11 items from 2014
David Twohy's career first took off thanks to his writing, with his name on the screenplay credits for the likes of The Fugitive, Waterworld, Critters 2, Warlock and, er, G.I. Jane. His directorial breakthrough, however, came at his third attempt, Having steered films such as Disaster In Time and The Arrival (which itself isn't too bad), it was Pitch Black where everything clicked. It remains the best film he's directed to date (although we have a soft spot for A Perfect Getaway, which we talked about when chatting about whether star names ruin modern thrillers, here).
Joe Gazzam penned the script which follows Tyler Vaughn, a test subject in a quantum experiment who is sent four days into the future. There he learns that his son has been killed and he is the prime suspect in the murder.
As each day ends, he's pulled back to the previous day, so he tries to solve his son's murder before he gets back to the present.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
We first reported on the project back in July, when Relativity picked up the then-untitled script by Joe Gazzam. That report revealed the plot will center on a father and son, although now we have new details. The story will follow Tyler Vaughn, a test subject in a quantum experiment who is sent four days into the future. There he learns that his son has been killed and he is the prime suspect in the murder. When that day ends, he's pulled back to the previous day, as he tries to solve his son's murder before he gets back to present day.
Ahmet Zappa, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing, with Tucker Tooley and Devon Schiff serving as executive producers. The filmmakers are eyeing an early 2015 production start for Replay. »
Committing any crime no matter how heinous during a designated 12-hour period is an American citizen’s right in The Purge: Anarchy, but those prowling the streets will encounter a group of strangers who will exercise their right to fiercely fight back to survive the night. From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, The Purge: Anarchy is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this Halloween season.
The Purge: Anarchy hits home media on October 21st with the following bonus features:
Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-Ray
Deleted Scenes Digital HD UltraViolet Digital Copy
Bonus Features on Blu-Ray and DVD
Behind the Anarchy: Take a front row seat for the action and adrenaline of The Purge as you join the cast and crew on the streets during the madness of the annual ritual.
- Derek Anderson
There's a catch though, filming is slated to begin January 2015, the same time "True Detective" season two wraps filming, and Kitsch's team has been pushing HBO and Nic Pizzolatto hard to cast Kitsch in the second season. [Source: The Wrap]
Jennifer Connelly will play female lead opposite Ewan McGregor in Phillip Noyce's adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "American Pastoral" at Lakeshore Entertainment. Connelly will play Dawn, »
- Garth Franklin
As the gates to "Halloween Horror Nights" open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, The Purge: Anarchy, inspired by Universal Pictures' new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year.
The Purge: Anarchy scarezone will greet guests with pure unadulterated fear, bringing to life the turmoil and pandemonium that awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims. Reimagining the movie's premise that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal, the scarezone will be inhabited by average citizens transformed into sadistic felons during this period of government-sanctioned lawlessness. Like civilians in the movie fighting to survive, guests will be at the mercy of cunning wit, luck and speed as they attempt to outsmart and outlive the anarchy brought about by those »
The Purge: Anarchy is kicking a respectable amount of ass at the box office with only some mighty Apes getting the better of it, and now this year's Halloween Horror Nights is ready to cause some anarchy of its own. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
As the gates to “Halloween Horror Nights” open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, “The Purge: Anarchy,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year.
“The Purge: Anarchy” scarezone will greet guests with pure unadulterated fear, bringing to life the turmoil and pandemonium that awaits those vulnerable to masked vigilantes in search of new victims. Reimagining the movie’s premise that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal, the scarezone will »
- Steve Barton
Doubles down on the first film’s angry approach to class, inequality, and violence, and once again reflects an image of America that is ugly but only slightly distorted. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first film
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Last year, The Purge astonished me with one of the most daring speculative conceits to come out of a Hollywood studio in maybe forever, or certainly since the dystopic sci-fi of the 1970s. In a near-future America under what appears to be a religious dictatorship called the New Founding Fathers, all crime including murder is permitted — nay, encouraged — one night a year for a 12-hour period called the Purge. Vague religious justifications about “cleansing” smash up against the American “right” to be armed to the teeth and defend oneself against all threats, perceived or actual, with hints »
- MaryAnn Johanson
I’m back! It’s been a long time and I apologise for that, moving house turned out to be a far far longer process than I anticipated or had been led to believe. Three weeks turned into six, six weeks turned into three months and now here we are.
Aside from the length of time it takes, moving house was a real eye opener in other areas too. Specifically in terms of how I inform you week on week of all of this wonderful content available to stream and then how you have to put up with lacklustre delivery from various ISPs. I was living in someone else’s house on a connection that was not my own, not wanting to name names but there is one of the big three ISP’s in the UK which boasts about having one of, if not the, fastest broadband delivery on »
- Chris Holt
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40
The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...
The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.
Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...
A really good, »
Joe Lynch's 'Knights of Badassdom' has arrived in select Us theatres at long last and to coincide with the Tugg release ComingSoon have bought out four new larping character cards from the movie featuring stars Summer Glau ('Firefly'), Ryan Kwanten ('True Blood'), Peter Dinklage ('Game of Thrones') and Steve Zahn ('A Perfect Getaway'). eOne finally unleashed the non-director's cut into theatres yesterday with a planned DVD follow-up coming on 11 February. Jimmi Simpson ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter') and Danny Pudi ('Community') also star. Check out the new assets below. »
11 items from 2014
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