As geek franchise movies devolve further and deeper into formulaic cash-grabs, it is left to the scifi adaptation to provide us geeks with edgy, artistic material to savour and meditate on.
At this point, does it matter what we say about the new Star Wars movie?
It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time – 17 years ago – when a superhero movie was not only a rarity but a bit of a joke.
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s novel about a near future world centred on virtual reality is such a quick read, because it’s basically set out like a movie.
Entertainment Weekly provides a first look at the upcoming X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix.
This is what superhero geeks have been waiting for ever since Thanos was teased in that Avengers post-credit scene.
There’s method acting and then there’s method acting! But when does it go too far? This documentary explores this issue without quite providing any concrete answers.
Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens was a smash hit in 2015 BUT failed as a story. As a ‘soft reboot’, the movie served to superficially give the fans what they wanted but essentially retold the original Star Wars (1977) plot in an inferior way – adding in new characters but changing nothing significant in the key story beats.
To put it simply, Justice League is a mixed bag, an uneasy balance of light over darkness – which is probably what the general public wants right now for its super-hero movie diet.
We have loved Star Trek: Discovery from the get-go and in this mid-season finale, the show gives us everything we have been waiting for thus far.
Anoosh and Arash are young men who make up the DJ-producer duo called Blade & Beard. Nothing special about that fact until you realise that Anoosh and Arash are from Teheran, Iran.
Director Taika Waititi attempts to graft the tone of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies onto Thor : Ragnarok but it’s all painfully superficial.
The New Mutants director Josh Broome described his movie as a horror film. Based on the first trailer, it certainly is!
The final trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII : The Last Jedi has dropped. And it cleverly suggests certain key plot points that may or may not happen.
Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the ground-breaking scifi movie Blade Runner, released in 1982.
It’s fair to say that Dunkirk is an unconventional war movie. Considering that renowned director Christopher Nolan is at the helm, that comes as little surprise.
Here we are again, about to defend a geek movie that most movie critics have harshly criticised. In a crowded space for summer blockbusters, it was difficult for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to get attention from movie goers but it is definitely worth the effort!
Wonder Boy is a biopic of the Singapore music icon Dick Lee, directed and written by Lee himself with co-director Daniel Yam and co-writer Wang Guo Shen. The film stars popular local musician Benjamin Kheng as Lee.
The critics agree that War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the best conclusions to a franchise trilogy ever made!
Probably the biggest comic convention out there in geek world, the San Diego ComicCon (SDCC) has also become geek central for new movie/TV trailers. Check out the ones we dug this time round.
Everybody loved the new Spider-Man reboot. We are no exception!
If you thought the alien invasion themed RAKKA was a solid scifi short film, wait till you check out Firebase!
Director Ron Howard has confirmed on Twitter that he will take over from the departed Phil Lord and Chris Miller to helm the Han Solo standalone movie.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the directors of the Star Wars standalone prequel of Han Solo – Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – have left the film over ‘creative differences’.
South African-Canadian film director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) is going experimental with his work by forming Oats Studios to showcase his new film projects.