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Today we have a restricted trailer for Alchemy's "Moonwalkers" action comedy, starring Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter). Check it out below. Plot: What if Apollo 11 never actually made it? What if, in reality, Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the Us administration? This is the premise of a totally plausible conspiracy theory that takes us to swinging sixties London, where a stubborn CIA agent (Perlman) will never find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with a lousy manager (Grint) of a seedy rock band to develop the biggest con of all time. The new movie is directed by first-time helmer Antoine Bardou-Jacquet from a script by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral). It's set to be released in select theaters and on VOD on January 15th, 2016. Trailer: »
Alan Jones Frightfest Presents interview
Frightfest is a film festival that celebrates the dark side of cinema. Taking place during the August Bank Holiday every year, the event takes over a cinema located in Leicester Square and brings in fans of the horror genre in their droves. Since its inception the festival has grown in size and now runs from Thursday evening all the way through to Monday night. Not only does it show a variety of films but the team also manage to secure a lot of talent who attend and give insights into their projects in post screening Q and A’s.
Following on from the success of this year’s festival the Frightfest team have joined up with Icon Distribution to create a new digital film platform. The venture, simply called Frightfest Presents, features six of this years line-up (Aaaaaaaah!, AfterDeath, Estranged, Night of the Living Deb, »
- Kat Hughes
The film tells the story of famous heavyweight fighter Chuck Wepner, played by Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), who famously once fought Muhammed Ali in a title fight. Perlman is set to play Al Braverman, the trainer and manager of Wepner.
Schreiber’s Ray Donovan co-star Pooch Hall is playing Ali in the film, which also stars Naomi Watts (Birdman), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Michael Rappaport (Hitch), and Jim Gaffigan (Away We Go). Philippe Falardeau (The Good Lie) directs.
- Scott J. Davis
Nothing piques our interest in a new horror film quite like Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) being cast as the villain, as Jones is unquestionably the top creature suit performer of our time. He’s set to star in upcoming thriller… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Man, Hollywood really likes making movies about and or related to Stanley Kubrick. There’s “Color Me Kubrick” with John Malkovich, it feels like every year there’s some Kubrick-related script on the Black List, and this year we have “Moonwalkers” which is about that conspiracy theory that Apollo 11 never actually happened and in reality, Stanley Kubrick, secretly shot the famous images of the moon landing in a studio, working for the U.S. administration. Set in swinging sixties London, it focuses on a stubborn CIA agent (Ron Perlman a.k.a. “Hellboy") who can’t find Kubrick but instead is forced to team up with the lousy manager of a seedy rock band (Rupert Grint) to develop the biggest con of all time: staging the moon landing. The film made its world premiere earlier this year at the 2015 SXSW where is was described as a “riotous, high-tempo action-comedy. »
- Edward Davis
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Franchise fatigue is not a term one would associate with J.K. Rowling’s prestigious, lucrative and genre-defining Harry Potter IP. Throughout its literary series and 8 box office-shaking film run, the brand has accrued an impassioned fanbase like no other, and despite a brief hiatus, there’s already a crackle of excitement surrounding the release of David Yates’ prequel spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Continuing to peel back the magical layers of Warner Bros.’ starry feature, Entertainment Weekly has pulled an effective one-two punch today. Following up the opulent cover pic of Eddie Redmayne as famed magizoologist Newt Scamander, the outlet is keeping the hype train trucking along by releasing a slew of photos from the London set.
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Though his journey may begin under the Ministry of Magic in the English capital, it isn’t long before Redmayne’s »
- Michael Briers
Standing beneath the grand and opulent entrance to the Magical Congress of the United States of America – the Us version of J.K. Rowling’s famed Ministry of Magic, that is – is Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, the leading star of David Yates’ upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Arriving hot on the heels of yesterday’s official logo reveal (Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus), Redmayne’s eccentric and wholly brilliant magizoologist is also serving as the cover star of Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue.
