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agentorange [Celluloid 09.19.14] scifi action thriller adventure art arthouse avant-garde

Rian Johnson, the writer-director of Looper and the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII, talked with Terry Gilliam on the eve of the U.S. theatrical release of Gilliam’s new movie, The Zero Theorem. It's a podcast worth sharing. [Continue reading]

rochefort [Celluloid 09.19.14] horror comedy thriller

Wallace (Justin Long) is one half of The Not-See Party, a snarky podcast that he hosts with his best friend Teddy (Haley Joel Osment). Successful former geeks, Wallace and Teddy make a handsome living by offering up daily doses of the sort of pop culture commentary that will be familiar to pretty much anyone who has ever used the internet, and the money has turned Wa... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.18.14] post apocalyptic scifi action adventure

Based on the first novel of James Dashner's quadrilogy, The Maze Runner is a sci-fi infused, post apocalyptic update on William Golding's "Lord of the Flies." Heck, you can even say it has traces of "Lost" and Cube what with the mysterious set-up and all. [Continue reading]

agentorange [Celluloid 09.18.14] scifi

J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, has released a video titled "HUNKA JUNK" which features a sweeping look at the very detailed new Millennium crafted for Star Wars Episode VII. But it is what's within those details that might surprise you. [Continue reading]

The Crystal Ferret [Celluloid 09.17.14] horror

When reviewing Moonrise kingdom some time ago, I stated that the comedy potential of boy scouts was underused. CUB is the answer to my musings and then some. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.16.14] Canada thriller

Being a fan of the director's previous work, it was great to see that Egoyan's kidnapping thriller The Captive looked like a winner and perhaps a return to form for the director. Wishful thinking. Though it's a definite improvement on last year's offering, The Captive is also riddled with problems, all of them story related. [Continue reading]

agentorange [Celluloid 09.15.14] horror thriller

Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey) announced that director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the team behind indie home invasion festival hit You're Next (review), have signed on to his long gestating remake of the epic Korean revenge thriller I Saw the Devil. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

agentorange [Celluloid 09.15.14] Australia thriller

Writer-director Roderick MacKay and producer Justin McArdle are a talented team of Australian filmmakers who have just released an impressive short called Factory 293. Perhaps what's most impressive is they were able to transform their home of sunny Australia into the snowy landscape of rural 1940s Russia. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

agentorange [Celluloid 09.15.14] post apocalyptic book scifi action thriller adventure dystopic

The first trailer has premiered for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Danny Strong and Peter Craig, the film sees the revolution in full swing. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

The Crystal Ferret [Celluloid 09.12.14] Japan horror

This is a special one. I cannot for the death of me talk about how the story develops because it's as complex as a ball of yarn left unattended in a room full of kittens, and I was in such awe at the flawless execution during the entire movie that I didn't pay much attention to what was happening anyway. Consider seeing this one not as movie but as a masterclass on ci... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.12.14] action

I can't help myself OK? I fully realize I have a problem but when it comes to Keanu Reeves, I have a hard time saying no. But really, the trailer for John Wick is so gloriously cheesy awesome, how could anyone say no to it? [Continue reading (6 comments)]

The Crystal Ferret [Celluloid 09.11.14] Hungary drama

Yes this is getting ridiculous. [Continue reading]

The Crystal Ferret [Celluloid 09.11.14] Spain thriller crime

The Distance is the highbrow equivalent of the train wreck. You either avoid it completely or you watch it with morbid fascination until the last paramedic has picked-up the last bit of spleen. There is an unquenchable drive to see if it all means anything in the end. Meaning there is. Really. And it all makes sense in relation to itself and the ante-penultimate bit o... [Continue reading (4 comments)]

agentorange [Celluloid 09.09.14] scifi horror action thriller adventure

With World's Greatest Dad and God Bless America (review), Bobcat Goldthwait has proven himself to be something of an auteur. Certainly, he's an uncompromising storyteller, unafraid of ruffling a few feathers with controversial content. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

