In this week’s batch of previews, spies infiltrate local radical groups, near-future society is purged of its wicked desires, and we fight another alien bug invasion.
Brit Marling made a great impression with ‘Another Earth‘ and continued to satisfy with ‘Sound of My Voice‘. The talented young filmmaker returns with another slyly captivating yarn about people with intriguing lifestyles. This little thriller is about a radical anti-consumer group that practices “Freeganism.” The trailer doesn’t share enough to really make it a point, but we get the gist that the plot incorporates some espionage elements into the mix. I’m also glad to see Marling attract some star power in her productions.
If we’re going to be honest, one of the reasons I’m interested to see this sci-fi fantasy is that I remember reading the book once when I was younger. Unfortunately, I don’t recall being particularly impressed with it, though I recollect being mildly entertained by the story of a young boy recruited by the military to be a fleet commander. The trailer doesn’t stir any other memories beyond that, which could be why I’ve largely forgotten the book series. Nonetheless, the movie looks pretty cool and action-packed. However, the ridiculously stupid and homophobic comments made by series author Orson Scott Card make me think that I can wait to rent it on Blu-ray.
The latest from the writer and producer of ‘The Negotiator‘ and the remake of ‘Assault on Precinct 13‘ offers a pretty messed-up concept for a sci-fi thriller. Set in the not-too-distant future, the year 2022 to be exact, our current economic and political situation will finally be resolved with one very twisted and insane annual tradition: All manner of crime and violence is legally permissible for a 12-hour block. That’s a really screwy way to resolve one’s personal issues with your neighbors. I really want to see this!
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