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Wrapping up a year where we previewed films via dozens of movie teasers and trailers here at borg.com, we’ve got a few more that the studios have manage to squeak in at year’s end, showing us some intriguing genre movies coming to your theater in 2014.  So here goes…

First up is a teen flick look at time travel–our favorite sci-fi subject.  It doesn’t appear to be all that “high concept,” but the trailer is fun and it may very well appeal to its target demographic.  And that film of the kid as a teen at his party as a younger kid is a pretty good hook.  Check out this trailer for Welcome to Yesterday, formerly titled Almanac:

Welcome to Yesterday is scheduled for release February 28, 2014.

The Planet of the Apes franchise is one of those sci-fi franchises that almost poses as mainstream.  Created by Pierre Boulle, who also wrote Bridge Over the River Kwai, the novel is a great read, and the subsequent novels are a lot of fun, too.  It’s all about good science fiction, with plenty of time travel and warnings of the dangers of technology.  The newest film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is the tenth visual incarnation of the apes outsmarting humans story, following the classic original, Charlton Heston’s Planet of the Apes (1968), Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Ricardo Montalban’s Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), Planet of the Apes (TV series with Mark Lenard) (1974), Return to the Planet of the Apes (animated) (1975), Mark Wahlberg’s Planet of the Apes (2001 remake), and James Franco’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011 reboot).  Here’s the trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:

It stars Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, and Keri Russell and is scheduled for a July 2014 release.

The next trailer has a sci-fi title, but we’re not quite sure what it’s about.  The plot has been kept secret, but it stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway so it can’t be all that bad.  All we know is this blurb, but you can’t tell it from the preview: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.   

Here’s the trailer for Interstellar:

Interstellar is scheduled for release November 7, 2014.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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