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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.27.16] Canada comedy drama

One of the highlights of last years VIFF was Sean Garrity's hybrid road trip/family dramedy Borealis. Jonas Chernick wrote the script and stars as Jonah, a gambling addicted father whose daughter Aurora (Joey King) is suffering from a condition which has led to her vision deteriorating. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.27.16] horror

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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.27.16] post apocalyptic scifi adventure

Fans of 80's genre fare will certainly be familiar with the post-apocalyptic oddity, Solarbabies. But for the uninitiated there's a really good chance the Mel Brooks produced science fiction family film that blends the world of Mad Max, the sentimentality of E.T. and the sport of rollerblading together completely passed by unnoticed. [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 05.26.16] horror thriller

Terror Films recently announced it had acquired the North American DVD rights to the award winning thriller Landmine Goes Click, from director Levan Bakhia. The film, which was previously released on most major VOD platforms by Gravitas Ventures in November of 2015, has been met with positive reviews since its debut. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.26.16] scifi horror

We have an update on Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant that will no doubt spark some discussion. The most striking images are some set photos that include what look like Pompeii-esque mummified copses and soldiers. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Film Festival 05.26.16] scifi horror action thriller fantasy adventure martial arts

Monstral's Fantasia International Film Festival is one of the world's best and biggest genre festivals and since the fine folks will celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year they have announced some special guests and film premiers worth taking note of. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.25.16] scifi thriller

STX Entertainment has premiered the first trailer for the new space-faring drama The Space Between Us about the first human (played by Ender's Game's Asa Butterfield) born on Mars who travels to Earth for the first time to experience the wonders of our planet through fresh eyes. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.25.16] scifi thriller

We've seen the name Luke Scott before. A few years ago, Ridley Scott's son made a big splash with a great short film called Loom (see it here) which suggested Scott Jr. had some talent behind the camera. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.24.16] horror

Shortwave is upcoming sci-fi/horror produced by Tony Mancilla and Lindsay Lanzillotta, two of the producers of Sitges winner The Invitation (review). The film is about to begin its festival run with a premier at Dances With Films in Hollywood on Saturday June 4th. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.23.16]

Anchor Bay have announced the release of the no nonsense action flick, Vigilante Diaries, which hits iTunes and select theatres on June 24. Based off the popular web series that premiered on, the film features an all-star ensemble cast led by Paul Sloan (I Am Wrath, The Night Crew), Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (The A-Team), action icon Michael Jai White (The D... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.23.16] scifi action thriller adventure

TV icons Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Tim Russ (Star Trek : Voyager) and James Kyson (Heroes) embark on a virtuoso homecoming to sci-fi TV with Blade of Honor.

A Kickstarter campaign has launched to fund the first three episodes of the sweeping sci-fi series, also starring Alison Haislip, Cirroc Lofton, Aron Eisenberg and Brandon Stacy, with a range of re... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.21.16] scifi action thriller adventure

Things have been oddly quiet on the Star Trek Beyond front considering the film is out this July. Besides a short teaser, this is only the second trailer to drop . The third instillment returns with director Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise) at the helm of this next voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.20.16] apocalyptic thriller fantasy dystopic family

Since joining Twitter, Vincenzo Natali has been releasing a ton of art, script pages and information about both his made and unmade films. Last time he blew our minds was when he released a ton of concept art for his unmade and now defunt Neuromancer project (RIP). Yesterday, Natali dropped something of a bomb when he released concept art and stills from an animation ... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.19.16] thriller

While our correspondent waited hours to get into the premiere of Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film, The Neon Demon, only to be denied access to the crammed theater, those who were admitted were reportedly met with one hell of a polarizing film. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.19.16] Denmark action thriller

Written and directed by Dick Maas, whose Santa Claus horror flick, Sint (review), was something of a success a couple of years back, has a new this new Dutch survival thriller coming out called Prey. the film is simply about an escaped lion terrorizing the city of Amsterdam. Why not. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.19.16] horror

Yes, the whole idea of The Purge - one night where nothing is illegal and all civic services are shut down - is a tad ridiculous, but as a movie conceit it's hard to deny how kind of awesomely effective it is and easy to build a franchise around. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.19.16] post apocalyptic scifi horror thriller

Here's some news about a film we're very excited to see movement on. Late last year we announced that French director and friend to QE Mathieu Turi had partnered with Xavier Gens (The Divide, Frontier(s)) to produce his first feature film called Hostile, a post-apocalyptic horror thriller with a great concept. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.18.16] scifi horror

While it's co-produced with south Korea, Dejan Zecevic's sci-fi horror hybrid, The Rift, is being billed as the first Serbian sci-fi film. The flick which sees the dead rise due to a cosmic event stars Ken Foree (Candyman) and Katarina Cas. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.18.16] post apocalyptic scifi action thriller

James Franco and Bruce Thierry Cheung are co-directing a new post-apocalyptic indie which will star Franco along with Fifth Element and Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich. Jovovich will play playing a drug lord in a post-apocalyptic, war torn world plagued with heat and disease. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.18.16] horror thriller

Cannes critics have a long history of booing films at Cannes. Many of these films end up being either fascinating failures full of ambition and forward thinking ideas, and some of them end up being actually quite stunning. Gallo's Brown Bunny and Ryan Gosling's Lost River come readily to mind but there are many more. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.18.16] post apocalyptic zombies horror comic

Lucio Fulci's classic Italian shocker, Zombie, is one of the most notorious film of the genre and now it appears the story will be a big part of a new prestige series of comics spearheaded by publishing upstart, Eibon Press. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.17.16] post apocalyptic action thriller

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John Connor [Celluloid 05.17.16] horror

Inspired by the New York Triangle Factory fire, which left hundreds of female workers dead, Ascent to Hell is described as a classic ghost story about this former sweatshop and the ghosts that are trying to escape. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.16.16] scifi thriller

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John Connor [Celluloid 05.16.16] Finland action thriller

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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.16.16] post apocalyptic apocalyptic scifi thriller

Here's a new PA flick to get your morning started right, folks. It come from the Academy Award nominated writer of Blue Valentine, Joey Curtis, who also directs the second ice-age actioner called 2307: Winter's Dream. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.13.16] scifi action thriller

Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide, have financed and green lit a six-picture production slate of sci-fi, action and thriller films. The six films will also be shot for the new Barco Escape three-screen, panoramic theatrical format, which fully surrounds audiences and offers the ultimate immersive cinema experience. Po... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.13.16] Albania thriller crime

In Cash Only, an Albanian-American landlord managing a rundown apartment complex full of free loading tenants, tries desperately to dig himself out of financial trouble only to find himself worse off at every turn. That's the plot of Malik Bader's crime thriller Cash Only in a nutshell, but it doesn't come close to capturing how textured and complex the film is. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.13.16] horror

Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and Sony Screen Gems have teamed up to present Don't Breathe, the latest horror film by Fede Alvarez who handled the reigns on the extremely successful, if controversial, remake of Evil Dead. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.13.16] anime animation western kungfu martial arts

It takes something pretty special to get me interested in an animated film and this project has my attention. Gorgeously hand-drawn, just watch the opening of the film depicting "Orient City", an unforgiving vertical tangle of rocks and skyscrapers. It's simply stunning. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

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