make their talkiest screenplay into a film. This is not necessary a bad thing at all, especially considering the case of Mateo Gil's new science...

REALIVE Interview: Mateo Gil on His Latest Science Fiction Effort

Mateo Gil made a name for himself firstly as the writer of Alejandro Amenábar - he co-wrote such films as Thesis, Open Your Eyes (later remade by Cameron Crowe as Vanilla Sky) and The Sea Inside - but he has...

Watch Sci-Fi Short THEY WILL ALL DIE IN SPACE, Because Otherwise You Will

Spanish director Javier Chillon establishes a properly fatalistic mood for his short film They Will All Die in Space simply with its title, but still, questions remain. Who are they? How will they die? And why? Watch the extremely well-crafted...

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,...

Festival Watch: The Fifth Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival

If you live in New York and are looking for a diverse experience in a science fiction film festival you should look into the the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.   The festival is in its fifth year...

BEYOND SKYLINE Poster Lights Up the Skies

Liam O'Donnell's follow-up to the Brothers Strause' original alien invasion film, Skyline, may not have a release date yet, but that's not stopping the publicity train from trying to drum up some buzz. The latest poster for the flick has...

Other Worlds Austin 2016 Review: DOMAIN, Great Visual Style and an Intriguing Puzzle Narrative

An intriguing Twilight Zone premise gives way to a deadly mystery in Nathaniel Atcheson's fascinating new sci-fi indie, Domain, which just had its world premier at the Austin Other Worlds Film Festival.   In the film, more than half a million survivors...

MALWARE: Watch The Proof Of Concept For Spanish SciFi

The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, the largest and oldest genre festival in Europe, is in full swing and happening right now - literally right now as this publishes - is their Coming Soon program, an exposition of upcoming and...

New York Comic Con 2016: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Gets a New Poster and Stills

EuropaCorp has released new images and a poster for Luc Besson's hotly anticipated Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The fresh look comes on the heels of the film's presence at New York Comic Con. Fans in attendance will also...

Netflix Nabs Duncan Jones' MUTE

Warcraft may not have performed as expected, but that hasn't deterred director Duncan Jones from getting on with his passion project, Mute, and finding a pretty big distribution partner in Netflix.  In a recent appearance on the Empire podcast, Alexander Skarsgard...

PASSENGERS Trailer: Sony's Sci-Fi Bet Looks Promising

Passengers, Sony's new science fiction epic and their big Christmas bet, has had something of a long legacy. Starting life as a Blacklist script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), the film was originally set to star Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon before...

Kickstart This! A Retro-Inspired Sci-Fi Cartoon for Kids - HAPPI vs DRAG

G.I. Joe. SWAT Kats. Samurai Pizza Cats. Eto Rangers. Biker Mice from Mars. Street Sharks. Danger Mouse. The cartoons of the 80s and 90s were full of kick-butt action, and rife with martial arts and laser guns. Most of today’s...

Runaway Boy and War-Robot Must Ally to Find Lost Father in Sci-Fi short 'A Crimson Man'

   Set in a war-torn land of man vs. machine, Wei, a young runaway in search of his father, must ally with an unstable war-robot named Red or be hunted down by his overseers. This Phillip K. Dick inspired adventure...

Review: EMBERS, Fresh and Fascinating Sci-fi

When we talk about ourselves with others we often talk about impressions we have of the world, our opinions of it. But more often than not we talk about our memories. The time you fell off your bike and scrapped...

Fantasia 2016 Review: REALIVE Deeply Engages With Medical Morality And The Human Condition

When screenwriters turn towards directing their own features, the case is often that they can make their talkiest screenplay into a film. This is not necessary a bad thing at all, especially considering the case of Mateo Gil's new science...

Samurai Jack: Live-Action Fan Tribute

Check out the Samurai Jack: Live-Action teaser! 30 Minutes Live-Action Fan Tribute  Coming Soon...   To create the stylish visuals and colours of Samurai Jack, we shot it over the course of 2 years, capturing the beauty through different seasons...

First Look at PACIFIC RIM: MAELSTROM! Japan Stands Guard

UPDATE: Darn you, IMDB, you continue to be an unreliable source! Thanks to readers for pointing out that these amazing pieces are in fact artwork created outside the production. I think we can all agree they are pretty amazing regardless. ...