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As Above So Below | Review

29 August 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Devil in Distress: The Dowdle Bros. Spelunk Their Way to Hell

Known as acolytes of fallen angel M. Night Shyamalan, the output of the Dowdle brothers could be a lot worse. First arriving back in 2008 with the American remake of Rec, known as Quarantine, they followed that up with the painfully terrible Devil, whereby said entity terrorized stereotypes in a stopped elevator (based on Shyamalan’s script). So really, their latest venture, As Above So Below, from producing brother Drew and directing brother John Erick, feels like the first time we’re experiencing their own sensibilities. It’s their best film to date, yet a penchant for overreaching tactics and underbaked explanations forces the potential of their madness into a muddle of silliness. Yet, the film isn’t without an enjoyable amount of tension and fans of the genre may find its intentions, at least, to be in the right place. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Linkman & Emmywoman

27 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

First Things First: at Movie City News the "Gurus of Gold" have begun (yes, I'm a part of it again) and as David Poland points out there are seven films that made almost every list: Birdman, Gone Girl, Boyhood, and Unbroken tied at 1st place with Foxcatcher, Selma, and Interstellar just behind them. Most pundits are feeling these as Best Picture threats. Look at the whole chart though to see how everything fared. The highest ranking films that were not on my list (we were asked to submit 15 films) are Wild and Inherent Vice. 

Birdman Flies

Early rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival from The Telegraph, Variety and THR and a couple positive but not ecstatic reviews from The Guardian and The Film Stage are up and surely bode well for the film.  I'm holding off on reading them as I want the movie fresh when I see it. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Extended Plot Details for Paul Hyetts New Horror Howl

27 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

A few months back we received news that director Paul Hyett would be following up his engaging and brutal thriller 'The Seasoning House' with werewolf based horror 'Howl'. And having picked up a lot of experience on past British horror projects such as 'The Descent', 'Attack the Block' and 'The Woman in Black' he is definitely the go-to guy when it comes to telling a story of a group of train passengers who have to fend off a pack of hungry werewolves. An extended plot synopsis has been released explaining a little more about the project which stars Ed Speleers ('Downton Abbey') and Shauna Macdonald ('The Descent'). Hyett helms from a script by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby. Check out the full breakdown below plus the previously unveiled teaser artwork. »

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Howl Details Fleshed Out

26 August 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The official plot details have arrived for the new werewolf flick starring A Lonely Place to Die's Ed Speleers and The Descent's Shauna Macdonald, entitled Howl. Read on for the skinny regarding the Paul Wyett helmed production.

Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby penned the screenplay.

Look for more on this one as it comes.

Synopsis

Joe, a young ticket-collector, is riding the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night along with a meager bunch of passengers. When the train brakes violently and comes to a sudden halt deep in the middle of a forest, it seems they have hit something on the line. But when the driver ventures out to investigate, he never returns, leaving the passengers in a state of panic – particularly when Joe sees the driver’s mutilated body outside the carriage.

Realizing there’s something dangerous lurking in the forest, Joe »

- Steve Barton

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Neil Marshall Is Interested in Directing a Black Widow Movie

26 August 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

People express interest in directing particular projects all the time, but when a guy like Neil Marshall says he’d like to direct a Black Widow movie, you listen.  Marshall’s the guy behind Game of Thrones’ “Blackwater” episode and he also actually just scored an Emmy nomination for directing season 4’s “The Watchers on the Wall,” but the one I hold near and dear is Marshall’s second feature film, the 2005 release, The Descent. While discussing his work on Game of Thrones in a recent interview, the conversation shifted to the fact that Marshall didn’t get the chance to work with very many of the show’s leading ladies because his episodes primarily focus on male-dominated battles.  From there, the idea of directing a female superhero movie popped up and Marshall went straight for Scarlett Johansson.  Hit the jump to find out what he said about directing a Black Widow movie. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Neil Marshall Wants to Make a Black Widow Movie for Marvel

26 August 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

There are a lot of fans out there who would love to see a stand alone Black Widow movie. Marvel studio president Kevin Feige has admitted in previous interviews that the studio has been discussing ideas for a solo film, but that it also wouldn't happen anytime soon. When it does eventually happen, Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall would love to make it! In an interview with Vanity Fair, he said, 

"I would love to do a Black Widow movie. That’s perfect, I would love to do that. That character is really interesting, she doesn’t have any superpowers, she just has extraordinary skills, and the world that she comes from, being this ex-k.G.B. assassin, I find that really fascinating, yeah."

