1-20 of 87 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
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
The ReZort, 2015
Directed by Steve Barker
The ReZort, a post apocalyptic safari, offers paying guests the opportunity to kill zombies in the wake of an outbreak.
Jurassic World meets Dawn of the Dead in Steve Barker’s ingenious addition to the over-saturated zombie genre. In a world that exists after a zombie outbreak, a rich and powerful CEO rounds up all the remaining zombies (or zees) and places them on an island where tourists can pay to hunt them. As you would imagine, it all goes array when a saboteur enters the island and causes the zombies to break loose and wreak havoc on the visitors.
The ReZort (formally titled Generation Z) is a breath of fresh air, and one that doesn’t come around often enough. With each passing year »
- Luke Owen
I’m hardly a horror scholar, so when it comes to the variety of versions of George Romero‘s 1978 zombie classic “Dawn Of The Dead,” I’m not an authority. But here’s what you need to know: Dario Argento was a fan of “Night Of The Living Dead,” and wanted to get involved with Romero’s followup, and made […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
Following in the footsteps of Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm, it’s just been announced that George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead is also getting a beautiful new 4K restoration, and the upcoming Venice Film Festival will be the first place to… Continue Reading →
The post Dawn of the Dead Getting a 4K Restoration; Premiere Details appeared first on Dread Central. »
- John Squires
The film, which will play in Venice Classics, was restored by Koch Media in collaboration with Norton Trust and Antonello Cuomo.
Italian filmmaker Argento, also known for »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
The Flickering Myth team react…
Paul W.S. Anderson is bringing his Resident Evil saga to an end after six movies with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, set for release in January 2017. Yesterday we were treated to the Japanese trailer, a new poster and the full domestic teaser trailer – but what did our writing staff make of it?
Anghus Houvouras: Has there ever been a franchise as consistently terrible as Resident Evil? Paranormal Activity? Paul Blart: Mall Cop? Underworld? Police Academy (after the first two)? No sir, for my money Resident Evil is the king of the garbage heap, and this one looks just as smelly as the rest. To be fair, I’ve had some amusing moments while watching these thinly plotted, »
- Luke Owen
With just two features under his directorial belt, writer/director Joe Begos has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting genre filmmakers working on the independent level. His directorial debut, Almost Human, was a stunning sci-fi shocker and his newest project, The Mind’s Eye, is a balls-out telekinetic war that features some insane practical effects and performances from the likes of Graham Skipper (Almost Human, Tales of Halloween), Lauren Ashley Carter (Jug Face, Darling), Noah Segan (Looper, Starry Eyes), Larry Fessenden (We Are Still Here, Late Phases), and Jeremy Gardner (The Battery, Spring).
Daily Dead recently spoke with Begos about his approach to The Mind’s Eye, and the filmmaker discussed what inspired his second feature, the importance of working with the right people and making movies that he wants to see as a genre fan, why he’ll always champion practical effects, and more.
Look for »
- Heather Wixson
Zack Snyder has been a divisive filmmaker since the beginning of his feature film career. Adapting/rebooting the sacrosanct horror film Dawn Of The Dead could’ve raised the ire of many a horror geek, but instead he delivered a film that many people enjoy. Since then his career has been fraught with controversy, whether it’s the latent Islamophobia of 300, the accusations of sexism in Sucker Punch, or even the wanton destruction in Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (people mostly seem fine ignoring Legend Of The Guardians). In the midst of his filmography, he dared to adapt one of the most precious tomes in modern comic books, a book that many people believed impossible to accurately portray in film. By bringing Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen to screen, Snyder brought along a lot of his visual aesthetics and peccadilloes and generally »
- Rob Dean
Ryan Lambie Aug 9, 2016
There are some movies whose images and ideas are so indelible, it's difficult to imagine a world without them. Yet films are by their nature delicate things; they're the end-product of months or even years of craftsmanship, and whether they're stored on celluloid or captured digitally, they're as vulnerable to the ravages of time or acts of god as any other artform.
