4 items from 2015
Scream Factory never lets up, do they? While all of their output isn’t pure gold (I’m still recovering from Tentacles), the fact is that the majority of the films that they release are given such a hands on approach to the film and special features to go with that to make most genre fans happy. Just this year, we’ve seen great releases of Mad Max, Class Of 1984, and countless others, and before the year is over, we’ll be getting new editions of The People Under The Stairs and The Sentinel. Out today, in a brand new Bluray release, is Neil Marshall’s 2002 werewolf action film debut, Dog Soldiers, a film that is not only worth picking up just for the film itself, but for a brand new set of special features that really further illustrates how much time and effort Sf spends giving fans what they want. »
- Jerry Smith
As much as people complain about an endless chain of remakes, there are some stories that are so good they deserve to be retold in new ways. For example, there's Romeo and Juliet, about two star-crossed lovers from different families who get caught up in a history they wish they could escape. Or there's Point Break, about a bank robber and the cop who is brought in to take him down, only to learn that they are two sides of the same coin. Point Break has basically already been remade in the form of The Fast And The Furious, and we can all agree that worked out pretty great in the long run, but now it's officially getting a redo thanks to Equilibrium writer Kurt Wimmer and Invincible director Ericson Core. This new version stars Edgar Ramirez as the criminal Bodhi...
- Peter Hall
As in the 1991 original, Point Break follows FBI agent Johnny Utah – this time played by Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation) – as he goes undercover, snowboarding, rock-climbing, parachuting, and of course surfing his way through his latest investigation alongside suspect Bodhi (Zero Dark Thirty’s Édgar Ramírez).
Pushing familiar themes of brotherhood, betrayal, and… explosions, the remake's trailer feels like the original had a baby with The Fast and the Furious franchise – and you know what? We’re kind of okay with that.
Point Break is directed by Ericson Core, written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium), and also stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Ray Winstone (The Departed). It plays in Cineplex theatres on December 25.
- Sasha James
Walking spoiler Sean Bean has bitten the dust in film and television more than any other actor. But how well do you know his big-screen demises?
With Bean starring in this week's Jupiter Ascending, the film is naturally going to be loaded with tension over whether he makes it to the end credits in one piece. With that in mind, we've assembled a Sean Bean Death Quiz to test your knowledge on the many downfalls of Sheffield's favourite son.
1. Which on-screen death has Sean previously claimed is his favourite?
A) Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Correct! "It was a good, slow, heroic death," Bean told Digital Spy in a 2012 interview. Watch the entire 'Death Reel' chat below:
2. What were the final words of Sean's Bond villain Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye? »
4 items from 2015
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