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7500 (2012)

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Director: Takashi Shimizu

Writer: Craig Rosenberg

Stars: Jamie Chung, Leslie Bibb, Amy Smart

Cert: PG-13

Genre: Action/Horror/Mystery

Release: 2013 (USA)

Overview: On May 12th, Vista Pacific Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. The take-off is routine but what transpires over the next ten hours is anything but ordinary. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin. Written by Anonymous

7500 – 2013 (Official Trailer)

 

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The Rift (2012)

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Runtime: 26 min

Genre: Short/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Release Date: 14 September 2012 (USA

Director: Robert Kouba

Writers: Robert Kouba, Tasha Lowe-Newsome

Cast: Eileen Grubba, James DiStefano, Ralph Guzzo

In 1982 a Russian physicist discovered something extraordinary was behind the strange radar anomalies he was recording. Something dark, which will eventually alter the path of mankind. Before he could tell anyone, he mysteriously vanished. Many years later budding physics student Dean Hollister and his discredited physics teacher have become obsessed with the same mystery. What had been a rare phenomenon is suddenly happening all over the world. The day it happens is a regular night shift for Dean at his mother’s diner. Black rifts appear in the sky. Behind those rifts, something is moving. It’s watching us. Written by Vantis Pictures

DVD Archive: Initially, by the viewing of the Trailer, we have every confidence in the film being something to write home about. While some may not share the same view as us, we found that the characters building up in this movie are set and tidy of giving the viewer every bit as an entertaining evening as any other in its same category.

The Rift (2012 – Official Trailer)

Coming Soon…Part One

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Here at “The Red Hive Project”, we look at many entertaining products everyday of the week. Every now and again, some of the little entertainment becomes ‘Big Entertainment’, and so, we take it upon ourselves as a “Hive”, to let you guys know what we think…And think we do, while viewing Films, Playing Games and listening to Music. For us, seeing a film that has been confirmed for ‘Release’  before its Premiere is pretty cool – as you can imagine – though these are less often “Reviewed” or, it is just a simple case that we haven’t got around to watching it for “Review” yet.

Over the past six months or so, we have had quite a selection of “Reviewing” material, including “The Teacher”, “Oblivion”, “A Good Day To Die Hard” and “Beautiful Creatures”. From these we have viewed two of the titles and not even put pen to…Sorry, fingers to QWERTY. Ha.

Promising to put this right over the next 3 months of our ‘Probation’, we will bring you a lot of Film Stuff and a scent similar to that of Popcorn. We will bring you something Special, as only “The Red Hive’s The DVD Archive” can.

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This-Is-The-End-PosterThis Is The End, certificate 15, is going to be one of the funniest films of 2013 so far…Which, when you look at the Casting for the 107 minute film, you would shake with absolute certainty. Aloft the entire Casting on This Is The End, we have some Celebrities within the minion circles, too, so it really does promise to show us some remarkable team work as James Franco, Paul Rudd, Emily Watson, SethRogen, Jonah Hill and Jason Segel come together for the ‘Apocalypse’ of the world.

After we saw a peek preview of the Movie last week, it can be said that the drawn line between “Comedy” and “Vulgarity” is creeping along the line in this hilarious flick…Come on, what do expect, you have an Air Raid shelter with some of the funniest Comedy Acts in the whole of America…What could possibly go wrong?

This Is The End – 2013 Release: 14th May.

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World War Z, the first time that we heard of it becoming an idea for a Motion Picture Production, the feeling was an almost weakened sigh as to the length of time that it would take to make such a film. It was between this time of waiting that we were entertained by the likes of Bruce Willis, Lawrence Fishburne  Vin Diesel and Billy Crystal…Do you believe that? It is far from the truth that “World War Z” won’t dance around in your mind a little. It is not far from the truth that it may scar you or make you respond in such a way that is not unknown from the Spaniards and French, especially where the Direction on “Zombie” films is there’s to have!

World War Z comes with a health warning, as do various other films in its Genre. With plenty of ‘Realistic CGI’ pasted across the films content, we also experience the highly detailed visualizations as seen through various Characters’ lives. Excellent film, with a great and strong dialogue that shouldn’t confuse anyone – basically, its “The Walking Dead”, only this version has an American speaking lead.

