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No parent should ever endure the loss of their children from a horrific accident.
Veteran actor Blake Robbins makes his directorial debut in the drama “The Sublime and Beautiful.” Robbins also stars in the film as a father coping with the death of his children after DUI driver accidently kills them. The movie touches on the touchy subject of morality, retribution and forgiveness.
“The Sublime and Beautiful” is currently available on iTunes and VOD via Candy Factory Distribution.
Latino-Review: Where did you come up with the idea for “The Sublime and Beautiful?”
Blake Robbins: I personally had a situation on which I lost my best friend to brain tumor when we were getting out of college. I think I was twenty-seven at the time of his passing. I personally was dealing with grief for twenty plus years now. »
- Gig Patta
The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man—these are just a few of the enduring stories brought to life by legendary sci-fi writer H.G. Wells. Perhaps one of his most haunting tales, The Island of Doctor Moreau was recently reimagined with a World War II setting in the digital comic, The Army of Dr. Moreau, and Idw Publishing has announced they will release the 7-issue story in print.
The Army of Dr. Moreau will hit comic book store shelves in March from Idw Publishing. We have the official press release with full details and an early look at the cover art:
Press Release – “San Diego, CA (December 15, 2014) – One of the most thought provoking and talked-about novels of the 19th century, The Island of Dr. Moreau challenged morals, science and identity. The groundbreaking science fiction tale has been the source for many adventures since, and this March »
- Derek Anderson
Last night the first full-length trailer for Terminator Genisys arrived. Now you would think that given The Terminator is one of my all-time favourite movies that I would have been excited for the promo video to land. Sadly after having been burnt by Terminator 3 I know better than to put my faith into the newer incarnations of the franchise. Since the reboot announcement I have been outwardly against the project and was particularly vocal about to decision to cast a very muscular Jai Courtney as the latest version of Kyle Reese. Then came the decision to change the name from Terminator Genesis to Terminator Genisys, a choice clearly made by a text-speak lover. Internally however I have been slightly hopeful that they won’t further tarnish the reputation of James Cameron’s baby. After seeing the trailer though it seems that I and many other devoted fans are in for some bitter disappointment. »
- Kat Smith
The original Back to the Future turns 30 next year, and the creative team behind the trilogy have talked about plans to celebrate the franchise.s legacy. Fan screenings, Q-and-a sessions, anniversary re-releases . tons of ideas are on the table, so long as Robert Zemeckis, screenwriter Bob Gale, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and the cast of the beloved trilogy doesn.t act like a slacker. As part of the lead up, Empire conducted an oral history of Bttf, and crammed in several unknown nuggets of time-travel trivia. So put an egg in your shoe and leave. Then come back and check out this list in incredible Back to the Future facts! The Time Machine Was Going To Be A Car Wash Or something that didn.t move, at the very least. A large structure, similar to a car wash. "It was actually a rather large object, a chamber," executive producer Steven »
Jorge Gutierrez has won two Annie awards and an Emmy, but in order to get his passion project The Book Of Life (which opens tonight!) onto the screen, he needed a little help. Gutierrez found it in Guillermo del Toro. The Mexican fantasy director has been using his production company to foster new visions in genres like horror and animation. A little bit Orpheus and Euridice, a little bit Dia de Los Muertos, and a little bit musical theater, The Book Of Life is anything but ordinary.
Anne Marie here. I was lucky enough to interview Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez when they came to San Diego Comic Con in July. But before I could even start asking questions, del Toro noticed the squid design on my necklace, and launched into a rhapsodic monologue about his favorite movie, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. From that point on, I basically just »
- Anne Marie
It is driving you absolutely mental, this whole time paradox business. You lie awake nights wondering what would happen if you hopped into a time machine and went into the past and killed your own grandpa when he was a child. Because, as you well know, if you offed gramps he would never beget your father and if you father were never begotten he would never beget you and if you never existed you couldn’t kill your grandpa…
We may have a (kind of) answer for you. It is supplied by the professor who also supplied the grandpa hypothesis above. His name is David Kyle Johnson and he offers a course entitled Exploring Metaphysics, available from the Teaching Company’s Great Courses, which you may not have known, but you do now. Professor Johnson’s solution to the offed grandpa poser, which even he admits is a bit of a cheat, »
- Dennis O'Neil
Back To The Future Part III isn't the most popular film in the trilogy. But Simon argues this sci-fi western deserves more love...
