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Box Office Democracy: The Belko Experiment

22 March 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I saw two different kinds of ads for The Belko Experiment before it came out.  There were ads that were pitching it as a more or less straight up horror movie, and then there were ads that were selling it as a kind of comedy-horror hybrid.  It used a quote from an early review saying it was “Office Space meets Battle Royale” and while that’s a fine thing for a critic to say in a review as a shorthand to explain the movie, as an advertisement it’s completely inadequate.  The Belko Experiment isn’t funny and 99% of the time doesn’t even seem to be trying to be funny.  It’s more like Battle Royale meets a tall building or Battle Royale meets Die Hard if you want to just completely ignore anything that made Die Hard a good movie and just want to focus on the general aesthetic of the sets. »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Beauty and the Beast Breaks Box Office Records with $170M

19 March 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, box office analysts were predicting that Disney's long-awaited live-action remake of Beauty and the BEast will take in $120 million at the box office, a debut that most studios would be happy with for any film. As we got closer and closer to the release, the projections started to increase, with some predicting it could earn upwards of $150 million, which would still put it just short of the all-time highest March opening, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's $166.1 million tally last year. It seems Beauty and the Beast has outdone itself, besting all projections for a record-breaking $170 million box office estimate.

Disney itself was downplaying those projections, with their own internal estimates placing their debut at $100 million. Box Office Mojo reports that Beauty and the Beast debuted in 4,210 theaters, earning an impressive $40,380 per-screen average. While this 4,210-theater rollout is certainly large, it ranks as the 29th widest of all time, »

- MovieWeb

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Breaking Down the Truly Gruesome End of The Belko Experiment

18 March 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Spoilers for The Belko Experiment below. The Belko Experiment first popped up on our radar with its graphic, gory trailer, and we can confirm that the movie is just as brutally horrifying as promised. The long-simmering project written by Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn draws heavy inspiration from director Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale, but its lack of profundity or satire (or rather, enough satire) makes it a truly grueling hour and a half to endure. If you'd rather skip 90 minutes of exploding heads and Tony Goldwyn acting less like President Fitzgerald Grant and more like Carl Bruner (classic Ghost reference), we're here to break it down for you. So What's the Deal? Belko Industries employee Mike Milch (John Gallagher Jr., who deserves better than this) arrives at his remote office building in rural Bogotá, Colombia, only to see a new fleet of security guards turning all the »

- Quinn Keaney

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Watch The Belko Experiment Red Band Trailer Reimagined with LEGOs

18 March 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It's kill or be killed in The Belko Experiment, now out in theaters, and if you want to see the film through a different lens, Huxley Berg Studios recently recreated the movie's red band trailer with LEGOs.

In case you missed it, check out Heather's review of The Belko Experiment, and watch the LEGOs red band trailer for the film below (from Bh Tilt via Huxley Berg Studios).

"Written by the acclaimed writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither) and directed by Greg McLean (creator of the Wolf Creek franchise), The Belko Experiment is a terrifying, provocative and at times hilarious thrill-ride that literally provokes the question: what does it take to survive at work?

From Orion Pictures, The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil, Scrubs), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), and »

- Derek Anderson

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The Belko Experiment Claymation Shorts & Behind-the-Scenes Video

17 March 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Out today in theaters from Bh Tilt and Orion Pictures is The Belko Experiment, and following the release of the film's first claymation short, additional animated looks at the movie have been revealed, along with a new behind-the-scenes video.

In case you missed it, check out Heather's review of The Belko Experiment, and watch the new claymation shorts and behind-the-scenes video below.

"Written by the acclaimed writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither) and directed by Greg McLean (creator of the Wolf Creek franchise), The Belko Experiment is a terrifying, provocative and at times hilarious thrill-ride that literally provokes the question: what does it take to survive at work?

