Sci-Fi Movies, Sci-Fi TV, Science Fiction

Movie Monday! Trailers for “Dark Knight Rises”, “Fringe”, and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

I’ve decided to have a recurring post every week called “Movie Monday”, where I will feature one or more trailers and clips from new/upcoming movies and TV shows and/or classics that I feel are worth sharing. This week, I have three trailers to share, and all are new.

The first is a teaser for season 4 of Fringe, coming to Fox on Fridays in September. It’s only 10 seconds long, and features footage from season 1. Still, it gives us Fringe fans something to be excited about as we await the fate of Peter Bishop. Watch it below.


 
The second is the OFFICIAL teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, released over the weekend with showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. This morning, the official Facebook page of The Dark Knight Rises released the trailer for the public. You can view it here.

Finally, also shown in theaters with Deathly Hallows: Part 2, I have the newest trailer from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco. Now, I’m not a huge fan of the original, though I did find it mildly entertaining, and I didn’t enjoy the remake at all, so I really had no desire to follow any news nor see any trailers for this movie. However, this newest trailer has finally sparked my interest. The special effects look flawless, and the story seems rich. Plus, chimps are just creepy to me. Andy Serkis of Lord of the Rings fame is the CGI-inspiration of the main chimpanzee, Caesar. View the official trailer below.

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Sci-Fi Movies, Sci-Fi TV, Science Fiction

How to Make a Terminator Film Without Arnold – io9

First, let me just say that I am a huge fan of the Terminator storyline and timeline. I am kind of a sucker for time travel, and if you throw in some robots and a potential apocalypse, I’m hooked. While T3 was not exactly great, and certainly does not do justice to the original James Cameron film released in 1984, it did have some useful information about the potential timelines generated from time travel and changing history, and at least gave us Judgement Day, finally. Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles was also extremely enjoyable. The creators chose a different timeline and made it their own. The show didn’t have a chance to bloom, in storyline or viewership, because it was cancelled after one and a half seasons (thank you, Fox).

Terminator: Salvation was an amazing disappointment. My hopes were perhaps too high, but I simply can’t get past the whole John-Conner-gets-a-robot-heart plot line. While T3‘s mistake was that the movie was focused entirely on Arnold which caused the story to take a backseat, Salvation‘s mistake was everything. The cast, the director (sorry, McG), the story, the acting – and that lame Batman voice that apparently Christian Bale feels he needs to use when he plays an action hero. The only good thing I have to say about Salvation is its filming location – my home state, New Mexico. Oh, and the part at the beginning where the VLA blows up was awesome. Other than that, Salvation is a joke to the Terminator canon. (For more info on the New Mexico film industry, check out The New Mexico Film Office.)

The folks at io9.com have some great suggestions for how to reboot – no, REVIVE the mythology and give us Terminator fans the film we’ve been waiting for. Some ideas in the comments are pretty great as well.

How to Make a Terminator Film Without Arnold – io9.

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Sci-Fi TV, Science Fiction

FRINGE Season Finale This Friday on Fox

Are you ready? FRINGE season 3 draws to a close on Friday. The episode title? “The Day We Died”. How much more epic can you get? It’s so nice to have a strong, central female character in a sci-fi TV show – Olivia Dunham ranks up there with the classics. View the newest trailer below. SPOILERS AHEAD if you haven’t watched the show yet.

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Comic Books, Harry Potter, Random and Miscellaneous, Sci-Fi Movies, Sci-Fi TV, Science Fiction

Art Is Awesome. Geek Art Is AWESOME.

Art is awesome. I love graphic design – I do a bit of it as part of my job and for fun. I love being inspired, especially when that inspiration comes in the form of amazing original works based on some of my favorite movies, comics, and video games. This is exactly what I stumbled on today while surfing the interwebs. My first stop was ReasonInMadness at Tumblr, who posted these amazing Super Mario Bros. inspired prints. I followed the trail of many webpages, and one of them was GeekArt.Net, a showcase for any kind of art inspired by anything and everything “geek”. Slideshow below!

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William Shatner is 80?!?

William Shatner

William Shatner turned 80 on March 22, 2011

Yesterday, March 22, actor and comedian William Shatner celebrated his 80th birthday. And damn, does he look good! To celebrate the occasion Mr. Shatner, now staring in CBS’ “Shit My Dad Says”, held an “International Talk Like William Shatner Day” video contest on his website with partners ThinkGeek and TrekMovie.com.

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