World War Z is released next month on 21st June. With a Certification of PG-13, the thought is that considering this film is filled with Apocalyptic Chaos and World’s End Drama, it may be that parents who are not sure check this trailer out first.

World War Z (Official Trailer)

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White House Down screening from 28th June, as well as starring two of greatest actors, Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, is the kind of film that comes along once in a while, and one which you will put everything else to one side and make a space for. The 137 movie is presented to the audience with every factor of entertainment thought out, checked and checked again; the working storyline is neither boring in its gapped scenes, nor is it ‘Action Packed’ less than a Classic film in the making.

White House Down is supported by other key stage actors, too, including Jake Weber (Medium Series), James Woods (The Specialist), Peter Jacobson (House Series), all of whom give this film the low balance acting to carry the rest of the movie off. Channing, though of Comedy and Drama productions before this big action movie – G I Joe aside – has the switchable character technique off to a fine art, as his physique alone helps with the association of such a driven character as John Cale. The support in which Jamie Foxx gives to Tatum is exemplary, as is the introduction of James Woods. This is one film which we anticipate to be a blockbuster.

White House Down (Official Trailer) 2013

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Where much can be said about “White House Down” being a truly epic film, so too can be said about its counterpart “Olympus Is Down” starring a volley of great actors, including Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart. Both movies have been rumoured to bring an up-to-date war game to the big screen with unconfirmed acceptances by Bill Murray and Craig Fairbrass! The ‘unconfirmed’ acceptance on both actors was a “Slip of the tongue” at the E3 Show where TreyArch were showing off their newest ‘Shooter’ game. Olympus Is Down started in cinemas (Wednesday) 22nd March 2013.

Olympus Is Down – 2013 (Official Trailer)

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As Jason Stratham exits “The Transporter” (for now) to allow Chris Vance (Frank Martin) to take the hot seat of those prestigious cars that exceed everyone’s expectations. But, while Stratham is out of the Driving Seat from the High Octane Productions, Jason takes on the ‘Rebuild’ of another wise lethal war machine in “Hummingbird”, which is getting its premiere less than a month after “Parker”, and which received little else than a split-decision on its popularity. With “Hummingbird”, however, it would be mistaken for recompense of the previous production. The story of a broken ex-military war machine taken onto the streets as a down and out, he decides one day that he is going to sort himself out and get back on the path to recovery – but only after he finds himself defenceless in saving someones life that he cares about.

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Hummingbird opens in cinemas 28th June 2013.

Hummingbird (Official Trailer) 2013

More titles and Trailers ‘Coming Soon…’ Read Part Two on “The Red Hive’s DVD Archive”.

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Superman: Man Of Steel

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If we were to say that the Summer is going to be pretty damn good, as regards to Motion Picture Productions that are heading our way, we wouldn’t be told otherwise. As films such as “Pacific Rim”, “Epic”, “Iron Man 3” and the new “Fast And Furious 6” hit the cinemas to kick off the Summer helping of ‘Blockbusters’. But looking further into the Summer with what is promising to be Spectacular, our own knowledge base information serves us correctly and confirms that “Superman: Man Of Steel” will be a Summer Release, as will “After Earth” starring Will Smith and his real off-stage son, Jaden Smith (Lol), and “The Purge” with Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey.

At the moment, it would seem, however, that the greatest Children’s film is that of “Epic”, while for those of us who are 12A and older the Summer looks to be blistering with great visual entertainment. More news on “Coming Soon” movies soon.

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Superman: Man Of Steel (Official Trailer) Release: 14 June 2012

 

RIDDICK 3 (Summer Release)

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On the 9th June 2013 the last and final instalment of the “Riddick Series” comes to an all out explosive end. With more CGI and SFX than the previous episodes, the film promises to support a full-on Casting of well known Actors and Actresses who will give the movie a “Feel Good” sense and atmospheric overture.

Franchise winner, Mr Vin Diesel – Riddick – has been the offspring starter and follower of the triple bill so far and has admitted that now is the time that “Riddick put up his boots and bow out of the multi-billion dollar series”. Here on The DVD Archive 2, we have the exclusive “Official Trailer” and in less than two months time, we will be “Reviewing” the film that has cast a long shadow over the criminal with the glowing eyes. Enjoy.

