17 items from 2016
Hollywood is nothing if not consistent – so goes the positive spin that can be placed upon the release of the third trailer for the upcoming Gods Of Egypt. Mythological action-adventure rarely works out well on the big screen – least of all those attempts that are blatantly white-washed – and yet, the studios continue to churn them out. In fact, this trend is so inexplicably persistent, that we could almost be forgiven for thinking that the mainstream filmmaking industry perhaps knows something we don’t – that eventually, we’ll acquiesce and develop an appreciation for these movies, if we would only give it another try.
And so, in spite of Clash Of The Titans, Prince Of Persia, Exodus: Gods And Kings – and all those poorly realised mythology-based movies that went before them – we have Gods Of Egypt. The film is directed by Alex Proyas (Knowing), and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless »
- Sarah Myles
Check out these clips from oddball horror comedy Director’S Cut. Director Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City, Chillerama) is back in the saddle with his latest flick, the horrific dark comedy Director’S Cut. The film stars Penn & Teller’s Penn Jillette (who also wrote the film) and Teller as well as Clash Of The Titans legend…
The post 2 Clips From Adam Rifkin’s Satirical Horror Flick Director’S Cut appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Chris Alexander
Like an unholy-looking hybrid of "300," "Immortals," and "Clash Of The Titans," "Gods Of Egypt" is bringing a CGI-drenched, shout-y, and loud spectacle to the big screen later this month. And a new international, alt-rock-scored trailer has arrived to pound you into submission to buy a ticket. Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush star in director Alex Proyas' movie, in which the struggle for Egypt's throne causes destruction and mayhem. Here's the synopsis: In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Namaste, Sat Sri Akaal, Assalamualaikum and welcome to My Christmas/New Year’s present to all you Bollywood fanatics. The 2015 countdown of the Top Grossing Films.
Now for the countdown. Bear in mind that this countdown is based on pure fact and figures. This is a countdown based on what you the viewer have voted for with your feet, as you the viewer have taken the time out from your lives to see these films in your droves. You may agree with some of them you may not agree with some of them – but come what may, these are your top ten grossers for 2015.
10. Gabbar is Back
Director – Krish
Release Date – May 1st
Okay I will be honest. I was surprised »
- Rima Bhatia
Starring Gal Gadot as the title hero, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine (Star Trek, The Finest Hours), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In) Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I) and Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead). Principal photography is underway with shooting to take place in the UK, »
- Laura Frances
Arriving on Blu-ray this week is Baltasar Kormákur‘s adventure drama Everest, starring Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and many more. We’ve teamed with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to give away one (1) Blu-ray of the film and a promotional Everest carabiner. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Wednesday, January 27th.
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Unbridled ambition, a ferocious storm, and the limits of human endurance collide at the top of the world in the white-knuckle adventure Everest, coming to Digital HD on December 22, 2015, and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 19, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Following a pair of expeditions to the highest point – and most dangerous place – on Earth, Everest captures the brutal majesty of the deadly peak, and the boundless courage required to conquer it, with breathtaking cinematography and spectacular storytelling. Exclusive extras make Everest a can’t-miss, must-own event, bringing viewers behind-the-scenes for a look at the making of the film, as well as astonishing insights about the real-life 1996 summit attempt that inspired it.
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- Movie Geeks
After much jostling for position, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War have finally settled on their respective release dates. DC (altogether wisely it must be said) dodged a kryptonite bullet by getting out of the way of the juggernaut that The Force Awakens has proved to be, but with Marvel
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- Dave Roper
We’re seeing big cinema releases almost every weekend now. But is this a good thing?
Do you remember during 2014, where lots of fans stubbornly declared Captain America: The Winter Soldier the best film of that summer despite its opening in March/April? It was joined by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in trying to steal a march on the competition, but clearly when you think big blockbusters, they’re associated with a certain time of year. And given how for the studios, summer season occupies a full third of the year from May to August, and Christmas the sweet period from November all the way through to New Year, that should be plenty of room for the Avengers, Star Wars and Jurassic Parks of the world, right?
Except that there are plenty more 'tentpoles' (big releases to prop up the studio’s bottom line) being made and »
Next time moviegoers glimpse Agyness Deyn up on the silver screen, she’ll be rubbing shoulders with a posse of A-listers in Hollywood’s Golden Age for Joel and Ethan Coen’s soon-to-be-released dramedy Hail, Caesar!, though Deadline reports that the actress has already lined up her next project.
