Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain, has announced plans to rerelease the infamously nuts, 1979 sci-fi/horror/action movie, The Visitor. The movie stars legendary film director John Huston (The Maltese Falcon) as — per the official synopsis — “an intergalactic warrior battling alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic eight-year-old girl and her pet hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.” (Now, that is something I might be tempted to pay $50 to see on the big screen, particularly as Huston’s costars include Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, Franco, Nero, and his fellow director, Sam Peckinpah.) A new, HD restoration of The Visitor will be released to cinemas later this year and will also be available on VOD.
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Does Ghostbusters contain secret messages about smoking, obesity, and/or the reproductive process of Sigourney Weaver’s character Dana Barrett? Those theories are raised by a new documentary called Spook Central, which seemingly does for the 1984 comedy classic what the recent, subtext-exploring Room 237 did for Stanley Kubrick’s horror movie The Shining.
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Aliens. Zombies. Ghosts. Yes, there’s craziness aplenty to be found in horror-anthology sequel V/H/S/2, as you might expect from a project whose directors include Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project), Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun), and Adam Wingard (the forthcoming, not-to-be-missed You’re Next). But for this writers’ money, the hands-down loopiest tale arrives courtesy of Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre) and Gareth Huw Evans (much-admired action flick The Raid). Entitled Safe Haven, the Indonesia-set short movie concerns a documentary crew and its horribly doomed attempt to interview an apocalypse-cult leader at his compound. We’ll reveal no more plot-wise — except to add that you’ve never seen anything like it.
The Dark Knight actor Eric Roberts has been cast in Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). Franchise producer Ilona Six confirmed that the star, who was Oscar-nominated for playing an escaped convict in 1985’s Runaway Train, will appear in the third film of the notorious horror series.
Roberts’ other notable credits include 1983’s Star 80, the following year’s The Pope of Greenwich Village, and The Expendables. Six also confirmed that Tommy “Tiny” Lister (Friday), Robert LaSardo (Death Race), and former porn actress (and former Charlie Sheen paramour) Bree Olson will make their Centipede debuts in the movie. They join a cast that already features returning villains Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey and the series’ writer-director Tom Six.
The Human Centipede is, of course, the infamous and much-parodied franchise in which people are, let us say, affixed together to form a single alimentary canal. The third movie is currently being shot in California and will reportedly feature a 500-person centipede.
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Cinemagoers in 2013 are experiencing a veritable (and biblically-appropriate) plague of apocalypse comedies. But only one stars Craig Robinson from The Office as the Anti-Christ — and its name is Rapture-Palooza.
The film — whose cast also includes Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Rob Corddry, and Thomas Lennon — is being unleashed to theaters on June 7 and will also be available on demand. But you can check out an exclusive clip from the movie featuring Kendrick and Daley below. READ FULL STORY
We wouldn’t want to give the impression that V/H/S/2 is an entirely laugh-free zone. But this apocalyptically-minded horror anthology sequel certainly takes a more serious approach to the end of the world than out-and-out apocalypse comedies like the recently released It’s A Disaster and the forthcoming This Is The End.
V/H/S/2 — which features sections overseen by Hobo with a Shotgun filmmaker Jason Eisener and You’re Next director Adam Wingard, among others — will be available on demand on June 6 and arrives in cinemas July 12. You can check out the gory, offensive, and just plain weird, red-band trailer below. READ FULL STORY
Do you enjoy seeing behind-the-scenes photos of sci-fi actors drinking tea and eating HobNobs cookies? Then get ready to smile. According to the BBC, Star Wars: Episode VII will be shot in the United Kingdom, a regular production home for the franchise. “We’ve devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement “and I’m thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilising the incredible talent there can be a part of that.”
Warner Bros. delays release dates for '300: Rise of an Empire' and Tom Cruise pic 'All You Need Is Kill'
Audiences expecting to return to the swords-and-sandals-and-CGI ancient Greece of 300 this summer will have to wait until next March. Warner Bros. has pushed the release date of sequel/side-quel 300: Rise of an Empire from Aug. 2, 2013 to March 7, 2014. READ FULL STORY
Director Edgar Wright recently told this writer that his new movie The World’s End is “definitely in the realm of social science fiction.” What does that involve in practice? Well, judging by the film’s international teaser trailer, it involves Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, a pub crawl, Primal Scream’s blissed-out dance-rock classic “Loaded,” a bunch of sinister folks with glowing eyes and mouths, and a gag involving a fence which will be warmly appreciated by fans of the two previous entries in Wright, Pegg, and Frost’s so-called “Cornetto trilogy” (2004’s Shaun of the Dead and 2007’s Hot Fuzz).
What else could you want on a Wednesday morning?
The World’s End, which also stars Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, David Bradley, and various other notables, arrives in cinemas Aug. 23. Check out the trailer below and tell us if you are happy that The World’s End is finally nigh. READ FULL STORY
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