Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We've got the future under control. We do? Now in theaters everywhere is the remake of yet another 1980's classic, RoboCop. This new take on RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman as Detroit's Alex Murphy, directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha (Elite Squad). The impressive cast includes: Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams and Samuel L. Jackson. So is it any good? Does it desecrate the original? Is it one big pointless remake, or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on the RoboCop remake.
If you haven't seen the Best Picture nominated film Gravity by now, there's still a small chance you can catch it in a theater near you before the 86th Academy Awards air on March 2nd. But if you haven't seen the film yet, you'll want to steer clear of the rest of this story because it will has BIG SPOILERS for the ending of the film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Recently, director Alfonso Cuaron participated in an AMA on Reddit where he revealed an alternate ending to the film that sounds pretty dark and grizzly. But we think Cuaron could also be joking. Details on this odd alternate ending are found below!
"You're trying to prove that the universe is all for nothing." We've already seen one trailer for Terry Gilliam's latest sci-fi endeavor The Zero Theorem starring Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz. The film still doesn't have a release date in the United States, but has played countless festivals leading up to its spring release in the United Kingdom next month. And since the film is so close to release across the pond, a new TV spot from the UK has popped up giving just a brief glimpse at the story, the cast (which includes David Thewlis) and the wild setting. It's definitely pure Terry Gilliam, whether you like it or not. Watch it!
Just after yet another awesome poster hit the web over a week ago for the festival favorite documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, the first trailer has arrived, giving us a glimpse into the film about the sci-fi adaptation that never came to be. The film has played at a slew of big festivals like Cannes, Toronto and Fantastic Fest, and it's not hard to see why. This looks like a truly fascinating look into a project that would have featured Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and more people you would never expect. Just Jodorowsky's enthusiasm makes me sad this never fully came together. See below!
The remake of RoboCop hit theaters last night, and while the film is a pointless remake of a great 80s film that makes no attempt to have any real weight or substance, it definitely hits the audience over the head with right-wing satire. Throughout the film, Samuel L. Jackson plays Pat Novak, an exaggerated take on Bill O'Reilly (or any intense political pundit really), who hosts a program called The Novak Element. On his show, Novak is constantly berating Americans for not letting OmniCorp's robots police the streets just as they doing in foreign countries with the military. But is that the only satire that lies within this remake?
"What is this?" "It's evolution..." Time to set your mind free. Warner Bros has unleashed the second full theatrical trailer for cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, an original science fiction movie called Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp. We've seen a couple of teasers and one full trailer already, but this one delves more into the concepts and focuses on the love story before its unveiling this April. We also get to spend a bit more time with the rest of the cast in this trailer: Rebecca Hall as Evelyn, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cole Hauser & Cillian Murphy as the antagonist Anderson. I'm actually looking forward to seeing this, it looks like it could be a very thrilling watch. "This is the future."
"When was the last time you touched someone?" Following the most recent teaser and official poster for the erotic sci-fi drama Under the Skin, the full theatrical trailer for the festival circuit film starring Scarlett Johansson has arrived. The visuals look gorgeous and there's some pretty bold praise comparing director Jonathan Glazer (Birth, Sexy Beast) to Stanley Kubrick. This easily seems like the oddest film Johansson has done before, but it looks like a mesmerizing, sexy ride. Thankfully, the trailer doesn't give much away, leaving plenty of mystery for anyone curious enough to see this film when it arrives in the spring. Watch it!
We've already seen the first theatrical trailer for Transcendence, the directorial debut of The Dark Knight and Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister. But there's another glimpse at the spring release coming later this week with a new trailer. Before we get to that though, the first poster has debuted, and while it relies upon star Johnny Depp by putting his name at the top, we're happy to see that his face isn't needed for the marketing campaign yet. All we see is the back of Depp's bald head with a bunch of wires plugged into his head, just as we saw him in the trailer. We're still not sure how this flick will be, but we're curious.
A new teaser for the odd, erotic drama Under the Skin popped up at the end of last month, and a new theatrical trailer will arrive tomorrow. But before then, we have a gorgeous new trailer featuring star Scarlett Johansson and her lovely face amongst the stars. The poster is actually in the form of a quad, which means it's probably from the UK (where the film hits in March). The Guardian called Birth director Jonathan Glazer's film an "extraordinary piece of outsider art." And with a story following an alien in human form seducing and capturing human males, it's not hard to see why. See the new trailer tomorrow!
After four years of waiting, it is time to finally experience Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong's first English language feature, a science fiction thriller set entirely on a train. The film is titled Snowpiercer and has been in the news recently over concerns that The Weinstein Company was editing a new version that would lose 20 minutes of scenes (apparently not any more). Snowpiercer just premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, where I finally caught up with it. And, as expected, I was totally and completely lost in the film. It's a masterpiece. I have been a long-standing outspoken fan of Joon-ho Bong and all his films (I interviewed him in 2010) but here he's at the top of his game, exceeding all expectations, delivering a sci-fi for the ages.
These dinosaurs are going to be BIG. But that's the way they should be. Some excellent news for film purists out there - director Colin Trevorrow has tweeted confirmation the Jurassic World, the upcoming Jurassic Park reboot/sequel in the works for 2015, will be shot on film. Trevorrow was tweeting about the news that cinematographer John Schwartzman (of Pearl Harbor, Seabiscuit, Green Hornet, Amazing Spider-Man, Saving Mr. Banks) would be shooting the project and will be shooting "this April on 35mm and 65mm film." For those unfamiliar, 65mm film is also IMAX-size, meaning they're shooting large format for some scenes.
Great Scott! This is amazing! Mondo has outdone themselves, once again, with a stunning poster that I must get my own print of. For one of their upcoming gallery exhibitions down in Austin this month, Mondo is featuring French artist Laurent Durieux solo. We love his work and so does everyone else and he's already responsible for a number of famous prints, including The Birds and Die Hard. Our friends at SlashFilm have revealed the Back to the Future Part II print from his trilogy series and it's just about perfect. From the colors to the composition to the DeLorean itself, I am totally in love with this art. I want it on my wall now!
"You don't fit into a category, they can't control you. You can't trust anyone, you have to hide inside a faction to survive." Summit has debuted the third and final exciting trailer for Neil Burger's Divergent, the next big Young Adult adaptation to follow-up Twilight and The Hunger Games. Up-and-coming actress Shailene Woodley stars as Tris, the 'Divergent' in a futuristic social system divided by personalities. The cast includes a whole bunch of big names: Kate Winslet, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson and even Ashley Judd. I'm not entirely sure if this will be any good, it looks passable at most, but they definitely are trying to push this like it's the next best thing. Enjoy!
The greatest science fiction movie never made. I love this documentary! So damn good! Our friends at Collider have debuted a brand new poster for Jodorowsky's Dune, the doc telling the story of Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to make an ambitious, awesome Dune movie in the 1970s. It was heralded as one of the best films of Fantastic Fest and also played Cannes, Telluride & Toronto, as it lists directly on the poster, with some quotes from our friends like IONCinema, AICN & Collider. We've seen a number of excellent posters for Jodo's Dune before (see here and here) but this is yet another one for the archives. It's sleek, simple, uses some of my favorite imagery, and says it all right on the poster. See below!