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Comic Book Review – Transformers: The Idw Collection Phase Two – Vol. 7

Ricky Church reviews Transformers: The Idw Collection Phase Two – Volume 7…

Throughout the history of Transformers, there are several tropes which are often repeated no matter the interpretation of the franchise: Optimus Prime dies and returns at least once, Unicron plays a role of some kind and the Decepticons, in almost every case, start the war that swallows Cybertron for millions of years. Every once in a while, however, there comes along one thing that adds something new to the mythology, something that hasn’t quite been done yet. In Transformers: The Idw Collection Phase Two – Volume 7, we see perhaps one of the biggest shake-ups to the Transformers franchise in a long time: Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, actually becomes an Autobot!

Writers James Roberts and John Barber craft an intriguing start to their ‘second season’ of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. During Dark Cybertron,
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'Street Cat Named Bob' to shoot in London from Oct 25; new cast join

'Street Cat Named Bob' to shoot in London from Oct 25; new cast join
Joanne Froggatt and Anthony Head join Luke Treadaway and Ruta Gedmintas in the film’s cast.

A Street Cat Named Bob, the adaptation of James Bowen’s best-selling novel, is set to start shooting in the UK this month.

Production will take place at Twickenham Studios and on location in London, primarily Covent Garden, from Sunday October 25 and will last for six weeks in total.

The true story centres on how Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

As previously announced by Screen, Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash Of The Titans) will play James Bowen, starring alongside Ruta Gedmintas (Prowl, Help Point), who will play Belle, an animal loving neighbour.

Joanne Froggatt (Filth, Downton Abbey) has now joined the cast as Bowen’s drug support worker Val, as has Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), who will play Bowen’s father Nigel.

Rogert Spottiswoode
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'Street Cat Named Bob' to shoot in UK from Oct 25; new cast join

'Street Cat Named Bob' to shoot in UK from Oct 25; new cast join
Joanne Froggatt and Anthony Head join Luke Treadaway in the cast.

A Street Cat Named Bob, the adaptation of James Bowen’s best-selling novel, has revealed its shooting dates.

Production will take place in the UK from Sunday October 25 and will last for six weeks in total.

The true story centres on how Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

As previously announced by Screen, Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash Of The Titans) will play the James Bowen, starring alongside Ruta Gedmintas (Prowl, Help Point), who will play Belle, an animal loving neighbour.

Joanne Froggatt (Filth, Downton Abbet) has now joined the cast as Bowen’s drug support worker Val, as has Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), who will play Bowen’s father Nigel.

Rogert Spottiswoode is directing (Tomorrow Never Dies), with a script from Tim John (Dr. Jekyll And Ms. Hyde).

The film is produced
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Luke Treadaway to star in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Luke Treadaway to star in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'
Treadaway to appear alongside Ruta Gedmintas in the adaptation of James Bowen’s best-selling novel.

Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash Of The Titans) is to star alongside Ruta Gedmintas (Prowl, Help Point) in A Street Cat Named Bob, an adaptation of the James Bowen novel of the same name.

The true story centres on how Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

The production is set to begin a seven-week shoot in the UK from late October.

Director is Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies) and the script was written by Tim John (Dr. Jekyll And Ms. Hyde).

Producer is Adam Rolston for his new venture Shooting Script Films in what will be the company’s debut release.

Tim Smith and Paul Brett of Prescience (The King’s Speech, Song For Marion, The Guard) are executive producers and financiers on the project.

The Exchange
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Wide World of Horror: ‘Prowl’ – the endgame of wanting to be conventional

Prowl

Written by Tim Tori

Directed by Patrik Syversen

Bulgaria/UK/USA, 2010

There’s nothing wrong with conventional, but by the same token there’s something very wrong with a film that’s too comfortable being conventional. Prowl is the sort of horror film that desires to be nothing more than conventional. From its setup to its reliance on jump scares and an attempted twist; Prowl doesn’t have an unconventional bone in its body. There’s an ache to be vanilla that exists deep within its core, an ache that the film really wants to soothe. Atmosphere, a decent premise, and character are but three elements that Prowl sacrifices in order to be a run-of-the-mill horror film.

