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Film Review: ‘Miracles From Heaven’

Film Review: ‘Miracles From Heaven’
The very premise of “Miracles From Heaven” offers an argument against its own existence. If there are miracles everywhere we look, who wants to waste time on a movie this middling? Not that faith-based audiences will object to the unapologetic manipulations in such an innocuous slice of inspirational hokum, especially when it’s served up with the utmost sincerity. Instead the frequently fickle crowd should turn out in droves for a pic that’s a spiritual successor in every way to 2014’s sleeper hit “Heaven Is for Real.” This similarly “based on a true story” tale of a child who claims to have visited heaven and lived to share the good news looks perfectly poised for a blessed run at the box office during the same Easter-season window.

Helmer Patricia Riggen’s pic (arriving months after her previous film, “The 33”) may be preaching to the choir, but those unlikely
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Creature (2011) Review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

Creature (2011)

Written by: Fred Andrews, Tracy Morse

Directed by: Fred Andrews

Cast: Dillon Casey (Oscar), Serinda Swan (Emily), Mehcad Brooks (Niles), Lauren Schneider (Karen), Aaron Hill (Randy), Amanda Fuller (Beth), Wayne Pere (Bud), David Jensen (Jimmy), Daniel Bernhardt (Grimley Boutine/Lockjaw), Sid Haig (Chopper)

The creature feature genre is often the most neglected of all the horror subgenres. It takes a back seat to more bankable premises such as slasher and paranormal horror. A new good creature feature is about as hard to find as the creature in the movie itself. Back in the day (way, way, back) in the 1950’s, the creature feature held the lion’s share of what any horror fan would want to see. In my humble opinion, it’s the biggest gamble for anybody that has plans to make a horror film now. Out of the gate, it has two strikes against it.
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Nothing Left To Fear DVD Review

Director: Anthony Leonardi III,

Starring: Anne Heche, James Tupper, Ethan Pack, Rebekah Brandes, Carter Cabassa, Wayne Pere, Jennifer Stone, Clancy Brown,

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Certificate: 15

Nothling Left To Fear boasts Slash, of Guns ‘N’ Roses fame, as one of its producers, but this seems to be the most exciting part about this fairly solid yet run of the mill horror. A pastor (Tupper) and his family move to a new town to relieve the current pastor (Brown) of his duties. The religious and waelcoming community isn’t all it appears to be though, and the family may very well be in great danger.

The story sounds very familiar, but at least it also removes a lot of the formulaic nonsense from its script, making it a much tighter affair. You would imagine the kids object to the move as well as bickering a lot, with a teenage rebel of a daughter and the like,
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31 Days of Horror: ‘Creature’ Review

Stars: Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Daniel Bernhardt, Sid Haig, Wayne Pére, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dillon Casey, Lauren Schneider, Amanda Fuller, Aaron Hill | Written by Fred Andrews, Tracy Morse | Directed by Fred Andrews

Local legend has it, that an inbred man by the name of Grimley once lost his family to a monstrous white alligator, driving him to insanity. Some believe that in madness he was transformed into the very creature that now lurks in the fetid depths of the Louisiana swamplands. Prowling beneath the shallows, it stalks its prey.

An old-school monster movie, Creature sees Ex-Navy seal Niles, his girlfriend, and their friends on a road trip through the backroads of Louisiana. Stopping at a roadside convenience store, the group encounter the sinister Chopper (Haig), who recounts the tale of Lockjaw a creature who is half man, half alligator and feeds off human flesh. Their curiosity aroused, the group choose
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DVD Review: Creature

Creature

Stars: Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan, Daniel Bernhardt, Sid Haig, Wayne Pére, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dillon Casey, Lauren Schneider, Amanda Fuller, Aaron Hill | Written by Fred Andrews, Tracy Morse | Directed by Fred Andrews

“Local legend has it, that an inbred man by the name of Grimley once lost his family to a monstrous white alligator, driving him to insanity. Some believe that in madness he was transformed into the very creature that now lurks in the fetid depths of the Louisiana swamplands. Prowling beneath the shallows, it stalks its prey.”

