New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Sex Tape,' 'The Purge: Anarchy' and More
Snowpiercer - Radius TWC/Anchor Bay - Blu-ray and DVD
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, John Hurt,Tilda Swinton. Full cast + crew
2014 has been a banner year for science fiction, and yet there's one movie that still stands apart from the crowd: Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, about a revolt on a train full of the last people on Earth that continually circles the globe lest it freeze to death and the human race dies. It's precisely the kind of weird, subversive, high-concept sci-fi that's so hard to find these days, because it takes a somewhat wacky premise and commits to it without over explaining itself or waiting for the audience to catch up.
Chris Evans is just fantastic, turning his Captain America... Read More
The First 'Key & Peele' Movie Is Perfect for Cat Lovers
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, better known as Key & Peele via their sketch comedy show of the same name (and who you might recognize from MADtv), are making a movie. And it’s called Keanu—but unfortunately they’re not referring to the actor we all know and love from hits such as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Johnny Mnemonic and Speed. They’re referring to a cat that has been kidnapped.
“Keanu tells the story of friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld, all to retrieve a stolen kitty. Peele wrote the script with Alex Rubens, a writer on the show as well as on Community,” reports Deadline. The project was originally intended to be an independent film, but New Line worked some magic to snag... Read More
New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' 'Hercules' and 'Jersey Boys' at Home Now
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix.
Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods
Earth to Echo (cutesy sci-fi family film; Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley; rated PG)
The Purge: Anarchy (horror sequel; Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford; rated R)
Sex Tape (farfetched comedy; Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Lowe; rated R)
The Fluffy Movie (Extended Edition) (Documentary/Comedy; Gabriel Iglesia; unrated)
Listen Up Philip (drama; Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss; available 10/21 on MOD and in theaters; not... Read More
Sequel Buzz: 'Terminator: Genisys,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2,' 'Step Brothers 2' and More
There’s lots of sequel news to share today – including updates on Terminator: Genisys and Guardians of the Galaxy – so let’s just get right into it.
Filmmaker James Cameron is hard at work on his multitude of Avatar sequels, but it’s a well-known fact that he did some minor consulting on the upcoming Terminator: Genisys. Cameron won’t receive credit for his efforts on the latest entry in the sci-fi franchise, but he has revealed a bit of advice he handed out regarding how to fit a much older Arnold Schwarzenegger back into the franchise.
“I wasn’t interested in producing it or working on it actively, but I did want to put in a good word for Arnold. I pointed out that the outer covering (of the Terminator) was actually not... Read More
Here's Your Definitive 2014-2020 Superhero Movie Calendar
The past few weeks have brought us a lot of superhero movie news and whole ton of a release-date announcements, and by this point you're probably trying to make sense of just how many superhero movies are coming to theaters between now and 2020. Not just that, but what superhero movies are arriving when, and what characters will they feature?
While we don't have all those questions answered yet, we do have this definitive superhero movie calendar to help you keep track of it all. We'll be updating this calendar as titles and dates are announced, but here's a great snapshot of what we know right now.
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[image via John LaRue]
Note: This calendar has been updated from an earlier version posted in August of 2014.
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James Wan to Direct 'The Conjuring 2' and Potentially a DC Comics Movie
Last week brought news that James Wan had a fantasy of returning to the Saw franchise that launched his career, but for unknown reasons that wasn't likely anytime soon. Last week also brought news that Warner Bros. was planning on making 10 DC Comics superhero movies over the next few years. These two news items were seemingly unrelated at the time, except today brings news that potentially wraps everything up in a nice bow.
Deadline is reporting that James Wan will not only be directing The Conjuring 2, which will film in the summer of 2015, but that he's signed a big first-look producing deal with New Line Cinema, which is owned by Warner Bros. Basically this means that the studio will have the first crack at any new projects Wan decides to develop, which can mean more... Read More
Wes Craven Just Revealed These Great Fun Facts About 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'
When we discovered Wes Craven was tweeting some fantastic fun facts about A Nightmare on Elm Street last week, we hit the favorite button until our fingers bled. You can follow along under the hashtag #30YearsofNightmares. We’ve shared a few highlights from his discussion, below.
Released in 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street was a massive success during its initial run. Creating a terrifying serial murderer who haunted teens in their dreams, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) and his razor-sharp glove became the new face of horror that lasted eight films (unless you count the new Freddy in the 2010 remake as well). NOES bridged the aesthetic of the ‘70s slasher era with the anxiety of modernism, making its setting Middle America where a small town’s dark secrets and... Read More
The Insane 'Avengers' Prop Marvel Let Robert Downey Jr. Bring Home
If you were an actor starring in some big, flashy superhero movie, of course you're gonna want to take something home with you--if only to prove to your grandchildren (and great-grandchildren) that you were, like, totally cool back in the day. When it comes to the folks at Marvel, though, they don't like props leaving the set. I've personally been on the set of four Marvel movies, and when the taking-home-souvenirs question inevitably comes up (it always does), the answer is: nope. Not happening. That's because Marvel is very particular when it comes to holding on to every little prop from each of its films, mainly because the studio might need it again for the sequel(s).
Knowing that firsthand, it's surprising to hear this story about Robert Downey Jr., who... Read More
Here's How Close We Are to Seeing Michael Myers Return in 'Halloween III'
It’s that time of the year again – when the leaves turn brown, the air gets chilly, and Halloween candy is crowding the store shelf. There’s really no better time to talk about iconic horror villain Michael Myers, something producer Malek Akkad did recently – giving fans a status update on the long-in-development third film in the rebooted Halloween franchise.
Akkad (the son of original producer Moustapha Akkad) was in Orlando for Universal’s annual Halloween Horror Nights event and he took time to explain where the rumored third film is in the development cycle.
“It’s been a joy to work with so many creative people – 10 films. We’re working on 11 as we speak. We’re working on a script right now. A new draft &ndash... Read More
Movie News: New 'Insidious 3' Photos; Eli Roth's 'Cabin Fever' Getting Remake Using Original Script
Insidious: Chapter 3: New behind-the-scenes photos from Insidious: Chapter 3 suggest that the next chapter in the horror series will be just as creepy as the first two installments. This prequel follows a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott, above) who is targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Dermot Mulroney and Lin Shaye also star; Leigh Whannell wrote and is directing. It's due in theaters on May 29, 2015.
Cabin Fever: Director Eli Roth burst onto the horror-movie scene with Cabin Fever back in 2002, and now he's serving as executive producer on a remake -- using the same script he wrote with Randy Pearlstein. Roth says he considers it "like restaging a play." Travis Zariwny will direct, with Gage Golightly (TV's Teen Wolf) leading the cast... Read More
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