There’s a stretch of about fifteen or so minutes near the beginning of Prowl where it seems like the film is going somewhere interesting. The premise is, as previously stated, a decent one,
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[Media] - "As Above, So Below" International trailer

Courtesy of Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures, who are releasing the film August 15th, here's the international trailer for "As Above, So Below", horror thriller director by John Erick Dowdle. Ben Feldman ("Friday The 13th"), Edwin Hodge ("The Purge"), Perdita Weeks ("Prowl") and James Pasierbowicz are starring.Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) and directed by John...
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Dragon Eyes (2012) Movie Review

Let’s get one thing straight: This is not a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie. Although his face is front and center on the DVD artwork, the big guy’s role in the film is very small. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it allows former Mma champion Cung Le to flex his considerable muscles. “Universal Soldier: Regeneration” director John Hyams’ immensely satisfying action epic “Dragon Eyes” puts Le in the proverbial driver’s seat, and he does a good job steering the audience through a number of jaw-dropping fight sequences that are as brutal as they are entertaining. As long as you don’t mind Van Damme tackling a much smaller role than most of us are used to, then you shouldn’t have a single thing to complain about. Screenwriter Tim Tori (“Prowl”) uses Akira Kurosawa’s classic “Yojimbo” as a framework to tell the tale
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What to Buy this Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for April 4th

It’s another packed week of DVD and Blu-ray releases, here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, April 4th 2011.

Megamind (DVD/Blu-ray)

Packed with high-flying action and non-stop laughs, Megamind puts a whole new hilarious twist on the superhero movie. Super villain Megamind’s (Will Ferrell) dreams have come true when he conquers the city’s protector, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), gaining control of Metro City. But when a new villain (Jonah Hill) is created and chaos runs rampant, the world’s biggest “mind” and his comic sidekick Minion (David Cross) might actually save the day. Review.

Glee: Season 2 Volume 1 (DVD)

Glee follows a hopeful teacher who attempts to save McKinley High’s Glee Club from obscurity while helping a group of talented kids realize their true star potential. Entering its sophomore season, Glee is a biting musical comedy that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon.
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[DVD Review] Prowl

Despite my love for old-school vampires, I think the new vampire crazy starting with Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series is more than a little unhealthy for teens. The characters of Edward and Bella teach young girls that unhealthy obsession is love and that a girl is only as interesting as the men fighting over her. I didn't think it was possible to hate a vampire movie more than I hated Twilight. After seeing Prowl, however, I have to say that Bella and Edward's melodramatic nonsense is preferable to the “lessons” from Prowl.

Prowl follows a group of twenty-somethings from Smalltown Nowheresville who are trying to get their friend Amber (Courtney Hope) to Chicago by noontime tomorrow.

When their car breaks down, they convince a passing semi-truck driver to let them hitch a ride in the back of his truck. The driver only has two rules. First, don't touch the cargo in the back,
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DVD Review: Prowl (After Dark Originals)

Prowl

Stars: Bruce Payne, Courtney Hope, Ruta Gedmintas, Joshua Bowman, Perdita Weeks | Written by Tim Tori | Directed by Patrik Syversen

The second of this years eight After Dark Originals to hit DVD in the UK, Prowl tells the story of small town girl Amber, who dreams of a big-city life in Chicago. When the chance to rent an apartment in the windy city arises, Amber persuades her friends join her on a road trip. However, as is per the horror movie cliche, their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and the group are stranded – that is until a friendly truck driver (Payne) offers to give them a lift in the back of his semi. Big mistake. Refusing to stop, the driver eventually offloads the six friends in an abandoned warehouse where they are slowly picked-off one by one by a pack of blood-thirsty creatures who are using the
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Prowl and Amplifying Tension: A Movie Review

Director: Patrik Syversen.

