Believe it. Joe Cornish‘s awesome sci-fi action film Attack the Block is having yet another free screening in New York City. It already attacked the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin and now it’s time to “Attack the Sunshine” at 8 p.m. June 28 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinemas on Houston Street in Manhattan.

Want to see this amazing film, for free, well in advance of its July 29 release date? Allow it. After the jump, we’ll give you an exclusive links to tickets from your friends at /Film. Read More »

The second round of US promo screenings for Joe Cornish‘s tremendously entertaining ‘kids versus aliens’ movie Attack the Block took place tonight, and timed accordingly there is also a new red-band trailer for the movie. In the film, a small group of foul-mouthed South London council flat hooligans run afoul of alien beasts that rain from the sky. Made on a smallish budget and with the biggest ‘name’ talent being Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker and Luke Treadway, the film has to build a good amount of mainstream interest before opening (via Screen Gems) in late July. So check out the red-band action after the break, and get ready to believe. Read More »

Rejoice, Blockheads! After months and months of hearing nothing but positive things about Attack the Block, Joe Cornish‘s alien invasion nostalgia action film, (sounds like something else, no?) Screen Gems is finally releasing it in the United States on July 29. It’ll be a platform release, however, so expect to see it hit screens outside of New York and Los Angeles sometime in August. Thanks to Box Office Mojo for the heads up. And if you’re still hoping to see the film early, there are promo screenings going on in a handful of cities on June 15. Check seat availability here.


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Since the film’s premiere at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, you’ve been hearing some incredible hype for the Edgar Wright-produced Joe Cornish-directed sci-fi action film Attack the Block.

Inner City vs. Outer Space. About a teen gang in South London defending their block from an alien invasion.

I finally got a chance to see the film last month and don’t believe the hype — the movie is actually even better than what you’ve heard. The film hits theatres in the UK this week, but no US release date has yet been announced. I’m guessing Screen Gems is planning a release near Halloween 2011. But you don’t have to wait that long to see it because we have your exclusive ticket to an early sneak preview screening.

To enter to see Attack The Block at one of the 25 on 25 Fan Appreciation Screenings, head over to our exclusive Gofobo page now and enter your information.  That’s 25 cities on May 25th.”A list of screening cities is included after the jump.

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Many genre movies fans have been salivating over the buzz generated by Joe Cornish‘s Attack the Block. Reviews out of South by Southwest, where the film had its premiere, were beyond stellar and when Screen Gems picked the film up for U.S. release, it was hard not to smile. Though the U.K. was getting to see the film in May, now U.S. audiences would also get to see this tale of what happens when a group of kids decide to fight invading aliens in South London.

We’ve already shown you a very cool U.K. poster and the first trailer. Now, after the jump, you can see a second, shorter, more action heavy trailer as well as five character vignettes telling us about the film’s heroes. Read More »

Screen Gems to Distribute ‘Attack the Block’

The ‘aliens invade a South London housing project’ movie Attack the Block has been playing like gangbusters in screenings at SXSW and in LA. The film is scheduled to open in the UK next month, but was without a US distributor. That has changed as Screen Gems just sent out a press release announcing that the company will release the film in the States. Read More »

Clips are always a dicey proposition — we want to spread the word about movies that don’t have a massive marketing push, but don’t want to give too much away too early. But in the case of Attack the Block, the Joe Cornish film in which aliens land near a South London housing project and have to contend with the kids who live within it, we’ll go with the clips and risk the over-exposure.

I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t attest to how spoilerish or spoiler-free these clips are in context. (Obviously, if you’re concerned about spoilers don’t go any farther, in part because I’ll slightly explain the context of each one after the break.) But I suspect anyone who doesn’t want to preserve the option to see the film with a 100% fresh eye will be OK watching these two short sequences. Read More »

My biggest regret of the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival is that I did not see the Edgar Wright-produced Joe Cornish-directed Attack The Block. By all accounts, Attack was the must-see highest positive-buzz film shown in Austin last week. And since I can’t personally attest to the film’s awesomeness, I’ll include some spoiler-free pull quotes about the movie after the jump. What esle might you find after the jump? How about an exclusive look at the film’s quad poster!

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There has been a minor argument going on today over the film Attack the Block, which showed at SXSW and drew raves from a great many critics and audience members. The argument is minor because relatively few people have seen the film, but it could have some impact on how you see it. Specifically, there has been talk that Attack the Block, which takes place in a South London housing project and features some pretty heavy accents, might be subtitled for US release. Read More »