Friday, 30 October 2009

Harry Brown - 2009

Who knew all that time helping Batman would rub off? Caine is set to become something of a crusader (if not a caped one) himself. Sir Michael Caine has taken matters into his own hands after being Batman's sidekick for so long.

The movie is set in modern day Britain and follows the story of a modest law-abiding elderly citizen, Harry Brown (Sir Michael Caine). Harry is a retired Marine and lives on a depressed public-housing estate in London, within a community where drugs are the currency of the day and guns run the streets.

As his wife lives out her last days in the hospital, Harry restricts his activities to games of chess in the pub with Leonard (David Bradley), his last best friend. Their housing estate has been taken over by warring gangs that deal drugs and settle scores with impunity. The police, represented here by upright detective Frampton (Emily Mortimer) and her cynical partner Hicock (Charlie Creed-Miles), are reduced to simply informing the victims' families when the latest shooting or knifing occurs – visits that Hicock calls death-o-grams.

Harry Brown's life has been stalked by tragedy and when his best friend Leonard is murdered by a gang of thugs, the situation forces him to make some difficult choices as to just how far he will go to find the perpetrators and dispense his own brand of vigilante justice. As he bids to clean up the run-down estate where he lives, his actions bring him into conflict with the police, led by investigating officer DCI Frampton and partner Hicock.

As a revenge thriller it has obvious parallels to Get Carter, it's being billed by some as the UK's answer to "Gran Torino". Harry Brown also has been described as "The best British film of the year." I am looking forward to seeing Michael Caine kicking butt.

Harry Brown will be released to theaters
in the US on November 6, 2009 and
in the UK on November 13, 2009

Movie Music - See Chase and Status new single 'End Credits' video featuring Plan B (plus Lyrics). Released November 2, 2009.

More Clips, Pictures, Cast and credits after the jump...

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Avatar - 2009

Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), is an ex-Marine who was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down in combat on Earth. Jake is selected to participate in the Avatar program, which will enable him to walk. Jake travels to Pandora, a lush jungle-covered extraterrestrial moon filled with incredible life forms, some beautiful, many terrifying. On Pandora, through his Avatar body, Jake can be whole once again.

Pandora is also home to the Na'vi, a sentient humanoid race, who are considered primitive, yet are more physically capable than humans. As humans encroach deeper into Pandora's forests in search of valuable minerals, the Navi unleash their formidable warrior abilities to defend their threatened existence.

Jake finds himself thrust into hostilities on the alien planet. Over time, Jake integrates himself into the Na'vi clan, there he meets a young Na'vi female, Neytiri (Zoe SaldaƱa) and begins to fall in love with her. As a result, Jake finds himself caught between the military-industrial forces of Earth and the Na’vi, forcing him to choose sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Avatar is both written and directed by Oscar winning visionary filmmaker James Cameron, of Piranha II, The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, and Titanic fame.

Avatar 2009 Trailer

AVATAR takes us to a spectacular new world beyond our imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery, as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. The film was first conceived by Cameron 14 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of actual production work, AVATAR delivers a fully immersive cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.

James Cameron's Vision Featurette

LOS ANGELES, (August 23, 2009) – Twentieth Century Fox announced today that the AVATAR teaser trailer has become the most-viewed trailer ever on the popular iTunes Movies Trailer section of, which Thursday hosted the long-awaited public first look at writer-director James Cameron’s motion picture epic. The teaser registered over four million streams in its first day on the site, shattering the previous record of 1.7 million.

Avatar Trailer Publicity Clip

Cast, Photos and more after the jump...

Friday, 23 October 2009

2012 - Movie - Clips

2012 - "The Worst is Over"
According to the Mayan calendar, the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012.

This is a disaster movie from the producer of The Day After Tomorrow, inspired by the popular superstition based on an ancient Mayan belief that the world will come to an end in the year 2012.

To give you an idea about the scale of disaster that occurs in this film, think The Day After Tomorrow but on steroids, it was as if mother nature got upset after the climate change in that film didn't kill us all and struck back with a vengeance.

Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. "2012" is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

A five minute clip for 2012 that Columbia Pictures aired to the largest American media roadblock ever on the major broadcast networks, local stations in the top 70 markets, and nearly 450 television stations in North America.

Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, Harald Kloser, Larry Franco
Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
Director: Roland Emmerich
Thandie Newton, John Cusack, Amanda Peet,
Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oliver Platt,
Tom McCarthy, Danny Glover, Liam James, Zlatko Buric

2012 - Opens in theaters November 13 2009.

Soundtrack music from 2012:
Adam Lambert - Time for Miracles ...Permalink

Time For Miracles - Adam Lambert - 2012

The music video for 'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert's Time for Miracles from '2012' has been released and is below. Enjoy!

The video is fun and largely features shots of Adam singing from a rooftop intercut with shots of explosions and natural disasters from the movie. Our favorite, though, is him walking through a disaster street riot, complete with crashed cars and fire and people running.

'Time for Miracles' is the lead single from soundtrack album of the movie 2012 (2009).
2012 Soundtrack album at Amazon

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You can get a copy of the Time For Miracles single and the For Your Entertainment debut album release from Adam Lambert at

Time For Miracles - Adam Lambert - MP3 Download at Amazon

For Your Entertainment - Adam Lambert - Debut Album

2012 -

2012 Movie clips - Here
A five minute clip of 2012 from Columbia Pictures and a trailer for the movie.

New Theater Releases: November

November 2009

November 6 (Friday)

The Box
A Christmas Carol
The Fourth Kind

The Men Who Stare at Goats (Limited)
Precious (Limited)

November 13 (Friday)

Pirate Radio

Dare (Limited)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Limited)
The Messenger (Limited)
Red Cliff (Limited)
Uncertainty (Limited)
Women in Trouble (Limited)

November 20 (Friday)

The Blind Side
Planet 51
The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Broken Embraces (Limited)
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Limited)

November 25 (Wednesday)

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ninja Assassin
Old Dogs
The Road

The Princess and the Frog (NY & LA Only)
Me and Orson Welles (Limited)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Michael Jackson's This Is It

Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind the scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold out concerts that would have taken place, beginning summer '09 in London's O2 Arena.

Chronicling the months from April through June, 2009, the film is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than 80 hours of behind the scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show.

Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his final show.

Michael Jackson THIS IS IT o2 Arena Concerts offical advertising on TV broadcast March 8th 2009.

Buy at Amazon: Michael Jackson's This Is It

Double CD soundtrack album including the brand new single "This Is It" (featuring backing vocals from his brothers), unreleased demos, a lavish 36 page booklet and the legendary hit singles sequenced as they appear in the movie.

This Is It - Michael Jackson
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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Trick 'r Treat

Trick 'r Treat is a film of interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater.

The film is an anthology of Halloween-related scary stories. One thing that ties the stories together is the presence of Sam, a mysterious pint-sized trick-or-treater with a burlap pumpkin mask, who makes an appearance in all the stories, as a 'friendly-reminder' to those who break the Halloween traditions.

Produced by Bryan Singer, Trick ‘r Treat is a creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year: Halloween. The film’s ensemble cast includes Academy Award-winner Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb, Dylan Baker and Tahmoh Penikett. In the tradition of Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt comes interwoven tales set on Halloween night. Trick ‘r Treat is a collection of creepy stories that mixes fun with fear, candy with poison, and laughter with screams.

It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten.

Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick.

Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem... the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety-human and otherwise-try to survive the scariest night of the year.

Director and Writer: Michael Dougherty
Produced by Bryan Singer

Anna Paquin ... Laurie
Brian Cox ... Mr. Kreeg/Principal
Leslie Bibb ... Emma
Dylan Baker ... Steven Wilkins
Rochelle Aytes ... Maria
Quinn Lord ... Sam / Peeping Tommy
Lauren Lee Smith ... Danielle
Moneca Delain ... Janet
Tahmoh Penikett ... Henry
Brett Kelly ... Charlie
Britt McKillip ... Marcy
Isabelle Deluce ... Sara
Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Schrader

The film had many title changes before filming began. Originally titled Season's Greetings was changed because it sounded too much like a Christmas film. Then it was called Halloween Terrors, Jack O' Lantern Tales, October the 31st, and Trick or Treat. The final title was kept but since there was already a movie of the same name out, they changed the spelling to Trick 'r Treat.

