Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fresh Blood: New Releases In the World of Horror

Drive Angry 3D
Release date: Feb 28, 2011
Starring: Nickolas Cage
So Nick Cage plays pretty much the same guy he’s played in the past movies he’s been in since 2005. This time he plays a hell spawn criminal who comes back from the dead to avenge his daughter’s death. O yeah and it’s in 3D if anyone cared.

Release date: Feb 25, 2011
Starring: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn,
Julianne Moore stars in this supernatural thriller that follows a psychiatrist who finds out that one of her patients who has multiple personality disorder is displaying traits of individuals who were previously murdered. She must find out what to do in order to stay alive.

I Saw The Devil
Release date: March 4, 2011
Starring: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-Sik
This one has me really excited as it stars two of my favorite Asian actors. The film has been gaining momentum recently and has been given some positive early reviews. The trailer has an Oldboy feel to it so we shall see if it can deliver.

Black Death
Release date: March 11, 2011
Starring: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, John Lynch, Tim McInnerny
This medieval tale tells the story of the plague and its vicious path through Europe. Talks of a village run by a necromancer that is immune to the plague leads the church to send a knight to investigate.

Battle: Los Angeles
Release date: March 11, 2011
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodríguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Peña
Big budget alien invasion films are back with this new summer blockbuster. My only hope is they extensively use Rage Against the Machine’s album The Battle of Los Angeles as the primary soundtrack to the film.

Red Riding Hood
Release date: March 11, 2011
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Julie Christie, Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas
Not sure how this one will turn out, my thoughts are it probably should have been directed by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp starring as the big bad wolf…. Any thoughts?

--Steven M. Duarte