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Hellboy Reboot Casts Its Blood Queen

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen reboot is picking up speed, filling out its cast, and moving closer to production, for an expected 2018 release. We already know that David Harbour (Stranger Things) will star as Hellboy, Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) will play his adoptive father, Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm, and Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) will direct. Deadline is reporting that Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil) is in final talks to play the (supposed) villain, the Blood Queen herself.

Based on recent fan and media reactions, the R-rated reboot has been making all the right moves and generating a lot of excitement. So, this latest news is either spectacular or horrible, depending upon your love/hate for Jovovich's work. It's a fair concern, because she was great in The Fifth Element and A Perfect Getaway (a really taut action-thriller), but she was awful in Ultraviolet and The Fourth Kind.
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‘Fugitives’ DVD Review

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Luke Mably, Marie Avgeropoulos, Claudia Church, Chelsea Edmundson, Stephen Lang, Tricia Helfer | Written by Shane Dax Taylor, Chad Law | Directed by Shane Dax Taylor

A genre-standard bickering couple take their woes to a small island in the Bahamas, where they hope to patch things up and get back on the right track. That track puts them on the same path as two other couples; the charismatic William and Mary (Stephen Lang and Claudia Church) and the horny Max and Nina (Dominic Purcell and Marie Avgeropoulos). While out wining and dining with the former, their beach house is ransacked and robbed. But whodunit? And will they stop at robbery?

With a story which slow-burns like an incense candle, ambling along at a languid pace, Fugitives (aka Isolation) is not the action-heavy gunfight-palooza its cast and synopsis might suggest. Even the normally terrifying Stephen Lang is in laid-back mode here,
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George A. Romero Is Planning a Nascar Zombie Movie

George A. Romero Is Planning a Nascar Zombie Movie
Horror legend George A. Romero is teaming up with a frequent collaborator for his next zombie movie, which will be seeking buyers at the Fantasia International Film Festival market this summer. The new project is entitled Road of the Dead, which George A. Romero co-wrote with Matt Birman, who is slated to direct this project. It isn't clear when production may begin, but this project will be just the director's second feature film, although he has spent decades in other areas of production.

IndieWire reports that this project originated from a Matt Birman pitch from roughly 10 years ago. The story is set on a remote island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum, all for the entertainment of affluent humans. The director describes the project as a hybrid of Road Warrior and Rollerball, set at a Nascar race, and that there is "significant inspiration" from the iconic 1959 classic Ben-Hur.
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First Trailer for Tarantino-Inspired Crime Thriller 'The Mason Brothers'

"This is what we got. It's a bank job, and everybody's gunna be going in on this one." A trailer has arrived for a film titled The Mason Brothers, the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Keith Sutliff originally hailing from Tampa, Florida. The crime thriller is about a group of brothers + bank robbers who try to pull off a clean heist, but things go wrong. Starring Brandon Pearson, Matthew Webb, Michael Whelan, Julien Cesario, Chris Park, and Nazo Bravo. It's clear this is an homage to Tarantino and to Reservoir Dogs specifically, but it also seems to be inspired by Christopher Nolan's films, too. Doesn't look that good. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Keith Sutliff's The Mason Brothers, from YouTube (via Bd): A perfect getaway is a clean getaway. A group of outlaws attempt to reveal their brothers killer from a neighboring gang after being
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The Weekend Warrior 1/27/17: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

As per my Thursday update, M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split ended up winning the weekend but with way more than anyone, including myself, predicted, with more than $40 million for its opening weekend. That’s pretty impressive, and his first movie to open at that level since 2010’s The Last Airbender. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel’s sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ended up making around where I predicted, taking second place with $20.1 million, not a great sign for the continuation of that franchise. Michael Keaton’s The Founder ended up right around where I predicted with $3.4 million, ending up just outside the Top 10. Hidden Figures, La La Land and Sing continued to do well with minimal drop-offs.

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Feature: Survivor cast retrospective

Out on the home entertainment formats today is the thriller Survivor, which stars Milla Jovovich (The Resident Evil franchise), Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Dylan McDermott (Olympus Has Fallen, Automata), Angela Bassett (Olympus Has Fallen), James D’Arcy (Jupiter Ascending, Cloud Atlas), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and Frances De La Tour (The Harry Potter Franchise).