The film was originally to be released in October 2007 for a Halloween release. Warner Bros., without explanation or reason, pulled the film from the schedule and no reschedule date was announced. There was brief talk that the film would finally be released around Halloween 2008 and possibly early 2009 but neither release ever materialized. The film was finally released straight to DVD in October 2009.

Buy now on DVD or Blu-ray

Trick ‘r Treat DVD

Trick ‘r Treat Blu-ray

Editorial Reviews:

Wizard Magazine
"The best Halloween film of the last 30 years."

"No film since John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN has captured the creepy spirit of the holiday." "We have a new classic on our hands."

I cannot think of a film more deserving of a 5/5 rating than
TRICK 'R TREAT. Writer/director Michael Dougherty has crafted a film that transformed me into a five-year-old child in a Dracula cape and plastic fangs, riveted in stunned horror as his vision played out before me. Somehow, it succeeds in being both terrifying and charming, like a dark old painting that still reminds you of home.

Rating: 5 out of 5
5 Stars

Top 10 'Family' Scary Movies

Top Ten 'Family-Friendly' Scary Movies

Here are some scary movies that are suitable for all ages – something the kids and adults will both love. A selection of movies – not just horror movies, but movies that contain the themes: Halloween, witches, ghosts, and all things spooky.

Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden (Moriarty) is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts.

Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey (Pullman) to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat (Ricci) move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who’s 'the friendliest ghost you know' and his hostile 'fleshies' hating uncles!

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Get the special edition DVD for fun extras like games, safety tips and scenes, all suitable for kids 3 and above.

Monsters, Inc.
BOO! There's a monster in your closet. It's huge, with blue fur and purple spots....and it's adorable. From the Academy Award-winning creators of TOY STORY comes the computer-animated film that captured the hearts of fans and critics everywhere.

This heart-tugging movie follows the hilarious adventures of a two-year-old girl, aptly named Boo, who stumbles into monster world and frightens the daylights out of these supposedly scary ogres.

In a land of monsters, James P. Sullivan is king. He and his coworker/ friend Mike Wazowski are two of many monsters that work for Monsters Inc. a utility company that generates power for a very paranoid and nervous city of monsters. This power, oddly enough, is generated from the screams of children, which is produced by scaring them in their sleep. One night, however, Sully uncovers a devious plot to rid Monster city of it’s power problems, but in all the wrong ways. Together, ironically, Sully and Mike will fight to protect the innocence of the children they scare every night.

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Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they studied the occult. They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple. This film is a timeless cult classic.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween — but alas, they can’t get it quite right.

Can Christmas be saved? His merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!

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Now digitally restored and remastered with state-of-the-art technology, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is deeper, darker and more brilliant, just as Tim Burton originally envisioned it.

The Witches
This macabre on-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel is a gripping treat for both kids and adults. A recently orphaned young boy moves with his grandmother to an English hotel, where a horrifying group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children. What follows is definitely not a fairy tale but a sinister black comedy where good does eventually win over evil.

This movie is based on the wonderful book by Roald Dahl and stars Anjelica Huston and Rown Atkinson. This is a film that the kids will definitely love. This film was produced by Jim Henson.

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Friday, 9 October 2009


Hilary Swank and Richard Gere star in director Mira Nair's biopic tracing the life of famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Earhart’s early aviation triumphs and meteoric rise to fame and fortune were propelled along by her tempestuous partnership and eventual marriage to publisher George Putnam (Richard Gere). Bound by mutual ambition, admiration and, ultimately a great love, their bond could not be broken even with her brief passionate affair with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).

Amelia Earhart who made history in 1932 by becoming the first woman ever to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and was the first pilot, man or woman, to fly unaccompanied across the Pacific.

In Amelia’s attempt five years later, to be the first to fly around the world in an equatorial flight her life was tragically cut short with her mysterious and untimely disappearance over the South Pacific in 1937.

Virginia Madsen and Ewan McGregor co-star in the Avalon Pictures production.

