7 items from 2011
Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
Movie of the Week
The Plot: A guy (Timberlake) and girl (Kunis) try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it’s not long before they learn that they want something more.
The Buzz: Hmm, this premise is strangely familiar, and comes with an even more docile cast than No Strings Attached. I still have some faith in the film itself though, as director Will Gluck’s previous entry was the excellent Easy A. Still, Gluck didn’t write Easy A, and that’s what was great about that film, the writing. Two new relatively untested writers penned Friends with Benefits – yeah, I’m right back to doubting this film. But »
- Aaron Ruffcorn
We mentioned a few days ago that the shark thriller The Reef was swimming our way, but the good folks over at Image Entertainment have just made it official. Read on for the details.
From the Press Release
The waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are unmatched in beauty and danger. Clear and blue, teeming with life – they tempt adventurers from the world over. On July 19 Image Entertainment presents The Reef. Based on a true event, it’s the gripping story of a group of friends on a yachting trip who find themselves facing the terrifying choice of “sink or swim.” A thriller that pits man’s will to live against nature’s relentless urge to feed, Andrea Traucki’s (Black Water) The Reef ill be available on DVD for an Srp of $27.97 and on Blu-ray™ for $29.97. This title will also be available on digital download.
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- Uncle Creepy
On July 19, Image Entertainment will release Andrea Traucki's The Reef on DVD. Ship delivery man Luke (Damian Walsh-Howling) is accompanied by four friends (Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor, Mark Simpson) as he charts a yacht to its new owner. Along the way, their ship is ripped open by the coral reefs hiding just below the ocean.s surface. They are forced to choose: stay on board with slim hope of rescue, or swim twelve miles to the nearest island.through shark-infested waters. Those that abandon ship are faced with the race of their lives, for as soon as they enter the water a Great White shark catches their scent and the white-knuckled chase is on! During shooting, Traucki actually shot The Reef in Australia using real sharks. No one was eaten. »
Mid-July is going to be a good time for DVD and Blu-ray releases featuring people getting eaten alive. Dinocroc and Supergator take time out between rounds to devour anyone in their path. Native American lycan legends go on the prowl in Maneater and Monster Wolf. Most importantly, the Australian Open Water-ish shark thriller The Reef finally surfaces on American shores.
The people chomping begins on July 12th when Anchor Bay releases the Roger Corman produced, Jim Wynorski directed, Syfy original creature feature Dinocroc vs. Supergator (review here). The late David Carradine makes one of his final appearances in this monstrous smackdown that sees genetically engineered reptilian rivals escaping their confines and chomping their way through a series of scientists, tourists, and bikini babes in Hawaii. The actors chew the scenery almost as much as the monsters.
Four years ago, producer Michael Robertson.s company Prodigy Movies released its first feature, survival thriller Black Water, in which a group of tourists is stalked by crocodiles in northern Australia. Black Water co-writer and director Andrew Traucki.s latest film for Prodigy is The Reef, in which a group of tourists (played by Damien Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering and Zoe Naylor) is stalked by a shark off the coast of Queensland. The progression from killer crocs to killer shark is, perhaps, a perfectly natural one. .It is a natural progression,. admits Robertson. .It.s something Andrew thought about for a while, whether he should follow up with such a similar theme. He.s always felt sharks are a very dangerous »
- Tim Kroenert
The 2011 Australian Film Festival has begun. This year's event, which is taking place in Sydney, features stars including Transformers actress Isabel Lucas, True Blood's Ryan Kwanten and Underbelly actors Damian Walshe-Howling and Gyton Grantley. Festival director Barry Watterson told Aap: "I have to say there are a lot of potentially great films coming. I think that our storytelling is actually going to prove to be our saviour in the end. "Our only worry really is that the Australian audience for Australian films doesn't (more) »
- By Rebecca Davies
Aussie shark thriller 'The Reef', helmed by Andrew Traucki, saw it's UK premiere at the Film4 Frightfest All-Night event in London last October and it's already been picked up stateside by Image Entertainment. There's no Us release date just yet though so for the time being you'll just have to gawp at the new batch of stills and a couple of new look one-sheet posters for the flick with bite below. I'm always a little perturbed by the movie's tagline 'Pray That You Drown First', that's just asking for trouble and waiting for a hate-filled critic to use! 'The Reef' stars Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor, Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley and Kieran Darcy-Smith. »
7 items from 2011
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