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Walmart Has Made The Greatest Sci-Fi Super Bowl Ad Ever. Yes, Walmart

In a just-released 2020 Super Bowl commercial, Flash Gordon, Marvin the Martian, the USS Enterprise and many more otherworldly shoppers descend upon Walmart to pick up groceries. Worlds collide as Star Trek and Star Wars imagery appears in the same clip, Looney Tunes and Disney characters park in the same lot, and young William “Bill” […]

Watch “Rakka,” a Short by Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studio

In 2017, Neil Blomkamp, director of District 9, Elysium and Chappie, dropped a Twitter hint about his experimental film studio, and shortly thereafter released the product itself from Oats Studios: “Rakka,” a 22-minute exploration of life in the year 2020, when humans are under the slimy thumbs to some very nasty reptilian overlords. Watch it: […]

New Trailer for “Valerian” Is Everything You Want It to Be

How badass is the latest trailer—posted today—for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets?: Valerian is directed by Luc Besson, and based on the French comic-book adventures of Valerian and Laureline. The first Valerian story appeared in Pilote magazine in 1967, and the duo’s “spatio-temporal” adventures, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude […]

Watch the Short Horror Film “John the Carpenter”, an Homage That Isn’t a Ripoff

From its title, you know a lot about “John the Carpenter” before seeing a single frame. Yes, it’s an homage to director John Carpenter, and a very good one at that. The music is probably its strength; Jared Dymbort (who plays John) has completely nailed that ominous, insistent synth sound that Carpenter (who composes his […]