Category Archives: Sci-Fi

BOKEH (2016): The Thing I Liked… ?

Bokeh (2016), Maika Monroe
Bokeh (2016), Maika Monroe

I sat down to watch Bokeh and within 30 minutes, I was moved to pause proceedings so I could decide whether moving forward with the movie would be worth it. I simply had to do this because I was failing to find the two main characters played by Maika monroe and Matt O’Leary particularly interesting; at least not interesting enough for me to want to spend more time with them.

Written and directed by Geoffrey Orthwein and Andrew Sullivan, I’d hoped that the story would be just a little more gripping. You know, something akin to the likes of Z For Zachariah (2015)a movie with a vaguely similar plot. Since that wasn’t the case and what was happening was proving disappointing along with a moment or two when my disbelief could not be completely suspended; at approximately 24 minutes in, I aborted.

Did I quit too early? Have you watched or tried to watch Bokeh? Share your experience in the comments below.

Lastly, in terms of what I actually liked about the one third of Bokeh that I saw… I love the name Maika and I want to visit Iceland in the future.. That’s about it.

Until next time…

Happy Film Loving

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GEOSTORM (2017): New Trailer For Disaster Movie Starring Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess, Eugenio Derbez…

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Geostorm is the latest sci-fi / disaster movie  starring Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Eugenio Derbez and some super expensive special effects. Directed byDean Devlin, the story centres around a climate controlling satellite that needs to be stopped from creating one of the biggest storms the world has ever seen…

I’m going to be honest, I’m tuning in mainly for the special effects. Everything else will just be a bonus. As such, may the effects please be as thrilling as they are in San Andreas (2015).

Kathryn Winnick, Alexandra Maria Lara and Gregory Alan Williams also star.

Geostorm Release Dates: October 20th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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BRIGHT (2017): New Trailer From Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace…

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Will Smith, Noomi Rapace and Joel Edgerton’s new movie, Bright is directed by David Ayer and set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. Smith plays a human cop who’s forced to work with an Orc (Edgerton) to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for…

I’m going to think positively about this movie for three reasons. The first  two being that the story is intriguing  and this trailer looks promising, even though it shows very little. Lastly,  Ayer’s last movie (Suicide Squad (2016) was far from great, but he did make several before that are still celebrated today; Fury (2014), Training Day (2001) and End Of Watch (2012) to name just three.

There I was thinking that orcs only existed in Warcraft (2016)

Edgar Ramírez, Lucy Fry, Ike Barinholtz and Kenneth Choi also star.

Bright Release Dates: December 2017 (US & UK)…

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BOKEH (2017): New Trailer Starring Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary…

Bokeh (2017), Maika Monroe, Matt O'Leary
Bokeh (2017), Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary

Contemplate this: You’re on a romantic getaway to Iceland with your love and whilst there, you wake up to find that everyone on earth has disappeared except for the two of you. What next?

Written / directed by Geoffrey Orthwein, Andrew Sullivan and starring Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary and Arnar Jónsson, this is the premise of Bokeh, a very intriguing sci-fi drama…

I’m drawn to this because somehow I think I’ll learn something that will help me survive should such a predicament come to pass in my lifetime. I’m also just very curious and want to see how different this will be to the seemingly similar Z For Zacharaiah (2015).

For everyone wondering, the meaning of ‘bokeh’ is ‘the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens’. It is not a town in Iceland, as my lousy geography first led me to believe.

Bokeh Release Dates: March 24th, 2017 (US)…

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COLOSSAL (2016): New Trailer From Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis…

Colossal (2016), (Anne Hathaway)
Colossal (2016), (Anne Hathaway)

Today’s trailer definitely isn’t the kind of thing I’d been expecting from Oscar winning actress Anne Hathaway. Still, Colossal, a Nacho Vigalondo written and directed movie about a woman (Hathaway) who finds that severe catastrophic events are in some way connected to her present mental breakdown could be absolutely great. Even though the following trailer which also stars Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens hasn’t quite managed to convince me just yet…

I’ve decided that I’m going to trust in Hathaway’s choices and hope for the very best. Other cast includes Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Miho Suzuki and Rukiya Bernard.

Colossal Release Dates: April 17th (US)…

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THE DISCOVERY (2017): New Trailer From Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jason Segel…

The Discovery (2017), Rooney Mara
The Discovery (2017), Rooney Mara

Starring Rooney Mara, Robert Redford and Jason Segel, The Discovery is set one year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, resulting in millions around the world killing themselves in order to ‘get there…’

Directed and co-written by Charlie McDowell, the concept is simply too interesting not to tune in and I’m sure it’s safe to say that all is not as it seems.

The Discovery Release Dates: March 31st, 2017 (US)…

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ALIEN – COVENANT (2017): New Trailer From Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Carmen Ejogo…

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Alien – Covenant (2017), Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender, James Franco and Carmen Ejogo’s Ridley Scott directed new movie Alien – Covenant has an an excellently terrifying new trailer…

I remember being absolutely terrified after watching the original Alien 1979 movie. Maybe, just maybe I’ll be brave for this. Either that or this trailer is as far as my ‘peaceful sleep loving’ behind is going to get. 2017 still could  be a year in which I surprise myself…

Alien – Covenant is the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS, and is linked to the original  Alien movie.

Katherine Waterston and also star

Alien – Covenant Release Dates: May 19th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017): New Trailer From Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto…

Blade Runner 20149 (2017), Harrison Ford
Blade Runner 20149 (2017), Harrison Ford

Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas and Jared Leto, the sequel for Blade Runner (1982) is coming in 2017. In the new instalment, the year is 2049 – three decades after the events of the original film, there’s a new blade runner in town and after he unearths a long standing and potentially dangerous secret, he must seek out the original blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years…

Is it bad that a massive film enthusiast such as myself has never watched Blade Runner? Even worse perhaps, I actually thought it was an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Whatever the answer, now that one of my favourite directors of recent years is attached to the movie along with Gosling, I know I really need to get firmly on board because something tells me I may be missing out in a major way.

Blade Runner Release Dates: October 5th, 2017 (GER); October 6th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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