6 items from 2013
Given that he and his family were taken hostage in their own home; he's been bound, beaten up and shot; had his corrupt business practices; and had his affair at the office and tenuous marriage and relationships with his kids exposed, viewers would expect he had reached these depths already.
But no, Brian manages to sink lower in this episode. After directing his daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) to steal a friend's cell phone so he can make a call that cannot be traced, he calls Nina Carlisle (Francie Swift), FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle's (Dylan McDermott) wife is in a hospital, dying of leukemia.
She has no idea that that her husband has been moonlighting as a kidnapper, holding a family hostage. Or that he is doing so until Brian's wife, Ellen (Toni Collette »
Future humans live on a train speeding across an icy Earth, with dirt, martial arts and segregation. Like the 08.31 from Forest Hill
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This is a big year for South Korean directors in Hollywood. First, Kim Jee-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters, I Saw the Devil) released Arnold Schwarzenegger's lumbering comeback vehicle The Last Stand. Then Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst) released Stoker. But you couldn't escape the sensation that America was using these auteurs as little more than hired guns; cheap and interesting newcomers brought in to see through existing screenplays.
Snowpiercer, on the other hand, looks much more promising. Not only is it directed by Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother), but it's written by him as well. Can Snowpiercer be the first English language film to really show off what the best South Korean directors are capable of? Let's look at the new »
- Stuart Heritage
We recently posted three big announcements from the Fantasia Film Festival which included Edgar Wright’s The Worlds End (closing the fest), a special Live theatre event for Clive Barker’s A History of the Devil, and a lifetime achievement award for Andrzej Żuławski. Additional first wave highlights have also been announced, and so far the line-up is shaping up to be better than last year’s batch. Hit the jump to view the current roster.
Across The River
Italy Dir: Lorenzo Bianchini
A brilliant opposition of new and old narratives, this chilling discovery from Italy is the most downright efficient atmospheric horror film you’ll see anywhere this year, haunting with a slow-building, intense crescendo approach to its atmosphere of disorientation and dread. From the director of Custodes Bestiae.
Described in its official marketing as “a brutal comedy »
- Kyle Reese
While we here in the States are getting ready for San Diego Comic-Con, our friends to the North are prepping for the grandaddy of film fests, Fantasia, which kicks off at the same time.
Here's the first announcement of what you crazy Canucks and your guests from around the world will see there.
From the Press Release:
The Fantasia Film Festival is coming back, and coming soon. From July 18 to August 6, Montreal will be home to a showcase of over 100 feature films from around the world, along with a wealth of special events, conferences, and parties. Audiences can look forward to discovering numerous World and International premieres, as well as the Canadian debuts of some of the most acclaimed genre works from this year’s Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Berlin, and Tribeca film festivals. The festival’s full lineup of screenings and events will be announced on July 9. For now, we »
- The Woman In Black
While Fantastic Fest seems to satisfy my needs when it comes to a genre film festival, I have always wanted to attend Fantasia. I have heard & seen so much about it that, as a genre fan, it makes me salivate. Luckily, Fantastic Fest seems to nab some titles from their extraordinary lineup so I get to experience some of their programming.
Today, Fantasia has released their first wave of titles. Those lucky bastards get to see live Clive Barker stage theater, see the finale of the Cornetto trilogy and more. Read below for the full list.
Fantasia 2013′S First Wave Of Incredible Titles Has Been Announced!
The Fantasia Film Festival is coming back, and coming soon. From July 18 – August 6, Montreal will be home to a showcase of over 100 feature films from around the world, along with a wealth of special events, conferences, and parties. Audiences can look forward to discovering numerous World and International premieres, »
- Andy Triefenbach
The Fantasia Film Festival is taking place from July 18th to August 6th in Montreal and will feature over 100 films from around the world. The initial lineup has just been announced and includes The World’s End, The Conjuring, and a number of horror films making their world premiere:
Official Closing Film – Edgar Wright’s The World’s End (Canadian Premiere)
Fantasia 2013 will come wildly to a close on the night of August 6 with the Canadian premiere of UK filmmaker Edgar Wright’s hotly anticipated apocalyptic comedy The World’S End, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike and Martin Freeman. As Fantasia was the site of the Canadian Premieres of Wright’s landmark 2004 debut Shawn Of The Dead as well as his most recent Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, we couldn’t think of a better way to close this year’s festival.
Joining us in Montreal will be »
- Jonathan James
6 items from 2013
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