‘Landscape With Invisible Hand’ Final Trailer: The Alien Vuuv Make Themselves At Home In Cory Finley’s Quirky Sci-Fi Film

Hollywood has trained us to expect an alien invasion to look a certain kind of way, but leave it to Thoroughbreds and Bad Education director Cory Finley to change all of that. His latest film, Landscape with Invisible Hand, shows what happens when business-minded aliens come to Earth and…well, they take over, but not with death rays or anything like that. They use simple consumerism.

The film’s final trailer gives us a look at the aliens, known as the Vuuv, and it’s clear why humanity is stunned at their arrival. Looking like little toaster ovens with feet, they quickly set up a society in which human relationships become a form of entertainment, like their version of a sitcom.

Into this wild scenario there’s also a love story, that of high schoolers Adam (Asante Blackk) and Chloe Marsh (Kylie Rogers), who agree to have their relationship broadcast for the Vuuv to enjoy.

The film also stars Tiffany Haddish, William Jackson Harper, Josh Hamilton, Brooklynn MacKinzie, and Michael Gandolfini.

Landscape with Invisible Hand hits theaters on August 18th. And stay on the lookout for my interview with Finley coming in a few days.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.