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There was a time when broken down civilizations populated by mindless, blood-thirsty creatures could play host to a fresh and frightening experience. That was fifty years ago when George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead forever changed the landscape of the horror genre. Since then, swarms of half-rate films, TV shows, and video games have run the idea dry. Everyone knows how to survive World War Z, and that the only way to divert Nazi Zombies from your tail is to throw an exploding monkey doll.

John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place proved that there’s still room for post-apocalyptic survival stories as long as there’s an intriguing distinction in the film’s roaming predators. Cargo, Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke’s Netflix production based on their sensationally original short, takes a step in the wrong direction, relying heavily on the tropes of the genre that the
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‘Cargo’ Review: Dirs. Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke (2018)

Cargo review: Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke bring the feature version of the viral short movie to the streaming giant Netflix.

Cargo Review by Orestes Adam.

Cargo review

It’s a genre that has become as lifeless and rotten as the flesh-eating corpses that define it, yet somehow filmmakers continuously find ways to imbue their own unique freshness into the zombie flick. Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke’s Cargo tackles this fatigue from two distinct angles; firstly through its gorgeously haunting portrayal of the Australian Outback and secondly through the emphasis it places on parenthood. This particular tonal reinvention however so drastically alienates the genre’s established audience, all the while simply proving too unoriginal for outsiders to invest in. Nevertheless, thanks to some striking imagery and effective cinematography, the film very well nearly proves worth your time.

Cargo is an adaptation of the directing duo’s viral 7-minute short of the same name,
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Cargo Review – Netflix

From the producers of Jennifer Kent’s critically acclaimed 2014 Australian horror The Babadook comes a fantastically well devised, gripping and hugely compelling post-apocalyptic movie with a difference. Displaying strong indie credentials from the get go, Cargo presents a bleak and harrowing vision of a future dominated by a violent pandemic which turns anyone infected into a rabid flesh-eating zombie. Staring Martin Freeman as desperate man in a race against time to save his child from a gruesome fate, the film plays with the usual zombie movie tropes all the while providing a rich and dense story of human resilience in the face of unmitigated violence and utter despair.

Adapted by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke from their 2013 short film of the same name, Cargo tells the story of a Andy (Martin Freeman), a father stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in rural Australia with his infant daughter. When
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Movie Review – Cargo (2018)

Cargo, 2018.

Directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling.

Starring Martin Freeman, Simone Landers, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil, Kris McQuade, Bruce R. Carter, and Natasha Wanganeen.

Synopsis:

Amid a terrifying pandemic, a father searches the wilds of Australia for someone willing to protect and care for his infant daughter.

There has been an overabundance of zombie movies in the wake of The Walking Dead, and while they still manage to do the usual “should you kill the people you love once they are infected or leave them behind to slowly turn into monsters” conundrum with grace, we all know by now how to survive the apocalypse. So unless you make the film self-aware á la Zombieland or a comedy like Shaun of the Dead, it becomes next to impossible to stand out among the crowd of undead films.

Thankfully, co-directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke manage to
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Cargo’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Cargo’
In 2013’s “Cargo,” a seven-minute viral video that cleverly subverted several walking-dead clichés, directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke devised a novel way for a zombie-bitten father to lead his uninfected infant child to safety. Now, reteaming with star Martin Freeman for the Netflix-bound feature version, the duo wind up indulging the overplayed tropes at which they poked fun five years earlier — most notably, the existential questions raised when parents or spouses are infected, knowing they will soon become a threat to those they love most.

Less a straightforward walking-dead nightmare than a low-key drama about humanity’s capacity for compassion and cruelty in the face of disaster, this familiar saga eschews jolting scares for survival-esque (and dark-heart-of-man) thrills, relying largely on Freeman’s compelling lead turn to set it apart from the genre.

Coasting down a middle-of-nowhere Australian river in a borrowed houseboat, Andy (Freeman) is only intent
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‘Cargo’ Review: Netflix Zombie Movie is ‘Train to Busan’ Meets the Australian Outback — Tribeca

‘Cargo’ Review: Netflix Zombie Movie is ‘Train to Busan’ Meets the Australian Outback — Tribeca
Thanks to George A. Romero’s game-changing “Night of the Living Dead,” the horror genre loves to imagine a world decimated by the decay of civilization, where humanity fears the primal darkness that lurks inside, waiting to be unlocked by a mysterious outbreak or freak accident. But the zombie resurgence that overtook television, video games, and films over the past decade has grown predictably stale. We know how to survive a “World War Z” scenario, and zombie films need to offer a lot more than heroes escaping harrowing situations where the undead are grabbing for them from every direction.

