This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here. The 2015 Heartland Film Festival boasts well over 100 films in its schedule and many of those are short films. The shorts […]
Historic Artcraft Theatre – Franklin, Indiana – Sci-Fright Frenzy – Seven Tales of Science Fiction Horror
Last weekend I had one of the most uniquely satisfying theater-going experiences of my life. The Historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana was hosting a two-day film fest featuring seven science fiction horror films. With two films screening Friday night and the other five screening Saturday, it was the perfect opportunity for me to become acquainted with the theater.
Source Material: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Set in Earth’s future, young Ender Wiggin is trained and groomed to become the leader of Earth’s military attack against the alien “Buggers.” Ender is put through a series of tests that include several intense battles in zero gravity rooms. Ender’s final test is to display his tactical genius in a simulation […]
Space is an endless landscape for humanity to explore. The idea of colonizing the vast unknown and taking humanity to the stars has been a dream of humanity for centuries. This dream has led to a vast array of fictional voyages into space. Still, there’s something inherently terrifying about the idea of space travel and the isolation that goes with […]
Director: William Eubank Writer: William Eubank Star: Gunner Wright
Release Date: August 2nd, 2013 Director: Sebastián Cordero Writer: Philip Gelatt Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist MPAA Rating: PG-13
Taking a break from House of Cards (that show is incredible, by the way) to deliver a regrettably late Trailer Tuesday. Just released today is the first trailer for the highly anticipated Ender’s Game. I’ve never read the books but I have friends who have and swear by it. The trailer is replete with special effects and the movie is rounded out by a very impressive cast. 2013 is truly becoming the “year of Sci-Fi” and I love it. Ender’s game is set for a November release. I am going to read the books before I see it. I can’t wait. View the trailer below…
Until early last year, I had never seen an Alien movie. Disgraceful, I know. In preparation for the release of Prometheus and Ridley Scott‘s return to sci-fi and the world that terrorized the genre, I watched Alien and Aliens for the first time. Eventually, when the New Year arrived, I bought the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray Collection. Now that I’ve finally […]
Last week I fulfilled a dream I’ve had since I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time on my family’s old 32-inch, component cabled tube TV over a decade ago. I finally saw the most visually breathtaking and hopelessly mind-bending film in a theater. Not only that, I saw it at one of the best theaters in Indianapolis.