Hilary Swank - Amelia Earhart
Richard Gere - George Putnam
Virginia Madsen - Dorothy Binney
Ewan McGregor - Gene Vidal
Mia Wasikowska - Elinor Smith

Mira Nair - Director
Kevin Hyman - Producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher - Producer
Ted Waitt - Producer
Ronald Bass - Screenwriter / Executive Producer
Susan Butler - Book Author
Mary S. Lovell - Book Author
Anna Hamilton Phelan - Screenwriter

Release dates:
October 23, 2009 (US) 13 November 2009 (UK)

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Saw 1 - 6 Trailers

Saw Movie Trailers

Saw VI

Saw VI - Review, plot and cast information.

Saw V

Saw IV


Saw II

Saw I

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Friday the 13th 2009

Friday the 13th is a 2009 American horror film directed by Marcus Nispel, and written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. It is a reboot of the Friday the 13th film series, whose last film was the 2003 crossover film Freddy vs. Jason.

Nispel also helmed the 2003 remake of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, while Shannon and Swift wrote the screenplay for Freddy vs. Jason.

The film stars Derek Mears as Jason Voorhees, with Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, and Danielle Panabaker portraying the male and female leads. It was released on Friday, February 13, 2009.

This film begins on Friday, June 13, 1980, just at the moment where Pamela Voorhees (Nana Visitor) is beheaded in front of her young son Jason (Caleb Guss) and then jumping ahead thirty years.

A group of vacationing friends—Wade (Jonathan Sadowski), Richie (Ben Feldman), Mike (Nick Mennell), Whitney (Amanda Righetti), and Amanda (America Olivo)—arrive at Crystal Lake on a camping trip, and to find some weed that was planted in the woods. As Mike and Whitney explore the abandoned Crystal Lake camp, Jason (Derek Mears) begins to kill the rest of the group one-by-one.

Six weeks later, Trent (Travis Van Winkle), along with his girlfriend Jenna (Danielle Panabaker), and their friends Chewie (Aaron Yoo), Chelsea (Willa Ford), Nolan (Ryan Hansen), Bree (Julianna Guill), and Lawrence (Arlen Escarpeta) arrive at Trent's summer cabin, which sits on Crystal Lake, unaware of the events that occurred a few weeks prior.

Also in town is Clay (Jared Padalecki), who has come to Crystal Lake searching for his sister Whitney. Clay eventually makes his way to Trent's cabin, where Jenna agrees to help him look for his sister on the other side of the lake. As Clay and Jenna search for clues to Whitney's disappearance, Jason arrives and begins killing everyone .... ...Want to know more? then watch the movie.

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Friday the 13th
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(Extended Killer Cut
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Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Originally starting out as an origin story, the film ultimately became a re-imagining of the first four Friday the 13th films. Along with bringing the film back to its roots, Jason was designed as a leaner and faster killer, with a backstory that could provide a little sympathy for the character but not enough that he would lose his menace.

When released the film was met with primarily negative reviews, but earned approximately $19 million opening night making it the largest opening day for the film series. It currently sits as the second highest grossing film in the Friday the 13th franchise, in unadjusted dollars.

Below is a list the other Jason films and theater release dates.
More information on the other Friday the 13th movies.
Sequels: Release Date:
1. Friday the 13th (1980) May 9 1980
2. Friday the 13th Part 2 April 30 1981
3. Friday the 13th Part III August 13 1982
4. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter April 13 1984
5. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning March 22 1985
6. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives August 1 1986
7. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood May 13 1988
8. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan July 28 1989
9. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday August 13 1993
10. Jason X April 26 2002
11. Freddy vs. Jason August 15 2003
12. Friday the 13th (2009) February 13 2009

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The Vampire's Assistant

Based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant tells the story of a small-town teen who inadvertently shatters a 200-year-old truce between warring factions of vampires.

Sixteen-year-old Darren (Chris Massoglia) is your typical teenager; he spends most of his time with his best friend, Steve (Josh Hutcherson), earns decent grades, and generally manages to stay out of trouble.

But trouble finds Darren when he and Steve make the acquaintance of a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) while attending a traveling freak show at a local theater. Transformed into a bloodsucker by Crepsley, Darren joins the Cirque du Freak and quickly ingratiates himself with the unusual cast of characters who populate it.

