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Today we have the trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller "The 5th Wave," starring Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Liev Schreiber, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston and Alex Roe. Check it out below. Plot: Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie (Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. The new movie is directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) and is set to hit theaters on January 15th, 2016. Trailer: »
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While American comic books have struggled for legitimacy as adult entertainment for decades, their Japanese counterparts have long enjoyed acceptance as legitimate elements of mainstream culture. So while the American comic book movie only properly took off in the last fifteen years, jidaigeki adaptations of popular manga have been a staple of Japanese pulp cinema since the early 1970s. The best of these remains Lady Snowblood, director Toshiya Fujita’s two part revenge opera of a woman checking off a kill list of the gangsters who killed her family and left her for dead. Any familiarity to Kill Bill is entirely intentional, with multiple visuals, soundtrack elements and plot points lifted whole cloth by Tarantino. But even for those only familiar with the update, Fujita’s films remain feats of hard edged efficiency, actress Meiko Kaji a goddess of death in a world of opposing colors and sudden violence. »
Since squaring off against a fleet of souped-up vigilantes in Kick-Ass and wreaking revenge on the popular crowd in Carrie, Chloe Grace Moretz has established herself as a force to be reckoned with. Coupled with a recent supporting turn in Clouds Of Sils Maria that brought out the manipulative savage within, and it’s safe to say that she’s at her best when playing characters who rage against the system. For her next outing, young adult adaptation The 5th Wave, she’s up against her biggest opponent yet — aliens.
Based on Rick Yancey’s novel, the film casts Moretz as Cassie, a 16-year old who grows up during a time when Earth is under constant attack from an unknown race of marauding aliens. Each cycle of which is called a ‘wave.’ The first wiped out their power, the second brought down the fury of mother nature’s wrath, the »
- Gem Seddon
Set in rural France (but shot for the most part here in the UK) Road Games sees hitchhiker Jack rescues Véronique from a road rage altercation. Alone on the road the twosome decide to travel together for safety’s sake after learning a serial killer is cutting a murderous swathe through the region. Tired and hungry they decide against their better judgment to take up an offer to stay the night at a mysterious elderly couple’s mansion…
It’s safe to say the story in Road Games is actually a well-worn trope of the horror genre – so much so that my suspicions about where the film was headed was all but confirmed way before the big reveal (that may also be because I’ve seen way too many horror films »
- Phil Wheat
Cinema Retro has received the following press release:
Rahway International Film Festival Is Now Three Days Of All New Independent Films, Seminars, And Parties
Rahway, NJ – July 9, 2015 - Rahway, New Jersey's premier film festival, The Third Annual Rahway International Film Festival returns on August 28-30, 2015 at Ucpac's Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts.
This year’s lineup is full of brilliant films spanning 12 different countries, featuring stars like Juno Temple (Maleficent, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Evan Peters (American Horror Story, Kick-Ass) and Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, Big Daddy). A highlight of this year’s festival is the introduction of feature length films in addition to the standard short films program, plus a special Saturday night outdoor screening.
The mission of the Rahway International Film Festival is to provide an opportunity for artists worldwide to showcase works that educate, inspire equality, empathy and awareness through film. In keeping with equality, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
The original Marvel Comics' 'Zemo' was one of the top scientists in the Third Reich, creating weapons of mass destruction...
... including a large-scale death ray cannon, a disintegration pistol and androids of considerable strength and invulnerability, resulting in Zemo becoming one of the most reviled figures throughout Europe.
In an attempt to regain a level of anonymity, Zemo began wearing a reddish-pink hood over his face as he continued to build weapons.
His scientific breakthroughs also included 'Adhesive X', which after a confrontation with Captain America, bonded to his face, quickly seeping inside and permanently attaching the hood to his flesh, preventing Zemo from ever removing his hood.
