Sand. The indefinite but distinctive quality of Star Trek dialogue. We can beam out of the wilds any time. Space is desaturated now, but still with a brightly diverse cast. 1990s Babylon 5 outfits. Xtreme Klingons. Vulcan on the bridge (Type: Jewish ☐, British ☐, 1950s transatlantic newsreel accent ☑). "Starfleet doesn't fire first." Alien Mason Verger senses death.
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Harsh Reality is a short movie about how horrible VR is going to be; here's the trailer for the crowdfunding campaign.
ENERGEIA FILMS is proud to be a part of the launch campaign for NOIR Systems's latest entry in the field of VR-enhanced rehabilitation -- the NSYS-EX. As seen in the new short film, HARSH REALITY!
What happens when the technology designed to help us is turned against us? Please help fund HARSH REALITY so you can find out!
VR dystopias are usually posed as an assault on our senses, on our privacy, our sense of self. But honoring the utopian viewpoint--VR as a manifestation of everything we want to see and become, an unfettered self--always held more power for me, especially as prelude to dystopia. The 1988(!) Red Dwarf episode Better Than Life, wherein fully-immersive VR is revealed as a way to completely idealize one's everyday personal flaws, remains my favorite!
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Pennywise and his real-world imitators may be thanked for putting an early end to the Pokemon Go fad last year, but the real fruit of It's labor is the forthcoming
TV film version of Steven King's classic horror book. Here's the trailer.
There's a high bar to meet, but it's worth remembering that the original miniseries was pretty dull when Tim Curry wasn't on-screen. Read the rest
"Mean Bean" isn't coming to theaters this summer, but it might be coming to your nightmares tonight. John Loberger's recut of Rowan Atkinson's "great TV, ghastly movie" classic becomes genuinely terrifying when you're invited to take his antics seriously.
Previously: 50 Shades of Bean.
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Charlie Brooker's back, and so are six of his stories: "The Twilight Zone for the digital age," as The New Yorker put it. (Previously) Read the rest
This perfectly-edited mashup of 50 Shades of Gray and Mr. Bean has it all: lust, submission, and ill-fitting tweed. Read the rest
Airstream is making only 100 of these Pendelton Limited Edition trailers. They have a U.S. National Park Foundation motif, and Airstream will donate $1,000 to the National Park Foundation for each Pendleton trailer sold. The base price is $114,600. It comes with a stainless steel oven, a 3-burner cooktop, a refrigerator, 2 30-lb. propane tanks, deep-cycle-batteries, 2 Samsung HDTVs, a Blu-Ray player, and a high definition marine-grade Polk audio system. If you want the accessory kit that includes woolen blankets, a dining set, throw pillows, hand towels, you can order it separately.
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If Jurassic World was released in 1978, this would have been the trailer. (ChiefBrodyRules)
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Here's the trailer for The Martian, based on the excellent novel by Andy Weir about an astronaut stranded on Mars. It's coming out in November.
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During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
There’s a move to redefine “homesteading” in a way that makes it available to anyone who wants to take part. But what does it mean to homestead in the desert? By Reanna Alder
How about the Real Genius trailer recut in the style of M. Night Shyamalan, by YouTuber dondrapersayswhat?
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
I can't believe I hadn't seen this trailer until today. It's based on Max Brooks' novel,
. I was so excited that it took me a while to pay attention to the movie I paid to see. It comes out this summer. Read the rest
Watch the red-band trailer for the new Evil Dead movie...if you have the guts! (Haha, little horror joke.)
With great power comes great responsibility, amirite, Tony Stark?
Blood Brother Trailer from Blood Brother on Vimeo.
Danny Yourd, producer of Blood Brother says:
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Blood Brother is the story of a group of children infected with HIV and Rocky Braat, a disenchanted young American that met them while drifting through India. He wanted to save them all, but in reality he couldn’t cure even one of them. He had to stay. It’s a hard life. He faces opposition in many forms. He lives in a concrete hut. Sometimes, he is close to despair. The truth is, he needs them as much as they need him. They teach him, daily, that love is the only thing that makes life worth living.
View the new trailer here.
Something really special to us is that this entire project was funded through donations. This means we have no debt and no one to pay back for the film, allowing any/all monetary gain from the film to be used to help support the orphanage and the children with HIV in India, as well as supporting Rocky and his efforts. The funding we raised covered the necessities of the entire production. On top of that virtually everyone up to this point has worked for free - donating their time, talents and expertise towards the project. Because of this, we're set up to donate all our profits. When this all blows over, Rocky will still be in India so we want this to somehow support him for a long time. His cost of living is low, so we can spread support out over time.
[Video Link] Dead Europe, a new movie by Tony Krawitz, is premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film on Friday.
Dead Europe, from the producers of Shame and Animal Kingdom, is a tense and moody mystery set on the turbulent streets of contemporary Europe. The film follows a young photographer named Isaac (Ewen Leslie in a breakthrough performance) who -- while taking his deceased father's ashes from Australia to Greece -- comes to learn that something sinister happened in his family's past involving a young Jewish boy. Despite an effort to distract himself with a mix of random sex and drugs, Isaac's world begins to unravel as he realizes that he cannot escape the ghosts of the past. Read the rest