Writer: Tim Tori.

Prowl is one of eight films produced by After Dark Films, as part of its 2011 After Dark Originals production program. This title was recently released on DVD March 29th and the film involves six friends on a road trip to the Windy City. The trip does not go as planned and soon a hungry supernatural element is introduced, which adds both tension and mystery to a solid independent horror feature.

Other film critics have given this film a peep and Matt Withers has said of the film: "Prowl rises well above most of it's kin" Withers talks primarily about the excellent performances of the cast, but Prowl is also creative in its execution. If you have not read the plot, then your knowledge of what will happen to six twenty-somethings locked in a semi-trailer will be limited. This not-knowing is what created much of the tension for this reviewer,
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Prowl (Review - New to video this week)

2011 - 84 mins. - Rated R

D: Patrik Syversen

C: Courtney Hope, Bruce Payne, Ruta Gedmintas, Joshua Bowman, Jamie Blackley, George Oliver, Perdita Weeks, Saxon Trainor

Teenagers with a broken down van accept a ride with a truck driver who takes them to an abandon slaughterhouse instead crawling with blood thirsty monsters. 

Prowl is one of those films that has potential, but never lives up to that potential. First two thirds of the film is pretty much an extended chase sequence. The problem with this section is, they kill off way too many characters too early on. This eliminates a lot of suspense the film could have generated in who lives and who doesn't as the viewer becomes attached to characters in the film. Then a plot twist is introduced that changes the whole story up. Thing is, this plot twist is far more interesting then anything that has happened in
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Prowl (After Dark Originals - Lionsgate): Movie Review

by Jason Lees, MoreHorror.com

First off, a quick round of applause to “Prowl” for being a brand new vampire flick with an attractive cast and not a single stitch lifted from a “Twilight” movie. Nope, “Prowl” may not be all that original, but at least it borrows from honest vampire movies.

Instead of teen angst pictures with blood, “Prowl” is from the “30 Days of Night” sect. As a matter of fact, this could almost have been a direct-to-dvd sequel if the right people would have gotten together before it was distributed. Instead of an After Dark Original, this well could have been “30 Days Part 3.” And while that may come off as snarky, I actually do mean it as a sort of praise.

Prowl” starts off masquerading as another ‘teens stranded on the side of the road” pic but quickly takes a turn. We are meant to think we’re
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March Madness Brings Four Horror Titles to Blu-Ray and DVD March 29th

There are four notable horror features releasing Tuesday, March 29th on DVD or Blu-Ray. The After Dark Originals are hosting two of the films, including Husk and Prowl. Another is from Canadian director Ryan Nicholson (Gutterballs), while the final entry is the second film in thirty years from production company Hammer Films - The Resident.

If you are a Blu-Ray fan, then you will be disappointed with this weeks horror selections, as only The Resident, starring Hilary Swank, is available in high definition digital. As well, the majority of the special features for these discs will be on The After Dark entries, Husk and Prowl. Have a look at the release details for each one of these horror titles inside.

The synopsis for Prowl:

"Amber dreams of escaping her small town and persuades her friends to accompany her apartment-hunting in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, Amber
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Hilary Swank's "Resident" Evil, the Second Flight of "Black Swan," and More New DVDs

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"The Resident" (2011)

Directed by Antti Jokinen

Released by Image Entertainment

This actually isn't the first time Hilary Swank has seen one of her films go direct to DVD after the films "Red Dust" and "Birds of America" suffered the same fate, but surely there was more riding on this horror film from the resurgent Hammer Films about a recently separated doctor who learns her Brooklyn loft isn't quite as wonderful as she thought it would be. "Secretary" screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson co-wrote this film, which co-stars Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Lee Pace.