From Orion Pictures, The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil, Scrubs), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy »

- Derek Anderson

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The Belko Experiment Review: A Grim But Effective Social Thriller

17 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

There was a time before Guardians of the Galaxy when filmmaker James Gunn was better known for horror films like Slither and for writing the screenplay for Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake. One of the movies Gunn had been talking about making for almost as long was a violent high-concept thriller called The Belko Experiment, which as you can guess from the title, has finally seen the light of day. (Gunn went on to make the low-budget action-comedy Super, got the gig directing Guardians and the rest is history.)

The Belko Corporation has a large branch office building in the middle of Bogota, Colombia, and we meet the company’s CEO Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn from Scandal) as he’s arriving at work and noticing the new armed security detail carefully checking everyone entering the building. Before we can think too much about this, we meet Melonie Diaz »

- Edward Douglas

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Movie Review – The Belko Experiment (2017)

17 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Belko Experiment, 2017.

Directed by Greg McLean.

Starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Michael Rooker, Melonie Diaz, Sean Gunn, Owain Yeoman, Brent Sexton, Josh Bremer, David Dastmalchian, David Del Rio, Rusty Schwimmer, Gail Bean, James Earl, and Gregg Henry.

Synopsis:

In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

It’s as simple as this: if the above logline for The Belko Experiment tickles your fancy, it’s worth checking out. Written by James Gunn (while most known for directing Guardians of the Galaxy he has also proven his expertise in horror and black comedy with projects such as Slither and the remake of Dawn of the Dead) and directed by Greg McLean (currently »

- Robert Kojder

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Review: The Belko Experiment is a Viciously Entertaining Exploration of Workplace Survival

16 March 2017 9:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Anyone who has spent countless hours stuck in a cubicle under fluorescent lighting, listening to their fellow employees prattle on about nonsense will find a lot to relate to in Greg McLean’s The Belko Experiment, which takes the notion of office politics to explosive and viciously entertaining levels where no one is safe. The amount of carnage that McLean and writer James Gunn unleash in The Belko Experiment is jaw-dropping at times, and even if you’ve never been subjected to the horrors of corporate America, there’s still a lot of subversive fun to be had once the games begin and heads start popping.

In The Belko Experiment, John Gallagher Jr. (Hush, Short Term 12, 10 Cloverfield Lane) stars as Mike Milch, an employee of Belko Industries who has relocated to Bogotá, Columbia, and while he recognizes he’s just another cog in the wheel at his workplace, he »

- Heather Wixson

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The Belko Experiment – Check Out These Insane New Claymation Shorts from Lee Hardcastle

16 March 2017 6:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Okay, The Belko Experiment promotions just keep getting weirder!

Check out all of The Belko Experiment-inspired claymation shorts created by Lee Hardcastle (The ABCs of Death, Claycat’s The Thing, Claycat’s The Raid, Minion Ways to Die)

Watch The Belko Experiment in bloody, beautiful, Nsfw claymation, courtesy of Lee Hardastle

Behold Episode 2 of Belko in Nsfw claymation from the master, Lee Hardcastle. Are you ready for The Belko Experiment?

It’s kill or be killed at your office: what would You do? Let this new Nsfw claymation from Lee Hardcastle be your guide.

Ever wonder what a “Corporate Purge” looks like in claymation? Well thanks to Lee Hardcastle, no you know.

The Belko Experiment opens in theaters this Friday, March 4th!

The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom”, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”), John C. McGinley (“Stan Against Evil,” “Scrubs”), Adria Arjona (“True Detective”), Josh Brener »

- Tom Stockman

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James and Sean Gunn on ‘The Belko Experiment’ and How They Were ‘Saved’ by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

16 March 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As the writer-director behind cult hits like “Super” and “Slither” and the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy,” James Gunn has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. But ask him who his favorite actor to work with is, and he doesn’t hesitate: it’s his brother, Sean Gunn.

