13 items from 2013
★☆☆☆☆ It was perhaps foolish to think that Bait (2012) might recall the raw menace of Stephen Spielberg's Jaws (1975) or Joe Dante's B-movie classic Piranha (1978). But Kimble Rendall's toothless horror is nothing of anything really: an underwater travesty which takes itself far too seriously and comes nowhere close to making the slightest contribution to the genre. Rendall has presumably lured the cast from 90210 to star in his film as a group of air-headed teens and shoppers, from Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga) to Julian McMahon, find themselves trapped inside a supermarket following a devastating tsunami.
While the clean-up on aisle five gets underway, the hapless Ozzies soon realise they aren't alone - a great white shark isn't satisfied with the reduced-to-clear items and is on the prowl for some flesh. If the team behind the Scary Movie franchise made a Jaws spoof, this is what it would look like. »
- CineVue UK
To celebrate the release of Bait on 3D Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 29th April, we are giving five lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the blu-ray.
A tsunami devastates a small Gold Coast town and leaves twelve people trapped in a flooded supermarket. Amidst the horror the group slowly realises that they may not be alone. Trapped with a hungry Great White shark, how many of them will have to die and will rescue ever come? Featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga; Eclipse), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Phoebe Tonkin (Tomorrow When the War Began), Dan Wyllie (Animal Kingdom) Alex Russell (Wasted on the Young), Martin Sacks (Underbelly), Cariba Heine (The Pacific), Damien Garvey (Daybreakers) and high profile Singaporean stars Adrian Pang and Qi Yuwu.
Bait 3D is the first ever Australian 3D production and co-production between Australia and Singapore. »
- Simon Gallagher
To celebrate the release of Bait on DVD and Blu-ray (2D & 3D) on April 29th, we are offering our readers the chance to win a great horror DVD bundle! The collection includes The Loved Ones, Road Train, I Saw The Devil, Silent House, Chernobyl Diaries and Cockneys Vs Zombies.
In Bait, a tsunami devastates a small Gold Coast town and leaves twelve people trapped in a flooded supermarket. Amidst the horror the group slowly realises that they may not be alone. Trapped with a hungry Great White shark, how many of them will have to die and will rescue ever come? Featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga; Eclipse), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Phoebe Tonkin (Tomorrow When the War Began), Dan Wyllie (Animal Kingdom) Alex Russell (Wasted on the Young), Martin Sacks (Underbelly), Cariba Heine (The Pacific), Damien Garvey (Daybreakers) and »
- Dan Bullock
Title: Fire With Fire Director: David Barrett Starring: Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, 50 Cent, Julian McMahon, Vinnie Jones. ‘Fire with Fire,’ besides being the first single taken from American pop band Scissor Sisters’ third album, ‘Night Work,’ marks David Barrett’s attempt to switch from directing Television series to movies. The story is very banal and boring: a fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he’s been ordered to testify against, after being held up at a local convenience store, threatens him. Many stars feature in the dull action revenge flick, Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio and Julian McMahon. 50 Cent’s [ Read More ]
The post Fire With Fire Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Working with a real-life 1980s incident in New Caledonia (not dissimilar to a French Falklands), Kassovitz crafts a thoughtful thriller with no heroes, only good intentions compromised by colonialist mistrust and distant politics. His negotiator is set between a hair-triggered French military and separatist rebels, but with an election back home, not everyone wants a peaceful outcome.
Promised Land (15)
With fracking as the central concern, this finds it hard to avoid being an "issue movie", but there's some human drama to it. Damon's gas agent comes to an archetypal small town with a buyout in mind, but the locals and their country ways get to him. »
- Steve Rose
Relativity Media has announced two new release dates. Paranoia, originally slotted for a fall debut on October 4th has been moved to a late summer start on August 16th. Out of the Furnace takes the now vacated October 4th spot.
Paranoia pits iconic actors Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford against newcomer Liam Hemsworth and Amber Heard. The story revolves around an entry-level employee at a powerful corporation who is promised a promotion for spying on his boss' former mentor. This thriller will go up against Kick-Ass 2 and The to Do List at the box office.