I don't think I'm going out on much of a limb by saying that, in general, Back To The Future Part III is the least talked about film in the trilogy. It shouldn't be, in my personal view, but it's the one that generally puts technology on the back burner, introduces a love story, and visually is the most different.
Personally, I've never thought the labelling of Back To The Future Part III as the least liked film in the series - as some have - is particular fair, though. My 10-year old would go even further. It's his favourite of the lot.
So why then do some not warm to it as much? Well, let's deal with that, before I go onto the film in more detail. »
“When television is good, nothing – not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers – nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your own television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland. You will see a procession of game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good men, private eyes, gangsters, more violence, and cartoons. And endlessly commercials – many screaming, cajoling, and offending. And most of all, boredom. True, you’ll see »
- Mindy Newell
The Raid 2: Berandal I was not a fan of The Raid, but I am expecting a Blu-ray review copy of The Raid 2 any day now as I'm willing to check out the sequel and see if there were any improvements. Maybe this film will be more than an action montage and have some sort of narrative weight to it.
Nymphomaniac Volume I & II I've already posted my review of both volumes of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac and suffice to say, I wasn't entirely impressed. Some seem to think it's because the so-called comedy went over my head. Perhaps, but if what we're talking about here is blatant comedy then I'm just not interested.
Bad Words Still haven't seen it, but the box art says it's a "tour de force" and "great", and box art never lies.
Jodorowsky's Dune I still need and intend to see this movie, »
- Brad Brevet
"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," it's claimed Andy Warhol once said. Some stars shine much brighter than others, though, and in the case of Hollywood we often see actors hit big early before disappearing without trace.
Brandon Routh, who delivered a sensitive and assured turn as the Man of Steel in 2006's Superman Returns, is one such example. Routh never quite got the breaks he deserved after landing that life-changing role, so it's nice to see him back in the superhero game with an upcoming role as Atom in Arrow.
Digital Spy takes a look back at a handful of stars who couldn't escape their one big role.
Plucked from relative obscurity to lead Bryan Singer's lavish Superman sequel, Routh impressively channelled Christopher Reeve on his big screen debut but found leading man roles difficult to come by in the aftermath.
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Virtuoso devisers of works of science fiction envision a reality that is both fantastical and palpable. They mold metaphoric manifestations of the coming times that are inevitable considering the current carryings-on of their fellow man.
Nowadays, none of these visions are utopian. Dystopian nightmares are plaguing our literary works and cinemas, reflecting the inoperativeness besetting our governmental institutions, the greed swathing our unassailable international corporations, and the zealous indifference of our neighbors.
But has it ever been any different? Metropolis (1926), The Time Machine (1960), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Soylent Green (1973), Blade Runner (1982) and Dark City (1998) all were forerunners of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and even the Transformer series.
Now the Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho, who's never perused humanity through rose-colored glasses (e.g. The Host (2006); Mother (2009)), has adapted the French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, and the result is gleefully entertaining and conceptually refreshing.
In the year 2014, the world's leaders, to combat »
- Brandon Judell
We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.
The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences, »
Ask a director what his influences were during film school and the answer probably won’t surprise you: “At a certain point, all I wanted to make was Goodfellas, and then at another point, I was heavily inspired by Spielberg,” Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett says. But get him to talk about the TV shows and movies he was obsessed with as a child, and that will change. (Killdozer, anyone?)
EW sat Fawcett and co-creator Graeme Manson down for our new video series Origin Stories to chat about both their earliest influences and the movies and TV series that inspired »
- Mandi Bierly
Guy Pearce can do swagger (Iron Man 3, The King's Speech), he can do slimy (Lawless), he can do hard-nosed (L.A. Confidential, Animal Kingdom), he can do unhinged (Memento, The Road), he can do heroic (Lockout, The Time Machine), he can do fabulous (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Whatever adjective he's personifying onscreen, there's rarely a trace of “Guy Pearce” to be found. In his new movie, The Rover, a postapocalyptic drama that reteams the actor with Animal Kingdom director David Michôd, Pearce plays Eric, a grizzled silent-type determined to retrieve his car from a thieving trio. The reasons are murky — it's ten years after a global “collapse” and having a car to roam the Australian dust bowl certainly looks like a perk — and Michôd relies on the brunt force of Pearce's conviction to propel the brooding chase along. Pairing Eric with a Boo Radley–like »
- Matt Patches
What true geek doesn't love a great science fiction film? Ever since I saw E.T. in the movie theater as a kid I was hooked on sci-fi. Over the years I've gone back and watched a ton of older films before my time, and continue to enjoy the awesomeness of this genre. Vimeo user 60fotogramas created a fantastic supercut that pays homage to the best sci-fi movies ever made. He calls it "Sci-Fi: Since 1902," and says:
This is a montage of some of the best science fiction films ever made. A total of 62 films ordered by release year, from 1902 to the present. Thanks for watching, enjoy.
