See new addition, Sucker Punch Featurette, below the Sucker Punch Trailer
Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what?s real and what is imaginary.
She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls?the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)?to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey?if they succeed?will set them free.
Born from the creative vision of filmmaker Zack Snyder (?Watchmen,? ?300?), Sucker Punch features an ensemble cast of young stars, including Emily Browning (?The Uninvited?), Abbie Cornish (?Bright Star?), Jena Malone (?Into the Wild?), Vanessa Hudgens (the ?High School Musical? films) and Jamie Chung (?Sorority Row?). The film?s main cast also includes Oscar Isaac (?Robin Hood?) and Carla Gugino (?Watchmen?), with Jon Hamm (?The Town,? TV?s ?Mad Men?) and Scott Glenn (?The Bourne Ultimatum?).
Social Gaming Enters the World of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Twentieth Century Fox have developed an interactive social gaming experience to promote the upcoming movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.? Players earn points to upgrade and customize their ship by finding hidden treasure, solving riddles and playing games throughout the site. Players can navigate their ship between five different Narnia Islands, all containing unique content.? The game is fully integrated with Facebook Connect which allows players to post achievements to their newsfeed and collaborate with friends to solve riddles and find treasure.
Visit the official website at www.narnia.com/uk and sign up to join the game and explore the magical islands of Narnia aboard your very own customized Dawn Treader ship
Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader releases in cinemas and in digital 3D everywhere on 9th December
Voyage of the Dawn Treader Plot
Lucy and Edmond are spending a dreary holiday with their cousin Eustace Clarence Scrub, who is a rather dour and mean spirited little boy. They are unexpectedly drawn into Narnia when a painting of a ship on the wall of Lucy?s room comes to life, and the three children fall into the ocean to be rescued be the Dawn Treader.
Once safely on board, Lucy and Edmond are greeted by their friend Caspian (now King Caspian) who has undertaken a quest to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia, as he had previously promised to Aslan. Lucy and Edmond are delighted to be back in Narnia, but Eustace is less than enthusiastic. Reepicheep is also on board, as he has vowed to find the seas of the ?utter east?.
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Fritz Lang?s 1927 ?director?s cut? available on home video for the first time. The mother of all sci-fi films and a major influence on Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), George Lucas (Star Wars), and pop culture in general (referenced by Madonna, Beyonce and countless others, Metropolis [Reconstructed & Restored] is released on 22 November 2010.
Every few years there seems to be a re release, re master, new footage for the all time classic iconic Sci fi feature METROPOLIS, a number of which can be browsed here. I personally had the ‘colourised’ version with the Queen soundtrack picked up on VHS in a Woolworths bargain bin.? To date the 2005 Masters Of Cinema version was probably the most faithful and complete collection with the remastered movie and special features
Now in 2010 another 30 minutes of footage has been found for? a new theatrical (and DVD) release.
If you are not familiar with Metroplois shame on you, look at the following details and it will be your duty to seek out a copy or attend a theatrical screening.
With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless other films). Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur ? it was described by Luis Bu?uel as “a captivating symphony of movement” ? remain as powerful as ever.
Drawing on ? and defining ? classic sci-fi themes, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. When Freder (Gustav Fr?lich) ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role), plans of rebellion are revealed and a Maria-replica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot.
A “Holy Grail” among film finds, Metropolis is presented here in a newly reconstructed and restored version, as lavish and spectacular as ever thanks to the painstaking archival work of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and the discovery of 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world. Lang’s enduring epic can finally be seen ? for the first time in 83 years ? as the director originally intended, and as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927.
150-minute feature film (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world).
Fritz Lang’s 1927 “director’s cut” available to cinema-goers for the first time in 83 years. Official reconstruction and restoration by the highly respected Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
Immaculate 2K digital projection, as screened at the 60th Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival) 2010 world premiere.
New 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score.
Newly translated English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles.
One of the key works of master director Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [The Testament of Dr. Mabuse], Die Nibelungen, The Big Heat, etc.).
Among the most iconic and influential films of all time, a cinema classic with a huge cult following.
The mother of all sci-fi films and a major influence on Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), George Lucas (Star Wars), and pop culture in general (referenced by Madonna, Beyonc?, and countless others).
METROPOLIS will be released on DVD and Blu-ray as part of the Masters of Cinema Series later in 2010
**4 new Video Clips Added 9/11/2010**
After a late night party, a group of friends are awakened in the dead of the night by an eerie light beaming through the window. Like moths to a flame, the light source is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into thin air. They soon discover an otherworldly alien force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. Now our band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them. How long will they be able to withstand the methodical and relentless onslaught as the number of casualties escalates? And more importantly who or what are these extraterrestrials? The eagerly anticipated sci-fi thriller SKYLINE is a terrifying journey into our fear of the unknown, a high-velocity, special effects bonanza.
Eric Balfour (24, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) stars alongside David Zayas (Dexter, The Expendables), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Brittany Daniel (Sweet Valley High), Neil Hopkins (Lost) and newcomers Scottie Thompson and Crystal Reed.
