‘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 […]

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.