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Boom! Studios’ “Road to San Diego” continues with news that a Big Trouble in Little China game is coming! Play as Jack and traverse through locations from the movie. More details about the game’s release coming in August! Also in today’s Highlights: The Night Visitor 2 release details and info on the debut of Dead Inside #1.
Big Trouble in Little China The Game Announced: Press Release: “Our eighth announcement in the #RoadToSanDiego reveals our partnership with Everything Epic, Flipside Design Studio, and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products to design and produce Big Trouble in Little China the Game, coming in 2017!
Here’s a brief overview:
Big Trouble in Little China the Game is a cooperative, cinematic game with miniatures. Play as Jack Burton or one of his brave friends on the mysterious quest to rescue the green-eyed beauty, defeat Lo Pan’s ancient magic, and save Chinatown from his evil minions. »
- Tamika Jones
A second trailer for Hasan Karacadag's Magi has been released. From J-Plan Films, the clip blends a whole host of Catholic and World War II images. The film stars Michael Madsen, Stephen Baldwin and Brianne Davis. And, the film's first trailer was released late in 2014. The latest shows more horrifying imagery as journalist Olivia (Lucie Pohl) visits her pregnant sister Marla (Davis), in Istanbul. This will be no regular pregnancy, though. The latest on Magi is hosted here. The film was released in a few Turkish theatres, late in 2015. However, there are no plans to distribute the film in North America, despite the recognizable cast. For now, fans of international horror features will have to wait for future news as the film searches for more buyers. All of the details on Magi are available below. Director/writer: Hasan Karacadag. Cast: Michael Madsen, Stephen Baldwin and Brianne Davis. The latest »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Nadine Velasquez (Ride Along 2, Flight) and Brianne Davis (True Blood, Jarhead) have been cast opposite Barry Sloane in History's eight-episode military action drama series Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Written by William Broyles (Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military Special Operations veteran, and inspired by current events, Six follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy Seal Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in… »
Written and Directed by Jacob Gentry.
A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it.
Synchronicity is a complex piece of entertainment that will undoubtedly become a cult classic, under-appreciated gem of the science fiction genre. Both written and directed by Jacob Gentry (also known for The Signal from Sundance 2007), the film’s most pleasant surprise is that it never once feels the obligation or necessity to indulge in the typical action you would expect time travel shenanigans to jump the shark into; it instead trusts its characters and their desires to be enough to sustain interest in what is again, a rather mind-bending experience. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself exchanging thoughts on »
- Robert Kojder
Synchronicity director Jacob Gentry talks to Shock. Synchronicity is director Jacob Gentry’s newest science fiction thriller. Best-known to genre fans as “one of the directors of that awesome 2007 science fiction film The Signal”, Gentry has once again paired up with Aj Bowen for this dystopian/crime/noir/time travel/alternate dimensions? story. In addition, Brianne Davis and Michael Ironside…
- Chris Alexander
Possessing an infinite wisdom into the origins and purpose of our existence is a unique brilliance that not many people have the luxury of possessing. Furthering their abilities, so that they can travel back in time to protect society’s survival from disastrous events, is an intelligence that scientists have not yet been able to achieve, but is an enviable goal they’re still working on. While preserving civilization is a top priority for scientists, society could face a potential downfall if even one person was suddenly afforded a parallax view of their own life, and selfishly attempted to use physics to solve their own problems. That powerful dilemma over whether people [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
If you could slap a dudebro fedora on Blade Runner, you’d get this ridiculous attempt at a mind-blowing sci-fi drama. Pretentious yet accidental silly. I’m “biast” (pro): big science fiction geek
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
If you could slap a fedora on Blade Runner — not a cool Indiana Jones sort of fedora, but the sort of fedora that has come to be a signpost of clueless dorky misappropriation of style and attitude — you’d get Synchronicity. A completely ridiculous attempt at a mind-blowing science-fiction drama, this amalgamation of pretentious yet accidental silliness gives us physicist Jim Beale (Chad McKnight), who is, like, a super genius, totally for real, but also put-upon and misunderstood. Because of course he is. Still, someone compares him to Nikola Tesla, he’s that awesome. And he’s just built a wormhole generator, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Written and directed by Jacob Gentry, Synchronicity is an ambitious neo-noir time travel yarn that feels like a companion piece to Gentry’s first sci-fi feature, The Signal (which he co-directed with David Bruckner and Dan Bush). Both deal with fractured timelines to a degree, but it's his latter that proves Gentry’s keen ability to manipulate popular tropes all while creating a complex and intricate story. The film takes a bit of time to find its footing, but when it does, that’s when Synchronicity evolves into something rather special. On par with films like Timecrimes, Predestination or even Primer to a degree, Synchronicity once again proves that you don’t need a huge budget to create a compelling cinematic experience.
- Heather Wixson
Late in Jacob Gentry’s thought-provoking but clumsy sci-fi time bender, Synchronicity, one character says to the other: “You have the power to cross the universe in an instant… All the things you could accomplish, all the questions you could answer, and you just want to get laid.” That monologue synthesizes the most important aspect of the latest crop of time travel movies: they’re all rooted in primal concerns. Like last year’s underrated Time Lapse, Synchronicity centrally revolves around the way a relationship feeds into a headier concept — in this case, time travel.
Unfortunately, even by the end when all the twists have been revealed that explain that central relationship, it still just doesn’t make sense. But even if Synchronicity doesn’t succeed on its own merits as a story, it’s another example of the possibilities of low-budget sci-fi alongside recent successes like Coherence and The One I Love. »
- Michael Snydel
Not many filmmakers can turn heads with a single release, but Jacob Gentry earned his must-watch potential after striking gold with 2007’s The Signal (a shared effort with David Bruckner and Dan Bush). All eyes were on what Gentry would do next, which ended up being a three-part slasher franchise on MTV known as My Super Psycho Sweet 16 – which, admittedly, weren’t the worst. But his televised splatterfests didn’t showcase Gentry’s full potential, which makes Synchronicity all that much sweeter a return for the ambitious indie auteur. Once again Gentry explodes with genre vibrancy (Sci-fi this time), as we’re transported to a metallic future that’s molded into an engrossing cinematic universe. Gentry does more than make movies, he builds entire worlds. It’s immersion in the fullest form.
Chad McKnight stars as Jim Beale, a physicist who is on the verge of mastering time-travel. Aided by his laboratory associates, »
- Matt Donato
When 2007’s The Signal first hit audiences, it did a hell of a job showing a small glimpse of the capabilities of the film’s trio of writer/directors, David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. Each director’s segment felt completely different from the previous director’s, and there was a sense of promise that you felt upon watching the film, one that made you know each of the three filmmakers would go onto promising futures in storytelling. Bruckner went on to direct the best segment of the first V/H/S film and is now set to helm the latest Friday The 13th, while Bush directed one of the most memorable films of this year, the sci-fi grounded in reality film The Reconstruction Of William Zero (review). Gentry, following The Signal, focused on solid short films, and the made for MTV slasher series of films, My Super Psycho Sweet 16. »
- Jerry Smith
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