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PREVIEWS, TRAILERS: “The Signal” and Stephen King’s “The Mist”

By at September 1, 2007 | 2:06 pm | 11 Comments

Who said horror movies were dying? With Rob Zombie's Halloween remake looking like a box-office win, we have The Signal and The Mist, two upcoming features that have Stephen King written all of them. (Literally for The Mist.) After umpteen movies have given torture-horror a bad name (yes, even with a name like "torture-horror"), we're headed back to the days of more...

Box Office , Horror , Independent Film , Movie Previews , Science Fiction , Trailers

The Invasion: The 3rd Remake of a Classic

By at August 13, 2007 | 9:19 am | 4 Comments

The Invasion: The 3rd Remake of a Classic

When The Invasion creeps into theaters Friday, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig will be following a movie legacy: 50 years of unsuspecting "Body Snatcher" characters hunted by alien life forms hell-bent on replacing humans. The original 1956 classic (see the trailer!), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, was adapted from sci-fi author Jack Finney's serial tale. And with more...

Horror , Movie Previews , Science Fiction , Trailers

Cloverfield Hype: A Vague Trailer, ABZ3293 and Lots of Online B.S.

By at July 14, 2007 | 7:11 pm | 4 Comments

Cloverfield Hype: A Vague Trailer, ABZ3293 and Lots of Online B.S.

They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. Maybe. But when the hype has its own hype, that's just a pain in the ass. The latest case-in-point begins with the grandly overrated trailer for Cloverfield (a fake title... oooooh!), the new film from Lost creator J.J. Abrams, directed by TV helmer Matt Reeves. The trailer premiered before Transformers screenings and more...

Science Fiction , Trailers

Ranking the Star Wars Movies — 30 Years of the George Lucas Empire

By at June 1, 2007 | 6:00 am | 9 Comments

Ranking the Star Wars Movies — 30 Years of the George Lucas Empire

Has there been a sci-fi film with more cinematic and cultural impact than Star Wars? Released 30 years ago last week -- on a measly 32 screens, by the way -- it single-handedly reinvigorated an entire genre and 20th Century Fox. But three decades later, where do you place this landmark movie (and its sequels/prequels) in modern history? It's safe to say no recent more...

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