Trailers – This trailer for the young adult science fiction film “Ready Player One” looks very interesting. The fact that it is directed by Steven Spielberg also makes me think it will be a good movie. The synopsis (from IMDB):
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.
The movie opens late this coming March. I think that this will be one I want to see in the theater.
Trailers – This trailer gives a quick look at the new “Altered Carbon” series coming to Netflix in early February. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Richard Morgan (https://www.richardkmorgan.com). The synopsis (from IMDB):
ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies. The story follows specially trained “Envoy” soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into the body of a disgraced cop at the behest of Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.
It looks to have some real possibilities.
Short Films – The award winning short (20:00) science fiction film “Icarus” was published to YouTube in November of 2017 by Frame 48. The synopsis (from IMDB):
When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.
This is a very well done film (ranked 7.2/10 on IMDB). A small group of astronauts are living on Mars. A disruption in communications requires that one must return to orbit to make a repair. Commander Riley chooses to go, but runs into trouble. Her son must overcome fear to attempt a rescue.
Trailers – This trailer for “A Wrinkle in Time” based upon the book of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle (available on iBooks). The synopsis (from IMDB):
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
This looks like a good Young Adult Science Fiction story. I look forward to it opening in March 2018.
Trailers – The trailer for the film “A Quiet Place” is very different. The family living in the remote farm must be quiet at all costs, thus the trailer is without dialog. Should the family make sound by accident, they will be hunted. The synopsis from IMDB:
A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.
It looks interesting as a ‘horror’ movie. We’ll see how good it is when it opens in April of 2018.
Trailers – The movie “Rampage” is adapted from the 1980s video games of the same name. The synopsis:
Dwayne Johnson plays the part of primatologist Davis Okoye who has raised a silverback gorilla, George, since birth. A genetic experiment goes wrong causing the gorilla, and other animals, to grow to huge sizes. Johnson wants to save his long time friend George, but he has to avoid the other rampaging animals.
I’m not sure about this movie. It reminds me of those SciFi flicks from the 60s. Guess we will have to see what it really looks like when it opens in April 2018.
Trailers – I had not heard of Alita before I saw this trailer. It looks like it may have possibilities. The fact that James Cameron is one of the writers gives the movie some credits. The synopsis (from IMDB):
An action-packed story of one young woman’s journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.
This will come out in July of 2018.
Short Films – The short (8:25) science fiction film “Dedalo” was published to YouTube in May of 2017 by DUST. The synopsis:
Trapped inside the Space Freighter/Refinery DÉDALO, SIENA tries to survive an infestation of Diabolic Creatures.
This is a good film that mixes science fiction with horror, much like the original Alien film. Another well made film from DUST. The film has a 6.5/10 rating on IMDB.
Star Wars – Short Film – The short (12:55) Star Wars fan film “The Irregulars” was uploaded to YouTube in September of 2016 by Keegan Larwin. The synopsis:
A rag-tag team of hired guns (NOT CLONES) are sent by the Republic on a do or die mission to Takodana. If everything went as planned, we wouldn’t need to tell you the story…
This isn’t a bad film, but it does have a mix of good and mediocre special affects.
Trailers – The next installment of the Avengers comes to theaters in May 2018. This trailer is short (2:24) but this looks to be another good addition to the Marvel franchise. The synopsis (per IMDB):
The Avengers and their Super Hero 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.
Something to look forward to in 2018.