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Matt Damon portrays an astronaut who faces seemingly insurmountable odds as he tries to find a way to subsist on a hostile planet.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ Is Good, But Not Great

Film: The Martian
Starring: Matt Damon
Directed by: Ridley Scott

Though it’s nothing like the survival thriller teased in trailers and posters, Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian is enjoyable fall cinema that doesn’t require much thought.

In the middle of an expedition to Mars, a team of scientists finds themselves caught outside in the middle of a strong storm that threatens not only their lives, but also their ability to leave the planet altogether. Panicked, the captain makes a quick decision to flee Mars before the situation gets any worse, but in order to do so she must choose …


Must Watch: Second Trailer for ‘The Martian’

With the start of school happening in many parts of the country this week, it’s safe to say the end of summer is in sight. For some, this may be a bummer, but every true cinephile knows the best time to be a fan of film is the fall and winter seasons. That’s when every major studio tucks away their destruction porn tentpoles and delivers their best award-nomination hopefuls to the world at large. The potential for something truly great to be released is higher with each passing week, and this morning we got a second look at what will …


‘Turbo Kid’ Trailer: Festival Favorite Teases Theatrical Debut

Of all the midnight films I saw while attending SXSW 2015, Turbo Kid remains the most unique title of the bunch. Part action film, part lo-fi comedy, and total throwback to everything wonderful about direct-to-VHS cinema of the 1980s, it’s a film like no other, and earlier today the film’s first trailer hit the net.

Directed by Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell, Turbo Kid is a coming-of-age tale unfolding in a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic 1997. The synopsis mentions ‘an orphaned kid (Munro Chambers) sets out across the Wasteland on his BMX bike out to look for his best friend …

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Aliens’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation …


WATCH: Scarlett Johansson in First Trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’

While Luc Besson has found success in recent years writing and producing the Taken movies, you’d have to go all the way back to 1997’s The Fifth Element to find his last memorable directorial effort. So what does one do when they find themselves in a bit of a rut? Well, they go back to what they do best, of course. And when you’re the director of La Femme Nikita and Léon: The Professional, what you do best is make action-thrillers that center on a kick-ass female heroine.

Enter Scarlett Johansson. After honing her action chops in the Avengers


Watch The Trailer For ‘The Signal,’ Which Looks Very Different Than The Other ‘The Signal’

I already have one horror film with the title The Signal in my life. Now Focus Features is trying to sell me on another.

This new Signal, while still focusing on some sort of signal, looks to be a vastly different film. Unlike the bleakly humorous 2007 indie, this film can be described with a number of recent moviemaking’s favorite adjectives: grim, ominous, bleak, humorless, and so forth. I see slow motion action shots, washed out scenes lacking any color, and, if I had to guess, a problem threatening the fate of the entire world.

There’s something truly …

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WATCH: Tom Cruise in First ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer

The trailer for the latest Tom Cruise-led sci-fi extravaganza was set to debut with this weekend’s screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but non-Hobbit-following fans of the Cruiser are in luck as the trailer has made its way online today. Edge of Tomorrow, which previously went by the slightly less generic title All You Need Is Kill, was directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and is set for a June 6, 2014 release.

The film looks a little bit Groundhog Day, a little bit Source Code

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Hugh Jackman Confirmed For Supporting Role In ‘Chappie’

Neill Blomkamp is directing an upcoming film titled Chappie. It’s a sci-fi movie that tells the story of an artificially intelligent robot who’s stolen by two gangsters who want to use him for their illegal activities. So far, it’s been confirmed that the film will star Sharlto Copley as the voice of Chappie, with Ninja and Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord as the two gangsters.

In a recent interview with Screen Daily, Hugh Jackman revealed that he too will have a role in the film, though he did not give up who it is he’ll be portraying.

With …


Stream Alfonso Cuarón’s Score for ‘Gravity’

Alfonso Cuarón’s latest space-thriller Gravity has been getting a ton of hype. Tons of outlets are calling it one of the most intense, unique film-going experiences of the year. Well today, we’re pleased to share with you a stream of the score from one of the UTG office’s most anticipated films of the year. Scored by Steven Price (Attack the Block, The World’s End), the score hauntingly compliments what is supposed to be a very visceral film-going experience.

Premiering on Wired, Price sat down with the outlet saying:

“Alfonso was always very determined that the soundtrack


HOLY SH!T: The Trailer For ‘Escape From Tomorrow’ Is The Best Thing You Will See All Day

Randy Moore has pulled off the impossible. Not only did he successfully shoot a feature length sci-fi/horror film on the grounds of Disneyland and Disney World without the knowledge or consent of Disney, but he managed to find an internationally recognized distributor to release said work without Mickey Mouse himself burying the project in legal red tape. The first trailer for the film arrived online this morning, and if your taste in cinema is anything like ours you’re about to meet one of the most anticipated releases of the fall.

Most trailers debut online accompanied by a lengthy synopsis revealing …


Stop Everything: The First ‘Robocop’ Trailer Has Arrived

Comic nerds and classic action fanboys have been divided all year over whether or not we should be excited for a remake of Robocop. Technology is clearly in a better place than it was for the original, but for one reason or another there is a small percentage of the population who believe no one could ever top what has been done. They’re wrong, or at least it seems that way, because the first trailer for the new Robocop has arrived and it’s pretty damn cool.

Hitting screens nationwide in February 2014, the updated version of Robocop is more …


Scarlett Johansson Is An Alien Sex Goddess In First ‘Under The Skin’ Trailer

Scarlett Johansson has played many roles in her career, but this Fall audiences will see her approaching her highly-discussed sexuality with a confidence never-before-seen from the young starlet. First fans will get to see her controlling, sassy attitude in Don Jon opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, then things get really weird when she steps into the role of an alien on earth for today’s featured film, Under The Skin.

A product of writers Jonathan Glazer and Walter Campbell, Under The Skin is the story of an alien on Earth in the form of a gorgeous woman (Johansson). She scours remote highways …