Category Archives: Sci-Fi

CAPTAIN MARVEL (2018): Trailer 2…

Captain Marvel (2018), Brie Larson
Captain Marvel (2018), Brie Larson

Trailer 2 for Captain Marvel has landed and it has me thinking about how cool it would be to have blue blood, ‘live stronger, longer, superior and be reborn’. Basically I’d have to be Captain Marvel herself and since I can’t really do that, I’ll settle for the movie…

I don’t know if the line ‘Nobel Warrior Heroes’ is a joke but it sounds quite a bit like a great example of ‘doing too much’. Nevertheless though, I’m definitely very ready for the human and alien action sequences.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck; key cast includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Mckenna Grace, Annette Bening, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou…

Captain Marvel Release Dates: March 8th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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REPLICAS (2019): New trailer From Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Emily Alyn Lind, Thomas Middleditch…

Replicas (2019), Keanu Reeves
Replicas (2019), Keanu Reeves

Directed by  Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Replicas stars Keanu Reeves as a scientist determined to bring back his wife and children who died in a traffic accident.

Other key cast includes Alice Eve, Emily Alyn Lind, Thomas Middleditch…

More than the story and even though I’m far from a scientist, I find myself most interested in the cloning process and what Eve’s character felt as she realised something was wasn’t quite right.

John Ortiz, Emjay Anthony, Nyasha Hatendi, Amber Townsend, Amber Rivera and Aria Lyric Leabu also star.

Replicas Release Dates: January 11th, 2019 (US)…

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JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM (2018): The Things I Liked…

Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom (2018), Chris Pratt
Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (2018), Chris Pratt

As was the case with Jurassic World (2015), I enjoyed Chris Pratt’s brand of charm in this  J.A. Bayona directed sequel Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom. Yet surprisingly even more than that, I really liked the screen time dedicated to the dinosaurs. In particular the way Bayona’s movie not only told us about the intelligence of the dinosaurs, but we got to see a well executed display of said intelligence.

Another key highlight is the final and unfortunate scenes on ‘the island’ towards the end. Particularly the way it reminded me of how the movie Kong – Skull Island (2017) made me feel. By this I mean both films are fun and thrilling but they also made me sad because the creatures in both movies were either existing / resting peacefully until human interference.

Just like in Jurassic World, in Fallen Kingdom Pratt and Howard’s character’s romantic connection was a plot device that I found myself unenthused by.  Particularly because it felt even more unnecessary this time round.

Definitely watch Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom, especially if you liked the first movie. It’s still quite fun overall and even more so if you like dinosaurs.

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BIRD BOX (2018): New Trailer From Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, Trevante Rhodes…

Bird Box (2018), Sandra Bullock
Bird Box (2018), Sandra Bullock

In new sci-fi / thriller Bird Box, after a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. And so begins the journey of a woman and two children who make their way through a dystopian setting along a river whilst blindfolded.

Directed by Susanne Bier; key cast includes Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, Trevante Rhodes…

Hello great trailer! I like the way this reminds me a little of A Quiet Place (2017). May it be equally thrilling if not more.

I also rather like the combination of Bullock and Paulson in one movie.

Lil Rel howery, Jacki Weaver, Machine Gun Kelly, Parminder Nagra, John Malkovich and David Dastmalchian also star.

Bird Box Release Dates: December 21st, 2018 (US & UK)…

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JONATHAN (2018): New Trailer From Ansel Elgort, Patricia Clarkson, Matt Bomer, Suki Waterhouse…

Jonathan (2018), Ansel Elgort
Jonathan (2018), Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort, Patricia Clarkson, Matt Bomer and Suki Waterhouse are the stars of new drama / sci-fi Jonathan.

Directed by Bill Oliver, the story follows Jonathan who leaves the office everyday at noon. He gets home and goes to sleep. Each morning when Jonathan wakes up, there’s a breakfast prepared for him along with a video telling him about the second part of his day…

I rather enjoyed the mysterious nature of the above synopsis. Upon seeing the trailer, I’m definitely quite intrigued and find myself thinking of cloning as a key theme. It could also be interesting if I were wrong – especially since I do enjoy a well executed story surprise.

Douglas Hodge, Souleymane Sy Savane, Ramses Torres and Jeff Kim also star.

Jonathan Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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X-MEN – DARK PHOENIX (2019): New Trailer From James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner…

X-Men - Dark Phoenix (2018), Sophie Turner
X-Men – Dark Phoenix (2018), Sophie Turner

In X-Men Dark Phoenix, the X-Men must decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. Reason being, Jean Grey has began to develop incredible corrupting powers that will turn her into a Dark Phoenix.

Directed by Simon Kinberg; key cast includes James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner…

I just recently finished watching Captain America – Civil War (2016) and the plot of Dark Phoenix reminds me of  it. I’m blaming that for my slightly subdued enthusiasm. Well, that and the fact that this trailer didn’t quite induce the expected yelp of excitement it’s predecessors did. I actually thought that the Lawrence, McAvoy and Fassbender phase of X-Men had been wrapped up. I’m not mad that it hasn’t yet, but I just wish that overall, this trailer had me more enthused.

My favourite line so far is ‘I’ve seen evil, and I’m looking at it now.’ It’s therefore unsurprising that what I’m most excited about overall is Sophie Turners ‘good girl gone bad’ performance.

Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Ato Essandoh and Summer Fontana also star.

X-Men Dark Phoenix Release Dates: February 5th, 2019 (UK); February 14th, 2019 (US)…

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CAPTAIN MARVEL (2018): New Trailer From Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Mckenna Grace…

Captain Marvel (2019), Brie Larson
Captain Marvel (2019), Brie Larson

Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is the story of Carol Danvers. Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Key cast includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan Mckenna Grace…

Once again, another well edited trailer from Marvel Studios and featuring just the right music.

I’m in to see what I think is Marvel’s first female superhero movie. The ‘Earth caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races’ scenario is certainly very intriguing too. I wonder if I’ll still love Wonder Woman most after watching this movie.

Annette Bening, Jude Law, Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou also star.

Captain Marvel Release Dates: March 8th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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CAPTIVE STATE (2019): New Trailer From Vera Farmiga, John Goodman, Machine Gun Kelly, Ashton Sanders, Madeline Brewer…

Captive State (2019), John Goodman, Vera Farmiga
Captive State (2019), John Goodman, Vera Farmiga

Director Rupert Wyatt’s Captive State is a new sci-fi / thriller set in a Chicago neighbourhood almost ten years after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force.

Starring Vera Farmiga, John Goodman, Machine Gun Kelly, Ashton Sanders and Madeline Brewer; Wyatt’s film will explore both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents…

I’d love for this to be good – especially following my disappointment with the execution of the really great premise of Extinction (2018), the last sci-fi movie I was excited about.

Captive State could definitely be great. Fingers crossed it all works out great.

Alan Ruck, Jonathan Majors, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Ben Daniels, KiKi Layne and Kevin J. O’Connor and also star.

Captive State Release Dates: March 29th, 2019 (US); April 12th, 2019 (UK)…

‘Let us, give thanks.’

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