Near-Future Climate Change Series 'Extrapolations' Apple TV+ Trailer

Extrapolations Trailer

"What makes you think the world is going to get better??" Apple has revealed an official trailer for a new near-future series called Extrapolations, from writer Scott Z. Burns. I wouldn't call this sci-fi, because it's much more sci-real, a vitally important and scary look at what's going to happen when climate change really takes over. The series features "unanticipated stories of how the upcoming changes to our planet will affect love, faith, work and family on a personal and human scale." It's written by and showrun by the same guy who wrote the scripts for The Informant, Contagion, Side Effects, The Mercy, and The Laundromat, so he definitely knows what he's talking about here. "Are we brave enough to become the solution to our own undoing before it’s too late?" The series features a massive ensemble cast: Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, Tahar Rahim, Yara Shahidi, Matthew Rhys, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Adarsh Gourav, Keri Russell, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Eiza González, Murray Bartlett, Indira Varma, Tobey Maguire, Hari Nef, Heather Graham, Michael Gandolfini, MaameYaa Boafo, Gaz Choudhry, Cherry Jones, Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch, Neska Rose. This looks terrific! Check it out.


 Posted on February 15 in Sci-Fi, Streaming, To Watch, Trailer | 2 Comments

First Look Trailer for Apocalypse Comedy 'SKAL - Fight for Survival'

Skal - Fight for Survival Trailer

"Here we are - Day 2 of the apocalypse." Red Owl Film has revealed a promo trailer for a post-apocalyptic comedy called Skal, from filmmaker Benjamin Cappelletti. This is a Canadian production, however, "skål" is actually a Scandinavian word for toasting - kind of like saying "cheers" in English (though, funny enough, skål comes from the Old Norse term for drinking out of a defeated enemy's skull). The full title is SKAL - Fight for Survival and the film is being sold at the European Film Market (EFM). What is it about? Well, apparently it follows a video blogger / online "content creator" who decides to vlog the apocalypse when it hits. More social media satire. "I am Arthur, I am an online creator/comedy artist and I just hit 3 millions subs on my channel, but when all the water on the planet disappears over night, my hangover turns into an epic fight for survival." Starring Evan Marsh as Arthur, Darren Eisenhauer, Trevor Hayes, Mariah Inger, and Olivia Scriven. This looks like low budget, hyper violent wackiness that'll likely play on Hulu.


 Posted on February 14 in Indies, Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Meet Mirage in the Big Game Spot for 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts'

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Spot

"It's time to shift into high gear. Mirage makes his debut as a legendary 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8." Paramount has debuted an extended Big Game spot for one of their big summer sequels - Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, introducing a brand new Autobot named Mirage. This is technically the 7th movie in the sentient alien robot series Transformers, bringing back Optimus Prime and the Autobots again. Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a '90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons. This Transformers movie stars Anthony Ramos (also from In the Heights) and Dominique Fishback, along with Tobe Nwigwe, Peter Cullen (as Optimus Prime), Ron Perlman (as Optimus Primal), Peter Dinklage (as Scourge), Michelle Yeoh (as Airazor), Pete Davidson (as Mirage - from this spot), Liza Koshy, John DiMaggio, David Sobolov, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and Cristo Fernández. This actually looks enjoyable so far.


 Posted on February 12 in Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer, TV Spots | 3 Comments

Big Dinos! Super Bowl TV Spot for '65' Sci-Fi Movie with Adam Driver

65 Movie Trailer

"65 million years ago… humans discovered Earth." We did? Sony has revealed their 30-second Super Bowl TV spot for the sci-fi dinosaur movie 65, arriving in theaters in March 2023 next month. The first official US trailer debuted last month, and this spot mashes up a lot of this existing footage in a fun package. An astronaut who crash lands on a mysterious planet discovers that he is not alone. It turns out he crash lands from the future back on Earth – 65 million years ago – and encounters dinosaurs as they try to find a ship to escape on. Adam Driver stars with Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman. Produced by Sam Raimi, directed by Beck/Woods. The opening 15 seconds of this trailer is going for that original Alien text teaser where they slowly reveal one letter at a time. This looks like it's going to be big and epic and fun! Bring it on.


