Of all the Marvel comic book characters, Iron Man is probably the most sci-fi-ish of the bunch. Of course, there’s the “Guardians of the Galaxy”, with their aliens and whatnot, but ol Tony Stark and his fancy gadgets are really sci-fi. So, here’s the first intense trailer for “Iron Man 3″, due out in 2013. Please to enjoy.
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Warner Bros. has released an epic batch of new images from what is looking like a pretty epic sci-fi flick from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, though considering how much press ykwer is getting, you might be justified in forgetting that last part. Immerse yourself in the world of “Cloud Atlas”, won’t you?
Good news, fans of “Revolution”, the Eric Kripke show has been given a full first season pick-up by NBC, thanks to some strong ratings that handed the network its first win among the all-important 18-49 demographics in years. Two other shows were also given full season pick-ups, but who cares about those two, am I right?
Personally, I still think calling the latest “Star Trek” movie “Star Trek Into Darkness” is kinda wacky. Not the good kind of wacky, but the awkward kind of wacky. But whatever, that’s just my opinion and I’m definitely not a cinematic genius like J.J. Abrams, so what do I know. Speaking of Abrams, the director recently showed up on Conan O’Brien’s TV show and brought along three frames from the latest “Star Trek” movie. Yes, I said three frames.
The hunt to replace Rupert Wyatt as the director on Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, the sequel to 2011′s surprise hit “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is over, with “Cloverfield” and “Let Me In” director Matt Reeves landing the cushy gig.
Can’t wait til September 17th for the premiere of Eric Kripke’s 1-hour “Revolution” pilot? No worries. NBC currently has an advanced sneak peek at the complete pilot episode for your viewing pleasure as we speak. Scroll on below to see the pilot in its entirety while it lasts.
Without giving anything away: did you ever see the Danny Boyle movie “Sunshine”? Well, that’s “God Particle”, the new script from screenwriter Oren Uziel that recently sold to J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company and Paramount. The two films are amazingly alike, from a promising beginning and set-up to what eventually becomes a generic, by-the-numbers slasher movie. Who knew the end of the world could be so … ordinary?
What the hell happened to Tom Mason? As you’ll recall, the last time we saw college professor turned freedom fighter Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), he had voluntarily entered a spaceship alongside one of those spindly legged aliens and Hal’s former flame turned alien mouthpiece Karen (Jessy Schram). As Season 2 of TNT’s alien invasion show “Falling Skies” returns to the airwaves, we learn what exactly happened to Tom onboard that alien ship. Well, most of it, anyway.
Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” has landed. Or will land next week. The sci-fi epic, long trumpeted as Scott’s “return to the genre he helped define”, will finally arrive for all the world to judge. Hard to believe it’s already here, huh? It seemed like just yesterday when Fox almost single-handedly started that whole “teaser for the teaser” trend. Anyways, chew on five clips from “Prometheus”. A team of scientists and explorers are on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery. The epic cast includes Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Kate Dickie, and Sean Harris. Arrivin’ June 8, 2012.
For a while there, I wasn’t sure if “The Watch” (formerly “Neighborhood Watch”) was just a dumb comedy or a dumb alien comedy. Turns out, it’s a dumb alien comedy, though admittedly a suspiciously funny looking one. Check out a trio of trailers for the film, including a Red Band Trailer. I don’t think I’ve seen a raunchy alien sci-fi comedy before, so this is new. Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination. The sci-fi comedy stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jonah Hill, Nicholas Braun, Richard Ayoade, Will Forte, Doug Jones, Billy Crudup, and is directed by Akiva Schaffer. The end is near July 27, 2012.
Alex Hopper has potential. Lots of potential. Or at least, that’s what everyone in Peter Berg’s “Battleship” keeps telling me. Though honestly, the first 30 minutes of the film, which sets up the character and the world-threatening alien invasion he must rebuff, really doesn’t back up everyone’s claim about ol Alex. Sure, he’s got drive, but we already know that when he breaks into a corner store just to grab a chicken burrito for hot Sam (Sports Illustrated supermodel turned actress Brooklyn Decker). When he sets his mind to something, Alex can be pretty persistent. And reckless. And downright stupid. But hey, what wouldn’t you do to get into Brooklyn Decker’s pants?
Honestly, I didn’t know if “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke’s latest, “Revolution” would actually qualify as sci-fi. Usually you’d need aliens for me to consider you sci-fi. That’s just how I roll. But there seems to be enough sci-fi-y stuff going on here that I’m going to start covering it more closely. So, without further ado, check out the first 4-minute extended trailer and 3 clips from “Revolution”. Looks pretty badass to me. Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down, the lanterns and… Continue Reading »
I have my issues with TNT’s alien invasion show “Falling Skies”, but there is no one out there who hopes it improves from a pretty mediocre (and at times, really bad) debut season. There are so few honest to goodness sci-fi shows out there that to lose “Falling Skies” now would just really suck. With that optimism in mind, here’s a new, extended trailer for the upcoming season. It picks up right where the first season ended, with Tom Mason (Noah Wyle’s college professor turned rebel fighter) heading into the alien ship. Not a smart move, you say? Hey, man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. So what happens after that? Find out when the two-hour Season 2 premiere of “Falling Skies” airs June 17, 2012. The season premiere is called “World’s Apart”, in case you were wondering. And in case you missed it, here’s the first 3 minutes from Season 2 released not all that long ago:
Like “Men in Black III”? Good, here are five clips from the movie, which actually takes a rather novel approach to sequels and is set 15 years after Will Smith’s character was recruited to be one of the Men in Blacks way back in the first movie. Part three has Smith going back in time to meet a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K in order to save both old Agent K and the universe. Plus other stuff. Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. Starring Will Smith, Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Bill Hader, Nicole Scherzinger, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Saving the world Big Willy style May 25, 2012.
Let’s face it, Peter Berg’s “Battleship” isn’t going to invent the genre. If anything, it seems to be playing pretty close to the vest in terms of exploring new territory. Almost by-the-numbers, if you will. But hey, you didn’t expect anything less, did you? This is big-budget studio sci-fi filmmaking at its best (or worst, depending on your perspective). I personally like it myself. Sometimes you just wanna pay your bucks and chill in a dark theater with a slam-bang alien invasion’ flick, ya know? The plot finds a fleet of American battleships forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins (re: aliens up to world-ending shenanigans) in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. Oh, those rascally aliens and their world-invadin’ ways. Won’t they ever learn? No one invades Earth. NO ONE. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Josh Pence, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Jesse Plemons, Peter MacNicol, and Tadanobu Asano. Attacking May 18, 2012.