Theater Release Date: October 23 2009

The Vampire's Assistant

Paul Weitz

Ewan Leslie
Lauren Shuler-Donner
Paul Weitz

Darren Shan - Book Author
Brian Helgeland Screenwriter
Paul Weitz Screenwriter

Cast and Crew
John C. Reilly ... Larten Crepsley
Ken Watanabe ... Mr. Tall
Josh Hutcherson ... Steve
Chris Massoglia ... Darren Shan
Ray Stevenson ... Murlaugh
Morgan Saylor ... Annie
Daniel Newman ... Pete
Patrick Fugit ... Evra the Snake Boy

Theater Release Date: 10/23/2009

The film was originally set for release on January 15, 2010, but was moved forward to October 23, 2009.

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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The imaginarium of doctor parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary Imaginarium, a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.

Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality.

Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.

Valentina is now rapidly approaching this coming of age milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls.

Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughters hand in marriage to the man that helps him win.

In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr. Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all!

The UK release of the film was scheduled for 6 June 2009 but pushed back to 16 October 2009 due to its successful premiere at Cannes.

In USA Movie Theaters *
*LIMITED RELEASE on Dec. 25 2009

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Written by: Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown.

Heath Ledger
Christopher Plummer
Verne Troyer
Andrew Garfield
Lily Cole
Tom Waits
Johnny Depp
Colin Farrell
Jude Law.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Necrosis (AKA Blood Snow) 2009

The film 'Necrosis' as it is known in the States, (also known as 'Blood Snow' worldwide), 'Dead of Winter' (was the working title).

During the winter of 1846, a group of ill-fated pioneers, known as the Donner Party, were on their way to California through a newly discovered mountain pass. They encountered the worst blizzard ever recorded, trapping them with little food or shelter.

As days turned into weeks, and weeks into months, the members of the Donner Party slowly dissolved into madness, eventually turning on each other in what became a desperate, cannibalistic slaughter.

Blood Snow Trailer

Necrosis Trailer

The Necrosis story follows a group of friends at an isolated cabin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains who become trapped by an epic snowstorm and are haunted by ghosts from the Donner Party. They struggle to find out whether these are these true demonic 'entities' or if it is simply 'cabin fever' that is bringing out their fears and paranoia, causing friends to turn against each other as their reality deteriorates around them.

Writers, Robert Michael Ryan and Jason Stephens, wanted heavy snowfall and they got it. The cast and crew survived 2 weeks of relentless snowstorms on location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to get the footage.

"We got 12 feet of snow in 10 days" comments Director Jason Stephens, "there were days when I woke up and looked out the window and thought…. if this film wasn't self-financed, I would have called in and said – 'nope, snowing too hard today, not filming…..' but with our budget, we had to film everyday. We got it done and it looks incredible. There is no way anyone will doubt that the characters were trapped by a snowstorm. We actually were!"

Necrosis (from the Greek "nekros" meaning, "dead" ) is the premature death of cells and living tissue.

Produced on location in South Lake Tahoe, Big Bear Mountain, and Ventura, California, by Unknown Productions Incorporated in 2008/2009, they turned out the finished film in time for the 2009 Paranoia Film Festival in March, held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

Necrosis stars James Kyson ( Heroes ), George Stults ( 7th Heaven ), pop star Tiffany, Penny Drake ( Zombie Strippers ) Danielle De Luca, Robert Michael Ryan and has an extended cameo appearance from horror icon Michael Berryman ( The Hills Have Eyes ).
James Kyson Lee ... Jerry
George Stults ... Matt
Tiffany ... Karen
Penny Drake ... Megan
Danielle De Luca ... Samantha
Robert Michael Ryan ... Michael
Michael Berryman ... Seymour
Mickey Jones ... Hank
Kymberly Jane ... Denise
Grady Lee Richmond ... Joseph
Jay Preston ... Isaac

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Walled In - 2009

The movie opens with a scene featuring a little girl trapped in a room filling with cement, this helps to enforce the belief that this is, a horror movie. Before she's entirely engulfed, the opening credits kick in with a montage of police reports and newspaper clippings.

The headlines explain the terrible discovery of 16 bodies cemented into the walls of a building, including that of the architect who designed it. We learn that the person who walled them in, Joseph Malestrazza, was never caught, and then we cut to 15 years later, when the building is planned to be demolished.

