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John Connor [Celluloid 05.27.20] scifi horror action thriller samurai adventure

Snake is back! Kurt Russell rejoins filmmakers John Carpenter and Debra Hill to do to Los Angeles what they did to the Big Apple in Escape From New York – with even more futuristic thrills and big action! Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 05.20.20] scifi horror action thriller adventure

An iconic star, a legendary filmmaker and an all-time sci-fi classic come together with spectacular results in War of the Worlds. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.19.20] apocalyptic horror

Michael Bay will produce a pandemic thriller called Songbird, a pandemic thriller that plans to shoot in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 lockdown. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

David House [Celluloid 05.18.20] documentary

The excellent documentary series Time Warp continues on May 19 with the second instalment, looking at some of the horror and sci-fi films that we love to visit again and again, and turn our friends on to. This is what makes a special favourite into a cult film; repeat viewings, and spreading our zany enthusiasm to anyone who will listen. The series continues with Joe ... [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 05.15.20] Australia comedy crime

Mr. Punch (Damon Herriman) is a faded puppeteer. Once a great draw for theatre crowds, he has become reduced to a boozy lush, performing for pennies to raucous, drunken crowds in his home town of Seaside. His long-suffering wife Judy (Mia Wasikowska) largely carries the show herself, while also looking after their baby daughter and maintaining the household along wi... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.14.20] scifi horror

In Search of Tomorrow is nostalgic journey through '80s sci-fi films, exploring their impact and relevance today, told by the artists who made them and by those who were inspired to turn their visions into reality. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.14.20] scifi horror action thriller

RLJE Films will release the sci-fi/action film KILL MODE on June 16, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray. [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 05.12.20] scifi horror action thriller adventure

In What the Waters Left Behind the town of Epecuén was flooded on November 10th 1985 and was deep underwater for over 30 years. When the waters receded, the town was still intact and stayed deserted, at least so they thought. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.08.20] action thriller

Actress Lulu Wilson isn't scared of a few frights, having already appeared in a variety of projects that delve into horror but for her latest performance, she's really getting her hands dirty. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.08.20] horror

Directors Toby Poser and John Adams have been churning out scrappy, home-made, indie movies for a number of years. And I mean home-made. Poser and Adams are married and their daughter Zelda has appeared in all of their films and while I can't speak to the quality of their previous projects, The Deeper You Dig looks pretty great. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.07.20] Canada crime comic

Bruce McDonald has long been a favourite among fans of off-beat cinema. McDonald is always pushing the envelope in some way or other and though the results are sometimes mixed, one can't deny the fact that he's always trying something new. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.07.20] Canada scifi thriller

One of my favourite reasons for attending the Whistler Film Festival year-after-year is to discover great Canadian films that are still flying under the radar and while some years turn out better than others, 2019 was definitely one of the highlights, in part because of Volition. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.05.20] cyberpunk horror action thriller samurai adventure

Keanu Reeves stars in the action-adventure epic, 47 Ronin.... now in 4k! [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.29.20] horror thriller

Two couples looking to celebrate their seed money from a new business venture, embark on a weekend getaway to a seemingly perfect house they’ve booked online. But what begins as a festive weekend for the four close friends turns into something far more sinister as secrets they’ve kept from each other are exposed and paranoia grows that they may not be alon... [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 04.23.20] documentary

Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time, Volume One: Midnight Madness is the first of three parts and debuts for On Demand viewing, Tuesday April 21. The second and third episodes will be released May 19 and June 23. You are in for a treat in this exploration of a fun and fascinating area of Film history. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 04.20.20] Russia comedy drama

Through flashbacks we learn more about our players. Andrey is a corrupt cop with more than a few skeletons in his closet; Olya's motivations are less about revenge than sheer avarice; and when Andrey's partner, Yevgenich (Michael Gor) arrives on the scene, we discover a deep treachery between the two men. It seems only Matvey, increasingly out of his depth, is the o... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.17.20] thriller drama crime

Writer/director Scott Teems is clearly interested in stories redemption. His feature film debut That Evening Sun focused on a farmer returning home to deal with a family secret. He spent a season on TV's "Rectify" which focuses on the drama of a man putting his life back together after spending nearly 20 years on death row. [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 04.17.20] scifi comedy

This wild and wacky tale centers on Chip Gutchel, an ordinary man, married with an infant son and a job working as the IT guy at a fun family firm. Chip seems to be bored and simply going through the motions in his daily life until he has a surprising awakening during a routine prostate exam. OUCH, this will only hurt for a second. [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 04.15.20] scifi horror action thriller adventure

What would you do if going outside meant being killed by a raging hurricane, but staying indoors meant being hacked to pieces by a sickle wielding maniac? Arrow Video presents The Wind, from prolific genre filmmaker Nico Mastorakis, the director behind such cult classics as Hired to Kill and Island of Death. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.15.20] horror

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to Shudder’s, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, CREEPSHOW Season 1, which releases on June 2, 2020 on Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.14.20] post apocalyptic horror

While I wasn't much of a fan of B. Luciano Barsuglia’s Zombie Farm, Impact Event is the kind of apocalyptic horror movie that might be fun to catch on DVD or VOD. [Continue reading]

David House [Celluloid 04.14.20] horror

Early in the film we meet sisters Claire and Olivia, who have just lost their mother in a tragic accident. Since their father is working abroad and can't be reached they are delivered to their mother's family home to be cared for by their estranged Aunt Beth who they've never met. Aunt Beth is distant and decidedly unfriendly when they arrive, saying she doesn't wan... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 04.09.20] post apocalyptic scifi

In 1992 FOX made a post-apocalyptic show based on Gilligan's Island called Woops! The series didn't live past one season, but you can check out the pilot below. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.09.20] Ireland (Republic of) scifi horror thriller

The time is always right for a creature movie. In good times it's fun to get cozy with a loved one and get a little frightened together. In bad times, it's reassuring to see people working together to defeat a common evil, real or perceived. The most effective of these are the stories that focus on the individuals, their motivation and how the decisions they make affe... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.02.20] post apocalyptic zombies horror

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.01.20] scifi horror thriller

Gunpowder & Sky, through its sci-fi label DUST, will bring audiences the ultimate at-home experience to be the first to participate in the live stream premiere of the sci-fi thriller SEA FEVER, followed by a Q&A with the film’s stars Hermione Corfield (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman 1984, Gladiator) an... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 03.31.20] scifi horror action thriller adventure

In VFW, a typical night for a group of war veterans at the local VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a teenage girl runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. Suddenly under attack from a gang of punk mutants looking to get back what’s theirs – at any cost – the vets use every weapon they can put together to protect the girl, and th... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 03.26.20] action thriller fantasy adventure

King's Gambit is a fantasy drama from the mind of Joseph Sayer. Sayer wrote and produced this feature, which follows a Herald and his mystical journal. His notebook has the ability to change global events and this power brings a legion of adversaries. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 03.24.20] apocalyptic scifi action cult thriller western dystopic

The Archivist, a genre blending dystopian western with strong influences from Sergio Leone, Roger Corman, Monte Hellman films and a soundtrack inspired by Ennio Morricone and 70's rock, depicts a bizarre near-future totalitarian society where “the past is forbidden and memories are treason" and bloodthirsty government agents called “archivists” scour... [Continue reading (3 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 03.20.20] thriller crime

American Terrorist is a thriller from director Charles Kopelson and writer John Buffalo Mailer. Mailer also stars in the film, which takes place in the aftermath of the September 11th bombings. With a tense atmosphere, two brothers must deal with the tragic events in very different ways. [Continue reading]

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