“Cargo,” Netflix’s latest horror offering, manages to elevate itself above “The Walking Dead” ennui by taking a page from 2016’s highly successful “Train to Busan,” with a similarly complex father-daughter relationship at its core. Co-written and co-directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling, “Cargo” was expanded from a short film
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Martin Freeman Comes Under Attack In New Cargo Clip

Hot off starring in Marvel’s smash hit blockbuster Black Panther – which continues to destroy the box office – Martin Freeman is now swapping the fictional land of Wakanda for the barren but beautiful landscape of rural Australia in upcoming zombie thriller Cargo. And though the scenery is nice, there’s an (un)deadly danger out there in the outback, as teased by this brand new clip.

The footage shown here promises a taut, emotional ride, as Freeman plays a man – named Andy – who’s trying to protect his baby daughter from a zombie outbreak. The worst part is that he himself is infected, after his partner bit him before she died. Now, he only has 48 hours to get her to a safe place before he succumbs to the virus.

As for this clip in particular, the context is a bit unclear, but it would seem that Andy’s found himself in a rather sticky situation,
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New trailer for zombie drama Cargo starring Martin Freeman

Ahead of its arrival on Netflix next month, the streaming service has released a new trailer for writer-directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke’s Australian post-apocalyptic zombie drama Cargo which stars Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Bruce R Carter, Natasha Wanganeen, Simone Landers, and David Gulpilil; check it out here…

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.

Cargo arrives on Netflix on May 18th.

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Another Us Trailer for Martin Freeman's Zombie Daddy Movie 'Cargo'

"If I don't make it to the hills, you're all I've got..." Netflix has released another, additional Us trailer for the horror thriller Cargo, from directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke. We already posted the Australian trailer for this a few days ago, and they've followed up with this preview which plays a bit differently - more about the zombie hunters than the survival of this guy. Martin Freeman stars as a father trying to save his child at all costs in a post-apocalyptic world. The film's full cast includes Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Natasha Wanganeen, Bruce R. Carter, Simone Landers, and David Gulpilil. This does look fairly entertaining, but it doesn't seem to be any reinvention of the zombie genre, just another zombie story. This trailer does more clearly show the 48 hour countdown. Watch below. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke's Cargo,
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New Trailer Lands For Netflix Zombie Movie ‘Cargo’

He will be seen in this weekend’s brilliant Ghost Stories, but here’s a look at Martin Freeman’s next big-screen outing, Cargo. Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling are directing the feature, which will land on Netflix next month. The film also stars Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil and Susie Porter and is based on the Ramke and Howling’s short film of the same name.

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Here’s the plot of the new Cargo film.

In a desperate bid to outrun a violent pandemic, Andy and Kay have holed up on a houseboat with their one-year-old daughter, Rosie. Their protected river existence is shattered by a violent attack, which sees Kay tragically die and Andy infected. Left with only 48 hours before he transforms into one of the creatures they have fought so long to evade,
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Cargo (2017) Movie Trailer: Infected Martin Freeman Has 48 Hours to Save His Daughter

Cargo Trailer

Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke‘s Cargo (2017) movie trailer stars Martin Freeman, David Gulpilil, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, and Susie Porter. Cargo‘s plot synopsis: based on the short film of the same name, “Cargo is a post apocalyptic thriller and an emotional story of a father trying to save his child at all costs.”

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Martin Freeman Has 48 Hours to Save His Daughter in a Zombie Infested World in Trailer For Cargo

The first trailer has been released for an Austrian post-apocalyptic zombie film called Cargo. The movie stars Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) and it tells an incredibly intense and heartbreaking story of a dad who is bitten by a zombie. He has 48 hours until he turns into one himself, and before he does, he has to set in motion a plan to save his infant daughter from himself, and the zombie apocalypse in which they live. 

The movie is actually based on a wonderful short film that was released about five years ago and I included it for you to watch below. The directors of the short, Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, are also the directors of the feature film and it looks like they did a great job with it! This seriously looks like an engaging and suspenseful dramatic zombie film. 

