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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.29.17]

2017 promises to be a hell of a year for Stephen King fans. Among the projects up is another adaptation of IT, directed by Andrés Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.29.17] scifi adventure

STXfilms have released a BIG new trailer for VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, Luc Besson's highly anticipated return to science fiction. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.28.17] Austria scifi

Set in Europe in the near future, Clemens Schick stars as Vincent, a corporate drone schilling for the biggest business in the land: insurance companies. You see, in Hitz's future, death has been commoditized. Death insurance isn't simply something you buy to ensure your family is taken care of, it's a necessity if you plan to stay dead. If you die without insurance... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.28.17] drama fantasy

The images from David Lowery's A Ghost Story are sort of ridiculous. Some feature star Rooney Mara looking morose, after all the movie centers on her dealing with the loss of her husband played by Casey Affleck, while others feature a white sheet with black eyes. My initial gut reaction is to laugh but now that I've seen the trailer, I'm not so sure. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.27.17] comedy drama

It may also be the most innovative movie I've seen in some time. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 03.27.17] United Kingdom horror comedy

Prevenge is the feature directorial debut from Alice Lowe. It follows her character, Ruth, a heavily pregnant widow suffering through a psychotic breakdown as a result of the death of her husband from a climbing accident. Ruth believes that her unborn child is speaking directly to her from inside the womb, telling her to do terrible things, to track down the other cli... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.22.17] Poland musical horror comedy drama

The very concept of director Agnieszka Smoczynska's feature film debut The Lure is this perfect mesh of material specifically designed for someone who, like me, loves a good fairy tale, a dash of horror and cheesy 80s dance music. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.22.17] horror

In many circles, "Death Note" is kind of a big deal. The manga which appeared to become a nearly instant sensation has spawned a number of Japanese movies, series and more cosplay than you can shake a stick at. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

John Connor [Celluloid 03.21.17] cyberpunk animation dystopic

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John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 03.20.17] thriller crime

I had my reservations about Fargo becoming a TV show at FX, but I've been a fan since the first season. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 03.20.17] post apocalyptic horror action fantasy western adventure

There's a part of me that still can't believe this movie is actually happening. Do we really live in a time when Stephen King's massive Dark Tower series could become its own cinematic universe? For me, this is would be the ultimate antidote to comic book universes which have dominated for the last decade. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.16.17] Canada comedy

Robert Cuffley's wrestling comedy Chokeslam (review) had a great festival run after premiering last year at the Calgary Film Festival and with the movie's Canadian release around the corner, a newly minted trailer has been released. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.16.17] Canada scifi fantasy adventure

For a few years now writer/director Benjamin Ross Hayden has been dabbling in an interesting subgenre of filmmaking which mixes mysticism, fantasy, technology and the apocalyptic. His debut film Agophobia was a 30-minute blend of tech and fantasy and his feature film debut The Northlander appears to be working with similar themes even if the setting is slightly differ... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.15.17] Russia scifi

Russian director Nikita Argunov is making a big splash with his feature film debut Koma. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.15.17] post apocalyptic scifi thriller

In the new sci-fi thriller Atomica, a young safety inspector is forced to fly out to a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert to bring it back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange behaviors cause her to have doubts about the sanity, and perhaps identities, of the two employees onsite. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.15.17] scifi action

Though I'm generally not a fan of the concept of remakes, I understand the business of Hollywood loves the concept of a built-in audience and moreover, once in a while remakes, reboots and other rehashes of familiar properties turn out OK but something about the news that Warner Brothers is talking about going back to The Matrix just sits wrong with me. [Continue reading (5 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.14.17] horror podcast

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John Connor [Celluloid 03.13.17] action thriller noir crime

Edgar Wright is back with a high octane crime thriller called Baby Driver and it looks great. The film just played SXSW to great acclaim so why not drop a trailer too! [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.10.17] Netherlands thriller western

Pearce is the leader of a group of Dutch ex-patriots and religious zealots who left the motherland and settled in the United States, following a calling to create a new branch of Christianity which is pure and free of the corruption. We first meet him in the opening scenes of Brimstone as he arrives as the new pastor for a small community where Liz (Dakota Fanning) ... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.10.17] mystery

If there was an award for confusing a potential audience, the trailer for Buster's Mal Heart would win all the prizes. But then, reading a couple of different synopsis of the movie, I'm not sure any trailer could do this movie justice. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.10.17] action

We've already seen Charlize Theron kick ass but she's not done yet and in Atomic Blonde she takes on a role that looks to fall somewhere between James Bond and John Wick. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.09.17] horror vampires

Perhaps one of the more interesting titles selected for last year's Cannes Festival was Michael O'Shea's indie film The Transfiguration. It's not uncommon for debut features to make the cut at the prestigious festival but it's not often that an American indie vampire movie makes the cut. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.08.17] thriller

Shortly before its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, it was announced that one of Werner Herzog's latest projects, a thriller titled Salt and Fire, had been picked up for North American distribution and lo-and-behold, it will soon be released to the masses. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 03.07.17] Sweden horror thriller mystery

AMC Networks-backed premium streaming service Shudder announced today that it has acquired exclusive North American rights for Season 1 and the upcoming Season 2 of the acclaimed international thriller series JORDSKOTT from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE). [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.07.17] post apocalyptic thriller

Skydance have released a number of apocalyptic clips from the upcoming Geostorm with Gerard Butler. Apparently there will be a full trailer tomorrow. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.07.17] Canada horror

I had the opportunity to see the The Void early (watch for a full review from Jason later this month) and I can attest to the film's strengths as a psychotropic, Lovecraftian horror film up there with From Beyond or Beyond the Black Rainbow. Canada's Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski (part of the Astron-6 team) continue to impress. [Continue reading (6 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.03.17] horror thriller

Want an iTunes code for director Ed Gass-Donnelly's new psychological thriller Lavender starring Dermot Mulroney, Abbie Cornish and Justin Long? Of course you do!! [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 03.03.17] Canada horror thriller

3Brane Entertainment and Buffalo Gal Pictures have teamed up to bring Washed Away to thriller fans. Starring Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men) and Cameron Bancroft (90210), the film is about a woman who tries to put her life back together after losing her husband in a kayaking accident. Mysteriously, she sees him in a San Francisco marketplace and begins a searc... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.02.17] Canada horror thriller

Ed Gass-Donnelly left a huge impression on me a few years ago with the release of Small Town Murder Songs (review), a little Canadian thriller with Peter Stormare in a rare leading role. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.01.17] scifi horror

Colour me impressed. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

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