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BIG SHORT's Adam McKay To Direct Comic Book Movie IRREDEEMABLE, Adapted By DEAD SNOW's Tommy Wirkola

This is an interesting combination. Deadline reported yesterday that The Big Short director Adam McKay will be directing an adaptation of the Boom! Comics comic book Irredeemable. Further adding to the intrigue, Dead Snow writer and director Tommy Wirkola is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ELSTREE 1976 Presents The Human Side Behind A Space Opera

Hundreds of actors work on a film production but only a phenomenon as huge and unique as Star Wars really make fans interested in basically every single one of them, including the extras and the masked performers. This real fascination... More »
  

Crowdfund This: THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY, An R Rated Animated Movie From UGLY AMERICANS Creators

Well, glory to God in the highest, He's about to appear in an R-Rated cartoon from the same folks that brought us Ugly Americans, Superjail, Wonder Showzen, Golan the Insatiable, Golden Age, and The Jellies. We couldn't be happier to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE HEXECUTIONERS Coming To The UK Later This Month

Studio Canal is releasing Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror film The Hexecutioners in the UK later this month. Given the island nation’s running history with rural horror flick we believe this is right up the UK’s alley. We would like... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: BELLADONNA OF SADNESS, A Spellbinding Work Of Carnal Beauty

Yamamoto Eiichi's long forgotten work of erotic fantasy, 1973's Belladonna of Sadness, is an unforgettable cinematic experience that has no equal, even all these years later. This project, the last film in a trilogy produced by manga legend Tezuka Osamu... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

HUNTING THE LEGEND PART II Heads Into Production With A New Angle

Justin Steeley is returning to the backwoods of Alabama to look for Sasquatches. The multi-hyphenate filmmaker wrote us to say that he is prepping the followup to his 2014 found footage flick Hunting the Legend. According to the footage from... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hot Docs 2016 Review: HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE Beautifully Mixes Craft And Emotion

The famous Serenity Prayer of american theologian Reinhold Niebuhr is as follows:  "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Jay... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Exclusive Poster Debut: Michel Gondry's MICROBE & GASOLINE

If you ask me, every road-trip movie should have a poster as gorgeous as this one for Microbe & Gasoline. We're pleased to present its exclusive debut. Here's the brilliantly brief official description: Written and directed by Michel Gondry, this... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE STYLIST Debuts Teaser & Poster

Jill "Sixx Tape" Gevargizian's fifth short film (following Grammy, Call Girl and the Soska Blood Drive PSAs The Luhrmanns and Police Brutality) The Sylist stars Najarra Townsend (Contracted, Substance) and Jennifer Plas (The unReal Housewives of Kansas City). They say... More »
  

Frontières@Cannes: Announces Goes To Cannes Work-In-Progress Line-up

As the Frontières Global Domination Tour of 2016 carries on, having already conquered Brussels once again, market director Lindsay Peters and her team are preparing to invade Cannes in a couple weeks. Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The PUPPET MASTER Will Return With New Film THE LITTLEST REICH

Fans of killer puppets have reason to cheer this morning. This past weekend at Texas Frightmare a new Puppet Master film was announced. Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, TRANSFORMERS) and Caliber Media (DARK WAS THE NIGHT, SOME KIND OF HATE) partnered up to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Back Catalogue: Going Through The Filmography Of The Cast Of TERM LIFE

Peter Billingsly's Term Life opened in U.S. cinemas this past Friday. Vince Vaughan plays Nick Barrow, a guy wanted around town by various hit men who hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: WE ARE THE FLESH, Lucifer Rising

The budding filmmaker Emiliano Rocha Minter, a 26-year old from Mexico, emerged with his feature debut at International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year, finished only a couple of days before landing in Netherlands. It wasn't his first visit to... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

WE ARE THE FLESH Interview: Emiliano Rocha Minter Discusses His Corporeal And Twisted Debut

Budding Mexican filmmaker Emiliano Rocha Minter shot a bit twisted, albeit daringly corporeal, feature debut We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la Carne) at the age of 26. Minter showed a promise in his shorts efforts, a promised that did not... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Hot Docs 2016 Review: TICKLED, A Tale From Which It Is Difficult To Squirm Away

Tickled is a documentary about power when one is the 'tickler'. Tickled is a documentary about the sudden whiplash from silly to terror when one is the 'ticklee'. Tickled is David Farrier's investigative reporting magnum opus, a deeply engaging ride-along... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

XLrator Media Picks Up Isaac Ezban's THE SIMILARS For U.S.

Isaac Ezban's love letter to sci-fi films and television shows influenced by the post-war and cold-war eras, The Similars, has been picked up by XLrator Media for U.S. distribution. On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Now On Blu-Ray: WHAT?, FELICITY, THAT'S SEXPLOITATION, & KUNG FU TRAILERS OF FURY From Severin Films

Severin Films has been very busy over the last several months delivering one stunner after another. In an effort to catch up on the deluge of quality releases, we're offering our opinions in a gallery of their most recent Blu-ray... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Review: PALI ROAD, An Intriguing Thriller That Doesn't Quite Go The Distance

Pali Road, the romantic mystery thriller directed by Jonathan Lim, derives its title from an actual road on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where the film is set. This road is said to be haunted, with many mysterious and unexplainable... More »
  

Tribeca 2016 Interview: Janicza Bravo Talks HARD WORLD FOR SMALL THINGS, As Her Big World Gets Bigger With VR

It is rare to encounter an artist at the beginning of their career and know, innately, that you are in the presence of a master of their form. Janicza Bravo is one such artist, and after five distinct short films,... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: In CODE OF HONOR, Steven Seagal Sits Calmly And Exudes Menace

What would it be like to sit across the table from Steven Seagal while he glowers at you? In our exclusive clip from Code of Honor, we get a sense of the experience. FBI agent Craig Sheffer enters a night... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
 
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