5 items from 2013
Stars: Kim Coates, Penelope Ann Miller, Joaquim de Almeida, David Eigenberg, Jae Head, Bobby Coleman, Peter Jason, Holliston Coleman, Billy Slaughter | Written by Avi Arad, Max Botkin | Directed by Sean McNamara
Originally announced way back in 2008, Robosapien has had a long gestation period and has gone through numerous re-titles (including Cody the Robosapien and Robosapien: Rebooted) since being filmed in New Orleans some 5 years ago. Helmed by longtime kids TV director Sean McNamara (Even Stevens, That’s So Raven, Bratz), the film is a family-friendly adventure film with a heart, the type of movie which rarely gets made outside of the TV movie arena these days…
The film is based (loosely) on Wow Wee’s robotic toy of the same name, and tells the story of an inventor working for Kinetech Labs who designs a robot for search and rescue missions that has the ability to mimic human actions and emotions. »
- Phil Wheat
While we’ve all had our eyes on just who will be helming and starring in Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII, another ‘little’ project was recently confirmed for a release in summer 2014. I say little, but few are bigger than the Jurassic Park franchise. While there was no plot details released for the latest dino adventure, fans are still extremely excited for Jurassic Park IV, despite a rather low-key third outing and minus Steven Spielberg in the directors chair.
Well, we can now confirm a rumoured contender for that Star Wars hot seat, now filled by J.J. Abrams, will direct the fourth film in the franchise. That man will be Colin Treverrow whose independent time-travel comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed, caught the eye of many a studio. He’ll helm Spielberg-produced prehistoric epic for Universal Pictures.
He was also recently announced as the director of the Flight Of The Navigator »
- Craig Hunter
Perhaps no genre raises more questions and provides us with more cerebral candy than science fiction. It’s a genre that forces us as audience members to open our minds and think intellectually about the nature of humans and what we can accomplish as a species. And sometimes it’s just pure entertainment.
But there are so many great brain-melting moments in these films that challenge us intellectually and force us to wrap our mind around images or concepts that would seem rather surreal in everyday life. That, or they have us running to the medicine cabinet for a bottle of ibuprofen, saying to ourselves, “What did I just watch?” This list covers 25 of the best ones.
It’s important to remember when reading this that mind-bending is relative. If you see Fifth Element, for example, you might be underwhelmed the next day when you see a silent Metropolis. But »
- KC Mobley
Hollywood is set to reboot a number of 80s classics over the next few years, including the likes of Flight of the Navigator, Highlander, RoboCop and Short Circuit, and now according to Vulture we might soon be able to add another to the list, with Warner Bros. said to be in negotiations with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment to remake the 1984 comedy-horror Gremlins.
Directed by Joe Dante, Gremlins centres around a teenager (portrayed by Zach Galligan) who receives a rather unusual Christmas present - a 'Mogwai' named Gizmo who has to be kept away from bright lights and water, and must never, ever be fed after midnight. When Gizmo accidentally gets wet, he spans five 'gremlins' - wicked little buggers who go on to cause havoc around the town of Kingston Falls. A smash-hit upon its release, Gremlins went on to spawn the bonkers sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, »
I may be the one of the few people that thinks Flight of the Navigator is one of Disney's most underrated movies. Here is some great art by Paul Ainsworth inspired by the film. The pieces will be shown at Bottleneck Gallery in NYC.
Here is a description of the art:
Preview of my latest piece to be put up at Bottleneck Gallery. They’re such a great place to do work with and now they’re even printing Giclee prints for anyone who needs them! I was thinking of not putting in anything but Joe down at the gallery told me they can print right there at the gallery for us who might not have time to get screenprints done in time. I’m looking forward to seeing pics seeing as I have yet to see the print in person.
Should be an amazing show. Made some new friends through fans and artists alike. »
- Jim Napier
5 items from 2013
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