Browsing: Sci-fi

Trailers jurassic world

Cinephiles love to heap praise on little know films, underseen foreign jaunts, classic bits of black-and-white, and the doggedly independent. But even the most snobbish clear a space…

Reviews mockingjay-trailer-katniss-rose

The dystopian Hunger Games saga continues with the first part of the final chapter. Similar to other young adult franchises (e.g. Harry Potter, Twilight) the third book Mockingjay is split into two films, arguably for financial reasons rather for narrative advantages. Francis Lawrence, who also directed Catching Fire, shot …

NP Approved fe836dc0-1cfc-11e4-af0a-676dfa5a2eed_2014-BigHero6

In the wake of two stellar and powerful animated films so far this year, The Lego Movie and How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes Big Hero 6, an unexpectedly fun and poignant film that easily straddles the line between character piece and action film, much like The Incredibles did 10 years ago. In fact, that’s not the only Pixar influence to this …

NP Approved interstellar

Few filmmakers can command $150 million budgets with minimal studio interference. Even fewer filmmakers can command $150 million budgets and make films not based on preexisting properties or adaptations. After co-writing and directing the Dark Knight trilogy…

Reviews PHOTOESSAY_SPR14_Rushin1

There are directors who convey their stylistic vision to the screen with such single-mindedness that as a viewer you are almost predisposed to like or dislike the finished film prior to actually experiencing it; the key element being experience. Terry Gilliam is one such filmmaker, a creative force of such striking aesthetic …

Trailers monsters: dark continent

It was all the way back in 2010 when a pre-Godzilla Gareth Edwards brought us his vision of a world being overtaken by giant creatures in Monsters. The film was a bit of a feat of special effects, using…

Reviews PIC_The Congress_2013_04_19_02-45_45

A different perspective on futuristic dystopias is the view of the utopia without limitation. What does society do when faced with freedom without restriction? The Oculus Rift has already made it possible to experience virtual reality in an entirely new way. Technology has afforded us promise to rebuild reality, one that is limitless in its use and format.

Reviews lucy-scarlett-johansson

Luc Besson’s career post-The Fifth Element has focused primarily on writing and producing – mostly low- or middle-budget action-thrillers, some, of course, for aging actors with diminishing box-office clout – leaving directing duties to one of his many protégés. Besson’s occasional forays into directing, however, have been drab …

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