A first look at the Jennifer Lawrence/Chris Pratt sci-fi adventure Passengers has just been released, and it looks pretty epic. In the vein of space survival adventures like The Martian and Gravity, the movie tells the story of two individuals who mistakenly awaken early from space hibernation, with 90 years still to go on a journey to a new home planet.
From there, the space rom-com takes a dark turn. From the official synopsis: “As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.”
The film has been getting a lot of buzz since it first cast Pratt and Lawrence, arguably the two biggest young stars in Hollywood. It opens this December. Discuss
A new comedy about the Antichrist is in the works. In Little Evil, Adam Scott plays a man who finds the woman of his dreams (played by Evangeline Lilly), only to find out after they get married that her 6-year-old little boy just so happens to be the Antichrist himself. What a hoot! Netflix has purchased the project and production begins soon.
The film is from writer and director Eli Craig, who’s known for the horror comedies Tucker and Dale vs Evil and Zombieland. It’s set to air on the streaming content network sometime next year. Discuss
As part of its "Trailer Mix" YouTube series, the team at CineFix has done the seemingly impossible: Turn the classic absurdist comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail into an intense medieval, Oscar-bait drama.
A new featurette about Marvel’s upcoming epic Doctor Strange has just been released, and it gives a glimpse at just how religiously charged the story is. The upcoming edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bit of a departure from the standard Avengers-style fare, with a hero who uses philosophy, religious ideas and spirituality to unlock his powers.
The movie’s director, Scott Derrickson, is a Christian who’s known for supernatural-centered horror films like Sinister, Deliver Us from Evil and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It releases in November. Discuss
Here’s a look at the new short documentary from Netflix that shows a group known as “The White Helmets”—a Nobel Peace Prize nominated collection of volunteers that attempts to save lives after bombings in Syria. The group has saved more than 60,000 lives in the country, during the years-long, brutal civil war.
As the trailer notes, hundreds of bombs are dropped across the country every day, and thousands of civilians have been killed. The mission of the White Helmets is to save lives no matter where they are.
The trailer looks powerful (warning, it does contain some graphic images of war). The film drops tomorrow. Discuss