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While the new “season” of Buffy the Vampire Slayer started slowly, the last two issues have really sped things forward and the season’s arc is becoming more clear. We have two weeks until the newest issue (out on 3/14/12) and I really am on the edge of my seat.

Dark Horse’s official description: “Still seeking normalcy in the midst of zompire-stricken San Francisco, Buffy contemplates a life-changing decision the likes of which few Slayers have ever faced. Meanwhile Spike rushes to the aid of Detective Dowling, who’s in over his head with his recent investigation into the undead bloodsuckers plaguing the city. Buffy settles down with . . . Spike?! A cliffhanger certain to shock fans!

Last issue, it was great to see Principal Wood back in the fold and I loved the flashbacks that showcased his mother, a slayer who Spike killed (and where he got his iconic leather jacket). Will the shocking cliffhanger be another returning character?

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Have you ever turned on the SyFy Channel on a lazy Sunday morning to watch one of those creature features it airs so regularly? Did you start watching it and realized it was much more horrible then the old Roger Corman z-movies? Did you make it to the end and find that a production company called “The Asylum” or “The Global Asylum” was behind it? Did you go onto there website and find that they specialize in mockbusters and creature a vs creature b movies?

Well, Zombie Apocalypse aired on the channel and was a The Asylum productio, but guess what, it wasn’t half bad. Really, it’s a standard zombie movie with survivors fighting there way to an island. It’s standard stuff and it had its one standard yesteryear star which was Ving Rhames. Ving plays the tough black dude role with very little emotion. He’s mean, he’s angry, and he gets to wield a chainsaw. This movie had decent effects for a Syfy film and it featured okay performances. The only thing that truly separates this film from other zombie films is the ZOMBIE TIGER at the end. Yes, that’s the big original twist and really, other than that, there’s nothing in this movie that you haven’t seen before.

This movie is better then the Day of the Dead remake (which also starred Ving Rhames) and other low budget zombie films, but it does not meet up to the standards of the great zombie films. In all honesty, this film is best viewed if you want to turn your brain off for 90 minutes and have some fun watching zombies eating humans. With that said, it’s better then the average SyFy film but don’t expect anything truly spectacular here.

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It looks like Warner Brothers and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows remake is coming together very nicely.  First Burton cast his good luck charm Johnny Deep in the leading role of Barnabas Collins, followed this week by news of Eva Green possibly signing on to portray Angelique, the witch that curses Barnabas with the vampiric curse. Now we can add three more names into the mix…

Watchmen‘s Jackie Earle Haley is in talks to portray Willie Loomis, Australian actress Bella Heathcoate is up for Victoria Winters, and Burton’s gal pal and one of my favorite working actresses, Helena Bonham Carter is “in talks” for the role of Dr. Julia Hoffman (by in talks we can assume that she has been cast in the role from the beginning, no way should Burton do any films without Carter).

For those unfamiliar with the classic series, Willie Loomis is a violent drifter that releases Barnabas Collins from his coffin and sorta becomes his manservant.  Haley has the right creepiness to make this role even more memorable than it could be. Victoria Winters is the innocent “good next door” type that serves to bring the audience into the world of Dark Shadows. She is a governess with a mysterious past. In various incarnations of the series she has been portrayed by Alexandra Moltke, Betsy Durkin, Carolyn Groves, Joanna Going, and most recently in 2004 by Marley Shelton in a failed television pilot by the WB. Dr. Julia Hoffman is a human character that attempts to cure Barnabas of his vampirism among other things over the very long history of the series. It’ll nice for a change to see Carter in a role that is more normal. Right off that bat you’d think that Burton would cast him as an evil vampire or crazy witch.

The movie begins shooting in April, so we can expect to see a lot more casting news in the near future.

Underworld Kate Beckinsale

Let me start this off by being perfectly honest, I don’t care about the Underworld series, but any reason to post pictures of Kate Beckinsale in tight leather is good in my book.  Moving on, for those of you who enjoy the series and missed her in “Rise of the Lycans”, you can cheer up because Beckinsale will be returning in the forth Underworld flick.

As of yet untitled, we can all assume that the new sequel will resume the war between vampires and werewolves. The script was penned by John Hlavin, who previously wrote episodes of The Shield and Trust Me, and was revised by one of the best comic book writers out there, J. Michael Straczynski, who has written comics for Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, and Thor.

No word yet on if other players in the Underworld will be returning, such as Scott Speedman who portrayed the werewolf/vampire hybrid Michael Corvin, or Michael Sheen’s werewolf leader Lucian, or Rhona Mitra’s vampire (that looks a lot like Beckinsale) Sonja. Rumor has it that we will be introduced to a daughter for Beckinsale’s Selene.

I’ll stay on top of breaking news for the series (mostly so I can post more pictures of Beckinsale).

I love b-horror movies and this poster for the remake of Piranha (which of course was made in 3d) is fun, over the top, and screams cheesey horror.

piranha

The movie was directed by Alexandre Aja, who helmed the creepy remake of Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes. The cast includes a strange mix of actors, including Elisabeth Shue, Dina Meyer, Jerry O’Connell, Ving Rhames, and Jessica Szohr, along with acing greats Richard Dreyfuss and Christopher Lloyd. The movie hits theaters on August 20th.

Posted on July 1st, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Okay, first I gotta apologize for posting so many posters lately. Sorry about that. But I had to put this one up because;

1) it’s for the Robert Rodriguez produced Predators,
2) it’s awesome, and
3) PREDATORS!

The poster features the title monster and a muddy and beaten Adrien Brody.

Predators Movie Poster

The film also stars Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Louis Ozawa Changchien, and Oleg Taktarov. Nimród Antal, who helmed 2007’s Vacancy, directed the action flick. It hits theaters in a month on July 9, 2010!

Two months ago we got the trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife, and now we have an all new poster for the 3D horror flick.

Resident Evil Afterlife Poster

Would it be too much to ask for a Resident Evil movie that doesn’t fully focus on Milla Jovovich’s Alice? A character that wasn’t even in any of the games. At least she is pretty badass on the poster.

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