11 items from 2012
For decades comic book fans knew the colorful pages of ink they loved so much held plenty of material for Hollywood to adapt, but all they got were a handful of TV shows, made-for-tv movies and the occasional theatrical release – with only “top tier” characters receiving the big screen treatment.
Now, Hollywood is tripping over itself to option a more diverse group of comics and graphic novels, but for every success like The Avengers or The Dark Knight, there are failures like Jonah Hex, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and Howard the Duck.
Some comics from yesteryear are barely worth reading – much less bringing to life for an audience to ...
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- Paul Young
One the few horror highlights of the year came from Scott Derrickson’s terrifying supernatural-thriller Sinister, which showed the likes of standard dreadful fare Paranormal Activity 4 and The Devil Inside how horror should be done. Next up for Derrickson is another genre effort, albeit a touch more action-orientated (possibly due to the involvement of producer Jerry Bruckheimer) with Beware The Night. The film will centre on a New York police officer who investigates real life demon possessions, exorcisms and werewolves, and is based on the novel by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool.
The plot does sound more than a little similar the comic-book character of Dylan Dog, which was given a dire film treatment by Kevin Munroe a couple of years ago in Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night, with former Superman Brandon Routh in the lead. Derrickson is currently in negotiations with the underrated Aussie actor Eric Bana, »
- Craig Hunter
Will Cory Monteith sing for a pair of narcotics detectives? We'll have to wait and see.
The "Glee" star is going to get to play the bad guy as he's been booked for the old-school cop thriller, "McCanick," according to Variety.
"McCanick" stars David Morse as Eugene 'Mack' McCanick, a narc who gets caught up in a web of paranoia and violence after a young criminal (Monteith) is released from prison. Over the course of a day, McCanick and his partner (Brandon Routh) track down the ex-con, who holds the key to something dark and nasty from McCanick's past.
The film is being described as a throwback to the gritty cop thrillers of the '70s such as "Dirty Harry" and "The French Connection" as it tells its mythic character-driven tale of revenge and obsession.
First of all, this sounds awesome. Second of all, bonus points for casting Finn Hudson from "Glee" as the villain. »
- Bryan Enk
Elevator based thrills ensue in Stig Svendsen's 'Elevator' (of course!) when a group of strangers trapped in a lift try to uncover which one of them is concealing a bomb. Director Svendsen shoots from a script penned by 'December Boys' scribe Marc Rosenberg and Inception Media Group is releasing it onto DVD from 21 August in the Us. The thriller stars Christopher Backus ('Among Friends'), John Getz ('The Social Network'), Shirley Knight, Michael Mercurio, Amanda Pace, Rachel Pace, Devin Ratray, Joey Slotnick, Tehmina Sunny and Waleed Zuaiter along with Icelandic hottie Anita Briem -below ('Journey to the Center of the Earth', 'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night'). Check out the plot and DVD artwork below. The flick arrives on DVD here in the UK from 3 September. »
Here’s a full-length, restricted trailer for French Dead Shadows sci-fi horror hybrid that will be screening at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18th. Dead Shadows is a scaly little French film, the directorial debut of David Cholewa set in Paris, of course. A damned weird film feature a tentacle sex scene, violence aplenty and [...]
Continue reading New Trailer for Dead Shadows Sci-Fi Horror on FilmoFilia.
- Nick Martin
Director: Kevin Munroe. Writers: Thomas Dean Donnelly Joshua Oppenheimer, and Tiziano Sclavi. Cast: Brandon Routh, Anita Briem and Sam Huntington. Brandon Routh is one of those actors who shot up the ladder of fame thanks to Superman Returns. In Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, he's a sleuth, another comic-book hero, who tries to be slicker than oil. But he is hardly Dick Tracy as far as how this movie goes. Some fun can be found with this product, especially with the effects work, but these monsters do not try to stand out. The movie is just as good as The Spirit, and both are catering to a very select market. The colours used on the hero's costume makes for some simple motifs, but unlike previous films, it is not used to great effect. Instead, it is just a schtick, like how Clark Kent wore his clothes in "Smallville." At the same time, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ed Sum)
There is nothing like an outstanding short film. You get all the perks of a feature without having to dedicate two hours to the thing. And BenDavid Grabinski has a star-studded short for you entitled Cost of Living.
Starring no less than Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Dylan Dog: Dead of Night) and Bret Harrison ("V," "Reaper" and "Breaking In"), Cost of Living is a cool look at the day-to-day life of a pair of security guards who are just about fed up with their current positions.
If you like what you see, check out the official Cost of Living website .
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- Doctor Gash
Wow, we're already a month into 2012. Can you believe it? Hell, it seems like yesterday when we were looking forward to the New Year. Now, we're already 1/12 of the way done with it! Despite how fast it feels at the current moment, years are actually pretty damn long. Because of this, it's pretty easy to forgot about mediocre films. A year after the fact, I always gawk in amazement that certain films came out the year previously. It seemed like such a long time ago, yet it's only been twelve months. Below is fifteen of these films, the unsung losers of 2011. They may not be bad...but they are certainly forgetable.
This Nicolas Cage disaster began the year of 2011 with a whimper. Other than Ron Perlman head butting a demon (which should be in every movie, btw), no one can remember a damn thing about this film. »
- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)
A new character featurette has been released online that focuses on Snow, the cynical, ascerbic, wrongly-convicted anti-hero played by Guy Pearce at the center of Lock-Out — or Ms One: Maximum Security, as it's called in France — the new sci-fi movie co-written (with first-time feature co-directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger) and produced by Luc Besson (The Transporter, Columbiana) that takes place in a prison orbiting the earth.
When the president's daughter (Maggie Grace) gets trapped aboard the prison following a riot, Snow is offered his freedom in exchange for her safe return. Of course, the chances of Snow safely infiltrating the orbiting prison, fending off the deadliest-of-deadly inmates who now have the run of the prison, and finding the president's daughter are slim-to-none, but those are just the kind of odds that a "badass" like Snow can get behind. In fact, compared to his incarceration, he considers the job a "dream vacaction. »
- BrentJS Sprecher
This year has seen a fair number of superhero films and other comic book adaptations on the big screen, including two sparkly new releases from Marvel and a reinvigoration of the X-Men franchise that surprised many jaded fans.
But which were the heroes and which were the zeros? Here we take a look back at this year's releases and check out the facts and figures for each one.
The year began with The Green Hornet, a crimefighter who originated in 1930s radio serials before moving into film serials, TV and comics.
After a couple of other studios had earlier attempted to get a new movie off the ground, Sony delivered its action-comedy take with Seth Rogen in the title role, Asian pop star Jay Chou as sidekick Kato and Michel Gondry directing.
The end result was a lot of fun, though with too much of Rogen's dorky comedy, too many »
- David Bentley
We've seen a rise in monster hunters lately. Going back to the unforgettable Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer a few years ago, we've recently had Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and of course those crazy kids over at "Death Valley." Now a new slayer of evil is looking to make a name for himself ... and he comes from a very impressive family. Gorehounds, meet Tim Helsing.
I Am Tim is currently gearing up to begin filming its third season; however, first creator Jamie McKeller is looking to get everyone caught up with Seasons 1 and 2 before he brings you Season 3 later this year. Below is a trailer for the series, compiling action from the battles Helsing has encountered thus far.
The series stars McKeller at Tim with James Rotchell, Jennifer E. Jordan, Owen Lean, Tom Cockram (…I know…) and Richard Massara. Simon P. Fisher heads up the F/X team. We've already bookmarked the official website, »
- Doctor Gash
11 items from 2012
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