10 items from 2011
Heads up, UK slasher fans! With Halloween just around the corner, this is the perfect time to get your grubby claws on a free DVD courtesy of the good folks at Chelsea Films. To celebrate the release of the promising looking serial killer flick Wreckage, we have 3 Dvds up for grabs!
To be in with a chance of winning, just drop us an E-mail Here, and don't forget to include your Full Name and Postal Address. After that, it's simply a case of crossing your fingers! If you're not one of the lucky three, don't fret: You'll just have to snap it up on its impending August 22nd release date!
An automobile wrecking yard after dark provides the perfect location for a nail-biting slasher with a killer twist in Wreckage, directed by John Mallory Asher (One Tree Hill; Dirty Love) and featuring an attractive cast of young up-and-coming talent »
- Aaron Williams
Directed by John Mallory Asher.
A group of teenagers find themselves stranded in a scrapyard after their car breaks down, where an escaped convict begins to hunt them one by one.
When I received the screener with the title emblazoned on its packaging reading Wreckage, I prayed to the Gods of Film that the word would not lead to some zemblanitous irony on the film’s part. Unfortunately, in many respects, it did and I found myself struggling to come to terms with exactly what I was watching; what the film’s aims and purposes were. The film had actually finished completion in 2010 and only recently secured distribution with Chelsea Films. All I can say to that is... little wonder.
So I have a list of five or so actors who are so charismatic, so effortlessly likeable, so charmingly cool, that I would watch any dross that they appear in. Sadly, most of those actors appear almost exclusively in dross but its always a pleasure regardless.
In my debut 10 Reasons To Love . . . article we covered my first cinematic man-crush – The Cuse. A man who’s been lucky enough (or clever enough) to land himself a bevy of interesting and varied roles. Well now we come to the second in my personal favourites and sadly it’s rather difficult to collect together 10 quality titles he’s been involved with, but I can safely say that if you’re willing to disband your pre-conceptions, throw out your regulating taste buds, and allow a little joy into your heart then you’ll find plenty to love in my top picks to represent the »
- Al White
Opens: April 29th 2011
Director: Joe Nussbaum
Summary: Portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events.
Analysis: Disney's attempt at creating the next "High School Musical" franchise for itself, this teen romantic comedy is a batch of clique cliches - the beauty queen, the rebel with better hair than anyone else in the film, the handsome yet dumb foreign exchange student, the 'so above it' geek who really wants to belong, and at least one or two 'fugly' girls.
It's all very "The Breakfast Club" meets "10 Things I Hate About »
- Garth Franklin
Ubisoft have today officially announced the release of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy HD for the PlayStation 3, offering gamers the opportunity to relive the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series: Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, remixed in high definition graphics and stereoscopic 3D, all on one Blu-Ray!
Re-live the epic series in high definition - Fully remastered in 720p HD with enhanced graphics, the trilogy has never looked as spectacular and intense Splinter Cell in the third dimension - Experience Sam Fisher’s adventures in full 3D stereoscopy (3D television required) High tech gadgets & exclusive features – Gamers will be able to use a wide variety of high tech devices and other gadgets like Sam’s famous goggles. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy HD also offers a new Trophy System for a »
Ubisoft has remastered their classic Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia video game trilogies in high definition with optional stereoscopic 3D for a March 22 release exclusively on Playstation 3.
The Prince of Persia Classic Trilogy will include Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia Warrior Within and Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, all packed onto a single Blu-ray Disc. The Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy, also housed on a single Blu-ray Disc, will include Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory.
Each trilogy disc will retail for $39.99 in stores and also be available for the same price via a digital download from the Playstation Network. Cover art is not yet available though you can check out a trio of Prince of Persia remastered screens below.
Click here to pre-order the Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy in HD at Amazon.com.
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Ubisoft has confirmed that it is to release four 3Ds games on the system's launch day of March 25. Rayman 3D and Tom Clancy's Spinter Cell 3D will be remakes of Rayman 2 and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, according to Eurogamer. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars will be a turn-based strategy game from the creator of X-com, while Asphalt 3D will be the (more) »
- By Matthew Reynolds
The new Australian film Red Dog will have its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, held February 10 to 21, having been selected to screen in competition as part of Generation 14plus. For those familiar with the daring work of Australian filmmaker Kriv Stenders (The Illustrated Family Doctor, Blacktown, Boxing Day, Lucky Country), it came as a surprise to learn the director was overseeing the decidedly family friendly Red Dog. Adapted by Daniel Taplitz (Chaos Theory) from the novel by Louis De Bernieres (Captain Corelli's Mandolin), Red Dog tells the story of a spirited kelpie who roamed the West Australian outback in the seventies and eighties and unites a mining community along the way. »
Hey gang! Check out this awesome new sci-fi short film created by aspiring filmmaker, Patrick Kalyn. The film is called Somnolence, and Kalyn just finished production on it.
According to /Film, "Kalyn is an Emmy nominated visual effects animator, who has worked on films such as Avatar, District 9, I, Robot, King Kong, X-Men: The Last Stand, 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Jumper, The Water Horse, and television series like Stargate Sg-1. Filmed for $10,000 in 2 days in Vancouver, BC using Red Cameras, the short is part of a larger story that Kalyn hopes to develop into a feature film (a treatment is written)... Sound design was done at Skywalker sound, and the score has been created by video game composer Jesper Kyd (Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Hitman, Robotech: Invasion, Assassin’s Creed)."
There is definitely some talent here. I enjoyed watching the short. I thought the concept was fun, »
 /Film reader and aspiring filmmaker Patrick Kalyn has just completed work on a new sci-fi short film Somnolence. Kalyn is an Emmy nominated visual effects animator, who has worked on films such as Avatar, District 9, I, Robot, King Kong, X-Men: The Last Stand, 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Jumper, The Water Horse, and television series like Stargate Sg-1. Filmed for $10,000 in 2 days in Vancouver, BC using Red Cameras, the short is part of a larger story that Kalyn hopes to develop into a feature film (a treatment is written). Here is the official plot synopsis: By 2031, the Earth has exhausted its supply of fossil fuels. With the world on the verge of collapse, nations from around the globe form a coalition called Aren; the 'Manhattan Project' of clean self-replenishing energy. When an experiment goes wrong that threatens the world's existence, David Canterra and a team of elite soldiers »
- Peter Sciretta
10 items from 2011