An old-school monster movie, Creature sees Ex-Navy seal Niles, his girlfriend, and their friends on a road trip through the backroads of Louisiana. Stopping at a roadside convenience store, the group encounter the sinister Chopper (Haig), who recounts the tale of Lockjaw a creature who is half man, half alligator and feeds off human flesh. Their curiosity aroused, the group
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DVD Review: Embarrassingly Bad ‘Creature’ Fails to Terrify, Titillate

Chicago – After a particularly long work day, I often find it difficult to coax my mind to sleep. That’s when I turn to Video On Demand for some free and immediate assistance. Most moviegoers would probably search for a familiar comedy or predictable romance to help their eyelids grow heavy in the wee hours of the morning. Yet my insomnia-remedy of choice will always remain FEARnet.

Nothing says instant catatonic coma quite like bargain-basement horror dreck. Titles like “Pinocchio’s Revenge” and “Brotherhood of Blood” are more effective than any dosage of Ambien or Lunesta. That’s because the vast majority of FEARnet fodder has an identical opening. A car full of lusty young adults is careening with carefree abandon down the road when an unexpected obstacle forces them to bunk for a night at the worst possible pla—zzzzzzzzz…

DVD Rating: 1.0/5.0

In the words of Rick Perry, “Oops!
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Justice (2011) UK Movie Trailer: Roger Donaldson, Nicolas Cage

Justice UK Trailer. Roger Donaldson‘s Justice (2011) UK movie trailer stars Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Carpenter, and Harold Perrineau. Justice‘s – previously called Seeking Justice and The Hungry Rabbit Jumps – plot synopsis: “After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. The husband gets more than he bargained for.”

This looked like an average thriller until the group comes calling for their favor to be re-paid by Nick Gerard (Nicolas Cage) and he is disinclined to acquiesce to their demands. I also liked the fact that Gerard virtually has nowhere to turn for help because the group is made up of the very people he would go to.

Justice also stars Xander Berkeley, Monica Acosta, D’Arcy Allen, David Jensen, IronE Singleton, Joe Chrest, Mike Pniewski, Wayne Pére, Donna Duplantier, Melody Noel, and Jason Davis.

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New trailer for Nicolas Cage & January Jones thriller 'Justice'

We have added the new trailer for director Roger Donaldson's (Cocktail, Species, The Bank Job, The Bounty) upcoming thriller, "Justice." The film stars Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce,Jennifer Carpenter, Harold Perrineau, Xander Berkeley, Monica Acosta, D'Arcy Allen, David Jensen, IronE Singleton, Joe Chrest, Mike Pniewski, Wayne Pére, Donna Duplantier, Melody Noel and Jason Davis.Watch the trailer for "Justice" below;A firm release date for "Justice" has yet to be announced.Popular high school teacher Will Gerard (Nicolas Cage) lives a life of content domesticity with his beautiful musician wife Laura (January Jones). Until one night's horrific events, turns their world upside down.After Laura is violently attacked and left traumatized in hospital, Will is approached by a well-dressed stranger (Guy Pearce) offering
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 75 Pairs of Chicago Passes to New Horror Film ‘Creature’

Chicago – In our latest horror edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 75 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Creature”!

Creature” stars D’Arcy Allen, Daniel Bernhardt, Mehcad Brooks, Dillon Casey, Amanda Fuller, Sid Haig, Aaron Hill, David Jensen, Rebekah Kennedy, Ilya Krueger, Wayne Pére, Lauren Schneider, Serinda Swan, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Jennifer Lynn Warren from writer and director Fred Andrews.

The film opens on Sept. 9, 2011. To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Creature” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for “Creature” with D’Arcy Allen, Daniel Bernhardt and Mehcad Brooks.

Image credit: The Bubble Factory

Here is the plot description for “Creature
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Mandrake and Sitting on the Fence: A Movie Review

Director: Tripp Reed.

Writer: David Ray.

From the creators of the upcoming Ice Quake and Mega Cyclone comes the human-eating Mandrake. This SyFy Original premiered in early April, with a future showing in May and this production follows a research team into the jungles of Central America. Here, actors Nick Gomez, Max Martini, and Wayne Pere play anthropologists in search of an ancient, yet cursed, dagger. Soon, the mandrake, normally a poisonous plant, is released and viewers might be searching for something unique in this SyFy Original; this reviewer had to dig deep (get it) to find its uniqueness. A killing bush, the inclusion of two, possibly three villains, and the talk of Conquistador curses creates some of the thrills in this relatively action packed film adventure.

