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Train to Busan, 2016
Written and directed by Sang-ho Yeon
While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was released in 1968, which means zombies have been a part of cinema history for nearly 50 years and we’ve seen them go through a lot of changes. We’ve seen them go from shuffling lumps to flesh to sprinting terrors. We’ve seen them used in comedies, action and drama, and we’ve even seen them used as romantic leads. So it’s amazing to think that in 2016 – considering the amount of zombie movies that come out each and every year – that someone can bring something new and fresh to the genre without relying on a story gimmick. »
- Luke Owen
This year’s Lff Connects programme at the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 5-16) will include a session with Star Wars VFX outfit Industrial Light & Magic (Ilm).
On October 7, the eight-time Oscar-winning visual effects specialist Dennis Muren will be joined by David Vickery and Kevin Jenkins from the now two-year-old Ilm London Studio to discuss working on blockbuster franchises including Star Wars and Indiana Jones and the forthcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Doctor Strange.
A TV panel held on October 6 will feature Black Mirror co-creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones with film-maker Joe Wright, who directed an episode of the latest series, Nosedive. The festival will host the European premiere of the first episode of the new series, which is now housed on Netflix.
Further events at Lff Connects include a session on video games with »
- email@example.com (Tom Grater)
By Todd Garbarini
I was first introduced to comic books in 1979 by my father’s cousin, Dan, who had an unusually large collection of them in his parent’s basement. I had already seen Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978) twice and loved it, completely enthralled with the big screen adventures of the Man of Steel as embodied by Christopher Reeve. I knew of Superman’s origins with DC Comics. Dan’s mother remarked, while he was in the basement of course, that she wished that he would “get rid of the comic books”. It’s a good thing he didn’t. Today, along with Jim Lee, Dan Didio is the current Co-Publisher of DC Comics. In the years hence, I have followed my fair share of comic book characters, but never with the level of enthusiasm that is on display at the annual San Diego Comic Con or the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Watch just about any one of the 22 episode Star Wars Rebels Season 2 episodes on Blu-ray and you'll be wondering why showrunner Dave Filoni hasn't been given at least the partial reigns to a live-action Star Wars film yet. J.J. Abrams did an admirable job and surely Gareth Edwards, Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will follow suit. I'd argue none of them understand what makes the source material tick the way Filoni does.
Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels was instantly set up for success when fan favorite Ahsoka Tano reemerged from a self-imposed exile away from the Jedi Order in the Season 1 finale. Her presence portends an eventual confrontation with her former master that does not disappoint in a gripping Season 2 finale bestsing anything in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Some characters don't escape unharmed as the stakes appropriately rise with Ezra's further exploration of the Force. »
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman
Lee Marvin rose through the ranks of movie stardom as a character actor, delivering mostly villainous supporting turns in many films before finally graduating to leading roles. Regardless of which side of the law he was on however, he projected a tough-as-nails intensity and a two-fisted integrity which elevated even the slightest material. Born February 19, 1924, in New York City, Marvin quit high school to enter the Marine Corps and while serving in the South Pacific was badly wounded in battle when a machine gun nest shot off part of his buttocks and severed his sciatic nerve. He spent a year in recovery before returning to the U.S. where he began working as a plumber. The acting bug bit after filling in for an ailing summer-stock actor and he studied the art at the New York-based American Theater Wing. Upon making his debut in summer stock, »
- Movie Geeks
For most, a role in the iconic “Star Wars” saga is something worth sharing, but it may be too soon for Natalie Portman’s son. Related: Terminally Ill ‘Star Wars’ Fans Granted Wish Of Watching ‘Rogue One’ Before Premiere Portman revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that although her son is well aware of mommy’s work on “Star Wars”, […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Jerry Seinfeld wants in on the Star Wars universe. And he has a hilarious and perfect way for that to happen. After a full decade with no new movies, the Star Wars universe returned in December with the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It broke the box office record for domestic total with $936.6 million. In just a few months, the first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One will hit theaters, and with this saga becoming more popular than ever, iconic comedian Jerry Seinfeld recently suggested that Lucasfilm and Disney let him become part of this sci-fi universe.