RIDDICK 3 (OFFICIAL TRAILER) 2013.

 

Hannibal (TV Series Review) 2013

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Format: TV Series

Runtime (Per Episode) 43 min

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

 

Creator: Bryan Fuller

 

Cast Of Characters:

Hugh Dancy…Special Agent Will Graham (13 episodes, 2013)

Mads Mikkelsen…Dr. Hannibal Lecter (13 episodes, 2013)

Caroline Dhavernas…Dr. Alana Bloom (13 episodes, 2013)

Hettienne Park…Beverly Katz (13 episodes, 2013)

Laurence Fishburne…Agent Jack Crawford (13 episodes, 2013)

Scott Thompson…Jimmy Price (13 episodes, 2013)

Aaron Abrams…Brian Zeller (13 episodes, 2013)

Lara Jean Chorostecki…Freddie Lounds (12 episodes, 2013)

 

Storyline:

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

 

DVD Archive Review – (First Episode): Psychological Intrusion has always remained one of the fundamental traits of a Serial Killer, whether this has been the making of Directors through an entire century of film making or not. That which we see before our eyes, is not necessarily what is going on before our eyes, until such a time as when we conclude that it has indeed happened – or that another independent person of integrity has witnessed that same thing happen. With the new “Hannibal: The Beginning”, we see everything happen through the eyes of Special Agent Will Graham, who has anything but an amazing gift of ‘Seeing’ his assignments being murdered…in the goriest of detail, too.

His superior officer, however, knowing that Will has a condition, but still assigns him to the cases of twelve missing girls – presumed dead, of course – brings Will on board to help crack the case and bring the serial “Abductor” to justice. It is the personal side of Special Agent Graham, however, that becomes delicately complicated when he is paired up with Dr Hannibal Lecter, a man who shows very little sympathy, and yet, assists Will in the cases anyway. Will Special Agent Graham realise his weakest link?

Having watched the forty-five minute first episode through the “Sparkle Network”, we were literally riveted to our seats in the aftermath of the serial killers lame trail of carnage. It was actually realising that the Writer’s and the Director placed the killer in the forefront of the show, as well as introducing a Psychological Detective alongside the killer, that we saw exactly where the storyline was going.

Agent Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne) gives a very well strengthened cast as Special Agent Will Graham’s superior, while side by side, he has this attachment that keeps its distance when both Agent Graham and Doctor Hannibal Lecter do exactly the same thing – which is investigate the intricate parts of the case. Though not a spare tool in the series, the functions of being a Superior Officer well suits Fishburne, only not as a permanent sidekick to the Agent who can rewind and play through the entire crime that took place.

If you haven’t seen “Hannibal: The Beginning”, then it would be highly recommended by us that you do…as soon as possible. Although, we must stress that the series includes some really gory and bloody scenes of violence, but certainly not unlike that of “Dexter” – only better. Sorry Dexter fans, but that is the truth, and maybe one that we should address as thus:

The Dexter Producers attempted desperately to increase the blood loss into the show by making the episodes more ‘Gorified’ in content, while waiting in the wings was this new show of “Hannibal: The Beginning”, that has managed quite easily to pull the rug from under their feet. The bottom line is simple, that “Hannibal: The Beginning” is going to be one of those very successful shows that have people’s mind’s highly wired, charged and begging for more suspense, more gore, more of that Pzazz that can only come from a cop show with the intelligence and integrity that producers and writer’s on this level can create…This is a high rated television show that will blow the viewer’s mind, and this is only the very first episode into the 13 episode series.

 

Additional Details

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 2012 (USA)

Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Company Credits:

Production Co: Dino De Laurentiis Company, Doheny Productions Inc., Gaumont International Television

 

Technical Specs:

Runtime: 43 min

Sound Mix: Stereo

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1

Hannibal: The Beginning (TV Series Trailer) 2013.

