Month: August 2018

Long before movies surrounding the likes of the Avengers, Spider-Man and Black Panther started dominating cinema screens, there was another Marvel Comics character that lead his own trilogy: Blade. We last saw the half-vampire, half-human in 2004 but now, actor Wesley Snipes has teased two new projects that seem to suggest the titular superhero will
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Writer-director Demián Rugna’s Terrified was one of FrightFest’s most hotly anticipated films, promising full-blooded scares (a promise made by the filmmaker in a charming and immensely quotable video intro), and it definitely starts with a bang. No sooner have we had the obligatory but decidedly creepy “hearing voices” scene than we’re witnessing a horrifying and
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Logan Marshall-Green gets creatively violent in brutal SF revenge movie Upgrade By Jonathan Hatfull 31-08-18 4,449 Released: 31 August 2018 Certificate: 15 Director: Leigh Whannell Writer: Leigh Whannell Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson, Benedict Hardie, Linda Cropper Distributor: Universal If you like this, try… Robocop A murdered cop is given a new cyborg
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This year’s FrightFest features three documentaries that hold up a mirror to the festival audience. For Cult Of Terror, Wolfman’s Got Nards and FrightFest: Beneath The Dark Heart Of Cinema all show that strange, intimate and weirdly obsessive connection that horror fans have to the films that feed their insatiable hunger for cathartic thrills and
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With their previous film JeruZalem, Israeli brothers Doron and Yoav Paz refreshed found footage with intradiegetic ‘Smart Glasses’, and reinvigorated the tropes of zombie apocalypse by staging them on their conflicted home territory of Jerusalem, and inflecting them with Dark Angels, Nephilim and other monsters from the Old Testament and Talmud. Their latest, The Golem,
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Earlier this week, it was announced that Saturday Night Live star Alec Baldwin was set to star in Joker, an upcoming origin movie centred around Batman’s make-upped and maniacal nemesis. But now, the actor has revealed that he has dropped out of the project. Talking to USA Today, Baldwin claimed that scheduling issues were to blame
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Amazon Studios has revealed the first clip for upcoming supernatural horror Suspiria and having watched it, all we can think about it whether Michael Jackson really was onto something when he uttered these famous lyrics: “Blame it on the boogie!” The two-minute footage sees artistic director Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) instructing her dance class to work
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Climax opens near its end, with a god’s-eye aerial view of virgin snow being disturbed by the staggering traversal – and collapse – of a young, blood-stained woman dressed in a tank top. Text appears on screen which reads, “To our creators who are no longer with us,” framing the full listed credits which immediately
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“I feel like King Kong in New York,” says Ennio Midena (Stefan Sauk) to Simone Karlsson (Lena Nilsson) in Kristian A. Söderström’s Videoman (Videomannen), “I should have been extinct a long time ago.” Ennio is a fish out of water in more ways than one. A ‘flat broke’ migrant who washed up on Sweden’s shores
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It begins – and ends – at the beginning. The latest film from writer/director Gonzalo Calzada, whose previous Resurrection has proven Argentina’s most watched horror, Luciferina opens with a CG representation of a spermatozoon fertilising an egg – and it (literally) climaxes with a ‘big bang’, and the cycle of new beginnings continuing. It is also
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When, in John Landis’ The Blues Brothers, Jake and Eliot roll up at Bob’s Country Bunker claiming to be booked artists the Good Ol’ Boys, half the joke is the absurdity of seeing an urban rhythm and blues band having to impersonate a country-and-western outfit. Though more horror than comedy, Lasso, the feature debut of
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“It’s me or the omelette,” says middle-aged Carlos (Eduardo Antuña), about twenty minutes into Caye Casas and Alberto Pintó’s Killing God (Matar a Dios). Carlos’ wife Ana (Itziar Castro) is insisting that his father Eduardo (Francesc Orella) eat the last slice of Spanish omelette that she prepared for this New Year’s Eve family dinner. Carlos
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Pimped opens with its action framed. Through the window of a yellow-lit door, we see blue-lit revellers in the room beyond, dancing to Peaches’ ‘Fuck the Pain Away’. DP Josh Flavell’s camera slowly pulls outs to reveal, on this side of the door, a tuxedoed Lewis (Benedict Samuel) telling Kenneth (Robin Goldsworthy) not to listen
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Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is working on a Bewitched reboot for ABC By Poppy-Jay Palmer 24-08-18 1,657 Another day, another reboot in the works… This time, it’s Bewitched, which is being explored by ABC. Kenya Barris, the creator and writer of ABC shows Black-ish and Grown-ish, is currently developing the series after receiving a pilot production commitment. The new
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Hans Zimmer is returning to the DCEU to score Wonder Woman 1984 By Poppy-Jay Palmer 23-08-18 256 The composer behind Wonder Woman’s badass Batman V Superman guitar motif has got the Amazon covered again: Hans Zimmer is returning to the DCEU to compose Wonder Woman 1984. He will be taking over from Rupert Gregson-Williams, who wrote the score for
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