A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. – (Source)
As a big old nerd I wholeheartedly recognize and appreciate that the realm of genre (science fiction, fantasy, horror, action/adventure) TV has always been very progressive and ahead of the curve in pop culture when it comes to LGBTQ representation and over the years I have become a major fanboy of many of the LGBTQ characters that have appeared on those TV shows. So in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month I figured I’d share some of that love with this list of my favorite characters from some of my favorite TV shows.
The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape. – (Source)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 54% (Critics) / 55% (Audience)
Directed By: Robert Rodriguez
Written By: Kevin Williamson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Shawn Hatosy and Josh Hartnett
Synopsis:Like so many schools today, Herrington High has passed its prime. Its walls are grimy, its textbooks outdated, its teachers burned out. Yet its corridors are packed with the future of America – loners, leaders, hipsters, nerds, brains and jocks. Like teenagers everywhere, they struggle with parents who don’t get it, teachers who never had it and hormones that won’t quit. But the students at Herrington High face a greater challenge – saving the world from alien domination. – (Source)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 62% (Audience)
Directed By: Jonathan Glazer
Written By: Walter Campbell
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Synopsis: An alien in human form is on a journey through Scotland . – (Source)
This looks awesome…a four armed alien being (harshly) interrogated by an artificial intelligence; a a group of galactic defenders betrayed by the machines they built to aid in their mission; and lots of stuff blows up. Someone in Hollywood needs to throw a bucketload of money at this Kaleb Lechowski so he can make a full length film out of this concept. Check out the video after the jump.
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This is an amazing looking film just from the teaser and it is especially impressive considering that the production company (The Bandito Brothers; the company behind the surprise hit ACTS OF VALOR) only spent around $40 million on it. The concept is cool too: a rogue android is being hunted by the government that built it. The movie should be released some time in 2013
Click onward to take a look at the trailer.