Category Archives: Sci-Fi

AWAY (2020): New trailer From Hilary Swank, Josh Charles, Talitha Eliana Bateman…

Away (2020), Hilary Swank, Netflix
Away (2020), Hilary Swank, Netflix

In new Netflix series Away, Hilary Swank is an American astronaut struggling with leaving her husband and daughter behind to embark on a dangerous mission with an international space crew.

Created by Jessica Goldberg and Andrew Hinderaker; additional key cast includes Josh Charles, Talitha Eliana Bateman…

I’m mainly intrigued because it’s that talented Swank. I’m also look forward to breathtaking images of space and a story that will be emotional but hopefully not depressing.

Away Release Dates: September 4th, 2020 (US)…

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BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC (2020): New Trailer Starring KeanuReeves, SAMARA Weaving, Alex Winter…

Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Orion Pictures
Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Orion Pictures

A new trailer for Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and Samara Weaving’s new Dean Parisot directed Bill & Ted movie, Bill & Ted Face The Music just landed and it’s looking like fun.

I’m very much in and ready for this particular brand of silliness. I also rather like that this movie lands in the comedy, music and the sci-fi categories. It seems as though that’s not a thing that happens very often.

Hal Landon Jr., Kid Cudi, Beck Bennett, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, Kristen Schaal and Holland Taylor also star.

Bill & Ted Face The Music Release Dates: August 28th, 2020 (US)…

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PROJECT POWER (2020): New Trailer From Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rodrigo Santoro…

Project Power (2020), Jamie Foxx, Netflix
Project Power (2020), Jamie Foxx, Netflix

Starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rodrigo Santoro; Project Power is a new sci-fi/action movie focused around taking down the creators of a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes.

Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman; additional key cast includes Dominique Fishback, Machine Gun Kelly, Amy Landecker, Courtney B. Vance…

I can’t quite tell which way it’s going to go with this one. I certainly want it to be great. My fingers are therefore crossed for what’s hopefully a very pleasant surprise indeed.

Tait Fletcher, Yoshi Sudarso, Allen Maldonado, Dominique Fishback, and Casey Neistat also star.

Project Power Release Dates: August 14th, 2020 (US)

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ARCHIVE (2020): New Trailer Starring Theo James, Stacy Martin, Toby Jones, Rhona Mitra…

Archive (2020): Theo James, Vertical Entertainment US
Archive (2020): Theo James, Vertical Entertainment US

Archive is a new sci-fi film from writer/director Gavin Rothery and stars Theo James, Stacy Martin, Rhona Mitra and Toby Jones.

Set in 2038 Archive is the story of George Almore (James); a man who’s been working on a true human-equivalent AI and he’s in the riskiest and most sensitive stage of his latest prototype. Particularly considering the very secret nature of his goal…

Right away one of my favourite AI/ sci-fi movies came to mind as this trailer played. I’m of course talking about Ex Machina (2015); a movie I liked so much that I wanted a sequel to be available sooner than immediately.

I hope that Archive is memorable for all the right reasons and I can’t wait to see what the human-equivalent AI does once she’s out there in the world.

Jeremy Wheeler, Peter Ferdinando and Hans Peterson also star.

Archive Release Dates: July 10th, 2020 (US), Internet…

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BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC (2020): New Trailer From Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving…

Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Orion Pictures
Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Orion Pictures

Bill & Ted, two middle aged , would-be rockers who were once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, find themselves still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfil their destiny.

Starring Keanu Reeved, Alex Winter and Samara Weaving; Bill & Ted Face The Music is directed by Dean Parisot.

I don’t remember anything about the previous Bill & Ted movies, except the numerous times the word ‘dude’ is said. As such, I’ll try to rewatch at least one of the previous films so I can remember what the hype was all about. And because I like Mr. Reeves.

Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, Hal Landon Jr., Kid Cudi, Beck Bennett, Holland Taylor and Kristen Schaal also star.

Bill & Ted Face The Music Release Dates: August 28th, 2020 (US)…

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TENET (2020): New Trailer From Christopher Nolan, Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Himesh Pattel…

TENET (2020), Himesh Patel, Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Warner Bros. Pictures
TENET (2020), Himesh Patel, Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Warner Bros. Pictures

Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi/action/drama Tenet has a brand new trailer, and of course it’s good!

Starring Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Himesh Patel and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the subject is international espionage, time travel/ inversion, and evolution.

As I’ve come to expect with Christopher Nolan trailers, this too is well edited and builds up in a great way.

There’s almost no watching this trailer without 2010’s Inception coming to mind. I just hope that I can keep up with all the ‘time travel science’ because, let’s just say that it took me several listens before I understood what Hulk was saying in Avengers – Endgame (2019) when he explained how time travel actually works:

Changing the past doesn’t change the future. If you travel to the past, that past becomes your future and your former present becomes your past, which can’t now be changed by your new future.

In all honesty, I may have misspoken about actually finally understanding the above explanation. But I do plan to make sense of it soon, with regular attempts.

Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Himesh Patel, Martin Donovan, Carina Velva, Dimple Kapadia and Andrew Howard also star.

Tenet Release Dates: August 26th, 2020 (UK); September 3rd, 2020 (US)…

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SNOWPIERCER (2020): New Trailer Starring Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner…

Snowpiercer (2020), Jennifer Connelly, Netflix
Snowpiercer (2020), Jennifer Connelly, Netflix

New action / drama / sci-fi Snowpiercer is a new Netflix series set over seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. And the remnants of humanity, occupy a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

Created by Graeme Manson; Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs and Mickey Sumner are among the key cast.

The premise is interesting, and now also a tad closer to reality than it may have been about six months ago. I’ll be watching for all the madness, and for the Diggs / Connelly dynamic.

Having not yet watched the 2013 movie of the same name starring Chris Evans, it’s probably best I do that before seeing this. Especially since it was directed by Bong Joon Ho of Parasite (2019).

Sheila Vand, Lena Hall, Alison Wright, Iddo Goldberg, Aaron Glenane, Karin Konoval, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto and Emma Oliver also star.

Snowpiercer Release Dates: May 17th, 2020 (US); / Netflix…

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THE INVISIBLE MAN 2019): The Things I Liked…

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

The Invisible Man is a pleasant surprise of a film. From a clever story with twists and turns you don’t quite see coming to Elisabeth Moss’s impressive emotionally and physically demanding performance. Director Leigh Whannell does a good job of telling a thrilling and equally terrifying story about a woman who’s being hunted by her very abusive ex who also happens to be invisible.

Considering the nature of this story which is based on H.G. Well’s novel of the same name, let’s just say that The Invisible Man isn’t partly categorised as a horror film by accident. The horror part is very real, especially in the psychological sense.It’s also incredibly terrifying for women especially, but generally because very abusive partners exist.

Then there’s the idea that invisibility technology could also exist and end up in the hands of the wrong kind people. I’m no technology expert of course, but Whannell’s film somehow makes such technology or something like it seem far closer to what is possible than I’d like to admit.

Lastly, for those who aren’t the biggest fans of scary movies, will The Invisible Man give the average person nightmares? Probably not. But just know that it isn’t exactly comfortable viewing either because no horror / mystey / sci-fi that’s intent on terrifying us is.

Overall and more than anything, Whannell’s movie is thrilling, well, paced, cleverly shot and very likely surprising in a good way.

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