I've included a list of all the movies in the video below:
1902- Voyage dans la lune
1929- Fraud in Mond
1933-The invisible Man
1936-The Devil Doll
1953- The War of the worlds »
- Joey Paur
We are big fans of Beauty Day here at Twitch (full disclosure, I contributed to a commentary track on the DVD) and are happy to see documentary filmmaker Jay Cheel back with a sci-fi inflected documentary, How To Build A Time Machine. A couple of years ago, we reported on this project, which was originally focused on the Jon Titor (a self-proclaimed man from the future) story, but the documentary has evolved a fair ways since then, and has locked in on two subjects: Rob Niosi, a man who has been building a time machine replica (from the classic 1960s film The Time Machine) for many, many years, and PhD Physicist and author Ronald Mallett, who has been researching the nuts and bolts (i.e. mathematics)...
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Documentary director Jay Cheel has been hard at work on his follow-up to the immensely entertaining Beauty Day (review) for a couple of years. The new documentary How to Build a Time Machine originally had a conspiracy theory element but as is bound to happen as you meet people and conduct interviews, the movie now focuses primarily on two individuals: Rob Niosi, a man who has spent years building a full-scale replica of the prop from the 1960's movie The Time Machine, and Ronald L. Mallett, a physicist who has dedicated his life to researching the real life scientific possibility of time travel.
If you've seen Beauty Day or any of Cheel's previous short projects, you'll [Continued ...] »
S1 E14, 'The Nerdvana Annihilation'
If we in the geek community can have but one fault, it would be that we are extraordinarily passionate about the things we love. Not only do we love watching television shows, movies and reading comic books, but there are the various collectibles that go along with those mediums. Action figures, costumes, apparel, statues, props reproductions, etc. I personally have several totes filled with collectible action figures of comic book characters, Star Wars, movies and so forth. We are driven by that passion to go out and purchase more of these items than we really need, but really want.
Leonard bids on what he believes to be a miniature prop from the 1960 film The Time Machine online. He begins by bidding the full $800 that the seller is asking, doing it simply on impulse. Howard tries to calm him, telling him that in the world of online auctions, »
A telephone box that travels through time and space? As if the public would buy that bodacious concept. Yet 25 years on from two teenage slackers first thrashing their synchronised air guitars in cinemas, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is largely viewed with fondness by the public. Talk of another outing remains rife, with Keanu Reeves recently confirming that a script exists. But can the original movie - released on Blu-ray to tie in with the 25th anniversary - withstand the ravages of time? It's more 'yes way' than 'no way'...
Watching the movie in 2014 almost echoes the journeys back in time experienced by the dimwitted duo, who are dispatched into historical periods by George Carlin's shady figure from the future in order to pass their history exams and safeguard their destiny as saviours of mankind. Filmed in 1987 and released two years later, it depicts a lost world that exists nowadays only through nostalgia. »
To the casual reader they're another cod 'olden times' yarn, but the history of high fantasy suggests other intriguing possibilities
In 2010 I got a call from an actor friend asking if I'd heard of a book called A Game of Thrones, as he was auditioning for the upcoming TV show and wanted advice "on the look". I told him that I had indeed read the novel, and that it was basically a reimagining of the Wars of the Roses in a Tolkienesque fantasy world.
"Olden times then?" James asked.
"Yes, olden times," I agreed.
James grew a beard, didn't wash his hair for a week and got the job.
But while it's true that George Rr Martin was heavily influenced by the age of chivalry, the Wars of the Roses and Jrr Tolkien (that's where the Rr in his name comes from), the Song of Ice and Fire series also has a different, »
- Adrian McKinty
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