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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.21.14] horror

POV thriller You Are Not Alone caught our attention a few weeks back with a gorgeous trailer and it seems we're not the only ones who were impressed. The folks at DC Medias liked the movie so much they'll be representing it when it has its debut at the Cannes Market and to celebrate, You Are Not Alone has launched a spiffy new sales trailer. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.21.14] Canada thriller drama

One of the movies that really surprised me in both scope and performance at last year's VIFF was writer/director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais's Whitewash (review). The thriller begins as the story of a lonely man named Bruce (Thomas Haden Church) who saves and befriends a down on his luck guy named Paul (the excellent Marc Labrèche), but what begins as the tale of tw... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.21.14] horror

Director A.D. Calvo has quickly become a favourite around these parts with his oddity and his ability to transform young casts that one would expect to find in cheesy horror fare and instead deliver horror stories that are a little more nuanced than Hollywood tends to produce (see The Midnight Game (review) as a perfect example). It's been some time since we first saw... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.17.14] Australia post apocalyptic thriller

The first trailer for David Michôd's The Rover suggested some deep rooted personal drama unfolding in a post-apocalyptic world of chaos and confrontation. Basically, it was looking spectacular. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

agentorange [Celluloid 04.16.14] post apocalyptic drama mystery

Sorry we're late to the plate on this one folks, but HBO dropped the first teaser trailer for The Leftovers, a new series based on the book by Tom Perrotta and developed by Damon Lindelof. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.16.14] Australia horror

Shannon Ashlyn and Philippe Klaus star as Katarina and Rutger, a pair of young, good looking German tourists taking in the beauty of Australia by backpacking across the country. The trip is going well until the pair encounter Mick Taylor (John Jarratt reprising his role), an apparently concerned citizen who advises the pair that it's illegal to camp on a national park... [Continue reading]

agentorange [Celluloid 04.16.14] horror

Eli Roth channels Cannibal Holocaust in The Green Inferno, his upcoming horror film that was held in pretty high regard by engre fans who saw the film at last year's Toronto International Film Fest and Fantastic Fest. In fact the film did so well, there is talk of a sequel already in the works. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.15.14] United Kingdom horror

Jon James Smith is a man of many talents. A cinematographer, editor and producer, he added writing and directing credits to his resume a couple of years ago with Spira. The short was selected for a number of horror film festivals last year and recently, Smith released it into the world for public consumption. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.10.14] Ireland (Republic of) horror

Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey is about to get a push onto the international scene in a really big way. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.10.14] scifi drama

Mike Cahill and Brit Marling exploded on the film scene three years ago with the release of the excellent Another Earth. Since that release, I've been keeping a close eye on Marling's moves(she's been quite busy in the years since) and on Cahill who has been a little slower in developing his next project. Not that I'm complaining. I'd rather he take his time and re-em... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.08.14] Netherlands drama fantasy comic

Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman is an odd duck. A modern fantasy, it features the dark undertones of the original Grimm Brother's fairy tales before Disney got a hold of them. It's wonderfully dark, occasionally funny with a decisively violent streak throughout. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 04.08.14] zombies

Prepare yourselves people. The Asylum is coming to TV on a regular basis. Oh yes, the guys that have brought us cheap rip offs of everything from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies) to Snakes on a Plane (Snakes on a Train) and the ridiculous Sharknado, have signed a deal with Syfy to produce 13 episodes of a action-horror zombie series titled... [Continue reading (4 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.07.14] Malaysia scifi animation

Over the years, "War of the Worlds" has been interpreted for everything from radio to movies but few stories have imagined the aftermath of what would happen if the Martians decided to invade for a second time. Enter director Joe Pearson and writer David Abramowitz (of Highlander fame) who offer exactly that second invasion scenario in War of the Worlds: Goliath. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.07.14] horror

The story of a teenage boy who sees the ghost of a fellow classmate doesn't exactly inspire excitement but the fact that said story is directed by Carter Smith, a relative newcomer who managed to take the ridiculous premise of killer plants and managed to deliver an impressive horror movie in The Ruins, definitely gets my attention. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.04.14] Canada horror

Written, directed and starring the duo of Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Afflicted begins as a travelogue of two friends taking a yearlong trip around the world and documenting it for their friends and family at home. The trip kicks off in Spain where the pair meet up with a pair of friends who happen to be wrapping up their European tour and for a few days they have a gr... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.02.14] scifi animation action steampunk