His sons and direct descendants also picked up the name of 'Zemo' as they continued the original villain's penchant for destruction. »
- Michael Stevens
I've made my affections for Nicolas Cage no secret on this site. It's a love ironic and not. I truly believe the actor can command a strong performance when given a chance, even today despite the rantings of those who believe otherwise -- I'll point to Joe and the first Kick-Ass to back my case. Even when he's bad, though, his odd fixture usually remains alluring. The mannerisms, delivery and personality traits he gives to his characters are entirely his own, and only occasionally does that not work in his favor with regards to entertainment, like in last week's The Runner. His most insane performances, from The Wicker Man to Vampire's Kiss, are not always celebrated but they're sure-as-hell remembered, and that's the case for the actor as well. Talking to Time about his filmography while promoting his aforementioned new political drama, the kookier and/or more emotionally demanding roles »
- Will Ashton
So here we are, smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer (and if you don’t get that little saying, try lying out on the sidewalk in 100-degree heat for 15 minutes or so, like Fido does, and see if a light bulb doesn’t go off). The dogs are often howling in movie theaters too—at times it seems as though August has replaced January in the hearts of moviegoers as the dumping ground for pictures not really worthy of our attention (or a serious investment in the marketing department). Movies like Pixels and Fantastic Four have their perverse fascination—just how bad can they possibly be? Both were greeted with reviews so scathing and unyielding in their acidity that studio heads can only pray nothing in October, November or December will be perceived as worse, and I have to admit a certain curiosity. But that »
- Dennis Cozzalio
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with The Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to Mossy Bottom Farm.
Shaun The Sheep Movie powers through visual puns, sight gags and rollicking plot twists to arrive at a hard-won realization: there’s no place like home.
As there is no dialogue from any of the characters, the music plays such an important role in the movie. That’s where the fantastic, colorful score from composer Ilan Eshkeri comes in.
Complete with the Shaun the Sheep theme, lively cues, and songs, including the award-friendly “Feels Like Summer” song, Eshkeri score is a wonderful soundtrack for a very funny film.
Eshkeri’s recent film work includes Still Alice, »
- Michelle McCue
Mark Millar, the creator of "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman: The Secret Service" has revealed that his next film will be based on his comic book series "Nemesis", that will now be developed and released by Warner Bros:
"Nemesis", the 4-issue Icon comic book series, written by Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven, will be the next film from a screenplay by Joe Carnahan ("Narc"), that Millar describes as "fantastic."
"Morrow has his family put in protective custody, as Nemesis hijacks 'Air Force One' over the District of Columbia, taking the president hostage..."
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- Michael Stevens
'Fantastic Four' 2015: Miles Teller as Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic. Box office: 'Fantastic Four' 2015 bombs, 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' to pass $100 million mark Derided by critics and fans alike, 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four is about to become one of 2015's domestic box office bombs. After earning a paltry $11.3 million on Friday – including Thursday evening shows – the Josh Trank-directed, Fox-meddled (and -muddled?) Marvel superhero flick will likely gross less than even the most modest, downgraded expectations. In fact, don't be too surprised if the Christopher McQuarrie-Tom Cruise actioner Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation tops the North American box office chart this weekend (Aug. 7-9, '15). Fox's only hope is that Fantastic Four lives up to its name at the international box office – despite the fact that this latest superhero entry is in old-fashioned 2D, whereas audiences in several key overseas markets prefer their »
- Zac Gille
It looks like pledge season is underway in Hollywood, and by pledge, we mean casting. Neighbors 2 is beginning to fill the sorority house that will be the source of conflict in next summer.s sequel to last summer.s breakout comedy hit. And the new sister is dope. Kiersey Clemons is now on board for the movie. The Hollywood Reporter has the story that Clemons, most recently of Sundance darling, Dope, which was released this past June, is on board and will be part of the sorority that moves in next door to stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. While most of the plot has been kept secret, we.ve seen the films subtitle listed as Sorority Rising and we know that Kick-Ass.s Hit Girl, Chloe Moretz, is already on board as the head of the house. In addition, Beanie Feldstein has also signed on for a role. »
With an impending election on the American horizon, it seems fitting for a few political dramas/thrillers/think pieces to start finding their way into cinemas. Everyone seems to have their own (correct) opinion in regards to political action these days, as social media and journalistic “investigation” only strengthen everyone’s singular voice. But with so many other poignant political assessments already logged in Hollywood’s catalog, it’s hard to find much weight in the issues that Austin Stark’s The Runner raises. It’s an oil-spill-gone-worse scenario that’s more about a struggling politician than White House corruption itself, led by a tormented Nicolas Cage in one of his better roles of the last few years (sans Kick-Ass, Joe, and of course, Drive Angry). Yet, by the film’s conclusion, no new ground finds itself covered.