The real mandrake root is actually very poisonous and according to ancient legend, those who unearth the mandrake are soon to hear its cry and later die.
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Mirrors 2 Blu-ray Review

Mirrors 2 is one of those god-awful direct-to-dvd sequels that nobody ever asks for. It’s gory, violent, poorly written and inadequately structured. The cast consists of actors and actresses that aren’t quite glamorous enough for Hollywood, either in looks or performance, but somehow suited for this type of material. The special FX are cheesy, the pacing poor. Yet, for all of its initial shortcomings, Victor Garcia’s film is immediately watchable. Where else will you see a half-naked woman garishly rip the head from her own neck, entrails and all?

Movies like this work because they increase the disgusting factor tenfold in overtly imaginative ways. The gorish FX are cheap, but such only adds to the charm. People are beheaded, disemboweled, sliced; the opening scene features a security guard forced to swallow glass. The camera never shies away from the madness because, well, it doesn’t have to.
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Exclusive: Dread Chats with Mirrors 2 Director Victor Garcia and More!

Having survived a buffeting Southern electrical storm en route from Los Angeles to Baton Rouge, this writer touched down in Louisiana on December 14 of 2009 and, following a rather eerie stroll through a seemingly abandoned airport and a ride with a cabbie whose previous fare had been arrested, arrived unscathed to the set of the then-shooting feature Mirrors 2.

With the written-by Matt Venne (White Noise 2) and directed-by Victor Garcia (Return to House on Haunted Hill) flick to debut this Tuesday, October 12th, at Screamfest La (you can purchase tickets here) and set for a Dtv release October 19 through Twentieth Century Fox, we thought it high time to bring you our chat with Garcia and co. as well as some stills from the set.

A sequel to the 2008 Alexandre Aja-helmed film Mirrors, the sequel stars Nick Stahl, William Katt, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Lawrence Turner, Stephanie Honore, Christy Charlson Romano, Jon Michael Davis,
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Mirrors is "Clocking Out" with this Clip and Clocking In on DVD October 19th

Okay, let us keep the horror clips rolling with a new reel for Mirrors 2 called "Clocking Out." This sequel to Mirrors is going straight-to-dvd, with actor Nick Stahl (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) playing the lead Max Matheson. In the clip you will see that Max is a late night security guard, with friends from the spirit world. Turn down the lights, turn up the volume and watch till the end for full effect. The film releases October 19th.

The synopsis for Mirrors 2:

"After losing his fiancee in a car crash, for which he blames himself, suicidal Max Matheson (Nick Stahl) reluctantly takes a job as a night watchman at his father's Mayflower Department Store. When his co-workers are killed off in gruesome and horrible ways and Max begins to see a mysterious young woman in all the store's mirrors, desperate to communicate with him, he fears he's losing his mind,
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Mirrors 2 DVD Artwork and Special Features

Mirrors 2 DVD Art'The DVD and Blu-Ray extras have been announced for the horror feature Mirrors 2. The DVD disc with have a making of featurette and the original Korean film which inspired Mirrors 2 called Into the Mirror. Both the DVD and Blu-Ray will have deleted scenes and the Blu-Ray will have an extra feature, which allows viewers to watch Mirrors 2 with the "Woman in the Mirror." Have a look at the new DVD artwork left and all the special features, for both formats, below.

The synopsis for Mirrors 2:

"After losing his fiancee in a car crash, for which he blames himself, suicidal Max Matheson (Nick Stahl) reluctantly takes a job as a night watchman at his father's Mayflower Department Store. When his co-workers are killed off in gruesome and horrible ways and Max begins to see a mysterious young woman in all the store's mirrors,
See full article at 28 Days Later Analysis »

Mirrors 2 Goes Back to the Original in this Early Trailer!

Mirrors 2 Concept PosterThe plotline for Mirrors 2 is almost identical to the first with a nightwatchman guarding the remains of the Mayflower Department Store. Thankfully, some subplots have been introduced, as this latest watchman, played by Nick Stahl (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), is attempting to recover from a tragic accident, which left his wife dead, by returning to the work force (Uhm). Except, a haunted department store is not a great place for recovery. This sequel will to straight to DVD October 19th, 2010 and this latest in the series was directed by Victor Garcia (Return to House on Haunted Hill). Have a watch of the first trailer for Mirrors 2, courtesy of Dread Central.

