In this behemoth of a documentary (3 hours) we get to see everything that went into making Aliens, from the construction of the APC to the Queen her slobbering self. The doc is packed with great information on the scripting, set building, and shooting of the film, so free up a block of your time and check it out.
“Families come in all shapes and sizes.” A teaser for the next stop-motion animated feature from Laika, the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman. Based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters!, The Boxtrolls follows a boy named Eggs (Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright) who’s raised by an unconventional family of underground-dwelling creatures who live in cardboard boxes. Ben Kingsley voices the villainous Archibald Snatcher, on a quest to exterminate the Boxtrolls. Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi co-direct the pic. Focus opens The Boxtrolls September 26, 2014.
The grand façade of the Customs House at Circular Quay will feature a visual feast of 3D-mapped projections of the Doctor and some of his greatest enemies, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner, announced today.
The spectacular celebration of Doctor Who will be staged for fans as part of Vivid Sydney, on Saturday, 1 June. The soundscape with the projections will feature music from the TV show including I am the Doctor and the iconic theme tune.
Developed, owned and managed by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Vivid Sydney is an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas. It is the biggest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere and will take place in Sydney from 24 May to 10 June.
Destination NSW has collaborated with BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand to ensure local fans of Doctor Who can celebrate this major Anniversary through an evening of entertainment, featuring amazing light projections and a special cinema screening of two episodes from the series.
“This collaboration sees Australian creative innovators, The Spinifex Group, working with the Doctor Who team to create projections that will deliver a worldwide unique birthday celebration for the shows legion of fans, and our own Vivid Sydney is the perfect environment for this experience,” Mr Stoner said.
Customs House, 31 Alfred Street Sydney
Times: 6.50pm; 8.50pm, 10.50pm & 11.50pm
An Amazon Original series: Four survivors are killin’ zombies & searching for a place to call home. It’s Zombieland, the TV show. Has anyone seen this yet..?
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes — a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) — who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Finally, after all the news of rewrites, set bust-ups and budget blow-outs, the trailer for World War Z is here… Brad Pitt stars in what will be the most mainstream zombie film ever. He plays a U.N. researcher determined to uncover the origins of a rampant zombie outbreak. The $180 million film reportedly ran into numerous problems, including an exploding budget, conflicts between producer/star Pitt and director Marc Forster, a script that went through a number of massive rewrites, and changing release dates… looks like it may have been worth the wait.
Check out this short called Monster Roll; it has effects, it has style, it has that fantastical Asian giant monster element — except it’s about sushi chefs battling gigantic sea-monsters. The creators made Monster Roll hoping to demonstrate its potential for a feature.
The sequel to the Deep Silver and Techland zombie apocalypse survival game, Dead Island, is on the way.
Just like the first trailer for Dead Island, which took the internet by storm upon its release (so much so that it led to a battle to acquire the movie rights well before the game arrived (eventually optioned by Lionsgate), a beautiful and haunting cinematic kicks things off for the sequel, which is titled Dead Island: Riptide.
The trailer isn’t quite as good as the one we saw for the first game, but still, it’s an excellent trailer well worth watching. You can watch it below now.
I wasn’t going to post it, but it’s such a guilty pleasure… laugh at and with: Cockney’s vs. Zombies.
SCP – Containment Breach is a free survival horror game based on the stories of The SCP Foundation. It’s currently in alpha stage of development. FREE 31mb download available HERE.
The Marc Webb directed reboot of the very recent trilogy claims to tell the untold story of Peter Parker, the nerd whose encounter with a radioactive spider turned him into an arachnid-like crime fighter.
In the new film, Dr. Curt Connors (played by Rhys Ifans) is an employee of Oscorp (the company owned by Norman Osborn, the villain in the first trilogy) and, as he reveals to Parker (this time played by Andrew Garfield), an old friend and co-worker of his father.
Dr. Connors has lost an arm, and desperately tries to synthesize the regenerative properties of reptiles into a formula that could help him grow back his lost limb, only to be turned into a sometimes-wild beast who loses all sense of right and wrong (somewhat like the Hulk).
As Ifans explains in this new video, Connors holds secrets about Parker’s father, who left him at an early age (thus leaving Peter to live with is Aunt May and Uncle Ben).
This unbelievable Dead Island official trailer will change everything you thought you knew about video game advertising…permanently. Featuring tragically beautiful art direction, cinematography, graphics, music and storytelling, the Dead Island official trailer is more akin to an artistic masterpiece than a game commercial. In fact, its wildfire spread across the internet has had the unimaginable effect of prompting some users to respond that they were literally reduced to tears. Not what you’d expect from a trailer for a gory Zombie video game… Zombie short film week. Part 2.