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9 items from 2016


11 strange or ill-advised abandoned movie sequels

27 June 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jun 30, 2016

Jessica Rabbit kidnapped by Nazis. Costner rescuing Princess Diana. We look back at a few strange movie sequels that were never made…

The multi-million dollar success of any movie will inevitably leave Hollywood executives clamouring for a sequel. And while there are plenty of movies whose stories are open-ended enough to warrant a return to the creative well, there are many times when coming up with a follow-up idea requires all sorts of imaginative leaps. Just look at something like Alien: Resurrection, which had to come up an elaborate reason why Ripley had (spoiler alert) managed to survive a swan-dive into a lead foundry in Alien 3.

Which brings us to this list, which is devoted to a few of the weirder sequel ideas that never made it to the big screen. An E.T. sequel in which little Elliott gets tortured by aliens? Forrest Gump dancing with Princess Diana? »

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Win The Last Witch Hunter Exclusive Steelbook

7 March 2016 7:58 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Get ready for big swords, big battles and big action as Vin Diesel stars in this year’s most action-packed film, The Last Witch Hunter.

Hundreds of years ago, the mighty warrior Kaulder (Vin Diesel) vanquished the all-powerful Witch Queen, who had wreaked bloodshed on the world for centuries. But before her death, she cursed Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved family.

Today, Kaulder is the last remaining Withc Hunter but when the Witch Queen is resurrected, he is drawn into an epic battle which will ultimately determine the survival of the human race.

To celebrate its release, we have 5 exclusive Blu-ray Steelbooks to give away.

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Blu-ray™ Steelbook Special Features

Crafting the Magic: The Last Witch Hunter Animated Short Films: The Origins of the Axe and Cross: Before Mankind, The Witch Lords, The Witch Hunter, Witches Live Among Us The Last Witch Hunter Sizzle Reel »

- Laura Holmes

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The Last Witch Hunter Blu-ray Review

3 March 2016 12:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Breck Eisner

Writers: Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless

Starring: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, and Michael Caine

The Last Witch Hunter opens with, what seems like, a finale as a small army treks through the icy wilderness and descends towards a giant, evil tree. Whilst there, they explore the snake-like passages and entwined wooden walkways to eventually be ripped apart by, I’m assuming, fantasy witch-like demons who kill the majority until a showdown with Vin Diesel’s lead character Kaulder. Before we know what’s happening, he’s face to face with the lead demon/witch and kills her with fire but not before she enacts a curse through his very existence which is to live forever.

Cue titles of the film and cut to an Abu Dhabi flight with Vin’s character watching the thunderous sky and people around him sleeping, which I did not see coming. »

- Dan Bullock

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Round-Up: Terminator Genisys Figure, Dead Rising: Endgame, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, Terror Tales, Scream Queen Stream

22 February 2016 9:23 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Re-enact the war against Skynet with the new Endoskeleton figure from Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. Also: production details for Dead Rising: Endgame, a trailer for the horror thriller Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, details on Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 & 2) in Terror Tales, and the Scream Queen Stream.

Terminator: Genisys Figure: From Sideshow Collectibles: “In Terminator: Genisys, Judgment Day has arrived and more than 30 billion human lives have been lost in the attacks by Skynet. Survivors were captured and put into camps for extermination. In 2029, Human Resistance leader John Connor has led a final intense battle against Skynet and its menacing armies of Endoskeletons in order to eliminate the hellish artificial intelligence.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are pleased to officially present the new sixth scale Endoskeleton Collectible Figure from Terminator: Genisys.

The Endoskeleton collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the terrifying robot from the film. It features »

- Tamika Jones

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‘The Last Witch Hunter’ VOD Review

21 February 2016 9:24 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht, Michael Caine, Joseph Gilgun, Isaach De Bankolé, Michael Halsey, Sloane Coombs | Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama | Directed by Breck Eisner

It would seem, given the critical reaction to this film, that the general consensus is that outside the Fast & Furious franchise Vin Diesel can’t headline a movie. Critical reaction is wrong. The Last Witch Hunter is a fantastic example of Vin Diesel’s pre-Fast franchise career – making interesting choices in characters and story. Personally I’ve waited a long time for a Vin Diesel movie as enjoyable as this, which is easily up there with Diesel’s sci-fi horror Pitch Black (I dare say its actually better than that films immediate follow-up too).

