12 items from 2015
For the first two installments in this series, I tried to dig apart some of the thematic issues at the heart of science-fiction horror films. But beyond Alien, the subgenre has such a poor reputation that most entries in it aren’t worthy of too much serious consideration. Few horror auteurs ever try their hand at sci-fi horror crossover, and when they do, the results are often mixed.
Unfortunately, the penultimate film from horror master John Carpenter, 2001’s Ghosts of Mars, falls into this second category. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give it our attention; in fact, the film deserves a few words written about it simply because it’s so down-right bizarre. Basically, Ghosts of Mars is an outer space western set on a post-colonial Mars (actually a salt mine in New Mexico dyed with food coloring) in which wanted criminal Desolation Williams (Ice Cube, doing »
- Nathan Smith
Developed by Andrew Miller
Aired on The CW for 1 season (22 episodes) from September 15, 2011 – May 10, 2012
Thomas Dekker as Adam Conant
Phoebe Tonkin as Faye Chamberlain
Shelly Hennig as Diane Meade
After the untimely demise of her mother, Cassie Blake decides to move to her parents’ hometown, Chance Harbor, to live with her estranged grandmother. There she hopes to learn about her roots and solve the mystery of why her mother ran away from the town in the first place. After meeting the townspeople, she quickly learns that she is a hereditary member of a community of witches. As it so happens, »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Let's hope Ridley Scott has better luck on the Red Planet than John Carpenter and Brian DePalma... John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) Director: John Carpenter Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham A group of space cops must outwit and escape a horde of supernatural and super pissed off Martians. John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars. That phrase alone sounds exciting... Read More »
- Jason Adams
Horror movies and nudity. They go together like ice cream and chocolate syrup. Like your favorite cereal and milk (or Almond milk depending on your taste). What person hasn't watched a horror movie and felt both fear and exhilaration? The popularity of horror films lies in their abilty to tantalize and shock. When these two emotions are combined, it can make for a most exciting experience to say the least. And the best of the horror film ilk combine horror and sex in the most unique of ways.
The nude horror movie kill can be filled with surprise. The moment can be played for comedic effect. Hell, a nude horror movie kill can even be done artfully. The point is that when these things happen they can be their own brand of cinematic gold. So what does this say about us? Are we voyeurs because we want to watch these moments? »
Recently, CW released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Beauty And The Beast" episode 5 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "The Most Dangerous Beast," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intriguing and dramatic stuff as J.T. discovers something bad about his new healing powers. Crazy Bob and Carol are back, and more! In the new, 5th episode press release: The Return Of Bob And Carol. Press release number 2: When Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) is assigned to a new partner by Tess (Nina Lisandrello), she will begin to suspect that Bob (guest star Alan Van Sprang) and Carol (guest star Natasha Henstridge) have re-surfaced to separate her from Vincent (Jay Ryan) and hunt them both down. In the meantime, a transformed Jt (Austin Basis) will discover that his newfound healing ability comes at a terrible cost. Nicole Gale Anderson also stars. Mairzee Almas directed the episode, »
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In this exclusive sneak peek from the episode “Bob and Carol and Cat and Vincent” (a title perhaps lost on the dewy CW demo), Vincent and Catherine are investigating a mysterious and improbably hospital murder when they bump up against two married FBI agents (played by guest stars Alan Van Sprang and Natasha Henstridge).
“At first, »
Recently, CW delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Beauty And The Beast" episode 3 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Bob & Carol & Vincent & Cat," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intriguing stuff take place as Catherine and Vincent see a couple that they want to be like. J.T. starts to research if he might have super powers too, and more! In the new, 3rd episode press release: Vincent And Cat Meet The Ideal Couple. Press release number 2: When two married agents (guest stars Alan Van Sprang and Natasha Henstridge) from the FBI take over an investigation, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are going to hope they are seeing a future version of themselves, but will fear their work schedules are jeopardizing their relationship. When the two couples bond and team up on the case, a mysterious coincidence is going to surface that raises suspicions. »
- Andre Braddox
You’ll have to forgive Jay Ryan for not helping represent Beauty and the Beast at The CW’s Upfront event last month. Just know that only 6,600 miles would ever keep him apart from the drama’s passionate fans.
“I was in New Zealand, on the other side of the planet, and I couldn’t make it in time,” the Kiwi actor explains. “So I left it to the Beauty” — leading lady Kristin Kreuk (watch video) — “to take over.”
Because make no mistake, »
Highland Film Group (Hfg) has come on to handle sales on animated family adventure Savva and biopic Lamotta: The Bronx Bull.
Gregory Poirier wrote the screenplay and Aleksandr Chistyakov produces the tale of a child who teams up with a scratch team of animals to protect a village from a pack of hyenas led by a three-headed monkey.
Martin Guigui’s Lamotta: The Bronx Bull recounts the life of legendary boxer Jake Lamotta and stars William Forsythe, Paul Sorvino, Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Cloris Leachman, Joe Mantegna and Natasha Henstridge.
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Since making his movie debut as Harrison Ford's doomed sidekick in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Alfred Molina has appeared in everything from critically-acclaimed dramas like Prick Up Your Ears to Hollywood blockbusters ranging from Species to Spider-Man 2.
His latest film, Love Is Strange, centres on a long-term gay couple who are forced to live apart while they search for a new home. It opens on February 13, a canny piece of counter-programming to the omnipresent Fifty Shades of Grey. To mark the occasion, Digital Spy took a trip down memory lane with Molina to speak to him about the roles that defined his career.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Satipo
"My very first time in front of a camera! I knew nothing, the only thing I knew about filmmaking was the fact that films got made at all. I knew nothing about the technique of film; I was very, »
Lochlyn Munro may not be an immediately recognisable name but the Canadian actor has certainly been a prominent face in mainstream media since his breakout in the late 90s. You’ll know him best for his comedic appearances in A Night At The Roxbury, Scary Movie and White Chicks but the talented star has also featured in 21 Jump Street, Charmed, Smallville, Castle and Arrow.
To celebrate the release of the new crime-thriller Badge Of Honor, we were fortunate enough to speak to Munro about the film, his past roles and his brilliantly diverse career.
Lochlyn: Hello, this is Lochlyn.
Thn: Hello Lochlyn, this is The Hollywood News. It’s a pleasure to be talking with you, I’m a huge fan!
Lochlyn: Oh well thanks, thanks! It must be a bit late for you out there, huh?
Thn: Yes, it’s actually 1 am here but I’m a bit of a night owl! »
- Ben Read
Writing on John Carpenter’s cinema usually adheres to a few safe subjects: his pulsating synth scores, his ingenious use of negative space, his signature 2.35:1 frame, (specious) comparisons to Howard Hawks, etc. Ideally, his oeuvre is ripe for analysis, so formally and tonally consistent is his cinema, so rigorous the progression of his favorite themes and subjects. Phases begin and end, roughly. Experiments can be recognized, one-offs noted, dozens of through lines traced. And yet Carpenter, among the most coherent of filmmakers in a variety of contexts, is seldom subject to thoughtful criticism, and if so, is largely marginalized to a handful of admittedly excellent but overly-canonized and under-representative works.
If clung to for bruising, relentless films like Halloween (1978), The Thing (1982), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Prince of Darkness, and They Live (1988), Carpenter comes off rather severe, even despairing. One cannot deny this element in his work, a powerful vein »
- John Lehtonen
12 items from 2015
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