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Review: 'Europa Report' Starring Sharlto Copley

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • August 2, 2013 3:00 PM
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With the pressure to deliver on big time thrills and eye-popping CGI set pieces, multiplex sci-fi offerings frequently appear nearly brainless. While Sebastián Cordero’s “Europa Report” is far from flawless, this contained sci-fi thriller is shot through with a devotion to realism and a sense of wonder largely missing in films that overshadow it in terms of scale. Smartly utilizing found footage, here broadcast by a team of astronauts who’ve landed on Europa, one of the moons orbiting Jupiter, the film includes talking heads that hint ominously at the mission having gone wrong. Stemming from a discovery of water below the icy surface of the moon, the privately funded enterprise sees the team blast off to where no man has gone in hopes of uncovering basic forms of extraterrestrial life. However, when communications go out and strand the crew on a frozen rock with no earthly guidance, the initial search for life grows far more complex as environmental conditions and evidence of alien life present a mystery and a threat.

Watch: Trailer For Cop Thriller 'Blood' With Paul Bettany & Mark Strong & Sci-Fi 'Europa Report' With Sharlto Copley

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 21, 2013 6:00 PM
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As Cannes passes its halfway mark, already a number of deals and release dates have been set, with Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past” being just the latest. But away from the Croisette, a number of smaller pictures are nearing release, and a diverse slate at that: a UK cop thriller with a stellar ensemble, a coming of age drama starring Claire Danes, and a space horror with Sharlto Copley in the lead.

Watch: Mysterious Teaser Trailer For Sci-Fi 'Europa Report' Starring Sharlto Copley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 2:41 PM
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Well, "The Europa Report" has been taking its sweet ass time in showing itself. The first image from the movie debuted at the beginning of the year, and then not much had been heard about it since. And even though there's no release date or a distributor as far as we can tell, a teaser trailer has dropped online, adding to the mystery.

New Look At Eva Green & Johnny Depp In 'Dark Shadows' Plus Pics From 'The Europa Report,' David Lynch's 'Crazy Clown Time' & More

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 13, 2012 10:46 AM
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It's that time again when we take a look at a whole host of new images that have arrived for some of the films we're eagerly anticipating this year (well, for the most part anyway).

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