AFM 2010: Nicolas Winding Refn's DRIVE Picked Up For US Distribution.

Will Ryan Gosling pave the way for Nicolas Winding Refn's first major commercial success in North America? New distributor FilmDistrict is certainly hoping so. Though the director of Bronson, Valhalla Rising and the Pusher films is still in production on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 2010: Panna Rittikrai Gives Thai Action A Kick In The Ass With BANGKOK KNOCKOUT

Though director Prachya Pinkaew sat at the helm of Ong Bak and Chocolate and therefore takes much of the credit in launching Thai action films into the international market the big force behind the scenes was action choreographer, trainer and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 2010: Paul Campion's THE DEVIL'S ROCK Goes To Metrodome

Good news for fans of military themed horror. Not only is Eel Girl director Paul Campion currently in post production on his debut feature with the help of Richard Taylor and his crew at WETA on the effects end, but... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 2010: First Footage Seen From Ti West's THE INNKEEPERS

Though the film is still in post production with sound design apparently the order of the day the good folk at MPI have arrived at the American Film Market armed with three scenes from House of the Devil director Ti... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Want To Know What We Think Of BURKE AND HARE? Follow Twitch On Twitter And You'll Find Out.

The annual American Film Market starts today, the AFM being the largest event in North America where independently produced films are bought and sold around the globe, and I'll be here for the duration jamming in screenings of as many... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Today Is A Day That Needs Some Billy Zane.

What can I say ... sometimes I just need a bit of Billy Zane to brighten my day. And when those days come the Billy I turn to is the ridiculously bored Billy who doesn't give a damn AT ALL... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE LOVED ONES UK DVD review

Beneath the chilling physical and emotional violence, Sean Byrne's beautifully twisted little romance The Loved Ones is arguably not really a horror film at all. It's horrifying, yes, occasionally sickeningly explicit, and it does play several of its pivotal... More »
  

Russian trailer for PHOBOS: THE CLUB OF FEAR

The first Russian trailer for Phobos: The Club of Fear (Фобос: Клуб Страха) has almost the same beginning as the trailer for AMF (you can watch it for the subtitles), but the second part is different. Plus, production rudiments had... More »
By Vladimir   
  

Early AFM teaser for Russian horror/thriller Phobos with English subtitles

Phobos is a story of young people locked in underground bunker. The movie stars Petr Fedorov (Inhabited Island) and Agnia Kuznetsova (Gruz 200).Rainy summer evening - young people are arriving at the new trendy club named Phobos which is still... More »
By Vladimir   
  

AFM 09: Richard Attenborough, Robert Carlyle, Bob Hoskins, Paul Giamatti And Pete Postlethwaite Are IRONCLAD

A full on, big budget, medieval action film with a cast of honest-to-god actors?  Err, yes please.  The film is Ironclad from director Jonathan English and it's in post-production now.It is the year 1215 and England is on the brink... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: 'Tis The Season For Revenge In Ireland. Promo Reel For Brendan Muldowney's SAVAGE.

What are the chances?  A nation that doesn't produce a huge number of films in the first place and an even smaller number of genre films, two of Ireland's prime exports this year are full blooded revenge pictures.  Conor McMahon's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: DEAD MEAT's Conor McMahon Returns With THE DISTURBED

If Conor McMahon's Dead Meat was a low-budget trip into zombie land, then what does that make the Irish director's sophomore picture, The Disturbed?  Shot on a miniscule budget, McMahon here moves into straight up revenge-sploitation, with a bare bones... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: Marrese Crump And Jija Yanin Cast In Untitled Prachya Pinkaew Project

[UPDATE: We originally reported that the project referred to here was Prachya Pinkaew's Ta Bang Marn but we have just learned that this is not the case.  Ta Bang Marn is in production now while this project will not begin... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: Shawn Yue and Miriam Yeung Star In Pang Ho-Cheung's LOVE IN A PUFF

Though director Pang Ho-Cheung is still in post-production on his slasher picture Dream Home, Media Asia have already announced his next effort.  Sounding very much like a Kevin Smith sort of indie-comedy, Love In A Puff will star Shawn Yue... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: DETECTIVE DEE Sees Tsui Hark In Epic Form.

For fans of large scale martial arts film, Tsui Hark's Detective Dee is awaited with a mix of excitement and trepidation.  Excitement because this is a truly classic character, perfectly suited to the big screen, executed on a simply massive... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: OUTCAST Impresses.

If Colm McCarthy's dark Irish fantasy Outcast comes even close to living up to the strength of its sales promo then this may very well end up being the discovery of this year's AFM.  Beautifully shot by Darran Tiernan Outcast... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: INTRUDER Brings The Snake-y Goodness.

With the screening schedule relatively slow at the American Film Market today the time was right to roam the halls looking for new sales promos.  And Thai snake-horror The Intruder has got a good one.In 1983 before the giant Suvarnabhumi... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: And Prachya Pinkaew's Next Is ...

It exists for the time being as only a title and brief synopsis on the project board outside Sahamongkol Film's offices at the American Film Market - key art and casting will have to wait until the formal announcement some... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: LUCKY LUKE Review

So fast he can surprise his own shadow, so precise he can split the layers of paper in a playing card, Jean Dujardin is Lucky Luke - the wild west's fastest gun and most famed hero.  Lucky for villains, then... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFM 09: Fresh Art And Plot Details From Tony Jaa's ONG BAK 3!

After director / star Tony Jaa had a very public meltdown while working on his recent Ong Bak 2 it comes as no surprise that producers Sahamongkol Film have been keeping things quiet as far as progress on Ong Bak... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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