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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.17.18] post apocalyptic scifi thriller

Going through the Cinecpocalypse line-up one film caught my eye. It’s a new PA film called The Domestics which the fest describes as "Mad Max meets The Purge" and an "absolutely savage survival love story". [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Film Festival 05.17.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror action cult thriller crime adventure

A full line-up has been released for Chicago's CINEPOCALYPSE film festival, which will take place June 21 - 28 at the Music Box Theatre. The Midwest’s largest gathering of genre films and fans, the festival’s organizers are proud to have Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill as Co-Presidents of their 2018 Feature Film ... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.17.18] cyberpunk scifi action thriller kungfu

Jackie Chan is a legend who needs no introduction, but you may not be aware of some of the crazy movies he's been doing lately. Bleeding Steel is the latest. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.17.18] Mexico drama dystopic

Premiering as part of the Director's Fortnight at this year's Cannes festival, Julio Hernandez Cordon's Buy Me a Gun is set in a dystopic Mexico, in a city largely devoid of women and children where cartels control everything; not a far stretch of the imagination. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.16.18] Australia apocalyptic scifi action thriller

Late last year, we had our first look at Occupation, an alien invasion thriller coming from Film Mode Entertainment which was screening at the American Film Market. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.16.18] France horror drama

Though I really liked Gaspar Noe's Enter the Void, I completely checked out of Love; the concept of a 3D movie about sex did nothing for me, but I must admit, I'm intrigued by Noe's new offering Climax. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.15.18] Denmark horror drama

Lars von Trier is back and he's not fucking around. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.15.18] United Kingdom thriller mystery noir

Particularly in it's first half, before the story really comes together, writer/director Vaughn Stein's Terminal (review), relies heavily on the performances and charisma of the actors. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.15.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror thriller

A trailer has appeared for FOX's series based on the post-apocalyptic novel series. Based on author Justin Cronin’s trilogy of the same name, The Passage is an epic thriller written by Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”). [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [DVD News 05.15.18] post apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller adventure

Here's what's out on home vid this week, flm fans... Black Panther! [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.11.18] Finland horror

Stumbled across this wonderfully creepy trailer for an upcoming Finnish horror film called Kyrsyä - Tuftland. The film is about a young girl who travels to a small town to get away from her problems only to find herself is what appears to be a kind of Wickerman deal. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.11.18]

Japan's Sion Sono (Tokyo Tribe) has set his English Language debut feature with Prisoners of the Ghostland, a post-apocalyptic action thriller that will star Nicolas Cage. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.11.18] Poland drama

Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska left a lasting impression with her debut feature, the dark fairy tale about singing mermaids The Lure (review). Now the director is back with her second feature and it looks just as dark and alluring as her debut without the fantastic elements. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.10.18] United Kingdom thriller mystery noir

The stylish thriller unfolds at a nameless terminal in a nameless city in an undisclosed period though from the technology on display, it's likely the 70's though it may as well be a dystopian future; it makes little difference to the movie outside of adding to the unique look. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.10.18] action thriller

As someone who likes the Predator movies but isn't completely obsessed with them, I've been excited at the prospect of a reboot since it was announced that The Predator was coming from director Shane Black (less Iron Man Three, more Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys) with a cast that includes Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, ... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.09.18] United Kingdom thriller drama mystery

Moll is at the centre of this story which unfolds in an isolated island town where she plays guide to tourists making a day trip to the area. She's living at home, looking after her ill father and doing her best to fit into her outwardly perfect family but it's clear from the look on Moll's face in the choir rebuke which opens the movie, that not all is well in her ... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.09.18] scifi thriller

A trailer has debuted for 2036 Origin Unknown starring BSG's Katee Sackhoff. The interstellar sci-fi mystery is directed by Hasraf Dulull with a screenplay by Gary Hall. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.08.18] thriller drama

I was recently blown away by writer/director Zack Wilcox's impressive directorial debut Hunting Lands (review) which tells the story of a man who is trying to disconnect from society only to find himself drawn back into it, and dealing with one of society's scummiest individuals. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.08.18] thriller mystery noir western

Neo-noir meets Spaghetti Western in Pickings, a film about a single mother and local bar owner who spent years trying to escape her past until mobsters came after her family. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.07.18] scifi thriller adventure

If you've been hankering to see the new sci-fi, Prospect, the wait is almost over. Gunpowder & Sky just acquired worldwide rights to Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell's film following its world premier at SXSW. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.07.18] horror

Island Zero is written by the popular novelist Tess Gerritsen (Gravity), and is the directorial debut of Josh Gerritsen (her son, I assume). The indie was lensed in Maine, utilizing local cast and crew. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.07.18] book thriller mystery adventure

We're giving away three eBook copies of Christopher Webster's survival adventure "New Horizons"! The novel, inspired in equal parts by "Lord of the Flies" and David Fincher's "The Game" follows the story of 15 year-old Marcus Riley who is forced to survive when he is sent to a "brat camp" that is mysteriously free of adults. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.04.18] apocalyptic action comedy cult

In the vein of the television show, “Doomsday Prepper”, Prepper follows ?James (played by actor Jay Bowdy in his final role) in the midst of his typical mundane suburban life until he believes the end is coming and decides to plan for the worst. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.03.18] thriller drama

Frank Olsen is a man searching for solitude. He's rebuilt the family cabin from the ground up and moved in full time, in part as an escape from his wealthy family and in part as a coping mechanism for PTSD. While out on a hunt, he comes across a truck dumping something in the woods. Out of curiosity, he decides to investigate only to discover that the tarp is wrappe... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.02.18] scifi horror thriller

Sci-fi thriller Astro, featuring Gary Daniels (The Expendables), Dominique Swain (Lolita) and Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage), bows at Cannes in May before hitting home ent platforms in July.

Directed by Asif Akbar and written by Akbar and Bernard Selling, Astro tells of a billionaire's private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterres... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.02.18] post apocalyptic horror action thriller

WolfCop director Lowell Dean has released the trailer for a secret post apocalyptic film called Supergrid. Raven Banner is bringing the film to the Cannes marketplace.

In Supergrid, two estranged brothers must travel the notorious "Grid" in their quest to collect and deliver a mysterious cargo. En route they must contend with road pirates, rebel gangs, and each ot... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.01.18] comedy crime

The star studded dark comedy Arizona, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has been aquired by RLJ Ent. The directorial debut of Jonathan Watson (HBO’s Vice Principals), the film was written by Luke Del Tredici (FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”). [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.01.18] Iceland thriller crime

Brothers with seemingly disparate careers, missing millions, drug mules; this is all part of Icelandic director Borkur Sigporsson's feature film debut Vultures. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.01.18] scifi horror

In Sequence Break, the mind-bending directorial debut of Graham Skipper, a reclusive video arcade repairman (Chase Williamson) experiences bizarre biomechanical mutations and Cronenbergian hallucinations when a mysterious new arcade machine appears in his shop. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.01.18] action thriller

Action maestro John Woo returns to the mold of his classic The Killer with this remake of a classic 1970s Japanese thriller, about an innocent man who sets out to clear his name after his is framed for robbery and rape. [Continue reading]

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