Category Archives: Sci-Fi

READY PLAYER ONE (2017): New Trailer From Steven Spielberg Starring Tye Sheridan,  T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Hannah John-Kamen… 

Ready Player One (2018)
Ready Player One (2018)

In Steven Spielberg’s latest movie Ready Player One, gamers compete inside a massive video game universe to find an ‘Easter egg’ (item, trivia or surprise buried within the game) hidden by the network’s recently deceased creator.

The finder of the Easter egg is promised the creator’s fortune. Soon enough Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) becomes the first player to successfully navigate the first level of the test, leading to a high-stakes international race to crack the game’s code. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One also stars  Hannah John-KamenT.J. MillerBen Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance…

I haven’t read the book so my mind is threatening to race with all the twists, turns and obstacles the story is likely to have, in order to keep things interesting. The promising special effects is another key reason to watch. I refuse to let Spielberg’s last disappointing movie (The BFG, 2016) prevent me from getting excited. I am officially looking forward to this story.

Ready Player One Release Dates: March 30th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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FLATLINERS (2017): New Trailer From Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Kiefer Sutherland, James Norton…

Flatliners (2017), Ellen Page
Flatliners (2017), Ellen Page

In Flatliners, the new Niels Arden Oplev directed drama / sci-fi / horror film, Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev and James Norton star as medical students. Students who experiment on ‘near death’ experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences surface…

Since this is a remake of the 1990 film of the same name that I also haven’t seen, I guess I’m supposed to assume that the previous version was good enough to warrant a remake that also stars one of the original cast members, Kiefer Sutherland. I’m rather curious and want this to be even better than the trailer suggests. Especially considering how somewhat nonsensical the concept appears to be. Also, it’s not that I have any expertise on the intricate workings of the human body, you understand.

Kiersey Clemons, Diego Luna and Charlotte McKinney also star.

Flatliners Release Dates: September 29th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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BLACK PANTHER (2018): New Trailer From Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o…

Black Panther (2018), Lupita Nyong'o
Black Panther (2018), Lupita Nyong’o

Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed 2015) and starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, Black Panther is Marvel’s latest comic book superhero movie.  As is the case with all super hero movies, Black Panther is about a hero rising to defend many from an outside enemy.  Boseman is T’Challa, the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda and it’s up to him to prevent his land from being torn apart…

My general fatigue where superhero movies are concerned will need to simmer down a little just so I can enjoy this movie. I love how ‘queenly’ and in charge Lupita looks, especially at 1:11 in the trailer. Boseman is an actor we can all rely on – along with the rest of the Black Panther cast,  so yes, I’m very excited indeed. And since February is my birthday month, I’ll consider this film as the personal gift to me that it is… in my head.

How very far away February suddenly seems.

Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Florence Kasumba and Andy Serkis also star.

Black Panther Release Dates: February 16th, 2018 (UK & US); February 15th, 2018 (GER)…

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017): Beautiful Cinematography In New Trailer For Denis Villeneuve Movie Starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto…

Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Jared Leto
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Jared Leto

The new  highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 movie is coming in October 2017. Directed by Denis Villeneuve; starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford, I’m quite sure that you’ve already seen the visual feast that is the films trailer. Still, it’s worth it to scroll on through the following beautiful images that showcase some of the gorgeous cinematography – and by the end, the trailer you shall find….

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Ryan Gosling
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Ryan Gosling
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

My Favourite! ↓↓↓↓ 😊

Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Jared Leto
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Jared Leto
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Mackenzie Davis
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Mackenzie Davis
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

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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…

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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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