Considering the difficulty I’ve had mustering up any excitement about anything geeky, I was amazed to feel a spark about the upcoming movies below:
Never Let Me Go (September 17)
Something about stealth sci-fi tickles me. I love the idea of people going to a movie expecting nothing more than a love story, then being confronted with clones.
Devil (September 17)
Here’s a hint: stop putting M. Night Shyamalan’s name on stuff. Just stop. And stop using the phrase “From the mind of. . . “ This trailer was going along just fine until “From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan” appeared.
This one strikes me as Lifeboat in an elevator. With the Devil. Other than the above complaint, it looks promising.
Case 39 (October 1)
Case 39 continues the proud tradition of creepy little white girls. This one is being sent to hell. By her parents.
Monsters (October 29)
The trailer looks like every other horror/monster movie trailer: people running, people screaming, large objects being thrown around, but the movie itself could be promising.
A NASA probe tasked with searching for alien life crashes in Mexico as it re-enters the atmosphere. Naturally, it found alien life and brought it back to Earth.
Skyline (November 12)
Since I was about 12, I’ve had a recurring nightmare about an alien invasion. Seriously. Weirdly, that recurring nightmare looks a lot like the brief shots in this trailer.
Lisa Fary is a graduate of the creative writing program at Florida State University and holds an advanced degree in Special Education. Her earliest influences are Princess Leia, Rainbow Bright, Astronaut Barbie, and her 6th grade teacher, Ms. Palmer. She’s angry that it’s 2010 and she still doesn’t have a hovercraft, but will accept a jetpack as consolation. That jetpack had better be pink with a rhinestone monogram.
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