He’s not just trying to keep family dinners peaceful. Sean is an accomplished teacher and actor, perhaps best known for his scene-stealing turn as Kirk on “The Gilmore Girls,” and has appeared in almost all of his older brother’s projects. “I’d rather have him as an actor than anybody else,” James notes. “We see things so similarly and having the same background, we have a shorthand of speaking. I can say something that would make sense to no one else, like, ‘Do it like Cousin Chuck would!’ ”

The new few weeks see two new collaborations between the duo. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Exclusive: Listen to Tyler Bates’ “Molotov Cocktails” from The Belko Experiment Soundtrack

16 March 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A workplace turns into a war zone this weekend with the release of Bh Tilt and Orion Pictures' The Belko Experiment. Accompanying the carnage on screen is composer Tyler Bates' ominous, epic score, and to give your earbuds an idea of what to expect, Daily Dead has been provided the special treat of premiering the "Molotov Cocktails" track from the official score for The Belko Experiment.

The soundtrack for The Belko Experiment will be released on CD and digital platforms by Lakeshore Records on March 17th. For more information, we have the official press release and exclusive soundtrack excerpt below, and to learn more about Tyler Bates, visit:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tyler_bates Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TylerBatesOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerbatesofficial

Press Release: (March 6, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release The Belko Experiment – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD on »

- Derek Anderson

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The Belko Experiment gets three more gory claymation shorts

16 March 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month we brought you a rather gory animated short for The Belko Experiment [watch it here], and now ahead of its U.S. release this Friday we have three new claymation shorts, once again created by Lee Hardcastle (The ABCs of Death); check them out here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for The Belko Experiment here

On what appears to be a normal day at Belko Industries, Belko employees are horrified when they find out that they’ve become guinea pigs in a company-wide experiment which will lead them to either kill their fellow employees or be murdered themselves. The experiment is masterminded by a mysterious voice which is controlling the loud speaker and instructing the employees to slaughter each other by any means necessary.

The Belko Experiment is set to open on March 17th in the States and on April 21st in the UK and features a cast that includes John Gallagher Jr, »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Weekend Warrior 3/17/17: Beauty And The Beast, The Belko Experiment

15 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  And if you're into box office and how movies might do, come play some of the box office games at EZ1 Productions including their new Pick 5 game!

This Past Weekend:

As expected, Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island won the weekend, and honestly, the Weekend Warrior’s original prediction of $61.6 million was pretty darn close to the movie’s opening weekend which ended up at $61 million. (Unfortunately, I chickened out on Thursday because my prediction was so much higher than all others and lowered it to $58 million, which was Still closer to than every other prediction last weekend.) Also, as expected (at least by me), Hugh Jackman’s Logan took a 2nd weekend tumble as has been the case with most X-Men movies, »

- Edward Douglas

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Interview : The Belko Experiment – Vr Escape Room With David Yarovesky

14 March 2017 2:18 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Have you ever found yourself suddenly enveloped in a nightmare? You must be dreaming, right? Either that, or you’re in an immersive Vr escape room, trying to save your own life while a friend fucks with you from the sidelines! That was the fun, panicked predicament I found myself in when I headed to The Microsoft Lounge to play The Belko Experiment – Vr Escape Room Experience created by my talented friend, David Yarovesky.

The game, co-created by Dan Clifton, is an interactive puzzle which puts you in the middle of The Belko Experiment. You have fifteen minutes to solve the clues in order to save your own life. It’s designed for the Htc Vive and Oculus Rift headsets through the Steam Platform, so you have a bit of a choice. Did I mention that it is Free? As someone who has experience with both headsets, I was glad »

- Melissa Howland

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Beauty and the Beast on Track to Smash Spring Box Office Records

14 March 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It wasn't too long ago that the month of March wasn't exactly seen as the home to box office juggernauts, but that all changed seven years ago when Disney's Alice in Wonderland opened huge with $116.1 million. Just a few years later, Lionsgate positioned its new franchise The Hunger Games in March, where it opened to the tune of a record-breaking $152.5 million, and last year, that record was broken by Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's $166.1 million. This year, Disney's Beauty and the Beast could very well vie for that record, but while it will easily come out on top this weekend, we're predicting this live-action fairy tale adaptation will arrive just short of the record, with $139.7 million.

