‘Arrival’: Yes, It’s That Good

You may have heard that “Arrival,” a thriller about an alien invasion based on a Ted Chiang short story, has been nominated for eight Oscars. Yes, it’s that good. Amy Adams, the protagonist, plays a linguist brought in by the U.S. government to try to communicate with mysterious beings, who have landed in pods around […]

Top Lesser-Known (but Good) Sci-Fi Movies of 2016

Gizmodo has a list of good sci-fi films you might have missed this year. The only one I’ve seen here is “Midnight Special,” which I thought was solid but not earth-shattering. I must say I was surprised to see “Swiss Army Man,” which I mentioned back in April, listed here. I just couldn’t get past […]

New Trailer for George Clooney Sci-Fi Flick ‘Tomorrowland’

Embedded above and on YouTube here: a new trailer for “Tomorrowland,” a cool-looking film directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney. Due to be released May 22.

Trailer for ‘Chappie,’ New Film by ‘District 9’ Director

File under: Newley.com posts about sci-fi thrillers… Here’s the trailer for “Short Circuit,” “Chappie,” a movie due out in March by “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp. Yes, it features Hugh Jackman with what appears to be a mullet haircut. Yes, the film also features the members of Die Antwoord.