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Upcoming Science Fiction Movies

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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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The new rollout of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" films seems to be well-covered in the media and this forum. But I thought I'd add a discussion about upcoming SciFi films that may not be getting such blanket-press.

About the only upcoming SciFi film this Fall 2014 anyone is talking about, is "Interstellar". It looks interesting enough, melding the now-popular Dystopian Future with Space Travel (to look for a solutions to Earth's dystopia?) But here's another little SciFi film that sounds intriguing, and which is getting practically no press:

sploid.gizmodo.com...
"AMBITION" IS THE NEW SCI-FI FILM I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I WANTED TO SEE




posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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Could be interesting.
I hope it's not another environmental spanking movie. Interstellar anyone? Those get old real fast.
Looking forward to Star Trek and not getting my hopes up for Star Wars.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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Below are the clips mentioned in the OP:


The director—the Polish Tomek Bagiński—also made the short film The Cathedral, which got an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short Film in 2002.




edit on 19-10-2014 by Murgatroid because: I felt like it..



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 09:33 AM
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Thank you for that!
Vague, yet the teaser has me interested just by the "ambition" behind it.
I'm going to be looking for this one.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Thanks for your comments.

Although I'm not sure what you mean by "environment-spanking" movies. Unless you mean the current crop of "It's all YOUR fault!" themes, from the 1950s' B-movies of "radiation-monsters" thru '2012' and 'The Day After Tomorrow.'

Actually, I have my own benchmarks anymore for "environmental disaster" movies: If the sun and our stupidity isn't to blame, and the Empire State Building doesn't crash, it's not a movie true to its sub-genre.

Actually all "environmental-disaster" movies seem to be out of fashion today. Must have gone out after the hype around the world ending in 2012 deflated. (Now there's a new sub-sub-genre to be explored! Desperation and Depression after the world DOESN'T end. Subtitle: "I gave everything away, ran up $100,000 in debt, and ... and ... I'm still alive!" Shades of which were explored by one character in "Armaggedon.")

I'm most hopeful for the new "Star Trek" movies. Their casting is impeccable, and they have a rich "universe" to mine for ideas. But ... the last movie was truly terrible, trying to elevate one terrorist to James Bond super-villain status. And now they've got a newbie writer-turned-director for the next one. I don't know how to cross my fingers in Vulcan, but let's hope this series gets back on track.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 11:29 AM
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OP, thanks for the heads up.

Hadn't herard of Ambition before. Oh, and FBI, the direct video link is broken, but the link to the article is ok and there's a link to the video there.

I expect to go se Interstellar but I hope it's not all hype.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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I'm expecting Area51 to be a good movie it's directed & written by Oren Peli (paranormal activity, chernobyl diaries)* fingers crossed.Lots of money will be poured into it...hollywood
In the category of "1 dollar budget" movies , i'm looking forward to Bigfoot: Beyond the Lost Coast Tapes (2015), The first had a bit of sci-fi toward the end and i very much liked it.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: Murgatroid

Thanks for posting links to the clips!

I was unaware how popular the word "Ambition" is for movie titles: Naked Ambition, Broken Ambition, Blonde Ambition, Desperation Ambition, My Last Ambition. This may be a partial explanation how this movie - which opens next weekend - got so buried.

The Gizmodo article was correct, "Ambition" isn't on any box office release schedules, and I checked Fandango thru BoxOfficeMojo. But an article says it's premiering "during BFI Sci-Fi Film Season" on Oct. 24, 2014, in the UK. (Dare we hope it gets any theatrical release? Or will it be straight-to-video?)

www.bfi.org.uk...
HUGE SCI-FI SEASON AMONG BFI HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2014

The "story of creation" sub-story reminds me of what they had in a movie earlier this year, "Noah" with Russell Crowe. It did about $360 Million box office world-wide (about 2/3s of that overseas), and is still renting/selling well on downloads and DVD:

www.boxofficemojo.com...
"NOAH"

investor.rentrak.com...
TOP 20 PURCHASED/RENTED MOVIES THRU SEPT. 28, 2014
"Noah" is #15.

Why this sudden interest in sub-stories of "the story of creation"? I mean, I'm always a sucker for those PBS and Nat Geo specials with superb photography of "struggling sperm up thru cell division," and the "fast-forward birthing" sequences are always fun to watch. But there must be something more for this showing up now in movies.

Are we more interested in exploring our distant past, looking for proof of that "spark of divinity" in all of us? Perhaps to help explain our present and foreboding future? Or is this the way to ease toward Total Disclosure, by understanding that "Life" branched out in a zillion directions from the humblest of chemical and Godly beginnings? Or did the studios and producers just have a too small script or budget, and raided stock footage for filler?


edit on 19-10-2014 by MKMoniker because: clarity, typos

edit on 19-10-2014 by MKMoniker because: clarity



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: TheMasterOne

"I'm expecting Area51 to be a good movie it's directed & written by Oren Peli (paranormal activity, chernobyl diaries)* fingers crossed.Lots of money will be poured into it...hollywood."

