Monday, July 4, 2011

Fresh Blood: New Releases In the World of Horror

In Theaters Soon:

Cowboys and Aliens
Release date: July 29, 2011

Starring: Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano

In a mix of Tombstone meets Independence Day we have Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford going toe to toe with alien invaders during the old west times. While the trailer looks promising I can’t help but get that Will Smith Wild West vibe which is not a good thing.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Release date: Aug 5, 2011

Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox

A prequel so to say of the planet of the apes films, shows the origins of the “smart monkey.” The film shows promise and includes a strong cast with James Franco in the lead role.

Final Destination 5
Release date: Aug 5, 2011

Starring: Emma Bell, Nicholas D'Agosto, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood

In an unsurprising move the last destination movie was not the final. These films went from being decent to worse. While the first films at least had some story to go along, the more recent ones just focus on clever ways to kill people. Here’s hoping that this really is the final destination.

Fright Night
Release date: Aug 19, 2011

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots

The classic 80’s tale of the vampire living next door gets a full blown remake with Collin Farrell taking on the role of the vampire. Im really on the fence on this one as I enjoyed the original so much that Im pretty sure im going to be let down by whatever the remake brings to the table. I just hope we get to hear Mclovin say “You’re so cool Brewster.”

--Steven M. Duarte