Jerry Seinfeld is best known for creating and starring in the hit sitcom Seinfeld, considered by many to be one of the best TV shows of all time. Despite his massive success, he hasn't done too much acting aside from his show, and voicing Barry B. Benson in The Bee Movie. The comedian »
In easily one of the best surprises us horror fans have been treated to as of late, the recent collaboration between director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett, and Lionsgate, which was initially titled The Woods, was revealed at this year’s Comic-Con to actually be a sequel to one of the most influential genre films in modern cinema: The Blair Witch Project.
Simply entitled Blair Witch, Wingard and Barrett’s effort embraces everything fans love about the original film while also incorporating several fun elements that take the legend of the Blair Witch in some really intriguing and clever new directions.
I recently had the opportunity to speak in depth with Barrett about all things Blair Witch. During our nearly hour-long chat, Barrett discussed how the sequel came about through a prior collaboration they had with Lionsgate, You’re Next. He also talked about the challenges of keeping the production »
- Heather Wixson
We are still more than a year away from Star Wars Episode VIII hitting theaters, and we haven't even received an official title for the movie yet, but we may have just been handed one of the pivotal scenes in the movie. Fair warning, this article may contain truly massive spoilers for Star Wars Episode VIII, so read ahead at your own risk. With that out of the way, if this supposed leaked scene is legitimate, we are going to learn who Anakin Skywalker's father is, and it is absolutely nuts.
The alleged script leak that this information is drawn from comes courtesy of the Star Wars Theory YouTube channel, though they declined to mention where they obtained the bit of the script. In the video, the entire scene is read, and it does sound a lot more like a bit from one of the novels than it does an actual movie script. »
Since starring in the Star Wars prequels, Natalie Portman has given birth to a son who’s now really into Star Wars. You might think that’d make her kid the one Star Wars fan who really digs the prequels — at least he’s pre-disposed to like one of the main characters, which is more than a lot of fans can […]
- Angie Han
Found Footage 3D, 2016
Written and directed by Steven DeGennaro
A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves In a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
The guide for FrightFest says that Found Footage 3D hopes to do for the genre what Scream did for slashers. It’s the first post-modern found footage movie that isn’t afraid to play within the genre conventions while also poking fun at them, and for the most part it works. But not everything does.
Part of the issue with Found Footage 3D is that it’s not as clever as it thinks it is, nor does it fully take advantage of its post-modern setting. It »
- Luke Owen
Director’s Cut, 2016
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Herbert Blount aspires to replace the real director of a movie and make it his own by capturing the lead actress and inflicting much horror upon her in his version.
Right, so here’s the pitch. Knocked Off is a crowd funded police thriller starring Missi Pyle, Harry Hamlin and Hayes MacArthur and directed by Adam Rifkin and is about a killer who mimics other killers from the past and these cops are trying to work out who did it. Director’s Cut, the film this reviewer is trying to explain and the film you’re actually watching, is the alternative cut made by one of its backers; a mild mannered man named Herbert Blount, played by Penn Jillette, who thinks of himself as a filmmaker and a better »
- Luke Owen
Welcome to The Night Of's day after, when viewers are undoubtedly experiencing the slightly woozy, vaguely hungover sensation that accompanies eight weeks of investment in a TV show and the promise of a potentially earth-shaking pay-off that, in the end, can be filed under mileage-may-vary. To be fair, it was apparent very early on that this HBO miniseries wasn't likely to dominate the modern equivalent of water-cooler discussions in a way that, say, the true-crime phenomenon Making a Murderer did last winter, or the spot-the-Reagan-era-reference game that was Stranger Things »
Earlier this Summer it was revealed that Mondo would be teaming up with Acme Archives to produce licensed prints based on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Today I’m excited to tell you that Mondo has now struck a partnership with Cyclops Print Works, the company behind the amazing Disney prints from the past […]
The post Cool Stuff: Daniel Danger’s The Jungle Book Print From Cyclops x Mondo appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Our famous Lomax is back and not on a video game.