Cinema history is littered with stories of lost and damaged movies. Back in the 1920s, eminent director Erich von Stroheim made Greed, an expensive, nine-and-a-half hour epic that was repeatedly cut until only 140 minutes of its original footage remained. Legend has it that a janitor accidentally threw out the removed footage and, just like that, years of work were gone - seemingly forever. »
Last week at Comic-Con, Mezco Toyz had two special treats on display for fans of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Positioned behind their glass display at booth #3445 were Living Dead Dolls based on Romero’s 1978 zombie classic, and for those who couldn’t make it to the San Diego show floor, Mezco released photos of the figures online.
The Dawn of the Dead Living Dead Dolls feature Stephen “Flyboy” Andrews and the unforgettable zombie head gazing over the horizon from the film’s official poster.
The Flyboy doll depicts the character after he was swarmed by the living dead in the mall elevator. Greenish skin, a slanted head, and a bloodstained shirt capture unfortunate Flyboy’s transition to the legion of the living dead. You can almost imagine him staggering out of the photo with that haunting limp that actor David Emge utilized so well during filming. »
- Derek Anderson
Zombie movies can be divided into two eras: pre–George A. Romero and post–George A. Romero. The filmmaker first introduced the world to his undead vision with 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead,” of course, before following that massively influential benchmark with “Dawn of the Dead” a decade later and several more entries in the “Dead” series since.
“Zombies cannot run,” he declares in the opening moments of the eight-minute featurette below. “I say this definitively, as the grandfather — or the godfather — of zombies.” This isn’t a case of him deciding it should be that way because he says so, mind: “Their ankles would snap,” Romero explains simply. He’s similarly affable and amusing throughout, speaking of his early days as an aspiring auteur as well as the differences between “Night of the Living Dead »
- Michael Nordine
The selection for the 2016 Venice Film Festival has been announced, with new films by Terrence Malick, Pablo Larraín, Lav Diaz, Wang Bing, Amat Escalante, Tom Ford, and more.COMPETITIONVoyage of TimeThe Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour)Une vie i (Stéphane Brizé)La La Land (Damien Chazelle)The Light Between Oceans (Derek Cianfrance)El ciudadano ilustre (Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat)Spira Mirabilis (Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti)The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz)La región salvaje (Amat Escalante)Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)Piuma (Roan Johnson)Paradise (Andrei Konchalovsky)Brimstone (Martin Koolhoven)Jackie (Pablo Larraín)Voyage of Time (Terrence Malick)El Cristo Ciego (Christopher Murray)Frantz (François Ozon)Questi Giorni (Giuseppe Piccioni)Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)Les beaux jours D'Aranjuez (Wim Wenders)Out Of COMPETITIONSafariOur War (Bruno Chiaravolloti, Claudio Jampaglia, Benedetta Argentieri)I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin)One More Time with Feeling (Andrew Dominik)The Bleeder (Philippe Falardeau)The Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua »
Italian director Lucio Fulci had a 40-year career that saw him working in every conceivable film genre. However, no matter how varied his work was, he will always be remembered as the Godfather of Gore. Fulci's horror films, starting with his Dawn of the Dead inspired Zombie in 1979, are now his calling cards, in spite the of dozens of spaghetti Westerns, giallos, and sex comedies he made before. Between 1979 and 1989, Fulci's work created a template for visceral violence and explicit gore on film that other Italian filmmakers worked hard to emulate. While the returns diminished over time as illness began to take some of his facilities, he managed one final masterstroke to share with the world, the meta-horror of Cat in the...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
The selection of restored titles screening at this year’s Venice Film Festival (Aug 31 - Sept 10) have been revealed.
Italian director Roberto Andò (The Confessions) will oversee the strand’s jury of cinema history students which will award two prizes: Best Restored Film and Best Documentary On Cinema (the line-up of the latter will be revealed at a later date).
Now in its fifth year, this year’s selection includes Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Woody Allen’s Manhattan, John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and George A Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead amongst a host of other restorations.
The full Venice Film Festival line-up will be revealed on Thursday (July 28).
Venice Classics 2016 line-up:
1848, Dino Risi (Italy, 1948, 11’, B/W)
restored by: Archivio Nazionale Cinema Impresa-csc-Cineteca Nazionale and Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano »
Ryan Lambie Jul 25, 2016
A UK artist has recreated key scenes from the infamous Superman IV in Milton Keynes. Take a look at The Quest For Peace: Redux here...
