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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.04.18] horror

Ah, the Slender Man. The internet meme which has taken on a life of it's own and even been cited as the cause for murder. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.04.18] horror

Ah, Blumhouse. I was wondering when we'd see the first offering of the year from the mega horror production house and it looks like the culprit this year will be Truth or Dare which, rather sadly, looks more in line with the mediocre horror the studio tends to produce than with Get Out. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 01.04.18] action adventure

My knee jerk reaction to the re-emergence of the Kickboxer franchise a couple of years ago was scepticism but somewhere between Alain Moussi's charm (interview) and JCVD playing sensei, I was won over by Kickboxer: Vengeance (trailer) so yeah, you'd better believe I'm looking forward to the follow-up: Kickboxer: Retaliation. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 01.02.18] United Kingdom comedy drama

The year is just starting and Netflix wants to be sure you have more to watch after binging a load of original content over the holidays ("Mindhunter" and "Dark" are both stupendous and immediate must watches. The latest season of "Black Mirror" is more misses than hits. Bright is unexceptionally mediocre and really silly). The latest acquisition is "The End of the Fu... [Continue reading]

quietearth [Celluloid 12.22.17] post apocalyptic scifi horror action cult thriller adventure

While many critics and journalists are claiming 2017 to be a slam dunk year, I say it's been mixed overall with more misses than hits. But that's not to say there weren't a number of ambitious films, big and small, that wowed us. [Continue reading (9 comments)]

John Connor [DVD News 12.19.17] scifi horror action thriller adventure history

Slow week for home releases. First up on the blu-ray docket is Christopher Nolan's war drama, Dunkirk. In the epic film Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.19.17] drama crime

In 2015, Denis Villeneuve impressed most of us with Sicario, one of the more interesting entries into the world of cartel movies/the drug war since Traffic. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.18.17] New Zealand action steampunk adventure

Peter Jackson may be on a break from directing but he's not totally done with making movies and his latest project is looking fairly promising. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.14.17] Canada scifi action

What happens when you let a group of stunt guys make a movie? If you've got big names attached, you end up with something like John Wick but if you're not that fortunate, you settle for a smaller budget and pack as many stunts as you can into it and out comes something that looks a little like Kill Order. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.13.17] apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller adventure martial arts

Where Skyline was something of a close-quarters thriller where much of the action was confined to a single location, Beyond Skyline is a globe-hopping actioner that never seems satisfied to stay in one place for very long. From battling tentacled aliens on and under the streets of LA, to destroying Indonesian temples and everywhere in between, Beyond Skyline takes hug... [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.13.17] post apocalyptic scifi thriller drama

One of the small thrillers which has been burning up the genre festivals this past year is James Morrison's feature film debut Diverge. [Continue reading]



John Connor [Celluloid 12.13.17] post apocalyptic scifi horror thriller mystery

A new trailer for Alex Garland's next film has dropped and, wow. Annihilation is based on the book by Jeff VanderMeer which I would describe as post-apocalyptic by way of Stanley Kubrick. That is, it's trippy as f-- and next level bonkers. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [DVD News 12.13.17] scifi horror

Directed by Steve Miner the man behind such horror hits as Friday the 13th Part II, and Lake Placid, House remains one of the defining fright flicks of the 80's. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.12.17] Sweden horror documentary vampires werewolves

It has been a really great year for movies but one of the highlights of my film watching this year was first discovering and then having the opportunity to see World of Darkness (review), a documentary which delves head first and deep into White Wolf, "Vampire: The Masquerade" and the "World of Darkness." [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.12.17] post apocalyptic scifi dystopic

Wil Magness' evocative post-apocalyptic short The Manual take place in a dystopian future where the last human is raised by a machine. As he struggles with the loneliness of no human interaction, he questions the teachings of a mysterious religious 'Manual' which the machine claims is holy. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.10.17] book scifi action cult thriller adventure

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling book of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 12.10.17] scifi action thriller mystery noir adventure

A full trailer has emerged for Netflix's most expensive show, Altered Carbon. The series is based on the cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.08.17] post apocalyptic scifi action

After years of work, James Cameron's vision for a film based on "Battle Angel: Alita" is finally here and it looks... interesting. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.08.17] horror history

AMC's new series The Terror, based on Dan Simmons' historical horror novel of the same name, will have a two-hour series premiere on Monday, March 26 at 9 p.m. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.08.17] scifi thriller

Before you continue, there is more to this story than meets the eye. First though, XYZ Films and Ground Control Entertainment are partnering with SingularDTV to finance and produce New Frontiers, a sci-fi anthology consisting of five shorts films, which together will form one feature-length film. Futurism Studios will also serve as an executive producer on the project... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 12.08.17] thriller drama


When Pettyfer emerged in a mysterious trailer for Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein's The Strange Ones, I wasn't sure what to think but one this is certain: with his latest film, Pettyfer suggests that there may be more to him than just a pretty face. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 12.06.17] post apocalyptic zombies horror

Zombie fans! Saban Films has released the official Red Band trailer and some shiny new poster art for the Day of the Dead: Bloodline. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.06.17] scifi horror thriller

Netflix have released a bunch of new episode trailers for the upcoming fourth season of Black Mirror along with an official release date of December 29! [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 12.05.17] cyberpunk scifi

We were pretty excited a couple of years ago when Netflix announced they were going ahead with a 10 episode order of "Altered Carbon," an adaptation of Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk novel - the first in a series of three. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Contests 12.05.17] Australia scifi action adventure

There's a slew of great stuff out on home video today but one of the highlights is definitely Shane Abbess' The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One which most of us have been looking forward to since posting the first review last year. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.05.17] scifi horror action thriller mystery adventure

This holiday season, you may be home, but you re not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night or so she thinks. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.05.17] Canada thriller drama


The debut feature from writer/directors Carlos and Jason Sanchez, A Worthy Companion stars Wood as Laura, a beautiful young woman with relationship issues. The movie opens with a sexual encounter gone wrong but it's not until we see Laura speaking with William, her boss, that it becomes clear there's more to her story than simply kinky sex. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Film Festival 12.05.17] Canada horror war


The team of Canadian, American and British soldiers find themselves trapped in the underground facility and while they try to find an exit, the Germans return to erase all trace of their experiments because if news of their work was to escape, it's unlikely peace talks would continue and Germany could be eradicated for good. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [DVD News 12.05.17] post apocalyptic drama

Severin Films will release a newly restored edition of the infamous, life-altering post-apocalyptic TV movie Threads on January 30th! Along with The Day After and Testament, Threads is still the most visceral and devastating cultural expression of nuclear winter ever put to film. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 12.05.17] drama fantasy

RLJE Films announced they have acquired U.S. rights to the highly anticipated I Kill Giants from XYZ Films. Based on the acclaimed Man of Action graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura with a screenplay by Joe Kelly, the film was directed by Anders Walter, the Academy Award winning writer/director for the short Helium, and stars Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy... [Continue reading]

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