Adapted from the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic, Kevin Connor delivers the story of seafarers from the Great War with sweeping drama. Aboard an English ship, the American submarine expert Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure) is amongst the survivors after they are attacked by the German navy. The Allied forces take control of a U-Boat that had been under the command of Captain Von Schoenvorts (John McEnery). Also on board is rescued biologist Lisa Clayton (Susan Penhaligon).
Prior to his work on Warlords of Atlantis, director Kevin Connor also directed the Edgar Rice Burrough’s inspired At the Earth’s Core. Regular 1970s sci-fi star Doug McClure plays David: a nice, wealthy but dim student of Dr. Abner Perry (Peter Cushing). The film is set in the 1890s and sees brawny David travelling with dapper Dr. Perry in a huge drill with the aim of making it to and back from the Earth’s core. After unexpected complications on their maiden voyage into terra firma the pair discover a world beneath the Earth’s crust.
To say that Requiem For A Killer makes absolutely no sense would be a complete understatement. Not only does the plot move at a snail’s pace, it is packed full of nonsensical rubbish. There are flashbacks thrown in as a desperate attempt to explain goings-on, which is a complete cop-out. In fact, I am unsure if the plot was supposed to be moving back and forth in time or if important plot details were just kept out for the fun of it. Perhaps the film was trying to keep its audience guessing? In the end, I don’t think it knew what story it was trying to tell. It became a confused mess of a thriller and a whodunit murder mystery.
Bouncing back after his poorly received 2011 feature - straight-to-DVD Sundance flop The Son of No One - director Dito Montiel is apparently planning his big comeback with Empire State, an indie drama co-starring former WWE Champion/recent Vin Diesel antagonist Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Liam Hemsworth, who was last seen in this summers high-profile hit The Hunger Games.
The original Terminator movie from James Cameron seems to be brushed aside a little in the annals of film history thanks to the exemplary sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, which seems rather unfair. T2 was great, but it's the original film which has a far greater magic. Long before the franchise was even a franchise, before the heights of T2 and the lows of T3 and Terminator: Salvation, or the underrated TV series, there was a film that was bleak, ultra-violent, brimming with ideas and absolutely dripping with atmosphere.
Yesterday Looper director Rian Johnson took to twitter to warn people to avoid any future Looper trailers to keep themselves fresh.
“If you're already set on looper, I'd avoid any trailers from here on out. They don't ruin the movie, but they tip a few things.” he warned.
Well, let's ignore that. Hot on the heels of yesterdays international trailer, a fancy new US one has travelled through time to arrive at this precise moment on your browser.
A new international trailer has been released for Rian Johnson’s upcoming time travel sci-fi Looper.
However, Johnson has warned fans excited for the film’s release to avoid any trailers from now on.
The Exorcist and The French Connection director William Friedkin is a man who was at the forefront of ‘New Hollywood Cinema’. Now, he returns to the big screen for the first time in six years with Killer Joe telling the shocking, funny and perverse story of a twisted Texan family.
Neil Burger, director of Bradley Cooper thriller Limitless, has signed on to direct an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s short story Animal Rescue.