ellestra: (winged)
The first pilot for the new Ghostbusters dropped today. I don't like it much - it seemed to be designed to show off similarities to the old one and that was kind of boring. I want one more plotty and with some more character highlights instead of rude gags. Still it looks more interesting than most of the Batman vs Superman.

ellestra: (slingers)
The creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 has taken it to kickstarter to bring the show back for one more season. Now that the legal problems have been solved all they need is 5.5 million dollars to make it happen (not a lot for 12 episodes). If they don't get there they have shorter season in mind depending on how much they can get. The minimum is 2 million and they are already over 1.3 with 30 days to go so I think that it should at least reach funding.

There is only a little over a week left and here's Jessica facing her biggest nemesis



The Expanse premiere is only a month away and I'm getting more and more excited with every trailer. Look a real proper science fiction in space.
ellestra: (lightning)
So the sunshine is still not here. The best we got was few days of just clouds instead of clouds and non-stop rain. And it switched from hot and raining to cold and raining. Three days ago I had to switch the AC back on because it was getting 25C inside my apartment (same as outside) and with the humidity it was just too sticky. It at least got the humidity down (92% outside but only 72% inside). Then Sunday came with cold wind and no rain for a moment so I enjoy a moment of getting a little drier. And then I woke up today to the sound of falling rain. It was barely above 10C and rained the whole day. Of course as a Polish person (and generally European from North side of Alps) this is what I consider true November weather. This is why it is the worst month - rain, mud, cold and very short days made even shorter by the clouds and rain. The trees are bare, the skies are grey and the days are getting shorter. November in Europe is what depression looks like.

Here usually is not that bad. US is generally much much sunnier - way more sunny days in a year (except Pacific Northwest which has similar weather to Western Europe). I started to get used to autumn and November being sunny and pretty warm. This is usually when the best fall colours happen around here - the yellow, red and orange against blue skies looks amazing. But this year all the rain has already taken all the leaves out. They were still getting not fully changed last weekend and this one they were all gone. I blame the El Niño - I'm told it makes this part of the continent very rainy when it happens.

So this is the best autumn pic I got - a week ago (if you look closely you can see the rain)


So here is something to take the mind off the weather - new Star Wars trailers with new footage




ellestra: (sunrise)
This is the week when they tease us with the incoming attractions but we al know that not all that looks good in trailers fulfils the hype. We are grown ups well acquainted with disappointment. We can manage our expectations. We can... Oh, fuck it. So let's just allow ourselves enjoy it.

Jessica Jones full trailer is finally here and it's awesome (we don't even see much of him and I'm already revolted by the Purple Man)


And here's another thing that will premiere on 20 November - Amazon's The Man in High Castle. I loved the pilot (you can see the first 2 episodes here for free) and this makes it look even better than I hoped. I want it to succeed so badly it hurts.


All the Star Wars trailers put together in one - looks pretty epic, doesn't it?
ellestra: (telamon)
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is out
ellestra: (river song)
Here is a new Doctor Who minisode where he revisits the Sisters of Karn to prepare for a meeting with an old enemy


And here are the trailers for the Syfy coming attractions









And now I go to deal with my headache
ellestra: (river song)
It's tow weeks until Doctor Who returns with new episodes and for those watching them in cinema in US there will be even a little extra minisode - The Doctor's Meditation. There are also all the news about all the people coming back (often from the dead). Michelle Gomez is returning as Mistress and one person she killed is also coming back - Ingrid Oliver is Osgood again (now, which one was Zygon) and whoever Maisie Williams is playing also might be someone from the Doctor's past.






And then the best of all River Song is coming back on Christmas (a prefect gift). I always felt she should've hang out with more than one incarnation. After all she told 10 she knows many of his faces.


And here are some of the new trailers for series 9:


ellestra: (muppets)
The trailer for the new, mockumentary series - The Muppets


I love the levels of "realness" this is TV show in the world where Muppets are real about the behind the scenes look at the "reality" TV show they are making.
ellestra: (skye daisy johnson)
I don't have time today to write about (but here are positive and negative reactions) it so I'll just leave it here - Supergirl first trailer:
ellestra: (telamon)
In last two days teaser trailers for both Star Wars and Batman v. Superman dropped and now everyone is in a fritz analyzing what is and isn't there. All I can say is that the Star Wars one actually made me want to see the film (Luke passing the mantle to his niece(?) and Han and Chewie) and BvS just made me laugh (Batman's mask has built-in frown - almost as bad as nipples)




Showing of the Star Wars trailer was part of the Star Wars Celebration and the best part of that was learning that the new, jabulani-like robot is real. So now everyone is wondering how the head is attached.
ellestra: (muppets)
The new Avengers trailer is out in its full slow-mo wire glory and new ship (although I think they just teasing and it won't mean any more than the Winter Soldier kiss).


