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“My first trip after being smacked by a van and almost killed was to the movies (Deep Blue Sea, as a matter of fact; I went in my wheelchair and loved every minute of it).” -Stephen King You know that movie about the killer sharks? No, not Jaws (or Jaws 2, 3 or 4). Not The Shallows or Open Water either. Don’t even […] »
- Trace Thurman
South African producer Anant Singh’s Videovision has wrapped principal photography on the suspense thriller “Serpent,” with writer-director Amanda Evans making her feature debut with a script that was selected for the Berlinale Co-Production Market in 2012.
Pic stars Sarah Dumont (“Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,” “Don Jon”) alongside her former “Royals” co-star Tom Ainsley (“Versailles”) as a married couple whose romantic retreat takes a perilous turn when they discover a deadly Black Mamba snake in their tent.
Singh calls “Serpent” a tense psychological thriller “in the style of ‘Buried’ and ‘Open Water.’ ” Of Evans, he says she “brings her exceptional skills and a woman’s perspective to a genre that is generally male-dominated.”
“Serpent” is an Enigma Pictures and Videovision Entertainment production in association with South Africa’s Dept. of Trade and Industry. Executive producers are Sudhir Pragjee, Sanjeev Singh, Robert Naidoo, Brian Cox and Dugald MacDonald. Pic is produced by Anant Singh, »
- Christopher Vourlias
Across her diverse filmography, Blake Lively has hung tough against the menaces of gun-toting criminals (The Town, Hick, Savages), mean rich teens (Gossip Girl), aging (The Age of Adaline), moving away from your friends (the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films), and being in Green Lantern (Green Lantern). Yet her latest project — the watery survival flick The Shallows — will pit the actress against her deadliest foe yet. After a surfing incident strands the starlet on a solitary outcropping of rock, a hungry shark encircles her as the tide rises. Teen soap opera alumna vs. »
"Much-needed escapist summer fun." "The Shallows may look like it's all show, but this tropical nightmare quickly flashes a wicked bite as well." "A crackerjack summer thriller." "A taut, brutal film pitting a ravenous sea creature against a woman as hard as coral." "The best shark movie since Jaws." These are the glowing reviews for Blake Lively's new summer thriller, The Shallows. And yes, color many people surprised. When the trailer hit the Internet a few months ago, the flick seemed like your standard, run-of-the-mill cheesy ocean movie. Open Water with a much better cast, if you will. Or, Open Water 2: Adrift with a much, much, much better »
Hollywood has an interesting history with movies about sharks. Steven Spielberg pretty much nailed it so impossibly hard and expertly with Jaws in 1975, that it has been very difficult for any movie prominently featuring a shark to live up to that very high bar ever since. Many have tried, few have succeeded. But sharks are still scary, and people still buy tickets to movies that have sharks in them, so occasionally we will get a shark movie. This summer is one of those occasions, and this time it is former Gossip Girl Blake Lively who is at the mercy of nature's perfect killing machine in The Shallows.
Coming from Sony Pictures, this thriller centers almost entirely on Nancy (Blake Lively), who is in Mexico mourning the loss of her mother, who seems to have died of cancer based on a picture that Nancy looks at on her phone. It is »
Your reaction to the horror thriller The Shallows (starring the beautiful Blake Lively) will depend on your overall relationship with shark movies. If you’re like me—secretly afraid of the water after a much-too-young viewing of Jaws—you’ll probably be on the edge of your seat and have an exhilarating experience. If you’re put to bed by these movies, you won’t be impressed by the latest in this now overdone genre. Because I avoid shark attack movies like the plague I’m not one to tell you how well The Shallows measures up against the others. But, on a standalone basis, I really have few bad things to say about The Shallows.
The talented Lively plays a fearless American tourist, Nancy, visiting Mexico to surf grieving the untimely death of her mother. Soon she finds herself marooned on a group of rocks 300 feet from the shore, »
- J Don Birnam
As Jean-Luc Godard famously never said: “All you need for a movie is a girl and a great white shark.” “The Shallows” presupposes is that adding a cute seagull, a rotting whale, and a few GoPro cameras to the mix probably doesn’t hurt. Unequivocally the best shark movie since “Jaws” (yes, even better than “Open Water” and “Deep Blue Sea”), this back-to-basics thriller either eliminates or reclaims all of the excess and gimmickry that have watered down the genre since Steven Spielberg first invented it — there’s only one killer fish, she’s shot in beautiful 2D, and it doesn’t appear as though the beast has developed the ability to swim backwards as the result of reckless genetic modifications. The film flirts with found-footage, but only in small and supremely effective doses; the shark is a digital effect, but a glorious one whose artificiality is only clear in »
- David Ehrlich
The panic-inducing second trailer for The Shallows left me with the shakes (I am absolutely terrified of the ocean), but I’m a glutton for punishment, so I’ve been keeping up to date with the the Blake Lively-led film. Hitting theaters on June 24th via Sony, The Shallows follows a woman trapped on a small set of rocks, following a shark attack and her quest to survive. We haven’t had a decent shark film since The Reef and before that, maybe Open Water or Deep Blue Sea, but I think it’s time for some gnarly Shark attacks, sending viewers straight for their Xanax bottles!