Cargo is a post-apocalyptic thriller and an emotional story
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Andy Carries a Precious Cargo Across a Zombie Infected Wasteland in this Latest Trailer

Tagline: "He is Her Only Hope and Her Greatest Threat." Cargo is a zombie thriller. Based on a short film of the same name, directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke bring a personal story to the screen, this year. In the film, Andy (Martin Freeman) has fourty-eight hours to get his daughter to a safe refuge, before he turns into something monstrous. The latest trailer shows Andy dealing with an infectious bite and his difficult trek, in Southern Australia. Cargo also stars: Anthony Hayes (War Machine, 2017), Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Natasha Wanganeen and David Gulpilil. The latest trailer, for Cargo, can be found here. The feature length trailer spoils a few plot points. Andy's wife is shown near death in one scene and definitely infected. The clip also reveals the source of Andy's bite and his discovery of a possible, safe refuge. It might be best to watch
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Martin Freeman is a Daddy in First Trailer for Zombie Thriller 'Cargo'

"You're the first people I've seen. You're the first people... who are still people." The first Australian trailer has debuted for a dramatic horror thriller titled Cargo, from directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke. Even though this seems like a horror comedy, it's actually more of an intense thriller. Martin Freeman stars as a father trying to save his child at all costs in a post-apocalyptic world. The film's full cast includes Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Natasha Wanganeen, Bruce R. Carter, Simone Landers, and David Gulpilil. As wacky as the pitch for this might seem, it looks like an engaging, suspenseful zombie flick. I'm also glad this trailer isn't from America, because they would never allow this much blood, but it's just naturally a part of the movie so it's all over the footage, of course. Enjoy. Here's the first Australian trailer (+ poster) for Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke's Cargo,
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Martin Freeman Stars In First Trailer For Zombie Thriller Cargo

Fresh from starring in Marvel’s smash hit blockbuster Black Panther – which continues to destroy the box office – Martin Freeman is swapping the fictional land of Wakanda for the barren but beautiful landscape of rural Australia in his new movie Cargo. And though the scenery is nice, there’s an (un)deadly danger out there in the outback, as teased by the film’s first trailer, which you can see above.

The footage shown here promises a taut, emotional indie thriller, as Freeman plays a man – named Andy – who’s trying to protect his baby daughter from a zombie outbreak. The worst part is that he himself is infected, after his partner bit him before she died. Now, he only has 48 hours to get her to a safe place before he succumbs to the virus. Along the way, it looks like he’ll meet some allies who join him on
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Martin Freeman stars in trailer for post-apocalyptic zombie drama Cargo

Ahead of its Us premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, a new trailer has arrived online for the Australian post-apocalyptic zombie drama Cargo. Written and directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, the film is based on their 2013 short of the same name and stars Martin Freeman as a father desperately seeking a home for his infant daughter after he contracts the zombie virus alongside Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Bruce R Carter, Natasha Wanganeen, Simone Landers, and David Gulpilil; watch it here…

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.
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Sherlock’s Martin Freeman Features In New Clip From Zombie Thriller Cargo

In the wake of no more Sherlock being produced for the foreseeable future, the detective drama’s two stars are keeping themselves busy with an array of interesting projects both big and small.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently featured in emotional TV movie The Child In Time, for instance, ahead of his role in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War next May. Martin Freeman, meanwhile, is also joining Cumberbatch in the McU next year, as he’ll be appearing in February’s Black Panther. Before then, however, The Hobbit actor will be starring in indie zombie thriller Cargo.

With filming now complete and the movie knee-deep in post-production, the first clip from the upcoming UK project has arrived online and introduces the setting – that being the barren but beautiful landscape of rural Australia – before zeroing in on Martin Freeman’s desperate father Andy.

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‘War Machine’ Review (Netflix Original)

Stars: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Hayes, Keith Stanfield, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Meg Tilly | Written and Directed by David Michôd

The year is 2010. General Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt) is tasked by a committee of civilian leaders with fixing the mess in Afghanistan. What this actually entails is open to debate. Does it mean winning the hearts and minds of the local populous? Or winning the war against the Taliban? McMahon reckons they’re the same thing.

He and his ego-stroking team take a tour of the country, to see the meagre and underfunded efforts being made by the allies to make good on their promise of roads, schools, democracy, and all that good stuff. McMahon finds a desert of broken dreams.

He requests forty thousand extra troops, so that he might exorcise Helmand Province of its elusive evil. In return he gets minimal reinforcements,
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Movie Review – War Machine (2017)

War Machine, 2017.

Written and Directed by David Michod.

Starring Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Anthony Michael Hall, Rj Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Emory Cohen, Meg Tilly, Alan Ruck, Will Poulter, Aymen Hamdouchi, Daniel Betts, Lakeith Stanfield, Nicholas Jones, Justin Rosniak, Josh Stewart, Kola Bokinni, Griffin Dunne, Pico Alexander, Derek Slow, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Kingsley.

Synopsis:

An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command Nato forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken
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