15 items from 2014
I typically don’t like to speak for anyone but myself, but I think it’s pretty safe for me to assume that you, like me, are totally excited about the impending arrival of Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla reboot, set to stomp its way into theaters on May 16th. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee that you’re feeling the same way I’m feeling, right about now.
But alas, we must wait.
While we all patiently await the arrival of the ‘King of the Monsters,’ now is a better time than any to take in the sights and sounds of giant monster movies past. Sure, waiting sucks, but we hope this list will help make the countdown a little less painful, and whole lot more fun.
Here are 10 recent giant monster movies to hold you over, and get you in the proper mood for Godzilla 2014!
- John Squires
Recently a new Blumhouse horror project was announced in the form of the Phil Joanou helmed cult chiller 'The Veil', a production which is set to kick off in April. Thomas Jane ('The Mist') has been lined up in a leading role and now according to the Hollywood Reporter the gorgeous Jessica Alba -below ('Sin City', 'Machete Kills') will be starring alongside him. Alba is set to play a documentary filmmaker who is hired to investigate what is believed to be a mass cult suicide. Universal will distribute the feature whilst Joanou will direct from a script written by Robert Ben Garant ('Hell Baby'). »
Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 17 Feb 2014 - 06:24
Whether they're bleak, shocking or sad, the endings to these 22 movies have haunted us for years...
Warning: There are spoilers to the endings for every film we talk about in this article. So if you don't want to know an ending for a film, then don't read that entry.
It's probably best to start by talking about what this article isn't. It's not a list of the best movie endings, the best twists, the most depressing endings or anything like that. Instead, we're focusing here on the endings that seeped into our brain and stayed there for some time after we'd seen the film. The endings that provoke in an interesting way, and haunt you for days afterwards.
As such, whilst not every ending we're going to talk about here is a flat out classic - although lots of them are »
Jason Blum's Blumhouse is becoming something of a modern day Hammer Horror production company. The constant flow of horror projects from the Blum is quite impressive. Some don't quite hit the mark whilst others are superbly crafted little horror treats. 'The Veil' is the latest small budget genre production that is set to revolve around the theme of cults and mass suicides. And the project, to be helmed by Phil Joanou ('Final Analysis'), has landed its leading man in the form of Thomas Jane ('The Mist'). Joanou will helm from a script provided by 'Hell Baby' star and co-writer Robert Ben Garant whilst Universal are poised to distribute. »
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming action comedy "Drive Hard," starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane (The Mist, Punisher). Check it out below. Plot: American thief, Simon Keller (Cusack), arrives in a foreign country in need of a getaway driver. Rather than recruit one from the underworld, he takes a driving lesson from ex F-1 champion, Peter Roberts (Jane), now working as a driving instructor. After Keller robs a bank during the lesson, Roberts has no choice, but to use his driving talent to get away from pursuing police and mobsters. The new movie is directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (Absolute Deception, Leprechaun 4: In Space). A release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »
Following an acrimonious exit from The Walking Dead (litigation has ensued) revered filmmaker Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Mist, Shawshank Redemption) took his bat and ball and went to TNT to develop Mob City (formerly La Noir), a look back into the corruption and glamour of the Los Angeles police department in the 1940s.
Based off of John Buntin’s non-fiction book, L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, Mob City had the benefit of telling a story that featured infamous crime figures like Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen as well as ...
- Jason Tabrys
International Film Trust, the sales agency arm of Benaroya Pictures, is selling the apocalyptic thriller to buyers at the Berlin Film Market.
Tod “Kip” Williams is directing. Benaroya Pictures is financing the film, which recently began shooting in Atlanta.
Fuhrman plays a teenage neighbor of Cusack’s Clay Riddell character who joins him and Jackson’s Tom McCourt character on their journey to safety after a mysterious pulse spreads like a virus through the human population.
Keach (“Nebraska”) will play the headmaster of a prep school where the survivors stop along their way.
Producers are Richard Saperstein, Michael Benaroya, Brian Witten and Shara Kay. While president of Dimension Films, Saperstein oversaw the Stephen King adaptations “The Mist” and “1408,” which also starred Cusack and Jackson, »
- Dave McNary
Pic also toplines Ambyr Childers (“The Master,” Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”), and Thomas Jane (“The Mist,” HBO’s “Hung”). It is set to be directed by Brian A. Miller (“The Prince,” “House of the Rising Sun”), and was penned by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore (“The Prince,” upcoming “San Andreas,” starring Dwayne Johnson). It begins shooting in Alabama in March.
“Vice” is set on a futuristic resort where synthetic humans serve the rich, who live out their darkest fantasies. The humanoids are reset every night by the resort’s owner Julian (Willis), but one female employee Kelly (Childers) malfunctions and retains every terrifying memory. Realizing what the tourists are doing to the staff members, she sets out to exact revenge.
