U.S. audiences are finally going to see the continuation of the terrifying and awesome [Rec] franchise at the start of 2015. [Rec] 4: Apocalypse opened in Europe earlier this year but Magnet is finally releasing the film stateside in theaters and on VOD January 2. This fourth film continues the story of the first two as news reporter Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velascoa), the girl who got dragged into the darkness of the original film, has now been captured, and thrown on a oil tanker that’s gone out to sea.
To give you an idea of what to expect, /Film is excited to exclusively debut some violent stills from the film. That’s not even one above, check out all the gory Rec 4 Apocalypse photos below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
The Walking Dead spinoff is shuffling ahead with two new cast members and a new title. Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have just boarded the AMC pilot, which is now going by the name Cobalt.
Co-created by The Walking Dead graphic novel writer Robert Kirkman and Sons of Anarchy writer Dave Erickson, the new series explores “what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world.” Adam Davidson is directing the pilot. More details on the new Walking Dead spinoff casting, including character details, after the jump.
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(Note: this review originally ran in January during the Sundance Film Festival; we’ve republished it now as the film opens in theaters and on VOD this weekend.)
The Babadook is one of the best horror movies in years, a vigorous and hellishly intense story about a family on the edge of sanity. This isn’t a gore showcase, but a wild emotional roller coaster. (If you need a tonal touchstone, look to Polanski films such as Repulsion and The Tenant.) There is a monster of sorts, but the movie would almost be just fine without him — the actors put each other through fire and pain, and writer/director Jennifer Kent drops us right in there with them. Read More »
This weekend, as you sit at home with your families, eat turkey, watch football, maybe head out and see The Force Awakens trailer, the executives at Warner Bros. are going to be doing something even better. They’re going to be reading the script to Guillermo del Toro‘s Justice League Dark, aka Dark Universe.
The director confirmed he and his team have completed the team up script, which will feature Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre, and others and turned it into Warner Bros. If they like it, we may be seeing the film sooner rather than later. Read more about the Justice League Dark script below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
If you were a kid in the ’90s, there’s a very good chance you were really into R.L. Stine‘s Goosebumps at some point. Now Sony is hoping to reintroduce the franchise to a whole new generation with its Goosebumps movie, starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine himself.
We’ve already gotten to know some of the human heroes (including Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush) in earlier images. Today, it’s time to meet the Goosebumps monsters. Hit the jump to see the new Goosebumps images.
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Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
We’ve got some sequel-related odds and ends to take you into the weekend. After the jump:
- Jennifer Aniston makes a Horrible Bosses 3 casting suggestion
- Scooby-Doo and WrestleMania will team up once more
- Den DeBlois gives a How to Train Your Dragon 3 status update
- Producer wants Jonathan Levine to write Warm Bodies 2
- That “leaked” Ghostbusters 3 script from 2009 is a fake
- Now You See Me 2 makes room for Sanaa Lathan
- Andy Serkis says the Apes franchise might go beyond a trilogy
- Flip through some Night at the Museum 3 character posters
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Warner Bros. has been trying to craft a new film adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel The Stand for several years. The studio has gone through a roster of writers and directors, but last year finally landed on The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone to write and direct.
Boone is a life-long fan of Stephen King, and has been pretty forthcoming with some comments about The Stand. Now, what was originally seen as a single-film adaptation has now expanded into something much bigger. Because WB likes the prospect of selling an event movie series rather than one single long dramatic horror movie, The Stand is now planned as a four-film series. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
In our line of work, there are days when we get discouraged. Like the ones where yet another studio announces it’s building a Marvel-style universe, or the ones where we spend three hours watching some $200 million movie only to realize it feels exactly like the last three $200 million movies we saw. It starts to feel like there’s nothing new under the sun, and we might as well stop caring.
But we wouldn’t be doing this if there weren’t even more days that made us rejoice in the movie business, and made us excited to see where things are headed next. Not all trends are bad, even if we’ve complained about some of our least favorite ones in the past. After the jump, check out 10 movie and TV trends we love. Read More »