 

Oz The Great & Powerful (2013 – Review)

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Runtime: 130 min

Genre: Adventure/Family/Fantasy

Cert: PG

Release Date: 8 March 2013 (UK)

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Mitchell Kapner (screenplay), David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay)

 

Cast Of Characters:

James Franco…Oz

Mila Kunis…Theodora

Rachel Weisz…Evanora

Michelle Williams…Annie / Glinda

Zach Braff…Frank / Finley

Bill Cobbs…Master Tinker

Joey King…Girl in Wheelchair / China Girl

Tony Cox…Knuck

Stephen R. Hart…Winkie General

Abigail Spencer…May

Bruce Campbell…Winkie Gate Keeper

Ted Raimi…Skeptic in Audience

Tim Holmes…Strongman

Toni Wynne…Strong Man’s Wife

Rob Crites…Firebreather

 

Storyline: Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he’s hit the jackpot-fame and fortune is his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The DVD Archive Review: Shown in black and white for the better part of fifteen to twenty minutes, was in fact to show respect to the original “Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland (which still baffles me, as to where the colour came from at such an early age of cinema), and executes a great opt out into colour when Oscar Diggs – The Great Oz – enters the land where lies the Emerald City. Before this, of course, he is found by Theodora (Mila Kunis) the sister of Evanora (Rachel Weisz), who together make up the Witches of the East and West (though this is not revealed).

Telling Oscar about a prophecy of old where a great wizard would come and save the people of Oz from the terror and tyranny of an evil witch who, by the understanding of Theodora, the one they talk of destroying is that of Glinda (Michelle Williams), who has entrapped the power of Oz. Upon hearing of a wealth of treasure and the seating of the throne over the land as a King for the victorious wizard – but only by destroying the witch…by destroying her wand – Oscar does only that which Oscar would do in a time like this – accept the quest and assure the good witches that he will destroy the evil witch.

It is the perfect pitch to the perfect children’s fairy-tale adventure that would catch the imagination of children all over the world, although the start of the film would not favour any child’s imagination in the way of climbing over the Innuendos that follow until such a time as when Oscar (James Franco) actually arrives in Oz itself. Even then, as soon as he disembarks unwillingly with his tail between his legs, we find that we are treated to the very same treatment of innuendos thrown at the witch. Okay, so, I am a great James Franco fan and a firm believer that the man can work miracles. However, in “Oz the Great and Powerful”, we would better say that his connection with the film here be that of being the “Wonderful Wizard” and not some philanthropist out to gain, conquer and control the minds of every woman he meets. Other than this the film seems as a fine as the original.

The storyline is believable, the characters hold together well, and the outcome of the story is that which everyone is surely expecting – that he will be the man they were expecting – The all Powerful Wizard – and that he will then remain there in Oz until finally Dorothy from Kansas arrives to set him free. Having made his way through the challenges of many missions and quests that would be otherwise doubtful of any other man of his calibre going through, the good Wizard of Oz, once considering himself as a bad person with a bad past, now awaits the knock on the door and the sound of Dorothy Gale’s voice asking for the “Good Wizard” to help her home. Don’t you just love “Happily ever after’s” that have everything so well planned out before you sit down in front of the screen? Unfortunately, for “Oz the Great and Powerful”, there was no real mystery left to infuse the minds of people who had seen the trailers, watched the Special Features and, or read about the actors choice words on taking up the role in the film. Special Effects and the scenes of enemy flying soldiers falling asleep on the “Deadly Poppy Field” were something to savour from the whole film, while everything else seemed to be a desperate run for glory at having been able to complete the filming of a grand movie never before attempted.

Of course, the question now is, will this unique film motion picture bring forth a remake of “The Wizard of Oz?” and, if there was ever to be a person of such high regard for to take the helm, would Sam Raimi take the wheel and steer us into an almost “Tim Burton” style epic, or would all those Director’s in favour of the film being left in its original pillar of strength format stand up and say to us all: “You cannot equal, nor outdo a classic”.

Oz the Great and the Powerful is available to watch at cinemas worldwide now.

The DVD Archive Rating: 7.3/10

 

Additional Details:

Official Sites: Official Facebook/Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 8 March 2013 (UK)

Also Known As: Oz, el poderoso

Filming Locations: Sony Pictures Studios – 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA

 

Box Office:

Budget: $215,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $79,110,453 (USA) (8 March 2013)

Gross: $198,278,000 (USA) (29 March 2013)

 

Company Credits:

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Roth Films

 

Technical Specs

Runtime: 130 min

Sound Mix: SDDS/Datasat/Dolby Digital

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Oz, The Great and Powerful (2013 Official Trailer)