Divulgação: Collider

08.11.13

Collider - The Movie: A scientific experiment gone wrong. Mankind is on the verge of extinction and the world itself faces its darkest hour. Peter, Alisha, Carlos, Fiona, Luke and Lucia wake up in an abandoned hotel in 2018. Together they will try to uncover what triggered the beginning of the apocalypse and try to reverse the wormhole before all is lost. 


O Collider na revista Empire deste mês. — com Bella Ferne HeesomLucy CuddenTeresa Tavares e Marco Costa.


 


publicado por sá morais às 21:01

Outra vida, as mesmas questões - À descoberta da distopia

04.11.13

Parece ser uma palavra muito presente, nos últimos tempos, quando se fala de livros, mas a verdade é que há muito mais, no mundo da distopia, para além dos sucessos mais recentes. Há clássicos - tanto quanto se pode definir o conceito de clássico - que, apesar dos anos, permanecem pertinentes e actuais nas questões que evocam, perturbadores na possibilidade que apresentam, da existência de uma sociedade como a que narram, e, escritos num registo mais ou menos denso, mais ou menos descritivo, vastíssimos naquilo que têm para oferecer. O que se segue são algumas sugestões de leitura enquadradas nesta categoria.

 

1. A História de uma Serva - Margaret Atwood
História de uma ditadura teocrática e, ao mesmo tempo, percurso pessoal de um dos elementos desse sistema, este é um livro que, dentro das distopias consideradas clássicas, surpreende, em primeiro lugar, pela fluidez de uma escrita nada densa, por um ritmo viciante, e por uma empatia que se gera para com a protagonita e que se mantém, ao longo da evolução do seu caminho e da exposição do que caracteriza um sistema assustadoramente plausível. Sendo o mais envolvente dos cinco livros desta lista, seria possivelmente um bom ponto de partida para descobrir as distopias, mas não desilude, de forma alguma, quem já tiver lido outras obras do género.

 

2. Mil Novecentos e Oitenta e Quatro - George Orwell
Bastante mais denso que o anterior, o que acaba por se adequar na perfeição à opressão do sistema apresentado, esta história de um mundo controlado pelo Grande Irmão é uma leitura exigente, mas riquíssima. Tudo no sistema é convincente e, uma vez assimilada a sua verdadeira dimensão, o que a história transmite é muito mais que o percurso das personagens. É todo um conjunto de questões - sempre actuais - sobre liberdade e segurança.

 

 

3. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Também particularmente marcante pela construção de um ambiente opressivo, bem como pelas muitas questões que evoca, este é um livro que questiona a importância da preservação do património cultural, mas também da manutenção da individualidade, num cenário onde o conformismo é o elemento dominante e a simples posse de um livro - esse objecto tão simples e tão mágico - é um crime. Não é uma leitura leve, nem nunca o poderia ser, mas é fascinante em todos os aspectos. E, talvez, especialmente perturbador para os bibliófilos.

 

São livros muito diferentes, entre si, mas todos levantam questões fundamentais na forma como abordam o mundo que querem mostrar aos leitores. Estas questões, associadas ao muito de interessante que há também na história e nas personagens - que também contam, afinal - e na própria escrita, até, fazem destes livros um ponto de passagem fundamental para descobrir as bases dessa tal palavra - distopia - que nos leva a ponderar a realidade.

publicado por Carla Ribeiro às 14:01

Fórum Fantástico 2013 (8ª Edição)

04.11.13

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Fórum Fantástico 2013 (8ª Edição)

De 15 a 17 de Novembro

Biblioteca Municipal Orlando Ribeiro, em Telheiras, Lisboa

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15 de Novembro, Sexta-feira

15:00 – Abertura (inauguração da exposição ZoranFrames)

15:30 – Apresentação das iniciativas “Prémios Adamastor do Fantástico” e “Livros da Utopia” (com Rogério Ribeiro e Artur Coelho)

16:00 – Apresentação “Novidades em Videojogos” (colaboração com RubberChicken)

16:30 – Intervalo (abertura do Espaço RubberChicken)

17:00 – Lançamento “Videojogos em Portugal: História, Tecnologia e Arte” – Ed. FCA (com o autor Nelson Zagalo)

17:30 – Ilustração Fantástica (com David Sequeira e Marta Patalão)

18:00 – Conversas de Horror (com David SoaresAntónio MonteiroJosé Pedro Lopes e Pedro Santasmarinas)

19:00 – Exibição das curtas “M is for Mail”, de José Pedro Lopes, e “M is for Macho”, de Pedro Santasmarinas

