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If there is one sub-genre of horror that tends to struggle right now it is that of the werewolf, though WolfCop has gone a long way to give it the kick up the ass that it needed with a healthy dose of comedy. For a more serious take on the lycanthropic furry moon obsessives though we now have Late Phases... or as it appears to be known in the UK Night of the Wolf: Late Phases.
When blind veteran Ambrose (Nick Damici) moves into a retirement community the welcome from the locals isn’t exactly what he expected. Learning that the residents have recently been the victims of a spate of wild dog attacks, he soon finds himself victim but manages to fend them off, »
- Paul Metcalf
Distributors Gkids has debuted a U.S. trailer for When Marnie Was There, the latest offering from animation maestros Studio Ghibli, and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…
A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect.
When Marnie Was There will open in the States on May 22nd, with a voice cast that includes Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Geena Davis (The Fly), Kathy Bates (Misery), Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar) and Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone).
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: DreamWorks has bought Nick, a pitch for a Home Alone-style Christmas comedy that will be scripted by Jason Filardi and Walt Becker. Wild Hogs helmer Becker is attached to direct the film. He and Filardi will produce it together. They’re keeping the logline under wraps, but the clear hope is to launch a franchise. Filardi is best known for writing the comedies 17 Again and Bringing Down The House. He recently sold the family Adventure film Floors to Walt Disney… »
The latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine was already shaping up to be a special one, with Slipknot's Corey Taylor guest-editing the issue, but it became an absolute dream for metal and horror fans when Taylor asked The Walking Dead comic book artist Charlie Adlard to illustrate the cover and participate in an exclusive interview. We take a look at that cover (and the behind-the-scenes process of its creation) in our latest round-up, in addition to details on the feature film adaptation of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's I Kill Giants graphic novel and Arrow Video's impressive limited edition Blu-ray/DVD release of Society.
Charlie Adlard's Metal Hammer Magazine: "Charlie Adlard – acclaimed illustrator from the Walking Dead comics – has designed Metal Hammer magazine’s special gatefold front cover with Exclusive artwork of every member of Slipknot. Trust us, it looks badass.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has taken over »
- Derek Anderson
Source: 20th Century Fox Remember that guy? You may know him as Buzz from Home Alone, but his real name is Devin Ratray and he's still acting. He's now 38 years old, and he's in the Masterminds trailer, playing a guy named Runny. If you watch the trailer, pause it at 35 seconds in, and you'll see him next to Owen Wilson. Here's a sample: Source: Relativity Media Ratray has had small parts over the years, like guest spots on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Agent Carter, but this looks like a mildly substantial part. According to his Twitter account, in addition to acting, he's also a "personal trainer for the soul." Yep. Source: 20th Century Fox Masterminds is out on Aug. 7 and we can hardly wait to see Ratray all grown up. Here's another shot of him from last year! Source: Getty // Janette Pellegrini / Stringer »
By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.
In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.
Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »
Finding some cult acclaim with its release last year, A Girl Walks Home Alone Tonight is finally available to watch for those that didn’t get a chance to see. After doing so, you’ll certainly want to know what director Ana Lily Amirpour will be doing so next. As recently reported, she’s teamed with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Vice for The […] »
- Leonard Pearce
Somewhere in La, a casting director was asked to find an actor to play a Us president for the next Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) movie, and inexplicably, they decided on Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop).
This casting choice for this summer’s Pixels is the perfect microcosm of the entire action-heavy comedy. It’s ridiculous, unthinkable, insane, hilarious, and also so incredibly gutsy that we can’t help needing it in our life.
When aliens attack the Earth with real-life video game characters, President Will Cooper (James) calls upon his best friend, former 1980s arcade champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler) for help. With a team of retrogamers (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) by his side, it’s up to Sam to save the word against Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and a fleet of Space Invaders.
And people say video games were a waste of time.
Watch the trailer for Pixels below, »
- Sasha James
Does anyone else get the sense that Hollywood still doesn’t quite “get” video games in 2015? If you look at the movies it’s all still feeding quarters into a machine, getting a high score, winning a new life, joystick flailing, button mashing, and old 32-bit side-scrollers with wacky sound effects. Yeah, there’s Wreck-It Ralph and a few other good examples, but then you look at something like Pixels, and the movies still have a lot of catching up to do to where games are today.
Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Home Alone) stars Adam Sandler as an ’80s video game champion tasked by the President (Kevin James) to fight off invading aliens taking the form of classic ’80s games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. And though I wouldn’t put it past Hollywood to make a dark, gritty reimagining of Space Invaders or Missile Control as »
- Brian Welk
When aliens use some of Earth's most popular video game characters, including Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and Space Invaders, it's up to a group of 80s arcade champions to save the day. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Home Alone) off a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the short film of the same name by Patrick Jean, »
- Pietro Filipponi
This summer's Adam Sandler film looks like it need not be approached with the usual trepidation. He's taking the lead in Pixels, the new movie from Home Alone and Mrs Doubtfire director Chris Columbus. And it's looking quite promising.
There's a nice idea behind this one too. It tells of aliens, who pick up feeds of classic videogames. Unfortunately, when they see the likes of Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, said aliens get the wrong idea, and take that as a declaration of war on planet Earth. The world clearly needs Adam Sandler to save it.
Here, then, Sandler plays a videogame expert who leads the fightback. And from the first trailer that's just been released, this one looks really rather interesting. Certainly, the mixing in of live action with CG videogame elements looks effective from where we're sitting. »
Any mention of Adam Sandler in a movie and I’m immediately cautious. Tell me he co-stars with Kevin James and I’m out. So it says a lot about the first trailer for Sony’s Pixels that I am genuinely interested and a little excited. The film sees aliens use classic video game characters in order to invade our planet, after believing a time capsule sent into space by Nasa in 1982 was actually an act of war. If it sounds silly, that’s because it is, and it embraces that fact.
