Comic(s) Relief – Dredd: Uprise Returns To The Movie Universe With A Bang

If you loved the Dredd movie, you’ll want to check this out.

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Cross The Streams: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Can Be Found Here

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Let’s Kill Carl: Sci-Fi’s 10 Most Annoying Characters

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Dredd: Superfiend: Watch This Full Trailer For Judge Death’s Origin Story

While we’re not likely to get a sequel to Pete Travis’ 2012 comic book adaptation Dredd, at least not anytime soon (no matter what star Karl Urban says), we’ve spent a lot of time recently talking about a follow up of sorts. Dredd: Superfiend is an unofficial, unsanctioned adaptation of the 2000 AD comics title, and so far this week we’ve seen the first photos and a teaser trailer. Now we’ve got the first full-length trailer, and like everything we’ve seen thus far, it’s not exactly what we expected.

The brainchild of Dredd producer Adi Shankar, who, as he points out in his introduction, has no legal or practical claim on this material, this is definitely more in line with the comics than the movie. While the film is stone-dead serious, the comics are very satirical in nature, and that comes across in this longer look at Superfiend. While I was initially concerned about the look of the animation, the twisted, Heavy Metal-ish style actually feels like a good fit for this particular take on the source material.


Young Ones Is An Ambitiously Artsy Story Of Survival And Desperation

young onesEarlier this year, David Michôd’s post-Western The Rover told a tale of revenge set against gorgeously bare landscapes. Jake Paltrow’s directorial debut, Young Ones, is an outwardly similar drama that trades in suspense-riddled minimalism for something more sweeping and timeless, appearing as if it could have been made at any point in the past 60 years of cinema. Though the artificially intelligent pack-bots would have been a little harder to pull off in John Ford’s days.

An ambitious and unevenly sprawling tale, Young Ones is set in a time when water has become a scarce commodity in the Southwest, and people are forced to adapt to a more primal lifestyle. Ernest Holm, played by the ever-intriguing Michael Shannon, transports supplies to make the money to feed his kids; Mary (Elle Fanning), the emotionally manic one, and Jerome (Kodi Smit-McPhee), the calm, artistic one. Ernest swears the land they’re on is fertile, but he finds no help in irrigating it from the roughneck crew putting a water pipeline together.


Watch Spaceballs And WALL-E Get An Interstellar Makeover

Any time a big new movie with its own distinct style comes out, you can rest assured that the Internet is going to take a bunch of earlier movies, usually ones with little in common with the film in question, and recut them in this new way. It’s a hoot. As Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar is the next big thing on our docket, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing “BLANK cut in the style of Interstellar.” And these two titles couldn’t be more different. Sure, they’re both sci-fi, but when you think of Nolan’s film, your mind doesn’t automatically go to Spaceballs and WALL-E. Or maybe it does, I don’t know you or how your brain works.

As you well know, Mel Brooks’ 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs is basically one long, ridiculous gag. Given that situation, it must have taken damn near every last straight line from the entire film in order to construct this video. More than anything, it makes me want to marathon Mel Brooks movies. Maybe I’ll see if I can track some down for viewing later this evening.


Fox Will Channel Inception With New Potential Sci-Fi Series

InceptionWhat if there was a way to enter the minds of the recently dead and bring them back to life…but only for a short time? Anyone who has lost someone close to them would no doubt jump at the chance for even a few more minutes with that person, especially if the person died suddenly and without a sense of “closure.” This notion is at the core of Doctors, a new science fiction TV project from…(checks notes)…Fox. Well, damn.

THR reveals that Fox has snagged the TV rights to indie comic creator Dash Shaw’s graphic novel Doctors, which was published just last month. The book is about one Dr. Cho, who has created a device that lets him and his team infiltrate a dead person’s fading consciousness in the form of a memory and resurrect them briefly. In the graphic novel, Cho is hired by a woman to bring back her mother, who was killed in a random accident. The scientist hits a snag when the mother doesn’t want to come back at all. See, in the world of Doctors, the dying “unconsciously create the afterlife they want, or feel they deserve, in their minds before everything fades to black.” So the question is posed: is it right to drag them back out of that fleeting final bit of happiness, even if it isn’t real?


Someone Finally Built A Real Working Hoverboard, Get The Details Here

hoverboard protoWe’ve been following the development of technologies that might make hoverboards possible for a while now. Alas, they’re kind of like jetpacks—we hoped, even expected, to see them widely used by now, but they aren’t. At least functioning jetpacks actually exist. But wait, this is no longer a point of distinction, as an honest to goodness working hoverboard is here.

Hendo Hover is responsible for finally translating the hoverboard from science fiction to science fact. Hendo has developed a working prototype—the company’s 18th—that actually hovers an inch off the ground. And, of course, the company has a Kickstarter campaign (which has already met its goal) to raise enough money to put the “finishing touches” on the product, manufacture them, and build places to ride them—something akin to skate parks.


Christopher Nolan Had To Dumb Down Interstellar For This Reason

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is getting so close we can practically taste the space adventure. Hardly a day will pass between now and November 7, when the film opens, that we won’t see something about it, and today is no exception. Not only are there two fantastic new TV spots to gawk at, Nolan talked about the need to simplify and “dumb down” the original version of the script.

Set in the near future, Interstellar paints a picture of a world where climate change has progressed to the point where continued existence on Earth is no longer a viable option. As a result, a group of explorers blast off through a newly discovered wormhole in search of a fresh, habitable planet to call home. This is where the “Next Step” of this first new spot comes in, and that is one hell of step. You might even call this a leap.