To celebrate the release, we thought we’d take a look at this brilliant cast’s career to date… but first, here’s the synopsis…

“Survivor” is a thriller about a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London, where she is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. And that puts her in the line of fire: targeted for death, framed for crimes she didn’t commit, discredited and on the run. Now she must find a way to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set
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Steve Zahn to Bring the Comedy and/or Drama to 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

The ever-likable and versatile actor Steve Zahn (above in A Perfect Getaway) has joined the cast of War for the Planet of the Apes. Zahn will play a new ape character, according to Deadline, though no details have been revealed. The secrecy is part and parcel of the project, which has been written by Matt Reeves and Mark Bomback, and will be directed by Reeves, who guided the previous installment, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, to great success, including box office returns that exceeded $700 million worldwide. Dawn left uncertain the future of humanity, as men battled with apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis), with greater warfare looming in the days ahead. Since 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the relaunch of the series has gained momentum, though it makes some...

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Riddick director tackling new time travel movie, Replay

David Twohy goes from the world of Riddick to the world of time travel for his new thriller...

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).

Twohy, following last year's latest Riddick film with Vin Diesel, is now circling a new time travel movie, which goes by the name of Replay. It's being funded by Relativity, and is based on the
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"Riddick" Helmer To Press "Replay"

"Riddick" and "A Perfect Getaway" helmer David Twohy has signed on to direct "Replay" for Relativity Media.

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.

Ahmet Zappa, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing with filming aiming to begin in early 2015.

Source: Deadline
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'Riddick' Direct David Twohy Takes on Sci-Fi Thriller 'Replay'

'Riddick' Direct David Twohy Takes on Sci-Fi Thriller 'Replay'
Riddick director David Twohy is staying in the sci-fi genre, signing on to direct Relativity Media's Replay.

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.
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The Purge: Anarchy Blu-ray & DVD Release Details

  • DailyDead
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.

James Monaco, who wrote, produced, and directed the first movie, returns with a new cast that includes Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams,
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Casting News: Kitsch, Wood, Connelly, Ross, Zahn

The Raid

Taylor Kitsch has reportedly been offered the lead role in Patrick Hughes' English-language remake of Indonesian action thriller "The Raid" at Screen Gems.

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]

The Last Witch Hunter

Elijah Wood has joined the cast of Breck Eisner's supernatural action thriller "The Last Witch Hunter" which starts filming later this month.

Vin Diesel plays an immortal witch hunter who teams up with his natural enemy, a witch (Rose Leslie), to save New York from a coven-conjured plague. Michael Caine also stars. [Source: Deadline]

American Pastoral

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,
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'The Purge: Anarchy' Scarezone Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

'The Purge: Anarchy' Scarezone Coming to Halloween Horror Nights
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
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Purge Yourself at Halloween Horror Nights

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
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The Purge: Anarchy movie review: standing up to power and privilege

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
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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – July 7th 2014

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
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2009

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...

25. A Perfect Getaway

A really good,
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New Character Cards for the Main Knights of Badassdom Cast

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....
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New Cast Addition Adds Some Soul to The Purge 2

Though we still know very little about what to expect from the sequel to The Purge, we do know that it's coming and we also know that the cast is quickly filling out. Who's next to partake in another night of penalty-free violence? Read on!

Deadline reports that actress and singer Zoe Soul has just been cast in the film. Soul is an alumna of Bet’s "Reed Between the Lines," and she most recently appeared in Prisoners alongside Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Soul joins the previously announced Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire"), Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle), Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights"), and Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway).

James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel to his hit film The Purge for Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and
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Warcraft Adds Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu; Michael K. Williams and Zach Gilford Join The Purge Sequel; Ricky Gervais Returns in Night At The Museum 3

Here's today's latest casting news: Clancy Brown (Homefront) and Daniel Wu (New Police Story) have joined Duncan Jones' Warcraft adaptation that stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmell, Paula Patton, Robert Kazinsky and Toby Kebbell. The Purge 2 adds Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) and Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway). Ricky Gervais returns to reprise his role in Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum 3, starring Ben Stiller, Dan Stevens and Robin Williams. Hit the jump for more on each picture. The press release for Warcraft doesn't state just which roles Brown and Wu have landed, nor does it provide an update on the roles for the rest of the principal cast.  Production is still planned for a January start in Vancouver. THR announced the casting additions to The Purge sequel, which stars Frank Grillo (The Grey) in the lead.  Writer-director James DeMonaco
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