DEATH NOTE: Adam Wingard Now Attached To English Version Of Japanese Manga

THR is reporting that Adam Wingard, director of festival favorites You're Next and The Guest, is now attached to the English language version of Death Note for Warner Bros. No word if longtime partner Simon Barrett is coming on board... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Love And Robots In Finland With LOVEMILLA

It's just another young romance in Teemu Nikki's Lovemilla except that, you know, Milla's alcoholic parents have turned into zombies and her boyfriend has spent all the money they were saving to move out to have himself robotically augmented. And... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Udine 2015 Review: PARASYTE - COMPLETION, A Conclusion In Need Of A Pay-Off

Much like how Parasyte Part 1 suffered from being all set-up, so its sequel, Parasite - Completion, is similarly hobbled by being mostly a series of climactic stand-offs and philosophical summations, with precious little build-up or satisfactory pay-off.An unspecified yet brief amount... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: THE LADIES OF THE HOUSE Succeeds In Making Grindhouse Both Intelligent And Sexy

An intelligent grindhouse movie sounds like an oxymoron but that's just what The Ladies of the House plays out to be. A husband-wife team behind the film - John Stuart Wildman and Justina Walford, gives the genre a dash of... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

First Trailer For Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following the international success of his most recent effort, Borgman, expectations are running high for Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's upcoming Schneider vs Bax. the veteran helmer has fused arthouse impulses with a wickedly dark sense of humor throughout his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

More Tony Jaa Versus Wu Jing In Second SPL 2 Trailer!

While Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa may not have gotten a whole load of screen time in Furious 7 it seems like very nearly the entire population of the globe has seen at least a little bit of him... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Review: UNBRANDED, Wild, Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Us Away

Four Texas A&M University graduates choose one hell of a in-between-school-and-real-life adventure, opting to adopt a dozen or so wild mustangs, train them, and make a 3000 mile journey from the Arizona-Mexican border up the spine of former 'wild west'... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Blood Window Galas Announced For Cannes 2015

Now entering their second year, the selections of the 2015 Blood Window Galas have been selected for the Cannes Marche Du Film.For the uninitiated, no, this is not a sidebar to the Cannes Film Festival as such but a distinct... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Review: DEEP WEB Examines Justice On The Electronic Frontier

The 21st century is a foreign country. If you had asked someone in the 1989 what the charming fantasy adventure The Princess Bride, and slacker time travel history lesson, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure had in common, you would likely have... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER Begins Production, Check Out The First Stills!

We have been tracking the development of Laotian director Mattie Do's sophomore feature Dearest Sister for quite some time here - actively promoting the crowdfunding campaign that helped fund the picture - and are quite pleased to announce that things... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantaspoa 2015: First Wave Of Films Includes SCHERZO DIABOLICO, TURBO KID And More!

Brazil's Fantaspoa festival revealed the first wave of films for its upcoming eleventh edition (May 15 to 31), prior next weekend's announcement of the full lineup (which will consist in more than 100 movies). 14 titles were confirmed, aside of... More »
  

Review: JASMINE, A Claustrophobic Twilight Zone Of Revenge

Dax Phelan, veteran screenwriter and producer based in Los Angeles got the Hong Kong bug on a writing research trip to the city in 2005. By his own tongue-in-cheek admission, it had become somewhat tedious being handsomely paid for writing... More »
By Ezra Emerson   
  

Studio Ghibli Co-Producing Dudok de Wit's THE RED TURTLE

While famed Japanese production house Studio Ghibli is in the midst of a major transition period with nobody seeming to be sure what - if anything - will be the studio's next steps in Japan following the retirement of co-founder... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Experience The Marvelous Oddity Of Cory McAbee's Small Star Seminar

We make no secret of our love for The American Astronaut and Stingray Sam eccentric Cory McAbee in these parts. A multi-talented musician, writer and director there's simply nobody else quite like McAbee anywhere in the world and any time... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE WAVE: Disaster Crashes In With The Full Trailer For Roar Uthaug's Latest

It was back in 1934 that one of the more peculiar inland disasters of recent times struck the small Norwegian community of Tafjord, a massive landslide triggering a tsunami that raced along the neighboring fjord - the narrow walls of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SUICIDE SQUAD: Your First Look At Jared Leto As The Joker

Well. This is certainly a little more Sex Pistols than I was prepared for. Suicide Squad director David Ayer unveiled Jared Leto's Joker today via his Twitter account. The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! I have long been... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sono Sion Declares War On Schoolgirls With TAG

You'd think at some point that director Sono Sion would run out of crazy. But nope. Here comes a trailer for another of the whopping six titles the Japanese maverick has slated for release this year and it continues to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SWEET HOME: Check Out The Trailer For Filmax's Latest Slick Shocker

You just know that when the company responsible for the [REC] franchise titles their latest effort Sweet Home that the home in question will be anything other than sweet. Because, sure, while Spanish production house Filmax may not be just... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PRINCE: Check The Full Trailer For Sam de Jong's Ultra Stylish Coming Of Age Film

Sam de Jong's ultra stylish debut film, Prince, is a strange beast in a host of fascinating ways. A teen coming of age film as filtered through Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Prince has the distinction of being the only film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COMIC 8: CASINO KINGS Trailer Spoofs On THE RAID, HUNGER GAMES With A Big Ass Croc Thrown Into The Mix ...

Like most - I suspect - outside of Indonesia, I have never had the chance to see the original Indonesian comedy Comic 8. But based on the trailer for Anggy Umbara's upcoming sequel Comic 8: Casino Kings I really, really... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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