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'Rapture-Palooza' is the new comedy horror feature from 'Seperation City' director Paul Middleditch. It seems 2013 is the year for humourous sideways views of the apocalypse and 'Rapture-Palooza' is no different. Although the new one-sheet that has just been revealed is painfully unfunny and is greatly reminiscent of the poster for Harold Ramis's 2000 comedy redo 'Bedazzled'. Still, there's a whole host of comedy talent on the cards including Craig Robinson ('Hot Tub Time Machine'), Rob Corddry ('Warm Bodies'), Ken Jeong ('The Hangover'), Tyler Labine ('Tucker and Dale vs Evil') and Paul Scheer ('Piranha 3Dd'). The sexy Anna Kendrick -below ('Up in the Air') and John Francis Daley play a couple left behind during the heavenly rapture only to end up living alongside the Devil. Robinson also stars in Seth Rogen's upcoming end of the world »
Rob Corddry ('Hot Tub Time Machine') and Leslie Bibb ('7500') star an an expecting couple in new horror-comedy 'Hell Baby'. The new project from 'Reno 911' co-creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant is set to hit VOD and have a limited theatrical run stateside this coming Fall/Autumn. A new simplistic teaser one-sheet has been revealed for the feature giving us a peek at the 'Hell Baby' resting, and what appears to be rocking, inside his mommy's belly. Rob Huebel ('The Descendants'), Paul Scheer ('Piranha 3Dd'), Riki Lindhome ('The Last House on the Left'), Keegan-Michael Key ('Key and Peele') as well as Lennon and Garan also star. Check out the new poster below. »
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 6, Episode 6 of AMC's "Mad Men," titled "For Immediate Release."
In the most recent "Mad Men" episode, Panabaker played Daisy McCluskey, a flight attendant that was sleeping with Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and ended up proving helpful when it came to Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (and Cutler Gleason & Chaough) nabbing the Chevy account.
The now 25-year-old Panabaker got her start doing Disney Channel Original movies like 2004's "Stuck in the Suburbs" (with current "Saturday Night Live" cast member Taran Killam) and "Read It and Weep," a 2006 Disney movie she did with her younger sister and fellow actress Kay Panabaker.
Watch her in the former below:
- Jaimie Etkin
For years, most moviegoers didn’t know the difference between green-band trailers (featuring content approved by the Motion Picture Assn. of America for “appropriate audiences”) and their “restricted” red-band counterparts (dubbed for the red slate that appears at the head of the trailer). At one point, studios nearly abandoned red-bands entirely, believing it wasn’t cost-effective to produce advertising that could only run in front of select R and Nc-17 features.
Today, thanks to the Internet, everyone seems to be jumping on the red-band wagon. From “This Is the End” to “Piranha 3Dd,” previews packed with violence, profanity, nudity and drug use instantly go viral after debuting online, encouraging marketing departments to craft edgier spots for the Web, where they can target extremely focused demographics. To appease the MPAA, sites “age-gate” the content — an ineffective honor system that requires users to enter their birthdates before viewing.
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- Peter Debruge
★☆☆☆☆ It was perhaps foolish to think that Bait (2012) might recall the raw menace of Stephen Spielberg's Jaws (1975) or Joe Dante's B-movie classic Piranha (1978). But Kimble Rendall's toothless horror is nothing of anything really: an underwater travesty which takes itself far too seriously and comes nowhere close to making the slightest contribution to the genre. Rendall has presumably lured the cast from 90210 to star in his film as a group of air-headed teens and shoppers, from Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga) to Julian McMahon, find themselves trapped inside a supermarket following a devastating tsunami.
While the clean-up on aisle five gets underway, the hapless Ozzies soon realise they aren't alone - a great white shark isn't satisfied with the reduced-to-clear items and is on the prowl for some flesh. If the team behind the Scary Movie franchise made a Jaws spoof, this is what it would look like. »
- CineVue UK
Even as Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012, Fox, PG) picked up Oscars for direction, cinematography, music and, crucially, visual effects, there was disgruntlement among the VFX effects team that their work on the movie had not been sufficiently recognised. Certainly, the digital wizardry is extraordinary, making the audience believe that they have been cast adrift on an endless ocean with a man-eating tiger, putting us right there in the lifeboat with the story's titular hero. All the more tragic, then, that Rhythm & Hues, which provided so much of the film's computer graphic magic, had filed for bankruptcy just before the Oscars, the latest victim of a downward spiral that had seen VFX artists become the most important but least valued craftspeople in Hollywood.
The irony, of course, is that visual effects are often at their best when unnoticed, and the real triumph of Life of Pi »
- Mark Kermode
For the majority of this trailer you’ll probably find yourself thinking this film looks like a Syfy knock-off of Piranha 3Dd but with a crocodile terrorizing a water park instead. Except this is no ordinary crocodile - it’s RoboCroc!
