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World War Z sequel hopes boosted by box office

World War Z sequel hopes boosted by box office

Hollywood Reporter tells us that Paramount Pictures is reactivating their plan to turn WORLD WAR Z into a franchise, thanks to the strong box office opening: $66-million domestically and over $111-million worldwide. WORLD WAR Z had been conceived as the first entry in a trilogy, but after post-production trouble, the studio and the filmmakers had [...]

War War Z: review

War War Z: review

The familiar zombie routine has never been realized on such an epic scale, but that is the film’s only claim to novelty.
WORLD WAR Z is not merely a movie about zombies; it is a bit of a zombie itself: shot and re-shot, cut to pieces, bloody and battered, it nevertheless refuses to die, staggering to [...]

World War Z: Trailer 2

World War Z: Trailer 2

If you are starting to feel as if WORLD WAR Z has been advertised for ever, you are not far wrong. Trailers first started to appear last year in anticipation of a December 2012 release, which was then delayed for six months to allow for extensive re-shoots that involved scrapping much of the original movie [...]

World War Z: June 21, 2013

World War Z: June 21, 2013

Paramount Picture releases this high-profile zombie apocalypse movie starring Brad Pitt. Wow, whoever thought that would happen? I guess THE WALKING DEAD has helped mainstream the concept.
Directed by Marc Forster. Screenplay by Damon Lindelof & Matthew Michael Carnahan, based on the book by Max Brooks. With: Eric West, Matthew Fox, David Morse, James Badge [...]

Sense of Wonder: Zombie Apocalypse Averted

Sense of Wonder: Zombie Apocalypse Averted

I haven’t been paying close attention, but if media reports are accurate, the U.S. just averted the Zomney Apocalypse.
Hopefully, Joss Whedon will not be too disappointed, even though Spam has its own key.

Avengers director comes out for Romney

Avengers director comes out for Romney

Just in the nick of time, with the nationwide election only days away, Joss Whedon (creator of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and director of THE AVENGERS) has recorded a video endorsing Mitt Romney for President. Whedon’s reasoning may strike some mainstream liberals as untenable, but those attuned to the political message in DAWN OF THE [...]