While our review of War of the Worlds: Goliath will be posted later this week, we have a very, and I mean very, special giveaway to one special reader. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Bunker Blueprint 04.02.14] China scifi dystopic

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been called everything from the most dangerous man in China to one of the most powerful artists working today and though he's been under heavy surveillance by the Chinese government for years, he's continued to create and his latest project, a dystopian sci-fi short, is of particular interest to us lovers of the post-apocalypse. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.01.14] Indonesia action

The Raid 2: Berandal picks up a mere few hours after the conclusion of the first movie. Rama is recruited into a secretive arm of the police and charged with infiltrating a gang and digging up recon on dirty cops. He performs his job ridiculously well and after a two year stint in prison, he pretty much guarantees himself a job as a bodyguard/minder for the son of one... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.01.14] post apocalyptic scifi action

Sometimes great behind the scenes/making of videos come from the strangest places. One of the best I've seen for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer (trailer) comes from none other than ARRI Rental, a German based company with offices spanning the globe, specializing in the rental of camera equipment, lighting, grip and logistics for movies. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [General News 03.31.14] scifi action comic

Dredd fans had much to rejoice about at this past weekend's Emerald City Comic Con. On Saturday Karl Urban regaled the massive main hall crowd with tales from Star Trek and Dredd (review) and it was clear from his impassioned commentary that he was not only willing but very much looking forward to the chance to return for a Dredd sequel. His little talk may have had s... [Continue reading (3 comments)]

agentorange [Celluloid 03.28.14] action thriller

Hustle. Heist. Repeat. Julian Gilbey's UK thriller Plastic is getting ready for its May release, so we've got a new trailer, poster and still featuring Mem Ferda as "Tariq". [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.27.14] scifi horror

A couple of year ago, news surfaced that one of the largegst cult film series of all time would get a sequel. We haven't heard much about that long awaited new entry into the Phantasm series but it looks like a sequel isn't only on the way – it's almost here. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.27.14] scifi fantasy

One could argue that nothing The Wachowski's have produced is truly original since they borrow from so many sources but no one can fault them for trying to do something original with those borrowed pieces. Jupiter Ascending feels like epic space opera, not really a new concept, but man, few filmmakers have 1) the gumption to try to pull it off and 2) the budget to do ... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.25.14] scifi action

I was a bit confused by the first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow but now I'm completely baffled. [Continue reading (6 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.25.14] action adventure

I feel bad for Kellan Lutz. The kid's got charisma but when it comes to facing off against Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) he's at a real disadvantage. We already know the Lutz headlined The Legend of Hercules failed rather miserably but is there any hope for the Johnson headlined Brett Ratner extravaganza simply titled Hercules? If the first trailer is any indication t... [Continue reading (6 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.20.14] Germany drama avant-garde

Clocking in at nearly five hours, Nymphomaniac is Lars von Trier's opus. As noted in the opening disclaimer of each part, it's not the director's final vision but essentially, he's not arguing about the cuts in exchange for the movie getting some sort of release because really, what's the point of making a movie like Nymphomaniac if no one is going to see it, raise ey... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.19.14] scifi thriller

We first heard of director William Eubank a few years ago when he erupted onto our radar with LOVE (review). I didn't love that movie, it was a bit too abstract in concept for my liking, but I loved Eubank's visual style and how he mixes music and images. He showed promise as someone to watch and it looks like with his follow-up, another sci-fi offering titled The Sig... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.19.14] Germany drama avant-garde

There's been a lot of buzz and a few trailers and clips for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac kicking around for the last few months but most of the material has been in support of the release of Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 which has been available on VOD for a few weeks. But with Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 making a VOD bow this Friday, we finally get a look at the second part of von Tr... [Continue reading]

agentorange [Celluloid 03.19.14]

Nacho Vigalondo's films usually premiere at Fantastic Fest. After festival hits Timecrimes and Extraterrestrial, his latest premiered at South by Southwest. Stars Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey joined Vigalondo on the streets of Austin before and after the premiere of Open Windows. Wood stars as Nick Chambers, a fan of actress Jill Goddard (Grey). [Continue reading]

agentorange [Celluloid 03.15.14] action

It was recently announced that Patrick Hughes was signed to direct the English Language remake of The Raid. Original The Raid director Gareth Evans was in Austin for South by Southwest and we landed an exclusive interview for The Raid 2: Berandal, which opens at the end of March. We’ll bring you the full interview later, but I did ask Evans what he thought of Hu... [Continue reading]

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