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As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
When the recent news broke that Alexa Vega will play a recurring character on the upcoming season of country music soap Nashville, now seemed like a perfect time to revisit the original Spy Kids. I tend to picture Vega as she appeared in the Robert Rodriguez film, but she has grown much since then. She's even married... twice.
In 2001, she and co-star Daryl Sabara (whose first role was as Murphy's baby on '90s cultural touchstone, Murphy Brown) played Carmen and Juni Cortez, troubled private-school kids. Their parents Ingrid (Carla Gugino, Karen Sisco, Sucker Punch) and Gregorio (Antonio Banderas) are consultants who have not yet admitted to the children that they used to be secret agents (who met cute at the Hotel Belen, better known as the Omni Hotel downtown).
- Elizabeth Stoddard
Starring Antonio Banderas, Automata could be one of the most exciting indie sci-fi films on the horizon. Check out the trailer here...
"Just a machine? That's like saying you're just an ape."
Appreciating that we're a bit late to the party with this particular trailer, we just had to share it with you in any case.
Automata is the debut feature from Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibanez, and purely based on what we've seen so far, it looks stunning. Antonio Banderas stars as an insurance agent living in the year 2044, where robots are now a common sight. To keep these metallic slaves under our control, there's a law that expressly forbids them from modifying themselves - but nothing, it seems, can stop the rise of artificial intelligence.
The robots themselves look wonderful - chunky and physical rather than sleek and obviously computer-generated - and while the genre elements are occasionally familiar »
Antonio Banderas is not Will Smith, robots are not just machines and Automata is not I, Robot. I can tell you all that just from looking at the first trailer for this very interesting new sci-fi. Yeap, this looks quite a bit like 2004′s I, Robot, starring Will Smith. Automata is one of the plurals […]
Read Robots Are Not Just Machines in the Sci-Fi Automata on Filmonic.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar
No matter if his protagonists are deranged or distraught, happy or sad, or if his stories are light or dark, comedic or tragic, the films of Pedro Almodóvar are usually at the very least enjoyable. Even at their most disturbing, there is something inescapably jubilant about his lavish use of color, his vibrant characters, and his unceasing passion for life and filmmaking. And when he aims to make something purely amusing, the results can be astonishing. It is for all of these reasons that Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, surprisingly the first Almodóvar film released by the Criterion Collection, is such a treat.
In this 1989 feature, made just after Almodóvar’s award-winning breakthrough Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Victoria Abril stars as junkie porn star turned respectable leading lady Marina Osorio, the object »
- Jeremy Carr
The sci-fi film stars Banderas as an insurance agent working for the Roc robotics corporation in 2044, when robots have been designed to co-exist with humans.
To ensure that humanity keeps control of the robotic creatures, the robots are not allowed to manipulate or upgrade themselves, but a shocking chain of events follows when Banderas's character Vaucan is sent to investigate a rogue bot.
In order to survive the aftermath of an attack, Vaucan finds himself relying on a group of outcast robots who cannot return to the city in fear of being killed.
Autómata is released on October 10 in the Us. »
There's a new science fiction film on the horizon, set in the future that's ruled by technology. While some of the initial ideas put forth in this trailer (which also showcases a very different looking Antonio Banderas) seem like traditional Sci-Fi ideas, Automata still looks like it could be a fun and thought-provoking adventure. Come inside to watch the trailer for yourself.
I'm really digging this trailer. Sure, it has some generic robot ideas (some things like what we saw in I, Robot) but that doesn't make the ideas any less interesting. Couple that with the setting and characters, and this could be a very entertaining science fiction film. It could also really suck and be generic, but I'm intrigued by this trailer so I'm thinking positive!
Millennium Entertainment will release Automata in theaters and OnDemand October 10, 2014.
Directed by Gabe Ibáñez
Starring Antonio Banderas, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Welp. This is how it starts, isn’t it? First the machines do our bidding, then they learn to repair themselves, then they’re repairing each other, and before you know it, they’re trying to squash us like bugs. That may or may not be what’s in store for the humans of Gabe Ibáñez’s “Automata,” but are you really willing to take that chance? I say kill all the robots now and save ourselves!!!! Ahem. Check out the first trailer for “Automata,” which is apparently directed by the very “visionary” Gabe Ibáñez. Remember the days when publicists didn’t call every director to come down the pipe “visionary”? Oh, those modest good ol days. An insurance agent of Roc robotics corporation routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. Starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, »
For those of you who enjoyed seeing Antonio Banderas back on the big screen in Expendables 3, you'll get to check him out again in just a few months in the Sci-Fi/Thriller Automata. In the film, Banderas will portray Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of Roc robotics corporation who investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity . . . and his hair. This film looks like an interesting cross between Blade Runner »
- Sean Wist
The trailer for Automata recently arrived (out of blue) from director Gabe Ibáñez (Hierro) and it’s already causing quite an interest in just the few hours it been swimming around the web. Starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster this rather bleak looking fci-fi thiller looks extremely impressive, especially with the special effects given to the robot population. Check it out after the official synopsis…
Fast forward fifty years into the future, planet earth is in the midst of gradual desertification. Mankind struggles to survive as the environment deteriorates and the slow regression of the human race begins in AUTÓMATA. On the brink of life and the reality of death, technology combats the prevailing uncertainty and fear with the creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000. Designed to bring support to society’s plight, man and robot reveal what it means to co-exist in »
The film Automata seems to have come out of nowhere, and it appears to have just the sort of vibe that fans of Neill Blomkamp’s film District 9 will love. Antonio Banderas stars in and produces a story that bears a distinct conceptual influence from Isaac Asimov, but which looks a lot more like Blade […]
The post ‘Automata’ Trailer: Antonio Banderas Grapples With Robot Sentience appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Why do I get the sense that I have already seen something eerily similar to the upcoming sci-fi film Automata? Perhaps it’s because it seems to be trading heavily, if not exclusively, on the work of Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick? Whether that’s a good, bad, or simply derivative thing will be in the eye of the beholder. The new trailer certainly looks interesting though, if not wholly original.