Exploring the character of Newt Scamander long before his title novel became a permanent fixture in the Hogwarts curriculum, Yates’ anticipated offshoot finds our lead uprooting from his native home in England to search for – and define his research on – Fantastic Beasts in New York city. Taking place 70 years before the events surrounding the Boy Who Lived, Yates is penning the screenplay »
- Michael Briers
Crimson Peak is a gorgeous slice of cinema, no less than one might expect from visionary director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, the Hellboy franchise). Whatever its shortcomings, it’s worth seeing for the dramatic visuals alone: raindrops casting streaked shadows on walls, red clay weeping from the earth to stain fresh snow; the mellow glow […]
The post Crimson Peak Review – A Second Look appeared first on FilmReview.com. »
- Adrienne Ryan
“The way Fox dealt with me was not cool,” Neill Blomkamp recalls of his time on the unproduced Halo movie. “Right from the beginning, when Mary [Parent] hired me up until the end when it collapsed, they treated me like shit; they were just a crappy studio. I’ll never ever work with Fox ever again because of what happened to Halo – unless they pay me some ungodly amount of money and I have absolute fucking control.”
It’s been a bad year for 20th Century Fox when it comes to their public reputation. The troubled production of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four has been well documented, with various sources pointing various fingers at various other parties at who was to blame. Fox claim that Trank was the source of all their problems, while »
- Luke Owen
Legendary Pictures may have placed Pacific Rim 2 on indefinite hold, but Guillermo del Toro hasn’t giving up hope of bringing the sequel to his 2013 monster movie to be screen, with the director providing a short update on Twitter today.
“Pacific Rim 2. Budget and script went in,” states del Toro. “No answers yet. If anything happens, I will post. If nothing happens, I will just keep rambling.”
Pacific Rim 2 was originally slated to start production this November ahead of an August 2017 release before Legendary got cold feet over potential budgetary concerns. Still, if the script impresses, perhaps del Toro can avoid another Hellboy III scenario…
- Gary Collinson
In almost four years of reviewing movies the most uncomfortable I’ve ever been in a movie theater was watching Mama, the 2013 horror movie produced by Guillermo del Toro. I remember very few of the particulars of that movie but what I remember quite viscerally was scene after scene of being transfixed by the action on the screen and wanting nothing more than for it to be over. Crimson Peak is the first movie since then to recreate that feeling so precisely, when the movie wanted to scare me I was consistently scared to what I believe to be the maximum level I can be scared while watching a movie. No matter what else I thought about the movie, it was completely successful at its objective and that’s worth a lot.
Guillermo del Toro seems as if he was put on this earth to make a movie set in »
- Arthur Tebbel
Columbia Pictures/Dark Horse Comics
With his gothic haunted house romance Crimson Peak now in cinemas, speculation will naturally turn to which of the many movies on his crowded slate director Guillermo del Toro will move on to. Specifically, the oft rumoured possibility of him wrapping up the Hellboy trilogy begun way back in 2004.
The last we heard of the apocalyptic demon and his red Right Hand of Doom on the big screen, the suggestion was that studio Legendary Pictures, the people behind Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim (along with this year’s biggest movie Jurassic World), would wait until after Pacific Rim 2 to see whether it was worth backing Del Toro’s long cherished desire for Hellboy III.
However, Legendary’s recent announcement that the monsters vs. robots sequel was being “indefinitely delayed” means that the director has to rethink his next step. Whether this makes another Hellboy movie »
- Jack Gann
Director Breck Eisner’s 2010 remake of George Romero's The Crazies was far better made and considered than it might otherwise have been, so it makes sense that he’s managed to turn what might have been a pot-boiling action fantasy into a visually-arresting and fun vehicle for growling action man Vin Diesel.
As a contrast, take a look at 2011’s Season Of The Witch as an example of how badly an effects-heavy fantasy movie can go wrong; Nicolas Cage looked glum underneath his lank Cher wig, Ron Perlman was given little to do and the numerous sword fights and the screaming necromancer of a plot failed to add up to a hill of beans.
The Last Witch Hunter largely succeeds because it’s aware »
12 gothic horror movies to check out before (or after) you see Crimson Peak The gothic novel dates back to the mid-1700s, but acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) has just reimagined the genre for 21st century sensibilities in his new film Crimson Peak, which opens today. The story of the film has all…
The post 12 Gothic Horror Flicks to Watch Before You See Crimson Peak appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Max Evry
Pull up a chair and join us for a rundown of all the biggest comics stories from the past seven days, from the surprising inspiration for a new Asterix character to a new Superman just like the old Superman.