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16 de Novembro, Sábado

10:30-12:30 – Workshop de Escrita Trëma

14:15 – Lançamento “Lusitânia - 2ºVolume”

14:45 – História da FC portuguesa (painel moderado por Luís Filipe Silva)

15:15 – Lançamento “Nome de Código: Portograal”- Ed. Marcador/Presença (com o autor Luís Corredoura)

15:45 – Sessão Steampunk: Elfic Wear (com Angélica Elfic) e Clockwork Portugal (com Joana LimaSofia Romualdo e André Nobrega)

16:30 – Intervalo (com sessão de autógrafos)

17:00 – Apresentação Bang! e Bang! Brasil – Ed. Saída de Emergência (com Safaa Dib)

17:30 – Anúncio dos vencedores do concurso ZoranFrames (patrocinado por Ed. Cavalo de Ferro, Sony e Xerox)

18:00 – Apresentação “Brasil” – Ed. 1001 Mundos/ASA/Leya (com o autor Ian McDonald)

18:30 – Apresentação “Winepunk” (com AMP RodriguezJoana LimaRogério Ribeiro, entre outros)

19:00 – Sessão conjunta de autógrafos

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17 de Novembro, Domingo

14:15 – Publicação de Contos Portugueses Além-Fronteiras (com João VenturaJoão Ramalho-SantosInês MontenegroJoão Rogaciano)

15:00 – Sugestões de Literatura, Filmes e Jogos (com João BarreirosArtur Coelho e João Campos)

15:30 – Audiovisual Nacional: RPG, Collider e Sangue Frio (com David RebordãoNuno BernardoVasco Rosa e Diana Lima)

16:15 – Exibição “Jogo Maldito”, de David Rebordão

16:30 – Intervalo

17:00 – Banda-Desenhada: Dog Mendonça e Pizzaboy 3 – Ed. Tinta da China (com Filipe MeloJuan Cavia e Santiago Villa), Butterfly Chronicles – Ed. Qualalbatroz (com João Mascarenhas e Marc Parchow), e Hanuram, O Dourado (com Ricardo Venâncio), moderado por João Lameiras

18:00 – Exibição da curta “Esperânsia”, de Cláudio Jordão

18:15 – Encerramento

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Todos os dias: Durante o evento estará disponível uma Feira do Livro Fantástico, gerida pela livraria Dr. Kartoon, assim como uma banca da editora Saída de Emergência, um espaço de demonstração da RubberChicken e uma banca de jogos da Runadrake

Organização: Épica/Rogério Ribeiro/Safaa Dib/João Campos

Cartaz: Pedro Marques

Video Promocional: Nuno Elias

Aviso: O programa agora divulgado está sujeito a correcções e adições até ao evento, portanto aconselhamos a consulta frequente do nosso blog. Apelamos a todos que divulguem o evento e o presente programa, mas juntando sempre o nosso endereço para possíveis actualizações.

publicado por sá morais às 10:31

V-S Day - A Novel of Alternate History by Allen Steele

03.11.13
V-S Day

V-S Day

A Novel of Alternate History

Allen Steele - Author

With a gift for visionary fiction that “would make Robert A. Heinlein proud” (Entertainment Weekly) three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: what if the race to space had occurred in the early days of WWII?
 
It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S. Work on the rocket—called Silbervogel—begins at Peenemunde. Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt. The American President determines that there is only one logical response: the U.S. must build a spacecraft capable of intercepting Silbervogel and destroying it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project.

So begins a race against time—between two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high-stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America.
publicado por Andreia Torres às 22:46

Fassbender Welcomes ‘Prometheus 2′ Delay

03.11.13

With Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender currently on the promotional trail with his all-star crime thriller THE COUNSELLOR, it’s reignited talk of a sequel to his ALIEN prequel PROMETHEUS. Earlier in the week we learned from Scott that the film was in the process of being written. A new draft is being penned by TRANSCENDENCE scribe Jack Paglen. Now the question has been put to Fassbender about a return as demented droid David and a re-teaming with the legendary director, which is expected to commence production once his biblical epic EXODUS and BLADE RUNNER sequel are out of the way.

Check out Fassbender’s surprisingly excited response:

Source: Yahoo! Movies UK

publicado por Andreia Torres às 22:39

Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ Sequel Still On Track

03.11.13

Ridley Scott is currently on the promotional trail with his intense crime thriller THE COUNSELOR. The film was released in the US on Friday but has failed to connect with audiences despite an outstanding, all-star ensemble led by the brilliant Michael Fassbender. Now with that film almost out of the way (although it’s still to be released in a number of territories including here in the UK), eyes again are beginning to turn on another Fassbender/Scott reunion – a sequel to Scott’s ALIEN prequel PROMETHEUS.

