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New Infini Trailer is a Terrifying Feast for the Senses

24 April 2015 8:52 AM, PDT

Australian director Shane Abbess is back and kicking some major ass with Infini, his new science fiction/horror flick opening May 8 on VOD and in Theatres.

We haven't seen anything from the director since Gabriel alerted the world to Abbess' ability to work wonders with a micro-budget. Here, he pulls out all the sops. Form the Blade Runner-y earth, to the gorgeously shot space station, inifni looks like a winner for scif-fi fans. Sure it's reminiscent of some of our favourites (read: Event Horizon, Aliens, Pandorum), but the acting looks great and I'm guessing there's more to the story than meets the eye.

Synopsis:

In Infini, a search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. [Continued ...] »

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Crazy Grandparents Haunt Kids in M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit [Trailer]

23 April 2015 4:04 PM, PDT

It's been a long time since M. Night Shyamalan directed anything good and though his adaptation of "Wayward Pines" is looking pretty promising, I can't say the same thing for The Visit.

We were optimistic when the first poster and description were revealed last week but now that the trailer is here, I'm not so sure. The movie centers on two kids who go and visit their grandparents for a week only to discover that grandma and grandpa are a little crazy. Or there are weird supernatural things going on. Or a little of both.

Shyamalan seems to be working on a fairly constrained budget, not too surprising con [Continued ...] »

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Paranormal Activity Director's Long Delayed Area 51 Getting Release [Trailer]

23 April 2015 1:25 PM, PDT

Before writer/director Oren Peli started writing sequels to his breakout hit Paranormal Activity and producing all sorts of found footage movies, he wrote and directed Area 51. The found footage thriller about a group of conspiracy buffs breaking into the infamous Area 51 in search of what the government is hiding, was picked up by Paramount more than five years ago but never released. Until now.

I guess the studio finally remembered that it had this on some hard drive somewhere and that it was about time it saw the light of day. Weird since there doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason as to why the studio would hold on to it for so long; it certainly doesn't look any worse than your average found footage thriller. If anything, some of the effects in this one look pret [Continued ...] »

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Johnny Depp Gets Deadly Serious in Black Mass [Trailer]

23 April 2015 11:23 AM, PDT

You may already be familiar with gangster Whitey Bulger and if not, here's the run-down: Bulger was number 2 on America's Most Wanted list (right after Osama Bin Laden). He was a mob hitman who Boston for years and he wasn't even quiet about it. The police knew he was a mobster, he was responsible for the deaths of over a dozen victims and no one in law enforcement batted an eyeball.

Bulger did eventually get caught but his story is more colourful than a Scorsese gangster flick and it was only a matter of time before someone took it to the big screen and Black Mass is the first attempt.

Adapted from Gerard O'Neill's book, the movie is directed by Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper and stars Johnny Depp as Bulger in what appears to be, by far, the most interesting ro [Continued ...] »

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Insanity! Takashi Miike’s Yakuza Apocalypse Headed to Cannes! [Trailer]

22 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT

Japanese director Takashi Miike has made some pretty weird movies in his time but his latest, the crazy sounding Yakuza Apocalypse, definitely ranks right up there with the strangest of the strange.

It's the story of a yakuza underling who discovers his boss is a vampire. Said underling is bitten, turned into a vampire and somewhere in there is a showdown between warring yakuza factions, some or both of which are supernatural creatures, and international assassins. Because what's a great Japanese gangster movie without international flare?

Our first look at the movie earlier this year pretty much summed up what we already knew: Yakuza Apo [Continued ...] »

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Gambling Thriller A Punter's Prayer Finds its Mob Boss in Mem Ferda

22 April 2015 9:30 AM, PDT

London born film star Mem Ferda (A Life of Violence, Breakdown) has signed to feature in a new gambling thriller called A Punter's Prayer. It will be the debut feature of director Savvas D. Michael.

Set in Palmers Green, London, A Punters Prayer is set to be an intense story about a group of friends who meet habitually at the local betting office to indulge in their favorite pastime of laddish banter, lamenting about life and family, but most critically, satisfying their addiction to gambling.

