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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.28.16] Netherlands horror

Best known for his work as producer on the excellent Frankenstein's Army (review) and Dead End, Nick Jongerius is trying his hand at another aspect of filmmaking: directing. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.28.16] scifi horror thriller

Holy crap, people! Well Go USA Entertainment (who mostly handle Asian releases) has acquired the rights to director Don Coscarell’s entire Phantasm franchise, including the fifth in the series, Phantasm: Ravager! And there's more! [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.28.16] action thriller

Zhang Yimou is back in a very big way. The director of Raise the Red Lantern, Hero and House of Flying Daggers among many others, is taking on his second biggest project to date (pretty sure nothing will beat the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics): a good old monster movie called The Great Wall. Starring none other than Jason Bourne. Because... wh... [Continue reading]

Jason Widgington [Celluloid 07.28.16] Australia horror

Red Christmas starts amid protests outside of an abortion clinic with a voice-over about how it is a huge issue on both sides of the debate. Inside the clinic, a woman is in the midst of having an abortion when a protester's bomb goes off. In all the chaos that ensues, the bomber sees her half dead fetus and takes it with him to raise as his own. It is now twenty yea... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 07.27.16] post apocalyptic scifi horror action

First of all... Neil LaBute is the writer/showrunner on a Syfy series? Okay. This new take on the Dracula myth takes place in a post-apocalyptic future that is not unlike the one we saw in Fury Road. Okay, I'm listening, TV show. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 07.27.16]

M. Night Shyamalan is slowly but surely escaping from director jail by going back to basics and doing what he's always done best: directing lean thrillers with good writing. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.25.16] Japan anime cyberpunk

Already a successful seven part animated series, Tsutomu Nihei's celebrated cyberpunk series "Blame!" is getting yet another adaptation this time, in the form of a movie. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.25.16] United Kingdom post apocalyptic scifi horror thriller mystery

As the story begins, we're thrown into a the middle of a war that appears to have been raging for some time. One by one we're introduced to our main cast of mercenaries lead by Rupert Evans (Hellboy) who does great work here as does many of the character actors. The squad has two hostages, blindfolded and clothed in orange jumpsuits. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Simon Read [Celluloid 07.25.16] Republic of Korea zombies horror action thriller

The first thing to say about Train to Busan is that it's basically pretty good. Yeon pushes the human drama as well as the action and gore, and thanks to a careful balancing act this pays off big time. When compared to your standard 'Zombies on a ... '-type film (Flight of the Living Dead, Dead Cruise, etc), there really is no competition, and even next to Snakes on... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 07.25.16] horror

Drafthouse Films has announced the upcoming release of ABC’s of Death 2 1⁄2: World Competition Edition, the result of an extensive global campaign intended to spotlight the most passionate and talented upcoming filmmakers in the horror genre. [Continue reading]

Jason Widgington [Celluloid 07.25.16] horror comedy thriller

Michael St. Michaels (with a whopping 9 acting credits since 1974 on IMDb) plays Ronnie, a disco walking tour owner whose son, Brayden (Sky Elobar), works and lives with him. Ronnie's dietary habits are not healthy, to say the least: let's just say he enjoys a little bit of food with his grease. When one of the disco tour's clients (Elizabeth De Razzo) takes a likin... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.25.16] post apocalyptic

Teddy Cecil's Helio is getting some buzz out of Comic Com weekend where it won "best sci-fi/fantasy film" after screening at the Comic Con Independent Film Festival. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.25.16] United Kingdom comedy cult thriller drama

Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle all reunite in "T2" the official sequel to Danny Boyle's breakout hit, trainspotting. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.24.16] France scifi

Mateo Gil's Realive introduces us to one of those special people: artist Marc Jarvis. Young, handsome and successful, at 33 Marc is diagnosed with cancer and given less than a year to live. Rather than let his body deteriorate, he chooses to end his life on his own terms and cryonically preserve himself while still relatively healthy in hopes that when his form of c... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 07.23.16] horror adventure

