Posts from the ‘First Look’ Category

FIRST LOOK: Viva Riva Ignites The Screen

Viva Riva, one of the sexiest crime foreign films is coming to a Blockbuster near you.

  • Release Date: June 10th, 2011 (limited)
  • Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga
  • Cast: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Angelique Mbumba,Nzita Tumba, Jordan N Tunga
  • Studio: Music Box Films
  • Genre: Art/Foreign and Drama
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Year: 2011

Viva Riva – Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo after a decade away with a major score: a fortune in hijacked petrol. With wads of cash and all out for a good time, Riva is soon entranced by the beautiful night club denizen Nora, the kept woman of a local gangster. Into the mix comes Riva’s Angolan crime lord ex-boss relentlessly seeking the return of a certain stolen shipment of gasoline.

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FIRST LOOK: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis.

  • Release Date: August 5th, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Rupert Wyatt
  • Cast: James Franco, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Distribution
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama and Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • MPAA Rating: R for violence and terror.
  • Year: 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

The movie is a reality-based cautionary tale that blends science fiction and science-fact when a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other. Set in present-day San Francisco, Will (Franco) has long been working on a cure that is being tested on apes when his test subject named Caesar (Serkis) starts exhibiting intelligence equal to humans. Caesar starts to evolve rapidly, and the scientist takes him home to live with him and protects Caesar from cruel scientists. A revolution then starts that threatens mankind’s existence and the beginning of a new race.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

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FIRST LOOK: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Dont Be Afraid of the Dark stars Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce star in this film is produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

The Troy Nixey will be a must see film. The film tells the story of a young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

  • Release Date: August 12th, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Troy Nixey
  • Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison
  • Studio: FilmDistrict
  • Genre: Suspense/Horror, Thriller and Remake
  • MPAA Rating: R for violence and terror.
  • Year: 2011

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Introverted Sally Hurst has just moved in with her father Alex and his girlfriend Kim when she realizes that their sprawling estate holds its fair share of secrets. Ascending to the depths of the house, Sally gains access to a secret lower level that has lain undisturbed for nearly a century, when the original builder vanished without a trace. When Sally accidentally opens the gateway that kept the creatures locked up tight, she realizes that in order to prevent them from destroying her family is to convince her skeptical father than monsters really exist.

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FIRST LOOK: Fright Night Gets Updated With Colin Farrell

The classic horror film Fright Night, from 1985 that took audience by storm about a vampire who moves into a neighborhood tormenting a young curious teen and his friends.

The witty, fresh, and scary film about a mysterious man who Jerry Dandrige, who moves into the neighborhood and torments a curious teen named Charlie Brewster played by Anton Yelchin. The remake stars  Colin Farrell as Jerry, who gives Chris Sarandon’s original character anger, intensity and  pure edgy fear. After watching the trailer  Colin is Jerry and this is a perfect fit for Farrell.

  • Release Date: August 19th, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Craig Gillespie
  • Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Studio: 2DreamWorks Studios
  • Genre: Comedy, Suspense/Horror and Remake
  • MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • Year: 2011

Fright Night – Teenager Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige ( Colin Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent (David Tennant), the opportunistic host of his favorite TV show, to help him take down Jerry and his guardian.  Charlie starts to have some serious suspicions that this Jerry guy is a vampire. As with most suspicions, Charlie is proven right after observing strange activity in his neighborhood. With the likes of Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) as Charlie’s best friend, we are confident that the movie will tickle our tummies.

This time around his mother’s character Jane Brewster, played by Toni Collette is a little more developed and his girlfriend Amy Peterson [Imogen Poots] a little more spicy. The movie gets a full revamp intensifying the scare factor, but keeping with the comedy factor.

I have to say Fright Night is one of my all time favorite vampire films. I am really looking forward to the remake and if it goes to part two again, I hope they take it to the limit. The sequel had so much potential, but floundered to be original or scary. It ended up predictable and cliché’. With Farrell leading up the first installment there is hopes for a matching second that will scare audiences once again.

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FIRST LOOK: 30 Minutes or Less

  • Release Date: August 12th, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Producer: Aziz Ansari, Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride,Michael Pena, Nick Swardson
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing
  • Genre: Comedy
  • MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • Year: 2011

30 Minutes or Less – Nick is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds. The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet. As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.

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FIRST LOOK: Colombiana

Here is your first look at the new Zoe Saldana movie Columbiana

Columbiana – A young woman (Saldana) who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents’ death.

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MOVIE POSTER: Final Destination 5

Did you really think they were going to stop making gory films  like this?

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