Opening Scene

We are introduced to 25 year old, recent-college graduate and future demolition engineer Sam Walczak (Mischa Barton). She's following in the family footsteps of blowing buildings up and her dad has given her a job to demolish a building for a chance to become a partner of the company. Adapted from Serge Brussolo's graphic novel of the same name, Walled In follows fledgling engineer Sam Walczak as she ventures deep into the countryside, where the monolithic Malestrazza Building is being prepared for demolition.

A few crazy tenants still live in the building, although they've received eviction notices. Also residing there are the building's disturbed caretaker Mary (Unger) and her equally disturbed teen aged son Jimmy (Bright).

Sam's mission is to figure out the best places for explosives to bring the complex down, although she seems rather lackadaisical in her approach, as she walks around, shops at the local store, talks to the tenants, and plays old Christmas record albums in the only remaining furnished apartment for guests. She's not exactly focused, in other words.

Many of the previous inhabitants were entombed alive in the massive structure, and the deeper Sam digs into the life details of the eccentric architect who designed it, the more convinced she becomes that she will be the final victim in its malevolent legacy.

Walled In (2009)

While watching it, you'll probably notice the scenes that seem blatantly ripped off of other movies. Ghostbusters, Texas Chainsaw, Silence of the Lambs, Nightmare on Elm Street and Psycho all make their appearances. Sam even describes the building as being "like the Bates Motel, only bigger" and it even has that "One, Two, Freddy's Coming For You" song several times.

The first 30 minutes of the movie is actually pretty good, but I'll save you the time by saying that it went downhill after that. The term "horror" applies only in the vaguest sense, more of a thriller, there is very little gore and not much action offered up either. It just ends up going in the wrong direction at the end. It's still worth a look, I think, and would recommend it to the horror crowd.

Mischa Barton ... Sam Walczak
Marissa Cooper on TV's The O.C.

Cameron Bright ... Jimmy
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), An American Affair (2009)

Deborah Kara Unger ... Mary
88 Minutes (2008), One Point O (2004)

Noam Jenkins ... Peter
Saw II (2005), Saw IV (2007)

Eugene Clark ... Burnett
Land of the Dead (2005)

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Invention of Lying

From Ricky Gervais, the award-winning creator and star of the original BBC series “The Office” and HBO’s “Extras,” comes the new romantic comedy
The Invention of Lying.”

“The Invention of Lying” takes place in an alternate reality in which lying—even the concept of a lie—does not exist. Everyone—from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street—speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences.

But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark Bellison (Gervais) suddenly develops the ability to lie, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune. But lies have a way of spreading, and Mark begins to realize that things are getting a little out of control when some of his tallest tales are being taken as, well, gospel. With the entire world now hanging on his every word, there is only one thing Mark has not been able to lie his way into: the heart of the woman he loves.

Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor and Fionnula Flanagan, with Rob Lowe and Tina Fey.

Written and directed by Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson.
Produced by Lynda Obst, Oly Obst, Gervais and Dan Lin, with Sue Baden-Powell, Ted Field, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis and Terry Dougas serving as executive producers.

Opening on October 2, 2009, the film will be distributed nationwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Zombieland 2009

The entire world is hit with an apocalyptic infection that turns people into zombies once they have been bitten by an infected zombie. The horror comedy Zombieland focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies.

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a young geek who has a lot of phobias about almost everything from clowns, to bathrooms, to checking the back seat of cars. His new fear is being eaten by zombies. Columbus is a big wuss -- but when you're afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive.

To survive, Columbus has begun making a long list of rules to survive. Each time he gives you one of his rules, you see an example of his rule in action. Columbus explains to the audience in a background voice such as wearing your seat-belt, or the double-tap rule after you shoot a zombie make sure he is dead by shooting him in the head again.

The number 1 rule is to be sure that you can outrun the zombies, because the overweight and slow people were caught first by the zombies. He decides to go home to Columbus to see if his parents are still alive.

While walking down the highway, he encounters Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson). Tallahassee is an AK-toting, zombie-slaying' bad ass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth and who also misses his puppy Buck. He is trying to get to Florida and intends to kill as many zombies as he can on the way. Tallahassee agrees to give Columbus a ride.

