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Marina Antunes [Film Festival 04.27.17]

The 2017 edition of Sci-Fi London kicks off today and this year's festival features a great assortment and sci-fi titles sure to please a wide range of fans. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.27.17] zombies action thriller

The World War Z sequel has turned into this mythological project that will never get made. Since it was announced production has started and stalled with various directors on board until most recently, it looked like Paramount had given up on it all together. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.27.17] horror

From the producers of the The Ring and The Grudge, comes the next iconic horror franchise: Polaroid. [Continue reading]

quietearth [Cathode Ray Mission 04.25.17] scifi horror dystopic grindhouse

Faux grindhouse with some 8mm post-processing damage was never my thing, but how can we say no to a water starved world where the cars run on blood? There's cannibals, Amazons, monsters, toe sucking, and I think I saw a magician in there. [Continue reading]

quietearth [Cathode Ray Mission 04.25.17] Japan scifi action

Maverick Sion Sono (aren't all big Japanese directors mavericks?) has been working on an original series based on the idea of "humanity battling against a vampire tribe." No word if it's post apocalyptic, but the card to your left certainly implies it. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 04.22.17] scifi horror thriller

Screen legends Robert Davi (Die Hard) and Julie Benz (Training Day) have joined the sprawling cast of Dark/Web as guest stars in the upcoming series from Felt Films.

Davi, who has appeared in over 100 films in his career, plays an ethically challenged doctor in the episode, “Transplant”, written and directed by Mario Miscione (“The Vault”) ... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.21.17] action

Writer/director Abner Pastoll has debuted a high-octane short called Getaway Driver. The stylish film, shot over 10 hours in a mutli-storey car park in New Malden, South West of London, features vintage cars, one cool pug, and an ending you won’t expect. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 04.21.17] scifi drama mystery

Last year's "The X-Files" revival brought with it both good and bad. It was great to see Scully and Mulder back at it, solving cases, asking questions and generally just being awesome as more seasoned agents dragged into more of the weird shenanigans that brought them together in the first place. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.20.17] Ireland (Republic of) drama adventure

RLJ Entertainment have released the trailer for Pilgrimage. The film will have its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2017 and will be in theaters and available on VOD and Digital HD August 11, 2017. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.20.17] United Kingdom horror thriller

Nearly a year after it's release in the UK, Edward Evers-Swindell's supernatural horror film Dark Signal will finally available in the US via the folks at XLrator Media. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 04.20.17]

The Cannes updates are coming fast and furious now and hot on the heels of last week's press conference and the release of the official competition line-up, the Director's Fortnight titles have also been announced and this year, the sidebar offers up quite a diverse group of films and filmmakers. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.20.17] USA thriller western

Thomas Cullinan's 1966 novel "The Beguiled" has long been out of print but in the decades since its original release, it has continued to capture the attention of filmmakers. The first go at the material reunited director Don Siegel with Clint Eastwood for an adaptation that takes the basic themes and plot of the story and turns them up to 11. That movie still plays v... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.19.17] post apocalyptic thriller

We've been eagerly awaiting writer/director Stephen Fingleton's The Survivalist since the first trailer dropped back in 2016. Shades of The Road and Z for Zachariah abound. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.19.17] Denmark post apocalyptic scifi horror action

Thanks to ScreenAnarchy, who unearthed the film from its premier at Imagine 2017, we now know about a scrappy new Dutch post-apocalyptic film from directors Colinda Bongers and Thijs Meuwese called Molly. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.19.17] Russia post apocalyptic scifi thriller

Yesterday we celebrated when it was announced that Criterion would finally give Andrei Takovsky's brilliant sci-fi classic Stalker the release it so greatly deserves. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.18.17] scifi horror

20th Century Fox has released two new promo spots for Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott's follow-up to the underrated Prometheus and what looks to be a triumphant return to the Alien universe. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.18.17] scifi action adventure

Rian Johnson (Looper) directs the follow-up to J.J. Abrams' franchise re-starter, The Force Awakens. We liked the Force Awakens enough, but all agreed with Marina that it played it safe, hewing a bit to closely to the originally trilogy's tropes to ensure everyone had something to enjoy. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

John Connor [DVD News 04.18.17] Russia post apocalyptic scifi thriller

Andrei Takovsky's epic adaptation of Roadside Picnic remains one of the most enigmatic and sought after Soviet post-apocalyptic films. For years it's been available on *okay* DVD releases, but now it looks like the Criterion Collection will release the film in July on both Blu-ray and DVD. [Continue reading]

Manuel de Layet [Film Festival 04.14.17]

For those of us who consider Cinema to be the crowning artistic achievement of mankind, the official announcement of the Cannes festival selection is always like being a toddler on Christmas morning, there is a kind of suspense and trepidation running through our spines; hopes, fears, tremendous joys anticipated. And of course once the wrappers are lying shredded on t... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.13.17]

Almost that time of year again: Cannes. Though it's not the first festival of the year it's certainly one of the biggest in terms of setting up what we can expect to look forward to (or avoid) for the remainder of the year and this year's festival is certainly shaping up to be an interesting one. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 04.13.17] horror drama

One of the better adaptations of Stephen King's work from the last decade (celebrating 10 years!) is Frank Darabont's brilliant and terrifying The Mist. The adaptation of King's 200-page novella certainly took things to a dark place and now Danish show-runner Christian Torpe is traveling down a similar path with his take on the material. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.10.17] Sweden horror thriller

Based on Kim W. Andersson's internationally acclaimed graphic novel, director Daniel di Grado's Alena premiered in late 2015 at Sitges before making a short festival run that ended late last year. [Continue reading]

Jason Widgington [Celluloid 04.07.17] Canada scifi horror thriller

It's a typical boring night on patrol for small-town police officer Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) until a man covered in blood (Evan Stern) stumbles out of the woods directly in front of him. Rushing him to the nearly abandoned local hospital may seem like a good idea, but the hospital is quickly surrounded by a group of white-cloaked and -hooded figures wielding kniv... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.06.17] action crime

TN Distribution has acquired North American rights to the action/thriller BLACK ROSE, starring international action star Alexander Nevsky (Showdown in Manila). [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.05.17] scifi action thriller adventure

Shane Abbess is back with a pulpy new space opera called The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume 1. Rochefort loved the film out of Fantastic Fest last year and the first trailer looks like a ton of fun. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.04.17] action comedy

Looks like Bruce Willis is pretty keen on writer/directors Robb and Mark Cullen. The trio previously worked together on the Kevin Smith directed action comedy Cop Out which was written by the Cullen's and now Willis is working with the pair again, this time with Mark behind the camera. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 04.04.17]

Love him or hate him, one can't deny the fact that Jason Blum has developed a winning formula for his movies and, arguably, beat Roger Corman at his own game: make lots of little movies for cheap and mathematically, one or two of them are bound to make up for any lost revenue from the rest. It's a formula that has made Blum rich and more importantly, powerful in the w... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Contests 04.04.17] scifi horror

It's time for another awesome Alien give-away courtesy of Titan Books! [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.31.17] horror thriller

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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.30.17] post apocalyptic thriller

Ann is the survivor of an outbreak which has turned most of the population into zombies and as Here Alone moves forward, we get our first glimpse at those zombies when she travels to a nearby house in search of food. From the get-go, it's clear zombies are the least important thing about this movie. We only see a glimpse of them moving quickly through a field, their... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

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