Tag Archives: Sci Fi.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer 2 1080p

I asked a few people their thoughts on this trailer:

The Angry Ginger, @s7evendaysageek:
Epic might be over used…but Holy Shit! So much eye candy I’m
almost positive Willy Wonka directed it.

The “Uncanny” OZ
I’m thinking it’ll be okay.

☆BaronessB☆
If Rey goes dark dude I’m tearing up my girl power poster….

History of Bad Ideas, @BadIdeasPodcast
it’s so beautiful

So there you are folks the last trailer (well that is what they are saying) before the December 15th release. Like you I am looking forward to seeing the next chapter. Also like you I am hoping that we will see a new path. A different direction and not rewrite of ‘Empire’.  If have to realized that like the original series 4,5,6 there has to be some struggle. The heroes can not win ever battle. So like the other movies do not be surprised that this movie does not end on a happy not. To tell a good story it has to. But please remember that just because it may have that ark does it not mean it is a rewrite of Empire or Attack of the Clones.

Try and enjoy it.

Source: Lucasfilm Ltd, EPKTV

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Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer HD

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising. 

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.”  Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.  But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.  As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

 Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left.  Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

Source: Universal Pictures, Legendary Pictures, EPK

 

Movie Monday: A Sci-Fi Action Short Film: “SEAM”

This is a fantastic little short film. I found it after I was watching another short film to talk about. But this film really grab me for it’s action and story. Take a few minutes and watch it. No matter who or where we are we all love Sci-Fi

In the not-too-distant future, a tenuous peace between humans and remarkably human-like “machines”—some don’t even know they’re not real—is tested when synthetics begin spontaneously exploding. A military-led search for these unwitting suicide bombers begins, sending a terrified machine woman and her human partner on the run. Directed by the talented Dassani brothers, Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani!

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Source: The CGBros , YouTube

 

Coming To Netflix Canada In September

It is the end of summer and soon the fall weather will be here so it is time to get reinquited with Netflix.  Below is a list of all those shows coming to Netflix Canada in September.

September 1

  • Archer: Season 8
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Black Sea
  • Chelsea: Season 2 – New Episodes Weekly
  • Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light: Season 1
  • Hidden Figures
  • LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale: Season 1
  • Little Evil
  • Narcos: Season 3
  • Resurface
  • Say Anything…
  • Silence
  • Stretch
  • The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
  • The Ice Storm
  • The Last Shaman
  • The Lost Brother
  • The Squid & the Whale
  • The Wiggles: Season 1
  • Timeless: Season 1
  • Who the F**K is that Guy
  • Why Him?

September 5

  • Marc Maron: Too Real
  • Newsies: The Broadway Musical

September 6

  • Ace Venture: When Nature Calls
  • A Good American

September 8

  • #realityhigh
  • Bojack Horseman: Season 4
  • Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi
  • Fire Chasers: Season 1
  • Greenhouse Academy: Season 1
  • Joaquin Reyes: Una y No Más
  • Spirit: Riding Free: Season 2
  • The Confession Tapes: Season 1
  • The Space Between Us
  • The Walking Dead: Season 7

September 10

  • Nashville

September 11

  • Son of Zorn

September 12

  • Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster

September 14

  • The Little Rascals

September 15

  • American Vandal: Season 1
  • Dragons’ Den: Season 13
  • First They Killed My Father
  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  • Project MC2: Part 5
  • Strong Island
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story: Season 1
  • VeggieTales in the City: Season 2

September 17

  • Trash

September 19

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Jerry Before Seinfeld

September 20

  • Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
  • Scream Queens: Season 2
  • This Is Us: Season 1
  • Wentworth: Season 5

September 21

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Lethal Weapon: Season 1
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Good Place: Season 1

September 22

  • 6 Days
  • Fuller House: Season 3, Part 1
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 1
  • Monster Trucks

September 23

  • The Exorcist: Season 1

September 26

  • Planet Earth II
  • Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 4

September 27

  • Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Lee Daniels’ Star: Season 2
  • The Other Guys

September 28

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 13
  • The Expendables 3
  • There Will Be Blood

September 29

  • Big Mouth: Season 1
  • Club de Cuervos: Season 3
  • Gerald’s Game
  • Our Souls at Night
  • Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip: Season 1
  • Real Rob: Season 2
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1

September 30

  • Rings
  • Southpaw
  • The Devil’s Candy
  • xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

September 1

  • Archer: Season 8
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Black Sea
  • Chelsea: Season 2 – New Episodes Weekly
  • Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light: Season 1
  • Hidden Figures
  • LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale: Season 1
  • Little Evil
  • Narcos: Season 3
  • Resurface
  • Say Anything…
  • Silence
  • Stretch
  • The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
  • The Ice Storm
  • The Last Shaman
  • The Lost Brother
  • The Squid & the Whale
  • The Wiggles: Season 1
  • Timeless: Season 1
  • Who the F**K is that Guy
  • Why Him?