The film may have rubbed up a number of people up the wrong way (yes, a number plot developments may have been a little dumb) but I firmly believe it’s a dazzling and daring sci-fi thriller, so I was desperate to see the further adventures of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and droid David (Fassbender) as they search for more ‘Engineer’ answers. Things have certainly been quiet since TRANSCENDENCE scribe Jack Paglen was named as new screenwriter in July. However, during a press junket for THE COUNSELOR, the iconic director was asked about the state of the sequel, thought to be titled PARADISE, and how far it’s off development.

Scott gave a short, yet assured answer:

PROMETHEUS is being written right now! Number 2!

Scott is expected to make biblical epic EXODUS his next directing gig before moving on to a sequel to his sci-fi cult classic BLADE RUNNER. Could PROMETHEUS 2/PARADISE then follow? We hope so.

Source: ScreenSlam

publicado por Andreia Torres às 22:37

25 Things to Know About RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION

03.11.13

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As the snow falls steadily somewhere in Russia, I watch Alice (Milla Jovovich), Leon Kennedy (Johann Urb) and Luther (Boris Kodjoe) exit a vehicle called the Spryte.  It’s been flipped on its side on a thick patch of ice because of an Umbrella submarine that’s come up through the ice.  As our heroes climb down from the door to get their footing and prepare their weapons, nearby I see the massive Umbrella submarine that’s come up through the ice.  As our heroes get ready, Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) and “Bad Rain” (Michelle Rodriguez) escort their prisoner Ada Wong (Li BingBing) from the exit door of the Umbrella sub.  Both groups see each other.  Then, without warning, “Bad Rain” shoots something into her neck and hits Ada Wong with the back of her gun and she falls to the ice.   As this happens, Jill Valentine and Alice run towards each other and start to fight.  Welcome to the set of Resident Evil: Retribution.

But let me back up a second.

As I type these words, it’s December 14, 2011 and I’m flying back to Los Angeles from Toronto.  While I was in the great Canadian city yesterday, I got to spend all day on the set of the 5thResident Evil movie with a number of other reporters and learned a lot about what’s probably the second-to-last installment of the very successful franchise.  For more on the visit, hit the jump.

 

First off, here’s the teaser trailer for the film that was just release:

 

Before going any further, spoilers are discussed.  You’ve been warned.

25 Things to Know About Resident Evil: Retribution From the Set Visit

  • The fifth installment is more of a chase movie that the previous films and it’s more realistic.  It’s also being filmed in 3D like the last one and they’re filming in 4K.
  • The movie opens where the last film ended which was on the deck of the Arcadia ship.
  • There are three different types of zombies: the newly created undead, the Russians – Las Plagas, and the zombies in Tokyo. Some are called lickers (which are all CGI).  Everything is enhanced with the Russian zombies, and their actions are almost super-human.
  • There are more zombies this time around except they’re in smaller groups.
  • Makeup Effects Supervisor Paul Jones wanted the makeup on the zombies to look realistic. He took inspiration from Day of the Dead.
  • There was talk of doing Resident Evil 5 and 6 back to back but ultimately they decided shoot the fifth film by itself.  However, Paul W.S. Anderson has a rough idea for the 6th film and he sees it as the finale of the series.  (Of course if the movies keep making tons of money, then who knows if the studio will let it end).  He also already knows where the final Umbrella location will be in the 6th movie but wouldn’t reveal it.

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Nick Powell is doing the second unit direction and he’s also the stunt coordinator.  He’s a real “get” for the production as his previous credits include BraveheartThe Bourne IdentityGoldeneye, and a number of other huge productions.  He’s designed some awesome action set pieces and should help to make the fifth Resident Evil look incredible.