Here's also the teaser for behind-the-scenes footage


And here's the rest of the behind-the-scenes footage
ellestra: (tiger)
The Subterranean Press' special edition for of Steven Erikson's House of Chains comes, as always, with some beautiful art. New artist, new style but but still some extremely beautiful art - just look at this cover:

All the other paintings are beautiful too and they make me wonder what is in the book but it's all sold out so internet is all I have.

February variant covers for a lot of Marvel titles are being done by Phil Noto in a retro photo style and they are gorgeous. They are all great but I think my favourite is Angela (that gold haze) and Rocket (funny).

Also new Avengers trailer with Black Widow flashbacks (is this the confirmation that she isolder everyone thinks in MCU too?)

Healing

Nov. 28th, 2014 09:56 pm
ellestra: (slingers)
I decided to try to make myself feel better and see something nice and uplifting. So I went to see Big Hero 6. It such a pretty film. And cute. It's also very predictable - at least most of the plot points are obvious to anyone with even rudimentary knowledge of superhero origin stories. But it makes up for it with the characters and emotions - it is a beautiful story about grief, anger, sacrifice and family and friendship. And about growing up and finding something to care about. It is moving and funny and very, very pretty. My only issue was that Hiro kept Baymax design for himself - everyone needs their own health care companion.

One important advice - one shouldn't choose a movie that's about loosing someone after losing someone (even a pet). I was very glad it was dark in that theatre few times. Also - one for the Feast short - that's no way to feed a dog. Don't do this to your pets.

Everyone else was watching the new Star Wars teaser trailer that just dropped today. I know most people have different priorities but for me the most interesting point was that apparently not all Storm Troopers are clones Or is John Boyega's character only pretending to be one?
ellestra: (slingers)
One of my favourite subjects is AI growth and how we will treat it and how it will treat us. This is what made me start watching Battlestar Gallactica and why I'm so obsessed with Person of Interest right now. And that's why Neil Blokamp new movie Chappie trailer looks pretty awesome. I just hope the story will be less heavy handed on the message than Elysium.
ellestra: (sunrise)
Google doodle today celebrates the 100 birthday of a man who saved me (and millions of other people) from polio Jonas Salk. The polio vaccine changed human civilisation and, if not for the war zones and anti-vaxxers, it could be the second deadly virus we eradicate.

However, today is mostly about Marvel's big announcement about phase 3 films. The list of all Marvel movies coming in the next 4 years has some long awaited names - both Black Panther and Captain Marvel are on it (and yes - that means Carol Danvers). We also learned that Chadwick Boseman is Black Panter but despite the whole internet celebrating it already Benedict Cumberbatch is not Doctor Strange yet. Also despite all the denying next Captain America is going to be a version of the Civil War (highly modified of course - as Feige said "Events of the whole cinematic universe will make all governments in the world want regulation. Not so much about secret identity, but about who reports to who."). And the Avengers 3 are going to be so big they are getting split into 2 movies with Captain Marvel and Inhumans coming in between. I wonder if that means those are all going to happen concurrently. I also wonder if Carol Danvers is going to have a cameo in the Guardians second outing. It looks like Black Panther is going to be introduced in Avengers 2 so it'd made sense to introduce her in similar way. And for as long as it exists you can watch the announcement including a sneak peak of Infinity War:


And of course as promised Agents of SHIELD had the extended version of the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Here's the leaked version:

And the actual AoS version:
ellestra: (slingers)
Thinking of Slingers had me thinking about the dearth of the outer space on TV these days. And generally on screen. I'm hoping that Guardians of the Galaxy success will help with that but it'd be even better if some other space films were also to become popular and there two main candidates coming in the near future.

One is real hard SF. I mean it still has Interstellar travel but it's kept pretty realistic


The other is pure sf fantasy - CGI space opera on grand scale in a story of Jupiter Ascending


It's a little something for everyone. I hope you are going to love them both. I hope I will. I need some space guys.
ellestra: (slingers)
The first real trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy was shown yesterday and now I'm starting to get interested in it. It's the way it completely refuses to treat itself seriously that's made me believe this is going to be fun to watch.

ellestra: (muppets)
First real trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 - be warned it is pretty spoilerific. Aand that's why it's above the cut - that and the fact that it's the only sequel, prequel or spin-off I included in this:


I'm usually pretty suspicious about Tom Cruise movies but I liked Oblivion and this one looks pretty awesome (and it has Emily Blunt although it looks like he usurps her special powers). Alien invasion, time loops and exoskeleton suits - I didn't like Edge of Tomorrow when I first read the synopsis but this trailer looks good.


