10 items from 2015
For the last week of January, horror and sci-fi fans have several great titles to choose from that are making their home entertainment bow on Tuesday. Big Driver, the latest Stephen King adaptation, is coming to DVD and Cinedigm is releasing both Open Windows and Why Don’t You Play in Hell? as well, after their successful festival runs in 2014.
Big Driver (Lionsgate, DVD/Digital HD)
From best-selling author Stephen King comes Big Driver, arriving on DVD (plus Digital) January 27th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Golden Globe® nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Academy Award® winner Olympia Dukakis (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Moonstruck, 1987) and Grammy® nominated rocker Joan Jett, Big Driver is a dark »
- Heather Wixson
Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – America…
In Mega-City One, the Judges are the law – acting as judge, jury, and executioner. But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous city… bar the odd encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation – with the Judges in its sights! Written by John Wagner (A History of Violence) with art by Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd) this dark and complex tale is regularly cited as the greatest Judge Dredd story ever written!
This really is a no-brainer here! I’ll be fairly open – if you’ve wanted to start entering the universe of 2000Ad then this is your first step. »
The art of creating a successful mystery seems to be lost on many of today’s filmmakers and their films. Instead of allowing a solid story to play out in front of you and keep you guessing, a lot of films falling into the mystery/thriller genre tend to utilize the same ol’ twists and turns we’ve all seen time and time again. When a film comes along and offers a story full of suspense and surprise, it’s a surprise and a very refreshing one at that. Luckily, Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini’s feature directorial debut, The Two Faces Of January, is just that type of film, one that keeps you guessing until the very end.
- Jerry Smith
Focus World has released the brand new U.S. theatrical trailer & poster for Maps To The Stars, directed by David Cronenberg & starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska with John Cusack and Robert Pattinson.
Cronenberg is equally known for not flinching from any subject, and for making films that are as challenging and substantial as they are suspenseful and visually compelling. Early in his career, he made a series of vivid, fantastical thrillers including Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, eXistenZ and Spider. More recently, his filmmaking has become even more expansive with the high-style crime thrillers A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, the psychological, sex- infused historical drama about Freud and Jung, A Dangerous Method, and his adaptation of Cosmopolis which takes place almost entirely in a billionaire’s limousine on one fateful trip through the city.
For Cronenberg, Maps To The Stars was another chance to switch »
- Michelle McCue
Yesterday we shared with you the first images from Run All Night, the upcoming Liam Neeson action movie not to be confused with Taken 3, or the many more inevitably coming our way. Tonight we bring you the first trailer and it’s actually pretty promising. Neeson reunites with Unknown and Non-stop director Jaume Collet-Serra; here Neeson is at odds with the great Ed Harris who looks like he just walked off the set of A History Of Violence still playing Carl Fogarty. »
- Graham McMorrow
Meet the Weiss family in the latest look at acclaimed director David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars. Focus World is excited to share the new trailer and poster for this provocative drama. It features an all-star cast led by Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson!
The Weiss family is making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings.  Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele.  Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13.
Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town, mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with »
You may have heard a few things about David Cronenberg's (Eastern Promises, A History Of Violence) latest picture when it was making some waves at last year's Toronto International Film Festival. In case you've been unacquainted, Maps To The Stars follows those who make their way in Hollywood with money, fame and envy. It is a scathing look at celebrities with an all-star cast. With a Us release coming in February, a brand new trailer and poster are here to »
- Sean Wist
David Cronenberg has said that review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes is contributing to the decline of film criticism.
"I think the role of the critic has been very diminished, because you get a lot of people who set themselves up as critics by having a website where it says that they're a critic," Cronenberg told CBC.
"Even now if you go to Rotten Tomatoes, you have critics and then you have 'Top Critics', and what that really means is that there are legitimate critics who have actually paid their dues and worked hard and are in a legitimate website connected perhaps with a newspaper or perhaps not."
Maps To The Stars review: Cronenberg tackles celebrity culture
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Sneak Peek footage from director Will Canon's horror feature "Demonic", produced by James Wan starring Frank Grillo ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier") and Maria Bello ("A History Of Violence"), Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz and Aaron Yoo:
"...a detective (Grillo) and a psychologist (Bello) investigate a series of crimes inside an abandoned home that took the lives of five college students..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Demonic"...
- Michael Stevens
Announced in 2012, lensed in early 2013, and once set for release last December, it feels as if the James Wan-produced Demonic (once titled House of Horror) has been ever-present. Will we ever see it, however? Starring Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Frank Grillo (The Grey) and Cody Horn (Magic Mike), Demonic is currently…
- Samuel Zimmerman
10 items from 2015
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