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Christopher Webster [Cathode Ray Mission 05.29.15] horror

Starz has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Ash vs Evil Dead. The series is considered a sequel to the original franchise, not a reboot, and yes it stars Bruce Campbell. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.28.15] action comedy kungfu

A couple of weeks ago we saw the truly awesome music video for "True Survivor," the main title track to the Kickstarter sensation project Kung Fury. If you thought that music video was spectacular, prepare yourself because the full short is that level of awesome cheesiness stretched over 30 minutes in what is quite likely the greatest thing to ever come out of Kicksta... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 05.28.15] post apocalyptic zombies apocalyptic horror

Some more footage has emerged for AMC's upcoming spin-off of The Walking Dead called Fear the Walking Dead. Unfortunately, it's part of a trailer for the full slate of shows coming to AMC later in 2015. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.28.15] action comedy

American Ultra is the weird stoner comedy action movie you didn't know you wanted to see. It's like Harold and Kumar crossed with Bourne and though it sounds like a disaster, it actually looks ridiculously fun. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.28.15] United Kingdom scifi horror action thriller

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quietearth [Celluloid 05.28.15] United Kingdom scifi thriller

Those of you who remember the excellent Rock Hudson flick Seconds will notice some striking similarities with this storyline. For the uninitiated, I'd highly recommend Seconds as it's about a man who gets a new face and a new identity. Brand New-U is directed by Simon Pummell who did the excellently weird biopic Shock Head Soul. Brand New-U premiers at the Edinburgh I... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

quietearth [Celluloid 05.28.15] Germany thriller drama

This is adapted from an unfinished Franz Kafka short story and heavily modified as the original is about a "creature" who lives in a system of tunnels and this has a guy and and an apartment block. We initially reported on this back in 2009 and I'm glad to see it got made. really, I don't know how we missed this. [Continue reading]

Manuel de Layet [Celluloid 05.27.15] France drama experimental arthouse

This one is... special.

Initially, my stance on this film was "even the most scathing review would be giving exposure to something that should never have see the light of day". Yet the sheer mediocrity exuding from every frame of this miserable, two-hour documentary on mongrel apes rutting and eating their own feces is clogging my thought process. One of those lo... [Continue reading]

quietearth [Celluloid 05.27.15] scifi horror fantasy

The Protokon looks like it is heavily influenced, if not a straight homage, to Beyond the Black Rainbow. It's got the same shrouded video style along with the whole 80s vibe and it looks quite promising, even if obviously done on a small budget. Some of the acting and voiceovers are unfortunately amateurish, but it's received positive reviews from some small outlets. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.26.15] Egypt scifi dystopic

Known in the Arab world as the first best selling author of horror and fantasy, Ahmed Khaled Towfik remains largely unknown in the Western world but if producer and director Rami Imam has any say in the matter, that might all change very soon. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.26.15] Norway drama

Norwegian director Joachim Trier first caught my attention a few years ago when I had the chance to see his feature film debut Reprise. The young director has continued to make waves, his 2011 follow-up Oslo, August 31st (trailer) premiered at Cannes to much praise and this year, Trier returned to Cannes with his English language debut Louder Than Bombs. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.26.15] horror

We haven't been following the developments around It very closely and it turns out, it was probably for the better because the project, which up until now has sounded a little too good to be true, apparently was too good to be true. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.26.15] Canada scifi horror

David Hewlett is best known for his work in movies and TV, everything from Vincenzo Natali projects to "Stargate: Atlantis," and though he's still acting (he's back on TV this summer in the limited series "Dark Matter"), Hewlett is also exercising his other artistic muscles. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [DVD News 05.26.15] post apocalyptic

Hold onto your Mad Max Blu-ray Trilogies, folks, because they're officially OOP and no longer stocked by Amazon. The reason is likely a new four film anthology collection planned for release in September. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.26.15] scifi thriller

The story of how Andy Weir's originally self-published book "The Martian" came to be directed by Ridley Scott is a page taken from every independent writer's dream journal. You finish your book. It gets rejected, so you self-publish it. It finds an audience, which captures the attention of the NY publishers. It's quickly optioned and actually gets greenlit with a majo... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.26.15] horror fantasy adventure

