Runtime: 100 min
Release Date: 24 May 2013 (UK)
Runtime: 100 min
Release Date: 24 May 2013 (UK)
Release Date: 2 March 2013 (USA)
Overview: After playing a pagan ritual on a dare, a group of high school students find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of their worst fears Anonymous
The DVD Archive: We believe that this film will d remarkably well over the next few months, especially as the previous type of film like this one have been far and few between. The whole film is well put together and strengthened on the premise that something really evil is about to call on the female casting, to dish out some very hardcore body damage…Enjoy.
The Midnight Game (2013 Official Trailer)
The Emperor and the White Snake (2011) “Bai she chuan shuo” (original title)
Overview: Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man’s soul.Written by Anonymous
DVD Archive: Yeah, okay, so Jet Li is back in the action seat in this great Martial Arts Action Thriller that will have your heart skipping to the slightest death defying stunts that you are shown through this presentation. The action scenes are something else, other than the true ingredients that make the difference between life and death…
6 Souls is a devishly new concept in its wake before being presented to the viewer. Its not the kind of film that you would watch for the fun of it, but you would, however, watch it because of its “Scare Factor”, and as it stands, we reckon a huge “Factor 8” at least will materialise from this gripping Horror when it is released at cinemas…
6 Souls (2013 Official Trailer)
Runtime: 26 min
Release Date: 14 September 2012 (USA
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)
Format: TV Series
Runtime (Per Episode) 43 min
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)
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.
Release Date: 2012 (USA)
Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Production Co: Dino De Laurentiis Company, Doheny Productions Inc., Gaumont International Television
Runtime: 43 min
Sound Mix: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Hannibal: The Beginning (TV Series Trailer) 2013.
Runtime: 130 min
Release Date: 8 March 2013 (UK)
Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: Mitchell Kapner (screenplay), David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay)
Cast Of Characters:
Michelle Williams…Annie / Glinda
Zach Braff…Frank / Finley
Bill Cobbs…Master Tinker
Joey King…Girl in Wheelchair / China Girl
Stephen R. Hart…Winkie General
Bruce Campbell…Winkie Gate Keeper
Ted Raimi…Skeptic in Audience
Toni Wynne…Strong Man’s Wife
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
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
Budget: $215,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $79,110,453 (USA) (8 March 2013)
Gross: $198,278,000 (USA) (29 March 2013)
Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Roth Films
Runtime: 130 min
Sound Mix: SDDS/Datasat/Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Oz, The Great and Powerful (2013 Official Trailer)