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Underworld franchise is moving to television

Like some sort of early 2000s zombie that just won't die the Underworld franchise is making a move to television with creator Len Wiseman bringing the show to the small screen. The director/writer/producer and his production compa...

 
 
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NYCC: Underwold: Blood Wars gets its first trailer

The first film in the Sony panel was Underworld: The Blood Wars. There was some discussion on the movie itself, but it was mostly just banter about how sexy everyone was, which is admitedly true. No spoilers or plot points were really drop...

 
 
 
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New Van Helsing movie is inspired by Mad Max

You may have forgotten that Universal is working on a big cinematic universe starring all of its classic movie monsters because the movie to kick it all off, The Mummy reboot, has been in production forever. Well, it was Dracula Untold ...

 
 
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You should be watching the mini-series Adventure Time: Stakes

Last year, Cartoon Network took home audiences by surprise with their first mini-series, Over the Garden Wall. The ten episode event delighted critics and fans with a short form original story, and this year Cartoon Network took a chance ag...

 
 
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Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

 Every once in a while, a film comes along that takes a stale genre and makes it completely new and cool again. Ana Lily Amirpour's debut film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is the vampire film that makes the creatures of the night...

 
 
 
 
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Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 could have been worse

Back when I reviewed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, I admired the saga's balance of tones (I gave the film a 75, and still stand by it to this day) but I absolutely hated the film's cheap CG effects. For the first half of the fil...

 
 
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Second Vampire Academy trailer is pretty much the same

Vampire Academy (dropping the Blood Sisters subtitle) is pretty much a movie made for me. It's got cute girls that are really cute vampires, it's adapted from the book by the same writer who wrote Heathers (which is one of the best teen fi...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

On its surface, a vampire film is the last thing I'd expect out of Jim Jarmusch. Then again, the same can be said about a hitman movie (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Limits of Control) and a western (Dead Man). And sure enough, the...

 
 
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NYC: See Vampire's Kiss w/ Nicolas Cage free on 9/20

There are many reasons to love Nicolas Cage, as our own Nathan Hardisty has noted. One of the most compelling cases for loving the man is the 1988 Robert Bierman film Vampire's Kiss. The movie features one of Cage's Cage-iest moments, in wh...

 
 
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Vampires are still cool in Vampire Academy Trailer

At this rate there won't be anymore young adult novels to adapt to the big screen. Vampire Academy:Blood Sisters does seem a bit special in that totally nondescript way since it looks like a cross between Harry Potter and Twilight and...

 
 
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Review: Byzantium

Imagine you are in a large store and off in the distance you see a quilt. It’s an intriguing design, and you walk towards it, fascinated. It’s really a gorgeous thing, brilliantly composed with designs depicting bizarre visions ...

 
 
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Jim Jarmusch on his vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive

I'm a fan of Jim Jarmusch's movies. He has a weird way of turning moments of boredom into something complicated and interesting, as seen in Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, Night on Earth, and Mystery Train. He's also capable of the une...

 
 
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Trailer: Kiss of the Damned

Kiss of the Damned is yet another sexy vampire movie, who's characters much choose between romantic passion and bloodlust. In Kiss of the Damned, the lovely vampiress Djuna succumbs to the advances of human Paolo and soon he is entered int...

 
 
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Trailer: Byzantium

Continuing popular culture's seemingly never satisfied fascination with vampires - Neil Jordan, the creator of Interview with a Vampire, brings us the heady, red shifted Byzantium. The story follows a mother and daughter pair of vampires w...

 
 
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Vampire Academy to be adapted with Mean Girls director

The next book series fighting for the attention of the tweensies is Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy. Reliance Entertainment and IM Global have purchased the rights to adapt the first in the six (SIX) book series, Vampire Academy: Blood...

 
 
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International Trailer: Byzantium

When I first read the word "vampire" I immediately began to think 'We're still doing this? Really?' So it's fair to say I had already made my judgments before even seeing this trailer for Byzantium, which, quite honestly, makes me an a**ho...

 
 
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Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

There's no real way to predict what you're getting when watching one of the Twilight films. You either get a surprisingly corny and fun film (the first Twilight) or you'll get something severely disappointing like Breaking Dawn Part 1....

 
 
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Ridley Scott's I Am Legend vampires are better than CG

Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend (starring Will "Movin' in with your Auntie and Uncle in Bel Air" Smith) was okay. Not bad, not great, but okay. Part of the reason my enjoyment for it was tempered was that the vampires had changed severely f...

