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Watch: Super Powers Sci-Fi Short Film 'Singular' by Juan F. Orozco

Singular Short Film

"Everyone could do extraordinary things... Everyone – except me." Now this is a good short film to watch. Titled Singular, this short film by brothers Juan F. Orozco and Esteban Orozco explores a world where instead of wondering what it would like if a few people had super powers, it asks what it would be like if everyone had super powers – except for one guy. I always love coming across shorts that play with unique concepts, and twist the normal idea of what we expect on its head. This short doesn't exactly play up special effects or any of the super powers so much as the romantic angle, which not everyone may like, but I don't mind. Plus: "who cares?!" I just like seeing an original idea made by passionate filmmakers. Give it a shot.

 Posted November 10 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Can 'The Raid' Stars & Frank Grillo Make 'Beyond Skyline' Decent?

Iko Uwais

Over the summer we learned that Frank Grillo would have a role in the remake of The Raid, which is scheduled to begin shooting in January of 2015. But Grillo will also get a chance to team up with the cast of the original foreign action hit. Variety has word that the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star is set to lead Beyond Skyline, a sequel to the better-off-forgotten 2010 sci-fi thriller Skyline directed by Greg & Colin Strouse. However, now it's the original film's writer and producer Liam O'Donnell at the helm, and there's a chance it just may get interesting with The Raid stars Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian taking roles.

 Posted November 10 in Casting, Development, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets About the Real Science of 'Interstellar'

Neil deGrasse Tyson / Interstellar

"Experience Einstein's Relativity of Time as no other feature film has shown." He speaks! Bring on the science. Famed astrophysicist and "Cosmos" host Neil deGrasse Tyson has finally started speaking up about Interstellar, firing off a barrage of tweets late on Sunday night after the sci-fi movie opened in theaters worldwide on Friday. He suddenly started tweeting "In #Interstellar" facts and figures, pointing out the science and noting at the end that this isn't his opinion on the film, so much as just some observations. But most of it is very positive, defending Christopher Nolan's space opera and it's very real science. Read on.

 Posted November 10 in Discuss, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Spoiler Alert! Excellent 'Interstellar' Timeline Infographic Discovered

Interstellar Timeline

Need additional explanation? Look no further. But watch out - we have to slap a huge SPOILER ALERT on this post, as it's pretty much the "explain everything" breakdown that should be ignored until you've seen it. With Christopher Nolan's sci-fi Interstellar now playing in theaters, fans are already breaking down and analyzing the complex plot of his sci-fi space exploration adventure movie. For those that have seen it and are ready to delve into it further, this beautiful infographic from Turkish designer Dogan Can Gundogdu (@dcgundogdu) shows the paths of each astronaut and explains a lot of "what happens" in the big picture. Again, this is only for those who have seen the movie already! Final warning: there are big spoilers below.

 Posted November 10 in Discuss, SciFi | Comments

Watch: Reach for the Stars with a Video Tribute to Cinema in Space

Interstellar

Now that Interstellar is in theaters all over the place, why not take a look at some of the big films that boldly went to space before. A video from Movie Clips uses the voiceover from Matthew McConaughey we've heard dozens of times in the trailer for Christopher Nolan's ambitious space epic, and mashes it up with footage from films like the influential 2001: A Space Odyssey, last year's Gravity, the iconic Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn (and some of the other franchise films), the true story of Apollo 13 and a few more. It's not all that inclusive of tons of sci-fi films, but it's still a pretty nicely edited piece of work. Watch!

 Posted November 7 in SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' is Ambitious, Affecting Sci-Fi

Interstellar Review

There used to be a time when we would look up at the stars and dream. We would wonder what it was like out there, what we might find out amongst the endless black of space. But then things changed, we became obsessed with ourselves again, with battling each other for money and power, and we forgot how to dream. Along comes Interstellar, an exhilarating science fiction creation that once again reminds us that we can dream, that we get to breathe this fresh air on this beautiful planet, that we get to smile, cry and laugh. And it's those feelings that matter the most. It reminds us that the desire to connect is one of the most important aspects of humanity and that nothing–whether it be time or space or others–can break those bonds of love.

 Posted November 7 in Feat, Review, SciFi | Comments

Watch: First Full Teaser for Sci-Fi Sequel 'Iron Sky: The Coming Race'

Iron Sky: The Coming Race Sequel

Nazis on the moon was just scraping the surface. Nice tagline. If you caught the wacky indie creation Iron Sky a few years ago and actually enjoyed it, we have some good news - the sequel is currently in the works. And we have a crazy trailer for it already. Titled Iron Sky: The Coming Race, this sequel is set twenty years after WWIII (the war shown in the first Iron Sky). The survivors must join together to fight against Adolf Hitler & his army of dinosaurs. Yes, you read that right. The reveal in the trailer is kind of awesome and although we've already spoiled it, you just have to watch this anyway. The film is also looking for more money on Indiegogo to begin production, if you'd like to support an indie film about Hitler's dinosaur army.

