Aruba 2015 Festival Diary: An Opening Night Filled With Metaphysics And R&B

If one thing is clear at 1:37AM in the morning it is that the notion "we're all in this together" really applies on a small island off the coast of South America. That island in question is Aruba. And that's... More »
By Ben Umstead   

THE HEXECUTIONERS: Trailer And Stills From Canadian Occult Horror

The Hexecutioners marks the second direct collaboration between director Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl and Septic Man) and Canada's nefarious scribe Tony Burgess (Pontypool and Hellmouth). Cook produced two more of Burgess' screenplays Hellmouth and Ejecta, so yeah, they are pretty comfortable around each other. Their latest project The Hexecutioners will... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Interview: Director L Gustavo Cooper Talks About JUNE

L Gustavo Cooper's latest flick June came out on DVD on Tuesday. I managed to squeeze a block of time out of the young director this past weekend while he worked away at finishing up Halloween themed commercials for an... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fists Fly In Bondarchuk Produced WARRIOR (Воин) Remake

There's not much in the film world that Russia's Fedor Bondarchuk doesn't do and do very well. One of the nation's most popular actors he is also a hugely acclaimed director (Stalingrad, Inhabited Island, 9th Company)while his Art Pictures Studio... More »
By Todd Brown   

I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP!! The World's Toughest Milkman Hits Vimeo October 14th. Check Out The Trailer Now!

Though likely too cult to ever really be considered iconic, Reid Fleming is nonetheless an enormously important figure in the history of Canadian underground comics. The world's toughest milkman, Fleming is a seething ball of rage (and dairy products) poised... More »
By Todd Brown   

Things Get Bloody At The MIDNIGHT SHOW

Though you likely don't know the name of Indonesia's Ginanti Rona there's a more than passing chance you've seen some of her work if you're at all a regular around these parts. For Rona, you see, has been a long... More »
By Todd Brown   

Morbido 2015: Second Wave Of Titles And Guests At The Fest

Morbido is coming in less than three weeks and we have a new batch of titles and the first list of guests to share with you.As far as Latin American titles go Isaac Ezban's The Similars is on the list.... More »
By Andrew Mack   

The Clown Brings Death In The Full Trailer For Indonesia's BADOET

It would appear that a fear of clowns is not just a North American phenomenon, with audiences all around the world having learned a healthy distrust of those painted on smiles. That certainly seems to be the case in Indonesia... More »
By Todd Brown   

XLrator Media Releasing 24 HOUR RENTAL On Hulu End Of The Month

XLrator Media acquired the U.S. rights for the dark humored Canadian television show 24 Hour Rental. They will release the show on Hulu on October 30th then expand to other platforms in 2016. 24 HOUR RENTAL follows former Mafia boss Tracker... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Kim Ki-duk Gets $24 Million for Chinese War Film WHO IS GOD

And now for something completely different. Maverick Korean auteur Kim Kim-duk is hopping over to China for his next project, and after years of working on microbudgets and failing to crack his own country's commercial realm, he's getting a supersized... More »
By Pierce Conran   

I AM A MONK Trailer: Discover The Secret Life Of A Young Japanese Abbot

I Am A Monk follows the trials and tribulations of Koen Shirakata, a 24-year-old man who becomes Abbot of Eifukuji temple, 57th of the 88 temples on Japan's notorious Shikoku Pilgrimage route. Based on actual events, the story is taken... More »

Trailer For TRIPLE 9 Has Lots Of Nasty Cops And Robbers

This little slice of nastiness from John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road), a director who knows his way around balancing bleak and heart, looks to be pushing the police action boundaries of Sicario and Training Day as far as it... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Bong Joon-ho Nabs Jake Gyllenhaal And More For New Monster Feature

Returning to the creature feature well after 2006's The Host, ace Korean director Bong Joon-ho's next film Okja (no English title as of yet) is gearing up for production early next year and a cast of big names is starting... More »
By Pierce Conran   

RIP Chantal Akerman, Pioneer Of Avant-Garde And Feminist Cinema

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman has reportedly passed away in her home in Paris at the age of 65, according to multiple news sources. Akerman was at the forefront of the avant-garde film movement in Europe in the 1970s, pushing the... More »

FAST AND FURIOUS 8: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON's F. Gary Grey Enters Exclusive Talks To Take Over Franchise

After, what, a day of speculation on which director would take over the franchise, THR is reporting that Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray has entered into exclusive talks with Universal to take over the 'we can print our... More »
By Andrew Mack   

COLD DECK: When You Go After Someone, A Blunderbuss-Axe Is Your Weapon Of Choice

The worldwide rights for the Canadian crime thriller Cold Deck have been picked up by Screen Media Ventures. The film stars Paul Sorvino, Robert Knepper and Stéfano Gallo.Screen Media Ventures are currently at MIPCOM in Cannes this week to sell the... More »
By Andrew Mack   

The Trailer For VINYL Spins Out Of Control

The brainchild of Martin Scorsese, Terrence Winter and Mick Jagger, the show Vinyl is coming to HBO this January. Today, we've got a whopper of a trailer.Charting the days of proto-punk and early hip-hop in 1970s New York City, Vinyl... More »
By Ben Umstead   

MACBETH Duo Adapting THE AXEMAN'S JAZZ Novel For TV Event Series

Deadline reported this morning that See-Saw Films, the producer, and Michael Lesslie, writer of Justin Kurzel's Macbeth (and his Assassin's Creed video game adaptation), will be working together again, adapting Ray Celestin's debut novel The Axeman's Jazz into a television event series. Celestin's... More »
By Andrew Mack   

JUNE: Just Who Is The Goddess Aer?

L Gustavo Cooper's coming of rage flick June will be available on DVD and digital release tomorrow, October 6th. Over the past couple days we met two of the foster families who took June into their homes. But just who is this... More »
By Andrew Mack   

JUNE: Now It Is Time To Meet Former Foster Parents The Patels

L Gustavo Cooper's coming of rage flick June will be available on DVD and digital release on Tuesday, October 6th.  Yesterday we meet the Dywers, former foster parents who took June into their home. Today we meet another pair of foster parents,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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