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First poster for ‘Gravity’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

- May 8th, 2013

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Ahead of its trailer debut later this week, we’re getting our first look at the poster for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

The sci-fi film, which is due out this October, was originally scheduled for release last year. The official plot synopsis, obtained via JoBlo, reads as follows:

“Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.”

I’ve waited a long time for Cuarón’s follow-up to Children of Men, and rumours about this film have been swirling since 2010 when Robert Downey Jr. was eyeing the Kowalsky role. Apparently there may even be a 20-minute opening shot, so if nothing else, it’ll look nice.

Colour me interested.

While we’re on the topic of sci-fi, the first trailer for Ender’s Game has also arrived. The adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s epic futuristic tale has been hugely anticipated by fans of the book. It tells the story of a boy who is sent to a military academy so he can learn the skills to help defend Earth against an alien invasion. The book has drawn comparisons to Harry Potter.

It stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield (as Ender) and Ben Kingsley.

Since its release in 1985, the book has been called ‘unfilmable.’ If you’ve read it, let us know what you think in the comments.

‘Elysium’: Watch Matt Damon battle the bots in new trailer

- April 10th, 2013

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The quickest way for Matt Damon fans to forget about Promised Land is by watching the trailer for this summer’s sci-fi extravaganza, Elysium.

Brought to us by District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, the amped up thriller plops us in the year 2154 in which the wealthy live on a resort-like space station, with regular folk left to fend for themselves on the burned out, rotting remnant of Earth.

The film features a bulked up, buzzed Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley.

Damon plays Max, who decides it’s time for the “rest of us” to take down Elysium.

“They will hunt you to the edge of the Earth for this,” comes a warning.

The action looks positively stellar. With Oblivion on the horizon and now this, it’s shaping up to be a good year for sci-fi fans.

Elysium will be released Aug. 9.

You can visit the new Elysium site here.

Watch the new ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ trailer

- March 21st, 2013

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Just over 40 seconds into the new trailer for Into Darkness, Benedict Cumberbatch snarls what is destined to become the catchphrase for this summer’s Star Trek sequel: “Have I got your attention now?”

Rehashing a few scenes from the original clip that debuted late last year, Trekkies get more insight into the Cumberbatch’s villain. Something happened in London, and “the man who did it was one of our top agents,” Peter Weller, who plays Admiral Marcus, says.

Cumberbatch is motivated by revenge – commanders have committed a crime he can’t forgive. No one is safe, and after we see him launch a helicopter attack on Kirk (Chris Pine) and the gang, he cooly asks, “Have I got your attention now?”

Pine, Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Hikaru Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Chekhov) and Karl Urban (Bones) pursue Cumberbatch, and after they catch up with him, he doesn’t back down; he threatens them.

“I will walk over your cold corpses,” he mutters.

The new clip reuses Cumberbatch’s “I’m better” line, and after watching this, I’m solidly in the camp that believes he could be the best Star Trek villain ever.

Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.

Star Trek Into Darkness opens May 17, 2013.

‘Iron Man 3′: New poster and Super Bowl teaser arrive

- January 31st, 2013

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In between the chips and dip, Marvel will introduce a new ad for Iron Man 3 during this Sunday’s Super Bowl.

But…a brand-spanking new 15-second spot just arrived in our in-box that you can take a look at below. In it, we see Don Cheadle sporting the Iron Patriot outfit.

We don’t get any new footage of Sir Ben Kingsley, but in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. praised the actor’s villainous portrayal of the Mandarin.

“Sir Ben is probably going to steal the movie,” he says. “There are a lot of contenders who may, but right now he’s probably at the top of that list.”

The film opens May 3.

‘Top Gun’ returns in 3D: Watch the trailer

- January 24th, 2013

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Maverick, Goose and Iceman are heading back to the silver screen in a big, big way next month.

Starting Feb. 8, Tom Cruise’s iconic Top Gun will be back in theatres for six days – remastered in Imax 3D.

The original was released on May 12, 1986, and the film’s $350-million box-office haul helped separate Cruise from the rest of the Brat Pack.

A planned sequel, which would have seen Cruise reprising his role as Maverick, was scrapped after director Tony Scott committed suicide last summer.

If you miss it on the big screen, Top Gun 3D will be released on Blu-ray on February 19.

Check out the 2D trailer below and let us know if you’re ‘feeling the need for speed’…in 3D.