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Screening Guide + Theater List for 'Interstellar' Arriving Early on Film

Interstellar Screenings

It's official - after scooping the early release news yesterday, a press release today confirms that Christopher Nolan's Interstellar will be released two days early. Screenings will begin on Tuesday, November 4th starting at 8PM all over the world (info on tickets here), mostly in 70mm IMAX locations. The press release reveals that many locations, including 35mm film and digital IMAX, will be screening starting November 5th before the full opening on Friday, November 7th. To compliment the announcement, the official site is now updated and includes a guide for the formats that Interstellar is available in. Most movie fans know the differences anyway, but it's a helpful guide for anyone still confused by the choice of format. Read on!

 Posted 11 hours ago in Feat, Hype, Release Dates, SciFi | Comments

'Interstellar' IMAX Showings Listed Starting Tuesday, November 4th

Interstellar

"Mankind's next step will be our greatest." Well, this is interesting. We haven't heard or seen any official announcements yet, however theaters in Los Angeles are selling tickets for 8PM shows of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar starting on Tuesday night, November 4th. Up until today, Interstellar has been officially scheduled to open everywhere on November 7th, and we expected them to run late night/midnight shows the evening before. However, these listings are a full three days early, occurring Tuesday night (for midnight) with the full opening likely on November 5th. So far these listings are only for IMAX theaters, which means this could be an IMAX event to fuel (a few days early) the launch of this cinematic experience.

 Posted September 30 in Hype, Movie News, Release Dates, SciFi | Comments

William Shatner Confirms Potential Role in Developing 'Star Trek 3'

William Shatner

Just last week, a rumor was going around the Star Trek 3 might try to get William Shatner back into the franchise he helped make a pop culture icon with some kind of cameo role that would team him up with Leonard Nimoy again reprising his role as Mr. Spock. Director Roberto Orci wouldn't confirm or deny the possibility, but now, thinking that the cat was officially let out of the bag, Shatner himself has gone and confirmed the potential return of Captain James T. Kirk. Speaking at Wizard World Nashville (via Trek Movie), Shatner was asked about his involvement in the new sequel, and explained how the role came up.

 Posted September 29 in Casting, Development, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Five New TV Spots Launched for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

Interstellar

With the release of Interstellar just over a month away, it's getting to the point that we don't want to see anymore footage from what will be Christopher Nolan's longest film to date. Now with a running time of 169 minutes, it will surely be hard to spoil the whole film with trailers and TV spots, but this feels like the kind of film that you want to know as little about as possible. Having said that, we know there are some people out there who are hungry for every last bit of footage they can find, so we're giving you five new TV spots that just arrived. We know there's new footage, but we're not watching. The choice is yours. Watch?

 Posted September 29 in SciFi, To Watch, TV Spots | Comments

Alien Abduction Gets Scary in 'Extraterrestrial' Horror Thriller Trailer

Extraterrestrial

Normally when a group of college friends head out into the woods for a weekend trip, they encounter dangerous locals, crazed serial killers or haunted houses. But in Extraterrestial, the latest film from the Grave Encounters filmmaking duo known as The Vicious Brothers, it's aliens who have come to Earth and create some terror in a small town. This looks like your typical horror film, but the presence of aliens makes it a little more interesting, and it looks to be a harmless and fun flick. Here's not only a new trailer for the sci-fi horror romp, but also the previous trailer we missed last month, and a couple cool posters.

 Posted September 26 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

TCL's Chinese Theatre IMAX Getting 70mm Projector for 'Interstellar'

TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

One of the best big screens in the entire world is the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX located in Hollywood, California. Formerly known as the world famous Chinese Theatre, this iconic movie palace was renovated and upgraded last year after the Chinese company TCL bought the cinema. It sounds like this is pretty much the perfect place to see Christopher Nolan's Interstellar on IMAX in November, and good news - they're going all out. Our friends at SlashFilm report that the IMAX screen will be outfitted with a 15-perf 70mm film projection system just so that Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece can be experienced the right way. Oh yes.

 Posted September 25 in Hype, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Watch: Third Trailer for Wachowskis' New Sci-Fi 'Jupiter Ascending'

Jupiter Ascending Trailer

"I don't think that most people would want to know the truth..." I don't care what anyone else thinks about the Wachowskis, this looks absolutely amazing in my opinion. Warner Bros has unleashed the third official trailer for the Wachowskis' new sci-fi Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. They've been teasing the grand space opera adventure all year long, with a few trailers so far including one at Comic-Con. The release was pushed back to February of 2015 but I still can't wait to see this movie - the stylized action, sci-fi worlds and all the footage looks crazy, in a very exciting way. The cast includes Sean Bean, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Eddie Redmayne and more. Fire this up & don't blink. Ready for ascension?

