Category Archives: Art, culture and entertainment

Anna and the Apocalypse

If I only see one film this Christmas, I really hope it’s Anna and the Apocalypse:

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

The film opens in the UK in November. I don’t yet know when it hits Belgian cinemas, but I shall be watching out for it.

The Trailer

Yuletide acknowledgements to Den of Geek.

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Beep, beep!

This is great. According to Den Of Geek, Wile E. Coyote — the looniest toon of all — is heading for the big screen.

Sidestepping the rumors of Space Jam 2 and a Pepe La Pew movie, Warner Bros are making Coyote Vs Acme their next Looney Tunes outing – giving Wile his own standalone feature as he confronts the corporation that’s been his constant undoing since the ’50s.

For me, this news is particularly well timed.

I recently showed both Space Jam and Looney Tunes back in Action to the kids. Both films went down incredibly well, and on a full sized screen, I suspect that this one will go down even better.

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No-one messes with Eurovision

From Scandinavia and the World:

I love the comment from Russia: “I can influence American presidential elections but I have no power over Eurovision”

And rightly so.

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I miss the 1980s

Before the world lost it’s collective mind.

From The Devil’s Panties

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Smurfing Beer

The other night the boys were talking about drinks and one of them expressed the view that beer is bad for you.

“Not if it’s Smurfing Beer,” said I.

“What?” They chorused.

Thank Google for YouTube.

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Now that’s a shark

I mentioned the trailer for The Meg last week and now a new poster is out. It’s a lot better than the last one.

via Flickering Myth

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I’m surprised I haven’t mentioned The Meg on this blog before now. A film in which Jason Statham faces a Megalodon is right up my street. And now there’s a trailer.

City On Fire has a Synopsis:

In the film, a deep-sea submersible — part of an international undersea observation program — has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific… with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below… bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

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Uwe Boll threatens a litigation Rampage

One of the (many) films that we are looking forward to this year is Rampage in which Dwayne Johnson stars alongside a giant gorilla that goes on a Rampage.

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

The title, “Rampage” has been used before in a series of films made by German director, Uwe Boll, who had this to say:

It also confuses the audience! I want that Warners change the title, especially because the new movie has nothing to do with a Rampage and looks more like Jumanji 2 and is one of those typical feelgood, popcorn bullshit movies that the studios use to brainwash America even more! All these kind of movies including Transformers, Avengers are helping the military industrial complex in America to win and have retards like Trump be American President who would say that the earth is flat as soon they think they can benefit from this!

You have to hand it to Boll. He may be a terrible filmmaker but his talent for self-promotion knows no bounds.

And here’s Dwayne Johnson introducing the final trailer for the new Rampage:

Via Flickering Myth

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So here’s a premise and a half:

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.

Cargo, according to Flickering Myth, is based on a 2013 short of the same name and stars the ever-reliable Martin Freeman as a father with only 48 hours to find somewhere safe for his baby daughter before the zombie virus he’s contracted starts to take effect.

There is something about this that really appeals to me and, from the trailer, it looks superb.

The Trailer

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