It isn't often that a zombie movie rules the box office, but that's just what Warm Bodies did earlier this month, easily winning its opening weekend, joining the ranks of zombie movies like 2004's Dawn of the Dead, 2009's Zombieland and the four Resident Evil sequels, which all achieved the same distinction. With The Walking Dead returning to TV with record ratings and World War Z arriving this summer to show what Brad Pitt can do against the zombie apocalypse, it's clear that zombies are as relevant as ever in the pop culture zeitgeist, and are determined to only evolve further.
It might be easy to dismiss zombies as mindless, killing machines (and they are that, too), but over their long history, zombies have also figured out how to move, how to talk, and, in the case of Warm Bodies, how to love again. For a full history of the evolution of zombies in movies, we only ask that you have 8 hours to spare. find 8 hours and become a zombie scholar with our picks >> Posted 02.27.13 by Ryan
"No piece of art is worth a human life."
After winning the Academy Award for his direction of 2008's Slumdog Millionaire and scoring a Best Picture nomination for his follow-up, 127 Hours, it's strange that it took so long for Danny Boyle's latest movie, Trance, to find distribution in the United States. Already slated to open in March in the U.K., Trance will finally reach U.S. shores in April, with the delay perhaps explained by the fact that the movie was funded and shot in Britain.
Trance follows James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as a fine art auctioneer who plots to steal a fine art painting after being mixed up with a gang led by Vincent Cassel (Black Swan). After McAvoy double-crosses the gang, he is beaten over the head and can no longer remember where he has hidden the painting, and seeks help from a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson). The resulting first trailer (and its subsequent poster), reveal a story where the line between reality and hypnotic suggestion become blurred and the question of everyone's real intentions is not easily answered. hypnotic trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 01.30.13 by Ryan
A new "spy pic" from the South African set of director Pete Travis' latest movie, Dredd, has appeared on TwitPic. The photo offers the first look at the movie version of Judge Dredd's classic "Lawmaster" motorcycle, which the futuristic comic book lawman uses to patrol the mean streets of Mega-City One. Additionally, though it's not the clearest shot, the photo reveals more of the Judge costume that Karl Urban will be wearing as the title hero.
Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle's (Slumdog Millionaire) DNA Films is producing Dredd and the script was written by Alex Garland, writer of the Boyle-directed movies 28 Days Later and Sunshine. Olivia Thirlby (Solitary Man) and Lena Heady (300) also star. Dredd is tentatively slated to open December 1st in the U.K.; a U.S. release date has not been set. Posted 01.23.11 by BrentJS
Nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, with The King's Speech getting the most nods (7), followed by The Social Network (6) and The Fighter (6). See the complete list of movie nominations here.
As always, there were snubs — Not a single True Grit nom? No Danny Boyle (127 Hours) in the Best Director category? There were the surprises — Halle Berry's Best Actress nom for a performance most moviegoers have never heard of? The critically panned Burlesque for top comedy or musical? But then there were the surprises that also prompted audible scoffs.
When Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie were announced as contenders for best actor and best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy for The Tourist snorts of disbelief crackled over the airwaves.
Given that last week Vulture was rounding up the craziest review descriptions of Jolie's The Tourist performance, we have to wonder if the nominations were submitted before critic screenings. Posted 12.14.10 by reelz
Could a sequel to 1996's Trainspotting still be in the works? According to director Danny Boyle, yes. Boyle told Moviefone that the long-rumored sequel could become a reality.
"It will happen, I think," said Boyle. ""I mean, we'll approach [the cast] again about it, but it will depend on what place they're all at. We have a very strong idea that it would be a wonderful thing to reapproach, to do again, when they have aged clearly into a mid-life kind of crisis, basically. They're not quite there yet, I don't think." Ewan Mcgregor isn't hooked >> Posted 12.08.10 by Ryan
Based on the true story of a mountaineer who must amputate his own arm in order to survive a hiking accident in a remote Utah canyon, 127 Hours is considered a potential Oscar contender. The movie, which doesn't open in theaters until November 5, is part of the Toronto Film Festival. ReelzChannel correspondent Matt Mauro saw the movie and has an early review. see Matt's review of 127 Hours Posted 09.12.10 by reelz
Danny Boyle's career as a director has been pretty eclectic. He first received worldwide acclaim in 1996 with Trainspotting, then hopped among different genres until he the critical and box office success of Slumdog Millionaire brought him an Oscar. Boyle's latest, 127 Hours, is based on a true story, a first for the British director, and tells the story of mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco), who becomes trapped in a canyon in Utah after a boulder crashes onto his arm. The first teaser trailer has premiered for the movie and shows that a movie about a guy stuck against a canyon wall could, in fact, be pretty interesting to watch. see the trailer >> Posted 08.25.10 by Ryan
The first stills of James Franco in new movie 127 Hours have surfaced online, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
127 Hours sees Franco, most known for his role as Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man franchise, take on the tricky part of mountain climber Aron Ralston. After becoming trapped under a large boulder, Ralston was forced to take matters into his own hands, and had to cut his own arm off in order to survive.
127 Hours is written and directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), and also stars Lizzy Caplan and Amber Tamblyn. Expect to see it in a theater near you starting November 5th. Posted 08.07.10 by reelz
Up-and-coming actor Karl Urban, who made an appearance last week at the San Diego Comic-Con in support of his new comic book-based movie, RED, recently told ReelzChannel's Steve Patterson that it was looking good for him to star in producer Danny Boyle's planned live-action Judge Dredd reboot. Urban has now confirmed that he has officially landed the role by telling the host of the TV3 show Reel Late with Kate (via 3News), "I am the law," a line borrowed from the 2000 A.D. comic books in which Judge Dredd first appeared. Urban is "the law" >> Posted 07.28.10 by BrentJS
It's been several months since there was any word on the Judge Dredd reboot in development from Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle's DNA Films. Now, however, it appears that it's full steam ahead on the project as Reliance BIG Pictures recently announced that it would be financing Boyle's vision to the tune of $45 million, with the intention of releasing the movie in 3-D. Reliance's press release also included the news that Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame) had been hired to direct. can Dredd be rebooted after what Sly Stallone did to him? >> Posted 05.19.10 by BrentJS