The synopsis for Mirrors 2:

"After losing his fiancee in a car crash, for which he blames himself, suicidal Max Matheson (Nick Stahl) reluctantly takes a job as a night watchman at his father's Mayflower Department Store.
See full article at 28 Days Later Analysis »

Sd Comic-Con '10: 'Mirrors II' Trailer Debut, Comic-Con Tease!

Arriving on DVD and Blu-ray October 19 from Fox Home Entertainment is Mirrors II (read our set report), the Victor Garcia directed sequel to Alex Aja's bloody remake from 2008. While the blood doesn't spill until Halloween, Bloody Disgusting and Dread Central are sharing the exclusive trailer debut that you can enjoy beyond the break. In addition, inside you can take a peak at some of Fox's Mirrors II festivities that include a truck drivin' 'round with a teaser image! Enjoy! Nick Stahl, William Katt, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Lawrence Turner, Stephanie Honore, Christy Carlson Romano, Jon Michael Davis, Evan Jones, Wayne Pere, Lance E. Nichols, Ann McKenzie, Jennifer Sipes all star.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2010: Exclusive Trailer Debut - Mirrors 2

Alexandre Aja's Mirrors was hit or miss with fans, and we can only hope that Victor Garcia's follow-up will hit more of the marks that fans wanted it to. If only there was a trailer out there that could whet our whistles. Speaking of which ...

It's your lucky day, horror heads, as together with our buds over at Bloody Disgusting, we're bringing you the first look at the official Mirrors 2 trailer along with the official Mirrors 2 ad bus that will be cruising the streets at this year's San Diego Comic-Con! Dig on all the goods below, and click the image to see it bigger!

Nick Stahl, William Katt, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Lawrence Turner, Stephanie Honore, Christy Carlson Romano, Jon Michael Davis, Wayne Pere, Lance E. Nichols, Ann McKenzie, and Jennifer Sipes all star. Mirrors 2 will be released direct-to-dvd and Blu-ray via 20th Century Fox on October 19th,
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A Visit to the Bloody Set of 'Mirrors II'!

Arriving on DVD October 19th from Fox Home Entertainment is Mirrors II (Mirrors 2), the Victor Garcia directed sequel to Alex Aja's bloody remake from 2008 that hires star Nick Stahl as the next security guard who becomes haunted by a woman in the store's mirrors. Beyond the break you can take a trip down to Baton Rouge with Bloody Disgusting's Chris Eggertsen who takes you to set set of this year's highly anticipated violent sequel. William Katt, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Lawrence Turner, Stephanie Honore, Christy Carlson Romano, Jon Michael Davis, Evan Jones, Wayne Pere, Lance E. Nichols, Ann McKenzie, Jennifer Sipes also star.
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Mirrors 2 News - Mirrors Never Looked so Good!

Yah, you heard us right! We said “Mirrors 2″. As in, a sequel to the Keifer Sutherland horror movie “Mirrors” directed by Alexandre Aja that came out in 2008 and squatted a big fat goose egg. The lack of a box office punch ain’t gonna stop the powers that be, though....

Mirrors 2 will be a direct to DVD sequel to 2008’s Mirrors which starred Keifer Sutherland.

We hear the scribes are on set during certain gore/kill scenes so it sounds like this sequel is being cared for and looked after in stead of most sequel rush jobs we get, who knows maybe this one will be better than it’s predecessor! God we hope so.

Synopsis:

“When Max (Stahl), a recovering addict, takes a job as a night-time security guard job at his father’s department store, he begins to see visions of a young woman in the store’s mirrors.
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Mirrors 2 Goes Before the Cameras, Plot and Cast Details

Lesley Chen of Fox Home Entertainment provided us with a plot synopsis and casting news for the company’s sequel to last year’s Alexandre Aja-helmed Mirrors. Titled Mirrors 2 and directed by Victor (Return to House on Haunted Hill) Garcia from a script by Matt (White Noise 2) Venne, the planned direct-to-dvd film is currently shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and stars Nick Stahl, William Katt, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Lawrence Turner, Stephanie Honore, Christy Charlson Romano, Jon Michael Davis, Evan Jones, Wayne Pere, Lance E. Nichols, Ann McKenzie, and Jennifer Sipes.

The official plot synopsis is as follows: “When Max (Stahl), a recovering addict, takes a job as a night-time security guard job at his father’s department store, he begins to see visions of a young woman in the store’s mirrors. Unsure whether his visions are side effects of his prescription sleeping pills or actual reality, he begins to
See full article at Dread Central »

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