When a top-secret unmanned spacecraft disintegrates on re-entry, its mysterious military payload crash-lands in the crocodile habitat of a place called Adventure Land, a combination water park, amusement land and world-famous crocodile exhibit. Following its pre-programmed instructions, the payload – a next-generation nanotech-based combat drone – finds a host in the form of the park’s prize twenty-foot Australian Saltwater crocodile, Stella. She is the largest saltwater croc in captivity. Immediately upon infecting its host, the drone payload’s nanobots begin to transform Stella from an organic, living creature into a lethal killing machine with only a single directive: survival! Before Chief Zoo-keeper Tim Duffy and reptile biologist Jane Spencer are »
Reviewed By Rick O’Shea, MoreHorror.com
Directed by: Marcus Dunstan
Synopsis: After an ex-con escapes the clutches of a serial killer he’s blackmailed by a secret service operation to lead his previous captor to justice.
Review: From the opening credits The Collection ignites with pulse hammering action refusing to relent until the final sequence. The editing and cinematography are congruent in providing extraordinary degrees of exposition. We learn a great deal of the background to this story in very few short minutes. Newscasters around the dial are covering the grisly events transpired as a result of the killer. We as the audience are compelled to find out more about the circumstances unfolded, investing us deeper on a subconscious level into the film.
The killer is ominous, masked, silent and infernally ruthless like many other iconic figures in Slasher films. »
Last May, when David Hasselhoff was doing press for Piranha 3Dd he bitterly proclaimed to movieline that his Nick fury, from 1998's TV movie, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, was the "Ultimate" portrayal of the character. "“I love Sam Jackson, but you know… my Nick Fury was the organic Nick Fury that was written and discussed with Stan Lee before anyone got in there to change it. Nick Fury was written to be tongue-in-cheek, and he had a cigar in his mouth, he was a tough guy — he was cool. Stan Lee said, ‘You’re the ultimate Nick Fury. Avi Arad, when they bought it, said, ‘Don’t worry, you’re going to be the Nick Fury forever,’ and they lied. [Pause] But that happens to me all the time. That’s when you realize life isn’t fair." - David Hasselhoff While Samuel L. Jackson has played S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury in Iron Man, »
'The first movie sets up 'The Collector', the second movie is about 'The Collector's collection, and the third movie is about a couple of people he has collected'. Yes that's right folks forget numeric sequels these days its all about how we can twist a little word play to make new releases seem almost like an entirely different entity. Do numbers scare us? Crave Online have been chatting with writer/director Marcus Dunstan ('Saw 3D') who has been talking about a possible threequel to his and writing partner Patrick Melton's ('Piranha 3Dd') gruesome survival horror flick 'The Collector', called...you guessed it...'The Collected'. 'If we get a chance. It's already written, it's good to go...' says Dunstan. The duo are currently working on a script for 'God of War' so if and when a third entry »
I’ve got a strange, abusive relationship going on with the writing duo of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan right now because while I blindly follow their horror adventures time and time again, I’m not always left a happy camper. Sure, efforts like Feast, a highlight reel of their work throughout the Saw series, and The Collector made the horror fan inside me squeal with joy, but then there are the films like Piranha 3Dd, the less appealing moments tainting their Saw series work, and the squandered opportunities of the other two Feast movies which knock their fans right back into a failed B-Movie reality. Hit and miss seriously describes the two to a tee, so when I walked into a theatrical viewing of The Collection back in 2012, you better believe I had no bloody idea what to expect.
- Matt Donato
The upcoming horror comedy 'Hell Baby', which stars Rob Corddry ('Hot Tub Time Machine') and Leslie Bibb ('7500') trying to escape the clutches of their new demonic baby, has been picked up by Millennium Films for distribution across the Us. They'll be looking to unleash it onto VOD this coming Autumn/Fall and hoping to follow it up with a limited theatrical run thereafter. The movie is co-written and directed by comedy duo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garan of 'Reno 911' fame who also co-star in the flick as a pair of Vatican squaddies. Rob Huebel ('The Descendants'), Paul Scheer ('Piranha 3Dd'), Riki Lindhome ('The Last House on the Left') and Keegan-Michael Key ('Key and Peele') also star. »
The SXSW-screening black comedy-thriller Cheap Thrills has an intriguing cast — including David Koechner, Ethan Embry, Amanda Fuller, and Innkeepers costars Sara Paxton and Pat Healy — and what sounds like an equally interesting dramatic hook. “It’s about two down-on-their luck guys who meet a wealthy couple and over the course of one night they start playing a game,” explains Travis Stevens, the founder of Snowfort Pictures, who produced the film with Gabriel Cowan and John Suits of New Artists Alliance.”We spent two years really working on the script so that when the real dark stuff starts happening the audience »
- Clark Collis
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, the veteran who helmed classics like Rain Men, Diner and Bugsy, deserves kudos for attempting to turn the increasingly moribund found footage subgenre into a more thought-provoking entity. But beyond noble intentions lies a largely ineffective and ponderous movie that harnesses many of the worst elements of both the horror genre and the found footage trope.
