The Rock To Adapt 80s Video Game RAMPAGE, Because, Why Not!

Deadline is reporting that Dwayne Johnson is getting back together with the team behind the action disaster flick San Andreas to adapt the 80s video game Rampage to the big screen. Because, hell, why not! If The Rock can turn... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tom Holland Is Your New SPIDER-MAN, COP CAR's Jon Watts Will Direct

The wait is over! Ladies and gentlemen, Tom Holland is your new Spider-Man! Holland will first appear in Marvel's Captain America Civil War then in two stand-alone films for Sony in 2017.Jon Watts, director of Sundance flick Cop Car, will... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Opening: CREEP, A Shocking Found-Footage Feat

Films that inspire strong, even if divisive, reactions are much more preferable that those that make viewers toss up their hands or roll their eyes to signify "meh." Case in point: Creep, a found-footage film by Patrick Brice, co-starring Mark... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

First Look At Steve Oram And Catherine Walker In Liam Gavin's A DARK SONG

Sightseers star Steve Oram is taking a very dark turn in his next role, starring opposite Catherine Walker (Patrick's Day) in Liam Gavin's debut feature A Dark Song. Details are being kept somewhat scarce at this point but the plot... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

What Horrors Lurk In THE DEAD ROOM?

It's seven years ago now that I first came across the work of New Zealand director Jason Stutter. The occasion was Careful With That Axe! - the first in what would become a trilogy of hilarious 'cautionary' short films that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: WE ARE MONSTER -- Win 1 Of 5 Codes To Watch It Free

UPDATED: Giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! You've got to be strong to face up to the issues raised in the prison drama We Are Monster, which hits iTunes today. Here's the official synopsis: On the night... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Palahniuk Reads FIGHT CLUB 4 KIDS

"My audience is growing older, and having children. And dying."  So sayeth Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk and there is, of course, only one solution: Cater to the kids of the dying audience. Enter Fight Club 4 Kids, which you... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Pixar Film?

This weekend, animation studio Pixar had another hit on its hands with Inside Out. And indeed, there was plenty of critical acclaim as well, which may be no surprise: Pixar has a (nearly) spotless reputation for excellence in what it's... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Trailer Premiere For Polanski-esque Australian Thriller OBSERVANCE

The new film by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), Observance was shot in 11 days with a very limited budget in 2013 during the worst heatwave Sydney had ever experienced.  The film will be having its World Premiere at the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Oh In-chun Back At The Helm For Action-Comedy CHASING

Genre helmer Oh In-chun is proving to be a busy bee behind the camera following his feature debut horror Mourning Grave last year. His omnibus 12 Deep Red Nights: Chapter 1 is set to bow this year and next month... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Melbourne 2015: Opening Night Avoids Genre For Intensely Personal Australian Drama

The opening night film for the Melbourne International Film Festival has just been announced, finally eschewing the fun genre trappings of its previous two years to embrace a deeply personal tale of cancer from Melbournian writer/director Paul Cox.The film is... More »
  

Trailer: Tang Wei And Liao Fan Star In Chinese ONLY YOU Remake

Many fans of Asian Cinema are quick to complain and point the finger when their favourite Asian discoveries are snapped up and remade in Hollywood, sometimes at the expense of a proper release for the original film. Well the current... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Title For INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequel Revealed

Nearly two decades after Independence Day wowed audiences with its winning combination of X-Files fuelled UFO interest, grand scale disaster movie spectacle, Top Gun style aerial heroics and Big Willy Smith himself, Roland Emmerich has called action on a sequel, which... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NIGHT WATCHMAN, DEAD END Take Top Honours At Shanghai International Film Festival

Pierre Jolivet's The Night Watchman (aka Jamais De La Vie) was awarded the Golden Goblet for Best Film on Sunday night at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival, while Chinese crime drama The Dead End nabbed the Best Director prize... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Melbourne 2015: A Relief But No Surprises; MIFF's Cannes Line-Up

The Melbourne International Film Festival Cannes line-up was announced recently. It has become a tradition now that the films MIFF has acquired from La Croisette are announced a month before the full line-up is unveiled.The list contains many films we... More »
  

TITANIC Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

It has now been confirmed that James Horner, the 2-time Oscar winning composer of Titanic and countless other Hollywood blockbusters, was killed when the small plane he was piloting crashed Monday morning in a remote area north of Santa Barbara.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

China Lion Bringing ONLY YOU, THE WASTED TIMES And MR. SIX To N.America & Australia

Great news for fans of mainstream cinema from the Chinese mainland, as China Lion Film Distribution has announced the acquisition of a trio of upcoming films featuring a host of A-list talent. Tang Wei (Lust, Caution, Blackhat) and Liao Fan (Silver... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NBC Kills HANNIBAL

In a move that surprised no one but saddened many, including myself, NBC has pulled the plug on Hannibal after three seasons of suspense, ghastly opulent deaths, thinly veiled homoerotic friendship, cannibalism, exquisite photography, and unparalleled art and sound design.... More »
  

Shout! Factory Will Serve Loads Of James Roday's GRAVY To North America

Shout! Factory Films has acquired the North American rights for James Roday's horror comedy Gravy. Shout! will release the film including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada through it's horror label Scream... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Stanley Kubrick's 1956 Screenplay THE DOWNSLOPE To Be Made Into A Trilogy

Deadline reported earlier that a screenplay that Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket) wrote in 1956 will be developed into a trilogy. Kubrick wrote the civil war era screenplay, The Downslope, between other war films, Fear... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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