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The F*ckin Black Sheep: Elysium (2013)

THE BLACK SHEEP is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATH. We’re hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Dig in! Elysium (2013) Directed by Neill Blomkamp "The best...

Trailer for Tarsem's Self/Less, starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds

The official trailer for Tarsem Singh's sci-fi thriller SELF/LESS has dropped, and can be seen below. The film stars Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds and takes place in a near-future where an old body can be discarded in favor of a younger one. This is a classic science-fiction plot, most memorably used in John Frankenheimer's excellent SECONDS. (Which you should absolutely check out if...

First teaser trailer for Tony Jopia's Cute Little Buggers arrives

It's been quite some time since we last heard any word on Tony Jopia's CUTE LITTLE BUGGERS, a new British comic-horror that bills itself in the vein of "GREMLINS meets HOT FUZZ", with our last reports coming back in June and July of 2013 when we shared some images from the flick with you. Now we've finally got a look at what the film has in store with us with a...

Mysterious teaser for Self/less starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds

Today I received a package from an unknown benefactor. Opening it up, I found a smart phone and a message from a company called Phoenix Biogenic, which evidently deals in "consciousness transfer" - that is, they take your thoughts and memories from your old body and put them into a new one. The message also let me know I should keep my phone on tomorrow afternoon, as I'd be receiving...

New trailer for Alex Garland's Ex Machina starring Oscar Isaac

Just yesterday we brought you the official one-sheet for Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller EX MACHINA and today we're following up with the new domestic trailer. This movie looks so very good, there's nothing better than smart sci-fi. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the...

Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve to helm Blade Runner sequel

Here's some intriguing and exciting news to start your weekend off! We've known for a while now that we would be getting a sequel to Ridley Scott's classic BLADE RUNNER, and now Variety is reporting that ENEMY and PRISONERS helmer Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct the BLADE RUNNER sequel for Alcon Entertainment and 20th Century Fox with the film scheduled to...

Ejecta (Movie Review)

REVIEW: When a super-storm of intense solar flares punctures Earth's atmosphere one ill-fated night, an old alien-abductee and a young filmmaker witness unspeakable extraterrestrial horror. PLOT: After emblazoning his tire-marks on the Canadian horror scene with PONTYPOOL and SEPTIC MAN, writer Tony Burgess has hit quite an unpleasant speed-bump with his newly scripted film...

David Duchovny offers small but encouraging X-Files update!

As sci-fi geeks across the globe know, there is a resurrection of "The X-Files" brewing over at Fox. It was initially announced in January that the network was planning on rebooting the classic series; not long after, star David Duchovny confirmed the talk , saying, "Certainly, something's happening." And while we probably have months of agonized waiting to endure before we get a...

Sony taps David Koepp to adapt Sylvain Neuvel's The Themis Files

Sony has tapped David Koepp for the adaptation of Sylvain Neuvel's debut sci-fi novel THE THEMIS FILES, according to Deadline. Koepp, who has written his fair share of tentpole films, wrote the first two JURASSIC PARK films, as well as the excellent STIR OF ECHOES, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, and the first Sam Raimi SPIDER-MAN, so it's a safe bet he's up for the task of...

Roland Emmerich's Stargate remake finds its writers

Back in September of 2013 we learned that Roland Emmerich was aiming to reboot his cult-classic sci-fi flick STARGATE alongside his producing partner Dean Devlin, with the intent to create a new trilogy of films set in the STARGATE universe. Now the first film in the new STARGATE trilogy has landed its writers. THR is reporting that Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods are in final...

Dissecting The Wachowskis!

THE WACHOWSKIS! Can you think of an American filmmaker, or filmmakers, who so unapologetically march to the beat of their own drum than Andy and Lana Wachowski? The Coens perhaps? Tarantino maybe? If so, the number has to be minimal...the current risk-averse economic climate of moviemaking simply dictates such. But the Wachowski's were that way even before the...

Frankenstein Vs. The Mummy (Movie Review)

PLOT: Young medical philosopher Victor Frankenstein seeks to prove immortality by reanimating a corpse of various body parts and harvested organs. His Egyptologist girlfriend, Naihla, just discovered an ancient accursed mummified pharaoh that she's had delivered to campus for study. It's time two legendary horror icons square-off in FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY. REVIEW:...
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