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Although your humble correspondent missed three days of TriBeCa films in a row due to a back injury, there was no way he could miss Maggie. Director Henry Hobson was able to attract Arnold Schwarzenegger to his low-key zombie project, despite the fact that Hobson was making his feature debut with a budget so small that you could make Maggie two or three times over for the amount that Arnold was paid to appear in Terminator: Genisys. The uniqueness of Hobson’s vision is evident from the first scene, where he is able to establish clearly the particulars of his zombie semi-apocalypse with only the barest minimum of exposition. As society teeters on the edge, both law and medicine struggling to handle the “Necroambulist” virus, Abigail Breslin plays the infected Maggie and Schwarzenegger plays her father, agonizing over the decision of what to do when she turns.
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- Mark Young
Three new clips have arrived online for Maggie, the upcoming zombie thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator Genysis), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Joely Richardson (Maybe Baby).
See Also: Read our review of Maggie here
Maggie is a precocious young woman growing up with all the typical teen angst and stress that girls her age face. But the difference is Maggie is infected with a virus, and is slowly turning into a zombie. Society exists as a post-zombie pandemic world where those infected are treated like patients and the zombies are taken care of. Maggie is holed up in her remote house with her father Wade who is looking after her. He believes he can save her from the virus, restoring her to good health. But as the virus advances and slowly consumes Maggie’s body, tensions run high and their father/daughter relationship is put to the test. This »
- Scott J. Davis
"Skynet has created a new Terminator to stop us." After the most recent trailer for Terminator: Genisys gave away a pretty big plot twist for the franchise sequel, some international TV spots bring that twist to the forefront of the marketing in Asian markets. However, there's also some new bits of footage here, including shots of the aged Terminator (old Arnold Schwarzenegger) fighting with the Schwarzenegger from the 80s. In addition, we also get to see some more shots of the advanced Terminator coming to blows with Schwarzenegger. And they're still milking that "I'll be back," line for everything it's worth. Watch below! Here's the international TV spots for Terminator: Genisys from Paramount International: You can still watch the most recent trailer for Terminator: Genisys right here. Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," Thor: The Dark World) and written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, »
- Ethan Anderton
Schwarzenegger moves away from his usual action hero roles for director Henry Hobson's Maggie to play a doting father in a time of crisis.
In this new clip, Wade has a heartfelt discussion with Maggie about why he would never abandon her in her time of need.
The low-budget drama is to debut in a limited number of theatres and on VOD, rather than a wide release.
Maggie opens on May 8 in the Us and July 17 in the UK. »
If you caught the last twist-revealing trailer for Terminator: Genisys, then it’s likely that you’re aware of the movie’s unique conceit. The savior of humanity, leader of the resistance and all-around champion of mankind, John Connor is no longer on our side. As the franchise ‘reset’ takes liberties with every aspect of the series beloved by fans, Genisys has strung up its guiding light as the harbinger of doom. There’s no denying the fact that as daring, unexpected moves go, it’s ballsy. But did we really need to know so much about what’s an arguably intriguing plot point?
Paramount’s decision to clue us in to what could have been a Gotcha! moment in theaters wasn’t a mistake, and that particular narrative quirk continues to drive this new batch of international TV spots. The focus of which hones in on the movie »
- Gem Seddon
Read More: Tribeca Review: Arnold Schwarzenegger Surprises in Zombie Drama 'Maggie' Three clips have been released for the Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie drama "Maggie," which made its debut at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Schwarzenegger as Wade, a small-town farmer and father of teenager Maggie (Abigail Breslin) who has been bitten by a zombie. Even as Maggie's condition worsens, Wade continues to fight in an effort to protect his daughter. In the clip above, we get to see the nature of this father-daughter relationship in action, as Maggie expresses deep concern over her father's decision to rescue her. The clips also tease a strained relationship between Wade, Maggie and her stepmother (Jolely Richardson), who appears to be more overtly disturbed by her stepdaughter's condition than her husband. It should be interesting to watch the tension grow between Wade and his seemingly not-so-supportive wife. "Maggie" will »
- Jena Keahon
"Come on, don't do this... not yet." In the living dead drama Maggie, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Wade, a father struggling to cope with his daughter's (Abigail Breslin) intensifying zombie infection. The movie recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is scheduled to hit theaters and VOD on May 8th, and is teased in a new clip.
