Category Archives: Sci-Fi

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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I AM MOTHER (2019): The Thing I Liked…

I Am Mother (2019), Hilary Swank, Netflix
I Am Mother (2019), Hilary Swank, Netflix

In Netflix sci-fi movie I Am Mother, a robot ‘mother’ created to repopulate earth following human extinction must deal with an inexplicable stranger. A stranger who arrives with news that threatens her unique bond with her teenage daughter.

The intriguing premise and Oscar winner Hilary Swank’s involvement are the reasons I watched I Am Mother. Also starring Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard, overall director Grant Sputore’s movie is an OK sci-fi mystery. It’s interesting enough even though it could have moved faster. The most engaging part for me is towards the end when the characters’ full truths are finally revealed. By this point it became quite clear to me why Swank had agreed to play her specific role. Her character’s precise predicament and emotional journey are truly interesting in terms of the general experience of being human.

I say watch I Am Mother if you’re curious. Though the movie is indeed a Netflix sci-fi film, it’s also better than other recent Netlix films of the shame genre. Namely IO (2019) and Extinction (2018). I definitely wouldn’t recommend watching those two unless you really, really absolutely have to. 

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COMA (2019): New Trailer For Russian Movie Starring Milos Bikovic, Lyubov Aksyonova, Aleksey Serebryakov…

Coma (2019)
Coma (2019)

Co-written and directed by Nikita Argunov, new Russian sci-fi Coma stars Milos Bikovic, Lyubov Aksyonova and Aleksey Serebryakov.

The story follows a colossal and mysterious accident after which a young talented architect comes back to his senses in a very odd world that only resembles the reality…

Inception (2010) is one of my favourite movies. This movie reminds me a lot of Inception and so I must see for myself the ways in which it’s different. Additionally, I’m in for the special effects.

Additional cast includes Anton Pampushnyy, Rinal Mukhametov, Vilen Babichev, Albert Kobrovsky and Polina Kuzminskaya.

Coma Release Dates

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017): Good Movie…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Chris Pratt
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Chris Pratt

To those who’ve already read my thoughts on Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014), you’ll know that I didn’t completely love the movie. Regardless of that truth though, I’m still determined to see as many of the stand alone films of each Avengers Endgame (2019) character as possible. And with that goal in mind, a few days ago I sat myself down to two hours and sixteen minutes of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

My expectations weren’t exactly the highest, as one might imagine. So picture my surprise when I found myself having a good time almost immediately.

In trying to understand what had changed, it became clear that , the story is simply much better this time round. I found it more interesting. I definitely enjoyed the surprises within the script as well as the elaboration on the backstory of several of the main characters. I’m also quite sure that there weren’t any sentimental moments or attempts at humour that felt hugely forced. I imagine that everything was that little bit better because the actors were more comfortable in their roles.

I still stand by the truth that I didn’t enjoy Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014), but I’m also sure that my appreciation of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. isn’t a result of me learning to ignore any of the humour that doesn’t quite land or ignore any general corniness within the script. I really did like the new characters, find the story more fun, and appreciated the special effects that little bit extra.

With all that said I now say, watch it because it’s good and especially if you’re sure I’m not completely mad.

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TERMINATOR – DARK FATE (2019): NEw Trailer From Mackenzie Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton…

Terminator - Dark Fate (2019), Linda Hamilton, Paramaount Pictures
Terminator – Dark Fate (2019), Linda Hamilton, Paramaount Pictures

Directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool (2016) and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton plus Mackenzie Davis, Terminator – Dark Fate is the next instalment in the celebrated science fiction story that started with James Cameron’s The Terminator back in 1984.

The official plot hasn’t yet been released but additional key cast does include Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta, Natalia Reyes, Brett Azar…

‘Wow’ is the word because this trailer looks really good. Fans of Cameron’s first and second Terminator Movies movie are no doubt excited to see Hamilton back as the rather badass Sarah Conner.

Right aways I know I like Davis as Grace, whoever Grace is. I’m also excited to hopefully find Luna’s Terminator character to be as perfectly loathsome as Robert Patrick’s great portrayal of T-1000 from Terminator 2 – Judgement Day (1991).

Terminator – Dark Fate Release Dates: October 23rd, 2019 (UK); November 1st, 2019 (US & CAN)…

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I AM MOTHER (2019): New trailer From Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard…

I Am Mother (2019), Hilary Swank, Netflix
I Am Mother (2019), Hilary Swank, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of I Am Mother (2019)


In Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard’s latest sci-fi / thriller, I Am Mother, Rudaard is a teenage girl who’s been raised by a kindly robot ‘Mother.’

Mother was designed to repopulate earth following the extinction of human kind. When an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news, Mother’s unique bond with her daughter is threatened…

Directed by Grant Sputore, I’m excited to see how the mystery in this story is resolved. There’s also the fact that great actor Hilary Swank said yes to this, so I really hope it’s a good Netflix movie.

Luke Hawker, Tahlia Sturzaker, Jacob Nolan, Summer Lenton, Hazel Sandery and Maddie Lenton also star.

I Am Mother Release Dates: June 7th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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GEMINI MAN (2019): New trailer From Will Smith, MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong…

Gemini Man (2019), Clive Owen, Will Smith, Paramount Pictures
Gemini Man (2019), Clive Owen, Will Smith, Paramount Pictures

Starring Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong; Oscar winning director Ang Lee’s latest is an action / drama / sci-fi movie about an over-the-hill hitman who faces off against a younger clone version of himself.

I’m always intrigued by movies where one actor plays two characters who have to interact with one another. How convincingly will the execution of the creative challenge be? I definitely hope the answer is excellent.

As for the actual story line, I like the idea of facing off with a younger version of myself. Well, as long as it’s not a super-fit young me and a fifty plus year-old version of me. In fact, I think I’m more curious to find out how my opinions and attitudes willhave changed.

Douglas Hodge, Ralph Brown, Theodora Miranne, Linda Emond, Tim Connolly and David Shae also star.

Gemini Man Release Dates: October 4th, 2019 (US); October 11th, 2019 (UK)…

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SEE YOU YESTERDAY (2019): New trailer Time Travel Movie Starring Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro…

See You Yesterday (2019), Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Netflix
See You Yesterday (2019), Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Netflix

Directed by Stefon Bristol, See You Yesterday is a new time travel movie about teenagers who build time machines to save the life of one of their siblings.

Key cast includes Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro, Marsha Stephanie Blake…

I think I’m quite aware of the basic rules of time travel. As such I’m curious about exactly what else will change and how, in the event that the deceased sibling is actually saved.

Myra Lucretia Taylor, Brett G. Smith, Wavyy Jonez, Khail Bryant Damaris Lewis and Frank Harts also star.

See You Yesterday Release Dates

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