Release Date: March 7, 2014
Director: Noam Murro
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 5.5/10
I absolutely loved 300 the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. I was lukewarm to Zack Snyder’s 2006 film adaptation. I found it rather dull. It had plenty of style but lacked any substance. It was like watching someone playing a fighter video game but never letting you play. Sure he tried to capture the look but he could never come close to matching what the reader’s mind could envision while taking in the panels from Miller’s novel. It didn’t live up to expectations. Now, eight years later we have 300:Rise of an Empire. Despite the film’s claim that it is based on Frank Miller’s Xerxes, this film is an entirely original story written by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad. Miller hasn’t even finished writing Xerxes yet. So how does it fair? About the same but in some respects better than the first. Read More >>
Author: Peter Aperlo Film Pulse Score: 8.5/10
Anytime a film is released that focuses heavily on the visual style, there’s inevitably and art book to accompany it. Such is the case with the upcoming release of 300: Rise of an Empire. Fortunately, this art book got the Titan treatment and the end result is a fantastic looking hardback coffee table book that is most assuredly more enjoyable to look at than the movie itself. Read More >>
The first poster has been unveiled for The Mule, one of the oddest sounding movies to premiere at this year’s SXSW Festival. Co-written and Co-starring Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious, Cooties), the film tells the true story of a man who becomes a ticking time bomb after deciding to refrain from using the bathroom and revealing the large amount of drugs contained in his stomach.
The movie sounds completely gross and ridiculous and I absolutely can’t wait to check it out next week. The Mule also stars Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson, and Ewen Leslie. Hit the break to check out the poster and synopsis. Read More >>
Tribeca announced the full lineup for its Midnight, Spotlight, Storyscapes, and Special Screenings programming today, with a ridiculous number of great looking films to look forward to. The standout, of course, is Zombeavers, but take a look at the full list after the break.
Click here to check out all the previously announced films, the Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 16 – 27. Read More >>
One of the more strange movies to come out to Sundance this year is Frank, a dark comedy about a musician (played by Michael Fassbender) who wears a giant fake head and refuses to ever take it off. The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy.
Frank will next be screening at SXSW, which kicks off tomorrow, and is set to hit theaters in the U.S. sometime later this year. Hit the break to check out the new trailer and synopsis. Read More >>
The first trailer for Robert Rodriguez‘s much anticipated Sin City: A Dame to Kill for has been released and it’s very apparent that this sequel will contain all the gritty noir style that made the original such a joy to watch. The film stars Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner.
Sin City: a Dame to Kill For hits theaters August 22, hit the jump for the trailer and synopsis. Read More >>
This week, in honor of 300: Rise of an Empire hitting theaters, me make Ryan watch Meet the Spartans.
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Ryan’s Score: 2/10
Ryan’s Synopsis: “Carmen Electra talks about Harry Knowles.”
The first trailer for the upcoming Annie remake has been released, which stars Quvenzhané Wallis as everyone’s favorite musical orphan. The film also features Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and David Zayas.
Annie hits theaters December 19th, hit the break for the trailer. Read More >>
Film distributors Amplify and Well Go USA have announced today that they will team up to release the upcoming Terry Gilliam science fiction mind mender The Zero Theorem starring Christoph Waltz. Amplify will be releasing the film in theaters and (presumably but not confirmed) VOD this summer, however there’s no official release date as of yet.
Well Go USA will be handling the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the film at a later date. Hit the jump to read the full press release. Read More >>
The first teaser trailer has been released for Leigh Janiak‘s upcoming thriller Honeymoon, which revolves around two newlyweds who head to a remote cabin to celebrate their nuptials only to find something very sinister is afoot. Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie star.
Honeymoon will be making its world premiere at SXSW this Friday, hit the jump to check out the trailer and synopsis. Read More >>