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Did you know that Brian Trenchard-Smith's classic Ozploitation film, Turkey Shoot, has been remade into a modern action film starring Dominic Purcell (Killer Elite, Prison Break), Viva Bianca (Spartacus) and Robert Taylor? Me neither.
Packed with mayhem, stunts, and special effects, Elimination Game (still Turkey Shoot in some parts of the world) is said to be "a warped reflection of the global fascination with increasingly brutal reality-television competition game shows."
In the wake of a shocking civilian massacre in a foreign war zone, disgraced Navy Seal Rick Tyler is sentenced to rot in a maximum security military prison until he is offered the opportunity to put his life on the line to win his freedom. A one-man force o [Continued ...] »
*Updated* The month of June has a spectacular variety of horror and sci-fi titles arriving on VOD that make for a ton of opportunities for fans to beat the summer heat from the comfort of your own living room, all while catching up on some great films. Rodney Ascher’s latest terrifying sleep paralysis documentary, The Nightmare, is getting a release courtesy of Gravitas Ventures, Dark Sky Films is unleashing Ted Geoghegan’s We Are Still Here in early June and the latest from iconic director Joe Dante—Burying the Ex—digs its way onto VOD via Image Entertainment.
Amigo Undead (Gravitas Ventures) - June 2nd
Amigo Undead is a horror/comedy that begins when Kevin Ostrowski, a straight laced financial adviser, is invited to his ne’er do well older brother Norm’s 40th birthday party. It takes some arm twisting, but the free-wheelin’ Norm eventually convinces his brother »
- Heather Wixson
Blake Lively and Jason Clarke are already at the top of the cast, and now All I See Is You has another confirmed cast member. Yvonne Strahovski (24: Live Another Day, Dexter, Chuck) has joined Marc Forster's psychological drama.Forster wrote the script for this one with Sean Conway and it finds him back in the sort of brain-tickling thriller territory he explored with 2005’s Stay, rather than the blockbuster terrain of World War Z. All I See Is You involves Lively as a blind woman whose sight is restored. But while that would surely count as a reason for celebration, her repaired vision means she can now see all the undiscovered details about herself, her husband (Clarke), her marriage and their lives together. Strahovski will be playing Lively's best friend. She's probably best known at the moment for the TV credits we mentioned above, but she's also had feature experience in Killer Elite, »
Twilight Time is celebrating its 4th anniversary with a major promotion that sees some of their limited edition titles reduced in price through April 3. These are the titles on sale.
Retail price point: $24.95
Bell, Book, And Candle
Retail price point: $19.95
Roots Of Heaven
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
The Voice UK topped the ratings on its first Sunday outing this year, overnight data reveals.
The BBC One talent show's final Knockout Rounds were seen by an average audience of 7.46 million viewers (31.9%) at 7.45pm, up from Saturday's 6.99m (31.9%).
Earlier, Countryfile brought in 6.17m (30.1%) at 6.45pm, while Poldark dropped around 400,000 to 6.56m (28.2%) at 9pm. Match of the Day 2 scored 2.59m (23.9%) at 10.35pm.
On BBC Two, Pompidou amused 665k (3.5%) at 6.30pm, followed by Comic Relief - The Best Bits with 1.20m (5.7%) at 7pm.
ITV's The Chase entertained 3.34m (16.9%) at 6.30pm (161k/0.7% on +1), while Off Their Rockers tickled 3.19m (14.4%) at 7.30pm.
International actuals took their time arriving after the long holiday weekend in the U.S. Most studios have now reported, and in some cases have included grosses through Monday. There were no massive fluctuations, but some of the Oscar nominees including The Theory Of Everything, Boyhood and Birdman enjoyed nice bumps in holdover markets. Figures have also been added below for Jason Statham’s Wild Card, which opened to a strong hand in France, two weeks ahead of its domestic debut.
Figures for the above films have been updated below along with: Taken 3, Seventh Son, Big Hero 6, Penguins Of Madagascar, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, American Sniper, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Ouija, Blackhat, Dumb And Dumber To, Horrible Bosses, Honig Im Kopf, Gone Girl, Let’s Be Cops, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
6 items from 2015
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