10 items from 2016
In 1813, renowned writer Jane Austen published a book called Pride and Prejudice, which tells the story of the Bennet sisters, who are gussied up and married off to wealthy suitors, one by one. The only sister who seems to question this system is Elizabeth, the rebellious member of the family, who feels strong disdain for the system that treats her more like property than a proper citizen. In 2009, author Seth Grahame-Smith put a new twist on the old tale by creating a parody novel called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which loosely follows the same basic outline, but adds an entirely different obstacle to the tale: the living dead.
In Grahame-Smith’s story, the girls are not only fighting for the right to be married into regal families, but also battling for their lives on a daily basis. An outbreak has occurred within these humble streets, and now flesh-eating zombies »
- Kalyn Corrigan
As we continue to pick apart the shotgun blast of trailers, TV spots, snippets and set videos that premiered during the MTV Movie Awards, the latest teaser to emerge from Sunday’s ceremony hails from the 28th Century.
For in EuropaCorp’s weighty sci-fi feature Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, hot up-and-comers Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan will take to the stars as a pair of time-travelling agents bearing one key mission: to safeguard the remnants of humanity. Currently in the midst of production, today brings forth the first set video for the film (see below), showcasing the 2017 blockbuster in motion.
Now that we’ve glimpsed each star in their futuristic battle suits, we know that Delevingne and DeHaan will headline Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element, Lucy) lavish tentpole as Laureline and Valérian, tasked with defending “a utopian 28th century Earth and its neighboring planets from bad guys, »
- Michael Briers
Jane Austen’s classic novel about love and manners gets a macabre twist in Burr Steers’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. If you missed the living dead action drama in theaters, don’t despair—Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on May 31st, following the film’s May 10th digital debut:
Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (Mar. 28, 2016) – Based on the best-selling novel by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen, Pride + Prejudice + Zombies debuts on digital May 10 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and next-generation 4K Ultra HD™ May 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In this reimagining of the classic tale, the Bennett sisters and Mr. Darcy must unite to fight a zombie outbreak that has taken over 19th century England. Lily James (Cinderella) leads an ensemble cast featuring Sam Riley (Maleficent), Jack Huston (The Longest Ride), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Douglas Booth (Jupiter Ascending »
- Derek Anderson
Two powerful Naval armies square off for supremacy over the high seas in our exclusive clip from Admiral, arriving on VOD and Digital HD formats February 23, before arriving in select theaters on March 11. Frank Lammers stars as Dutch captain Michiel de Ruyter, who is featured in this clip as his ship engages in warfare. Will the Dutch fleet live to see another day? From the looks of this scene, it seems they're in quite a strong position.
When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter. This film is based on the true story of Michiel de Ruyter, the 17th Century admiral who became famous for his battles in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. He scored several victories against both the English and French armies, »
To this day I am still surprised how mainstream zombies have become. Currently there are four television shows and more movies churned out in the last decade than any one person could ever hope to watch. With more titles than a herd of Walkers, filmmakers need to insure their title can stand out from the pack. Along shambles Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hoping to bite a piece out of the box office. But is it memorable?
A mysterious plague has ravaged 19th Century England. Mr. Bennett (Charles Dance) has been training his five daughters their whole life for combat. But Mrs. Bennett (Sally Phillips) is worried about her daughter’s future and wants to marry them all off to wealthy suitors. Daughter Elizabeth (Lily James) lays eyes on Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) at a party and seems quite taken with him. Of course it can’t be that easy »
- Jeremy Jones
Lily James, who last starred in the remarkable live-action adaptation of Cinderella, plays Elizabeth Bennett, a fierce woman who is not just facing relationship troubles, but also a zombie apocalypse. She’s about to change the face of the prim and dainty 19th Century woman, with the help of co-stars Lena Headey and Suki Waterhouse.
In three new clips from the film, we can already feel the prowess of Elizabeth Bennett. She is fierce, bold and speaks her mind. She also makes for an unlikely hero to battle the undead, but that’s what makes her the perfect role model. Featuring women who can ward off zombies while wearing a corset, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies »
- Adriana Floridia
With just nine days to go before opening night, the Berlin International Film Festival is putting the final touches on their 66th edition. Organizers have announced the official seven-person jury, which will be presided over by previously-announced president Meryl Streep. The actress will be joined by Clive Owen, German actor Lars Eidinger, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, Polish director and Silver Bear winner Malgorzata Szumowska, U.K. film critic Nick James and French photographer Brigitte Lacombe. Read More: Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' Leads 2016 Berlin International Film Festival Competition Lineup Additionally, the festival has announced three special screenings that will pay tribute to David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ettore Scola. Bowie, who appeared at the Berlinale in documentaries like "Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart" and "Scott Walker - 30 Century Man," will be honored with a showing of Nicolas Roeg's "The Main Who Fell to »
- Zack Sharf
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Straight Outta Compton" Yeah, the Oscars snubbed it for major awards, but who cares what the "Academy" thinks? Bye, Felicia! Critics and audiences loved this bio-drama about the creation of N.W.A., and it's available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The Blu-ray (and Digital HD, which is already out) includes the Unrated Director's Cut, with 20 additional minutes of the film. Bonus features exclusive to Blu-ray include deleted scenes, feature commentary with director/producer F. Gary Gray, and several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the film.
"Everest," which documents two different expeditions challenged by one of the fiercest snowstorms encountered by man, is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 19. The film's all-star cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, »
- Gina Carbone
A new series of character posters has been released today by Lionsgate UK, focusing on the heroes of the upcoming romance action flick Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Based on the best-selling parody novel of the same name, the movie follows the story of the Bennett sisters, Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse), who must all come of age during the incoming zombie apocalypse set against the backdrop of 19th Century England.
Originally released in 2009, the novel takes the original structure of Jane Austen’s classic story and infuses it with a bit of bloody mayhem as all of her well-known characters must learn how to deal with zombies in addition to all of the issues of manners and societal strife that Austen’s book is known for. Pride and Prejudice and Zombie‘s author, Seth Grahame-Smith, also wrote Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, »
- Mitchel Broussard
Our countdown of the 100 best films of the 21st century continues. This is Part 2 #75 through 51.
Click here for Part 1 (#100-76)!
The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, including having films gross »
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10 items from 2016
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