Generally regarded as one of the worst sequels ever made, 1987's Superman IV: The Quest For Peace is infamous for its cost-cutting. One of the great bits of 80s geek trivia is that the superhero sequel resorted to using British town Milton Keynes as a stand-in for Metropolis; these days, a big film studio might get away with something like that with a generous bit of digital matte painting. But back then, with Cannon Films repeatedly slashing Superman IV's budget, the results were glaringly threadbare.
Note to modern movie directors: sticking a plastic fire hydrant in a pedestrian area doesn't make a convincing double for a major American city, fictional or otherwise.
Commissioned by the If: Milton Keynes International Film Festival, »
The level of hatred lobbied against 2016's Ghostbusters is enough to suggest that it should be an extremely controversial film, yet it is totally benign. What is really going on?
The trolls are taking over. Not long ago, they were restricted to just the comments section on posted articles, typically political in nature. And then, suddenly, everything became offensive to their tender little minds. Gradually, they took over the forums, spewing their judgemental rhetoric at anyone who threatened their sphere of fragile existence. Celebrities joined twitter to communicate with their fans, only to get lambasted by foul-mouthed keyboard jockeys. Suddenly the life choices of the famous were open for commentary by anyone with a smart phone and some free time.
Everyone with an internet connection now feels that their opinions are more important than everyone else's’. There was GamerGate, and then video game developers received death threats for delays, and »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Dead Nightmare screens Sunday, July 19th at 9:30pm at Landmark’s The Tivoli Theater along with two shorter horror films as part of this year’s St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Ticket information can be found Here
Writer/director Michael Schilling’s Dead Nightmare tells the story of young people trying to survive the zombie apocalypse as it tears apart their lives are forced to face their fears and make hard decisions in a place where any moment could be their last.
Michael Schilling took the time to answer questions about his film for We Are Movie Geeks in advance of it’s screening at the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.
We Are Movie Geeks: What was your filmmaking experience before Dead Nightmare?
- Tom Stockman
Holly Hogan Jul 11, 2016
Concealment between friends proves frustrating in the latest episode of MTV's Scream season 2...
This review contains spoilers.
2.6 Jeepers Creepers
A plot device that is a personal pet peeve of mine is when characters keep things from each other. It often seems to unnecessarily complicate matters in trying to create tension, and I’d rather just see natural conflicts and twists and turns. This week’s Scream, thus, had several moments that caused me some consternation, but it also had several genuinely effective character moments that balanced it all out.
You’d think the survivors of Lakewood’s run of murder and mayhem would have learned to stick together by now, but the kids can’t seem to get it together. Audrey’s situation is more understandable, but Emma almost seems like she’s trying to be as [un]blissfully ignorant as she can...which makes one wonder what »
I missed a bit of Scream due to being on vacation, so I’m going to play catch-up this week by reviewing two of those missed episodes at once. Let’s take a look at what happened in both “Happy Birthday to Me” and “Dawn of the Dead.” The first episode begins with Audrey burying the corkscrew that was used in a murder the week before, continuing to implicate her in everything that’s been going on. The past doesn’t stay buried, though, because the new killer digs it up and places it in her bed while she’s asleep. As she’s dealing with this
- Jasef Wisener
With summer camp season in full swing, One Way Static Records has picked the perfect time to announce their vinyl and cassette soundtrack of 1981's The Burning:
Press Release: One Way Static Records is excited to bring you their latest release: Rick Wakeman’S iconic motion picture soundtrack for the 1981 slasher-classic The Burning. Available on both vinyl & cassette.
The Burning is loosely based on the NY urban legend of Cropsey, a tale that became popular at summer camps in the 1960s and '70s. In the film, a summer camp caretaker who was horribly disfigured from a prank gone wrong is released from the hospital with severe deformities and seeks revenge on those he holds responsible, starting with the kids at a nearby summer camp.
Made at the height of the low-budget slasher-film craze fueled by the success of Halloween and Friday the 13th in the early 1980s, the »
- Derek Anderson
1-20 of 87 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners