Short films can be a hit and miss proposition, but director Marco Kalantari definitely has our attention with his epic sci-fi offering The Shaman. Watching this new trailer and poster, you wouldn’t automatically guess this is a short, as it looks and feels like a massive Hollywood blockbuster in scope and scale.
This week brought us all kinds of Doctor Who action, at least as far as the pages of comic books are concerned. We saw The Eleventh Doctor, an uneven narrative experience to be sure, deliver what might be the strongest issue in its run, or at least a nice piece of the best arc they’ve explored thus far. Now Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor, which has been the high point of the continuing titles published by Titan Comics, drop another new issue, number eight.
The Doctor, along with his latest travelling companion, Gabby Gonzales, is still stuck in the grim, desolate environs of no-man’s land at the Somme in World War I. As if that isn’t hazardous enough to give you pause, they’re still being pursued by a gaggle of Weeping Angels. Behaving contrary to their usual method of operation, the Doctor finally figures out why they’re acting like they do: they feed on potential energy, but in the slaughterhouse of this heretofore unimaginable conflict, their source of sustenance is being stolen and they’re starving, desperate.
We’ve written a couple of times about Secret Cinema and their epic, insanely detailed, and just generally awesome screenings. Their highest profile events thus far have been their incredibly cool Back to the Future screenings, which were popular and successful enough to get the movie back on the weekly box office top ten list in the U.K. Now they’re turning their sights towards another of our all time favorite movies: The Empire Strikes Back. This is going to be awesome.
The screenings are set to run from June 4 through August 2, and the biggest catch is that they’re in London, which you likely know is in England, which is a hell of a long way for some of us to travel just to watch a movie. Even in an epic setting. And though there aren’t too many details available just yet, you can rest assured this will be pretty damn epic.
“If something chases you…run.” That’s sound advice, and coming from this new photo from Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World, you can bet there are definitely things roaming around that you should get the hell away from, and pronto.
With some of the key pieces of casting in place, Roland Emmerich’s long gestating Independence Day 2 seems to be rolling along, it only took almost 20 years. Survivor’s Remorse star Jessie Usher recently joined the film to play the stepson of Will Smith’s Steven Hiller from the first film, and Liam Hemsworth, whose name has been mentioned in regards to the film, also climbed on board along with returning star Jeff Goldblum. We’re now hearing some plot details, as well as what we can expect to call this bad boy and potential news about the future of the franchise.
Most of this report from Bloody Disgusting is information we’ve heard before, though scattered and some of it popped up so long ago we had forgotten about it (or forced it from our collective memory). First up, the film will reportedly go by the title ID Forever, which is not the greatest title in the world. This is one piece that we hoped they were going to leave in the past, but apparently that is not the case.
While The Hunger Games obviously rules the young adult dystopia landscape, 2014 saw a surprising runner up: The Maze Runner. Also based on a best-selling series of YA novels, these ones by James Dashner, it’s a relatively low-budget affair that managed to gather unexpectedly good reviews and earn more money overall than Hunger Games heir apparent Divergent. 20th Century Fox wasted no time in green lighting the sequel, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, which drops later this year, and now we’ve got our first look at the teen-centric adventure.
Using Entertainment Weekly and People to disseminate, the studio has unveiled a handful of new stills from the upcoming film, and they definitely play up the action angle. Reading the book, I didn’t think much of it, but it was one of those instances where you could easily envision the translation from page to screen resulting in a fun, adventurous movie, which is certainly the case here.