 Posted on February 10 in Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer, TV Spots | 1 Comment

Review: 'Knock at the Cabin' is Shyamalan's Triumphant Comeback

Knock at the Cabin Review

Typically, when people talk about their favorite filmmakers, names of directors with never-ending success come to mind – with careers full of culturally impactful and memorable movies that have marked an entire generation. M. Night Shyamalan is a somewhat popular name in these types of conversations, but much of his filmography suffers tremendously from inconsistent quality. At the turn of the millennium, he crafted a series of unforgettable masterpieces (The Sixth Sense in 1999, Unbreakable in 2000, Signs in 2002), but then went on a long hiatus returning with new films that were either quite divisive or downright disastrous. He's back again in 2023 with Knock at the Cabin, an adaptation of the book written by Paul Tremblay.


 Posted on February 1 in Review, Sci-Fi | 7 Comments

Game Warriors Battle Evil in Jason Trost's Sequel 'FP - 4EVZ' Trailer

FP - 4EVZ Trailer

"The final battle for the FP." XYZ Films has revealed an official trailer the next film in the ongoing indie sci-fi action comedy series The FP, continuing with FP - 4EVZ arriving this February. It's skipping theaters and heading to VOD directly. This is a follow-up to the other sequels FP2: Beats of Rage (2018) and FP3: Remix Revelation / Escape from Bako (2021). A legendary family of rhythm game warriors must battle their way deep into the future to save what remains of a booze fueled humanity from a horrific calamity that threatens to turn them all stone cold sober 4 EVZ. Jason Trost returns again as JTRO, with Tallay Wickham, Art Hsu, Lib Campbell, Ryan Gibson, Mike O'Gorman, and Bru Muller. This next one looks uber trippy, borrowing from Scott Pilgrim and Star Wars of course, with all the expected low budget sci-fi touches. I'm surprised one of the Trosts is still making these FP movies, but why not if someone is still watching. Enjoy.


 Posted on February 1 in Indies, Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

More Dinos in Another UK Trailer for '65' Movie Starring Adam Driver

65 Movie Trailer

"There's something out there… Something alien." Sony has debuted another new official UK trailer for the epic sci-fi dinosaur movie 65, arriving in theaters in March 2023 in just a few months. The first official US trailer landed last month, this one is a bit different with a few extra shots of the dinosaurs they encounter. An astronaut who crash lands on a mysterious planet discovers that he is not alone. It turns out he crash lands from the future back on Earth – 65 million years ago – and encounters dinosaurs as they try to find a ship to escape on. All his fancy new tech will be used to keep them alive. Adam Driver stars with Ariana Greenblatt (the girl seen in this footage) and Chloe Coleman. Produced by Sam Raimi, who also gets name dropped in this new trailer. This does look like it might be a very entertaining dino movie. Especially with Adam Driver in the lead, look gritty and super pissed trying to escape alive and not get eaten. Fire it up.


 Posted on January 26 in Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer | 2 Comments

Mysterious Indie Sci-Fi Film 'TwoTwo' Trailer Starring Morgan Makana

TwoTwo Trailer

"You can't just pluck people out of their lives and then throw them back in with nothing." Good Deed Ent. has revealed an official trailer for a low budget indie sci-fi called TwoTwo, the latest from a filmmaker called Jun Hoskulds. This premiered at a few small festivals last year and will be out on VOD in February for anyone to watch. David had the dream life… Good education, suit-and-tie job in the corporate world, an apartment with a view. His life collapses when he loses his job. He randomly encounters a homeless man who makes David an offer: to "give it all up, in order to find it all over again," in a mostly similar, but much better, parallel universe. Intrigued? "TwoTwo is a fantasy film, a metaphor about life, purpose, connecting, spirituality, love, creativity, parallel universes, and the unseen presence of a power always watching." The film stars Joel Ballard as David, Morgan Makana as the woman called "22", Kenneth Best, and P.K. Simone. The acting in here is really bad, and it looks like the sci-fi concept is much bigger than the budget.