"The film tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, their relationship is tested, a father’s love holding on stronger than the disease. This heart-wrenching twist on the zombie apocalypse puts a human face on an inexplicable horror."
- Derek Anderson
A world premiere this week at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival, the Henry Hobson-directed, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin-starring zombie drama approaches its national release on May 8th. Arnold himself dropped a new clip, in which his farmland father Wade struggles to care for a transforming daughter. Maggie is largely a subdued, tender zombie…
The post Clip: A Daughter Transforms in Zombie Drama, Maggie appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
If nothing else, Maggie deserves credit for approaching zombies from a whole new angle. While the angst of watching a loved one get infected is a common trope of the genre, it is rarely if ever the main focus of a zombie movie. But as Maggie shows, it’s a premise with great potential. Unfortunately, Maggie also shows […]
- Angie Han
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have released five new international TV spots for their upcoming summer blockbuster Terminator Genisys, which are packed full of new footage from the film. Check them out…
When John Connor (Jason Clarke, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, Insurgent) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
- Scott J. Davis
Last week Paramount released a new Terminator Genisys trailer that gave away one of the film's twists. Not by accident or anything, they very deliberately looked at what they had and decided to give you more. Why? Not sure. It feels like the movie has a perception problem but I have no idea what the actual audience awareness level for it is. I don't know how it;s tracking. But it feels like they needed to throw something else at the audience because... well, they did. These new Japanese clips really lean into that new information. If you choose to watch them you'll be seeing a lot of new footage, almost all of it centering around what was supposed to be an in-viewing reveal. That's not necessarily a bad thing, I haven't read the script so for all I know there will be more surprises coming. And I have hope about something else now. »
- Evan Dickson
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including some of the most anticipateed Summer blockbusters and more, including: Terminator Genisys, Mad Max Fury Road, The Gallows, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Four, The Visit, The Dead Lands, Monsters: Dark Continent, Mr. Holmes, Tomorrowland and Black Mass.
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
- Phil Wheat
Directed by Henry Hobson
A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
The world is in the midst of an apocalypse the media has dubbed “The Turn,” in which much of humanity has succumbed to a “necro-ambulant” condition … a scientific way of saying that people everywhere are turning into flesh-rotting zombies. Martial law is declared, countries are on lockdown, and if you’re bitten by one of the walking dead you’re closely watched by family members over the course of about two weeks, after which time you are either terminated by a loved one or interred into a mass holding pen, a filthy quarantine zone where zombies are free to munch on each other until they completely phase out. »
- Gary Collinson
Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of the Tribeca Film Festival, in his introduction to the world premiere of Maggie, the first feature by Henry Hobson - starring some guy you may have heard of named Arnold Schwarzenegger - called the film "a cross between a zombie movie and a family melodrama." That's as accurate a description as any for what this film aspires to be, and largely achieves. The zombie genre - and there's more than enough films, not to mention TV, books, comics, etc., to qualify as such - has proven elastic enough to encompass many variations and combinations. Maggie, as Gilmore indicated, combines the zombie movie with an arthouse-friendly family drama. It's an elegantly made, moody and restrained piece, capped with an equally...