Skyline lands in cinemas in November 12. Remember ? Don?t look up!
Skyline clip: The group evades a giant alien by the pool
Skyline clip: The group tries to escape by car
Skyline clip: Jarrod and Elaine signal a helicopter
The fourth installment of the hugely successful RESIDENT EVIL franchise,
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE is again based on the wildly popular video game series, and will this time be presented in 3-D.
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE will be released via Sony Pictures Releasing in the UK and Ireland on September 10th 2010.
NEW Resident Evil Trailer: June 2010
Written and Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Produced by Jeremy Bolt
Paul W.S. Anderson
Executive Producers Martin Moszkowicz
with Boris Kodjoe
and Wentworth Miller
Columbus (Eisenberg) is a big wuss ? but when you’re afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) is an AK-totin?, zombie-slayin? badass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita (Stone) and Little Rock (Breslin), who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.
Zombie comedy films usually fall into one of 3 categories – poor spoofs, failed real horror movies and Shaun of the Dead. Now we have an attempt of a new contender, will it make the fourth category of good zombie comedy film?
Zombieland tells the story of two men who have found a way to survive in a world overrun by zombies. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. Zombieland is in cinemas on October 9th (no info on DVD / Blu Ray release)
The sequel to the massive hit Twilight – Twilight 2 New Moon is going to be as big as the first, see the trailer below.
Based on the Twilight series of books by Stephenie Meyer.
Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.
New Moon is released in UK cinemas November 20th 2009 and stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser
Sorority Row stars rising Hollywood talent Rumer Willis, Audrina Partridge (The Hills) and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets), who recently won the ?Female Stars of Tomorrow? Award at the Showest Awards 2009!
A group of sorority sisters are sworn to ?trust, secrecy and solidarity? ? no matter what. But their loyalty is tested when a prank goes terribly wrong and ends in a brutal murder. Rather than confess to the crime, the girls agree to hide the bloody corpse and keep their secret forever.
A year later, as they prepare to say goodbye to the house and each other, the girls are confident their dark secret will remain buried. But does it?
TRON is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that?s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father?s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin?s loyal confidant (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges reprise their original roles from the 1982 cutting edge CGI film TRON for the sequel Tron: Legacy
Important Star Trek announcement from Play.com Star Trek XI (Yes thats right the NEW 2009 Star Trek Movie) will be available from Play.com on pre-order from the 3rd of July on both DVD and the fantastic experience of Blu-Ray.
If it is not yet the 3rd of July and you cannot yet pre order the DVD or Blu Ray of the new Star Trek movie starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg, then check out our review of the Cinema Experience of the new Star Trek movie and subscribe to our news feed via email (see right) you will automatically be alerted when you can preorder your very own copy of StarTrek Blu Ray or DVD in the UK.
I always dreaded this film from the moment I first heard that Matt Damon was being considered as Kirk. But then something happened to make me think that this film was a good idea. That something was that I finally saw the movie.
Star Trek is an institution (asls known as the ‘franchise that will not die’). It has a whopping 40+ years of history, 4 TV series, hundered of episodes and 10 movies. That is a lot of baggage and it is why an origins story must have been tempting to all.
The big danger with an origins story is that it would require a franchise reboot. If you had read my blog on teh Scifi Channel website you would know what I think about reboots, reimaginings etc.
The next challenge that the film was set was to make it accessable and not too geeky for people who would say “I don’t like Star Trek, but I like this film” (makes me grumble – this film IS Star Trek) but also make it relevant for those who love the show and its rich history.
So in comes the young cast, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg out go Klingons (aside from passing references), the villian of the film is Romulan, much cooler than Klingons. The ship stays the same (yah) and the characters and charactariations are actually given more depth, quicker in this film than in any other stage of Star Trek.
For the geek there are many little moments and references that point ‘back’ to the original series and movies, but most importantly there is a big factor of continuity. This has been very cleverly done. This film is not so much as a reboot or reimagining – but sticks with the rules of Star Trek past and becomes a genuine part of continuity with the other series. All the previous series dabbled with other universes and parallel existances, well this movie just exploits that fact and presents it in a genuine way that should tick most boxes for everyones perception.
In this review I haven’t spoken about the films style, humour, special effects or content. That has been done to death in other reviews and in general it is a fantastic film with good all of the above.
Feel that I have been to hell already with the ‘man flu’ I have had for the past 2 weeks. Anyway…
Drag Me To Hell, (new horror movie – not a request) is released in cinemas nationwide on May 27th.
Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, Evil Dead series) gets hands on again in the horror genre directing Drag Me to Hell, an original tale of a young woman?s desperate quest to break an evil curse.
Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, Professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Should Christine follow her instincts and give the old woman a break? Or should she deny the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks (David Paymer), and get a leg-up on a promotion? Christine fatefully chooses the latter, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home.
In retaliation, the old woman places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend, she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao) to save her soul from eternal damnation. To help the shattered Christine return her life to normal, the psychic sets her on a frantic course to reverse the spell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable: how far will she go to break free of the curse?