I had read couple of accounts in newspaper of how stowaways used to cling onto the wheels of the airplane or hide someplace in the cargo containers of ships, and sometimes in toilets; just to escape from whatever they have been facing. It was never for thrill of it, but always for a specific need like illegal emigration to better pastures.
Shankar’s films have always been known for extravagance and visuals. To some of Shankar’s films may be in your face and loud, but for those who are familiar with his work, it is known that they are up for a magical ride of three hours. Shankar and Rajamouli are two of the last showmen in the Indian film Industry. I feel that the last showman in Bollywood was Mukul Anand.Continue reading “2.0 Movie Review: Shankar’s Sci-fi Extravaganza”
Geostorm is a forthcoming American environmental disaster science-fiction film co-written, produced, and directed by Dean Devlin as his feature debut. The film stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Katheryn Winnick, Robert Sheehan and Andy García. The film is about a satellite designer who tries to save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites.Electric Entertainment and Skydance Productions are producing the film, to be released by Warner Bros. on October 20, 2017. Re-shoots were scheduled in December 2016 under executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Danny Cannon.The film is also known for being the first co-production between Skydance Media and Warner Bros.Continue reading “Geostorm: Trailer”
Alien: Covenant is a forthcoming British-American science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Jack Paglen, Michael Green, and John Logan. It is the sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, the second installment in the Alien prequel series, the sixth installment overall in the Alien film series, and the third installment to be directed by Scott. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce, returning in their roles from Prometheus, with newcomers Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir and James Franco. The film is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017.Continue reading “Trailer of Alien: Covenant”
Blade Runner 2049 is a forthcoming 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. It is the sequel to Blade Runner (1982) and sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard. It is due for set for release on October 6, 2017. Ryan Gosling plays the film’s lead, while Ford returrns back as Rick Deckard. The film also features Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.Continue reading “Blade Runner 2049: Official Teaser Trailer”
A few weeks ago we had written about an interesting sci-fi short film, The Shaman made by Marco Kalantari (you can check out the synopsis,trailer and whole film here). And now Marco shares some insights on how he went about shooting for the same in Iceland which formed an essential part of the film.
Marco Kalantari is an Austrian filmmaker who is based out of Japan these days. Popular for his ad films, especially those made in India, Marco has also made many short films and also a feature film, Ainoa (2005). A sci-fi film, Ainoa was released in Austria after a successful festival run. Marco came up with a sci-fi short film last year, The Shaman which was premièred at Tribeca Film Festival, before going on to make it to various other festivals as well.Continue reading “Sci-Fi Short Film: The Shaman”
Tales of survival are something that have always appealed to me, perhaps from the time I read Daniel Defoe’s classic novel, Robinson Crusoe way back in school. I’m sure I have the company of several like-minded people, no wonder that time and again we have had films based on survival being made, quite a few of them succeeding as well. Be it Cast Away, Life of Pi, Gravity, 127 Hours and many other such films, I always wonder what is it about these films that appeals to us so much. Is it the element of thrill, is it because of one or more person’s fight against odds for basic survival or is it an underlying fear of what if something like this was to happen to us? Most likely it’s a combination of all these and hence books and movies on survival will continue getting made, the better ones getting appreciated as well. One of the more anticipated Hollywood biggies of this year, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is one such film and it finally opened in theatres Worldwide a few days ago.Continue reading “The Martian (2015) Movie Review: Ridley Scott Returns to Form with an Engaging Survival Tale”
Brad Bird the director of popular Hollywood films like The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) etc is now ready with his latest film, Tomorrowland. A sci-fi film, Tomorrowland features George Clooney in the lead and the star cast includes Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie. The film is slated for a big release Worldwide from 22nd May.Continue reading “Tomorrowland: Trailer”