Category Archives: Sci-Fi

ONLY (2019): New Trailer Starring Freida Pinto Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr., Chandler Riggs…

Only (2019), Freida Pinto, Vertical Entertainment
Only (2019), Freida Pinto, Vertical Entertainment

Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr. and Chandler Riggs are the stars of new sci-fi / drama Only.

From writer / director Takashi Doscher, this is the story of a young couple whose relationship is severely tested after a comet releases a mysterious virus that begins to kill all of the world’s women…

It sounds kind of crazy but I’m no scientist. I wonder how different this will be compared to The Silence (2019)? I’m also getting some A Quiet Place (2018) vibes.

Jayson Warner Smith, Joshua Mikel, Mark Ashworth, Tia Hendricks, Richard Hempton, Noor Naghmi, Kristopher Charles, Maggie Parto and Nicholas Anthony Reid also star.

Only Release Dates

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VIVARIUM (2019): New Trailer Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots…

Vivarium (2019), Jesse Eisenberg
Vivarium (2019), Jesse Eisenberg

Vivarium is the new sci-fi / mystery starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, and directed / co-written by Lorcan Finnegan.

While searching for the perfect starter home, young couple Tom and Gemma end up following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, but soon realise that they actually can’t leave…

What fresh nightmare is this?

The very kind that has me wanting to watch and find out just how different this will be compared to one of my Jim Carey favourites, The Truman Show (1998).

I’m guessing some kind of alien abduction happened.

Jonathan Aris, Eanna Hardwicke, Shana Hart, Senan Jennings, Molly McCann, Danielle Ryan and Olga Wehrly also star.

Vivarium Release Dates: March 27th, 2020 (UK)…

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THE NEW MUTANTS (2020): New Trailer Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Antonio Banderas…

The New Mutants (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy, 20th Century Fox
The New Mutants (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy, 20th Century Fox

The New Mutants is an action / thriller about five young mutants held in a secret facility against their will.

Directed by Josh Boone; starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga and Antonio Banderas, the young mutants must  fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

If you’re thinking, ‘wait, didn’t this get released two years ago?‘ Well, the original trailer was released in 2018 and since then the release date has been pushed to this year. If you’re also wondering what this trailer has to do with X-MEN, the new mutant are a team of mutant heroes comprised of the first graduates from Charles Xavier’s (Professor X) school for young mutants; so the answer is really everything.

I’m interested because of Taylor-Joy and the X-men link. Perhaps what the X-Men franchise has been needing outside of a break is some fresh young faces.

Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Happy Anderson, Henry Zaga, Sarah Bennani, Colbi Gannett, Max Schochet, Tony Saquett, Thomas Kee and ickey Gilmore also star.

The New Mutants Release Dates

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LITTLE JOE (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Little Joe (2019), Emily Beecham, Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing
Little Joe (2019), Emily Beecham, Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Starring Ben Whishaw and Emily Beecham, the first thing that stood out about Little Joe, the sci-fi / drama about a genetically modified plant designed to make people happy is the film’s premise. Especially the creepy factor rooted in the idea that senior plant breeder and single mother Alice (Beecham) may have to choose between her actual teenage son and her ‘other son’ Little Joe – her happiness inducing plant. 

The second key highlight is the colours in director Jessica Hausner’s film. Particularly Alice’s blouses, the backgrounds she appears in front of in several scenes and the way both worked so well with the colour of her beautiful red hair. 

I truly wish that I had a longer list of favourite things about Little Joe but unfortunately that’s not the case here. I wanted to like the execution of the story / the challenges faced by a single working mother with a teenage son but there’s something quite simplistic and surface level about it all.

I’m certainly no scientist but some of the the dialogue in Little Joe – sometimes pertaining to the science sounded a tad amusing and not in .a good way. There’s also a scene where the yanking of an arm supposedly led to what seemed like an overly dramatic fall that I simply didn’t buy.

