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Castlevania will return to the crypt this March

In a short but sweet Tweet, Netflix has announced the return of Adi Shankar and company's Castlevania series, now set for its third season to premiere on March 5, 2020. That's just over a month away! The Tweet was accompanied by a snazzy ne...

 
 
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Morbius' debut trailer doesn't make a great first impression

It's been almost two years since we learned Jared Leto would be playing Morbius in a self-titled film about the Spider-Man villain. One of the lesser known in Spidey's rogue's gallery, just hearing that Leto was attached and that Sony was ...

 
 
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Review: The Shed

As someone who has had cats, squirrels, and even a groundhog trapped inside my family shed growing up, there's a strange intimacy to that moment when you hear an inhuman sound bubble from what ought to be a closed and predictable space. It'...

 
 
 
 
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Blade will hunt vampires in the MCU

In perhaps the biggest surprise to come out of Marvel's Sand Diego Comic Con panel, it was announced that the half-vampire hunter will be joining the MCU with a new standalone film.

 
 
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Review: Sunset Society

There's a moment in Sunset Society in which a vampire is about to have sex with a girl. The second he opens his jeans fog rolls out. At first you think it's his own personal penis fog, but soon the dude turns completely into fog, and thi...

 
 
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Morbius announced as new Spider-Man spin-off

Sony continued to ride the wave of Spider-Man: Homecoming's success this week by announcing a Morbius spin-off is on its way, creating a trilogy of spin-offs with the previously announced Venom and Silver & Black films. The Living ...

 
 
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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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Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 
 
 
 
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