The first full length trailer for War for the Planet of the apes is here
By Jay Hunter – Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War will star Woody Harrelson as an army Colonel as Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his ape colony are embroiled in a battle with an army of humans.
The movie is set to see Caesar wrestle with his darker instincts as the ape army suffers heavy loses during a daring night raid on Ape City. As he resolves to avenge his kind in encounter that will determine the fate of their species and Earth’s future. Throughout the trailer we see the apes getting their revenge throughout passageways, leading to a mammoth scope toward the two minute teaser climax.
Most recently we also got our look at additional footage with an international trailer, which you can see below.
War of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled for a July 14, 2017 release (USA)
By Jay Hunter – Christopher Nolan is one of the most high-profile directors working in Hollywood today and widely regarded the leading auteur of his generation. With this comes ever growing pressure, his last movie Interstellar, whilst not without merit generally thought of as a misstep. However, with his new World War II epic, Dunkirk that looks set to change.
Starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles (yes that one) the movie will focus on allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada and France as they are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Movies reviewed this week include; Oliver Stone thriller, Snowden, Underworld: Blood Wars, Birth of a Nation and The Eyes of my Mother
Jay, Beth & Coxy also discuss the weeks movie news including War for the Planet of the Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Alien: Covenant, Transformers: The Last Night, Baywatch, The Mummy, Fantastic Beasts and where to find Them and more.
Intro – 00:00
Fan Questions -12:40
Reviews – 24:45
News – 56:00
Television – 1:28:20
What We Watched – 1:33:30
Outro – 1:44:00
Jump Scare UK counts down 2016’s must see horror movies
By Jay Hunter – 2016 horror was dominated by independent and foreign releases. Although some old favourites look set to return in 2017, slashers took a back seat this year for more thought provoking, intimate, original stories. Here are the 15 must see horror movies of 2016, according to Jump Scare.
Kate Siegal stars in the Netflix thriller as Maddie Young, an author living an isolated existence after losing her hearing as a teenager. Away from society, a killer stalks Maddie in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Boasting slick, intelligent film-making that doesn’t rely too heavily on horror tropes, but certainly pays it’s respects to them.
14. The Shallows
A surprisingly strong Summer thriller staring Blake Lively. After a run in with a great white shark, Nancy (Lively), becomes stranded on a rock just 200 yards from shore, an intimate-tense thriller that transcend’s the genre with smart writing and a great solo performance.
13. Ouija: Origin of Evil
A prequel to 2014’s abysmal, Ouija, Origin of Evil had no right to be as great as it was. Filled with interesting fleshed out characters and effective scares, the 70s set flick offers an above average haunted house story that is hindered only by it’s overblown final act.
12. I Am Not a Serial Killer
Taking as much inspiration from Dexter as it does from John Carpenter’s, The Thing, I Am Not a Serial Killer follows the story of John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are). As John struggles to keep his inner demons at bay, he must also investigate a series of macabre killings in his small town. Overstretched due to it’s lack of budget, the movie based on the novel of the same name has the makings of a cult-classic.
11. The Girl with all the Gifts
Based in a British army base, Girl with all the Gifts follows a group of children who are immune to a zombie virus, only to be subjected to a host of cruel experiments. Working in the ever deteriorating zombie pool, Gifts manages to fish out an interesting premise, whilst still having an sombre message
10. Neon Demon
The Enfant-terrible himself, Nicholas Winding Refn was back this year with a predictably warped and damaged mediation on the fashion industry, with added necrophilia. Calling to mind the likes of Lynch, Argento and De Palma with its sickly shades of red and blue, its creepy eroticism and blackly comic bloodshed, felt a true return to form for the outstpoken director.
9. The Greasy Strangler
Certainly not for everyone, The Greasy Stranger is 2016’s strangest movie. A unique cinematic experience, comparable to no other. Jim Hosking’s bizarre family tale of murder, sex and indeed grease must be seen to be believed.
8. The Conjuring 2
Bursting out of it’s horror shackles, The Conjuring 2 adds more depth and themes than it’s previous entry. Although it loses some of it’s scares in the process, James Wan’s ghost story is weighter than any of it’s Western chiller-colleagues. The finest director working in the genre today continues his streak.