The Crystal Ferret [Celluloid 09.09.14] Australia apocalyptic thriller drama

Ferrara's tried his hand at the apocalypse with 4:44 (review), and while being great in it's own scale it can easily be summed up as "hipster/mellow jazz/Valium" while this is more "white trash/grind core/amphetamines." The difference between hipster and white trash is a subtle one I concede, but the others aspects amount to a tremendous change in pace and themes. The... [Continue reading]

agentorange [Celluloid 09.09.14] post apocalyptic zombies

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres Sunday, October 12 on AMC and the pressure is on for this season to bring back some viewers who were less than impressed with the slow TV style the show is maintaining. While I was a fan of last season and some of the twisted episodes, I can agree that there was some real dullsville filler going on that didn't seem to add much to pl... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [DVD News 09.09.14] France scifi romance documentary war

Director Chris Marker, best known to the general public for the spectacular short film La Jetée (a film that has inspired a wide range of films and filmmakers, most notably Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys), is currently at the center of a mini resurgence. His 1997 film Level Five was recently restored and has been making the Cinematheque rounds over the last year, ... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.09.14] Japan horror thriller

If there's a director that continuously expands my brain to the point of breaking it has got to be Takashi Miike. His movies are always weird, often violent and of varying degrees of quality which may be because he makes so many of them it's sometimes hard to keep track. This year, he's got two to share: the Fantastic Fest selected Over Your Dead Body and the manga ba... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.08.14] horror

Devil possession and the Amish seem to go hand in hand so well that I'm a bit surprised this is the first time I've seen a horror movie with this setting and even more surprising, one that doesn't look like a total write-off. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

The Crystal Ferret [Celluloid 09.08.14] Ireland (Republic of) horror thriller

Out we go with the suspense: this one's not bad. But it didn't quite cut it into the "good" territory either. It feels far too formulaic, even taking into consideration the intended "self-aware" stance behind it. On the way to sentience it may be but for now, it's still not as clever as it wants to be. [Continue reading]

The Crystal Ferret [Celluloid 09.05.14] comedy thriller crime

This is normally the part where I'm supposed to retell the pitch, talk about the quaint whimsical "middle-of-nowhere, America" setting of The Voices and call it Wes Anderson-esque, present the cast and characters, do the predictable jokes on "the voices made me do it," throw David Lynch in the fray, and basically fill up space with pre-chewed garbage according to the ... [Continue reading]

agentorange [Celluloid 09.05.14] scifi

Oh man, until game dialogue and delivery gets better these games will never live up to their own instance that they are somehow becoming better than movies. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.05.14] scifi horror romance

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return to the wild world of horror features (the pair have a short in the upcoming V/H/S sequel) with a movie that looks interesting, even if it feels very similar to something else you may have seen earlier this year. [Continue reading (6 comments)]

quietearth [Celluloid 09.05.14] scifi horror animation

Quite a while back we reported on Grzegorz Jonkajtys trying to get his first feature, entitled Snow King, off the ground and we now have a proof of concept teaser for you. It's quite stunning, and it all has to do with puppets and evil. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.04.14] United Kingdom scifi thriller

We'd already had a pretty good look at the aliens in Monsters: Dark Continent but it looks like Vertigo is putting it all out there before the movie's release and a newly minted trailer has appeared that features even more alien action. [Continue reading (13 comments)]

agentorange [Celluloid 09.02.14] Belgium horror

Belgian born Jonas Govaerts' first feature, a horror film that sees a group of scouts set upon by a madman in the woods called CUB, premieres at the Toronoto International Film Festival. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.02.14] horror animation comedy

The bad thing with anthology films is that the quality can vary from short to short but that also happens to be the good thing about anthology films because if something is really terrible, it'll be over in just a few minutes and a new possible bit of awesome starts. That was certainly the case with the first ABCs of Death and that's likely also going to be true of th... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.02.14] Hungary drama western

After watching the trailer for Szabolcs Hajdu's Mirage a couple of times, I am absolutely convinced that Hajdu's new movie is one to see, particularly for fans of revisionist westerns. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 09.02.14] China apocalyptic drama

Earlier this year director Jason Wishnow launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his latest short film. Mostly shot on location in China and starring world renowned artist Ai Weiwei, The Sand Storm premiered at Telluride over the weekend and is now available online. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.28.14] documentary

When it comes to the world of practical effects, Tom Savini is kind of a god. If you grew up in the 80s watching horror movies, chances are you've seen and perhaps even been had nightmares thanks to Savini's work. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

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