GoT – Trailers – A new trailer for Season 8, the final season, of Game of Thrones has been released. Not a lot is shown in this short (2:03) trailer. In just over a month Season 8 will be here. While I am looking forward to it, I will be sorry to see it end. I’m pretty sure I know what everyone will be doing on April 14!
Science Fiction– I watched the 2018 science fiction movie “Occupation” a few nights ago on NetFlix. This Australian perspective on alien invasion was interesting. The synopsis per IMDB:
A small group of town residents has to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.
I hadn’t heard of this movie until I saw it listed on NetFlix. I enjoyed the movie though it only earned a 5.2/10 rating on IMDB. It struck me as an Australian point-of-view mashup of “Independence Day” and “Red Dawn“.
Trailers – The series “Nightflyers” from SyFy will be available this December. This is a TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s sci-fi horror novella of the same name. The synopsis per IMDB:
A crew of space explorers embarks on a mission to find a mysterious alien ship.
I think this one will be as much horror as it will science fiction. At least that is what I take from the trailers and other media reports on the program. It will be something that I want to at least try.
Trailers – I just watched the latest trailer for Aquaman. The movie is due in theaters this December. The synopsis per IMDB:
Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
This looks like it has potential. Another comic book superhero comes to the big screen.
Trailers – Just watched this trailer for the YouTube original series “Origin”. The synopsis on IMDB is:
A group of strangers struggles for survival aboard a spaceship heading to a distant planet.
It looks like it has potential. Episodes will be available this November.
Trailers – I watched the trailer for the new Netflix series “Maniac” this morning. The synopsis per IMDB:
Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.
After watching the trailer I think I will start watching the series on Netflix. It looks interesting. It has earned an 8.2/10 rating on IMDB.
Trailers – The final trailer for the next film in the world of Harry Potter is out. The movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be opening in theaters November 16. The synopsis (per IMDB):
The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.
The synopsis doesn’t say much about the film, but the trailers I have seen look very good. I look forward to seeing the film in November.
Trailers – The first trailer for the movie “Captain Marvel” has been released. The movie is due in theaters March of 2019. The synopsis (per IMDB):
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
The short (1:56) trailer does not reveal a lot, though this movie looks like it has potential. I look forward to seeing it next year.
Trailers – I have seen an earlier trailer for the movie “Prospect”, but this is a much longer version. The movie is due in US theaters in November of 2018. The synopsis:
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest’s other ruthless inhabitants but with her own father’s greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.
This is a dark science fiction tale that has the feel of a western. It is based on a short film by the same name. It looks promising and has already scored a 7/10 on IMDB.
Trailers – WWII – The new WWII era movie “Air Strike” (AKA “Unbreakable Spirit”) will be in theaters this October in the US. The synopsis per IMDB:
During World War II, five different Chinese people fight their way through Japanese Air Force attacks to protect an important military machine in Chongqing, 1940.
It is hard to tell much about this film from the trailer. Certainly, it implies a lot of action in the film. This is a Chinese film with both English and Chinese dialog, though it looks like the Chinese voices are dubbed into English for the version released in the US.
If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.