"The Mikado" (1939)

Directed by Victor Schertzinger

Released by Criterion Collection

"Topsy-Turvy" (1999)

Directed by Mike Leigh

Released by Criterion Collection

Sold separately, Criterion is making no secret of trying to appeal to Gilbert and Sullivan fanatics with special editions of "The Mikado," a straight-up adaptation of the musical duo's most famous opera, and Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy,
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: March 29th - Scream if You Are a Black Swan

It doesn't matter if you're a black swan or a white swan; we're sure you're going to want to bring home the dementedness that is Natalie Portman's Oscar-winning performance in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan.

The film also stars Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder. If you live in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco or Chicago, you can participate in the Black Swan Experience on April 2nd.

Since Scream 4 is coming out in theaters shortly, it is only appropriate that the Scream trilogy is being re-released in glorious Blu-ray. Bring home the franchise created by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson that gave the horror genre a booster shot back in the mid 1990s. A trio from the original cast -- Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette -- will be gracing the big screens with a whole new cast soon enough.

In addition, don't
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DVD Reviews: ‘Husk,’ ‘Prowl’ From After Dark Films Underwhelm

Chicago – Stalled cars, prophetic visions, fresh meat in need of tenderizing, and off-handed expulsions of the dreaded line, “I’ll be right back.” These are merely a handful of the timeworn elements utilized by two new direct-to-video releases from After Dark Films. Both pictures are competently made and well acted, which makes their lack of originality all the more depressing.

Brett Simmons’s “Husk” and Patrik Syversen’s “Prowl” are billed as titles in the After Dark Originals series, the collection of horror films financed and produced solely by After Dark Films, which seems hellbent on providing even more content for FearNet OnDemand. They’re the sort of films I tend to watch during a bout of insomnia. Throw one of these diverting yet disposable flicks on the screen, and you’re guaranteed to fall asleep in no time.

DVD Rating: 2.0/5.0

It’s revealing to note how “Husk” and “Prowl
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Competition: Win After Dark Originals fear flick ‘Prowl’ on DVD

After its success at the After Dark Original: Horrorfest at the beginning of March, Prowl now comes to DVD and Blu-ray on April 4th and to celebrate we have 3 copies on DVD to give away! Starring Ruta Gedmintas (BBC 3’s Lip Service), Bruce Payne (Passenger 57) and Courtney Hope (CSI:Miami), Prowl is a vampire film with real bite from Norwegian director Patrik Syversen.

Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is hundreds of cartons of blood, they panic. Their panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges them into a dark, abandoned warehouse where blood-thirsty creatures learn to hunt human prey, which, the friends realize,
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Trailer For Patrik Syversen's Exteriors

Norway's Patrik Syversen was one of the early leaders of the current wave of Norwegian genre film, his slasher picture Rovdyr (Manhunt in English) turning heads on the international festival circuit and alerting fans worldwide that something different was going on in Norway. Rovdyr landed Syversen his first English language film - the After Dark Originals entry Prowl - and while living through the dislocation of being a foreigner living in La his third effort, Exteriors, was born.Exteriors is a poetic, relistic, surrealistic and somewhat experimental drama. The film features two girls, Pearl and Skye, both struggling, foreign actresses in La during pilot season. We follow these two, from Norway and UK respectively, on the day of a very important audition. Their stories are...
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After Dark Originals: Horrorfest hits the UK this weekend

The popular Us genre festival After Dark Originals: Horrorfest comes to the UK this weekend as Empire Cinemas plays host to seven brand new horror films across the country. Participating Empire cinemas include London's Leicester Square, Basildon, Newcastle, Poole, Sunderland and Swindon, and will give fans the opportunity to get dressed up and participate in exciting in-cinema activities and competitions.

The festival runs from Friday March 4th to Sunday March 6th - take a look at what's on...

Husk (dir. Brett Simmons)

When a murder of crows smashes into their car windshield, a group of young friends are forced to abandon the vehicle, leaving them stranded beside a desolate cornfield. Hidden deep within the cornfield they find a crumbling farmhouse – but they soon discover that instead of a sanctuary, the house is actually the centre of a terrifying supernatural ritual that they are about to become a part of…

Prowl (dir.
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