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The Titan movie review: bad science, worse science fiction

MaryAnn’s quick take… The science is ludicrous, the story is almost entirely free of drama, and the finale descends into the hoariest, most ridiculous clichés of the genre. But the future smart-house porn is lovely. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big science fiction fan

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Oh, dear. Are we present at the birth of a new subgenre of science fiction films that might be dubbed Future House Porn? Because that’s what the feature debut of German filmmaker Lennart Ruff mostly looks like. The Titan is ostensibly the story of a Nato experiment in the year 2048 to retrofit some astronauts so they can live on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan without any protective gear or even, as we later see,
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The Titan review – Sam Worthington shoots for the moon in sci-fi dystopia

Lennart Ruff’s feature debut starts with an ingenious premise but takes a wrong turn by sacrificing scares for schmaltz

Not a bad idea, this. But where it could have delivered a mounting sense of dread, crowned with horror, the film seems concerned to hedge its bets by balancing the disturbing stuff with a feelgood drama about a family pulling together. It’s a sci-fi mystery thriller, distributed by Netflix and directed by feature first-timer Lennart Ruff, based on an original story idea by screenwriter Arash Amel.

We are some decades in the future; overpopulation and ecological calamity have made Earth uninhabitable, and our only chance for survival is to send some hardy pioneers to Titan, a moon of Saturn with an atmosphere in which homo sapiens could conceivably survive with the right genetic modifications. Sam Worthington plays Lt Rick Janssen, a tough military man who has volunteered for the top-secret medical programme,
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The Titan Review

  • HeyUGuys
As well-intentioned and as decently acted as it is, Lennart Ruff’s low budget Sci-fi feature The Titan, which deals with profoundly noble ideas surrounding ethics in science, never quite manages to fully convince, and is ultimately let down by its inability to measure up to the film’s hugely ambitious premise.

The year is 2049 and planet earth is rapidly becoming uninhabitable after years of conflicts, famine and ecological disasters. As the future of mankind hangs in the balance, scientists and global governments must find a long-term solution to stop humanity from becoming extinct. When he is offered the chance to take part in a new scientific experiment led by controversial scientist Prof. Martin Collingwood (played brilliantly by Tom Willkinson), Air force pilot Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington) jumps at the opportunity to become a volunteer, first out of a sense of duty for the planet and to help protect the
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‘The Titan’ Review: Sam Worthington Tries to Live on Saturn in Weak Netflix Sci-Fi Thriller

‘The Titan’ Review: Sam Worthington Tries to Live on Saturn in Weak Netflix Sci-Fi Thriller
A clever but unformed hunk of speculative science-fiction, Lennart Ruff’s “The Titan” is essentially two parallel stories of survival that are being told at the same time. One is physical and intimate; the other is abstract and infinite. Strangely, they’re both far more interesting on their own than they are cut together, but each of them poses a handful of intriguing questions about our instinct for self-preservation, asking us to locate the point at which trauma might change the basic foundation of who (or what) we are. If only these questions were posed intriguingly, and not just churned through the machinations of genre shlock that doesn’t have the courage to be as smart as either of its stories require it to be.

The year is 2048, and the Earth isn’t going to be inhabitable for all that much longer. It’s the usual cocktail of apocalyptic trouble: nuclear war,
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Trailer Binge: ‘Terminal’, ‘The Titan’, ‘Nightflyers’, ‘Cloak & Dagger’, ‘Dragon Ball Super’, & ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’

Welcome to Trailer Binge, a recurring feature where we get a chance to catch up on some of the recent trailer releases in the past week. Whether it be indie releases, or recent movie and TV trailers that may have otherwise slipped through the cracks, Trailer Binge allows us to catch up on the seemingly constant onslaught of new new content being released each week.