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It.s strange how cinematic math doesn.t always add up. I mean, Kevin James as a bumbling security guard bouncing into things trying to be funny should be box office poison, while Arnold Schwarzenegger tackling zombies should be every 80.s action fan.s fantasy come true. But if we all knew the answers to Hollywood's equations, then the world would be a dull place, which is why Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 has probably already grossed more than $50 million, and Maggie is unforgivably underwhelming. Maggie.s main problem is that, despite possessing all the raw ingredients, it fails to deliver what you expect of it. And when I say "all the raw ingredients," I simply mean two: Arnold Schwarzenegger and zombies. Surely all Maggie.s writer and director needed to do in order to succeed was mesh these two traits together in a pulsating and gory fashion. But instead, director »
If you were hoping for a quality dramatic performance from Arnold Schwarzenegger, good news, you’re going to get it. Trouble is, it’s hard to appreciate because first-time feature director Henry Hobson gets way too carried away with subverting zombie movie expectations and he winds up making Maggie a dull, miserable watch in the process. Schwarzenegger leads the film as Wade, a father who manages to track down his missing daughter in the midst of a zombie apocalypse only to find out that she’s been bitten. Even though he’s well aware that Maggie (Abigail Breslin) will become increasingly dangerous, he’s willing to put his own life at risk so that they can spend her last few weeks together. The premise of the film is downright brilliant. A good deal of zombie movies feature victims getting bit, dropping dead and then quickly reanimating as members of the walking dead. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Read More: Arnold Schwarzenegger Surprises in Zombie Drama 'Maggie' In "Maggie," Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the downbeat parent of a teenager (Abigail Breslin) bitten by a zombie. Spending most of the movie caring for ailing girl and anticipating her death, Schwarzenegger’s character in director Henry Hobson's debut is far different from others he’s played in the past. That extends to the movie as well; opening day-and-date in the U.S. on May 9, "Maggie" marks a much smaller production than anything the actor has done before. But Schwarzenegger said that the movie gels with the way he’s worked for years. In New York for the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, he spoke with Indiewire about his decision to make "Maggie," his history with independent productions, the directors he admires and how he predicted the globalization of the film industry decades ago. Were you »
- Eric Kohn
They may be dead-eyed, gray-skinned and determinedly brain-hungry, but zombies have feelings too in “Maggie,” an improbably bred but surprisingly humane hybrid of flesh-eater horror and young-adult weepie. Though Henry Hobson’s hugely promising debut feature is generating buzz from the casting of a fine, low-key Arnold Schwarzenegger as the anguished father of a semi-zombified teen, it’s Abigail Breslin’s gutsy, nuanced turn as the reluctantly undead title character — at once a heroine to be protected and a mutant threat to be destroyed — that makes the film unique within its grisly canon, lending this Roadside Attractions release potential crossover appeal beyond the genre crowd. “Let’s enjoy the time we have with her” is perhaps the most ironic line in a nervy, relentlessly solemn exercise; formula-resistant auds, however, should gladly spend 90-odd minutes in “Maggie’s” company.
Having been amply covered by A-list studio productions and bargain-basement exploitation fare alike, »
- Guy Lodge
The year is 1984, and a muscular cyborg from the future pursues an innocent Sarah Connor across the comparative hellscape of 1980s Los Angeles. Accompanied by time-traveler Kyle Reese, Connor must survive the onslaught of the T-800, a vicious and apparently unkillable robot sent to murder her before she becomes the mother of the future savior John Connor, who will lead the future battle against Skynet.
The Terminator is a film right out of the 1980s, featuring clothing, music, and images that will remain imprinted on the audience’s mind and in culture for years to come. As a quintessential film of the 80s, it is hopelessly dated. Its aesthetic was camp almost before it hit the theatres, and its one-liners (“I’ll be back,” “Come with me if you want to live”) both iconic and, in the end, pretty damn silly. Yet The Terminator lives on because it gave exactly »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
A zombie movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger sounds like it should be campy fun, but first-time director Henry Hobson’s “Maggie” is grimly one-note, a small mood piece and character study that relies heavily on its three main actors: Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. Most zombie movies are allegories about something or other, and while “Maggie” certainly seems self-serious enough to be in that category, it becomes clear as it goes on that it has no larger social or political point to make. Schwarzenegger’s Wade is a simple farming man who in the opening scenes is searching for his daughter Maggie. »
- Dan Callahan
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