The Last Witch Hunter tells the story of the mighty warrior Kaulder (Diesel) who, hundreds of years ago, vanquished the all-powerful »

- Phil Wheat

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First Trailer for Found Footage Horror 'Pandemic' with Rachel Nichols

1 February 2016 5:25 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

You are humanity's last stand. New Artists Alliance has debuted a trailer for the found footage horror film Pandemic, directed by John Suits. The film stars Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Pat Healy, Missi Pyle and Mekhi Phifer. Taking advantage of the massive pop culture obsession with zombies, the film is about a "virus of epic proportions" that has taken over and turned most people into crazy, flesh-eating freaks. It's seems like it's a combination of Soderbergh's Contagion and Breck Eisner's The Crazies, and if that sounds like something you want to see, have at it. The action looks crazy & intense, though I'm not sure if I like the Pov angle (too much like a video game). That shot of them tossing the shotgun was pretty cool. Fire this up. Here's the first official trailer for John Suits' horror Pandemic, found directly on YouTube: Pandemic is set in the near future, »

- Alex Billington

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Fright At Home Reviews: Sonny Boy, The Last Witch Hunter, Burroughs: The Movie and More!!

1 February 2016 4:33 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This week sees two Fright At Home articles because, to be honest, we’ve seen quite a few films lately, ones that have stayed in our heads. This one also sees a documentary about one of the greatest writers of all time, William S. Burroughs. We’ve got quite a few films to cover in this one, and we’re excited to tell you Fright Fanatics all about them. Read on!

 

Sonny Boy (Dir. Robert Martin Carroll)

One of the craziest films I’ve ever seen, Robert martin Carroll’s Sonny Boy is like a coked-up look at family and insanity. Revolving around a very unconventional family full of colorful characters, the film follows “Sonny Boy”, a kind-napped baby who over the years, grows up and is stored in a cage. Beaten and having his tongue cut out by the demented Slue (Midnight Express) , Sonny Boy years for an escape »

- Jerry Smith

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Creature From The Black Lagoon: the unmade Carpenter film

25 January 2016 6:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Universal's classic monster movie Creature From The Black Lagoon was almost remade by John Carpenter in the 1990s. So what happened?

It's one of the great suspense scenes in 50s genre cinema: a woman swims in the clear cool water of an Amazonian lagoon, blissfully unaware of the grotesque creature emerging from the depths beneath her. The score builds to a crescendo as the monster closes in, reaching out with a clawed, webbed hand...

Director Jack Arnold directed some of the best American sci-fi movies of the post-wwii era, and Creature From The Black Lagoon is perhaps his most famous. About a team of scientists investigating the fossilised remains of a strange man-fish hybrid - and discovering the thing still very much alive in the depths of the Amazon - the movie was a sizeable hit for Universal when it came out in early 1954.

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Flash Gordon movie takes another step forward

17 January 2016 9:52 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Mark Protosevich signs up to pen a new draft of the upcoming Flash Gordon movie...

There are many mysteries in the world, but there are two that we find particularly vexing. One is how the endlessly entertaining and Mike Hodges-directed Flash Gordon film never got a sequel in the 1980s. The other is how we have gone well over 30 years without a proper live-action Flash Gordon movie (the Syfy series from a few years ago doesn't count).

But now Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, as well as an early draft of Thor) has just come on board as writer for a new Flash Gordon movie. 

Protosevich comes on board after a previous draft had been written by J D Payne and Patrick McKay. Things had been quiet on the Flash Gordon front since word came around last year that Matthew Vaughn was in talks to direct. »

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