 Posted September 25 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Take a Deep Breath: Enthralling Space Exploration Tribute 'Voyage'

Voyage - Space Exploration Tribute

"We'll find a way. We always have..." The countdown is at T-minus 44 days until Interstellar arrives in theaters. With the hype growing more and more every single day, fans are starting to show their love for the wonderful world of sci-fi in exciting ways. I was sent this video, made by FS.net reader Robbert Doelwijt, titled Voyage that is an Interstellar-inspired tribute to space exploration. It's a quick video focusing mostly on the recent space exploration movies hitting theaters, though there are nods to 2001 and Apollo 13 in here. It's simply an enthralling reminder of the awe and great mystery of space. Can I visit out there yet?

 Posted September 24 in Feat, SciFi, To Watch | Comments

How Did Robert Zemeckis Film the Opening of 'Back to the Future'?

Back to the Future

There's no doubt that Back to the Future is one of the classics. The film is highly regarded as one of the best time travel movies ever made, but even outside of the realm of sci-fi, it's simply one of the best motion pictures in history. And while over the years there's been a lot of focus on the DeLorean time machine or even the elements that come into play Back to the Future II like hoverboards and whatnot, it's time to just hunker down and look at the hard work and talented filmmaking that went into the film. One of the sequences that goes overlooked is the long-take, opening sequence of the first film with all the clocks. It seems simple, but it turns out that making that whole sequence happen was anything but that. Watch now!

 Posted September 24 in SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Watch: David Weinstein's Incredible Sci-Fi Robot Short Film 'Envoy'

Envoy Short Film

"You don't even know what it's capable of! Or what it's doing." Wow - this is one of the best shorts I've seen in a while - David Weinstein's Envoy, uploaded to his Vimeo recently. Stellar VFX combined with an emotional, compelling story - a kid and his robot, think Transformers with a little The Iron Giant. And I love that it goes all out, never shying away from showing the robot and some awesome action scenes, and it follows through until the very end. Envoy is under 10 minutes and is worth a quick watch, it's refreshing to see something so good for a short film like this. Someone let this guy make a movie, I don't want this to end.

 Posted September 24 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

William Shatner Has a Cameo in 'Star Trek 3' But He Has to Accept It

William Shatner

The reboot of Star Trek was directed by J.J. Abrams, and although he wasn't a longtime fan of the classic sci-fi property, he managed to take fans on a new path with familiar characters while keeping the old mythology intact. There's actually more than a direct connection with the original Star Trek characters (beyond following the alternate younger versions of them) since the alternate future Mr. Spock has popped up in both the 2009 reboot and the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. And now there's a chance for William Shatner to have the same kind of cameo in Star Trek 3, appearing as the alternate Captain James T. Kirk.

 Posted September 22 in Casting, Movie News, Rumors, SciFi | Comments

Familiar 'Jurassic Park' Location Teased in 'Jurassic World' Set Photo

Jurassic World

Following the death of Sir Richard Attenborough late last month, director Colin Trevorrow posted a picture of their tribute to him as John Hammond that will be seen in the forthcoming Jurassic World. Now another look behind the scenes shows off a familiar location to fans of Jurassic Park. In the original film, you might remember that Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) tried to smuggle dinosaur DNA out of the park in order to sell it on the black market But he got lost in a rainstorm and didn't know where to go. Well, since Jurassic World goes back to Isla Nublar, it looks like we're going to return to that area at some point.

 Posted September 22 in Hype, Photos, SciFi | Comments

Watch: Zacarias & Macgregor's Sci-Fi Short 'Similo' Years in the Making

Similo Sci-fi Short Film

"I remember you." This may be worth your time, even though it's 21 minutes long, it's a good one. There's a short that has been in the works for at least seven years, filming back in 2007 through 2009. And it's finally done and ready for public consumption. The short is titled Similo from Spanish filmmakers Zacarias & Macgregor, set in the distant future about a man and a woman and what each one desires. Explained on their website: "Similo started as a simple yet ambitious idea: to make a realistic science fiction love story. The combination of these two aspects,' science fiction' and 'realism', was quite an exciting challenge for us." The results are something to behold, and it looks gorgeous on top of everything, so fire this up and dive in.

 Posted September 19 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

'Interstellar' Gets New Poster + Solar System Creation & Travel Game

Interstellar

Just after two new posters for Christopher Nolan's space travel drama Interstellar debuted, one more gorgeous one is here, this one with a bit more hope and inspiration in the tagline "Go further." And now, if you just can't wait to see Matthew McConaughey trek across space in November, you can do some space exploration of your own. Along with the new poster, Paramount Pictures unveiled a new game app that allows you to create your own solar system and also travel through other player-created systems in the ship Endurance from the movie. There's even real science applications with how you use gravity and fuel. Look!

 Posted September 18 in Cool Stuff, Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

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