The "Creepy Kid" movie is officially a genre. From 'Village of the Damned' to 'The Bad Seed' to shots of Danny Torrence spaced out and making noises from the back of his throat in 'The Shining,' there's something that cuts from the screen directly to whichever gland releases that “flight” endorphin in your brain. While the marketing material makes it seem as if 'Mama' is going to be a Creepy Kid movie for the ages, it falls upon me to report that, sadly, this is not the case. This is, at root, another "Kid in Peril" flick, and while that has a value all its own, it is not quite a vehicle for inexplicable, nightmare-inducing horror.
'Mama,' the creepy-children-type horror flick produced by 'Pacific Rim' helmer Guillermo del Toro and directed by first-timer Andres Muschietti, is prepping for its initial release Friday, January 18. If you're still debating whether it's worth your money or not, you should decide after checking out these five clips from the film -- about 4:10-worth of footage in all.
Up until this point 'Zero Dark Thirty' was mostly shut out at the 2013 Golden Globes but then Jessica Chastain won Best Actress for her performance in that film.
In 2008, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Oscar for best director with 'The Hurt Locker,' her harrowing depiction of soldiers surviving the war in Iraq. After years of shuffling from genre to genre, it looks like she's finally found her niche. The critical success of 'Zero Dark Thirty' (read our review here) suggests that she may once again be heading for Oscar gold. Since the film doesn't open wide until January, you can whet your appetite for Bigelow's cinematic return with the clip below.
'Zero Dark Thirty' looks like the collision of a number of great things. Add Kathryn Bigelow - the first woman to win a Best Directing Oscar - to a based on a true story procedural about the hunting and killing of Osama Bin-Laden, and a cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, and Mark Strong, and you've got a winning combination. Now there's a new trailer for this likely Oscar front-runner.
Guillermo del Toro always has a few projects up his sleeves, but when he's not working on his own films, he's producing creepy little movies like last year's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,' and the upcoming 'Mama.' Check out the first official trailer for 'Mama' and get ready to hide your eyes.
Shia LaBeouf is trying hard to be a badass -- first with his music video where he shook his bojangles at us, and secondly with scoring the role in the upcoming action flick 'Lawless.' We did get a glimpse of him in the official movie trailer along with 'Dark Knight' alumni Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy, but The Weinstein Company recently released seven brand new character posters that gave us an even closer look at how the 'Transformers' star plans on embodying his new role.