Out of the Furnace stars Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Viggo Mortensen, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Sam Shepard and Robert Duvall and follows the plight of a recently released prisoner trying to acclimate himself back into society. He soon discovers that he is being followed by someone with a score to settle. The thriller will »
In a sleepy Australian beach community shoppers at the underground Oceania supermarket are under attack by a crazed bandit. Suddenly, the unimaginable happens. A monster freak tsunami swallows up the town hook, line and sinker. Now trapped, with rushing waves threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, the survivors discover they are not alone. For the tsunami has brought unwanted visitors up from the depths. Not only must they overcome the threat of drowning and the psycho robber in their midst, but also a hazard far more deadly and bloodthirsty – a pack of hungry sharks.
- Phil Wheat
Review Luke Savage 8 Mar 2013 - 06:22
Who’s ever wondered what an ‘oeuvre’ is? Anyone? The writers of Fire With Fire’s production notes obviously think that the term must have passed a lot of people by since they include a handy definition of it in director David Barrett’s biog. A ‘substantial body of work in the entertainment industry’ apparently, which is good to know. Thanks guys.
It goes some way to understanding the type of person who might enjoy Barrett’s directorial debut – if you’ve not read much in the way of stories, or seen any films in the last 20 years, Fire With Fire is a revelation. A rip-roaring, edge of your seat, unpredictable thrill ride.A searing portrayal of a really, really good-looking man »
Josh Duhamel is front and centre here as our action hero, with veteran TV director David Barrett making his feature debut behind the camera.
The film has also seen its release in the Us last summer, and will be arriving on our screens in early March. And with just weeks to go, Warner Bros. have released the UK trailer for our shores.
“Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) is a local fireman who has his life turned upside down when he witnesses a brutal murder by David Hagan (Vincent D’Onofrio) in a gas station. Put into witness protection, he falls in love with his FBI escort Talia Durham (Rosario Dawson), things however take a »
- Kenji Lloyd
An overly early piece of teaser art for Aussie filmmaker Kimble Rendall's latest project 'The Nest 3D' has hit the Web(!). He's switched sharks for spiders in this new survival flick where a group of arachnid fodder avoid approaching swarms of Funnel web spiders whilst on a rescue mission in China. Rendall was responsible for last years supermarket shark attack flick 'Bait 3D' which starred Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Phoebe Tonkin and Julian McMahon. Darclight Films will produce the project which Rendall will helm. Interestingly enough the first piece of teaser art from shark sequel 'Bait 2 3D' has arrived today which we'll post up shortly. Rendall, however, will not be involved with the follow-up. »
Home and Away on location.
Amusement always ripples through an audience at awards nights when episode 5000 or 6000-and-something is mentioned. It seems unimaginable that this many episodes of a show could have been made. In the cutthroat world of prime time television shouldn.t resilience be celebrated? Yet two of Australia.s most resilient programs, Neighbours and Home and Away, are often regarded with jocular disrespect in industry and public circles for little reason other than that they are serials or, using the disparaging term, soaps.
Even former Home and Away cast member Melissa George . who has gone on establish a strong Us TV career . created headlines in November after threatening to walk off an Australian breakfast show if the hosts mentioned her character Angel. The criticism seems particularly undeserved with Home and Away continuing to win plaudits for more than just its longevity: on production values relative to the shooting schedule, »
- Sandy George
In a town like the Hamptons, it pays to keep the your rivals and frenemies close to you, as we learned in "Sabotage," when Emily, the Graysons and others made it their business to keep certain people in their sights.
The person currently on nearly everyone's radar? Helen Crawley. Yep, The Initiative is taking over Revenge.
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Smooth toast, Daniel. By the way, that's a million dollar bottle of wine those two faux lovebirds are toasting with. Or apparently a million dollar bottle of vinegar. The bottle may have been undrinkable, but it got Daniel side-by-side with Emily and a front row seat to an awkward conversation with Aiden. Emily's relationship with Daniel is the one "too close for comfort" relationship that I worry will turn into more.
I never disliked Emily and Daniel as a couple and I don't think she »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Leigh Raines)
It's clobberin' time as Marvel's formidable foursome deploy their unique gifts to Earth-saving effect in their first big-screen adventure. When the evil Dr Doom (Julian McMahon) threatens to wreak electric havoc on the planet, it's up to the ultra-stretchy Mr Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd) and his superheroic colleagues Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), the Human Torch (Chris Evans) and rock-fella The Thing (Michael Chicklis) to pull the plug on his plan. In an ever-darkening comic book universe, Tim Story's actionful caper offers a welcome blast of colour and cheer. »
13 items from 2013
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