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“This is the most human zombie film you have ever seen,” said Schwarzenegger of his new film Maggie – in theaters this Friday, May 8.
By the time a necrotic viral pandemic spread cross- country to small town America and infected the film’s titular character, 16-year-old Maggie (Breslin), authorities had established a protocol for patients infected with the deadly virus: they are removed from society and taken to special isolation wards to complete the agonizing and dangerous transformation into one of the walking dead.
The authorities do not speak about what happens after that. Wade Vogel (Schwarzenegger) is not ready to give up his daughter.
After weeks of searching for Maggie when she runs away following her diagnosis, Wade brings his daughter back to her home and family – stepmother, »
- Michelle McCue
How do you describe the indescribable? That is one of the biggest challenges facing Fox’s 10-part psychological thriller, Wayward Pines. A secret service agent finds himself in an idyllic town, but upon closer inspection, he realizes that the residents live under a strict set of rules governed by a sinister, omnipresent force. It’s a premise eerily familiar to fans of the cult drama Twin Peaks, or even the short-lived NBC drama Persons Unknown, but Pines comes with a series of tantalizing twists courtesy of the show’s executive producer and director, M. Night Shyamalan. The series is Shyamalan’s first project for … Continue reading →
- Kellie Freeze
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century? Check here for a complete list of our essays. The end of the 1990s was the end of an era on the big screen. The independent filmmaking movement that started the decade had taken full bloom and infiltrated the business. Major studios had begun to jump headlong into the "dependent" game, amping up prestige product and utilizing the awards season as a marketing tool. The blockbuster landscape at the summer multiplex had been interesting, full of original concepts (good and bad), but something else was on the way — a new overlord in the business of film, and one that would more or less make the age of the movie star (at least as we had come to know it) a thing of the past. For those reasons and a slew of others, »
- Kristopher Tapley
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Time's inimitable critic, Richard Corliss (1944 - 2015), pictured above. Visit David Hudson's roundup at Keyframe Daily for coverage. In the past week there's been more additions to the Cannes Film Festival lineup, including new movies by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Naomi Kawase and Gaspar Noé.When Manoel de Oliveira died earlier this month, word spread that he had made a film that would be released only upon his death, Memories and Confessions. Now word has come that its premiere screening will be on the 4th of May in Porto.Above: We're on the fence whether we should be excited for this, but the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit certainly has us intrigued.New York's essential film listing site Screen Slate has turned to Kickstarter to help fund its project. Speaking of New York, this May the Museum of the Moving »
The best thing about Wayward Pines, the new, short-run effort coming to Fox, is watching how it attempts to learn from the mistakes of similar shows that have come before.
From the less-than-stellar “remake” of The Prisoner with Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen, to the largely goofball Persons Unknown (which was, sort of, The Prisoner 2: The Group), and everything else in the “trapped in a town” genre, the story can’t work if the characters are empty plot devices.
Wayward Pines is a rare example of setting out with the tropes and traps of a genre in order to dodge the pitfalls inherent in telling a type of story that can never fully distance itself from the fact that it’s pretty goofy. The problem is that while the show clearly tries to look at what made other efforts fall apart, and do those things differently, it isn’t »
- Marc Eastman
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) is revisiting his horror roots in The Visit, and he teams up with producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) in hopes of making this one a hit. You’ll never look at your grandparents in the same way after watching this preview of The Visit.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
The Australian Cinematographers Society will dedicate its annual awards to be handed out in Hobart on Saturday to one of its most esteemed members, Andrew Lesnie, who died on Monday.
Acs president Ron Johanson spoke for many when he told If today, .Andrew was one of our greatest cinematographers. It.s a huge loss. He leaves such a void..
Lesnie, who was 59, had been suffering from heart problems.. He won an Oscar for Best Cinematography in 2002 for Peter Jackson.s Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and a BAFTA award in 2004 for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
On his Facebook page Jackson wrote, "Andrew created unforgettable, beautiful images on screen, and he did this time and again, because he only ever served what he »
- Don Groves
M. Night Shyamalan is not exactly the trusted name he used to be. Ten years ago,Shyamalan carried with him a level of credibility that told the viewer that his movies were something special with a guaranteed twist you didn't see coming. His last half dozen films have instilled less and less confidence that he is able to pull off what he used to. So, what better what to regain a viewer's confidence than producing a television event series in line with the type of movies that »
- Alex Maidy
It might be way too soon to say this but we're feeling optimistic so what the hell: welcome back, M. Night Shyamalan! The trailer for his latest film, The Visit, was posted online late last week, and not only is Shyamalan returning to his horror film roots, but it looks like he's doing it with a good movie. Finally! Admit it; his film track record as of late has been less than stellar. And that's putting it nicely. These are the last four films he's made: After Earth (bomb) Devil (meh) The Last Airbender (bigger bomb) The Happening (even star Mark Wahlberg hated it) Basically, instead of being known for his creepy, unique film twists like he used to »
Yesterday we brought you the first trailer for Blumhouse Productions and M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming horror The Visit [watch it here], and now an alternate UK version of said trailer has landed online, as well as a new poster; take a look…
A brother and sister are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week-long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
The Visit is set for release on September 11th, with a cast that includes Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano.