In this edition of Trailer Binge, we take a look at trailers for the Margot Robbie vehicle Terminal, A trailer for the new Sam Worthington film The Titan, and the New SyFy series Nightflyers. Plus, we have trailers for the Freeform Marvel Series Cloak & Dagger, along with a Dragon Ball Super teaser trailer and a silly trailer for the Adam Sandler-voiced threequel with Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Let the Trailer Binge begin!

‘Terminal’ Teaser Trailer

Terminal stars Magot Robbie in her sophmore producing
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New trailer and images for sci-fi thriller The Titan starring Sam Worthington

With just a week to go until The Titan arrives on Netflix, a new trailer and batch of images have been released for Lennart Ruff’s upcoming sci-fi thriller which stars Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Agyness Deyn, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Noah Jupe; take a look here…

In the near future, a military family uproot their lives so they can participate in a ground-breaking experiment to accelerate man’s genetic evolution. The goal? To relocate humanity to another planet and avoid extinction.

The Titan arrives on Netflix on March 30th.

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New Trailer For Netflix's Sci-fi Film The Titan in Which Sam Worthington is Transformed Into an Enhanced Superhuman

Netflix has released a new trailer for Sam Worthington's upcoming sci-fi action thriller The Titan. I really like the concept of the film and it looks like it's going to make for an exciting movie. 

The story is set in the near future and Earth's lifespan is coming to an end. For mankind to continue their existence they need to find a new home and that home is the Saturn moon of Titan. Worthington plays a man who signs up for a military program that will transformer him into an enhanced human called "Titans" who would be capable of living on that moon, which they hope to colonize. As you might expect things don't go as planned.

The movie also stars Taylor SchillingTom WilkinsonAgyness DeynNathalie Emmanuel, and Corey Johnson. Here's the synopsis:

A military family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.
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Evolve or Die with the first trailer for sci-fi thriller The Titan starring Sam Worthington

A new trailer and poster have been released for the upcoming sci-fi thriller The Titan. Directed by Lennart Ruff, the film stars Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Agyness Deyn, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Noah Jupe; check them out here…

“Hotshot Air Force pilot, Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington), is chosen for a military experiment that will create a human being capable of surviving the harsh environments of Saturn’s moon, Titan. The experiment is successful, turning Rick into a super-human. But it also creates deadly side-effects which threaten the lives of Rick, his wife, Abigail (Taylor Schilling), his family, and possibly humanity itself.”

The Titan is set for release on April 13th in the UK.

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New Netflix Trailer for Sci-Fi Film 'The Titan' Starring Sam Worthington

"The goal? To relocate humanity to another planet and avoid extinction." Netflix has debuted a new official trailer for the weird sci-fi action film titled The Titan, starring Sam Worthington. Set in the near future, the plot is about a military program to develop superhumans called "Titans" to help us colonize Saturn's moon Titan, but the side effects are deadly. Worthington plays a hot shot Air Force pilot who becomes the first successful Titan creation, but things start to go dangerously awry as time goes on. The full cast includes Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Agyness Deyn, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Corey Johnson. This trailer is thankfully better than the first trailer, but this still just looks so frickin' weird, and they don't even show him in his fully finished alien form by the end. I don't even know if I want to watch this? Does anyone? Here's the official Netflix trailer
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‘The Titan’ Trailer: Sam Worthington Dangerously Evolves in Netflix’s Sci-Fi Body Horror Film

Netflix has been science-fiction crazy in 2018 with efforts like “The Cloverfield Paradox,” “Altered Carbon,” and the upcoming “Lost in Space” reboot, and now the streaming giant has offered up its first look at another sci-fi offering, “The Titan.” The Lennart Ruff-directed movie stars Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling and looks to successfully mix evolution with body horror.

The official synopsis from Netflix reads: “In the near future, a military family uproot their lives so they can participate in a ground-breaking experiment to accelerate man’s genetic evolution. The goal? To relocate humanity to another planet and avoid extinction.”

The Titan” will be available to stream starting March 30. Watch the trailer below.
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Netflix Aquires Sam Worthington's Sc-Fi Thriller The Titan [Trailer]

Netflix will release Sam Worthington's latest military sci-fi thriller The Titan directed by Lennart Ruff and co-starring Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinsonwould.