 
 
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Trailer: Vampire Dog

In the straight to DVD flick releasing next Tuesday, (why Norm why?) Norm MacDonald plays a talking dog who drinks the color red from like jelly and stuff. Then a "Cruella De Vil" type villainess tries to catch him for her p...

 
 
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E.T. and the Twilight Saga will get one day re-releases

To celebrate E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (one of the most redundant names ever)'s 30th anniversary Blu-ray release, Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Universal Pictures are showing the digital remastered version in select theat...

 
 
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Trailer: Breaking Dawn Part 2

I am so glad that I decided to use quotations when I described the last "final" trailer. This new "final" final trailer has a lot of the same footage as the previous one (it even shares the same thumbnail!), but it comes with about 40 or s...

 
 
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Trailer: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Last night during MTV's VMA's (which I totes wasn't watching, I swear!), the "final" trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part II, or Twilight 5 for short, was released. Naturally, I freaked out...I mean, the little girls freaked ...

 
 
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Will Smith starring as Cain the vampire slayer

Leave it to Hollywood to fill the void of originality with completely off the wall, bats**t craziness. Will Smith is apparently going to star in a film that retells the Biblical story of Cain and Abel...except with vampires. It's titled The...

 
 
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First clip of Hotel Transylvania is full of holy rabies

Like everyone else, I've been looking forward to Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania because I miss the heck out of his genius (why was Sym-Bionic Titan cancelled?!?). This new clip gives a little something beyond what's been given in ...

 
 
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Freddie Wong gives us 8-Bitham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Matt was reasonably partial to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, releasing today. If you're like me, though, you probably took one look at the trailers and said, "Poppycock! Such a premise is beneath me, save in the form of a videoed game."...

 
 
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You will believe a werewolf wants to bang a child

In case you've forgotten, the final entry in the Twilight series features a werewolf(Tay-Lautes) that falls in love with a child(Mackenzie Foy) with the absolutely normal name of Renesemee. Photographic evidence is above and in the gal...

 
 
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Trailer: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Yep, that's certainly a trailer for the last Twilight movie. I feel like this must inspire the same feelings in Twilight fans that the Dark Knight Rises trailer from yesterday inspired in me. They're going to see this, and f...

 
 
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Take a look at Renesmee, the vampire kid from Twilight

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was possibly one of the stupidest stories I've seen on screen, and this is coming from a guy who could actually tolerate the previous two films (not the first one, though). I can't even imagine how dumb the bo...

 
 
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Park Chan-Wook's Stoker scored by Clint Mansell

At one point set to be scored by Philip Glass, Park Chan-Wook's Stoker now boasts Clint Mansell as its composer. Mansell, Oscar-nominated and most famous for his work with Darren Aronofsky, has also scored Moon and, most recently,...

 
 
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Trailer: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I really like alternate history stories. They appeal to the history geek buried deep beneath layers of crappy public school education as well as the science fiction geek that's ran the whole Alex show since Star Wars. We could get in a deb...

 
 
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Red Band Trailer: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is one of those ideas that's "just crazy enough to work." The idea of seeing one of America's most famous presidents go to town on vampires is totally out there, but sounds surprisingly awesome. The last tra...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Vampire Gastelbrau

I love adorable independent animations. Vampire Gastelbrau is the story of a vampire who loses his tooth in an attempt to enter a house. In order to get it back, he must help a young girl and her grandmother with their chores. This particu...

 
 
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Trailer: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

When I saw the first trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I was all like, "Okay, I see what you did there." But when I saw this second trailer for Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith book, I was all like, "Wait...

 
 
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Alexander Aja to helm vampire flick Undying Love

Every post I write about Alexander Aja feels like a desperate plea for the rest of the world recognize is him for the campy, slasher film genius he is. This is the man behind both what should be the seminal remake of The Hills Have Eyes&nbs...

 
 
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Trailer: The Moth Diaries

"There are three things you find in every vampire story; sex, blood, and death." The Moth Diaries is a sexy, lesbian vampire story set at an all-girls private school about a creepy girl who may or may not be able to turn into a flock of mo...

 
 
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Tilda Swinton & John Hurt join Jarmusch's vampire movie

Jim Jarmusch may be the last person I'd expect to do a vampire movie. Then again, he was also the last person I'd expect to do hitman movies (Ghost Dog, The Limits of Control) or to go fishing for sharks. (If you like oddball comedy and hav...

 
 
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Miller, Hollander and Riley add to Byzantium awesomeness

Byzantium is a movie about an 18th century mother and daughter vampire team who find themselves at loggerheads when the daughter falls in love with a young man dying of leukemia and starts questioning mortality and the nature of her existen...

 
 




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Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 
 
 
 
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