  • For fans of the series, the opening paragraph revealed that some previously killed characters have come back from the dead.  This is a result of Umbrella and cloning.  As a result of being brought back by Umbrella, Jill Valentine is wearing a red scarab on her chest (seen in previous films) and she’s under their control. Also, “Bad Rain” injects herself with the Las Plagas parasites and this gives her superhuman powers.  During our interview with Michelle Rodriguez she made a statement that she can now eat bullets.  We were not sure if that was a joke or if she really can now eat bullets.
  • At some point in the film, we’ll see a flashback to before the Umbrella virus destroyed the world.  During the flashback we’ll see Michelle Rodriguez wearing heels, without guns, and driving a Pruis.  She’ll look and act unlike anything we’ve ever seen her do in any movie.  In addition, we’ll see Carlos Oliveira (Oded Fehr) as a dad in suburbia.  It’ll be a stark contrast to how we’ve seen them in the previous films.
  • The fifth Resident Evil will see women fighting women.  Based on the costumes I saw yesterday, this is a very good thing.
  • The big fight scene between Alice and Jill on the ice somewhere in Russia originally had 200 moves.  However, the production is running behind and the final number might be cut down.
  • Some of the second unit went to Red Square in Moscow and filmed for a day while certain areas were shut down.  They also filmed in a Russian subway.  They are going to use what they shot as the basis for plate shots since a huge action scene takes place in Moscow.  The production actually shot the action on Toronto soundstages but by using the plates shot on location, it will look like they really shot on in Moscow.

  • The Moscow action scene is probably the biggest of the film.  It takes place at night and features a Rolls Royce filled with our heroes who are being chased by Las Plagas zombies on motorcycles.  It ends up the virus has mutated and the zombies now have motor functions and can now not only drive motorcycles but they can also fire semi automatic machine guns.  While it sounds crazy, it will definitely be unlike any zombie chase scene ever done on a movie screen.
  • Resident Evil: Retribution takes place in New York, Tokyo, Moscow and Washington D.C.  The movies do big business around the world so they wanted a more global feel to the film.
  • According to producer Jeremy Bolt, the franchise is “within sight of the end.”  He went on to say that the 5th installment is the most “science fiction-y” of the franchise and it has the most action.  Bolt went on to say that he could see a Resident Evil spinoff movie based on a character from the franchise.  He did not say which character.
  • Alice develops a mother-daughter relationship with Becky (Aryana Engineer) in the film.  However, before you start to wonder if she’s really her daughter, Jovovich told us it’s more like the relationship between Ripley and Newt in Aliens.  She went on to say the relationship is a way for Alice to hold onto her humanity.
  • The producers say the budget has gone up on every Resident Evil film.

  • Milla Jovovich (Alice) has two big fight scenes in the film and one is over ten minutes.  Of course that could change in editing.  In addition, Boris Kodjoe (Luther) fights against eight people at the same time and Michelle Rodriguez has a fight scene with over seventy moves.
  • While the video game features a love story between Ada Wong and Leon, don’t expect to see it in the movie.
  • Paul W.S. Anderson says the 4th film (Afterlife) started a new trilogy and he sees the sixth film as the series finale.  He also really wanted to direct the second and third Resident Evil films but had other commitments.  He’s very happy to be back directing the 5th installment.
  • While I won’t reveal how I know this bit of info….if they make a 6th Resident Evil movie, I’m extremely confident Becky plays a big role.
  • I asked Li BingBing (Ada Wong) about cutting her hair to look the part.  Sitting next to her, it looked real.  However, Bing revealed that she’s actually wearing a very expensive wig that cost about $7,500 dollars.  She went on to tell us she was offered the role only days after auditioning and she had never fired a gun until she arrived on set.
  • Anderson relied heavily on the video games for inspiration for Retribution, just as they did with the previous films.

  • They’re basing an action set-piece from the fifth video game where the characters are driving in a Hummer while being chased by zombies. Anderson changed the vehicle to a Rolls Royce Phantom.
  • When decided which new characters to include in Retribution, Anderson and Milla Jovovich listened to the fanbase. They settled on adding Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong, and Barry Burton, who they felt where the three fan-favorites that the film franchise had yet to touch on.
  • When casting for the new characters, they tried their best to get people that looked as much like the game characters as possible.
  • When Anderson signed on for the first film, he flew to Osaka and spent three days at Capcom explaining his vision and having a dialogue with the game creators.
  • Anderson says the relationship between the films and Capcom is symbiotic. They look at the scripts and give notes, and sometimes the Anderson and the people working on the film franchise will change things because of the comments.

Final Thoughts

If you’re a fan of the Resident Evilmovies and/or video games, the fifth installment looks to be the biggest and most action orientated of the series.  It’s also got a number of characters from the video games, which should please the fans.

While the series will never win any year end awards, I think Retribution should be a fun popcorn movie and I’m definitely looking forward to the Red Square Rolls Royce action scene.  After all, who doesn’t want to see zombies with machine guns on motorcycles? Resident Evil: Retribution hits theaters September 14th.

 

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