10 items from 2017
Ahead of its UK Premiere at this year’s FrightFest at The Prince Charles Cinema on 26th August, The Movie Partnership has released a poster and trailer for Jason Flemyng’s (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, X-Men: First Class) directorial debut, the horror comedy Eat Locals, which is described as “Assault On Precinct 13 meets Interview With A Vampire“.
In a quiet country farmhouse, Britain’s vampires gather. They come together once every 50 years to discuss territories, disputes, threats and food stocks, and the approval of new members. On this night, a new face will be meeting them for the first time, and – if the vote is unanimous – could be the latest member to join their fanged ranks.
This new face, however – local lad Sebastian Crockett – merely thinks he’s on a promise with sexy cougar Vanessa.
Unluckily for all, Sebastian’s not the only guest who’ll be dropping in tonight. »
- Gary Collinson
The directorial debut of actor Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, X-Men: First Class), Eat Locals is an action-packed and darkly comic thriller of supernatural proportions, blending gut-busting laughs with blood-spattered shocks – which reunites the cast of Guy Ritchie’s crime comedy Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, with Nick Moran and Dexter Fletcher both starring and Jason Statham directing the fight scenes!
Billed as “Assault On Precinct 13 meets Interview With A Vampire,” Eat Locals is the story of a coven of bloodsuckers whose bark is almost as bad as their bite. The film stars a plethora of experience actors: Charlie Cox (Stardust, Daredevil), Freema Agyeman (Dr. Who, Sense 8), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Game of Thrones), Tony Curran (Underworld: Evolution, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Eve Myles (Torchwood), Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey, Stella), Annette Crosbie (One Foot In The Grave, Into The Woods) and Vincent Regan (300, Snow White & The Huntsman, »
- Phil Wheat
If you long ago took a side in the war between vampires and lycans, or if Selene is the monster slayer who gets the most screen time in your house, then you might want to clear your schedule on Saturday, May 20th, when Premiere Props auctions off more than 500 memorabilia items from the Underworld films, including plenty of weapon props and costumes.
Press Release: Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off over 500 pieces of memorabilia from the Underworld franchise. The series of action horror films stars Kate Beckinsale and takes place in the “underworld” where vampires and lycans (werewolves) are at war. Launched in 2003 with Underworld (2003) and followed by Underworld: Evolution (2008), Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009), Underworld: Awakening (2012) and Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), the films have achieved a cult status among fans.
The auction of props and costumes will be a one day event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Premiere Props’ headquarters in El Segundo, »
- Derek Anderson
It’s always fun to see a classy, venerable British actor grunge it up by letting himself be cast in the role of a real black-leather badass. In last year’s “Green Room,” Patrick Stewart did reasonably well as the leader of a backwoods-biker white-supremacist cult (though he did kind of come off as the nicest hater you’d ever seen). Now, in “Underworld: Blood Wars,” the fifth installment of the vampires-kick-ass action horror series, Charles Dance, fresh from “Game of Thrones” and movies like “The Imitation Game,” shows up as a Vampire elder, and from the moment he strolls into the coven castle in his long black coat, looming over everyone with a look of extreme arrogance that says, “I am so bored by all of you that ripping your throats out would provide me with great relief,” he isn’t playing. Stewart, in “Green Room,” communicated that he »
- Owen Gleiberman
Saturday Am Update: It is looking like a very close race at the top of the weekend box office as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is suffering a sharper drop than we expected, looking at a $23-24 million weekend while Universal's Sing is looking like it will hit around $23-25 million. Making things even more interesting is the performance of Fox's Hidden Figures, which may also have a shot at the #1 slot after bringing in an estimated $7.57 million on Friday, heading toward at least $21 million for the three-day weekend. However, with an "A+" CinemaScore word could spread quickly for Hidden Figures leaving Sunday's box office as the big question mark as to whether or not it will be able to surge above early projections. Meanwhile, the only new wide release this weekend was Screen Gems' Underworld: Blood Wars, which debuted with an estimated $4.85 million, headed toward a $13-14 million opening. »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Not to get too far into the weeds with this stuff (too late, I know), but there’s a distinction between Underworld’s two major conflicts. The “Vampire-Werewolf War” (glimpsed at the start of Underworld: Evolution) signifies vampire Marcus’ crusade against his… Continue Reading →
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- Matt Serafini
Welcome back to the first Weekend Warrior of 2017, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out (when applicable).
We’ll bypass the past couple holiday weekends cause that was so 2016, and we’ll instead get right into the new movies opening on Friday including two that opened in select cities and are expanding nationwide.
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Plot: The vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing both Lycans and vampires, both of them trying to use the blood of her daughter to create new hybrids, so she and David (Theo James »
- Edward Douglas
While many may scoff when I say this, let me just go ahead and admit right here that I unabashedly love the Underworld movies, a series I once referred to as the “Lord of the Rings of Werewolf Movies.” The first Underworld came along right at the perfect time for me. I was still super into horror action cinema at the time (coming off films like Blade and The Matrix, whose influences were being felt industry-wide), and I just couldn’t think of anything cooler than watching werewolves and vampires kicking each other’s respective otherworldly asses.
Other than the films’ tendencies to sometimes take themselves just a little too seriously, I've always felt like the Underworld movies have unjustly received a bad wrap within the horror community and deserve far more love and respect than they ever get. From their commitment to creating intricate character-driven storytelling that has taken us through (now) five films, »
- Heather Wixson
Underworld: Evolution begins the franchise’s contradictory tradition of improving on its predecessor while conversely regressing. Written and directed by those responsible for the original (Kevin Grevioux is absent from the story credit, leaving it to Danny McBride and director Len Wiseman),… Continue Reading →
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- Matt Serafini
With the coming of the new year we can now say 2016 was officially the largest year at the domestic box office of all-time as 725 films delivered over $11.3 billion, led by Finding Dory, one of several films that contributed to Disney's record year wherein the studio saw 16 films deliver over $3 billion in domestic revenue. As such, it's only fitting a Disney title ended the year as the #1 film at the weekend box office with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story taking the weekend crown for a third weekend in a row as its domestic total climbs to nearly $440 million after 18 days in release. We will have a complete look at both December as well as all of 2016 over the coming weeks, but for now let's take a quick look at this weekend's performances. Rogue One brought in an estimated $49.5 million over the three-day weekend and $64.3 million over the four-day holiday weekend »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
10 items from 2017
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