Coming Up: Arrival

ArrivalSwift take: Remember 1997’s Contact starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey? Well, Hollywood is hoping you dug that one, as they gambit with a new “first contact” film about aliens dropping these giant shells across the different continents and only Amy Adams can translate just what the hell they want. Let’s hope the ending and the premise aren’t quite as far-fetched as James V. Hart’s convoluted screenplay for Contact that still leaves me a little irked all these years later.

But Arrival is written by young Eric Heisserer, whose work I have been impressed with, of late. With success making Lights Out not a completely predictable waste of time. And I think he did a tremendous job making 2011’s The Thing worthy of the original.

I am hoping this will be much better than 1996’s The Arrival with Charlie Sheen and the backwards-kneed aliens with creepy eyes. Granted, showing even a glimpse of the aliens in the trailer below is kind of a turn-off. Shouldn’t “reveal the monster” so soon. And I’m already seeing movie geeks quipping that Superman will just show up at the end of Arrival and save Lois Lane, errr, Dr. Louise Banks.

I was glad to hear the line equating weapons as tools, and how they can sometimes be both. The question is will our new friends figure that out in time to keep us from being exterminated like rodents on a sinking ship? Do we even deserve to be saved?

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Blackburn - Sarah Lind

Coming Up: Blackburn

With a tag line like “some ghost stories are real” I must admit I am intrigued. Couple that with the fact that my favorite macabre twins, the Soska sisters are in this title, and I am definitely going to be watching Blackburn. If you aren’t familiar with the Soska sisters, remedy that and read my […]

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Rogue One Teaser

Rogue One: A Star Wars Celebration Sizzle

The Star Wars Celebration event was held in London today with Gareth Edwards and Kathy Kennedy and was attended by some surprise guests: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, John Knoll, Executive Producer and Kiri Hart, Head of Story. They shared a behind-the-scenes […]

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The Killing Joke

Batman: The Killing Joke – Fathom Events Screening

UPDATE!!! – Fathom Events has added a SECOND NIGHT!!! You can now purchase tickets for July 26th! Pay attention, you do not want to miss this ONE TIME event. For one night only, Fathom Events will be showing Batman: The Killing Joke in select theaters near you. That’s Monday, July 25th! Mark your calendars, buy […]

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City of Stars

City of Stars

Coming in December, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be back in theaters. While they didn’t receive the praise I felt they deserved for Gangster Squad, they are always electric on screen. From their first pairing in Crazy, Stupid, Love, it was evident that these actors gel together. It’s almost like witnessing the classic cinema […]

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