 Posted November 7 in Indies, SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Sound Off: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' - What Did You Think?

Interstellar

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "We must confront the reality of interstellar travel." It's time for launch. Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated space exploration movie Interstellar has arrived in theaters, opening Tuesday night in 70mm IMAX & 70mm/35mm film cinemas, before going wide this weekend everywhere else. Matthew McConaughey stars as Cooper, who commands a mission through a wormhole near Saturn that takes them to another galaxy. The rest of the crew includes Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley and David Gyasi, along with robots TARS and CASE. So how is it? Does it live up to very high expectations? Nolan's best yet? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Interstellar.

 Posted November 6 in Discuss, SciFi, Sound Off | Comments

Meet Ninja & Yo-Landi of Die Antwoord from the 'Chappie' Trailer

Die Antwoord - Chappie

"We're gunna make you cool, and tough!" Yesterday Sony debuted the first trailer for the new movie from Neill Blomkamp, titled Chappie, which tells the story of a young robot being brought into a brutal world. Fans of this music group may have already spotted them, but for everyone else, it's time to introduce you to Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er from the South African group Die Antwoord. We've known they were in the cast since they were included in the early production announcements last year, but it's good to see them in the trailer and it seems they are main characters with a key role in the plot. View even more photos below.

 Posted November 5 in Cool Stuff, Discuss, SciFi | Comments

Space Exploration & Cinema Collide in Mesmerizing 'ASTRO//SPLICE'

Astro//Splice Video Essay

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." It's almost time. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar arrives in theaters this week, and I hope that means that everyone has space exploration on their mind. If not that, at least some crazy theories about relativity and gravity and how the universe works. To give you brain an extra spin, Nelson Carvajal has cooked up a video called ASTRO//SPLICE, sort of a mesmerizing five minute combination of footage from Contact and archival space exploration/NASA footage. If anything, I hope that Interstellar does fuel the discussion on space exploration and get more people to dream and wonder about our place in the universe. More content like this will only keep the discussion going. Check it out and enjoy.

 Posted November 4 in Discuss, SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Must Watch: First Trailer for Neill Blomkamp's New Film 'Chappie'

Chappie Trailer

"I brought you into this world... a machine that can think and feel." Yes! It's time for our first look. Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, a story about a boy, his robot, and the big, bad world he brings him into. Dev Patel stars as the creator of Chappie, a robot who will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. Sharlto Copley voices our new friend Chappie, and the cast includes Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver. This trailer is really something, everything I was hoping for and more from Blomkamp. I love the worlds he creates, and the characters he introduces, I'm always excited for more. "People are always fearful of something they don't understand."

 Posted November 4 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Final Featurettes and TV Spots for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

Interstellar

It's officially Interstellar week as we wait for Christopher Nolan's anticipated sci-fi film to hit theaters (don't forget, it hits IMAX screens a couple days early), so we've got some more goods hyping up the film. Don't worry if you're avoiding seeing anymore footage like us, because you don't have to watch any of this stuff. The following five featurettes and two new TV spots are just for the people who can't refrain from seeing everything they can from the film before it arrives. All the featurettes are rounding up into a single five minute video, and the TV spots have been put together too. Isn't that convenient? Watch below now!

 Posted November 4 in Featurette, SciFi, To Watch, TV Spots | Comments

View Kevin Dart's IMAX Poster for This Week's 'Interstellar' Release

Kevin Dart Interstellar

The mission is ready for launch. This is the week we've been waiting for, where Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated, long-awaited sci-fi Interstellar finally lifts off. To celebrate the release (which hits three days early on 70mm/35mm film) IMAX has commissioned an exclusive poster they will be giving out this week at select IMAX showings. The minimalistic poster art is designed by Kevin Dart (his website) and utilizes the visual of a spaceship launching from Earth to find a new home. It's a subtle yet beautiful poster and I can't wait to get my hands on one. I just hope they're giving them out starting Tuesday night, too. Full view below.

 Posted November 3 in Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

Robot Reject - First Poster for Neill Blomkamp's New Film 'Chappie'

Chappie Poster - Neill Blomkamp

Hi there! Meet Chappie. Sony Pictures has unveiled the first poster for Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi film Chappie, starring Sharlto Copley from District 9 as the lovable, goofy reject robot (seen on this poster). We first teased some of this art of the robot holding (and spelling out his name with) children's alphabet blocks at Comic-Con, where they had a few banners on display but no footage or any other marketing. The tweet where this comes from says the trailer for Chappie will hit the web tomorrow, but in the meantime we finally get a look at a poster. I've got a good feeling about this one, then again I said that about Elysium, too.

 Posted November 3 in Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

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