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Experience action-packed terror as two men race against the clock to stop a horde of rabid killers as their city descends into apocalyptic madness in the pulse-pounding thriller, Cell, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on September 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand.
Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, the film stars John Cusack (Love & Mercy) alongside Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy). Cell was directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. The home entertainment release of Cell contains audio commentary with the director and a look behind the scenes of the film in the “To Cell and Back” featurette. The Cell Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to »
- Movie Geeks
Here’s the plot.
In this highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling apocalyptic thriller, John Cusack (1408), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) star as one of the few survivors of a murderous epidemic fending off bloodthirsty predators who have been dangerously re-programmed to kill by a mysterious worldwide phone signal.
Also starring Stacy Keach (American History X) and Lloyd Kaufman (Tromeo and Juliet), produced by Richard Saperstein (Seven, 1408) and Michael Benaroya (Margin Call, Lawless) and directed by Tod ‘Kip’ Williams (Paranormal Activity 2, The Door in the Floor), Cell is a frightening new story from The Master of Horror.
Cell premieres at »
- Paul Heath
Shudder, the horror streaming service backed by AMC Networks, continues its guest curator initiative with a new collection by world-renowned director of such horror films as Orphan and House of Wax, Jaume Collet-Serra. Collet-Serra’s most recent and highlyanticipated thriller The Shallows, starring Blake Lively, made a splash in theatres last weekend. Collet-Serra has chosen five …
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Known for his films such as “Orphan” and “House of Wax,” Collet-Serra’s collection includes unique films that have impacted and influenced his career. He is the fifth guest curator invited to craft his own list, following Alan Palomo, Robert Eggers, Alexandre Aja and Karyn Kusama.
Below are the 5 horror films Collett-Serra wants you to stream, with quotes provided by the helmer himself, courtesy of Shudder.
“Time travel movies are an impossible conundrum, but ‘Timecrimes’ excels at it. Vigalondo successfully simplified a very complex subject and wove it into a narrative that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Adding the fact that no special effects were used, »
- Liz Calvario
Tim George Jul 14, 2016
B-Movies. Exploitation flicks. Genre cinema. Someone has to make them, and here is a list compiling the best of the today’s crop of filmmakers who are unabashed in their love of genres, and have honed their talents producing enjoyable and sometimes great B-Movies. While all the movies they make may not be great, do not dismiss them. The seeds of great things are contained in their filmographies, and it would come as no surprise if one or two of these guys are able to attain the same heights as luminaries like Hill, Carpenter, Craven and Corman.
One of the most consistent directors of mid level Hollywood genre fare, Collet-Serra has quietly turned into a solid genre filmmaker without too »
You gotta hand it to director Jaume Collet-Serra. In just a little over eleven years behind the camera, he’s been responsible for three really strong modern horror classics—2005’s House of Wax (I’ll humbly defend this one to the bitter end, folks), Orphan, and now The Shallows, which has Blake Lively facing off against a deadly oceanic predator for 87 minutes. Taut, thrilling, and viciously fun, The Shallows is a great summer thriller that perfectly demonstrates the truth of that old adage: sometimes less truly is more.
The Shallows follows free-spirited Nancy (Lively) down to a secluded and mysterious beach in Mexico after recently taking a leave from medical school due to the untimely loss of her mother. Nancy is looking to take in some waves and get away from it all, so she heads out to an area her mother once surfed years ago—a place we don »
- Heather Wixson
Like Tom Hanks (Cast Away), Sandra Bullock (Gravity) and husband Ryan Reynolds (Buried) before her, The Shallows' Blake Lively is joining the relatively small group of actors who have appeared alone on screen for the majority of a movie. "It was super intimidating, which is one of the reasons I wanted to do it," Lively told People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview. "An isolation film is, I think, one of the greatest undertakings you can take as an actor because it's all you, and it seems like a terrible idea, »
- Gerrad Hall
Identity crisis. Airplane hijinks. Killer sharks. Is there a common thread here? “All my movies have a concept,” director Jaume Collet-Serra recently explained to IndieWire when asked about how his latest film, “The Shallows,” fits into his oeuvre of thrillers like “Non-Stop” and “Unknown.”
This time around, however, the Catalan filmmaker had much bigger fish to fry than “it takes place all in one night” or “everything happens on a plane,” as the Blake Lively-starring nail-biter features a single beach-set location, a compressed timeline and a giant, very angry shark.
