Next Club Meeting: December 22, 2018, at the Wood Dale Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the fourth Saturday of each month (except when holidays or conventions coincide). The meetings are free and open to the public. Join us for a day filled with anime.

This site provides news, reviews, commentaries, and previews of the world of anime and everything it inspires, such as live-action films, comics, music, art, and other weird things to enjoy and contemplate.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Trailer for "Watership Down"

Time for a new generation of kids to be traumatized by rabbits...
BBC One’s star-studded new adaptation of Watership Down uses Richard Adams’ bestselling novel as its source to bring an innovative interpretation to the much loved classic. Adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell and directed by Noam Murro, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits as they flee the certain destruction of their home.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Mortal Engines - Extended Look

M  O  r  T  a  L     E  n  G  i  N  e  S
Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head. 

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. Visual effects are created by a Weta Digital team led by Ken McGaugh, Kevin Smith, Luke Millar and Dennis Yoo. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Meeting Spider-men from different dimensions

Leap into the Spider-verse!
Someone is stealing the life-force from Spider-men of alternate realities. It's up to one Spider-man to unite the others against this deadly foe! Time to meet them all...
          Spider-Man (Peter Parker) 
                    Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O'Hara) 
                              Spider-Girl (Petra Parker) 
                                        Spider-Man Noir (Peter Parker) 
                                             Spider-Ham (Peter Porker) 
                                                Spyder-Knight (Peter Parker) 
                                             Spider-Man (Miles Morales) 
                                        Blood Spider (Peter Parker) 
                              Web Beard (Captain Peter Parker) 
                    Webslinger (Peter Parker) 
          Spider-Gwen (Gwen Stacy)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alita: Battle Angel - Official International Trailer

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Villainess - Officiial Trailer

The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo)
The story of a ruthless female assassin named Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin), who from an early age has been taught to kill. She becomes a sleeper agent for South Korea's intelligence agency, who promises her freedom after 10 years of service; however, two men from her past make an unexpected appearance in her life, bringing out dark secrets from her past. 

The Villainess is a 2017 South Korean action thriller film directed by Jung Byung-gil, starring Kim Ok-bin.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sci-Fi Short Film "Seam"

*  S  E  A  M  *
"Seam" by Rajeev Dassani and Elan Dassani In the not-too-distant future, a tenuous peace between humans and remarkably humanlike “machines”—some don’t even know they’re not real—is tested when synthetics begin spontaneously exploding. A military-led search for these unwitting suicide bombers begins, sending a terrified machine woman and her human partner on the run. An Arab refugee woman tries to find her way to safety in the aftermath of a massive war. That war was with our Machine Creations. She discovers that she is a suicide sleeper bomb, embedded in the human population years ago, and has lived without knowledge of what she actually is. Her soldier husband must now help her get to the Machine Homeland, deep within the Arabian desert, before its too late, hunted by human forces who believe she is a spy bringing vital information to the enemy.

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to DUNE

Ultimate Guide to Dune
Many consider DUNE to be the greatest Sci-Fi series ever written. Frank Herbert's Masterpiece spans over the course of five thousand years, contains dozens of main characters, and explores the human condition in a way that no novels have before. Join us as we cover all 6 books in this 7 part series!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ultraman Coming to Netflix - Official Trailer

The larger than life legend who defined a generation, now returns to usher in a new one. All new Ultraman, streaming only on Netflix, starting April 1st, 2019!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Official Trailer for CAPTAIN MARVEL

Here is the trailer for CAPTAIN MARVEL and it is glorious! Watch for yourself and believe. 


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Trailer for "REPLICAS"

R  E  P  L  I  C  A  S
After a car accident kills his family, a daring synthetic biologist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science. 
Opening in theaters on January 11.
Replicas” stars Keanu Reeves (“John Wick,” “The Matrix,” “Speed”) and Alice Eve (“Marvel’s Iron Fist”, “Before We Go”, “Star Trek Into Darkness”), directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff.  “Replicas” also stars Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) and John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”).