Summer 2011 is filled with sequels, spin-offs, and reboots. That's right, as exciting as the season's blockbusters may seem, we're being inundated with one of the most unoriginal summers the movies have ever seen. Within that context, though, which movies rise above the "Yeah, we phoned this one in" benchmark? Find out with our patent-pending originality meter.
From 1 to 10, where do these releases register? >> Posted 08.12.11 by reelz
The first preview clip from the fifth installment in the popular Final Destination horror franchise was released a couple weeks ago and it offered a sneak peek at one of the movie's many gruesome deaths. Now, New Line Cinema has released four new preview clips from Final Destination 5, but, instead of revealing some of the innovative deaths awaiting the new characters, the new clips are all about delivering warnings and explaining the basic "rules" that Death follows when trying to balance its books.
Written by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and directed by Steven Quale (Aliens of the Deep), Final Destination 5 follows a group of co-workers who are hunted by Death after they survive a suspension bridge collapse that was supposed to kill them. Tony Todd returns as William Bludworth, joined by newcomers Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta and P.J. Byrne, David Koechner. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 08.07.11 by BrentJS
Warner Bros. has so far aired ten different TV spots for director Steven Quale's (Aliens of the Deep) Final Destination 5 and the last five to air were recently posted online. Written by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street), the latest movie in the franchise sees a group of co-workers trying to outwit Death at his own game after they cheat fate by surviving a suspension bridge collapse. Each 33-second spot includes a pretty watch the new tv spots >> Posted 08.03.11 by BrentJS
funny punny voiceover and reveals a little about the plot of the movie, with sneak peeks at several of the gruesome deaths in store for some of the latest cast members, including Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, P.J. Byrne, David Koechner. Tony Todd also stars, reprising the role of the mortician Bludworth that he played in Final Destination and Final Destination 2.
If you've ever contemplated having LASIK eye surgery, then you're probably not going to want to watch this gruesome first preview clip from the latest installment in the popular Final Destination horror franchise, Final Destination 5. The movie, directed by Steven Quale (Aliens of the Deep), follows a group of doomed souls as they try to outwit Death itself, which has come to collect after they escape their fated deaths in a suspension bridge collapse.
Written by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Final Destination 5 stars Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, P.J. Byrne, David Koechner, and the only returning cast member, Tony Todd. watch the new preview clip >> Posted 07.26.11 by BrentJS
With a little over a month before Final Destination 5 opens in theaters, New Line is back to promoting the latest installment in the popular horror franchise, with a new trailer following the release of two new posters.
Like the other entries in the franchise, an unexplained premonition saves a group of people from a catastrophic event, which only temporarily keeps Death from doing his job. The first trailer for Final Destination 5 debuted in May and introduced the movie's general premise, but the latest trailer, released by MetaCafe, focuses on the initial disaster of a suspension bridge and shows Final Destination and Final Destination 2 character Bludworth (Tony Todd) revealing to the survivors a new way to cheat Death. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.07.11 by Ryan
The horror portion of the summer movie season doesn't begin until August, when Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Fright Night, and Final Destination 5 all open within a week of each other. The only horror sequel of the three, Final Destination 5 opens first on August 12, almost two years after the supposed final chapter in the franchise, The Final Destination.
The first trailer for Final Destination 5 debuted in May and, two months later, New Line is turning on the promotional machine again by releasing not one but two new posters for the sequel. Both posters reveal the movie's plot, which follows a group of survivors of a suspension bridge collapse. As has happened in every Final Destination movie, the premonition that saves the group initially turns out to be worthless, as Death comes for them all. Fans of the series will be pleased that the sequel recently received a R-rating from the MPAA due to "strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language." more about Final Destination 5, plus watch the trailer >> Posted 07.07.11 by Ryan
For those following the Final Destination franchise — and box office receipts for 2009's The Final Destination show there's a huge number of fans still interested — it's no mystery that any sequel will include a group of people surviving a major disaster after one person receives some kind of premonition. What fans seem to wait for is the imaginative ways that Death comes for the cast of each sequel.
Emma Bell, the star of horror movie Frozen and the first season of AMC's The Walking Dead, talked to Den of Geek about the "awful and gruesome" deaths in Final Destination 5, which, like The Final Destination, will arrive in 3-D.
Watch the trailer >> Posted 05.09.11 by Ryan
These movies just find bigger and better methods of killing people off in just awful and gruesome ways, and people love to watch that. But now with the 3D, it's not just going to be watching it, it's going to be almost feeling it. I've seen some of the 3D footage and it's terrifying. When things come flying at the characters in the movie, they really come flying into the audience. People are going to be squirming. The target audience is just going to love, love, love it.
The scheduling dance continues.
Already set for an August 26 release, director Steven Quale's 3-D sequel Final Destination 5 has been moved back two weeks to August 12, ComingSoon reports.
According to our Summer Movie Guide, that puts Final Destination 5 next to fellow horror movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, the action/comedy 30 Minutes or Less, and the drama The Help.
The sequel again follows a group of survivors after a premonition thwarts death, with the fifth movie involving a suspension bridge disaster. Emma Bell (Frozen), Nicholas D'Agosto (Fired Up), and P.J. Byrne (Dinner for Schmucks) star. Apollo 18 on the move >> Posted 04.29.11 by Ryan
It's been a long, brutal winter in most parts of the country, so it's no surprise that even Hollywood is looking to get a jump on summer. The rollout of blockbuster movies starts this Friday, a full month before the Memorial Day Weekend.
As you'd expect (and hope), the mix of movies being offered up is heavy on the Action/Adventure movies (11) and Comedies (10). There's also plenty of offerings for Kids/Families (8). What's new this year is the addition of more R-rated comedies, thanks in no small measure to The Hangover's runaway success two summers back. Along with it's sequel, see what else is playing this summer — complete with trailers and photo galleries.
See the 2011 Summer Movie Guide >> Posted 04.25.11 by reelz
For a while in 2009, Final Destination producer Craig Perry attempted to convince the gullible among us that The Final Destination would be the "final" installment in the franchise. At the time, Perry said that the fourth movie "will probably be the last movie for a variety of reasons" and would "put this thing to bed in a great way".
However, much like the impetus to make The Final Destination, the ringing bell of a cash machine struck as The Final Destination won its opening weekend and went on to earn $186 million worldwide. Hence, Final Destination 5 was announced months later.
But are even more Final Destinations on the way? The answer is yes, according to a DreadCentral interview with horror movie staple Tony Todd, who reprises his Final Destination and Final Destination 2 character of prophetic mortician Bludworth for Final Destination 5. this is no premonition >> Posted 02.03.11 by Ryan