My 2014 Fantasia Movie Ticket List: Sci-Fi and Time Travel!

Trailers will be included. Tickets have been purchased!

Here’s my purchased ticket loot. Not that any of the other movies I already mentioned in my early picks draft were any less, I just had to trim it down due to schedule and life events (oh those pesky life events!). I have found a plethora of movies dealing with time travel. Apparently I’m watching a lot of them. Each Fantasia I’ve always had a theme and science fiction with emphasis on time travel seems to be my personal trend. Not that I haven’t included some unhealthy gore options.

I also put special emphasis on selections from other festivals, which usually are not to be missed. This includes one time travel selection by a ton of festivals (Time Lapse) and a horror film selected by Cannes’ Critics Week (When Animals Dream).

July 18: Live / Raivu (Japan)

Horror / Crime / Thriller. Naoto Tamura’s mother has been kidnapped. Following clues in a book, he must accomplish several tasks so she won’t be murdered. He’s not the only one in this death race. North American Premiere.

Watch on YouTube

July 19: Suburban Gothic (USA)

Horror comedy by Richard Bates, Jr.  Stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings. Raymond returns to his hometown with a useless MBA and an ability to channel ghosts. Then a vengeful spirit wreaks havoc and he must seek out the help of Becca, a badass bartender. World Premiere.

Watch on YouTube

July 23: The Huntresses (South Korea)

Korean martial arts comedy. Cheesy and tacky, but still a must. International premiere.

Watch on YouTube

July 24: Predestination (Australia)

Sci-fi / Fantasy. Peter and Michael Spierig direct Ethan Hawke in a time-traveling feature. Sarah Snook’s breakthrough performance is not to be missed. Canadian Premiere.

OFFICIAL SELECTION, SXSW 2014

(Source: Sony Pictures)

(Source: Sony Pictures)

No trailer for this one. More information at Variety.com.

July  25: The Infinite Man (Australia)

Time-traveling comedy romance.

OFFICIAL SELECTION, SXSW 2014

Watch on YouTube

July 27: The Midnight Swim (USA)

Sci-fi / Fantasy / Drama. Trailer on Fantasia, just click the pic after the jump. World Premiere.

(Source: Traction Media)

(Source: Traction Media)

July 28: Premature (USA)

Comedy (with time travel). Rob wakes up covered in bodily fluids after a raunchy dream. But he keeps reliving the same day because he keeps coming… And the laughs ensue. Trailer on Fantasia, just click on the pic after the jump. Canadian Premiere.

(Source: FilmNation Entertainment)

(Source: FilmNation Entertainment)

July 31: When Animals Dream (Denmark)

Horror. Werewolves. No, actual werewolves – no teenage idols in this one. Trailer on Fantasia, just click the pic after the jump. North American Premiere.

OFFICIAL SELECTION, CRITICS’ WEEK, CANNES 2014

(Source: Metropole Films Distribution / Mongrel Media)

(Source: Metropole Films Distribution / Mongrel Media)

August 2: Time Lapse (USA)

Sci-fi / Fantasy. Yes, time travel again! This one was the selection of a lot of festival films.

WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE, LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION, BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION, SCI-FI-LONDON 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION, FANTASPOA 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION, SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Trailer on Fantasia, just click the pic after the jump.

(Source: Paradigm)

(Source: Paradigm)

August 5: Space Station 76 (USA)

Sci-fi / Fantasy / Comedy.

OFFICIAL SELECTION, SXSW 2014

(Source: Sony Pictures)

(Source: Sony Pictures)

Some Fantasia movie reviews coming your way soon!

That will do for now.

Coming up!

(Sources: Fantasia)

  1. #1 by Evelyne@cheapethniceatz on July 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Great list and going with you fir a few!

    • #2 by The Editor on July 20, 2014 - 1:17 am

      I appreciate the company 🙂

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