My favorite horror film of 2013 which almost no one saw? That would have to be The Battery, a micro-budgeted tale of two bickering ex-baseball players trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. Written and directed by the magnificently bearded Jeremy Gardner – who also stars alongside Adam Cronheim — the result is a reminder that you don’t need a whole lot of money to make an atmospheric and character-rich undead flick. In fact, all you really you need is $6,000 and a baseball bat (okay, and a ball and a glove).
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Marvel's Phase Three: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Iron Man 4,' 'Hulk,' 'Inhumans' or 'Runaways' on horizon? -- EXCLUSIVE
Big things happen in threes.
With Iron Man 3 heading into its third weekend, now is the perfect time to look ahead to what Marvel Studios may be planning for its own third act — the evolving multi-movie slate known as Phase Three.
Phase One for the comic book studio was the series of films that culminated in last year’s The Avengers. Phase Two begins with Iron Man 3, and will build to Avengers 2 in 2015, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, and Guardians of the Galaxy in between.
The question that still hasn’t been resolved, even internally at the studio… What comes next?
In Warm Bodies, in theaters Feb. 1., zombie boy (X-Men: First Class‘ Nicholas Hoult) meets zombie-fighter girl (I Am Number Four‘s Teresa Palmer) and finds that his feelings for her reanimate him. Courtesy of Fandango, you can watch the first four minutes of the film, adapted from a YA novel, below. We see that R (that’s all he can remember of his first name) has a long way to go, and meet his best friend (Rob Corddry). READ FULL STORY
Yes, Warm Bodies was produced by Summit Entertainment — but that doesn’t mean this paranormal romance, an adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel, is just a Twilight mad lib that trades vampires for zombies. Warm Bodies is a horror comedy, with an accent on the comedy — think Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland, two films to which it seems to owe a debt of gratitude.
The flick stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as R, a reanimated teen who’s slowly shuffling through unlife until he meets Julie (I Am Number Four‘s Teresa Palmer), a blond hottie who also happens to be an accomplished zombie fighter. Sparks fly, and soon R begins to feel reanimated. Could love be the cure for zombification?
Check out the movie’s second trailer — featuring a truly excellent sight gag involving an evolution poster — below. Warm Bodies debuts in theaters February, making it a godsend for quirky guys and girls who are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day date.
The Twilight saga ends with the release of Breaking Dawn — Part 2 this Friday, but that doesn’t mean Summit Entertainment is getting out of the paranormal teen romance game. Like Twilight, their upcoming film Warm Bodies is adapted from a YA novel about a supernatural boy who falls for a normal human girl. The twist: The pair lives in a postapocalyptic wasteland, and oh yeah, he happens to be a zombie. Here’s an exclusive look at the movie’s new one-sheet:
Rejoice, fans of cockneys, zombies, and British sitcom legend Richard Briers. Shout Factory! announced today that it has acquired distribution rights to the U.K. horror-comedy Cockneys vs. Zombies. The company plans a multi-platform roll out which will include making the film available through video-on-demand, DVD and Blu-ray releases, and distributing the movie to select cinemas. In addition to Briers, Cockneys vs. Zombies stars Honor Blackman (British TV show The Avengers), Alan Ford (Snatch), and onetime Bionic Woman Michelle Ryan.
Shout Factory! is also set to distribute the action-thriller Tower Block, which like Cockneys vs. Zombies was penned by James Moran, whose other credits include Doctor Who, Torchwood, and the 2006 horror film Severance.
You can check out the extremely foul-mouthed red-band trailer for Cockneys vs. Zombies below. READ FULL STORY
Like a Comic-Con in miniature, the Hero Complex Film Festival — held by The Los Angeles Times and hosted by lead Hero Complex writer Geoff Boucher — has quickly proven to be a great weekend for A-list geek-outs. In previous years, films like The Dark Knight, Alien, Dick Tracy, and Iron Man have screened at the festival, followed by Q&As with the top creative people behind the films, like Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Warren Beatty, and Jon Favreau (with surprise guest Robert Downey, Jr.).
This year’s festival includes the zombie double-header Dawn of the Dead and Shaun of the Dead , a digitally remastered version of RoboCop, and the sci-fi cult hit Serenity — and the guests representing those films include Zack Snyder, Edgar Wright, Peter Weller, and Nathan Fillion. Check out the full line-up below: READ FULL STORY
Last week Stephen Colbert warned us about the dangers of using dolphins to locate underwater mines in the Straits of Hormuz. “Need I remind you, we dumped Osama bin Laden in the ocean,” said the semi-fictional pontificater. “It’s only a matter of time until he recruits young, impressionable male dolphins by promising them an eternity in paradise with 72 herrings.”
If you think that’s a ludicrous idea then, well, you’d be right. But I’m not sure it’s any more preposterous than the plot for a forthcoming, independent film called Osombie, in which a yoga instructor from Colorado faces off against a zombie-fied Osama. You can check out the new, mayhem-filled trailer for Osombie below and, if suitably impressed, help the Osombie team finish their movie by contributing monies at their Kickstarter page. READ FULL STORY
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