I had planned on posting this last night, but due to lack of power and whatnot that was not to be. Regardless, Don Coscarelli's new movie, John Dies at the End, has just hit VOD and will open at theaters on January 25th, and to coincide with this there is a new anti-piracy trailer. Remember, you have been warned!
December 29, 2012
December 24, 2012
To get you in the Christmas spirit I have the new trailer for the Eli Roth produced Aftershock. Directed, and co-written with Roth, by Nicolas Lopez, the movie also stars Eli Roth (as you can tell from the still above) and is set in Chile where a group of travelers are caught in an underground nightclub when an earthquake hits. Check the trailer out after the break! Aftershock is set to hit theaters in 2013.
December 23, 2012
Total Recall (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
Ah, another day, another remake, and more often than not another reason, as if any were needed, for the masses to cry heresy. Without reference to this film, just yet, the originals aren’t always the best; if they were we’d all be driving Model T Ford’s right about now. In all seriousness though, stop putting the money in the studios coffers if you don’t want to see more remakes. Even the biggest box office flop takes in more money than the most successful independent film. Harsh but true. As for original movies; folk just aren’t plonking their collective asses down at the theaters to see them. It would appear that the masses are content with remakes, sequels and adaptations. At the time of writing this review at least 6 movies in the current top 10 are either adaptations or part of a franchise (or sequel), with one re-release in 3D. Someone is paying to see these films.
Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
Review by Jude Felton
In 2009 directors Helene Cattat and Bruno Forzani made the quite sublime movie Amer. It was slightly abstract in its execution, but it painted a loving homage to the Italian Giallo movie. The movie probably wasn’t to everyone’s taste, due to its style; however, I thought it was quite superb. I highly recommend you check it out it you get the chance. If I was to pair Amer up with another film for a double-bill, it would be with Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio, which stars Toby Jones. Visually it is far removed from Amer’s surreal style, yet it sits perfectly together with it as a wonderful nod to that bygone Italian era.
Amy Berg's West of Memphis documentary is a film I am eagerly awaiting. It opens theatrically on December 25th and tells the untold story of the West Memphis 3, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, who were finally freed after 18 years behind bars for a crime they did not commit. West of Memphis is released by Sony Pictures Classics. After the break you can check out a new clip, which features Henry Rollins and Eddie Vedder, as well as the trailer and some stills.