The film, which sees Worthington's family "relocated in order to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of mankind's genetic evolution into space," promises to take on big themes. It is based on an original story by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), and written by Max Hurwitz (AMC's Hell on Wheels).

Synopsis:

Hotshot Air Force pilot, Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington), is chosen for a military experiment that will create a human being capable of surviving the harsh environments of Saturn's moon, Titan.

The experiment is successful, turning Rick into a super-human, but it also creates deadly side-e
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Sam Worthington is Transformed into an Enhanced Super Human in Trailer For The Sci-Fi Film The Titan

Sam Worthington (Avatar) has a new film sci-fi action-thriller coming out called The Titan and it actually looks kinda interesting. The story is set in the near future and it centers on a man who signs up for a military program that will transformer him into an enhanced human called "Titans" who would be capable of living on Saturn's moon Titan, which they want to colonize. As you might expect from a movie like this, this transformation comes with some intense and deadly side effects. 

The movie also stars Taylor SchillingTom WilkinsonAgyness DeynNathalie Emmanuel, and Corey Johnson. Here's the synopsis:

A military family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration. Hotshot Air Force pilot, Rick Janssen (Worthington), is chosen for a military experiment that will create a human being capable of surviving the harsh environments of Saturn's moon, Titan. The experiment is successful,
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Sam Worthington in First Trailer for Weird Sci-Fi Action 'The Titan'

"What if Titan could become our home?" Voltage Pictures has revealed the first international trailer for a peculiar new sci-fi film titled The Titan, from German filmmaker Lennart Ruff. Set in the near future, the plot is about a military program to develop superhumans called "Titans" to help us colonize Saturn's moon Titan, but the side effects are deadly. Sam Worthington stars as a hot shot Air Force pilot who becomes the first successful Titan creation, and you can see he looks a bit weird by the end. The cast includes Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Agyness Deyn, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Corey Johnson. It seems this film is much more about the training program and action on Earth than anything up in space, which doesn't sound promising. There's a cool idea behind this, but it all looks too weird to be any good. See for yourself. Here's the first official trailer for Lennart Ruff's The Titan,
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The Titan Trailer: Sam Worthington Becomes Super Human in New Sci-Fi Thriller

Avatar's Sam Worthington is not quite done with body-morphing military sci-fi just yet. In Lennart Ruff's The Titan, Worthington's family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment to evolve mankind for its inevitable evolution into space. The Titan promises to take on big themes. It is based on an original story by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) and written by Max Hurwitz (AMC's Hell on Wheels). Synopsis: Hotshot Air Force pilot, Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington), is chosen for a military experiment that will create a human being capable of surviving the harsh environments of Saturn's moon, Titan. The experiment is successful, turning Rick into a super-human, but it also creates deadly side-effects which threatens the life of Rick, his wife and family, and possibly humanity itself....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Karyn Kusama’s New Film Destroyer to Star Nicole Kidman

  • DailyDead
She welcomed viewers to one of the most unsettling dinner parties put to film with The Invitation, and now Karyn Kusama is getting ready to introduce viewers to a new kind of cult in Destroyer, her upcoming thriller that has now added Nicole Kidman in a lead role:

Press Release: Los Angeles (October 4, 2017) – Academy Award® and Emmy® Award Winner Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies,” The Hours) will star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller to be directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation,Ride Along). 30West will fully finance the film. Academy Award® Nominee Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik is producing alongside Hay and Manfredi, who also wrote and produced Kusama’s critically acclaimed film The Invitation. Rocket Science is handling international sales and helped arrange the financing, while ICM Partners and CAA are
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'Temple', 'Drone', 'The Titan' among Signature's Cannes deals

The UK outfit has revealed five acquisitions made in Cannes.

UK distributor Signature Entertainment has revealed five all rights acquisitions secured at the Cannes Film Festival.

