There are those handful of movies that when you see that they’re on television you’ll watch, even if you’ve seen the film a million times already. Whether it’s late at night, or a lazy Saturday afternoon on the couch, if Bloodsport or Behind Enemy Lines comes on there’s a 99.9% chance my butt is not leaving the couch. However if Independence Day comes on, that percentage just hit 100%.
But there may be something you didn’t know about Independence Day, which believe it or not will turn 18 years old this July. Having just watched Will Smith and Randy Quaid expel the city-leveling alien force yet again this past week, I came across some very subtle life lessons – five of them, to be exact – that may just surprise you.
There are those movies that when you experience the trailer for the first time – or in some cases just see the movie poster – you know immediately that you have to see it, and that it will almost surely be amazing. Interstellar, the latest film from director Christopher Nolan, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine, to me is that movie. Maybe it’s because I’m a huge sci-fi fan, or that politically I would vote for just about anyone willing to actually revamp our space program, but I already know that Interstellar I am going to see in the theaters. Watch the trailer. Watch it now. Then follow me to the theater this November for the film’s release (don’t actually follow me – you can go to your own you creep).
Raise your hand if this kind of movie sounds appealing to you: Sci-fi, Laurence Fishburne, and lots of M-4’s (that’s AR’s for all my civilian counterparts out there). No, this isn’t another Battle for Los Angeles – which was a great movie nonetheless – or even another Starship Troopers Redux. The name of this intriguing Summer 2014 potential blockbuster is The Signal, and the exciting trailer above gives us enough information to want more, but not enough to truly know what we’re, or Nic, the main character is dealing with. As a huge fan of sci-fi, as well as Mr. Fishburne’s acting resume – not to mention M-4’s! – The Signal looks like it has potential to be an awesome film. Want the specific release date and more details on the plot? Of course you do – hit the link below for more.
I love sci-fi movies. Star Wars got me hooked as a kid, and my two most recent favorites have got to be TRON: Legacy and Prometheus. Gravity is a new space thriller that will hit local theaters this October, with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock starring as the two astronauts who get flung out into space after the International Space Station explodes. The trailer above has me interested, but I’m scratching my head as to how you can make a movie out of this; I guess having two Oscar award winners will help, but the trailer doesn’t show much else. It makes me think of the film Open Water, which films a recently-wed couple that gets stranded in the ocean, only to be, well, I won’t spoil it for ya. Enjoy the trailer, and hit the link below for a fun Frommer’s fact about Gravity’s director.
No, this has nothing to do with the popular video game series from Bethesda (which I could never really get into; first-person RPG’s and me usually don’t mix), but it does look like it will be pretty stellar. On April 19th, Tom Cruise is back on the big screen alongside Morgan Freeman and former-Bond girl Olga Kurylenko in what looks to be a very cool, post-apocalyptic, fight-for-Earth, sci-fi thriller.
No this is not based on the Elder Scrolls: Oblivion role playing game, but it does look pretty awesome if you enjoy a good sci-fi thriller. Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, and former-Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, the film is set well into a post-apocalyptic future on earth as Tom Cruise attemps to figure out where he remembers his past, fights off what appears to be an always impressive alien counter-attack, and put the moves on Olga with his special forces, “operator special”, Yankees baseball hat. Oblivion lands in theaters in less than thirty days on April 19th; enjoy the trailer, and let us know what you think in the comments below!