Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tag: Sci-Fi

Circle, The (2017)

Title: The Circle
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: James Ponsoldt
Written by: James Ponsoldt, and Dave Eggers
Based on the novel by: Dave Eggers
Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt,
Glenne Headly, and Bill Paxton

Release Date: 4/28/2017
Running Time: 110 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for The Circle, the world’s largest and most
powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as the opportunity of a lifetime. As she
rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s charismatic founder, Eamon Bailey
(Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy,
ethics, and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and her every
decision begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: For Bill

Special thanks to Aus for this submission


Sleight (2016)

Title: Sleight
Rating: R
Directed by: J.D. Dillard
Written by: J.D. Dillard, and Alex Theurer
Starring: Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Dulé Hill, Sasheer Zamata, Storm Reid, and Cameron Esposito
Release Date: 4/28/2017
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)*

Title: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: James Gunn
Written by: James Gunn
Based on the comic book by: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell
Release Date: 5/5/2017
Running Time: 136 minutes

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Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Hal and aPinat for confirming this information


Phoenix Forgotten (2017)

Title: Phoenix Forgotten
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Justin Barber
Written by: Justin Barber, and T.S. Nowlin
Starring: Florence Hartigan, Luke Spencer Roberts, and Chelsea Lopez
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 80 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Based on the shocking, true events of March 13th, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as “The Phoenix Lights”, and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history.

Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed…


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: the first part of the credits plays over the broken camera’s recording of the sunrise.


Spark: A Space Tail (2016)*

Title: Spark: A Space Tail
Rating: PG
Directed by: Aaron Woodley
Written by: Doug Hadders, Robert Reece, Adam Rotstein, and Aaron Woodley
Starring: Jace Norman, Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, and Hilary Swank
Release Date: 4/14/2017
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
SPARK (Jace Norman) is a wisecracking teen living on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk and Vix. Thirteen years ago the power-hungry General Zhong seized control of their planet Bana, wiping out Spark’s family and sending him into hiding. But now they’ve learned of Zhong’s plan to wipe out the entire universe using the deadly space Kraken, and no one but Spark can stop him. An action-packed space odyssey filled with humor and heart, SPARK is an epic adventure about becoming the hero you were born to become.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Colossal (2016)

Title: Colossal
Rating: R
Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo
Written by: Nacho Vigalondo
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 110 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
After Gloria (Anne Hathaway) loses her job and is kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment, she leaves her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Title: Ghost in the Shell
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Written by: Jamie Moss, and William Wheeler
Based on the comic by: Masamune Shirow
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche
Release Date: 3/31/2017
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Ivan for this submission

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Power Rangers (2017)*

Title: Power Rangers (aka. Saban’s Power Rangers)
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Dean Israelite
Written by: John Gatins, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney
Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks
Release Date: 3/24/2017
Running Time: 124 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Ivan for this submission


Life (2017)

Title: Life
Rating: R
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
Written by: Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya
Release Date: 3/24/2017
Running Time: 103 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that could have caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


They Call Me Jeeg (2015)?

Title: They Call Me Jeeg (aka. Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot)
Rating: NR
Directed by: Gabriele Mainetti
Written by: Nicola Guaglianone and Menotti
Starring: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli and Ilenia Pastorelli
Release Date: 2/25/2016
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Enzo, a lonely and misanthropic small time crook, uses the superpowers gained after falling in the Tiber river to chase down a crazy gangster called “The gypsy”.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown

 

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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