I don't know about that one. There have already been movies made about Area 51 (from "Area 51 Declassified" to "51")

www.imdb.com...
'AREA 51'
It's described as Horror before SciFi, so that may be a new angle: ET-splatter-punk

It would have to use some of the latest info on Area 51 (now lumped with S-4 and Nellis as "Nevada Test Site") to get my interest, like the TR-3B out of S-4, the orbs seen in the straight-up laser every night from the pyramid of Vegas' Luxor Hotel, the mysterious connection between Bigelow in North Las Vegas and NTS, and the rumors of the Tall White ETs in diguise occasionally being escorted into Vegas to gamble and shop.

But if it's just a retread of wavering-heat desert shots of Area 51 from 30 miles away, or more tourists trying to get past the laser-dot-on-your-chest Super Serious Security, I'll pass ...

So what was the "bit of sci-fi toward the end (of the first "Bigfoot: The Lost Tapes")" that you liked? Some of them seem to have a UFO/ET angle that I've never seen satisfactorily explored. (Personally I think some of the ET-connected Bigfoot may be like a black magic "familiar", or an animal native to Earth who explores and telepathically sends survey data back to a group of ETs in a craft, whose form is incompatible with Earth gravity, air, etc.)



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 12:31 PM
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I recently saw 'Predestination' which was a surprisingly faithful interpretation of a certain incredibly famous Robert Heinlein story.



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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Here are the Science Fiction movies for 2015:

www.movieweb.com...
2015 SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES
The Summer Blockbusters will kick off with the latest "Jurassic Park" on June 12th, and "Terminator Genysis" on July 1st. After our dismal Summer Blockbusters 2014, how well do you think these "blockbuster sequels" will do?

Which ones are you most anticipating?

As for me, on the next page, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Gilgamesh" and "When First We Were Gods" sound interesting,



posted on Oct, 21 2014 @ 06:03 PM
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The Monday-Morning-Quarterbacking of why most of last summer's Big Movies performed "less than expected" continues. And everyone is trying to blame it on all the uninteresting Superhero sequels. Now come the announcements that the studios don't really care about last summer's unstellar box office, with flat-out box office war between Warner Bros (planning 10 DC Comics movies between 2016 and 2020) and current front-runner, Marvel.

According to this, Marvel's script humor and exceptional casting is what kicked them up a notch at the box office. While Warner Bros. seems to be relying on reboots of Superheros that weren't so super in previous incarnations, like "Aquaman" and "Shazam."

www.washingtonpost.com...
THE SUPERHERO BUBBLE IS ABOUT TO BURST (Editorial)
The usual prediction that Superheros are over, the death knell being last summer's box office.

As the Superhero War plays out, Marvel seems to be betting (rather smartly, by the way) on retooling the characters/storylines that generated the most heat at ComicCon last summer, and got the most chatroom conversation on comic forums:

games.yahoo.com...
MARVEL ANNOUNCES A NEW INFINITY GAUNTLET

The overriding theme for most comic fans, seems to be to "do it bigger and better." They want multiple monsters battling each other, like "The Transformers", instead of one monster surrounded by lots of boring human-interest stories. (Problem for Hollywood: How do you sell a movie with no human stars, beyond a monster's voice - and keep the CGI costs down without a movie-every-four-years?)

The fans want universe-spanning battles and consequences, Mega-Bad versus Mega-Good, instead of lots of leading-up-to stories on this or that planet. And by all means, keep it fresh! Like the 10-year-old who marched up to the microphone at one ComicCon panel discussion last summer to ask, "So are we going to see something new in this sequel?"



posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 05:15 PM
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www.universetoday.com...

THE PHYSICS BEHIND "INTELLSTELLAR'S" VISUAL EFFECTS WAS SO GOOD, IT LED TO A SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY
"While he was working on the film Interstellar, executive producer Kip Thorne was tasked with creating the black hole that would be central to the plot. As a theoretical physicist, he also wanted to create something that was truly realistic and as close to the real thing as movie-goers would ever see.

"On the other hand, Christopher Nolan – the film’s director – wanted to create something that would be a visually-mesmerizing experience. As you can see from the image above, they certainly succeeded as far as the aesthetics were concerned. But even more impressive was how the creation of this fictitious black hole led to an actual scientific discovery.

"In short, in order to accurately create a visual for the story’s black hole, Kip Thorne produced an entirely new set of equations which guided the special effects team’s rendering software. The end result was a visual representation that accurately depicts what a wormhole/black hole would look like in space.



posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 04:49 PM
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This has some mystical elements (water divining) rather than straight SciFi, but the trailer looks TERRIFIC!

www.youtube.com...
TRAILER FOR "THE WATER DIVINER"



posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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This will be the best sci-fi movie in a long time.



posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: captaintyinknots

Thanks for the trailer of "Mad Max: Fury Road". Looks like a high-octane reboot, for sure. Is Mel Gibson going to make even a cameo?