- Gary Collinson
This year, there are already more than a few promising horror movies on the docket, between the reboot of Poltergeist and the much-anticipated Insidious: Chapter 3, for which we just sat down with director Leigh Whannell. And more are popping up with every new month. In the latest exciting news, we've gotten trailers for new films The Gallows and M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit, plus a glimpse at Sinister 2! Since you loved gearing up for horror films that came out in 2014, keep reading to see all the terrifying films on the horizon in 2015. »
M. Night Shyamalan gets into the found-footage thriller genre with Blumhouse, and the first trailer for his “The Visit” teases something very, very wrong with grandma and grandpa. Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge play two young kids sent by their mom (Kathryn Hahn) to their grandparents’ house. As seen in the trailer, grandma and grandpa have a very strict 9.30 p.m. bedtime rule, after which nobody is allowed outside their bedroom. Evidently, that’s for very good reason, as the kids find out when they immediately disobey the rules. Grandma, in particular, seems to be behaving especially strangely, as they (and their. »
- Linda Ge
Hot on the heels of the Us trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's return to the horror genre with The Visit, an international trailer has surfaced which gives us a completely different look at the film. This time we understand exactly why the film is a found footage story as granddaughter (Olivia DeJonge) seems to be filming some kind of home movie or class project as she and her brother (Ed Oxenbould) visit their grandparents. But during this weekend visit, they learn their grandparents have some spooky and terrifying secrets. The papermade bumpers for this trailer are a nice touch and it's just a better trailer all around. Here's the international trailer for M. Night Shyalaman's The Visit from Universal France: You can still watch the Us trailer for The Visit right here. The Visit is written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village »
- Ethan Anderton
Things appear normal until two children discover that Nana and Papa (Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie) are involved in something deeply disturbing after being left to stay at their Grandparent’s house while their mother is on vacation. They’re warned not to come out of their room past 9:30 at night, but when they do they realize that there’s something terribly wrong with their grandparents. After pleading online to Mom for rescue, they realize that they’re on their own against the seemingly insane elders. The new movie stars Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Peter McRobbie, and Benjamin Kanes. It’s written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, so remain cautious… It’s also produced [ Read More ]
- Rudie Obias
If you were wondering what M. Night Shyamanal was up to these days, wonder no more. He made a found footage supernatural horror called The Visit and this is the first trailer for it. Found footage and M. Night Shyamalan, it’s like a match made in heaven, or maybe hell, depending on where you stand […]
Read There’s Something Wrong with the Grandparents in Shyamalan’s The Visit on Filmonic.
We finally saw the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s creepy looking The Visit yesterday, which marks the director’s return to his horror roots. On tap today are a brand new UK poster and international trailer, home to footage not seen… Continue Reading →
The post A Different Look at The Visit with UK Poster and International Trailer appeared first on Dread Central. »
- John Squires
Yesterday we got our first look at M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit which looks like a return to form for the once promising director. Whether that turns out to be true remains to be seen, but we can judge another project from the filmmaker right now. The first episode, directed by Shyamalan, is streaming via Hulu for the next week in advance of the premiere of the 10 episode event series next month. Based on the novel by Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines looks like a cross between Lost, »
- Alex Maidy
After experimenting in different genres to no tangible avail with The Last Airbender and After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan is returning to a genre he helped define with the release of upcoming horror film, The Visit, which today debuted its creepy first trailer.
Mixing found footage elements with more traditional camera work, the clip is an unusual melange of genre tropes, and despite our utmost attempts, we haven’t been able to identify any indications of a last-act, Shyamalan-styled twist. How and ever, the core premise of The Visit will center around a young brother and sister who are shipped out their grandparents for the weekend to spend some quality time with their ageing relatives. What could possibly go wrong?
A lot, as it turns out. Enforcing a non-negotiable, lights-out-by-9:30 policy, the grandparents attempt to push the children to a safe distance, but it isn’t long before the »
- Michael Briers
With the first season of "Empire" behind him, you should know that Terrence Howard co-stars in another new TV series that debuts, also on Fox TV, in May - the M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller serial "Wayward Pines." Based on the best-selling novel, "Wayward Pines" follows a Secret Service agent who arrives in the pastoral town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find 2 other agents who've gone missing. His investigation leads to even more questions, as the agent comes to grips with the terrifying reality that he actually may never be able get out of of this countryside locale alive. Howard plays Wayward Pines' Sheriff »
- Tambay A. Obenson
With the first season of "Empire" behind him, you should know that Terrence Howard co-stars in another new TV series that debuts, also on Fox TV, in May - the M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller serial "Wayward Pines." Based on the best-selling novel, "Wayward Pines" follows a Secret Service agent who arrives in the pastoral town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find 2 other agents who've gone missing. His investigation leads to even more questions, as the agent comes to grips with the terrifying reality that he actually may never be able get out of of this countryside locale alive. Howard plays Wayward Pines' Sheriff Pope, who takes offense at the Secret Service agent showing up on his turf. The actor joins Matt Dillon (who stars as the agent), as well as Carla Gugino, Toby Jones and Melissa Leo, all residents of the peculiar small town that »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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