Automata features Antonio Banderas as an insurance agent in a robotics corporation who sets out to investigate the manipulation of a robot. In the midst there are arguments about robots behaving like humans, or humans behaving like robots, issues of free will and what consciousness means, and all that good stuff that has become pretty standard in sci-fi. The trailer gives us a strong run down of the plot, which bears more than a slight resemblance to things like Asimov’s I, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The first trailer has arrived online for sci-fi thriller Automata, in which Antonio Banderas confronts a robot uprising in the not-so-distant future. The year is 2044 and robots are commonplace in human society, controlled by a pair of twin imperatives that prevent them from hurting either humans or themselves. However, Banderas discovers that said robots might be more sentient than had first been thought, and rebellion is soon on the cards. Take a look at the new trailer, below… While many of the sentient robot plot...
- George Wales
Millennium Entertainment just unveiled the official trailer for its upcoming "Automata" sci-fi film, starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, and Robert Forster. Check it out below. Plot: Set 50 years in the future, the story follows Jacq Vaucan (Banderas), an insurance agent of Roc robotics corporation who routinely investigates cases of manipulating robots. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity as he uncovers a truth that is far more complex than the make or model of any machine. The new movie is directed by Spanish helmer Gabe Ibanez (Hierro) and is set to be released on VOD and in select theaters on October 10th. Trailer: »
A bunch of new trailers today for a variety of non-tentpole genre fare - some of it aims to be big, some aims to be in awards contention, some will probably skip theatrical.
Nicolas Cage continues his run of period action films with Arclight Films' "Outcast," an English-language 12th century China-set thriller without a subtitle (or Chinese accent) in sight. Cage and a mulleted Hayden Christensen play ex-Crusades warriors who team up to help the children of a deposed Chinese Emperor to battle their murderous uncle who has seized the throne. Cage sports an attempt at a British accent, has the nickname 'The White Ghost,' and breaks out into several Nic Cage-isms.
Katie Holmes plays the sweetest and most proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a lethal vigilante in the dark satire "Miss Meadows". Things become complicated for the gun-toting dainty lady when she gets romantically entangled with the town sheriff. »
- Garth Franklin
If there’s one thing that can be said about Automata based on its trailer, it’s that the film isn’t afraid to wear its influences on its sleeve. That’s probably a good thing, because Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibañez has stuffed his movie to the gunwales with nods to the science fiction masterpieces of yesteryear and modern classics alike; watching the clip, one might detect hints of District 9‘s Diy polish or a dash of Wall-e‘s environmental woes peppered among top notes of Blade Runner.
That’s just to name a few movies among many, many others (I, Robot chief among them). More importantly, though, the myriad allusions and riffs on display in the preview might not necessarily matter. For one thing, it’s just refreshing to see a director own their sources ...
- Andy Crump
Fast forward fifty years into the future, planet earth is in the midst of gradual desertification. Mankind struggles to survive as the environment deteriorates and the slow regression of the human race begins in AUTÓMATA. On the brink of life and the reality of death, technology combats the prevailing uncertainty and fear with the creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000. Designed to bring support to society’s plight, man and robot reveal what it means to co-exist in a culture defined by human nature.
The descent of civilization is juxtaposed by the rise of Roc, the corporation at the helm of robotic intelligence. Despite the demise of humanity, the company has set forth security protocols to ensure mankind always maintains control over the manufactured population. As Roc insurance agent, »
- Michelle McCue
Now playing in theaters is director Patrick Hughes’ The Expendables 3. Like I said on Twitter, The Expendables 3 is a lot of fun and my favorite of the series due in large part to Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas. All three are awesome and Banderas steals every scene he’s in. In addition to the new cast, The Expendables 3 has a crazy third act that’s easily the best action scene of the franchise. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren. They talked about what they remember most about filming, making the movie in Bulgaria and how they could blow up anything, deleted scenes, Jason Statham's on-set car accident, and more. Hit the jump to watch. Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren: Brooklyn Nine-Nine. What do they remember most about making The Expendables 3. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Robots are people, too, in the first trailer for Millennium Entertainment's upcoming science fiction release “Automata.” The futuristic thriller, which looks like a mix of “Blade Runner,” “I, Robot” and “District 9,” stars Antonio Banderas as a robotics corporation insurance agent who routinely investigates cases of people manipulating robots. He begins to view the machines in a new light, however, when he pursues a robot altering other robots. Also read: Harrison Ford Courted for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel And according to co-star Melanie Griffith, “self repairing implies some idea of a conscience.” The thought appears to be the big idea behind the movie, »
- Greg Gilman
Isaac Asimov's Laws of Robotics get an intriguing update in this internationally flavoured Sf thriller from Millenium Films. Antonio Banderas stars as an investigator (hello, Blade Runner nod) who discovers that some robots are altering themselves and evolving beyond their programming.
The year is 2044. Earth is in political and ecological turmoil. An insurance agents of a robotics corporation routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Not sure about the theatrical run, but the film will see some kind of release October 10th.
Here's the trailer:
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