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Interview: Ron Perlman on ASHER, Evoking 70s American Cinema, HELLBOY Reboot

Ron Perlman says: "Acting is like a drug, like shooting heroin and getting this incredible sensation”. In recent years, however, the star of such magnificent films as Cronos, The City of Lost Children and, certainly, Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy diptych,...

Blu-ray Review: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, a Fun Product of Its Time

The 1999 remake of William Castle’s (1959) House on Haunted Hill by William Malone was a very strange film, and not one I’d seen in a long time, possibly since its video store days. Going back, its quite “Nineties,” down...

Review: JACK OF THE RED HEARTS Means Well, But Falls Flat

It's not easy to make a film about a particular issue prevelant in society - be it an illness, a social problem, a political situation - and make it dramatically interesting. This is especially true if the issue is one...

SAUNA Helmer AJ Annila Makes His English Debut With EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE

We have been fans and supporters of Finnish helmer AJ Annila (Jade Warrior, Sauna) in these pages for a great many years now and it would appear that the long wait for his (surprisingly difficult) third film may now be...

Review: TAKEN 3, Action Cinema For Teenage Softies

Liam Neeson's third outing as over-protective family man Bryan Mills sees him on the run for murder after his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) turns up dead in his apartment. Forest Whitaker heads the investigation, which soon enough uncovers the involvement of...

Liam Neeson Will Smash Your Face With "12 Skills Of Christmas" In New TAK3N Trailer

I've covered Liam Neeson's wily antics before, but now I'm really excited. Just in time for Hanukkah and Christmas malaise, Fox has gifted us with the "12 Skills of Christmas." It's Bryan Mills in full glory breaking necks, hacking phones,...

Review: HEMLOCK GROVE S1E01-13 (Or, Blood, Intestines, and Vomit Instead of Story, Characters, and Horror)

Netflix took a big step forward with House of Cards and now takes two steps backward with Hemlock Grove. Rather than binge viewing, Hemlock Grove inspires binge drinking. As with House of Cards, all 13 episodes of Hemlock Grove debuted...

Gore Hounds Rejoice. HEMLOCK GROVE Clip Reveals Bloody Brutality

Maybe Netflix really are the new kingmakers in TV-style series. After delivering the epic remake of BBC series House of Cards to hungry binge-viewing audiences in February, the streaming service is gearing up Hemlock Grove, its new supernatural show executive...

Visit Eli Roth's HEMLOCK GROVE With First Trailer

Will Netflix be able to challenge HBO, Showtime and AMC in the original material department? We'll find out soon with a diverse slate including Arrested Development, House Of Cards and the Eli Roth produced horror series Hemlock Grove all on...

Opening: TAKEN 2 Stands Ready to Take Your Money

Cool, efficient, and completely generic, Taken 2 opens in theaters around the world today, an action vehicle that's ready to take as many paying customers as possible on a ride no one will remember in the morning. "The plot follows...

Review: TAKEN 2 Sets New Standard For Incoherent Action

I'm beginning to suspect that modern action editors have some sort of digital blender that mixes up raw footage of every stunt and arbitrarily adds a cut every half second. How else can we explain Taken 2, which seems unable...

Liam Neeson Continues To Be A Badass In Full TAKEN 2 Trailer

We've had a US teaser, a couple of international efforts and now the Olivier Megaton directed Taken 2 delivers a full US trailer and once again it features people being taken against their will by the bad guys and Liam...

One Minute Of Action In Second TAKEN 2 Teaser

When will the bad guys learn that revenge is often a bad idea? Particularly revenge against a guy who has already carved through your forces like a hot knife through butter once. If you want to live, you should probably...

Liam Neeson Lays Waste To Istanbul In First TAKEN 2 Trailer

The first rule of a successful action film sequel: Take the elements that made the first film work, make them bigger, and shift the setting and dynamic just enough to keep them feeling fresh and exotic. Full marks to director...

Fresh Shots Of Liam Neeson In TAKEN 2

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp is now buffing and polishing the Olivier Megaton directed sequel to their surprise action hit Taken and a trio of images featuring star Liam Neeson have arrived online. They seem to be following the basic rules of...

Eli Roth Taking Netflix To HEMLOCK GROVE

Netflix are turning to Eli Roth in their continuing quest to generate original content and rival traditional television.Deadline are reporting that Netflix are closing a deal for a thirteen episode series order for Hemlock Grove, a new horror series based...