These days it feels like every horror movie can be easily categorized. Either it’s a possession movie, a found footage movie, a slasher movie or some inane combination. Finding something different is rare. Mike Flanagan‘s Oculus, at the very least, strives to be different. Combining elements from several subgenre columns into something that feels new and fresh, Oculus is the story of a brother and sister who try to destroy a haunted mirror that drives people to wild hallucinations, blurring lines between what’s real and what’s not.
Flanagan’s script is a psychological jumping bean as it hops wildly between multiple timelines, putting the audiences in the shoes of the characters, everyone totally unaware of precisely what’s going on. The whole thing has a fluid feeling that’s not exactly innovative, but exciting enough to potentially kick off a new franchise. Read more of our Oculus movie review below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
You’d think a character convinced that a mirror had somehow killed her parents would spend the rest of her life avoiding all mirrors at all costs. But in the new Oculus trailer, Kaylie (Karen Gillan) does just the opposite, going out of her way to track the item down.
She claims it’s all in an effort to clear the name of her brother Tim (Brenton Thwaites), but the way she strokes and coos at it suggests she has a sick fascination that goes beyond any responsibility to her sibling. And as Oculus is a horror movie, it’s not long before her attempt to right some wrongs starts to go horrifyingly awry. Watch the video after the jump.
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Always two, there were: the Star Wars film canon and the Expanded Universe canon. It seems however, under the new Disney regime, everything moving forward will fall under the same umbrella. Read about that development, and everything below, in this edition of Star Wars Bits.
- Two Star Wars Rebels character names have been revealed via Lego sets.
- George Lucas might have considered Tupac Shakur for Mace Windu in Star Wars Episode I.
- Katee Sackhoff campaigns to be a part of Star Wars Episode VII.
- Your digital Dark Horse Star Wars comics are safe.
- 3D Systems bought Star Wars licensee Gentle Giant.
- See six beautiful Star Wars posters by artist Nicolas Alejandro.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Darth Vader signs up for Instagram, and posts his very first selfie. Also after the jump:
- Michael B. Jordan addresses those Episode VII rumors
- Katee Sachkoff teases big news, but it’s not Star Wars related
- David Prowse would like to see Darth Vader resurrected
- The Star Wars Identities exhibit will head to Paris next year
- Han Solo’s DL-44 blaster is going up for auction this month
- Is EA Vancouver working on an open-world Star Wars game?
- Why has Disneyland‘s Star Wars land really been delayed?
- Check out a behind-the-scenes video from Star Wars: Rebels
- Take a peek at the new Star Wars art available on Acme Direct
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Was the Katee Sackhoff and Ms. Marvel connection greatly exaggerated? Does Chris Cooper think Norman Osborn will appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 3? How does Jamie Foxx talk about Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? What does Chris Hemsworth do different with a Thor movie versus an Avengers movie? Want to see a makeup test for X-Men: First Class? Could the lack of female superhero movies be out of Hollywood’s hands? Where can you see a beautiful animated Batman fairytale? Which Firefly star is coming to Arrow? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
After several male dominated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more attention is turning to women. Besides the inclusion of Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel director/producer Louis D’Esposito was recently quoted saying the company wants to make a female lead superhero movie. He even offered up the character Captain Marvel as a possibility.
So who could play a role like that? Well someone at Marvel must really like the cast of Riddick. Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel were both cast in Guardians of the Galaxy and now it’s come out that Marvel has had discussions with Katee Sackhoff. The Riddick and Battlestar Galactica star revealed as much on a recent podcast, stating Marvel inquired about her availability during the first quarter of 2014.
D’Esposito also revealed one of their already strong female heroes, Hayley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter, would certainly return. Read More »
Here’s a very cool little tidbit about one of last year’s most talked about films. Katee Sackhoff, star of Battlestar Galactica and this week’s Riddick, recently revealed she had a small part in the 2012 cult hit Pitch Perfect. Her fiancee Scott Niemeyer produced the film and, one day on set, they needed someone to fill a small role. Sackhoff gladly stepped in, but her scene was cut. Read more about it below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
How can you get “The Ultimate Insidious Experience”? Find out after the jump. Also:
- Daniel Craig wants more “irony” in Bond 24
- How did Shaun of the Dead inspire The World’s End?
- The Scorpion King 4 is a thing that is happening
- The new Transformers 4 logo has claw marks
- Toys R Us is ready for the influx of Dinobots toys
- Vin Diesel flirts and fights in new clips from Riddick
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