Note: We’ve republished our earlier Attack The Block review to coincide with the film’s release.

One day in the near future, you’ll probably be able to own Attack the Block action figures. Not lame ones like you see for the typical Hollywood blockbuster, I’m talking the cool ones reserved for the true cult classics. NECA or McFarlane toys. Detailed likenesses with accessories. Real geek stuff. Writer/director Joe Cornish‘s feature debut about a London alien invasion is that kind of movie. Small, but incredibly well made and fun, it’s destined to elicit the kind of nostalgia that’ll make fans want to own and display tiny replicas of its protagonists and antagonists. And, really, is there a better endorsement than that? Read our full review after the jump. Read More »


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Outside of the fact that they bare a striking resemblance, John Boyega is nothing like Moses, his character in Joe Cornish’s sci-fi adventure film Attack the Block. John’s older, for one, 19 instead of 15. His British accent is more refined, his slick grey suit and skinny black tie are a far cry from the imposing baseball cap and hoodie he dons in the film and, on this early June morning, John’s not in South London but Los Angeles, sitting on the Sony Pictures lot talking about a role that, come July 29, is sure to change him from dapper young actor to famous movie star.

Yes, John Boyega is very different from the fearless, alien killing, neighborhood gang leader he plays in Attack the Block and that makes his performance even more impressive. After the jump, watch our video interview with the actor in which he talks about his favorite films, language, a potential sequel and what The Wire has to do with fighting aliens. Read More »

Attack the Block is almost upon us. The awesome sci-fi, action homage directed by Joe Cornish and produced by Edgar Wright will begin attacking U.S. theaters on July 29. Just before that, however, is the San Diego Comic-Con, and you better believe that the Blockheads will be out in full force.

Screen Gems is hosting one final fan screening of this amazingly entertaining movie and it’s the best one yet. It will take place at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at Comic-Con and feature a post-film Q&A with director Joe Cornish, producer Edgar Wright and star John Boyega. /Film readers can get exclusive tickets to the screening using the info below.

Plus, if you are one of the first five people to comment – and can be at the event – you won’t have to wait in line. You and a guest will be put on the list. What are you waiting for? Hit that jump now. Read More »

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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It’s happening. Christopher Nolan is now filming The Dark Knight Rises and some actual urban set photos have emerged. Want to see what they are shooting? Also, what is the film going to cost and why is the guaranteed blockbuster causing stress at Warner Bros.? Plus, who won’t be appearing in X-Men First Class, who will be appearing in The Avengers, director Martin Campbell comments on Green Lantern 2 and more. Only in today’s Superhero Bits. Which starts right now. Read More »

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 »

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