With the airing of their annual Christmas special, “The Snowmen,” Doctor Who is officially finished for the remainder of 2012. Lucky for all of you, there isn’t all that much 2012 left to make it through. On the bright side, there are still more episodes of series seven waiting for us on the other side of the New Year. It will all culminate with the long-awaited, star-studded 50th anniversary special. And from the look of this new teaser trailer for the remainder of the seventh season, there is a lot to look forward to in 2013.
Magnet Releasing has a pattern. They take a movie, often a smaller international genre piece, use an on-demand release and grassroots campaign to build up hype and momentum, which all builds up to an eventual theatrical release. This has been their strategy for a number of years, and it is the exact plan of attack for Johannes Roberts’ new sci-fi horror film, Storage 24. Currently available via VOD, Storage 24 is slated for a limited run in theaters beginning on January 11th.
Storage 24 has a sweet new Japanese poster that does a pretty strong job of making you want to see it.
After the release of the first trailer and poster for Oblivion, Joseph Kosinski’s follow up to Tron: Legacy is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated science fiction movies of 2013. Sci-fi genre fans were absolutely taken by the film’s post-apocalyptic future design and mysterious narrative.
In an interview, director Joseph Kosinski talked about the depiction of the future in his upcoming film Oblivion. The film stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, a mechanic who repairs robotic drones on the wasteland that is known as Earth. The film is set in the distant future, where after a war with aliens, humanity must rebuild their planet despite winning the conflict. Kosinski opened up about the film’s technology.
…the look of Jack Harper’s costume had to fit the world he was living in; the bubble ship, the sky tower, all had to feel like one consistent aesthetic. I wanted it to feel like everything is connected. It has to feel consistent the technology, the palate and the materials. Jack’s suit, you know, we haven’t seen our science fiction hero in a white suit before I don’t think, that’s a unique look. So that certainly was one of the aesthetic challenges that you have to push through an industry that’s used to having heroes in black.
Some people get really creative with their LEGO work. We’ve all seen replicas of the New York City skyline composed entirely of little plastic blocks, and every major motion picture has been rendered in the same at one time or another. That latter category includes Luc Besson’s 1997 sci-fi jaunt, The Fifth Element.
If you’re familiar with the film, then you know it’s worth watching for a number of different reasons, but among these there are two big ones. The first is to watch Bruce Willis tear ass around in his beat up flying taxicab. That’s a pretty sweet chase scene. The second reason why The Fifth Element rules is that massive shootout between Corbin Dallas (Willis) and the Mangalores (those big dog-looking beasts) at the high-class space resort, Fhloston Paradise. They sure do wreck up the joint.