September 5

  • Marc Maron: Too Real
  • Newsies: The Broadway Musical

September 6

  • Ace Venture: When Nature Calls
  • A Good American

September 8

  • #realityhigh
  • Bojack Horseman: Season 4
  • Fabrizio Copano: Solo Pienso En Mi
  • Fire Chasers: Season 1
  • Greenhouse Academy: Season 1
  • Joaquin Reyes: Una y No Más
  • Spirit: Riding Free: Season 2
  • The Confession Tapes: Season 1
  • The Space Between Us
  • The Walking Dead: Season 7

September 10

  • Nashville

September 11

  • Son of Zorn

September 12

  • Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster

September 14

  • The Little Rascals

September 15

  • American Vandal: Season 1
  • Dragons’ Den: Season 13
  • First They Killed My Father
  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  • Project MC2: Part 5
  • Strong Island
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story: Season 1
  • VeggieTales in the City: Season 2

September 17

  • Trash

September 19

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Jerry Before Seinfeld

September 20

  • Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
  • Scream Queens: Season 2
  • This Is Us: Season 1
  • Wentworth: Season 5

September 21

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Lethal Weapon: Season 1
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Good Place: Season 1

September 22

  • 6 Days
  • Fuller House: Season 3, Part 1
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 1
  • Monster Trucks

September 23

  • The Exorcist: Season 1

September 26

  • Planet Earth II
  • Terrace House: Aloha State: Part 4

September 27

  • Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Lee Daniels’ Star: Season 2
  • The Other Guys

September 28

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 13
  • The Expendables 3
  • There Will Be Blood

September 29

  • Big Mouth: Season 1
  • Club de Cuervos: Season 3
  • Gerald’s Game
  • Our Souls at Night
  • Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip: Season 1
  • Real Rob: Season 2
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 1

September 30

  • Rings
  • Southpaw
  • The Devil’s Candy
  • xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Source: YouTube, Netflix

Black Mirror Season 4

Netflix announced Friday at the Edinburgh International TV Festival the episodic titles and cast of Black Mirror‘s much-anticipated fourth season.

“Arkangel” 

Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline)
Director: Jodie Foster
Written by: Charlie Brooker

“USS Callister” 

Cast: Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street, Fargo), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House of Cards), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Monsters: Dark Continent)
Director: Toby Haynes (Dr Who, Sherlock)
Written By: Charlie Brooker & William Bridges

“Crocodile”

Cast: Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline), Andrew Gower (Outlander), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father)
Director: John Hillcoat (Triple Nine, Lawless)
Written By: Charlie Brooker

“Hang the DJ” 

Cast: Georgina Campbell (Flowers, Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room), George Blagden (Versailles, Vikings)
Director: Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Game of Thrones)
Written By: Charlie Brooker

“Metalhead” 

Cast: Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything, The Village), Jake Davies (The Missing, A Brilliant Young Mind), Clint Dyer (Hope Springs)
Director: David Slade (Hannibal, American Gods)
Written By: Charlie Brooker

“Black Museum” 

Cast: Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager, Catastrophe), Letitia Wright (Humans, Ready Player One), Babs Olusanmokun (Roots, The Defenders)
Director: Colm McCarthy
Written By: Charlie Brooker

Source: Youtube, Netflix,

A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: “PLUG”

On the latest The Pop Culture Cafe Scott and I talk about this short film.  If you are a fan of the “Ghost In The Shell” or “Appleseed” you may notice that some of the design of the robots have the look for these series.

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, Leila Dawn (Natalie Floyd), is the only human survivor. Raised by Robots after humanity abandoned the planet they destroyed with nuclear warfare, Leila cannot forget her parents nor ignore her yearning to find other organic life. A hunt she sets out on with Swat Team robot, Marker (Lex Cassar), leads Leila to discover a human disguised as Robot, Ray (Jake Lyall), and the reality she’s been denied-a reality that sparks her ultimate quest. PLUG is a short film from acclaimed science-fiction film art director, David Levy (Tron Legacy, Prometheus, Enders Game, Tomorrow Land). It is the first installment of Levy’s yet to be produced epic series/feature, which follows Leila on her quest to reunite with humanity and the impossible choices she must make about her allegiances – Human or Robot.

Source: YouTube, IMDb

 

THE SHAPE OF WATER/THE SPACE BETWEEN US

While doing some research for the latest The Pop Culture Cafe podcast I came across the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s new film, The Shape of Water. As with a del Toro movie you step into another world from Guillermo mind. But is it a totally original?  I got trapped down the YouTube rabbit hole after watching the trailer.  I came across a short film from Norway, The Space Between Us. The Space Between Us was a short film by the Netherlands Film Academy in 2015.  Now after watching each trailer does it each have a similar feel and look.

The Shape of Water
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

We follow Juliette, a cleaning lady in a research institute called Beacon. The world of Beacon is a desolate place where the remainder of the human race is forced to use oxygen masks to survive because of severe air pollution.

In their search for finding a new way of living they manage to capture a sea creature, they name Adam that could prove vital in mankind’s salvation. The short film explores the theme self-sacrifice in a fast paced action, sci – fi setting. The main selling point is the VFX done by a crew of 10 students at The Netherlands Film Academy

Now I am not shitting on Guillermo del Toro here. But I did find from these two trailers I find it hard to believe that  del Toro did not come across film and a germ of a idea came about.

What do you think?