So now that 2013 is upon us and all the Mayan doomsday nonsense of 2012 can be tossed into the same landfill with the bygone Y2K doomsday conspiracies, Roland Emmerich’s magnum opus 2012 can officially be labeled a comedy. I consider that reason enough to sing.
You know, I've never really been a big fan of the Olympics. I respect what they stand for and marvel at the prowess of each country's athletes; yet, I can't help but be bored despite the spectacle of the event. Throw in some flesh-hungry zombies? Okay, now you've gotten my full attention.
A lot of collections hit store shelves this week including three horror sets, a Sherlock Holmes four-pack, three sci-fi quartets, and a package from 20th Century Fox consisting of The Fly, The Omen, and Independence Day in honor of "75 years of award-winning drama". In addition, fans of the series Poltergeist: The Legacy finally get Season 2 on disc, albeit in the form of an on demand recorded DVD-R.
Here at Dread Central we're big fans of destruction and mayhem, which is why we were so fond of Roland Emmerich's 2012 (theatrical review here) when it debuted last November. And now, in anticipation of its Blu-ray and DVD release on March 2nd, we have four clips to share detailing how some of that destruction was crafted.
It's that time of year again: The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced the nominations for its 36th Annual Saturn Awards.
As Dread Central's resident awards show junkie, it is my mission to make sure our like-minded readers don't miss out on any opportunity to participate in such events if they are so inclined. On tap for today: the ShoWest 2009 Fan Choice Award. Along with voting for the movie of your choice, you can enter Fandango’s Fan Choice Sweepstakes to win a trip to the star-studded show in Las Vegas.
While it's likely a foregone conclusion that Avatar will be taking home the Oscar, the Motion Picture Academy has announced the seven films that will compete in order to become one of three nominess for the Visual Effects Academy Award. And a couple of them are big favorites around the Dread Central offices.
If you missed 2012 in theatres, then you missed out on the feel good extermination of the human race film of the century! What a spectacle! It's near impossible not to laugh! Lucky for you the film's hitting DVD and Blu-ray soon, and we've got the skinny on what to expect!
Roland Emmerich's latest end-of-the-world opus 2012 is a mish-mash of just about every disaster movie you've ever seen. Not sure if Nomad's 2012 review (read it here) quite did it justice? Then you won't want to miss Trembles' take on the flick!
Why am I writing an intro article for a new edition of Dinner For Fiends when I could be playing Left 4 Dead 2? For that matter, why did we waste an hour recording a new Dinner For Fiends when we should have been playing Left 4 Dead 2? Well, we did. So if you're not playing Left 4 Dead 2 and can fit this podcast into your schedule, then join Uncle Creepy, Foywonder, Andrew Kasch, and Matt Fini as we talk about the most recent horrifying offerings.
Sometimes when you think about all the chaos in the world today, you can't help but feel that maybe, just maybe, it wouldn't be such a bad idea for nature to flip the switch on us and reboot our existence. Of course Platinum Dunes would then take this idea and make a grittier reboot in about a decade from now. We just can't win, I tell ya!
Reviewed by Nomad Starring Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Explosions, CGI Directed by Roland Emmerich
I'm no fan of Roland Emmerich. With that said, his upcoming be-all, end-all disaster epic 2012 (opening November 12th) is currently tops on my list of most anticipated movies of the latter half of this year. Every trailer hypes 2012 as this terrifying end-of-the-world disaster thriller playing off real-life fears of what may lie ahead for us all in 2012, and then you watch this clip from the film and I defy you not to laugh.