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Time Lapse

Posted in SciFi, Time Travel on March 27, 2015 by chrisdsav

Sometimes Sci-fi thrillers can be like Alien or Event Horizon or the Thing, sometime they can be like some thing the Asylum would make.

TIME LAPSE is the feature directorial debut of Bradley King, who co-wrote the script with BP Cooper. It was produced by BP Cooper and Rick Montgomery (Happy, Texas) and edited by Tom Cross, Academy Award®-winning editor of Whiplash. The film had its North American premiere at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival and has won 25 awards at over 65 film festivals worldwide.

“A smart sci-fi thriller with a mind-bending premise, TIME LAPSE combines the ingenious structure of Memento with the dark comic irony of The Twilight Zone,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. “It epitomizes the exciting new wave of ‘lo-fi sci-fi’ films reported in the Wall Street Journal that rely on original, clever stories and masterful filmmaking rather than hundred-million-dollar visual effects budgets.”

TIME LAPSE explores the possibilities of time travel through a machine that is capable of taking pictures 24 hours into the future. When three friends discover this mysterious machine in their neighbor’s apartment, they encounter a number of pressing questions, not least of which is the whereabouts of their neighbor. Realizing the potential impact of the machine, Finn (Matt O’Leary), Jasper (George Finn), and Callie (Danielle Panabaker) attempt to cash in on their discovery.  But, when a dangerous criminal learns their secret, the friends must set aside their differences and confront the paradox of a future that was once predetermined and entirely uncertain.  Using an engaging blend of action, humor, and philosophy, TIME LAPSE is an original thriller that not only keeps the audience guessing, but also explores questions of pre-determination, free will and destiny.

“After a thrilling festival run around the globe, we are beyond excited to put the North American release of TIME LAPSE into the capable and creative hands of such a forward-thinking distributor as XLrator Media,” said filmmakers Bradley King and BP Cooper in a joint statement.

The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon and Lea Flome with Paradigm Agency’s Ben Weiss and Meghan Oliver on behalf of the filmmakers.

The X-Files Returns

Posted in aliens, SciFi, tv on March 24, 2015 by chrisdsav

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Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

Now what about the comic book from IDW which depicts the season 10??

Orcs Must Die

Posted in Monsters, Orcs, SciFi, tv, vampires, Video Games on March 15, 2015 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show developers I met last week at Pax East for Orcs Must Die: Unchained , a popular beat em up game you can download on Steam PlayStation and Xbox, then we have the directors of the new RLJ Entertainment movie Teeth and Blood and terrible Vampire movie that was worse than Vampire in Brooklyn.

Pam and I discuss Bates Motel, Chappie and the End of Sleepy Hollow.
https://www.orcsmustdie.com/#!/en

http://www.wcuw.org

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Alien: The Archives

Posted in aliens, Books, movies, SciFi on March 4, 2015 by chrisdsav

Something amazing came in the mail I discussed on the show a few weeks ago as well as brought it up on my blog last year during the 35th anniversary of ALIEN. Well with the announcement that we are getting another ALIEN movie and Sigourney Weaver and maybe Michael Biehn are coming back what better time to review Alien Archives from Titan Books.
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Published late last year this books covers all four of the Alien films ( nothing to do with Prometheus or Avp 1 and 2) It contains many great behind the scene pictures and notes about the films. Have you seen some of these images before YES! Are there still a lot of great pictures in this books oh you betcha.

The book is dedicated to H.R.Giger and it should be as he designed the creature and the dust jacket is a black and white image of the Xenomorph. Giger in case you didn’t know passed away last year.
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Each film gets an exhuastive high res pictures nothing grainey or old they really did a good job of restoring some of these pictures too look like they were shot yesterday. You get differant angles than you have ever seen before from the movies. If you have the Alien Colonial Marines book and the Alien Vault book this goes great with them for your own person collection. They should put out the storyboards for the first two Alien movies going thru each film, that would be very very cool. We get some in this book, but a whole volume dedicated to it would be very nice.

Content for each film features the history and production process, the cast, designs for the environment, spaceships, and the alien, all in the at order.

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The text overall is insightful and informative. However, history for each film is rather brief but this isn’t a detailed production diary so it’s not surprising. The other text comes in the form of interviews, captions and commentary explaining the designs, filming process and the work that is done. The paragraphs here and there plus snippets of text all add up to a huge amount of content to read.

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Frame by Frame from some scenes in the film behind the scenes. The books interview author is the former editor of Britain’s top-selling movie magazine, Empire Mark Salisbury.
Copies can be ordered here
http://titanbooks.com/

The Final Frontier

Posted in directors, SciFi, Zombies on March 1, 2015 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show we have my friend Jerome Connor in the studio with us discussing the life and times of Leonard Nimoy. Later on in the show we have director James Harrison of Zombie Killers, talking with us about why his movie was so awefull. Recently released from Anchor Bay. Pam will hopefully be back in the studio with us. We have some music and audio bits from Nimoy and Star Trek to play tonight as well.
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Neil Blomkamp’s Aliens

Posted in aliens, news, SciFi on February 19, 2015 by chrisdsav

Huge ALIEN news announced yesterday.

20th Century Fox has closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new “Alien” movie, sources confirm.

The untitled sci-fi project is separate from “Prometheus 2,” which Fox is still making with Ridley Scott.

Blomkamp, who directed “District 9″ and the upcoming Sony feature “Chappie,” had been teasing the project in recent months but said the extra-terrestrial reboot was likely abandoned. It was supposed to star “Alien” veteran Sigourney Weaver.

It’s unclear whether Weaver is still attached to the movie. Michael Biehn was also suggested to return to the role if Hicks.

According to insiders, the new “Alien” takes place years after the “Prometheus” sequel. Scott is producing both films through hisproduction company Scott Free.

“Prometheus,” also distributed by Fox, was “loosely based” on the “Alien” franchise and earned over $400 million worldwide. But the3D movie opened to mixed reviews, and Fox hopes Blomkamp, who last directed “Elysium,” can take the franchise to the next level.

Recorded

Posted in Monsters, movies, Places, SciFi, snow, travel on February 15, 2015 by chrisdsav

Tonight’s show will be a pre recorded show. I am at the 40th Sci fi Thon in Somerville MA and Pamela is still on vacation. Enjoy the show.

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