13 items from 2017
After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.
Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!
First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.
The film also boasts »
- Ben Read
Actor Dane DeHaan of the upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets posed with the 28th century single-seater spacecraft produced by Lexus for the film. Dane Dehaan Poses With 28th Century Lexus Prop Lexus teamed up with the film studio EuropaCorp to create the fictional machine for the film, which also stars Cara Delevigne, Ethan Hawke and […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
MaryAnn’s quick take… One of the most inept films I’ve ever seen. Cheaply made, poorly directed, badly acted, oddly edited, and ultimately insultingly stupid. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of most mainstream horror movies
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
So, three university students in Madison, Wisconsin, rent an absurdly large and ridiculously rambling off-campus house. Inside is a haunted night table — that’s right, I said “haunted night table” — that summons the most feeble boogeyman horror movies have ever seen. He’s called the Bye Bye Man, and he’s like Slender Man without the catchy memes. He drops coins on the floor, makes you hear the sound of a train in the distance, scratches up your walls, and — this is the eeriest bit of all — he makes »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its line-up for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival next month, bringing a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres. Check out the full line-up here…
Thurs 23 Feb – Gft Screen 1
21:00 A Cure For Wellness (Special screening)
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
23:40 Phantasm: Remastered (Scottish Premiere)
Set to introduce a new generation to the deranged charms of the cult classic, »
- Gary Collinson
Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles – including Ten premieres and a screening of the 4K restoration of Phantasm!
FrightFest Passes are £70 and available from noon on Mon January 16th 2016. Passes cover all films on Fri 24 and Sat 25 Feb Only. Tickets for A Cure for Wellness and Phantasm: Remastered. Individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films are on sale Mon January 23rd from 10am.
To book tickets: +44 (0)141 332 6535 / email@example.com / www.glasgowfilm.org/festival
From the press release:
Monstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thurs 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017 at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre.
- Phil Wheat
The horror strand has 10 UK premieres this year.
Horror Channel FrightFest has announced a record-breaking 14 films for its 12th stint at the Glasgow Film Festival (February 23-25).
Michael O’Shea’s The Transfiguration - which played at Cannes 2016 – will also screen on Friday. O’Shea will discuss the film at the event.
It’s a brand new year, and Fox’s A Cure For Wellness is ready to get freaky with it. In a collection of five New Year’s Day-themed promos, the horror film from director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3, Rango) promises an unsettling, demented psychological scarefest to ring in 2017 with.
Focused on how “we promise to improve ourselves, but we never do” with each new year, the first new promo demands that you “stop treating the symptom” and “take the cure” through these visually-maddening looks into this disturbing new mind-trip. The other four teasers focus on our failure to lose weight, “relief from pain relief,” weight loss again and failed resolutions in general.
If you’ve kept up with the marketing, these promos don’t provide anything new. Still, it’s a nifty, inspired way to highlight the recently passed holiday, and another chance to delve into this maddening new film, »
- Will Ashton
There has been a breakthrough.
Every January, we make promises – to ourselves and others. By February, they are broken, a distant memory. 2017 will be different. Because soon, all of us will be able to take the Cure. And this Cure is forever.
A Cure For Wellness will be available to everyone on February 17th.
A New Year is Here
A Medical Breakthrough
This Year, Take the Cure
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He »
- Michelle McCue
It may be bad medicine.
As most of us make New Year resolutions, Cure For Wellness marketing campaign came up with viral marketing videos that makes you desire to escape to this mysterious wellness center.
Here’s the synopsis:
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
So what’s this cure? We’ll have to find out in theaters on February 17.
Check out the viral videos below and the trailer. »
- Gig Patta
A Us trailer has arrived online for the upcoming animated adventure Leap! (titled Ballerina in the UK). Directed by Eric Summer and Eric Warin, the film features the voice talents of Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen and Dane DeHaan; take a look below after the official synopsis…
Paris, 1884. An orphaned girl arrives in Paris from Brittany. Félicie Milliner is 11 and has no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. With nothing left to lose, Félicie takes a big risk: she ‘borrows’ a spoiled brats identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. But how long can she be someone else? Mentored by the tough and mysterious cleaner, Odette , Félicie learns that talent is not enough – it takes hard work to be better than her ruthless, conniving fellow students. That and friendship. Felicie’s inventive, exhausting and charismatic best friend Victor also has a dream: becoming a famous inventor. »
- Amie Cranswick
Now that 2016 has finally ended, you may be filling out some New Year's resolutions, to set some goals for yourself in 2017. Oftentimes, these resolutions go unfulfilled, a theme that is highlighted in a creepy new TV trailer for 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness. Instead of "treating the symptom," this footage suggests that those who really want to improve themselves should "take the cure." While it remains unclear what this actual cure is, it does seem quite terrifying.
Dane DeHaan stars in this cerebral thriller from 20th Century Fox as an ambitious young executive who is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the »
2017 is going to be a pretty strong year for animated flicks. We’ve got The Lego Batman Movie, Coco, Captain Underpants and Cars 3, all of which look quite good. Then there’s Leap!, which looks….not so good. Coming to us from The Weinstein Company, the film will star Elle Fanning as an “11-year-old orphan who arrives in 1870s Paris and enters a school for ballerinas in hopes of starring in The Nutcracker.”
A new trailer for the movie was released this past weekend and while we’re certainly on board with the cast (co-starring is Dane DeHaan), Leap! looks awfully generic and dull, falling into just about every cliche you can think of. Admittedly, early reviews from overseas haven’t been too bad, but we’re struggling to find much worth getting excited about here. The youngsters may find enough to hold their attention, but beyond that, Leap! »
- Michael Briers
A New Year promo has arrived online for the upcoming psychological thriller A Cure for Wellness. Directed by Gore Verbinski, the film stars Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs; take a look below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for A Cure for Wellness
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of The Ring, comes the new psychological thriller, A Cure For Wellness.
Every year we promise to improve ourselves, but we never do. »
- Amie Cranswick
13 items from 2017
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