It appears that another game-based film is about to make the leap to the big screen; this time it is in the form of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
District 9 was a breath of fresh air for the mainstream science fiction genre. Aggressively political, character-driven spectacle, the film put it's message and drama before set pieces and the result was the effects-heavy spectacle had real power. It was one of the best, smartest sci-fi action movies since Paul Verhoeven's peak years and all eyes were on director Neill Blomkamp for what he would do next.
The term "see it again for the first time" gets banded around a lot in relation to movie rereleases, and usually sounds like marketing guff, especially when it's used for things like Mamma Mia or even Star Wars. But movies, especially older ones, don't usually get another go at the pictures unless they've had a few new bits put in, whether it be added footage or CGI robots. Thankfully, the new digitally restored version of Jaws is mercifully free of any alterations, but seeing it on the big screen really was a revelation that made it feel like I was seeing it for the first time.
Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the T-Virus outbreak that has decimated the planet; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion.
We’ve been keeping an eye on the new Martin Scorcese film, The Wolf of Wall Street, for a while. Leonardo DiCaprio has been cast in his latest collaboration with Scorcese, playing Jordan Belfont in a tale of greed and unimaginable wealth. Belfont was a young Wall Street trader who enjoyed a meteoric rise and then a precipitous fall when the rug was pulled out from beneath his feet.
How’s this for an intriguing premise? A group of friends are tasked with venturing into a creepy house with a simple mission: locate a VHS tape and bring it out. The kids accept the challenge, except that it’s not as simple as they expected. The house is full of tapes and they need to sit down and watch them in order to find the one that they need. Problem is, the content that they are forced to watch makes it clear that they might not all get out of the house alive.
The new Resident Evil: Retribution trailer gives your perceptions the middle finger. And probably your sense of good taste, too.
Christopher Nolan has long proselytised the benefits of shooting in IMAX, and The Dark Knight Rises is rumoured to include anything up to an hour’s worth of footage that will take advantage of the format. This follows the stunning use of the technology in The Dark Knight and, more recently, in key sequences from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Now THR is reporting that Francis Lawrence is keen to use the cameras to film at least some of the second film in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire.
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