The new Wachowski siblings movie is Jupiter Ascending. From this trailer it looks like it has one of my most hated tropes - look alien princess - not only feudalism is space but also they will want to be ruled by some schmuck from a backward planet. It's the worst version of stable boy true king - it makes even less sense taken out of medevial fantasy setting. Also the movie makes Channing Tatum look weirdly creepy. But those space ships with those folding wings? I want more of that. And the corporation angle seems interesting.


There is also a trailer for new Nolan movie - Interstellar. It doesn't really show anything about the movie but it and the trailer implies space travel and that's enough to get me excited. I'm easy like that - give me space travel and I don't even need a plot. I can just watch, ships and planets and stars the whole 3 hours or whatever. But I'm going to be very disappointed if the film is going to be all about Matthew McConaughey driving a pick-up.


And, since I forgot to make this public, again (I really need to stop writing these at midnight), yesterday I'm adding another one - Transcendence. It should be everything I like but I discouraged by the evil. Why the only way film maker can think of turning stuff like this into a movie is with technology is evil?
ellestra: (river song)
There is a first real trailer for The Day of the Doctor but unfortunately lj doesn't like it so I cannot embed it. But I can put this teaser here (with the UNIT tech with the scarf):


There are also photos from the episode on BBC America site. Elizabeth included (and the scarf).

Also BBC America published it's schedule for the celebration week

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited Marathon – All day, starting at 9a/8c
Go behind the scenes with the First through the Tenth Doctor.

Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS (U.S. Premiere) – 9/8c
This all-new special features exclusive interviews with principal cast members from the show’s 50-year history, including actors who have played the Doctor: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker, and Peter Davison, actors who have played companions: Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Freema Agyeman, and William Russell, as well as the current lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. The discussion includes how the actors got cast, how the roles changed their lives, how a “regeneration” is recorded, and how filming the show in the 60′s compares to today.

The Science of Doctor Who with Brian Cox (U.S. Premiere) – 10/9c
A former rock star and Britain’s popular TV physicist, Professor Brian Cox explores the universe of the world’s favorite Time Lord when he takes the audience on a journey into the wonderful universe of Doctor Who, with the help of celebrity guests. In this exclusively recorded special from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Brian reveals the science behind the spectacle and explains the physics that allows The Doctor to travel through space and time. Fun, but filled with real science, it’s a special night for Who fans and anyone with a thirst for understanding.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Marathon – All day, starting at 10a/9c
Get caught up with the adventures of Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Marathon – All day, starting at 2a/1c
Get caught up with the adventures of Tenth Doctor David Tennant.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Marathon, Part 1 – All day, starting at 9a/8c
Get caught up with the adventures of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Marathon, Part 2 – All day, starting at 9a/8c
Get caught up with the adventures of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.

Doctor Who Explained (U.S. Premiere) – 8/7c
This all-new special explores the mysterious and two-hearted alien who is The Doctor through exclusive interviews with principal cast members from the show’s 50-year history.

An Adventure in Space and Time (U.S. Premiere) – 9/8c

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Marathon, Part 3 – All day, starting at 1a/12c
Get caught up with the adventures of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (World Premiere / Global Simulcast ) – 2:50pm ET

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (Encore primetime broadcast) – 7:00pm ET
BBC AMERICA will premiere exclusive Inside Look interviews with Matt Smith and David Tennant during the broadcast. The special will be followed by the premiere of new fantasy-adventure series Atlantis at 9/8c.

The Graham Norton Show with guests Matt Smith and David Tennant (U.S. Premiere) – 10/9c
Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and David Tennant make their first appearance together on BBC AMERICA’s hit talk show, joined by Emma Thompson, singer Robbie Williams and comedian Jimmy Carr.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Doctor Who: Matt Smith Countdown – All day, starting at 9a/8c
BBC AMERICA counts down the top 11 episodes from the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, as voted on by fans. VOTE NOW!

The Doctors Revisited – The Eleventh Doctor (U.S. Premiere) – 8/7c
Matt Smith first stepped into the TARDIS in 2010 and, after starring in the 50th Anniversary Special on November 23, will regenerate in the Christmas special. Special interviews with key cast and crew examine the human side of the Eleventh Doctor and take a look at how his extraordinarily long life has affected him. The special is followed by the Eleventh Doctor two-part story, “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon,” the first Doctor Who episodes to be filmed in the U.S.


I'm most exited about all the documentaries - Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, The Science of Doctor Who with Brian Cox, Doctor Who Explained and especially An Adventure in Space and Time. And, obviously, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor itself.

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