7. Green Room
Jeremy Saulnier’s brutalist siege thriller follows the misfortunes of a young punk band who stumble upon something they shouldn’t whilst playing a gig in a back wood club run by neo-Nazis. A lean, tight and gory survival feature, with a mature arbitration on subculture violence and what it means to be an outsider.
6. Don’t Breathe
Delivering a plethora of twists and turns, Don’t Breathe’s injected a shot of real tension to the cinema this year. Coming off the back of Evil Dead 2013, Fede Alvez proved once again he’s one to watch in the world of horror. A gripping, mean spirited, home invasion story.
5. The Eyes of my Mother
A truly unsettling Portuguese movie that touches on aspects of broken families and animal cruelty. Eyes of my Mother is reliant on shocking visuals, using brilliantly realised cinematography as it’s canvass. A hypnotic tale that provides pure nightmare fuel.
4. Under the Shadow
Boasting thought-provoking social commentary, the Persian ghost story from Babak Anvari brilliantly parallels the horrors of war with paranormal motifs. Often filmed with a dreamlike quality, Under the Shadow plays with elements not dissimilar to Pan’s Labyrinth with it’s terrifying fairytale-esque storytelling.
3. The Witch
Debuting writer-director, Robert Eggers proves his Nosferatu remake is in safe hands with his terrifying period piece. An ominous atmosphere acts as the catalyst for a visually compelling and downplayed story of nature, puberty and religion. Embellished by it’s engrossing performances.
2. The Wailing
As wide in scope as it is operatic, South Korea’s The Wailing, drips with atomsphere. Clocking in at an intimidating 2 hours 30 minutes, it’s mammoth runtime is justified by it’s multi-faceted mystery. The movies combo of historic and modern horror is complemented by it’s intriguing look at complex indigenous religious history, Japenese interference and Western influence. A breathtaking final act paints the final touches to a wonderful work of art.
1. Train to Busan
Tighter and leaner than it’s South Korean compatriot, Train to Busan just pipped the top spot for our must see horror’s of 2016. Breathing fresh life into the zombie genre, without compromising it’s socio-economic subtext, Busan is a thrilling none stop ride that goes from 0-100, never coming up for air. Wonderfully acted, touchingly portrayed and masterfully crafted action made Train to Busan the first (and only) movie we have awarded five stars. Our must see horror for 2016. (full review)
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“I think animatronics bring soul and reality to it”
By Jay Hunter – Jurassic World 2 director J.A Bayona (A Monster Calls) has once again reaffirmed his vision for his upcoming dino-movie whilst speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.
Seemingly wanting to appease older fans of the franchise, Bayona admitted that he is attempting to introduce more animatronics into the sequel, stating:
“Obviously you don’t have real dinosaurs — sometimes you have people playing dinosaurs — but we love animatronics and we’re trying to do as much with them as possible,” the director told The Hollywood Reporter at this weeks premiere of A Monster Calls.
“It’s complicated because the audience now is so used to seeing CGI that they’re sometimes reluctant toward animatronics,” he explained further. “But at the same time, I think animatronics bring soul and reality to it. We’re trying to find the balance between animatronics and CGI in order to cheat the audience so they don’t know what they’re seeing.”
The news, coincides with the theory that Jurassic World 2 will be more ‘suspensful, scary & surprising’. Of course this was once the vision for Jurassic World, before studio involvement, so we’ll just have to see whether Bayona’s vision will come to fruition in 2018.
Jurassic World 2 hits theaters June 22, 2018. A Monster Calls opens Dec. 23.
By Jay Hunter – Marvel is set to continue it’s worldwide domination of cinema in 2017, but fans will be most excited to see their poster boy returning home after years out in the wilderness due to Sony’s mishandling of the property.
Courtesy of an upgrade from Iron Man himself, Tony Stark the webslinger (Tom Holland) will be donning web wings for the first time on the silver screen. Comic affectionado’s will recognise the trait from the golden age of Spidey comics, yet more proof that Marvel know exactly how to handle their movies.
The movie is set to see a young Spiderman navigating his way through school with his new powers, coming face to face with a gluttony of villains, including Michael Keaton as The Vulture.
Spiderman: Homecoming is scheduled for a July 7, 2017 release date (USA)