As you already know, Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow doesn't have any superhuman powers. She's just a natural badass, and that's what Marshall says he likes about her. »

- Joey Paur

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'Game of Thrones' director wants to make a 'Black Widow' movie

25 August 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Scarlett Johansson’s having a minor McConaissance just now. Lucy earned over $200 million worldwide, the highest-grossing action blockbuster not based on a comic book or a Hunger Games ripoff or an action figure–which is a roundabout way of saying that it probably earned that money because people wanted to see Scarlett Johansson. Lucy comes on the heels of major roles in acclaimed low-budgeters Her and Under the Skin, plus a co-lead role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Cap 2 marked her third go-round as Black Widow, a character who would seem ready-made for her own spinoff even if she »

- Darren Franich

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Game Of Thrones Director Neil Marshall “Would Love” To Make A Black Widow Movie

25 August 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Here’s hoping that the bigwigs over at Marvel are keeping an eye on news sites today. Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall, who also directed historical action epic Centurion, has voiced his enthusiasm at the prospect of directing a possible Black Widow spinoff for the studio somewhere down the line.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Marshall said of his future plans that, “I think I’d like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero.” To clarify, he added that, “I would love to do a Black Widow movie.”

Evidently, the director has a real admiration for Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of the action heroine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Describing the character as “perfect,” he called Black Widow “really interesting” in that “she doesn’t have any superpowers, she just has extraordinary skills, and the world that she comes from, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Game of Thrones' Director Neil Marshall Wants to Make a 'Black Widow' Movie

25 August 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The question of whether or not Marvel Studios will ever make a Black Widow movie is one that remains on both the lips and minds of many fans — and, it turns out, some filmmakers, as well. Neil Marshall, director of The Descent, Centurion and episodes of Game of Thrones, isn’t just interested in watching such a movie; he’d like to make it. “I think I’d like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero,” Marshall told Vanity Fair, making it clear by adding, “I would love to do

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- Graeme McMillan

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Neil Marshall would like to direct a Black Widow movie

25 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few months, we’ve heard lots of talk about the prospect of a female-led superhero movie from Marvel Studios, with Kevin Feige confirming that there has been development on solo movies for both Ms. Marvel and Black Widow. Of course we have no idea how far along either of these potential movies are, but if Marvel is planning to deliver a solo movie for Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff then director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) has thrown his hat into the ring to take on the reins:

“I’d like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero,” states Marshall, who has recently directed the pilot for NBC’s Constantine series. I’m more interested in characters like Scarlett Johansson in Lucy. I’m less interested in people with superpowers because I can’t identify with them. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Game of Thrones' Director Wants to Direct 'Black Widow' Movie

25 August 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Neil Marshall will be vying for his first Emmy Award tomorrow night for his work on the Game of Thrones episode "The Watchers on the Wall. Before the HBO series came along, Neil Marshall directed feature films such as The Descent, Doomsday and Centurion. He revealed in a recent interview with Vanity Fair that he would love to make a stand-alone movie about Scarlett Johansson's Marvel character The Black Widow.

"I would love to do a Black Widow movie. That's perfect, I would love to do that. That character is really interesting, she doesn't have any superpowers, she just has extraordinary skills, and the world that she comes from, being this ex-k.G.B. assassin, I find that really fascinating, yeah."

He also expressed interest in doing any type of big-budget movie with a female lead, revealing he's interested in characters like Scarlett Johansson's Lucy.

"I think »

- MovieWeb

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Neil Marshall Open To A "Black Widow" Film

24 August 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

He helmed the great horror film "The Descent" and the action period film "Centurion," but filmmaker Neil Marshall has more recently achieved much acclaim for this work on television.

Marshall helmed the famed battle-themed episodes "Blackwater" and "Watchers on the Wall" on HBO's "Game of Thrones," he steered the pilot and third episode of Starz' pirate drama "Black Sails," and he's the man behind the upcoming pilot for NBC's "Constantine".

He is keen to get back to film though, especially a film centred around an ass-kicking woman. In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Marshall said:

"I think I'd like to do a big movie with a strong female lead, whether or not she would be a superhero. I'm more interested in characters like Scarlett Johansson in Lucy. I'm less interested in people with superpowers because I can't identify with them. Very rarely do they get killed off, and when they do get killed off, »

- Garth Franklin

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Soulmate - Check Out The Opening Too Nasty for British Censors

19 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

So British censors have deemed the opening of Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate too nasty for public consumption. Well, here in the States we like nasty. We like it a lot. Check out the uncut opening right here.

Soulmate is currently available on DVD over in the UK with no Stateside release yet announced.

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.

Synopsis:

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Centurion) presentation for production company Sterling Pictures. »

- Steve Barton

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Nsfw: Uncut Opening Scene the BBFC Demanded be Cut from Axelle Carolyn’s Soulmate

19 August 2014 2:42 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Axelle Carolyn made her feature directorial debut last year with Soulmate, bowing on the festival circuit and getting a welcome reception at its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest’s October event.

