Beauty and the Beast

I love this poster that spotlight’s Belle and Beast’s iconic dance. I can’t wait for this to come out on March 17! The live action adaptation of the Disney classic stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast, with Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad, and Kevin Kline. The film was directed by Bill Condon.

Our friends at COMET TV have an eclectic mix of cult films this Friday, January 13th, to watch for free on their website/network.

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They are starting with the 1995 comic book adaptation Tank Girl at noon est. The post-apocalyptic sci fi comedy stars, Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, and Malcolm McDowell. As the title suggests, the movie is about a girl and her tank, which she uses to fight against an evil corporation.

Next up, at 4pm est is the 2003 Tim Robbins sci fi romantic flick Code 46. It costars Samantha Morton and Jeanne Balibar. In the movie, Robbins portrays a fraud investigator who falls for the leader of the forgery ring in a dystopian Shanghai.

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At 8pm et is Futureworld, the sequel of Westworld, which stars Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner. Taking place 2 years after Westworld, the movie follows to investigative reporters as they look into a mystery at the futuristic theme-park.

Lastly, at midnight is the 1981 cult horror flick Jaws of Satan. Set in a small Alabama town, Satan grants a king cobra demonic powers and it faces off with the Town’s priest. That sounds like my kinda Saturday night.

Check out COMET’s Facebook page for more details.

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From Warner Bros. Pictures, Blade Runner 2049 has Harrison Ford returning to his iconic role of Rick Deckard, and is joined by Ryan Gosling, a new blade runner in a much different future. The sci-fi sequel also stars Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, and Lennie James, with direction by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Enemy). It hits theaters on October 6th, 2017.

Midnight Chronicles

Today we’re going to spotlight a movie from one of the hardest sub-genres to tackle; independent fantasy films. Midnight Chronicles from director Christian T. Petersen and Fantasy Flight Games has the uphill battle of establishing a whole world, its rules, and setting the players in place on a low budget.

What is Midnight Chronicles about? It has been a hundred years since the Shadow fell… The dark god Izrador reigns victorious. After three ages of scheming and war, Izrador has finally defeated the heroes and armies of the free races. Now the dark god rules the world of Aryth with an iron fist. Enslaved under the Shadow, the race of men leads an oppressed existence, and the Elves and Dwarves have retreated to distant forests and mountains, where their desperate resistance is slowly succumbing to the unyielding might of the Shadow. It is a time of overwhelming darkness. The fickle flame of hope is almost extinguished, its dying light guarded only by those few heroes who still dare to dream of freedom.

Good vs evil. Heroes vs villains. Low budget production values and charm? Yeah, I’m down. You can check out Midnight Chronicles online for free on Snag Films, it is also on Amazon Video (free with Amazon Prime membership).

You can also check out these other indie flicks…


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Logan opens on March 3 and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Richard E Grant. This is being billed as Jackman’s final film in the role of Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men series.

Flash GordonThe classic sci-fi and fantasy space opera Flash Gordon is part of COMET TV’s Friday Night Features and will be airing for free on December 30, 2016 at 8pm with an encore presentation on New Years Eve.

The 1980 flick is based on the comic strip from the 30s and features Sam J. Jones as the title character with original music and a score from Queen. If you have not seen the pulp favorite, check it out for free on COMET TV either on the station or online.

Other films that the networks spotlights and will be airing for free in December include Squirm, Portrait of an Escort, New Year’s Evil, Frogs, Donovan’s Brain, and Beyond the Door III. The network also features TV shows such as Dead Like Me, Jeremiah, The Outer Limits, and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Posted on December 26th, 2016 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Assassin's Creed Movie

Film Spotlight: Assassin’s Creed
Director: Justin Kurzel
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K Williams, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson.
Plot: The Assassin’s Creed movie follows a character by the name of Callum Lynch who, through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, is able to experience the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

Thoughts: Let me start off by saying I am a HUGE fan of the Assassin’s Creed games. Lately they have sort of regressed with the move to next gen; Unity had to deal with some bad pre-release buzz due to a graphics glitch. Syndicate was a bit disjointed in its missions and gameplay. I enjoyed both but they never came close to how good Black Flag was. Fans of the game have long thought that the series is probably more suited than any other video game to be adapted into a film. The view of videos games not getting great adaptions might be broken with Assassin’s Creed. First of all Ubisoft who make the game set up their own production company to make sure they get the film right. Secondly they have gathered some great talent in the casting and hiring of the director and finally and perhaps most crucial is they decided not to adapt any of the games, instead they have gone for an original story but it is still set in the same universe as the games. That is something which I thought Warcraft got wrong this year, adapting a story from the games instead of creating one.

Now there is still a chance that it might not work but from the trailers that have been released the footage looks very promising. They have captured the essence of the games from the parkour running, the combat and that final shot from the trailer of the iconic leap of faith. Even the modern day sequences of Fassbender’s Callum Lynch inside an Abstergo facility. The redesigned Animus which is the tool that allows the present day Lynch to access his genetic memory of his ancestors looks pretty bad ass. I expect there will be some cool little mentions and Easter eggs in reference to games. I am pretty hopeful this will break the trend of bad video game movies and hope it will kick start a new era in video game movies.

Assassin’s Creed is out December 21st, 2016.


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