Category Archives: Sci Fi

Movie Monday: “The Surface”

Hey gang welcome back to Movie Monday.

I thought I bring you this interesting short film I found on Youtube on the The CGBros channel.

In a grim apocalyptic future where mankind lives underground, a woman struggles to save her son from dying of mechanical lung failure. After all other options fail, her only hope is to venture to the desolate surface and face the ferocious monsters that drove mankind below!

Source: Youtube, The CGBros

Ghost In The Shell Trailer

Again one of movie trailers making a Super Bowl appearance is the movie adaption of ‘Ghost in the Shell’.  Based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.  The first series was serialized in 1989. Ghost in the Shell is a story about a counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by Major Motoko Kusanagi. The story takes place in Japan in the mid-21 century.

A big controversy erupted with the casting of Scarlet Johansson in the lead role. To many it was another example of Hollywood’s white washing. Producer Steven Paul in a statement to Buzzfeed  back in June 30th, 2016, hope that fans will be “very, very happy” with the film.

I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it. They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed.

I love Scarlet Johansson and she has proven over and over again that she can do action. I am hoping that the people over Marvel finally get off their ass and make a ‘Black Widow’ movie

Souce: YouTube, Buzzfeed

Netflix’s Stranger Things S2 Trailer

Well folks the one good thing about the Super Bowl if you not a football fan is all the trailers. I had no idea that there be a trailer for the upcoming Stranger Things but DAM there it was.  The trailer shows a hint of what to come and when the show  will be dropping on Netflix.

Source: Youtube, Netflix

Peter Capaldi Exiting Doctor Who

Well gang here we go again. Peter Capaldi has confirmed that he will be hanging up his sonic screwdriver after season. It seemed like only yesterday the Whovians were welcoming Peter in as the new Doctor. Like every Doctor before we welcome him in with nervous anticipation. The Whovians sat around the TV hoping that he wouldn’t screw up our Doctor.  Also with every new regeneration we come to, over time to love our new Doctor.

peter-capaldi-as-the-doctor-in-doctor-whoTime seems to pass so fast and before we know it we once again have to learn to love and expect a new Doctor. If you are a fan of the show it can be painful to watch the old Doctor leave. But there is some excitement to see who will be our new Doctor Who.

I have really enjoyed Peter Capaldi rendition  of the Doctor. Peter’s sometimes erratic, weird and at times bizarre moments were to me part of his charm. The scene where he has to use cue cards to help him reassure humans because he does not comfort them was awesome.

I could go on and on about Peter Capaldi portray of the man from Gallifrey. I will be sad when at the end of this season Peter regenerates into a new Doctor. But like all of you I will be sad to see Peter go. Again we will have to have to learn to love the new Doctor but we will. We have our favorites, our first Doctor, but we always run with him.  To trust the Doctor with our lives. We will always jump into that blue box and travel with him.

Long live the Doctor

Movie Monday: “Helio”

‘Helio’ is a award winning short film from writer/director/producer Teddy Cecil.  The short film has won over 50 awards, including Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.

The film takes place in a post apocalyptic underground society where a group miners work for light to survive. One minor gets an unexpected device from a rebel. The story never does not explain why there is a rebellion.  This leads to the miner now being chased by a government that tries desperately tries to stop the miner from reaching the surface. What he finds on the surface shocks and amazes him. The short has very little or no dialogue but that does not take away from the film at all.

The films has to pile a lot of information in the 19:47 length but does it very well.  This is a very well crafted and entertaining short movie.

Source: YouTube, The CGBros

Power Rangers Trailer #1

I did not grow up watching the Power Rangers when they came on TV. I was to old and to me I laughed at the stupid stories lines and the high quality(cough) Japanese villains. I should of like it growing up watching mostly Godzilla movies. The Power Rangers have now been updated for a new generation and for those that grew up watching. So expect the violence to be two fold. Today updated means more violence.  Okay maybe cartoon violence but still…..Humans are so special.

I am sure if you grew up watching the Power Rangers this trailer and the movie will have you wetting your pants.

Source: Hot New Trailers, YouTube

DYI Film Maker Richard R.G. Miller

I found this nice article at GeekTyant written about a DYI film maker Richard R.G. Miller. I be honest the picture that was used for the article caught my attention. It look like something from a Roger Corman movie.

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If you know anything about Roger Corman then you will understand what I mean. If not…..come on. YOU don’t about Roger Corman?

Richard R. G. Miller has been his own films for years and has releasing his film on his YouTube channel for years.  Not the greatest films but you have to give the guy credit for at least doing them.

You can see the article at GeekTyant written by Mick Joest