Category Archives: Video

Star Wars Fan Film – “Dawn of Resistance”

Star Wars – The short, award-winning Star Wars fan film “Dawn of Resistance” was published to YouTube in April of 2016 by gazcarr. This is a sequel to the Star Wars fan film “The Secret in the Sand“.

I think that this is a well-done film, but it is unclear to me what the plot is. I am impressed that “This movie was shot in 2 days with nothing but a Canon 5D3 and a tripod”.



Trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War”

Trailers – The trailer for the next movie set in the Marvel Universe, “Avengers: Infinity War” has been released. It combines most of the characters that have recently been introduced to the Marvel Universe. The synopsis per IMDB:

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

The movie will open in late April of 2018 and looks to be a very enjoyable story.

Trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

Trailers – The trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” was just released and the next installment in this series set in the Harry Potter Universe looks interesting. This film follows the further adventures of Newt Scamander.

I look forward to seeing this film when it premieres in November of this year.


Trailer for “Perfect​”

Trailers – The movie “Perfect” premiered at SXSW a couple of days ago. The synopsis:

A boy in a cold and stark modern house, in a vaguely science fictional world, is seduced by advertisements of perfection to install implantable characteristics directly into his body. The implants heal his dark, twisted visions, but come with a corporeal cost. He persists on applying them, hoping to reach perfection, but ultimately he discovers that purity of mind is not exactly as he’s imagined.

This looks like it might be an interesting movie, but it certainly looks dark. The movie has only earned a 6.6/10 on IMDB, so I am not sure how good it really is.


MIT Celebrates Pi Day with “The Last Dean”

Short Films – I thought that “The Last Dean” is a very clever short (2:53) video.


Trailer for “The Expanse” Season 3

Trailers – I have enjoyed watching the past two seasons of The Expanse. This TV adaptation of James S. A Corey‘s science fiction novel series by the same name has been pretty successful. It has achieved an 8.3/10 rating on IMDB. The synopsis per IMDB:

A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth’s rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

I have enjoyed the series, though I have not had the opportunity to read the novels. The world portrayed in the series is advanced, yet a little dark. I do look forward to seeing what this season brings to the series. The new season of 13 episodes will appear on the SyFy channel in April of this year.


Trailer for “Fahrenheit​ 451”

Trailers – The HBO remake of “Fahrenheit 451” will appear in May of this year. This is an updated video of Ray Bradbury‘s novel of the same name. The story is set in a dystopian future where books are outlawed. Firemen in that world are not sent to put out fires, but to burn books. The synopsis per IMDB:

In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl…and begins to rebel against society.

I read the novel a long time ago when I was in High School and enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing what HBO has done with the story.


Short Science Fiction Film “Prospect”

Short Films – The short (13:52) science fiction film “Prospect” was published to YouTube in February of 2016 by All In One Place 2016. The synopsis is:

Prospect is the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl on a toxic alien planet. She and her father hunt for precious materials, aiming to strike it rich. When the father is attacked by a roving bandit, the daughter must take control.

The short “Prospect” premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. This is a good young adult scifi film and was awarded a 7.0/10 on IMDB. This short is the basis for a full length film of the same name that premiers at SXSW 2018.


Trailer for “Prospect”

Trailers – The movie “Prospect” premiers at SWSX this week. They categorize this as a “space western”. The synopsis from IMDB:

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote moon on the hunt for elusive riches. But there are others roving the moon’s toxic forest and the job quickly devolves into a desperate fight to escape.

This looks like it might be good and it has achieved a rating of 9.4/10 on IMDB. This is a full-length movie based upon a science fiction short film of the same name produced in 2014.


Trailer for “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2

Trailers – The trailer for the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is out and it looks to be a good second season. The synopsis per IMDB:

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

The first season was well received and the series has achieved a 8.6/10 rating on IMDB. I don’t subscribe to Hulu, but I hope to see this series one day.