Set entirely on a secluded beach in Mexico, “The Shallows” stars Blake Lively as the resourceful Nancy, who has sought out the isolated surf spot because it’s the place that her recently deceased mother loved when she was younger. What starts as a personal pilgrimage swiftly becomes a bloody fight for survival when a rogue shark attacks Nancy, »
- Kate Erbland
With The Shallows, director Jaume Collet-Serra may have taken on his biggest challenge yet as a filmmaker. The director of Orphan, Non-Stop, and Run All Night made a film primarily set on the water, featuring an entirely CG antagonist, a great white shark, and a co-star that’s a seagull, whom Blake Lively‘s character names Steven Seagull. All these factors added up […]
- Jack Giroux
As Jean-Luc Godard famously never said: “All you need for a movie is a girl and a great white shark.” “The Shallows” presupposes is that adding a cute seagull, a rotting whale, and a few GoPro cameras to the mix probably doesn’t hurt. Unequivocally the best shark movie since “Jaws” (yes, even better than “Open Water” and “Deep Blue Sea”), this back-to-basics thriller either eliminates or reclaims all of the excess and gimmickry that have watered down the genre since Steven Spielberg first invented it — there’s only one killer fish, she’s shot in beautiful 2D, and it doesn’t appear as though the beast has developed the ability to swim backwards as the result of reckless genetic modifications. The film flirts with found-footage, but only in small and supremely effective doses; the shark is a digital effect, but a glorious one whose artificiality is only clear in »
- David Ehrlich
The giant dorsal fin of Steven Spielberg‘s “Jaws” casts a shadow on every other movie about human beings facing off against deadly sharks in the ocean. And while “Jaws” transcended its genre trappings to become art, “The Shallows” is a rousing, effective B-movie, and that’s an art in and of itself. Director Jaume Collet-Serra isn’t a household name — in most non-Catalan-speaking households, anyway — but he’s a modern master of popcorn thrills. From the oh-no-you-didn’t twist of “Orphan” and the shameless horror of the “House of Wax” remake, to Liam Neeson‘s best post-“Taken” movies (“Unknown, »
- Alonso Duralde
With its lean script, clever construction and arresting cinematography, this crass-on-paper bikini movie turns out to be a minor masterpiece
So much of our best trash ends up in the ocean. Jaume Collet-Serra, the Spanish film-maker whose shimmering, cool approach made the dopey horror flick Orphan something of a must-see, serves up a minor, silly masterpiece with The Shallows. Without an ounce of body fat on its script, the timing for this refreshing splash couldn’t be better, coming as it does during a deadening summer of flabby sequels. For a slick 87 minutes, The Shallows delivers on its promise: Blake Lively, in a bikini, fighting a shark.
If you haven’t already opened a new browser to immediately buy yourself a ticket, I’ll continue. Nancy (Lively), photographed in a golden haze, bums a lift from an unseen Mexican resort to a “secret” beach. Her travelling companion has stayed behind, »
- Jordan Hoffman
Welcome to another “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. We wrote last week that this summer has seen very little originality, and this week continues that trend as another sequel to a beloved film finally hits theaters. The Will Smith-less Independence Day: Resurgence debuts twenty years after the original became a summer blockbuster phenomenon. There are two original films hitting screens this week as well, the Matthew McConaughey starring Free State of Jones and the Blake Lively versus shark thriller The Shallows.
What we are excited about:
Independence Day is one of the more beloved summer blockbusters of the last twenty years, and there have always been murmurs of a sequel for some time now. Fans have been patiently waiting, and after twenty years, the wait is finally over. It does seem like the perfect time to release another »
- Scott Davis
“In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.”
- Tamika Jones
John Cusack has made 17 films in four years. We've found the ones that have gone all-but straight to DVD and watched them...
John Cusack is a bit of a Hollywood oddity. There’s no pattern to the type of movie he will choose to do, so he’s always kept us on our toes. Sure, he’ll make a dumb action movie, but that will often afford him the chance to make a few smaller gambles later on. Up until the last few years he’s played the system very well, but recently his ethic appears to have, um, waned? A little?
Since the heady days of Say Anything and Sixteen Candles he’s come to represent a sort of slightly weird-looking, awkwardly charming, offbeat everyman that men aged 18-49 can look at and go 'me'” - which is fine. There’s a place for that, as »
Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, Run All Night) will be directing from a screenplay written by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi. He will co-executive-produce alongside partner Juan Sola from his own Ombra Films production house, with Studiocanal’s Ron Halpern and The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman co-producing.
Collet-Serra - whose new film, The Shallows, is heading to cinemas shortly, has worked with both Farmiga and Neeson before. In Orphan, Farmiga played the adoptive mother of a doll-faced but demonic little girl, while Neeson traded his desk job for a high-altitude nightmare in Non-Stop and regained consciousness from a coma to »
Hot off the back of The Conjuring 2, Vera Farmiga is saddling up to co-star alongside action hero du jour Liam Neeson in Lionsgate and StudioCanal’s thriller The Commuter. News of Farmiga’s casting arrives via Deadline, the same outlet that also revealed that the film would mark the fourth collaboration between Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra. After kicking ass for the filmmaker in Unknown, Run All Night, and Non-Stop, Neeson’s still game for more.
As for Farmiga, she previously worked with the helmer on Orphan, and now finds herself in just as intriguing a predicament for The Commuter. She plays a “mysterious woman” who approaches Liam Neeson’s character on board a commuter train and proposes an “enticing opportunity” for him that has potentially dire circumstances should he accept.
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Off the bat it shares more than a passing similarity to Alfred Hitchcock »
- Gem Seddon
Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi wrote the script for Studiocanal and the Picture Company. Shooting is expected to start this summer.
“The Commuter” centers on a businessman caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Farmiga will play a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an »
- Dave McNary
On June 24th, Blake Lively is going to be stranded in paradise after getting attacked by a great white. Lovely and Orphan and House of Wax‘s Jaume Collet-Serra talk about surviving The Shallows in this new featurette. In the taut thriller The Shallows, penned by Tony Jaswinski, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked […] »
“In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
The post Watch a New Clip from The Shallows appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Tamika Jones
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