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Netflix sci-fi thriller Arq releases new trailer and poster

09.01.2016

Netflix has been f*cking killing it lately. STRANGER THINGS, BOJACK HORSEMAN, LITTLE PRINCE (not to mention older successes like HOUSE OF CARDS). All classic, all great. This brings us to Netflix's new original film, a sci-fi thriller called ARQ, written and directed by Tony Elliot (ORPHAN BLACK) and starring Robbie Amell (THE FLASH) and Rachael Taylor (JESSICA JONES). Here's the synopsis:

In a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies, young engineer Renton and Hannah find themselves attempting to save an experimental energy technology that could end the wars. The catch is, the technology has created a time loop that causes them to relive a deadly home invasion over and over again. They must figure out how to stop the time loop and come out of it alive.

So the film looks...okay? I mean, the concept is solid, but everything just seems...cheap and VOD. I mean, I know Netflix is streaming, but with STRANGER THINGS and HOUSE OF CARDS, most of their stuff has been at the very least visually arresting (however, they also greenlit HEMLOCK GROVE and THE RANCH, so...) But like I said the concept is solid (sort of a sci-fi version of GROUNDHOG DAY meets THE STRANGERS) and the cast seems game. I just hope that the film lives up to it.

ARQ will be released on September 16, 2016.

Extra Tidbit: Robbie Amell and Steven Amell are both cousins, and are both on CW superhero shows (THE FLASH and ARROW, respectively)
Source: Netflix

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10:18PM on 09/04/2016
Looks like that show from about 10 years back, I think it was called Daybreak?
Looks like that show from about 10 years back, I think it was called Daybreak?
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10:22AM on 09/02/2016
Is this a joke?! It's Edge Of Tomorrow all over again!
Is this a joke?! It's Edge Of Tomorrow all over again!
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8:03AM on 09/02/2016
This kinda looks like their show, The 100's. Probably the only show that I haven't liked on Netflix. Even that show has done well, so I'm sure an audience on Netflix will also like this.
This kinda looks like their show, The 100's. Probably the only show that I haven't liked on Netflix. Even that show has done well, so I'm sure an audience on Netflix will also like this.
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9:45AM on 09/02/2016
This looks NOTHING like The 100.

The 100 is about a bunch of teenage prisoners sent back to Earth to see if it can be repopulated.

This movie is about a couple caught in a timeloop reliving the same home invasion and trying to figure out how to stop it.

Where is the similarity in any of that?
This looks NOTHING like The 100.

The 100 is about a bunch of teenage prisoners sent back to Earth to see if it can be repopulated.

This movie is about a couple caught in a timeloop reliving the same home invasion and trying to figure out how to stop it.

Where is the similarity in any of that?
8:30AM on 09/06/2016
My bad... not similar is premise. Similar only in cheapness of production.
My bad... not similar is premise. Similar only in cheapness of production.
1:20AM on 09/02/2016

Looks good...

Also, I don't think there was anything wrong with Hemlock Grove... IMHO.
Also, I don't think there was anything wrong with Hemlock Grove... IMHO.
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3:45AM on 09/02/2016
I actually loved the show, well the first two seasons. The third went off the rail but overall I don't get the hate for the show. It was weird and sorta creepy but I enjoyed it.
I actually loved the show, well the first two seasons. The third went off the rail but overall I don't get the hate for the show. It was weird and sorta creepy but I enjoyed it.
8:20PM on 09/01/2016
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7:56PM on 09/01/2016
I agree with Jack Death.
I'll take it...looks like fun.
I agree with Jack Death.
I'll take it...looks like fun.
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7:50PM on 09/01/2016

WTF

Groundhog's Day? Jesus Christ. A better comparison would be Edge of Tomorrow. For multiple reasons.
Groundhog's Day? Jesus Christ. A better comparison would be Edge of Tomorrow. For multiple reasons.
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8:40PM on 09/01/2016
Did you get enough sleep last night, Mr. Cranky Pants?
Did you get enough sleep last night, Mr. Cranky Pants?
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6:52PM on 09/01/2016
Looks a bit better than ok. Lots of tension. Also i am not a fan of sterile future environments. This looks like a lived in real future. And like you said its Netflix so here's hooing. And besides, we wont have to spend extra money to watch it so if it sucks that bad theres always the option to watch Bobs Burgers reruns
Looks a bit better than ok. Lots of tension. Also i am not a fan of sterile future environments. This looks like a lived in real future. And like you said its Netflix so here's hooing. And besides, we wont have to spend extra money to watch it so if it sucks that bad theres always the option to watch Bobs Burgers reruns
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