The closest they came is maybe Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but that is like comparing Spy Kids to a James Bond movie.
Fantasy and Horror are genres that change something about the nature of the world to affect their Fantasy or Horror. That is the nature of these genres. Asking them to be scientifically accurate is to ask them to stop existing.
(sigh) I hope Sci Fi Wire would at the very least go to Wikipedia, and learn a little something about genre before they lose all their credibility on the issue...
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Theater or Renter: September includes eight SF movies Gamer, Carriers, 9, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Jennifer's Body, Surrogates, Pandorum, Astro Boy. Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care?
Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 4th
Listed as: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Produced by: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, Skip Williamson
Written by: Neveldine/Taylor
Stars: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Logan Lerman, with Ludacris, and Kyra Sedgwick
The Plot / Story: It's 2034 and mind-control technology has taken society by storm. A multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows gamers to control human death row prisoners in mass-scale deathmatches. Any inmate who lives through 30 matches wins his freedom. Simon the current champion with 27 wins controls Kable who has lived through them all. kable's ultimate challenge regaining his identity and independence by defeating the game's mastermind through launching an attack on the system that has imprisoned him. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 4th
Listed as: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Studio: Paramount Vantage
Director: Àlex Pastor, David Pastor
Produced by: Ray Angelic, Anthony Bregman
Written by: Àlex Pastor, David Pastor
Stars: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Christopher Meloni
The Plot / Story: Four friends fleeing a virus pandemic find themselves stranded when their car breaks down in the wasteland, where the epidemic was spreading. They soon find themselves battling the infected and desperate survivors, and eventually against each other as the decisions they must make to survive become increasingly more gruesome. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 9th
Listed as: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Shane Acker
Produced by: Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov
Written by: Shane Acker (story), Pamela Pettler, Ben Gluck
Stars: Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau
The Plot / Story: The time is the too-near future. Powered and enabled by the invention known as the Great Machine, the world’s machines have turned on mankind and sparked social unrest, decimating the human population before being largely shut down. But as our world fell to pieces, a mission began to salvage the legacy of civilization; a group of small creations was given the spark of life by a scientist in the final days of humanity, and they continue to exist post-apocalypse. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Written by: Screenplay: Phil Lord, Chris Miller Book: Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett
Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, James Caan, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Andy Samberg, Mr. T
The Plot / Story: Based on the book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Scientist Flint Lockwood has a track record of creating unwanted or faulty inventions. While trying to solve world hunger he develops a method to directly convert water into food and releases the mechanism on the world. Hunger is eliminated as weather delivers food, but a problem of global proportions soon evolves when the food weather machine that Flint invented develops a mind of its own, and starts wreaking havoc on the world. Flint is now saddled with the task of stopping his maniac creation to stop the ensuing chaos. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Produced by: Daniel Dubiecki, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman
Written by: Diablo Cody
Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris
The Plot / Story: Jennifer, a sexy popular captain of the flag team ends up as the sacrifice in a Satanic ritual, held by a rock band, hoping that the sacrifice will increase their chances of getting a record deal. The ritual goes horribly wrong and Jennifer becomes possessed by a demon and begins to feed off of the boys in her high school—first seducing them to get close, and then eating them as meals. It's up to Jennifer's childhood friend to stop her from killing more of her classmates. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 25th
Listed as: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Produced by: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Max Handelman
Written by: John Brancato, Michael Ferris (screenplay), Robert Venditti (story)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, James Cromwell, Ving Rhames
The Plot / Story: Based on comic book series The Surrogates. In a future in which humans live in near-total isolation, never leaving the safety and comfort of their homes, and only communicating with their fellow man through remotely-controlled robotic bodies that serve as "surrogates", designed as better-looking versions of their human operators. This utopian society starts to unravel with the first murder in years. Bruce Willis is an FBI agent who enlists the aid of his own surrogate to investigate the first murder in years, however, when several humans are murdered as their surrogates are destroyed he has to venture outside the safety of his home for the first time in many years to solve the case. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Produced by: Paul W. S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer
Written by: Travis Milloy, Christian Alvart
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster
The Plot / Story: They believe that they must be the only ones aboard the spacecraft, but can hear sounds coming from its center. Exploring the spacecraft, they encounter several other surviving crewmembers, and the astronauts start to learn that a terrible event has occurred on board which might affect the survival of the entire human race. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
I came across the trailer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs before watching G-Force and found it somewhat funny. It looks like a nice kids movie for the family due to come out September 18th. It reminded me of the game candy land that I played when a small child and what if a land actually became covered with candy. Watch the trailer below.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is about an inventor who struggles with having a successful invention. Then he creates a mechine that will deliver on demand food from the sky having it fall like rain. But like his other inventions things start to go terribly wrong.
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