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Review: Ender’s Game

Directed by: Gavin Hood

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Aramis Knight, Suraj Partha.

Rating:   Running Time: 114 mins.

Based on the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game is set in the future on an Earth where years earlier, mankind was attacked by an alien race known as the Formics. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), an unusually gifted student has been entered into a military school where the most intelligent young minds are trained in warfare ready to defeat the Formics, After an encounter with a bully at the school, and how Ender reacts to it, he is chosen by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) as being the kind of mind they are looking for, Ender is advanced rapidly to an orbital training platform, where he joins other like-minded students, to see if he will be the one to lead their military force, and save humanity. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Gravity

The second trailer for director Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in orbit during a disasterous mission.

First Impressions: The first trailer showed some impressive looking glimpses and already had us interested in seeing this, the new trailer with a whole sequence shot in one take just seals the deal. This looks absolutely stunning, and the director of Children Of Men looks sure not to disappoint. Having seen the first trailer in 3D at cinemas, I can say that this one also looks to be one to see in 3D. Gravity is due to be released in UK cinemas  on October 18th.

Trailer: Riddick

Writer/Director David Twohy brings us the third movie in the Riddick series, with the character finding himself on an alien planet similar to the one he experienced in Pitch Black.

First Impressions: This does look very much like it goes back to the Riddick origins with Pitch Black more than Chronicles Of Riddick. As the latter of those two didn’t perform brilliantly at the box office, it took a bit to get this one off of the ground, hopefully it does well, although some shots (like the one at the end of the trailer) do seem to be direct copies of some from Pitch Black, let’s hope it still manages to be original.

Trailer: Lockout

Written & Produced by Luc Besson, Lockout (a.k.a. MS One: Maximum Security) is a science fiction thriller directed by James Mather and
Stephen St. Leger and starring Guy Pierce and Maggie Grace.

First Impressions: This looks like a take on the Fortress and Escape From New York/L.A. movies, and actually looks pretty interesting. It’s due for release in the UK on 12th April.

Aliens, Predators and the Humans in the middle

I’m not a fan of horror, flat out horror (same as torture porn as witnissed most recently in the Saw movies) just doesn’t do it for me, but i love science fiction, so i will indulge horror crossed with that genre or other cross genres. This feature will take a look at the movies of the Alien series, Predators, and the crossover series Alien Vs Predators, as well as a look ahead at the possible future of the Alien franchise, with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Read the rest of this entry