- Matt Donato
From the director of the brilliant, inventive Chronicle, the producers of X-Men and Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service), on board as creative consultant, comes Fantastic Four, a reboot of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby‘s comic book series that started all of the way back in 1961. With that amount of creative talent on board, we’re in for something quite special… right? Unfortunately not.
I’ve heard the words ‘best super-hero movie of the year,’ and some other really quite positive things said about Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four over the past few days. I’ve also heard some quite negative stuff said about his movie, one which the distributors failed to show international critics until the last-minute on its week »
- Paul Heath
Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four is released into Irish cinemas today (our American friends, will have to wait till Friday), and to mark the event, Fox have released these pretty cool Doom (Toby Kebbell) related pieces. First up is a pretty intense clip featuring Doom using his powers in an incredibly violent and bloody fashion (this was a lot more than I was expecting from the movie). It's also our first proper look at the villain, so well done to Fox on not spoiling this till the very end. This was followed by this awesome poster done by legendary comic book artist Bryan Hitch, who is no stranger to Marvel’s First Family, providing the art for Mark Millar’s (creator of Kick-Ass) run on the book. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The history of cinema fuelled by fan fervour is generally an inglorious one, as anyone who has ever taken the time to view Snakes on a Plane or Iron Sky will be painfully aware. But everything about Deadpool, the first full trailer for which has just hit the web, suggests a deliberately outrageous antihero-superhero movie which could be about to buck that longstanding trend.
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- Ben Child
Mark Millar isn't happy about having to pay the BBC licence fee.
The writer of Kick-Ass and The Secret Service responded to the backlash from fans of Top Gear, who are unhappy about having to pay an annual fee to watch Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's new show.
He wrote on Twitter: "People gasping at £70 a year for Amazon prime/ Top Gear, but I pay £145 a year for BBC shows I don't watch & go to court if I don't pay."
The message prompted a number of replies, both for and against the licence fee, with fans of Doctor Who and Sherlock quick to defend how the money is spent.
"I have an old soul," said Moretz, "so I can understand things that I don't think a lot of people can at my age."
"'Feminism', to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself.
"Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can't have blonde hair. They want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out.
"Or I'm too skinny, so, like, 'Eat a cheeseburger.' I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I'm, like, a born feminist..."
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- Michael Stevens
If you are doing a follow-up to the 2014 comedy hit Neighbors, of course you're going to want it to be a little different. The sequel is planning just that as it gets officially titled Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. And next year, after battling a couple of raunchy Frat Boys, Seth Rogen and his on-screen wife Rose Byrne are going to be going to war with the mother of all Sorority sisters, Chloe Moretz, who confirms herself as the female lead.
Seth Rogen spent the final half of 2014 in the news for his controversial comedy The Interview. A terrorist group demanded the film be canceled, taking responsibility for the massive Sony hack that saw quite a few embarrassing emails leaked. While the movie did decent numbers after it was officially released in a handful of independent theaters and on VOD, Seth Rogen found greater success early in the summer with Neighbors. »
Even though Chloe Grace Moretz has been taking very mature roles throughout her career as a young actress, she’s now 18 years old, and it looks like her first movie as an official adult will have her causing some trouble in college. The star of Kick-Ass, Let Me In and If I Stay has just […]
- Ethan Anderton
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