The Bay has a familiar eco-disaster premise that harks back to movies like Return of the Living Dead Part II. Instead of the toxic gas spillage that torments a town in that zombie splatterfest, Levinson's movie features a waterborne threat that stems from the unethical dumping of waste off the shores of a seaside town in Maryland.
After the one-dimensionally fiendish mayor ignores some ominous scientific research, a deadly plague is unleashed and »
This year saw yet another Razzie sweep, but this one was incomplete: Although The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 went into the 33rd Annual Razzie Awards race with a near-record 11 nominations (more nods than there were categories) it only managed to "win" seven spray-painted statuettes, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart) Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Couple (Lautner and 12 year-old Mackenzie Foy) and Worst Screen Ensemble. Throw in Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Director for Bill Condon, and the fifth and final Twilight film is 2012's most-Razzed movie. But Twilight S.B.D. #2 (as Razzie wags prefer to refer to it) still fell short of last year's unprecedented all-ten-category sweep by Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill. Sandler wasn't totally over-looked, though: The aging, schlubby comic took the Worst Actor Razzie for the second year in a row, and his film That's My Boy »
We’re back with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, which contains recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for The Secret Village, premiere details for Pain is Beautiful, an interview for Almost Human, and more:
The Secret Village Trailer: “Written by Jason B. Whittier and Kandan, The Secret Village follows Greg (Jonathan Bennett), an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel (Ali Faulkner), a spunky journalist, as they research an outbreak of mass hysteria and ergot poisoning in a small village. They rent a house together and start to uncover a secret that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has been kept a secret by locals Joe (Stelio Savante) and Paul (Richard Riehle) and when Greg disappears, Rachel is left alone to unravel the mystery and save their lives. Kef Lee, Toby Gadison and Karin Duseva round out the cast. »
- Tamika Jones
Horror has been good to Danielle Panabaker. At only 25-years-old, the bubbly actress has already appeared in 2009’s Friday the 13th, The Crazies remake, Piranha 3Dd and The Ward. Now, there’s Girls Against Boys.
Opening in New York and Los Angeles theaters on February 1st, the Austin Chick -directed movie follows college student Shae (Panabaker) as she is terrorized by several men over the course of a few days. Pushed over the edge, Shae teams up with co-worker Lu (Nicole Laliberte) for a gruesome killing spree against her attackers and any other male unlucky enough to cross their path. But not everything is as it seems and Shae must wrestle with her personal demons to break free of Lu’s seductive control. Panabaker spoke exclusively to me by phone about Shae, exacting revenge and her dream horror role.
What impressed you about the script for Girls Against Boys?
- Bryan Cairns
In the new revenge thriller Girls Against Boys, two twentysomething New Yorkers, played by Danielle Panabaker (The Ward, Piranha 3Dd) and Nicole Laliberte, go on a very gruesome killing spree when Panabaker’s character is attacked following a night of clubbing. In short, you might think the result would not be your mother’s cup of Earl Grey — but you would be wrong.
“The reaction that’s been somewhat surprising is that women, especially middle-aged women, seem to like it a lot more than they expect to,” says the film’s writer-director Austin Chick (Xx/Xy, August). “A lot of »
- Clark Collis
Austin Chick's 'Girls Against Boys' hits limited theatres this Friday in the Us and will finally unveil the true reign of violence that both Danielle Panabaker ('Piranha 3Dd') and Nicole Laliberte's -below ('Dexter') revenge filled characters will be taking on. The boys at Shock Till You Drop have revealed the latest new and exclusive clip from the feature helmed and penned by writer/director Chick. The clip features the duo having a little sing-song drive along with Laliberte's character Lu wielding her shooter around as a makeshift microphone. Liam Aiken ('The Killer Inside Me'), Michael Stahl-David ('Cloverfield'), Andrew Howard and Reyna de Courcy co-star. Check the new clip below. »
Danielle Panabaker is no stranger to big-screen gnarliness, having co-starred in horror fare like “Friday the 13th,” “The Ward,” ”The Crazies” and even “Piranha 3Dd,” in all its goofy, gory glory. In her new film, though, writer-director Austin Chick’s “Girls Against Boys,” Panabaker is on several occasions the one wielding weapons rather than being terrorized. She stars as Shae, a naïve college student who, after getting dumped by her married older lover (Andrew Howard) and victimized by a scuzzy guy (Michael Stahl-David) she meets on the rebound at a party, gets drawn into a twisted plan for revenge by her coworker Lu (Nicole Laliberte). Together, the two embark upon a gruesome killing spree. For ShockYa, Brent Simon had a chance to speak [ Read More ]
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