Last last but in no way least, the continuous beep sound effect among others that kept happening every so often, plus the questionable musical score. Let’s just say that I’m not a fan of prolonged sounds that are irritating and have directly nothing to do with what’s happening in a scene.

As for the question of whether you should watch this? Only if you really, REALLY must. The idea was promising but the story and general execution sadly didn’t deliver for me.

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3022 (2019): New Trailer From Omar Epps, Kate Walsh, Miranda Cosgrove…

3022 (2019), Kate Walsh, Saban Films
3022 (2019), Kate Walsh, Saban Films

Omar Epps, Kate Walsh and Miranda Cosgrove are the stars of new sci-fi movie 3022

Directed by John Suits 3022 is the story of a group of astronauts who are in deep space when they awake to find that Earth has suffered an extinction level event…

I can’t even imagine the stress of seeing our planet come to such a disastrous end.

Hopefully this will be well executed and maybe the story will comfort me with a twist along the lines of, ‘it was all a dream.‘ or perhaps an elaborate science experiment.

I’m very liking asking for too much but wouldn’t it be interesting to be shown what life may look like on our planet in 3022, before the explosion?

Enver Gjokaj, Haaz Sleiman, Angus MacFayden and Jorja Fox also star.

3022 Release Dates: November 22nd, 2019 (US)…

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THE INVISIBLE MAN (2019): New Trailer From Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge…

The Invisible Man (2019), Elisabeth Moss, Universal Pictures
The Invisible Man (2019), Elisabeth Moss, Universal Pictures

Directed by Leigh Whannell, and based on the novel of the same name by H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in a new sci-fi / horror / thriller.

Moss plays Cecelia who has the near impossible task of proving that she’s being hunted by someone no one can see. That someone just happens to be her very abusive ex…

I’m really quite horrified by this story. I know it’ll be well acted and I imagine Cecelia will get her vengeance. She better!

I just can’t wait to see how well the special effects are executed. I haven’t read the book so I don’t know if the invisibility ‘science’ will be explained…

Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Benedict Hardie, Sam Smith, Amali Golden, Anthony Brandon Wong, Zara Michales and Bianca Pomponio also star.

The Invisible Man Release Dates: February 28th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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LITTLE JOE (2019): New Trailer From Ben Whishaw, EMILY BEECHAM, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor…

Little Joe (2019), Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing
Little Joe (2019), Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Little Joe (2019).


Directed by Jessica Hausner; starring Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox and Kit Connor; in new drama / sci-fi Little Joe, Beecham plays Alice, a single mother and dedicated senior plant breeder.

Employed at a corporation engaged in developing new plant species, against company policy, Alice takes a plant home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe…

The first, mood lifting, anti-depressant happy plant

I simply have to see precisely where this story goes. Especially after the creepy ‘Goodnight little Joe‘ line.

Phénix Brossard, Leanne Best, Andrew Rajan, David Wilmot, Goran Kostic, Yana Yanezic and Sebastian Hülk also star.

Little Joe Release Dates: December 6th, 2019 (US)…

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AUGGIE (2019): New Trailer From Richard Kind, Larisa Oleynik, Christen Harper…

Auggie (2019), Richard Kind, Samuel Goldwyn Films
Auggie (2019), Richard Kind, Samuel Goldwyn Films

In new drama / sci-fi Auggie, after being forced into early retirement, to the detriment of his relationship with his family, Felix (Richard Kind) finds that he’s fallen in love with an augmented reality companion.

Directed by  Matt Kane; additional key cast includes Larisa Oleynik,  Christine Donlon, Susan Blackwell…

The futuristic technology which is very likely already here definitely has my attention. I also just took a moment to imagine my own personal Auggie. Cool and scary are the words. Scary because of how easily one could get used to them.

Can you imagine having more than one Auggie. A whole group of Auggie ‘friends’

Christen Harper, Steven Robertson, James C. Victor, Carrie Gibson, Tallulah Sheffield, Simone Policano and Chris Devlin aslo star.

Auggie Release Dates

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