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To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, a screening of the film will occur at this year's Popcorn Frights Film Festival on Friday, July 8th. Also in today's Horror Highlights: info on the digital restoration of Roger Corman and Francis Ford Coppola's Dementia 13, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Torchwood #1 San Diego Comic Con 2016 details.
This Friday Night. July 8th at 11pm. Presented by Popcorn Frights Film Festival.
Giveaways by Scream Factory and Neca.
O Cinema Wynwood: 90 Nw 29th St, Miami, Fl 33127.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will be preceded by Aj Briones’acclaimed short-film “Smiling Man”.
The Buzz Is Back!!! Over ten years after making the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper returns to his deranged family of reclusive cannibals for another round of chainsaw chases and non-stop screaming. »
- Tamika Jones
The scariest aspect of James DeMonaco’s latest depiction of societal cleansing isn’t displayed on-screen. Frankly, The Purge: Election Year becomes more of a cartoonish farce than a dehumanizing horror story. Cut-and-dry action thrills find themselves caught somewhere between Death Race and The Warriors – but there’s still a reality worth fearing.
DeMonaco does his part to highlight the brutal viciousness of legal gunplay (by permitting “controlled” unlawfulness), yet casual viewers who were sitting around me hooted and hollered whenever the film’s “heroes” cleared a room (of foreigners, no less) with smoking guns. There are purposeful close-ups on the weapons themselves – showing how f#*king dangerous these steel reapers are – but roaring crowds only acknowledged the deaths of “bad people,” and cheered patriotically with joy. Like a racehorse wearing blinders to DeMonaco’s real message.
It’s sad, but I must remind you that The Purge: Election Year is pure, »
- Matt Donato
26 years after Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in the original 1990 comedy Kindergarten Cop, the franchise is coming back to life next week with the release of Kindergarten Cop 2. While Arnold is not returning as Detective John Kimble, another action icon, Dolph Lundgren is stepping up to take this series to a new level. While we wait for this movie to debut, we have an exclusive preview that takes us behind-the-scenes with the star and director Don Michael Paul (Tremors 5: Bloodlines).
In this exclusive sneak peek, Dolph Lundgren reveals that his young cast mates are really the stars of this sequel, and that his character, Agent Reed, becomes the butt of a lot of jokes. The actor also claims there are nothing but funny moments in this movie, including scenes with therapy pigs and hamsters. We also hear from director Don Michael Paul, who states that this movie is perfect for »
Norman Reedus is set to attend Wizard World’s first-ever cruise! The cruise sets sail this December. Also: Death Race 2050 behind-the-scenes photos released in honor of Roger Corman’s 90th birthday, Cavity Colors’ Leatherface pin and Machete Zombie patch, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty trailer and stills, and Sherwood Horror Kickstarter details.
Norman Reedus on Wizard World Cruise: Press Release: “El Segundo, Calif., April 5, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Rose Tours today announced its first Wizard World Cruise, a pop-culture, comic con-themed, three-night journey on the Norwegian Sky, December 2-5, from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. The event will feature celebrities including Norman Reedus as well as an Artist Alley with noted comics creators, cosplay contests, exhibitors, parties, video game tournaments and more.
- Tamika Jones
The Important News Box Office: Deadpool broke the record for highest-grossing R-rated movie. And it broke a bunch of other records. Marvel Madness: Disney dropped the first look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Adam McKay will be involved with Ant-Man and the Wasp in some capacity. DC Delirium: Dan Amboyer might be the new Green Lantern. Franchise Fever: The sixth Transformers movie will be a Bumblebee spinoff. Sequelitis: Another Hellraiser movie is on the way. Blade Runner 2's release date was announced. John Wick: Chapter Two's release date was announced. Dwayne Johnson will return for a San Andreas sequel. Roger Corman is making a Death Race...
- Christopher Campbell
Will Stallone return as Machine Gun Joe?!?
An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians — and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.
In the decades since well-known independent film pioneer and Academy Award® winner Roger Corman first put the iconic anti-hero Frankenstein into the driver’s seat in Death Race 2000, this over-the-top cult classic has hurtled headlong toward cinematic immortality. Among the most enduring of the prolific producer’s legion of memorable films, Death Race 2000 has inspired a »
- Tom Stockman
Well this came out of nowhere. It seems as though an official sequel to the cult film Death Race 2000 is now currently in production under the watchful eye of original producer Roger Corman. Details of Death Race 2050 are scarce, but it is said to have a similar plot to the original but will incorporate virtual reality.