Joining Lennart Ruff’s sci-fi movie The Titan, Deyn will star opposite Clash of the Titans co-star Sam Worthington, Sofia Boutella, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson and fellow newcomers Diego Boneta and Aleksander Jovanovic. Less a Greek-inspired epic and more an “elevated sci-fi”, Ruff’s new feature looks set to propel viewers into the not-so-distant future, one which charts the journey of a military family at the forefront of a groundbreaking experiment that has deep ramifications for all of humanity.
Dabbling with genetic evolution in space, the core concept driving the director’s foray into science fiction is brimming with existential themes »
- Michael Briers
All of us at Icons of Fright are definitely fans of poster artist Jay Shaw (interview) , so this brand new collaboration between Drafthouse Films and Mondo for Shaw’s The Keeping Room print is quite awesome. Limited to a run of 75 prints, Mondo’s release of the poster is going on now (order here) and only runs a small price of $35. The film itself, The Keeping Room, is available now on digital download and comes to DVD and Blu-ray on February 2nd.
It’s an intense ride, led by more than a couple of eye opening performances from Brit Marling (Arbitrage, The East), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2), Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) and newcomer Muna Otaru. We’ve got glimpses of both the Mondo poster and the Bluray/DVD cover as well after the synopsis, so scroll down!
In this radically reimagined American Western set »
- Jerry Smith
Thomas Tull, founder of Legendary Entertainment, says today’s deal with China’s Wanda is milestone in the development of his company.
While offering the ability to scale up, he says the $3.5 billion deal changes little or nothing of the creative process.
“Nothing editorially or creatively will change. Obviously I’ve been asked this by filmmakers. Wanda has been incredibly specific about this, they don’t want to create extra layers, they want to enhance and not inhibit. Nothing will change in terms of process and control,” said Tull speaking in China.
“One of the core principles for us is to have large properties that get fans passionate and that they can interact with these worlds in any way that they can, whether that is through movies, or by extension television, digital, toys and merchandizing and certainly theme parks,” said Tull.
The notion of “Pacific Rim” theme parks across Asia, »
- Patrick Frater
Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. announced today at a signing ceremony in Beijing that it has acquired Legendary Entertainment for no more than $3.5 billion in cash - making it China's largest cross-border cultural acquisition to date.
Legendary is a major film production company that owns film, television, digital and comics divisions. Originally setup at Warners, they have since moved to Universal Pictures. Thomas Tull will remain as Chairman and CEO of Legendary and will continue to be responsible for its day-to-day operations and will significantly participate in the success of the company with Wanda.
Legendary's film productions have grossed more than $12 billion worldwide at the box office and have included the likes of Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy and "The Hangover" films, "Jurassic World," "Man of Steel," "Godzilla," "300," "Watchment," "The Hangover," "Inception," "Crimson Peak," "Interstellar," "Unbroken," "Clash of the Titans," "Dracula Untold" and "Pacific Rim". They've also got "Warcraft," "The Great Wall »
- Garth Franklin
Fox have acquired rights to Joe Hill’s forthcoming novel The Fireman, which is set to be published by Gollancz on June 7th 2016. Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, Now You See Me) is said to be down to direct it. Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Maze Runner, The Fault in our Stars) are said to be producing the film.
With the epic scope of The Passage and the emotional impact of The Road, The Fireman is a gripping end-of-the-world thriller. Set in a world overtaken by an incurable runaway pathogen that causes death by spontaneous combustion, the story follows school nurse Harper, who is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she’s going to need some help from the mysterious fireman.
- Phil Wheat
Deadline recently reported that Louis Leterrier (Clash Of The Titans, The Transporter, Now You See Me) is attached to adapt Joe Hill's newest novel, The Fireman, for Fox. Hollywood is ramping up these days; Hill's book won't be available to readers until May 17. The story is about a new kind of plague which causes the inflicted to suffer "dragon scale" (black and gold marks) before spontaneously combusting. Millions of people are affected as society falls. One man (of course) finds that he is somehow immune. He sets out to stop the marauders intent on killing those marked with dragon scale who seem to also have escaped the fiery part of the plague. This "fireman" leads a group that he finds willing to follow him.Until both...
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Joe Hill’s The Fireman isn’t being released until mid-May of this year, but Fox has already nabbed the film rights to the novel and attached Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans) to direct. Per Deadline, Temple Hill… Continue Reading →
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- Debi Moore
Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…
While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.
2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.
A Street Cat Named Bob (dir. »
17 items from 2016
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