When they stop at a grocery store in hopes of finding Tallahassee's coveted Twinkies, they fight off three zombies then find two teenage girls, Wichita (Emma Stone) and her younger sister, Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) in the store room. They may be the last surviving people on earth, and they must rely on each other to survive.

As they join forces with Wichita and Little Rock, who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.

Zombieland is filled with the horror genre’s standard overdose of blood and guts, but it’s also packing something else: humor. There isn't a single thing I would change about this movie. Go see it! Best comedy-zombie film since Shaun of the Dead.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer
Produced by Gavin Polone

Woody Harrelson ... Tallahassee
Jesse Eisenberg ... Columbus
Emma Stone ... Wichita
Abigail Breslin ... Little Rock
Amber Heard ... Columbus's neighbor
Mike White ... Gas Station Owner
Bill Murray makes a cameo appearance as himself

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

Zombieland (2009)

Out: 2 October 2009(USA), 7 October 2009(UK)

Rating: 5 out of 5

The film has some excellent scenes of gore and blood splattering, thrown in with dashes of gut busting humor and wise cracks, making it the most enjoyable zombie film that you will ever see.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Children of the Corn 2009

This TV remake at least tries to keep itself faithful to the original story by Stephen King.

The movie begins in 1963 in the Nebraskan town of Gatlin. A group of children are gathered inside a tent, where a young in a boy cowboy suit gives a creepy lecture to the rest of the congregation, while a pig is being sacrificed.

Jump to 12 years later, and a married couple traveling on the back roads of Nebraska are arguing inside their car, the corn fields being the only backdrop. Suddenly, a boy comes out of the corn fields, holding his bleeding throat, into the path of the couple's car. The man swerves and brakes, but to no avail - the boy is ran over.

The story continues pretty much following the original short story. It is better than the last three sequels to the original, but it still could have been a much better film itself. The acting is generally all right, apart from Kandyse McClure, after the boy hits the car and the little boy who played Issac recites his lines like he's still trying to remember them.

If you're a fan of the original 1984 film or even just the story then go ahead and give this a shot. It's not unwatchable and you could find worse things to waste an hour and a half on.

Daniel Newman ... Malachai
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

David Anders ... Burton Stanton
The Revenant (2009), The Riot (2009)

Kandyse McClure ... Vicki
Battlestar Galactica as Dualla

Preston Bailey ... Issac
The movie aired on September 26, 2009, and the DVD release date October 6, 2009

Rating: 2 out of 5 - That includes 1 for the camera work and music

Children of the corn - 1984 original

The film had one sequel on general cinema release:
* Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice, 1993

Five further sequels were later released directly to video:
* Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, 1995
* Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, 1996
* Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, 1998
* Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return, 1999
* Children of the Corn: Revelation, 2001


Thursday, 1 October 2009

Coming Soon: October '09

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

Music from The Vampire's Assistant - Free mp3

The film was originally set for release on January 15, 2010, but was moved forward to October 23, 2009.

Zombieland (2009)

Out: 2 October 2009(USA), 7 October 2009(UK)

The film has some excellent scenes of gore and blood splattering, thrown in with dashes of gut busting humor and wise cracks, making it the most enjoyable zombie film that you will ever see.

The Road (2009)

Out: October 16th

A father (Mortensen) and son (Smit-McPhee) walk for months across a ravaged, post-apocalyptic landscape in search of civilization. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

New Theater Releases: October


October 2 (Friday)

The Invention of Lying
Toy Story & Toy Story 2 in 3D
Whip It!

A Serious Man (Limited)
More Than a Game (Limited)

October 9 (Friday)

Couples Retreat

An Education (Limited)
Bronson (Limited)
The Damned United (NY & LA Only)
Peter and Vandy (Limited)
Trucker (Limited)

October 16 (Friday)

Law Abiding Citizen
The Stepfather
Where the Wild Things Are

Black Dynamite (Limited)
New York, I Love You (Limited)

October 23 (Friday)

Astro Boy
Saw VI
The Vampire's Assistant

Amelia (Limited)
Antichrist (Limited)
Untitled (Limited)

October 28 (Wednesday)

Michael Jackson's This Is It

October 30 (Friday)

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (Limited)
Gentlemen Broncos (Limited)
The House of the Devil (Limited)