8 items from 2015
To celebrate the release of ‘The Equalizer’ on Blu Ray and DVD, we’re giving 5 lucky WhatCulture.com readers the chance to win a copy of the gritty, action packed thriller on Blu-Ray!
Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by, he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalise the helpless, McCall comes out of his self imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
- Sam Driver
Sports network used the system as a promotional tool for “Olympus Has Fallen,” but FCC says public needs it “to prepare them for real emergencies”
The Federal Communications Commission has fined Viacom and Espn $1.4 million for misusing the Emergency Alert System warning tones.
The network issued the warnings tones (Eas) as a promotional tool for the 2013 Warner Bros. film “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler. A trailer for the movie, about a terrorist attack on the White House, is accompanied by the jarring tones normally reserved for state and national emergency warnings
“The public relies on this system to prepare them for real emergencies, »
- Matt Donnelly
Well, here’s a potential vote of confidence. Ron Howard’s big-budgeted, VFX-heavy, "Moby Dick" movie, “In The Heart Of The Sea,” is being moved. Originally scheduled for a March 13th release suggested it was a movie of big scale and high entertainment value—tentpole-sized comparisons released in that frame include “Watchmen,” “Noah," “Olympus Has Fallen,” and the original “Hunger Games." But Warner Bros. has moved the movie to December 12th, right in the middle of Oscar season, which suggests the studio may have something stronger on their hands. So, is the movie starring Chris Hemsworth—his second film with Howard, following "Rush"—a strong contender then? Well, maybe. A few things to consider. One: December 12th is essentially the same date that 20th Century Fox released Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods & Kings,” another drama with a lot of spectacle and VFX, and that didn’t even come close to contending in the awards season. »
- Edward Davis
Fresh from the news last week about a new Escape from New York Blu-ray release, word has reached Deadline that Snake Plissken will be returning to the big screen in a new remake.
News has emerged that 20th Century Fox has won the remake rights to John Carpenter’s cult 1981 action sci-fi film about a dystopian future where eye-patched convict Plissken (Kurt Russell) is sent into a maximum security prison built on what used to be Manhattan to rescue the President.
While a remake of a beloved classic never goes down well with fans, their anger may be cooled somewhat by the presence of John Carpenter, who has come on board as an executive producer.
There have been a few attempts over recent years to remake the film, with Joel Silver (The Matrix) at one point attached to produce, before New Line Cinema and Breck Eisner (The Crazies) were considering making it. »
- Scott J. Davis
They took us to Neil Gaiman’s haunting “Other World” of button-eyed residents in Coraline, traveled to a town besieged by zombies and ghosts in ParaNorman, and most recently introduced a world where underground and humans struggle to co-exist in The Boxtrolls. Fans of Laika’s stop-motion animated features can partake in an upcoming auction in Beverly Hills of over 250 items from the studio’s films.
Press Release – “[Portland, Or and Beverly Hills, CA; January 6, 2015] – Laika, the visionary animation studio behind the Golden Globe and Annie Award-nominated The Boxtrolls and the BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, will open its archives for the first time for a limited auction of over 250 puppets, models, props and art in The Art of Laika, to be held by Heritage Auctions on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Beverly Hills.
A portion of the proceeds of the auction will be donated to The Art of Elysium, a non-profit arts organization that works to »
- Derek Anderson
Try to pick out the single most ridiculous thing about Big Game after watching its trailer. Is it that Samuel L. Jackson plays the President of the United States? Or that he’s thrown into some kind of crazy “Most Dangerous Game” style human-hunting contest for terrorists? Is it that he’s paired up with a kid (Onni Tommila)? Is it that this kid is Finnish and much of this action movie is in Finnish but that won’t stop American audiences who don’t normally watch foreign films to check out Samuel L. Jackson in a movie that’s basically a mix of Air Force One, Die Hard, White House Down/Olympus Has Fallen and Escape from New York, except where the main hero is a kid? (Also some might go see it thinking it’s about a big sports game.) My pick is Jim Broadbent seemingly phoning it in as a spy who himself is »
- Christopher Campbell
Massive explosions, a terrorist hijacking and lots and lots of gunplay. Big Game screams Die Hard knockoff, and if it wasn.t for Samuel L. Jackson.s involvement, we probably would.ve instantly written it off as just another measly, unimportant action flick. But thanks to the first Big Game trailer, with its grandiose speeches on "9/11" and "big game hunting," we.re on board for its sheer ridiculousness. "Find the President. Kill the sons of bitches who are after him. Bring him home." Now that sounds like a direct quote from White House Down or Olympus Has Fallen, but the premise isn.t. As seen in the Big Game trailer, a young boy named Oskari is sent off to survive on his own in the wilderness to eventually emerge into manhood. During his time in solitude, he encounters the President of the United States (Jackson), whose plane was shot down »
A blood-soaked cautionary tale about the price of fame and sacrificing your own identity in the name of ambition, Starry Eyes is yet another fantastic reminder that the indie genre world is truly the best (and generally only) place fans can find ambitious and challenging horror tales these days. Anchored by a breakout performance by Alex Essoe, Starry Eyes is by far one of the more captivating and unforgettable horror movies I’ve seen this year and I cannot recommend it enough.
For Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho ventures into the sci-fi realm resulting in an experience that’s relentless, exhilarating, emotionally devastating and wholly unlike anything else released this year. A masterful blending of genres coupled with timeless political allegories, a hint of social satire and a star-studded cast who all deliver tour de force performances. Snowpiercer may not necessarily be the biggest movie that was released this year, »
- Heather Wixson
8 items from 2015
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