It has struck two deals with Voltage Pictures, including for Lennart Ruff’s sci-fi epic The Titan, which is set to star Sam Worthington (Avatar), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Agyness Deyn (Hail, Caesar!) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game Of Thrones).

The film follows a military experiment designed to genetically evolve a man to be sent into space that goes horribly wrong, with the side effects threatening humanity itself. It is set for a release in 2017.

The company has also picked up John Stockwell’s thriller Temple from Voltage, which sees Wesley Snipes (Blade) leading a team of trained military operatives who find themselves trapped in an isolated compound where they begin to experience horrific phenomena.

It has also struck a deal with Fine Cut for
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Spain: territory focus

Spain: territory focus
Mainstream Spanish films are thriving as TV broadcasters fill the gap in public funding. But at what cost to auteur film-making? Could a new Pedro Almodovar emerge now?Spain territory focusSpain focus: new talent, the magnificent sevenSpain focus: hot projects, big name draws

The Spanish film industry has started 2016 on an optimistic note. Emilio Martinez-Lazaro’s broad comedy Spanish Affair 2 (Ocho Apellidos Catalanes), the sequel to the all-time local hit Spanish Affair, was the top grossing film of 2015, taking $34.7m (€32m), and Fernando Gonzalez Molina’s romantic period drama Palm Trees In The Snow, released on December 25, out-performed Star Wars: The Force Awakens on its second weekend on release and has garnered more than $17m to date.

The label ‘made in Spain’ on a commercial, locally produced film is now a positive note for local audiences. “As in France, we’re learning to make films that work for a big audience,” says [link=nm
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Sci-Fi Thriller The Titan Recruits Diego Boneta, Aleksander Jovanovic and Agyness Deyn

Next time moviegoers glimpse Agyness Deyn up on the silver screen, she’ll be rubbing shoulders with a posse of A-listers in Hollywood’s Golden Age for Joel and Ethan Coen’s soon-to-be-released dramedy Hail, Caesar!, though Deadline reports that the actress has already lined up her next project.

Joining Lennart Ruff’s sci-fi movie The Titan, Deyn will star opposite Clash of the Titans co-star Sam Worthington, Sofia Boutella, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson and fellow newcomers Diego Boneta and Aleksander Jovanovic. Less a Greek-inspired epic and more an “elevated sci-fi”, Ruff’s new feature looks set to propel viewers into the not-so-distant future, one which charts the journey of a military family at the forefront of a groundbreaking experiment that has deep ramifications for all of humanity.

Dabbling with genetic evolution in space, the core concept driving the director’s foray into science fiction is brimming with existential themes
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Diego Boneta, Aleksander Jovanovic & Agyness Deyn Join ‘The Titan’

Diego Boneta, Aleksander Jovanovic & Agyness Deyn Join ‘The Titan’
Exclusive: Diego Boneta, Aleksander Jovanovic and Agyness Deyn have boarded the cast of The Titan opposite Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson. Set in a not-too-distant future, the story tracks the journey of a military family that is relocated to take part in a groundbreaking experiment of man's genetic evolution into space. Lennart Ruff directs the project, an elevated sci-fi feature produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones' Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory…
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Oitnb's Taylor Schilling Joins Sam Worthington in Sci-Fi Film The Titan

I'm only familiar with Taylor Schilling's work on the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, in which she plays the show's lead character, Piper Chapman. Piper is the worst, and Schilling makes her fun to hate (or at least strongly dislike). But it looks like Schilling is heading from a women's prison to the world of sci-fi, because Deadline reports that she's joining Avatar star Sam Worthington in a new sci-fi movie called The Titan.

Set in a not-too-distant future, it tracks the journey of a military family that is relocated to take part in a groundbreaking experiment of man’s genetic evolution into space.

Could that description be any more vague? I don't know if the producers are trying to keep the story details under wraps because the movie is dependent on twists and surprises, or if they just did a terrible job writing a compelling synopsis.
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