Written and directed by first timer, Savvas D. Michael, it also stars; Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Daniel Caltagirone (The Pianist). Other cast members include Jamie Crew, Tommy O’Neill and Ewen MacIntosh. [Continued ...] »

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Dante’s Divine Comedy Gets Modern Interpretation in Field Of Dogs [Trailer]

21 April 2015 4:52 PM, PDT

If you've seen any of writer/director Lech Majewski's previous movies, I'm particularly fond of The Mill and the Cross (review), you know more or less what to expect from Field of Dogs: a movie that will be beautiful, contemplative and sometimes downright slow to the point where your mind starts to wander. I think there's a certain magic to the flow of thoughts that emerge from watching Majewski's work but it's not for everyone.

His latest, inspired by a modern reading of Dante's "Divine Comedy," is a tale of mirroring tragedies: that of Adam, a poet suffering through sorrow after the love of his life dies in a car crash and the national tragedies th [Continued ...] »

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New on Blu-ray & DVD: Everly! Escape from New York & More!

21 April 2015 12:24 PM, PDT

Ana Lily Amirpour's Iranian Vampire Western, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, stunned audiences last year and with good reason. I was fortunate enough to screen the film early and with it's stark B&W photography and impeccable sense of aesthetic and atmosphere it was quite an experience.

Here, Kino Lorber assembles the film in a package befitting the film's artfulness. With influences spanning spaghetti westerns, graphic novels and horror films, all mash-up in the Iranian New Wave, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is sure to please adventurous Qe readers.

Onwards!

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Here's Mathew Fox in Post-Apocalyptic Extinction!

20 April 2015 12:08 PM, PDT

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Four years ago we brought news of an adaption of Juan De Dios Garduño’s best-selling novel "Y Pese A Todo", w hich was then called Welcome to Harmony. The film has since undergone a title change to the much more conventional "Extinction" and some assets have been found including a poster and a few images of star Mathew Fox (Lost) in a big beard.

Now, just in case you think to gloss over this one, it's being directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas [Continued ...] »

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First Poster for The Visit; M. Night Shyamalan's Blumhouse Joint

20 April 2015 11:37 AM, PDT

After a string of belly flops of epic proportions in After Earth, The Last Airbender and the critically maligned The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan will be working with a much smaller budget for his next film The Visit.

With approximately $5 million to work with in terms of production, Blumhouse is on board to help Shyamalan go back to his thriller roots and re-build goodwill with genre fans.

While I'm intrigued by the poster and the film's concept, it does feel like this one could go either way. Grandparents are scary? We'll see, Shyamalan, We'll see.

Synopsis:

A single mother finds that things in her family's life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.

Head to Quiet Earth to see the stills.

Recommended Release: Sig [Continued ...] »

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Stunning Tale Of Tales Brings Italian Fairy Tales to Vivid Life [Nsfw]

20 April 2015 10:52 AM, PDT

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Fairy tales have some of the most vivid imagery of monsters and magic and are certainly some of the most violent stories around. Why they are not crafted for an adult audience more often is beyond me. Terry Gilliam lives in this world comfortably for sure, but guys, this is something else entirely and I'm so excited about this film.

Tale of Tales comes from director Matteo Garrone's who's Gomorrah and Reality were incredibly well received. From that goodwill he's assembled a stellar cast to bring the work of Giambattista Basile to life.

Basille is [Continued ...] »

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Sweet Home Promises All Sorts of Horrors [Trailer]

20 April 2015 9:39 AM, PDT

The first trailer for Rafa Martínez's Sweet Home suggested some horrific things to come but the movie's plot was still mostly a mystery. What we could discern from our first look was that it involved a couple, an abandoned building and some unwelcome party crashers.

With the movie's Spanish release due in a few months, a new trailer, this one expanding on the plot a little more, has been released and it looks very promising indeed.

The movie stars newcomer Ingrid García Jonsson as Alicia and Bruno Sevilla as Carlos, a couple who decide it's a great idea to celebrate his birthday on the top floor of an abandoned building but it turns out they're not [Continued ...] »

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