 Posted on January 25 in Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer | 1 Comment

Trailer for 'Aliens Abducted My Parents And Now I Feel Kinda Left Out'

Aliens Abducted My Parents And Now I Feel Kinda Left Out

"If anything, he's the smartest person in this stupid town." Visit Films has revealed an official trailer for the indie sci-fi comedy titled Aliens Abducted My Parents And Now I Feel Kinda Left Out. How's that for a film name! Did it get your attention? This just premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival playing in the "Kids" section of the fest, and it's still seeking a distribution deal. Miserable after her family moves to a small town, a teenage aspiring journalist named Itsy befriends Calvin, her strange, space-obsessed neighbor who believes his parents were abducted by aliens, and joins him on his journey to find them. As an up-and-coming journalist, Itsy decides to write an exposé, but she discovers much more about him. It stars Emma Tremblay, Jacob Buster, Will Forte, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kenneth Cummins, and Matt Biedel. I'm curious to see this! I like the trailer, there's some good lines in here. I'm just wondering if they actually will find aliens! I hope the twist isn't that they were just taken by a government organization or something.


 Posted on January 24 in Indies, Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer | 2 Comments

Sundance 2023: Meet the Vuvv in Sci-Fi 'Landscape with Invisible Hand'

Landscape with Invisible Hand Review

Let's try to envision a scenario on this planet where aliens suddenly arrive, but instead of violently enslaving humanity and eating all of them, they just use cutthroat capitalism to enslave everyone, er, peacefully. No violence necessary, just obedience. Would our world look any different than it does right now? Probably not. Landscape with Invisible Hand plays with this exact concept, adapting the novella by M.T. Anderson into a rather funky sci-fi film. This is easily one of the most ambitious, high concept sci-fi projects I've ever seen at the Sundance Film Festival, produced as a "studio movie" by MGM and Brad Pitt's Plan B. Yet it fits right in at Sundance, somehow, because it's all about integrity in art and rejecting big money offers in order to continue making something that stays true to the purity of artistic expression. It's not an instant favorite, unfortunately, but it is fascinating and entertaining in an especially unique way. Those sneaky, slimy Vuvv.


 Posted on January 24 in Review, Sci-Fi, Sundance 23 | Comments

Watch: Fascinating Video Explores 'The Future of The 1920s' Design

The Future of The 1920s

Let's take a trip into the past, to journey into the future. I am a sci-fi geek and I've always loved spaceship designs and future technology and imagining what it's like to be in a time where we can travel to planets (or even galaxies). This video called The Future of The 1920s examines what it was like to imagine the future in the 1920s. It features drawings and designs created by people living in the 20s, just after "The Great War" and before the next one, wondering what the future might be like. Most of it is pulled from an old magazine called "Science And Invention." They weren't interested in leaving Earth, more into improving livability. The narrator explains the 1920s "took place in the immediate aftermath of a massive, destructive war, and both [the 50s] carried an optimism for the future. The difference was science fiction was not as mainstream… so it didn't quite fully develop a unique look." Just some visual inspiration and vintage sci-fi imagery to peruse.


 Posted on January 20 in Sci-Fi, To Watch, Video Essays | 1 Comment

Billy Crudup Wants to Sell You the Moon in 'Hello Tomorrow!' Trailer

Hello Tomorrow! Trailer

"Congratulations on your new home in the stars!" Apple has released an official trailer for a sci-fi comedy series titled Hello Tomorrow!, arriving for streaming February on their Apple TV+ platform. This has a peculiar concept that involves classic sci-fi concepts like floating cars, rocket packs, and robo helpers even though it's all set in the past. "What if the life you’ve always dreamed of was just one great deal away?" In a retro-futuristic world, charismatic salesman Jack Billings leads a team of fellow sales associates determined to revitalize their customers' lives by hawking timeshares on the moon. Billy Crudup stars as Jack Billings, along with Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nicholas Podany, Matthew Maher, Dewshane Williams, and Hank Azaria. It's pretty obvious from this trailer what's going on, it looks like one big setup to just get rid of people by firing them into space. I wonder if they figure it all out, then what? Hmmm this looks good.


 Posted on January 19 in Sci-Fi, Streaming, To Watch, Trailer | 3 Comments



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