Here's an article about "Interstellar", opening next month.

www.nytimes.com...
FLIGHT CLUB - STARS DISCUSS "INTERSTELLAR"
"In (Christopher Nolan's) latest feature, “Interstellar,” an intrepid shuttle team slips the surly bonds of earth to search for wormholes, black holes and planets beyond our galaxy; at the same time, the film is closely concerned with the pale blue dot the crew came from, which is rapidly becoming inhospitable to human life."



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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"Interstellar" has been shown to critics, and their reviews are "mixed." Still sounds like a terrific movie, tho!

thefilmstage.com...
FIRST REVIEWS FOR "INTERSTELLAR" MOSTLY POSITIVE BUT DIVISIVE

www.darkhorizons.com...
FIRST "INTERSTELLAR" REVIEWS ARE MIXED

thecelebritycafe.com...
FIRST REVIEWS FOR "INTERSTELLAR" ARE MOSTLY POSITIVE



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 12:12 PM
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insidemovies.ew.com...

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION: AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT "TERMINATOR: GENISYS"
"The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post-apocalyptic California.

(They are taking the storyline in new directions in this reboot, and the behind-the-camera crew seems to be a mixed bag. Producers David Ellison (who executive-­produced the dreadful "Star Trek Into Darkness") and Dana Goldberg, join director Alan Taylor ("Thor: The Dark World") and writers Laeta Kalogridis ("Shutter Island") and Patrick Lussier ("Drive Angry"). So I'm not too sure about this one.)



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 07:13 AM
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This doesn't involve a SciFi movie, but a big SciFi director trading in robots for political controversy:

games.yahoo.com...
MICHAEL BAY IN TALKS TO DIRECT BENGHAZI FILM "13 HOURS"

The script is already written, based on this book:

www.amazon.com...=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414757007&sr=1-1&keywords=13+hours+by+mit chell+zuckoff
"13 Hours" by Mitchell Zuckoff

The story focuses on just the consulate and CIA annex Spec Ops who responded. Wonder if they'll get into the firing of General Hamm (Africom) who readied a team to respond that night - and got fired when he refused to "stand down". Or the Spec Op Team in Tripoli ready to respond - and told to stand down too.

Or afterwards, when the wounded were air-lifted to our big Army Hospital in Germany and held there - long after they were recovered and wanted to come back to the U.S. VP Biden suddenly toured the hospital, and "liberated' the recovered Benghazi wounded.

Or how the whole mess was set up by Killary "giving away" Stinger missiles to "try and catch Ghaddafi on the cheap." (Come Jan. 2012, Ghaddafi was gone - and those remaining Stingers were headed to the faux-rebels in Syria. And Killary had presidential ambitions. So ... she set up the Consulate in Benghazi with a newbie Ambassador, and he and the CIA were charged with rounding up whatever Stingers were still left over in Libya.)

The attack that night in Benghazi was one or more of these:
1) A major distraction from the coming Presidential election, with Obama/Biden trailing in the polls.
2) The date was picked (9/11) to supposedly strengthen the attack's "ties to terrorism".
3) Some with Jihadist ties said the newbie Ambassador was the target, to be kidnapped and exchanged for an imprisoned Imam.
4) Some say the newbie Ambassador died in the hospital of smoke inhalation; others say he was killed in the hospital.
5) Hillary picked the lame excuse of the nearly invisible anti-Islam video as the excuse for the riot and attack.
6) Hillary was also touring Malayasia the month before, and those countries were quick to back the anti-Islam video excuse, staging riots and closing embassies.

7) This badly staged nightmare was only attempted by Team Obama because the public bought the hoax-raid on bin Laden in May 2011 - when bin Laded really died in December 2001. (And 30 Team 6 soldiers died in an overcrowded helicopter a few months later.)
8) Some sources say Petraeus and Panetta knew the bin Laden raid was a hoax, and got rewarded with big promotions for helping: Panetta got Sec. of Defense, and Petraeus got head of CIA.

So let's just see if ANY of this ends up in that movie. I somehow think ... No.
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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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Next year may be a boom-time for robot movies:

www.youtube.com...
TRAILER FOR "TERMINATOR 5" (GENESIS)

www.youtube.com...
TRAILER FOR "CHAPPIE"
Opening next March 2015, this appears to be another "robot coming-of-age" story. But it's from the director of "District 9", so I'd expect an overlay of oddball humor - which the human characters seem to amply display. May be a fun change from the ponderous "Must save the planet!" SciFi fare that fill up summer theaters.

www.youtube.com...
TRAILER FOR "EX-MACHINA"
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