Swarez
Reykjavik, Iceland

As a burned out pop star Swarez turned his back on the soul sucking existens that was the music biz, and his label had just dropped him, to focus on more important things; blogging about movies. In the beginning he pestered Mr. Brown with tidbits from the Icelandic movie scene until he was asked to join the team as a contributing writer and to be the most handsome one on the team. He was only recently upstaged in the latter category when Ryland Aldrich came bursting in with his dreamy looks. Swarez vows revenge on Aldrich ever since. AAAAALLDRICHHH!

Fantastic Fest 2010: Rare Exports

What if santa was real? But what if he wasn't the jolly old fat guy you thought he was but actually a wild creature hunted and trained by professionals to be shipped to malls worldwide? Brothers Jalmari and Juuso... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2010: I Saw The Devil Review

Revenge is a dish best served cold, someone once said. In Kim Jee-woon's I Saw The Devil, revenged is served so fucking cold it's like a block of ice smashed across your face. Kim Jee-woon takes the tried and... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2010: Let Me In Review

Like many, or most I moaned at the idea that a US remake of the spectacular Swedish vampire film Let The Right One In. All sorts of fears began to rise as to what they would do with it... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2010: The Man From Nowhere.

On the surface The Man From Nowhere is a pretty generic Asian action drama, reminding me somewhat of the Heroic Bloodshed films from HK in the 90's but what saves it from dropping from your thoughts right after you've... More »
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Inhale trailer hits the web. Dutch DVD and Blu released.

For some reason or other Baltasar Kormakur's first US produced film, Inhale, has remained unreleased in the US for some time now but fans of the director can rejoice because it's been let out of the gates in the Netherlands... More »
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Pyuupiru 2001 - 2008

Me discovering this film has nothing to do with me actually attending Nippon Connection in Frankfurt but rather reading about it in Jasper Sharp's blog and eyeing the accompanying photo which featured an outlandishly designed costume representing the planet Mercury. Looking better... More »
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Poster Alert! Survival Of The Dead and The Warriors.

The good folks at Mondotees have a few goodies for you poster fans up for sale today. First up is a poster for George Romero's latest zombie opus, Survival of the Dead. The glow in the dark print is done by... More »
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More Scandinavian crime drama. City State from Iceland.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Director Olafur Johannesson a.k.a Olaf De Fleur is the hardest working man in Icelandic filmmaking, aside from Baltasar Kormakur maybe. Last summer he shot two features, one fictional, Polite People which... More »
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Poster Alert! The Human Centipede

As one of the most talked about film at last year's Fantastic Fest, The Human Centipede came and saw and conquered. Now it's gotten its US domestic release and the good folks at The Alamo Drafthouse are celebrating the occasion... More »
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Poster Alert! Night of the Living Dead

Florian Bertmer has quickly become a superstar in the poster game, especially with us who collect Alamo Drafthouse posters. The man is one of the finest artist that has tried his hand at movie poster illustration and his popularity continues... More »
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Baltasar takes you to the Deep.

Baltasar Kormakur continues to amass projects to tackle, his remake of of his own starring vehicle Reykjavik Rotterdam is bound before the cameras soon with Mark Walberg in the lead. His Viking epic is waiting at the starting lines, and... More »
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Fight! Fight! Fight! Marc Vorlander responds to Rena Riffel's Showgirls 2 plans.

Out of all the films in the history of cinema, where two people are fighting to make their own sequel to a infamous movie, it has to be Showgirls. Really?Sure I mean I enjoy the original, especially the fantastic edition... More »
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Predators website up and running

With a special sneak peek footage showing at SXSW the other day the Predators propaganda machine is up and running with the official website popping up yesterday.The website features a behind the scenes featurette which features Robert Rodriguez talking about... More »
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Don't mess with a man in cut off's. Deadly Prey review.

The first time I heard of Deadly Prey was when Mack posted a youtube clip of it in these pages. Intrigued I started to snoop around and finally found it on a torrent site, which is the easiest way of... More »
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RIP Corey Haim

I'm pretty sure that almost everyone of my generation, who grew up in the 80's saw a film featuring a Corey, Haim or Feldman, often both at the same time. These two boys shot to stardom starring in popular teen... More »
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Mr. Bjarnfredarson dominates the Eddas.

Last saturday night the annual Edda Awards were handed out here in Iceland. These are our "Oscars" if you will and like the Oscars it's usually one project that has the most nominations. This year it was the box office... More »
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**UPDATED** The Messenger trailer online with English subs.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the Icelandic government is systematically slaughtering the Icelandic film industry and how filmmakers are trying their best to avoid that. While that is happening now the effects of it won't be... More »
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Neil Marshall's Centurion trailer.

I must confess that I was a little let down by Marshall's Doomsday after the genius that was The Descent. Something about the film just didn't quite work for me.His follow up is another hack and slash action film, Centurion, this time... More »
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Wanna meet schlock meister Frank Henenlotter? NY/NJ fans are in luck.

I'm a big fan of Frank Henenlotter, director of Basket Case, Frankenhooker and Brain Damage and most recently the sex filled horror comedy Bad Biology. The film is getting its DVD release courtesy of Media Blasters on Saturday, just in time for... More »
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Valhalla Rising clip online

I've been dying to see Nicholas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising ever since it was announced but have  yet gotten an opportunity to see it. Todd Really liked it, James Dennis as well. Eight Rooks not so much though.The only thing... More »
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