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The Sci-Fi News: Akira Gets Japanese, Ender Gets a Hugo and Area 51 Gets Hurd

In the first bit of Akira casting news that makes any sense at all, Oscar nominated Japanese actor (and certified badass) Ken Watanabe has been offered the role of The Colonel in Jaume “Orphan” Collet-Serra’s remake of the classic anime. Gary Oldman was the first choice for the part, but Warner Bros… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: 'Akira' Casts! 'Melancholia' Depresses! 'Prometheus' Prompts Snap Judgments!

MelancholiaFor the first half of Melancholia, writer-director Lars Von Trier presents an interesting character study in the form of Justine (Kirsten Dunst, miscast as the inexplicably American daughter of John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling), smiling her way through a wedding reception with every ounce of effort she can muster. There’s a deliberate, restrained reveal to the depths of Justine’s crippling depression, and how it affects all… Continue reading 'Melancholia' FF Review: Beautiful, Fragile, and Without Much to Say

Between his permanent ban from the Cannes Film Festival to his being an unintentional inspiration for the Norway Killer, it’s been a rough few months for writer/director Lars von Trier. Granted, he brought the ban upon himself, but at least he’s got the release of his award-winning ‘Melancholia’ to brighten things up. And thanks to the crew at Vulture, we now have… Continue reading Debut Poster and Three New Pics from Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia'

Zentropa Entertainments has revealed the trailer for writer/director Lars von Trier’s Melancholia , starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, Cameron Spurr, Charlotte Rampling, Jesper Christensen, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier and Kiefer Sutherland.

Melancholia is described as ‘a beautiful movie about the end of the world,’ and the story hinges on a large object from outer space approaching Earth that affects the planet’s inhabitants… Continue reading R-Rated Trailer for Lars von Trier's Melancholia