Last month, box office analysts predicted that Beauty and the Beast could open around $120 million, while Disney itself was downplaying those projections, with their own internal estimates placing their debut at $100 million. »

- MovieWeb

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The Belko Experiment: Greg McLean On Realizing James Gunn’s Office Terror

14 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

In 2005, director Greg McLean first got attention with his Aussie thriller Wolf Creek, which led to a sequel and a recent cable mini-series, as he continued to work in the horror realm.

McLean’s latest movie The Belko Experiment is actually based on an original idea by James Gunn, who came up with the idea and wrote the script years ago, but got too busy developing Marvel StudiosGuardians of the Galaxy to make the movie. He called upon McLean to develop the idea of a group of corporate employees who find themselves in a situation where they need to kill in order to survive the exact reverse of a team-building situation.

John Gallagher, Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane) plays Mike Milch, a popular employee at the Belko Corporation, whose building in Bogota, Colombia is thrown into disarray when a voice comes over the P.A. telling the 80 employees that they need »

- Edward Douglas

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The Belko Experiment trailer gets a Lego remake

13 March 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Belko Experiment set to arrive in cinemas this Friday, Huxley Berg Studios has given the Lego treatment to the upcoming horror-thriller with a stop-motion remake of the trailer; check it out here…

See Also: The Belko Experiment gets a series of character posters

On what appears to be a normal day at Belko Industries, Belko employees are horrified when they find out that they’ve become guinea pigs in a company-wide experiment which will lead them to either kill their fellow employees or be murdered themselves. The experiment is masterminded by a mysterious voice which is controlling the loud speaker and instructing the employees to slaughter each other by any means necessary.

The Belko Experiment is set to open in the States on March 17th, 2017 and features a cast that includes John Gallagher Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Josh Brener, Melonie Diaz, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian and Michael Rooker. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Belko Experiment Gets a Violent, Blood-Soaked Lego Trailer

13 March 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just a few short days, Blumhouse Tilt and Orion Pictures will release the R-rated thriller The Belko Experiment, written and produced by James Gunn and directed by Greg McLean. A few weeks ago, we showed you an inventive claymation short film set within the world of The Belko Experiment, and now with the movie getting set to hit theaters on March 17, another unique video has debuted. James Gunn reached out to Huxley Berg Studios to create a Lego version of the very first trailer for The Belko Experiment, and the director took to social media to reveal his approval. Here's what Huxley Berg Studios had to say in the YouTube description of this video.

"The Belko Experiment comes out March 17, and in anticipation of the films release, James Gunn himself gave me the task of recreated the film's trailer in Lego. I hope you enjoy this fun spin on this new horror/ Thriller film! »

- MovieWeb

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Check Out the Crazy Lego Trailer for The Belko Experiment

13 March 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This is different! The Belko Experiment trailer gets the Lego treatment in this insane video, courtesy of Huxley Berg Studios:

The Belko Experiment – In Theaters this Friday March 17

The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom”, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”), John C. McGinley (“Stan Against Evil,” “Scrubs”), Adria Arjona (“True Detective”), Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy). It’s directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and written by James Gunn. The Belko Experiment is written by the acclaimed writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither) and directed by Greg McLean (creator of the Wolf Creek franchise). The Belko Experiment is a terrifying, provocative and at times hilarious thrill-ride that literally provokes the question; what does it take to survive at work?

The post Check Out the Crazy Lego Trailer for The Belko Experiment appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.

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- Tom Stockman

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Review: "The Belko Experiment" (2017) Directed By Greg McLean

13 March 2017 6:03 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Mark Cerulli

The trailer tells you everything you need to know about “The Belko Experiment”, writer James Gunn’s bloody trip to the dark side of the corporate workspace. You know there’s going to be a serious body count… you know there’s going to be some wicked humor… and you know that somewhere you’re going to see Michael Rooker. But How things unfold is what makes Belko such an entertaining ride. Think “Office Space” meets “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”…

Aptly directed by Greg McLean (“Wolf Creek”), “The Belko Experiment” chronicles a (final) day in the life of the staff of a rather bland American company set up on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia. It’s a typical workday until an anonymous intercom voice tells them they have two hours to kill thirty of their co-workers or sixty of them will be “sacrificed”. The execs laugh it off »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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