9 items from 2015
It’s no ordinary case of demonic possession that rouses the attention of the Catholic Church in “The Vatican Tapes” — more like the sort of full-on egg-vomiting, eyeball-gouging spiritual meltdown that suggests the Antichrist herself now walks among us. And director Mark Neveldine, who is no master of dread but a dab hand at dispensing regular shocks, brings an undeniable lunatic conviction to this cheaply derivative religio-horror freakout, while running up the sort of abnormally high body count you’d expect from a “Die Hard” sequel rather than an occult thriller. Silly, screechy and eminently watchable, this thrifty horror exorcise (er, exercise) could yield decent theatrical profit for Pantelion Films, and might turn even more heads in VOD play.
While the original 2009 Black List-selected screenplay (written by Chris Morgan and Michael C. Martin) took the form of a found-footage movie, the filmmakers wisely opted to buck that overdone genre trend. »
- Justin Chang
Never underestimate the determination of a filmmaker, as it's one of the most powerful creative forces in the world. It's what's kept Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote alive long enough to become an Amazon project, and it's also what might net us a new Hellboy film . provided Pacific Rim 2 pulls down the cash to warrant it. Most importantly, at least when it comes to the duo commonly known as Neveldine/Taylor, it's what might bring Chev Chelios back for one more round of jacked up carnage in Crank 3! Screen Crush recently interviewed one half of the directing collective that brought us the first two entries in the Crank series, as well as Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Mark Neveldine. With his new film The Vatican Tapes due for release this Friday, it seemed like a good time to catch up with the first time »
Djimon Hounsou co-stars with Michael Pena and Dougray Scott in Lakeshore Entertainment’s horror/thriller "The Vatican Tapes," which will be released this Friday, July 24. The film centers on a leaked video tape that reveals a Vatican exorcism gone very, very awry. Hounsou plays a Vatican official called in to exorcise the demon. Mark Neveldine ("Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance") directed the film, from a script penned by Christopher Borrelli, with revisions by Michael C. Martin and director Neveldine. Kathleen Robertson, Peter Andersson, Olivia Dudley, John Patrick Amedori, Alex »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Having made his mark as one part of the Neveldine/Taylor filmmaking duo (co-directors of Crank, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance), Mark Neveldine’s first solo effort, the Michael Peña-led good vs. evil film The Vatican Tapes, is set to possess horror audiences when it hits theaters this July 24th, via Pantelion Films. The official one sheet and trailer for the demonic horror film has made its way online, and judging from the trailer, it looks like Neveldine is applying the same breakneck speed, frantic pacing that he and Taylor have become quite well known for executing in their films. I’m curious to see how he does as a solo director, and this could very well be quite the entertaining possession flick.
- Jerry Smith
Gary Collinson on the 2015 superhero box office showdown…
Revisiting Last Year’S Predictions
Before we turn our attention to this year’s line-up of superhero movies, we’ll start as always by casting our eye back twelve months to last year’s predictions, as Marvel continued the build to Avengers: Age of Ultron with Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as launching the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy, Fox brought together its two X-Men timelines for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sony killed the Spider-Man franchise (again) with The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Last Year’s Prediction - “As for the biggest earner of the year, I can’t look past The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and I expect the sequel to pull in around $700 million, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past with around $550 – $600 million apiece (if »
- Gary Collinson
An ancient evil is unleashed in a trailer for The Vatican Tapes.
The horror movie depicts a demonic reckoning, thousands of years in the making, manifesting itself in modern times.
The Vatican Tapes opens on May 22 in the Us. No UK release date has been set. »
"You tell them I am here." Adding more demonic exorcism and found footage to the growing pile of tired horror is the new trailer for The Vatican Tapes. However, the film seems to employ a mix of found footage and basic narrative filmmaking as it follows a young woman (Olivia Taylor Dudley) possessed by some kind of dark force that catches local priest Father Lozano (Michael Pena) off guard, prompting him to call in experts from The Vatican to help. But what they encounter is far more sinister than any average demon as it appears the antichrist has arrived. It's another typical exorcism horror thriller. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Mark Neveldine's The Vatican Tapes, originally from Yahoo: The Vatican Tapes is directed by Mark Neveldine (co-director Crank, Gamer, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) and written by Christopher Borrelli (The Marine 2). The horror film follows the »
- Ethan Anderton
Mark Neveldine (Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) is going solo for the first time in his feature directorial career as his frequent directorial partner, Brian Taylor, is sitting this one out. The movie is The Vatican Tapes, a PG-13 thriller Lionsgate has slated for a May 22 release. The story follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes (Olivia Dudley) an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozano (Michael Pena), examines Holmes and believes she is possessed, but when Vicar Imani (Djimon Hounsou) and Cardinal Bruun (Peter Andersson) are called from the Vatican to exorcise the demon, it proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined. The first trailer for the movie has just been released, give it a peek below and let's hear your thoughts in the comments. »
- Brad Brevet
It’s a wonderful time to be a TV-binging comic book fan. In fact, if you were a little tactical about your viewing habits (and not too fussy in your Marvel/DC preference), we’re approaching a state where you could probably fill an ‘all the soap operas’ shaped hole in your schedule every day with the stuff of capes, cowls and crime-fighting.
Of course, we already have Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Walking Dead and – for now – Constantine gracing our schedules. Of those, Arrow, The Flash and The Walking Dead have already been picked up for further seasons, as well. With the exception of Constantine, we wouldn’t be too surprised to hear the rest renewed too.
The fun doesn’t stop there. »
9 items from 2015
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