Before the BBFC were willing to give the film a rating for its DVD release this summer, though, they demanded a number of cuts be made, the most notable of which was the opening scene, in which Anna Walton’s leading character, Audrey, attempts to commit suicide.

Fortunately for us, Carolyn has taken to Twitter to share that opening scene, and it just goes to show how bewildering a case this really is.

Back in June, Carolyn revealed that the ratings board had demanded four long cuts be made for the film to get an 18 certificate here in the UK. Soda Pictures had been scheduling the film for release on July 21st, but that ultimately got pushed back to August 11th, »

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‘Constantine’ Casts Michael James Shaw as Papa Midnite

15 August 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Fans of the DC-based television series universe have a lot to look forward to this year. The CW’s flagship hit series Arrow will return, along with the premiere of its spinoff The Flash, Fox will roll out the Batman prequel Gotham, and NBC is bringing the world a Hellblazer adaptation in Constantine.

The show debuts this October just a week before Halloween, starring Matt Ryan as the titular sorcerer – and judging from the trailers we’ve seen, creator Daniel Cerone (Dexter, The Mentalist) and pilot director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) are bringing a far more faithful adaptation of the famed DC/Vertigo character to the small screen than, say, the infamous Keanu Reeves-starring 2005 ...

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- Anthony Vieira

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UK Trailer Introduces You to Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate

12 August 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Here at Dread we couldn't possibly be any prouder of Axelle Carolyn, who is an alum of this very website. She makes her feature debut with the ghost story Soulmate, and on tap for you today is the UK trailer for the flick. Show your support by checking it out!

Soulmate is currently available on DVD over in the UK with no Stateside release yet announced.

The supernatural thriller stars Anna Walton (Hellboy 2), Tom Wisdom (300), Nick Brimble (A Knight’s Tale), and Emma Cleasby (Dog Soldiers) and was penned by Carolyn, who has acted in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and Doomsday.

Synopsis:

Soulmate follows a young woman who retreats to a remote cottage after a failed suicide attempt. She soon discovers the cottage is haunted by its previous owner but decides to remain, hoping to find comfort in the ghost.

The film is produced by Claire Otway and is a Neil Marshall (The Descent, »

- John Squires

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – August 11th 2014

11 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The good news is that now that all the singing and the farting around is done in Hobbiton and the story has kicked in good and proper, the majority of this second in Peter Jackson’s portrayal of a slim Tolkien story overblown to epic proportions is mostly action with a minimum of plot. It’s still got various story beats it has to hit of course and is very much a middle chapter, but this has a momentum which was really missing from An Unexpected Journey.

In this second Hobbit film you can start to see the stuff that was added in to pad out the two films into a trilogy with characters who do not appear in the books introduced and a weird elf/dwarf romance along with a more angsty and badass Legolas, strangely enough it doesn’t feel out-of-place. Once »

- Chris Holt

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#Sdcc '14: Constantine Panel Now Online

28 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The San Diego Comic-Con may be technically over, but the goodies from the show are still coming! On tap right now is the full panel for "Constantine." Check it out, and look for more like immediately!

About the Show:

"Constantine" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Featured in hundreds of comic book issues, John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.

UK native Matt Ryan (Layer Cake, "The Tudors," "Torchwood") stars as the title character. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau, Angelica Celaya, and Charles Halford.

The "Constantine" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter") and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films, »

- Steve Barton

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Comic-Con Trailer For DC's Constantine TV Series

28 July 2014 1:49 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

NBC just unveiled the Comic-Con trailer for its upcoming "Constantine" TV series, which is based on a DC Comics property and stars Matt Ryan ("Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" as the title character. Check out the trailer below. "Constantine" centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con-man, who becomes a reluctant supernatural detective and is thrust into the role of defending the world against dark forces from beyond. When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her. The new show is written by David Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent). It's set to premiere on Friday, October 24th, at 10/9c on NBC. Trailer: »

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#SDCC14: New Constantine Trailer; Go Behind the Scenes with Composer Bear McCreary

27 July 2014 1:27 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Comic-Con broke with tradition this year, holding a special Saturday night screening with Warner Bros. TV that included the first episode of "Constantine." As part of the event, a new trailer premiered, and we have it here along with a peek at Sdcc favorite Bear McCreary scoring the pilot.

About the Show:

"Constantine" follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.

Featured in hundreds of comic book issues, John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.

UK native Matt Ryan (Layer Cake, "The Tudors," "Torchwood") stars as the title character. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau, Angelica Celaya, and Charles Halford.

The "Constantine" pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist, »

- Debi Moore

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