Posts featuring photographs
Posts featuring photographs
Ray Harryhausen, the special effects genius who used stop-motion effects to enchant a generation of film-goers, has passed away. According to The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation Facebook page, Harryhausen died in London today, May 7 (less than two months short of what would have been his 93rd birthday).
Harryhausen caught the filmmaking bug after watching [...]
The Holy Grail of horror cinema – the censored shot of the Count’s destruction from HORROR OF DRACULA – will soon be in the hands of faithful fans when the British Blu-ray of the restored version arrives on March 13. U.S. fans without a region-free player are not so lucky (no mention of a Region [...]
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Movie monsters know that more than anybody. Much of the genre is built upon the suspenseful build-up to the first full revelation of exactly what it is that we the viewers have paid to see and shiver over. Often, that revelation takes the form [...]
Summit Entertainment seems determined to keep that their patented supernatural-romance box office formula going even after the demise of THE TWILIGHT SAGA. Just check out these images from WARM BODIES, the adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel, about a zombie whose dawning self-awareness leads to a relationship with a living woman, which in turn leads to [...]
The new 007 adventure reaches for the sky but falls short. The down-slide, though disappointing, is not enough to prevent SKYFALL from being a good James Bond film. It is, however, enough to flatten the film’s higher aspiration – which is to be something more than just a good Bond film. SKYFALL wants to rework the [...]
Well Go Entertainment opens this Fant-Asia film in limited U.S. engagements. PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION is a sort of semi-sequel to PAINTED SKIN (2008): most of the original cast members (except for star Donnie Yen) return, although not necessarily in the same roles. The theatrical trailer looks gorgeous, and frankly it’s been too long since [...]
After several festival screenings around the country (Sundance, Museum of Modern Art, Outfest, etc.), this campy science-fiction comedy shows up for a one-week run at the Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles, with other screenings promised to follow.
Advanced reviews have been favorable. Melissa Anderson of The Village Voice called the film “satisfyingly incongruous and [...]
Magnolia Pictures releases this independent horror film via VOD on August 30, before beginning it’s theatrical roll-out on October 5. V/H/S generated interest at the Sundance Film Festival, where critics proclaimed that V/H/S/ breathed new life into the moribund “found footage” genre. The anthology format has a group of misfits hired by a mysterious client [...]
As part of Cinefantastique’s 50th anniversary tribute to TALES OF TERROR (1962), we recently posted a podcast discussing producer-director Roger Corman’s three-part omnibus of horror inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. As scintillating as the podcast conversation might be, it cannot capture the aesthetic achievements of the film, which features impressive production design [...]
JOHN CARTER continues to look like it was shot in Utah (it was), and the nude characters cover-up for Disney-ification.
SHERLOCK HOLMES sequel beats the drum with character “banners”.
Jor-El, Clark Kent, and Lois Lane sport different looks in Behind the Scenes shots.
Three pieces of promotional artwork for Marvel Sudios/Disney’s THE AVENGERS