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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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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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Chomp!

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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Cargo

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.

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Early Man

I can’t believe that I almost missed the news that Nick Park is about to release another film.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Early Man is already out in the UK. I have to wait until next week before rushing out to the cinema.

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Scorched Earth

Someone made a film just for me. According to City on Fire, Scorched Earth stars former MMA champion in a post-apocalyptic thriller that will also give fans of spaghetti westerns plenty to enjoy.

The planet has suffered an environmental collapse; the air became dangerous to breathe, the water became toxic, and billions of people died. Generations later, mankind has finally re-established a rudimentary society, in an attempt to pick up the pieces that continue to blister in the sun. Attica Gage (Carano) is a bounty hunter with a chance at the bounty of a lifetime: to bring down the ruthless outlaw, Elijah Jackson. Gage infiltrates Jackson’s gang, and everything is going to plan until she meets a slave girl who reminds her of her dead sister.

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2018: The Movie

Just sit back and watch this.

Neevon M on YouTube has cut together a trailer comprised of clips from almost 70 films due to be released in 2018.

Some of the films I recognise already and some of them I definitely want to know more about. But what really impresses is that the clips have been cut together is such a consistent manner you could almost believe that 2018 will be one long popcorn-fueled blockbuster.

If only…

Coming Soon: 2018

Via The Movie Web

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Star Wars Episode IV.1.d: The Pentesters Strike Back

I was amused:

It is a period of cyber war. In an effort to sustain commerce during these challenging times, the Galactic Trade Federation has required the Empire retain the services of a consultancy on Kessel (a best-value provider, and only twelve parsecs away) to assess the state of their security before signing off on the newly-constructed DEATH STAR campus.

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