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Aaron Eckhart Loses His Mind in the New ‘Incarnate’ Trailer

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by Matthew Monagle October 22, 2016 @ 3:49 PM
Blumhouse Productions
A few years ago, I worked with a college professor who said that the key to understanding creativity is to take two familiar things, combine them, and try to create some third new thing out of the process. That seems to be the idea behind Icarnate, Blumhouse Productions’ latest horror film. Take one part The Conjuring, one part The Cell, and sprinkle in a handful of familiar veteran actors, and what do you get? Hopefully a smart piece of counter-programming just in time for the the holidays.

‘Sully’ Review: Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks’ Take on American Heroism

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by Matt Singer September 7, 2016 @ 9:03 AM
Warner Bros.
Even by the standards of a biopic about an incredibly famous man at the center of an incredibly famous real-life event there isn’t a ton of suspense in Sully. Everyone who was alive and conscious on January 15, 2009 remembers what happened that day, when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after the plane was struck by birds during takeoff.(I certainly do; I’d just arrived at my condo for the Sundance Film Festival and watched the rescue efforts unfold on live television.)

‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer: Prepare For Bloody Hell

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by Mike Sampson November 5, 2015 @ 1:02 PM
Gramercy Pictures
If you’re at all familiar with Olympus Has Fallen, the surprise 2013 hit about an attack on the white house (no, not White House Down, the other one), you know it was a fairly ridiculous action movie. As is the case with all sequels, you need to go bigger for the follow-up and London Has Fallen does not disappoint: it is exponentially more ridiculous than the first film.

‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer: It’s ‘Die Hard’ in the White House (In England)

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by Matt Singer July 1, 2015 @ 10:16 AM
Gramercy Pictures
Look I’m just going to say it: Someone in the Secret Service should be fired. I know the whole point of the Has Fallen series is how Gerard Butler’s Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is a hero who protects Aaron Eckhart’s President from terrorists around the globe. But shouldn’t the Secret Service protect the President so he doesn’t get into these kinds of scraps? Mistakes happen, and I’m willing to allow this sort of thing to happen once. But twice? At a certain point we have to take a long hard look at our security apparatus.

'Olympus Has Fallen 2' Gets a Director to Help Destroy London

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by Britt Hayes August 18, 2014 @ 6:08 PM
Film District
As we reported last year, there's a sequel on the way to 'Olympus Has Fallen,' and in 'London Has Fallen,' the action will move from D.C. to -- wait for it -- London. Now the brand new film has a brand new director (but the same old cast) to help dismantle all that glorious old London architecture. If they don't use a chopped and screwed version of "London Bridge Is Falling Down," why do we even make movies anymore?

'I, Frankenstein' Review

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by Todd Gilchrist January 24, 2014 @ 8:12 AM
Lionsgate
Quite frankly as misguided and problematic as the forlorn romanticism of Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 adaptation, not to mention as ridiculously self-serious, Stuart Beattie’s ‘I, Frankenstein’ isn’t even campy enough to be fun. Cut from the mold of the films in the ‘Underworld’ series, Beattie’s film similarly eschews the natural intrigue of the original mythology to pump it full of steroids and Hot Topic-style cool, adding an epic, age-old conflict between no less than angels (well, gargoyles) and demons for Frankenstein’s monster to be caught between – all of which showcases an excess of thought, and yet a shocking lack of brains.

'Olympus Has Fallen 2'? 'London Has Fallen' Will, Yes, Destroy London

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by Jacob Hall October 29, 2013 @ 3:22 PM
Film District
In this year's bizarre battle of the White House-set invasion action movies, 'Olympus Has Fallen' was the surprise box office champion, handily outgrossing the far glossier 'White House Down.' And you know what that means: it's time for 'Olympus Has Fallen 2.' But where do you go when your first film already destroyed the home of the President of the United States? You go wreck London, of course!

Comic-Con 2013: 'I, Frankenstein' Panel

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by Nick Romano July 20, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Lionsgate
Fans who came out for Lionsgate's Comic-Con 2013 panel for 'The Hunger Games' sequel, 'Catching Fire,' also got a taste of the studio's lesser-known offering: 'I, Frankenstein.' It was only recently that the film kickstarted its promotional rounds with posters, images and the like, but did its presentation in Hall H on Saturday, July 20 intrigue the fans enough?