- Jerry Smith
Taking a break from getting Liam Nesson to snarl at things, Non-Stop and Run All Night director Jaume Collet-Serra turns his attention to making Blake Lively’s life hell with The Shallows. Described as “Jaws for a new generation”, Lively is a tourist surfing alone in a secluded beach, when a great white shark attack strands her only two hundred yards from the shore. It may only be a short distance from the shore, but getting there proves to a mammoth task. This latest trailer certainly lives up to the movie’s lofty claim, and while it is similar to 2003’s Open Water, there is a lot of promise here. The maximum amount of tension is squeezed from the premise here (with some great cutting early on making for a genuine jump scare), and Lively does well playing off the hopelessness of her situation. Will it unseat Spielberg’s classic »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
May the 4th is more relevant than ever what with The Force Awakens reinvigorating the Star Wars saga. So we’re celebrating by having a flash sale on CaptainCo.com for a Star Wars! Spend $25 and get a copy of Famous Monsters’ Star Wars issue thrown in for free! But hurry, the sale ends at 11:59 p.m. tonight! Don’t be left out in the cold like Luke Skywalker!
• Everything old is new again. To commemorate the release of Paul Feig’s female-driven Ghostbusters July 15, Fathom Events is going to screen the 1984 original across the country on two nights in June — the 8th, which marks the anniversary of the classic’s release, followed four days later on the 12th. Go to FathomEvents.com for details and to purchase tickets, which go on sale tomorrow, May 6. And hit up CaptainCo.com to purchase Ghostbusters apparel so you can wow your friends at the screening! »
- Harker Jones
What was once in the deep is now in the shallows. Sony has released a new trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra's shark thriller The Shallows, starring Blake Lively as a surfer who gets caught on a small rock while out surfing from a remote beach, with a giant great white shark on the prowl. We've seen a few shark thrillers recently, like Open Water, but this one still tries to be unique and includes a very gnarly shark - which you'll see plenty of in this trailer. The cast includes Óscar Jaenada and Sedona Legge. This is one of those trailers that shows a lot of the movie, so if you don't want this mostly revealed, then stay away. Otherwise - this seems like it will still be a thrilling experience to watch on the big screen. That shark! What a meanie. Here's the new full-length trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra's The Shallows, »
- Alex Billington
Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, Sharknado, The Reef and Open Water. Just a sampling of the shark films that have been terrorizing audiences right out of the ocean and into a frenzied state for decades. Every year, the Discovery Channel hosts a week where fans can get their fill of fins, chum and the beautiful beasties. “Shark Week” has become mandatory watching every summer for shark enthusiasts.
Coming to cinemas on June 24, 2016 is the latest shark movie, The Shallows. Here’s a look at the teaser and poster for the film that’s being called, “Jaws for a new generation.”
In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills.
- Michelle McCue
What was once in the deep, is now in The Shallows. It’s not a tagline that will bring the Internet to a standstill anytime soon, but nevertheless it’s the one attached to today’s first trailer for Jaume Collet-Serra’s maritime thriller.
Teeing up a primal encounter between Blake Lively’s lonesome surfer Nancy and a marauding great white shark, the sizzle reel favors a less-is-more approach, first isolating Nancy in a picturesque landscape before unleashing the two ton behemoth into the deep blue.
Known to stray into shallow waters for optimal water temperatures, The Shallows takes a kernel of an idea for a Open Water-esque thriller and envelopes it in B-movie tropes. But with Collet-Serra calling the shots from behind the lens – he did, after all, serve up a one-two-three punch of Liam Nesson-fronted thrillers in the form of Run All Night, Unknown and airborne actioner »
- Michael Briers
Strap yourselves in, this is going to be one thrilling ride! Sony Picture and People Magazine have unveiled the first trailer for the tense drama The Shallows. The basic premise finds Blake Lively trying to survive against a Great White Shark attack! The movie is in theaters this summer.
In the taut nail-biter The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach. That's when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It's Jaws for a new generation.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs The Shallows. He was first introduced to audiences with his 2005 remake House of Wax. The past couple of years, he has become better known for his collaborations with action icon Liam Neeson. They first worked together on 2014's Non-Stop, and reunited for last year's Run All Night. »
Over 40 years after Steven Spielberg created the blockbuster with Jaws — and fostered a global fear of sharks — Hollywood is still using it as a scare tactic. Following Open Water, Deep Blue Sea, and many more thrillers, it’s now Jaume Collet-Serra‘s turn to terrify audiences with this summer’s The Shallows.
Starring Blake Lively, it looks to be a one-location thriller as she’s stranded on the small portion of land in which a Great White Shark is circling. With Jaume Collet-Serra proving he’s one of the most under-appreciated directors in terms of engineering thrills after Non-Stop, Run All Night, and Unknown, even without Liam Neeson, we can’t wait to see what he has in store here. Check out the trailer below.
- Jordan Raup
In an era where it's just about impossible to make a high-profile movie without at least something leaking onto the web, producer Jj Abrams seems to have pulled off the ultimate coup in recent months: he and his company Bad Robot have secretly created a follow-up, of sorts, to the 2008 hit monster movie, Cloverfield.
On the 15th January, a trailer landed for 10 Cloverfield Lane, a claustrophobic horror thriller that Abrams described in a statement to Collider as a "blood relative" of that earlier film directed by Matt Reeves.
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