12 items from 2015
The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.
From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.
Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »
- Movie Geeks
Hot on the heels of our article on the Top 5 Texas Film Festivals comes the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival, running April 9-19. Word on the street is these are the films you shouldn't miss. "Love & Mercy," the Brian Wilson biopic starring Paul Dano and John Cusack, has gotten plenty of good vibrations by the critics. Dano and Cusack play the younger and older versions of Wilson, chronicling his rise to fame and subsequent wrenching battles with mental illness and addiction. Also featuring Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, surfboards, and "Pet Sounds." In "Seven Chinese Brothers," Jason Schwartzman plays a drunken stumblebum who tries to get is act together to get the girl. If you've heard this one before, Stephen Root and Olympia Dukakis promise to elevate it to a new level. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see if Schwartzman can bring something new to the table as he makes the »
There are few people as important to the art form of recorded music as Brian Wilson, songwriter, performer and producer with The Beach Boys. He changed the sound of music, and created some of the most beautiful artworks of a medium he was constantly expanding.
To date, every Brian Wilson or Beach Boys biopic has been somewhat lacklustre. I can’t help but stare slack-jawed at Summer Dreams if I ever see it on TV, but it’s not a credible film. Hopefully, this will all change over the summer when Love & Mercy is released.
Well, absolute worst case scenario, there’s going to be some good acting and some excellent music. But it looks »
- Brendon Connelly
I know some of you might have missed John Cusack in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, but no worries as he'll be on theater screens before you know it! His latest character is that of Beach Boys enigma Brian Wilson. Love & Mercy will follow the life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. Sounds like a good time! You can »
- Sean Wist
Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard is a film that’s marred by ambition, which is a shame, because director Harrison Smith does his best to diverge from generic zombie norms. Smith’s apocalyptic world is already established when we meet Billy Zane’s rag-tag team of undead assassins, and he answers the hard-hitting questions horror lovers have been asking for years – like do zombie bears really exist? Or zombie deer? Or zombie fish? Hell, we’ve already seen zombie beavers (Zombeavers) and zombie roadkill (Zombie Roadkill), so why not turn a whole host of woodland creatures into flesh-eating monsters? Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard isn’t Just about hilarious zombie animals though (no matter how hard we wish), as Smith chronicles a fight for survival that’s hampered by out-of-touch CGI, rough performances, and a jumpy story that fails to blend religious cultism with sweet zombie-killin’ action.
In Smith’s zombie-infested universe, »
- Matt Donato
South by Southwest will host gala premieres next month of Melissa McCarthy’s “Spy,” Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart starrer “Get Hard,” Brian Wilson biopic “Love and Mercy” and Alex Gibney’s documentary “Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine.”
SXSW, now in its 22nd year in Austin, Texas, unveiled its features lineup Tuesday with 145 films to be shown between March 13 and 21, including 100 world premieres, 13 North American premieres and 11 U.S. premieres. The festival announced last month that the Russell Brand documentary “Brand: A Second Coming” would be the opening night title.
Other notable titles include Jamie Babbit’s “Fresno,” Shannon Sun-Higginson’s “Gtfo: Get The F% Out,” Larry Charles’ documentary “The Comedians,” Alex Winter’s “Deep Web,” Ryan Gosling’s “Lost River, »
- Dave McNary
The only thing standing between Elwood’s population and total annihilation are fences and a group of specially trained young adults in B. Harrison Smith’s Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. Co-starring Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, and Felissa Rose, this new entry to the living dead genre hits home media on February 3rd. Two new clips from the film tease the town’s dangerous borders and a wicked wave of hungry fish.
Press Release – “The rural town of Elwood has always been a “bubble” against the backdrop of an organism-based epidemic where infected humans don’t die, instead they roam to spread the infection in a grisly, horrific way. Those who escape must survive—by any means necessary. But at what price?
On February 3, 2015, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents Zombie Killers: Elephant’S Graveyard, an exciting survival thriller about a fallen world that’s provocative as it is chilling. Written and directed by B. »
- Derek Anderson
The countryside community of Elwood has a problem: the world outside their borders is crawling with the living dead. These zombies have voracious appetites, and the uninfected Elwood citizens are at the top of their menus. A team of specially trained young adults stand between their town’s population and total annihilation in B. Harrison Smith’s Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, and Anchor Bay’s provided us with two Blu-rays to give away.
“The rural town of Elwood has always been a “bubble” against the backdrop of an organism-based epidemic where infected humans don’t die, instead they roam to spread the infection in a grisly, horrific way. Those who escape must survive—by any means necessary. But at what price?”
Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject »
- Derek Anderson
We’re back with another round-up of horror and sci-fi news, including a casting update for Hannibal’s third season, Scream Factory’s new title announcement and their revealed special features for the Exterminators of the Year 3000 Blu-ray, and also an upcoming special screening of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard that will include a Q&A with director B. Harrison Smith and cast members Billy Zane, Dee Wallace Stone, and Felissa Rose.
TVLine reports that Tony award-winning Nina Arianda (Broadway’s Venus in Fur, Rob the Mob, Midnight in Paris) will play a recurring role on Hannibal in the third season that premieres this summer. Arianda plays a character named Molly—a strong single mother who is a romantic interest for one key character.
- Derek Anderson
We just reported on Anchor bay’s upcoming release of Zombie Killers: Elephant’S Graveyard (due to make its mark on DVD/Bluray on February 3rd), and for all of you zombie fanatics wanting not just a taste of the film, but the Entire thing, USC is hosting a special sneak preview of the B. Harrison Smith-helmed film on January 27th at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, which director B. Harrison Smith graduated from in ’85.
Following the special sneak preview, the cast and members of the crew will be on hand to meet fans and take part in a Q&A regarding Zombie Killers: Elephant’S Graveyard, so if you’re in the area, stop by and check it out. For full details, see below!
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 27th; 7:00pm
Where: USC School of Cinematic Arts
Ray Stark Family Theatre, Sca 108
George Lucas Bldg. Lobby
900 E. »
- Jerry Smith
The zombie genre gets a revisit with “Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard,” coming to DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 3. The Anchor Bay Entertainment film stars Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, Mischa Barton, Felissa Rose and Brian Anthony Wilson as people who must survive in a world where the infected roam the planet. “The rural town of Elwood has always been a “bubble” against the backdrop of an organism-based epidemic where infected humans don’t die, instead they roam to spread the infection in a grisly, horrific way. Those who escape must survive—by any means necessary. But at what price? In the film, the “Zombie Killers” are a small band of young adults, trained [ Read More ]
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A while back, we reported on Anchor Bay acquiring the rights to B. Harrison Smith’s genre ensemble film, Zombie Killers: Elephant’S Graveyard. Featuring the likes of Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, Mischa Barton, Brian Anthony Wilson and friend of Icons of Fright, Felissa Rose, the film deals with a group of young soldiers trained to protect a small town and its inhabitants. Anchor Bay is gearing up to release Zombie Killers: Elephant’S Graveyard to DVD/Bluray on February 3rd, and to get you fright fanatics excited for it, we were sent the brand new trailer for the film, to feast on until February 3rd arrives.
“The rural town of Elwood has always been a “bubble” against the backdrop of an organism-based epidemic where infected humans don’t die, instead they roam to spread the infection in a grisly, horrific way. Those who escape must survive—by any means necessary. »
- Jerry Smith
12 items from 2015
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