“This is an amazing opportunity for me and millions of Death Race 2000 fans to experience the intensity, thrills and dark humor of the original, fueled by a terrific young cast, spectacular vehicles and side-splitting action, literally,” says Corman in the official press release. “Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 puts the pedal to the metal to bring this enduring franchise to a whole new level.”
- Luke Owen
In case you needed any more proof that reboots are happening faster than ever these days, Universal Pictures, who only rebooted Death Race 2000 with Paul W.S. Anderson back in 2008, is already in production on Death Race 2050, which looks to be, not another in their recent series, but a reboot.
The interesting thing here is that Roger Corman is on board as a producing partner and said this about the project in a statement: "This is an amazing opportunity for me and millions of Death Race 2000 fans to experience the intensity, thrills and dark humor of the original, fueled by a terrific young [Continued ...] »
Fans of the Death Race franchise can now buckle up for a new installment, as Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is currently filming in Peru and will be released later this year on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
A reboot of the cult classic Corman-produced Death Race 2000 (the 1975 film shown above), Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (Azog from The Hobbit films) as the feared driver Frankenstein and also features genre legend Malcolm McDowell as the Chairman. The new film is directed by G.J. Echternkamp (Hard Candy) from a screenplay by Matt Yamashita (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda).
A Death Race remake directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) was released in 2008 and was followed by two prequels, Death Race 2: Frankenstein Lives and Death Race 3: Inferno. Below, we have the official press release with full details on the new Death Race reboot:
Press Release: Universal City, »
- Derek Anderson
An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians - and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.
In the decades since well-known independent film pioneer and Academy Award winner Roger Corman first put the iconic anti-hero Frankenstein into the driver's seat in Death Race 2000, this over-the-top cult classic has hurtled headlong toward cinematic immortality. Among the most enduring of the prolific producer's legion of memorable films, Death Race 2000 has inspired a growing fan base that continues to propel the »
The most terrifying thing about 1975’s Death Race 2000 is that its cartoonish satire has only grown more plausible over the years. Set in a dystopian future where culture revolves around a cross-country race where the murder of other drivers and innocent pedestrians is encouraged, it’s a trash masterpiece, a slapstick scream from the depths […]
- Jacob Hall
Genre film icon Roger Corman starts production on sequel to cult hit. Disregard the glossy Death Race 2000 remake Death Race and its direct to video sequels as Shock just learned that legendary indie genre film maverick Roger Corman is sculpting a direct sequel to his original 1975 splatter action/satire. Principal photography on Roger Corman’S Death…
- Chris Alexander
Rev up your engines, Junkies, because this week’s episode covers not one, but two flicks! We pitting Roger Corman’s Death Race 2000 against Paul Ws Anderson’s 2008 remake Death Race to see how one keeps pace with the other. As it turns out, these two very different versions of the same idea remain neck and neck (for very different reasons) as we reach the final laps of the show! It’s the living version of Wacky Racers v. a ripoff of The Running Man…this is Death Race v. Death Race! You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #78 Directly On This Week’s Show: On Our Marks [0:00 – 1:57] We’re Set [1:58 – 46:00] Now Go [1:04:33 – 1:08:47] Films Discussed: Get In Touch With Us: Email Junkfood Cinema Follow the Show: Subscribe on iTunes Follow Us on Twitter Subscribe on Stitcher »
- Brian Salisbury
On Mubi Off is a bi-weekly column exploring two films: one currently available on Mubi in the United States, and the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc).On MUBIShopping (Paul W.S. Anderson, 1994) A telling exchange from an early scene in writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson's 1994 debut Shopping:"What's prison taught you, Billy?""Don't get caught." Yet the film that follows is, in large part, all about getting caught—about being swept up into the Hollywood big leagues, using this enjoyable, eye-catching display of kinetic prowess as proof of talent. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with such calling card features, though they're often ascribed cynical motivations, and you can't necessarily say you've seen one until the artist behind them has got a few more projects under his-or-her belt. The aesthetic impulses and inclinations mostly become clear in retrospect. And from our current vantage point, you »
- Keith Uhlich
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