The Legend of Conan, which is set to star Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role after more than 30 years, will be a direct sequel to John Millius' 1982 film. How, you ask? Well, to be even more specific, "think Unforgiven... with a sword-wielding barbarian," said producer/co-writer Chris Morgan of Furious 7 fame. Yes please! [Continue reading]

Manuel de Layet [Celluloid 05.25.15] thriller drama mystery crime

The latest Villeneuve, Sicario laboriously tries to commit that simple a concept as Aphorism 146 into moving pictures. The result is flavorless, predictable and, as with a good cross section of the official selection this year, hardly worthy of being seen on a big screen. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.22.15] horror

Eli Roth isn't doing so well these days. While "Hemlock Grove" is doing nicely on Netflix, we've yet to hear anything about the release (theatrical or otherwise) of The Green Inferno (trailer) and now his newest endeavour Knock Knock (teaser), though picked up by Lionsgate, continues to sit without a release date. It's like we're doomed never to see another Roth movie... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.22.15] horror

The latest offering from Blumhouse is Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing's The Gallows a found footage slasher about a ghost that's haunting a school. Or maybe just haunting a group of students. Hard to tell. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.22.15] United Kingdom drama history

Roman Polanski's Macbeth is generally considered one, if not the best, onscreen adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play and though some may argue that we don't need another version, it's been a very long time since we've seen a fresh take on the material and even longer since this much talent has been attached. [Continue reading]

Jason Widgintgon [Celluloid 05.21.15] horror fantasy adventure

The original intention was to make a modern, effects-heavy horror remake of 1967’s more literal adaptation of Gogol’s Viy. But, in a probable effort to garner more international interest and distribution, it was decided that it should be more of a dark fantasy about an English cartographer named Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) who sets out to map previous... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Cathode Ray Mission 05.21.15] post apocalyptic zombies horror comic

Demarest, the company that funded Kevin Smith’s Tusk, announced it will developing George A. Romero’s “Empire of the Dead,” 15-issue graphic novel for television. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.20.15] post apocalyptic

Spoiler Warning, obviously... [Continue reading (13 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.20.15] zombies horror

We've had our eye on Cooties for a long time. The horror comedy co-written by Glee scribe Ian Brennan and Saw series writer Leigh Whannell has been a particular source of curiosity as it tackles something of a taboo subject in gory films - the mass killing of snot-nosed children. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

quietearth [Celluloid 05.20.15] cyberpunk scifi

We're in the middle of a cyberpunk renaissance with heaps of new games and fiction along with VR itself right around the corner, so it's no surprise that someone else is making a run through the matrix trying to get a Neuromancer adaptation made. Guess whose trying this time: Lucas Foster - the producer behind Mr. and Mrs. Smith. What a brilliant way to market a produ... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Manuel de Layet [Celluloid 05.19.15] Greece scifi comedy thriller

Funny how, just by reading this synopsis for The Lobster, you know it's a Yorgos Lanthimos movie. The blandly descriptive names are as much his trademark as his acute eye for the mind numbing inanity of our social constructs. [Continue reading]

Manuel de Layet [Celluloid 05.19.15] horror thriller

It's one of those "wasp landing on a porcupine" conundrums. You can't possibly care for the protagonists unless you're 12 and in rebel phase, and the opposition deserves whatever happens to them. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.19.15] fantasy adventure

After seeing Moon (review) we knew Duncan Jones was destined for great things, but the young director pretty much skyrocketed up a tentpole. His next film is Warcraft, which is based on the hit online video game World of Warcraft, and it's been a top secret affair. [Continue reading]

Manuel de Layet [Celluloid 05.19.15] fantasy avant-garde

What is both semantically and socially interesting in those particular Neapolitan fairy tales is only lingering as an afterthought here. In my reading of the tales as a child it always struck me that the whole point - the deep moral of all these tales - was that family, in particular immediate blood relatives, is the primal source of evil in the world. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.19.15] post apocalyptic scifi action adventure

Last year's release of The Maze Runner (review) continued the trend of PA YA fiction making its way to the big screen and Wes Ball's movie, an adaptation of the first book in James Dashner's series, turned out far better than anticipated and left the door wide open for a follow-up. [Continue reading]

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