Julian Assange inspires an Asterix character
Writer Jean-Yves Ferri and artist Didier Conrad have turned to a surprising inspiration for a new character in the 36th book in the classic French comic series, Asterix and the Missing Scroll.
According to Agence France-Presse, he came close to being named Wikilix, which would have been no more on the nose than your average Asterix character (we're looking at you, old man Geriatrix).
Lois and Clark brings back the old Superman
When we meet Mia Wasikowska’s Edith Cushing, she’s written “a story with a ghost in it”, but while struggling to get it published is keen to emphasise that it is not “a ghost story”. The spirits are merely metaphors for the past, she says, multiple times, making clear what the film we’re watching really isn’t. You see, somewhat contrary to the marketing, this is a “gothic romance”, with Edith and Tom Hiddleston’s Sir Thomas Sharpe marrying and moving to his creaky, literally breathing mansion in Cumberland, along with Jessica Chastain as his mysterious sister. It’s weird and bizarre, with some cracking visuals, but only intermittently scary.
Which is a shame, because the film is at its best when it’s entering into horror territory; dark, angular »
- Alex Leadbeater
Ghosts, goblins, and haunted houses will lend a spectral air to the multiplexes this weekend as the movie business gets ready for Halloween.
Two new films, “Goosebumps” and “Crimson Peak,” will try to fill the scary movie void while going after very different segments of the population. “Goosebumps,” a Sony Pictures adaptation of the R.L. Stine books, provides a goofier spin on the monster genre, and its PG rating should bring in families. “Crimson Peak,” on the other hand, is an R-rated Gothic chiller that is clearly pitched at adults.
Look for “Goosebumps” to come out on top, racking up between $20 million to $24 million when it debuts and threatening “The Martian’s” attempts to be the highest-grossing film for a third week in a row. Sony is being more conservative and pegging an opening in the $15 million range. The Jack Black film bows across more than 3,400 theaters and cost $58 million to make. »
- Brent Lang
A few years ago, Guillermo del Toro came very close to directing The Hobbit. Scheduling issues put an end to that, however, and the biggest movie he’s directed to date is Pacific Rim, a big budget blockbuster which didn’t make a huge dent at the box office (hence why the chances of a sequel are currently looking slim after coming close to happening).
Despite that movie’s failings, del Toro has done a lot of great work, contributing some solid releases to the superhero genre with the likes of Blade II and Hellboy. Unsurprisingly, he’s since been offered any number of comic book adaptations, one of which was Justice League Dark, a release that the filmmaker shockingly decided to walk away from earlier this year. However, it sounds as if that’s just one of many that he’s been approached to take the helm of over »
- Josh Wilding
Guillermo del Toro has been making dark, unsettling movies for decades, from his low-budget horror films “Cronos” and “The Devil’s Backbone” to the Oscar-winning fantasy “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy” and “Pacific Rim.” The Mexico-born director has been putting his spin on pulp fiction since picking up a Super 8 camera before he was 10. His new film is “Crimson Peak,” a Gothic romance about a young American woman (Mia Wasikowska) who marries a mysterious Brit (Tom Hiddleston) and moves to his imposing mansion in the English countryside. Naturally, things are not what they seem: The house is haunted and everybody has. »
- Steve Pond
After taking us into a haunted house in his last film, prior to making giant monsters and robots fight, it seems like Del Toro is looking for something smaller for his next movie.
The Guardian caught up with the writer/director while promoting Crimson Peak and he spoke about his follow-up project, which is not Pacific Rim 2 after the studio put it on indefinite hold. According to Del Toro, he is aiming to do a small film that is shot in black-and-white.
Del Toro calls the film Silva, and says it will be about a Mexican wrestler who discovers that all politicians are vampires.
“What I can tell you quite safely is, I don’t intend to keep on doing big, giant Hollywood movies for much longer, Crimson Peak is a great permit for me to work on a smaller scale. I mean, it’s big for a drama, but »
- Zach Dennis
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