“Vice” will be produced »
- Leo Barraclough
March shoot for futuristic action film backed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.
K5 will be selling the film at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin this week.
Lionsgate has taken Us rights to the Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films backed-production, which is also financed by K5 Media Capital.
The film is set on a futuristic resort where synthetic humans serve the rich who live out their darkest fantasies.
The ‘humanoids’ are reset every night by the resort’s owner Julian (played by Willis), but one female employee Kelly (Childers) malfunctions and retains every terrifying memory. Realizing what the tourists are doing to the staff members, she sets out to exact revenge.
Production is due to get underway in Alabama in March.
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Berlin – The Bruce Willis sci-fi action project Vice, to be directed by Brian A. Miller, will be shopped to buyers at Efm by German/U.K. sales and finance banner K5 International. Willis stars alongside Ambyr Childers (The Master) and Thomas Jane (The Mist) in the film set on a futuristic resort where synthetic humans serve the rich, who live out their darkest fantasies. Photos: 25 of the Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2014 The humanoids are reset every night by the resort’s owner, played by Willis, but one female employee, Kelly (Childers), malfunctions and retains every terrifying memory.
- Stuart Kemp
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 6 Feb 2014 - 06:08
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2007, and another 25 overlooked gems...
For some reason, the number three was a common factor in several blockbuster movies of 2007. The third film in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series (At World's End) dominated the box office, Spider-Man 3 marked Sam Raimi's last entry as director in the series, while Mike Myers went for a hat trick of hits with Shrek The Third.
I Am Legend was the third and most financially successful attempt to bring Richard Matheson's classic novel to the big screen, Rush Hour 3 marked Jackie Chan's last action pairing with Chris Tucker, while Zack Snyder's musky sword-swinger 300 was notable for having the number three in the title.
Iffy attempts at numerology aside, 2007 was also a superb for year for movies in general - particularly underappreciated ones, »
This past weekend, Tiff kicked off their Stephen King movie retrospective. Taking place from now until April, Kingdom of Fear: Stephen King on Screen includes twelve screenings of popular King adaptations, including The Shawshank Redemption and Creepshow. Here’s the official schedule for those that want to attend:
“This bloody good retrospective surveys the wide range of the Master of Horror’s cinematic spawn, from skin-crawling shockers (Carrie, Cujo, The Shining) to moving dramas (Stand by Me, The Shawshank Redemption) to gleefully trashy guilty pleasures (the ever-awesome Maximum Overdrive).”
January 18, 10pm
January 25, 10pm
February 1, 10pm
February 8, 10pm
February 15, 10pm
February 22, 10pm
March 1, 10pm
March 8, 10pm
March 15, 10pm
March 22, 10pm
March 29, 10pm
April 5, 10pm
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:
The post Tiff to Screen 12 Stephen King Movies, »
- Jonathan James
Okay, Toronto, I hope you're ready to catch some classics and gloriously not-so-classics on the big screen! Over the next twelve weeks Twitch will be presenting Kingdom Of Fear: Stephen King On Screen at the Tiff Bell Lightbox, a film series featuring a dozen titles based on the work of the iconic writer screening every Saturday at 10pm with titles including Cujo, Christine, The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, Maximum Overdrive, Misery, Carrie, The Shining, Creepshow, The Mist and Apt Pupil.Things kick off this week with a screening tomorrow of Firestarter from director Mark Lester and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. We're going to make it easy for you to win these, all you need to do is email me here...
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Interview Duncan Bowles 17 Jan 2014 - 06:59
Spoiler alert: this article contains spoilers for seasons one and two of The Walking Dead.
Jon Bernthal is one busy man at the moment. With filming just wrapped on the forthcoming World War II action drama Fury, in which he’ll star alongside Brad Pitt under the helm of the rather fantastic David Ayer, he’s currently in multiplexes in not one, but two big movies – Grudge Match with Stallone and De Niro (due out in the UK on the 24th January) and the superb The Wolf of Wall Street, which most of us here at Den of Geek just can’t recommend enough.
Of course The Walking Dead fans will already be familiar with the calibre of his acting »
Throughout the 80s and 90s, the horror genre was all about sequels. In the 2000s, it’s been all about remakes. But something interesting has been happening in the last couple years, a movement that looks to be replacing those nonstop remakes with something a little bit different.
I’m of course talking about TV adaptations of popular horror movies, and recent shows like Bates Motel and Hannibal have proven that the small screen is a terrific way to reboot popular properties, while at the same time not angering or alienating the diehard fans of those properties. True, the move from the big screen to the small screen is nothing new in the world of horror, but the results have never been as successful or impressive as they have been in recent years.
Due to the success of the aforementioned shows, and horror on TV in general, it was a »
- John Squires
15 items from 2014
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