Explorers encounter a gigantic ape and other creatures on a mysterious island in Kong: Skull Island. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Jason Widgington [Celluloid 07.23.16] Argentina horror

Virginia (Julieta Cardinali) and her daughter Rebeca (Fiorela Duranda) are on the road in search of greener pastures, escaping from an unhappy situation. Rebeca's disappearance from a gas station pit stop sets the stage for Virginia's ordeal, as she frantically searches for her daughter. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 07.23.16] fantasy

When it was announced that Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" was getting a TV adaptation, the internet went nuts. Fantasy fans were excited at the prospect of a smart new show, Gaiman fans were excited at the prospect of seeing one of the author's best works being adapted and me... well, I was excited that the project was being produced by Bryan Fuller (of "Hannibal," "D... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.23.16] horror

A few months ago we got a first look at Adam Wingard's upcoming new horror film The Woods and we were rightfully excited. The teaser suggested some great things to come not to mention it comes to us from from the man behind The Guest and You're Next, both super solid thrillers. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Cathode Ray Mission 07.22.16] post apocalyptic zombies horror

[UPDATE: Full Season 7 trailer posted!]

While many fans threw up their hands in anger after the decision to end The Walking Dead season 6 with the crazy cliffhanger of who Negan may have killed (was it anyone?) with his barbwire baseball bat, I was secretly relieved. Call me a wimp if you want, but the latter half of that season was so emotionally devastating I don... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 07.21.16] scifi action adventure

EuropaCorp and Luc Besson presented seven minutes of footage from VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS at the San Diego Comic Con today and the crowd literally went wild. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.21.16] thriller history

Operation Avalanche is the second feature from Canadian filmmaker Matt Johnson whose indie comedy The Dirties gained a lot of attention a few years ago when it was embraced by Kevin smith who released the film through his Smodco film label. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.20.16] horror

Ash vs. Evil Dead season one was an absurdist good time with Bruce Campbell killing it as aging Ash. If you haven't caught up with the series it's highly recommended. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.20.16] action martial arts

Well, if you're going to remake an 80s action movie, you could do a lot worse than Kickboxer - especially with the current popularity of UFC and MMA. So here we have it: Kickboxer: Vengeance an update of the 1989 classic which originally starred JCVD as Kurt Sloane. This time around, the action star returns as the master while newcomer Alain Moussi takes on the role o... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.20.16] action

I am not ashamed to admit that I love xXx. I love the concept of a guy who loves extreme sports getting himself mixed up with the government. I love how silly it is. I love Vin Diesel as Xander Cage. It's fun, doesn't take itself too seriously and is ridiculously watchable. Now, nearly 15 years since the original was released, Xander is making a return. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.19.16] western

I've got to give Ti West credit: he doesn't make the same movie twice and his latest, a western titled In a Valley of Violence is no exception. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.19.16] Hong Kong action comedy

Generally speaking, I would skip a movie starring Johnny Knoxville but there's just too much other good stuff working in Skiptrace's favor; namely Jackie Chan and Renny Harlin. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 07.19.16] Japan scifi action

We've already had a few glimpses of the newly minted Godzilla which will be gracing the big screen in the Japan later this month in Godzilla Resurgence and it looks pretty badass. [Continue reading]

Jason Widgington [Celluloid 07.19.16] scifi thriller mystery

Rapace plays single mother Renee Morgan, whose teenaged son is prone to emotional and angry outbursts. As the audience watches them prepare for their day, we notice that, oddly, some of what we’re seeing is through the eyes of hidden surveillance cameras positioned in and around their home. After dropping her son off at his father’s for the weekend, Rene... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 07.18.16] horror

Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones) FINALLY has a new flick out called The Devil’s Candy. It premiered at TIFF last year and is supposed to be wonderful, but has not landed a US distributor yet for some reason. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.18.16] cyberpunk scifi thriller mystery

Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Enemy) starts shooting Blade Runner 2 this month. The only things we know about the story is there is a search for Deckard, and that pretty much everyone involved says the script is incredible. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

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