Sandler and James, along with Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage, play our last hope against the invading aliens. The film looks like a mixture between Wreck-it Ralph and Ghostbusters, and certainly seems to get the action/comedy balance right. Chris Columbus, of Home Alone and Harry Potter And The Philosopher’S Stone fame, directs, and the »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Frogger all feature in the movie, which tells the story of what happens when aliens misinterpret videos of classic arcade games as a declaration of war.
The Us President (Kevin James) has to rely on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens.
Pixels is released on May 15 in the Us and on May 27 in the UK. »
Chris Columbus has had his share of misfires, but there may be no filmmaker more underrated for delivering crowd pleasing blockbuster entertainment (and we mean that in the best possible way). This is the man who directed "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and the first two "Harry Potter" movies and produced "The Help" and, for better or worse, all three "Night at the Museum" movies. Is "Pixels" his next slam dunk? Inspired by Patrick Jean's 2010 short film, "Pixels" tells us what happens when aliens believe our attempts at communication are a declaration of war and attack our planet with weapons that just happen to be in the form of some classic video game characters. It's also an Adam Sandler film which you can tell not just because both he and Kevin James are in it, but the fact he has a "story" and top "producer" credit (as opposed to a contractual "executive producer" credit, »
- Gregory Ellwood
The nostalgia is strong with Pixels, with Chris Columbus (who family blockbuster thing down with the likes of Home Alone and the first two Harry Potters under his belt) at the helm as a race of aliens, after misinterpreting videos of classic arcade games, attack the earth with icons of gaming past, such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, and Pong. Only a group of arcade prodigies from years past (Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad) can save the world. So, it's a big, dumb, effects heavy Summer movie, but check out the below trailer, and tell me this doesn't look like a shed load of fun? It's understandable that the inclusion of Sandler and Kevin James might put some people off, but the pair do put in some solid work on occasion (also they are the only two member present of the usual Happy Madison crew, so that could »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
"Some alien life force has sent real-life video games to attack us." You've never seen an alien invasion quite like this. Pixels is coming this summer, a sci-fi action comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage that sees aliens taking the form of classic arcade game characters from Donkey Kong, Centipede, Space Invaders and Pac-Man and wreaking havoc on the world. And that means only a group of gamers from the 80s can stop them. This easily looks like it could be Sandler's best film in a long time. It's even more epic than we thought, but there's definitely some humor here too. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Chris Columbus' Pixels, originally from Sony Pictures: Check out the previous awesome teaser posters for Pixels right here. Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and written by Timothy Dowling (Role Models, »
- Ethan Anderton
How could you not love My Girl, the 1991 hit tale of friendship, romance and tragedy with that great cast? The story is set during the summer of 1972 and centers on Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chulumsky), an 11 year old tomboy. Her dad (Dan Aykroyd) is an undertaker and she lives in a funeral parlor. Her mom died during childbirth and her gramma (Ann Nelson) is losing her mind. When makeup artist Shelly (Jamie Leigh Curtis) starts working with her dad, they become close and eventually fall in love. Vada is jealous of her step-mother to be, but she has a best friend, the adorable Thomas J (Macaulay Culkin) who understands her and she can talk to him about anything. The most unbearable thing for Vada would be losing him, so she is absolutely distraught when tragedy strikes!
I saw My Girl when it was new and have not revisited it until I »
- Tom Stockman
With one directorial feature under his belt, 2007's "Déficit," Gael García Bernal is ready for a second. Screen Daily reports that he's eyeing to mount his next movie, "Chicuarotes," in early 2016. “The film will follow a group of kids — around 14, 15 years old — who live by the lake. They’re economically poor but not miserable or unhappy, basically living in paradise," Bernal told the trade. “The narrative of the film follows their dreams of moving up economically and socially. They want to stop working and make lots of money. I can’t tell you now how they attempt to do this but it’s a comedy — a very dark comedy.” Speaking of comedy, "Napoleon Dynamite" helmer Jared Hess has been assigned Disney's "Overnight at 42nd Street.” Penned by Oren Uziel ("22 Jump Street"), Variety reports that the movie, not unlike "Home Alone," follows a father and son who spend all night in a toy store. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
While many reports have said that Studio Ghibli figurehead Hayao Miyazaki was to “retire” from the studio and focus on other things, some are still hoping that the output from the famous animation house will continue in earnest. For now though, fans haven’t got long to wait for Ghibli’s new film When Marnie Was There, which is released this summer.
Gkids, the distributor behind 2015 Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, has announced the English-language voice cast who will lend their talents to the film, which is getting a limited run in New York and Los Angeles on May 22nd before a nationwide expansion.
Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Geena Davis (The Fly), Kathy Bates (Misery), Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar) and Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone) are among the cast for the film, which tells »
- Scott J. Davis
‘Spying her brown shell, Red M&M assumes Brown M&M is naked, unzips his onesie and starts dancing around to Lmfao’
The archetype of the red and yellow M&Ms is well known. Red is smart and wily, yellow is dumb but lovable. They’re essentially Harry and Marv from Home Alone in crisp, chocolatey form. Personally, I’ve always found the red M&M to be smug, turning up on the cinema screen and signalling that those exciting trailers for new films I was watching are over and the underwhelming one I paid £12.50 to see is about to begin. It’s no surprise to learn then, that away from his bozo buddy Yellow, Red is a bit sleazy. Just look at how he’s acting around this new Brown M&M, wandering around like a knock-off DiCaprio who has just finished reading The Game and needs to neg someone asap. »
- David Renshaw
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