In Ratchet & Clank, the heroic duo must stop a nefarious space captain from destroying the universe. He must join a team of galactic heroes in order to stop the invading forces.
The 3d CGI animated film features the voice of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward and Armin Shimerman from the video games. They are joined by cast members of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.
Ratchet & Clank is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today.
Read the full transcript below.
Lrm: Thank you for speaking with me. The last time I’ve talked with you, I had you and your counterpart together for an interview. It’s interesting to talk to Ratchet and not Clank.
James Arnold Taylor: [Chuckles] It’s strange to have Ratchet and not Clank around me. I’m telling ya. »
- Gig Patta
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Rogue One is, at least for director Gareth Edwards, a title that harbors a number of connotations – it derives from military speak, of course, but it could also be interpreted as a description of Felicity Jones’ battle-ready heroine, Jyn Erso.
That’s a character that is placed firmly in the spotlight in today’s fresh batch of stills for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Hailing from Making Star Wars, these pics drive home the point that, if J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens captured the spirit of the original Star Wars trilogy, Rogue One looks like it was ripped directly from another era in the best possible way.
Indeed it’s a credit to Disney’s assembly of set designers and art directors that this fidelity leaps right off the page – the shot of Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), for instance, is a particular highlight – and »
- Michael Briers
Seinfeld has been long-dubbed a "show about nothing." But co-creator/star Jerry Seinfeld dismissed that label as "nonsense" during a wide-ranging interview for The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast. "That was made up by the press," the comedian said, noting the phrase arose after an episode in which George Constanza (Jason Alexander) pitched Jerry, the series' sitcom-within-a-sitcom, with that tagline.
Elsewhere in the podcast, Seinfeld claimed Friends essentially ripped off the formula of his show ("We thought, 'They wanna do our show with better-looking people. That's what they're doing here. »
A little over a week ago we showed you the cover of the new Rogue One-themed issue of Empire—the one with all the heroes standing there looking all cool. Now, it’s only befitting we show you some of the pictures from inside the issue. Aren't we just the nicest? The images (via Making Star Wars) show off some interesting scenes, particularly one where Chirrut (Donnie Yen) appears to be... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Let’s Be Evil, 2016
Co-written and directed by Martin Owen
A vision of augmented reality.
Martin Owen co-writes and directs this very slick sci-fi horror which plays on the idea of augmented reality and the failing education of American youth. While the two may not seen connected, Let’s Be Evil seamlessly ties them together, and creates a mostly good, taut and tight experience. Desperate to pay her mother’s medical bills, Jenny (Elizabeth Morris, who also co-wrote the script) gets a job with a super secret company looking after kids in the middle of an augmented reality learning facility below ground. The kids don’t say much, but they’re all smarter than your average bear. However not is all as it seems, and this reality may be less real than initially thought.
- Luke Owen
Before the prequel trilogy made a parody of “Star Wars,” Mel Brooks did it with “Spaceballs.” The cult-classic spoof, which also set its sights on the likes of “Star Trek” and “Planet of the Apes,” came out nearly 30 years ago. A behind-the-scenes featurette made at the time of its 1987 release features interviews with stars John Candy, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten and the multi-hyphenate himself (Brooks co-wrote, produced, directed and starred).
Read More: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Making-Of Documentary: How the ‘Replacement Players’ Made an Enduring Classic
“People think that he’s such a funny man and everything,” says Van Patten. “Actually, with him, comedy is serious business. As funny as he is, he’s very serious.” The rest of Brooks’ cast sing his praises as well, noting how the filmmaker (who had already made the spoofs “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein”) managed to maintain control of the production »
- Michael Nordine
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