dredd

Dredd (REVIEW)

The Hollywood system is all about the concept of franchises. Since the 1980s Hollywood has been on to this concept and utilized it thoroughly. A hit film is no longer just a hit film, it’s a potential well to be drained until the very last drop of coin has been made. Franchise starters are often adaptations of popular novels, comics, or sometimes even toy lines. In the case of “Dredd”, the unfortunate stigma attached to it is that of Sylvester Stallone and Rob Schneider. But the 2012 version of the comic series adaptation bears no resemblance to Sly’s grumbling and mumbling Judge of the 90’s.

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Horror Headlines: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Keri Russell, who will always be Felicity to you and your cat, has been confirmed to be taking the lead in Scott Stewart's new film "Dark Skies". The film is about a family who finds they're being terrorized by aliens every night and can't seem to find any help. Maybe the aliens are pissed because she straightened her hair. or cut it or something. Isn't that something people flipped out about back when the show was on? Am I the only one who remembers this? I can't be. Don't judge.

I don't know anyone who's excited about "Dredd", the updated version of the comic book tale we all know and love from the Sylvester Stallone flick, but that isn't stopping writer Alex Garland from making a trilogy out of his tale. That is if the first film makes enough money. It's a bold move, to make a sequel to a film if it does really well, I can't wait to see how this plays out.

I for one am very excited that script writer Dean Devlin is saying hat he's working on a sequel to the 1996 hit "Independence Day". I know I've gone on a few rants about this movie and honestly I don't know where I left off. Let's just go with Vivica A. Fox is really hot and leave it at that.

Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", the second chapter in the Hunger games trilogy. He'll play Plutarch Heavensbee, the game maker who appears in the 2nd and 3rd book. If you don't know what a game maker is then I don't really want to be your friend.

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And here's a story about a woman who's under arrest after she tried to cut off her husband's penis with some scissors. Yes she's from Florida. The streak ends at 1.

A Florida boy is now down to 1 arm after a 11-foot alligator attacked him when he decided to take a dip in a local lake. This isn't really anything crazy, I mean it's awful sure, but the exciting thing here is that something awful happened in Florida and it was an animal's fault. Not some guy on bath salts, not some weirdo screwing a stuffed animal and not a woman running down a highway naked. Way to go, Florida.

Horror Headlines: Thursday, April 26th, 2011

During my senior year of High School there was about a 2 week period where branding was all the rage. When I say branding I mean heating up a chunk of metal and permanently scarring yourself with some sort of clever symbol like a shamrock or letter. The point here is that I have scarred two people for life and if anyone wants to be number three I'll be more than happy to tag you with a white hot coat hanger at Horror Hound Weekend this coming September. Book your hotel room now.

Sometimes I lie awake at night worried about Andrea Riseborough. She's so pale and looks so sickly. Is she ok!? Someone please help her! I might be able to sleep a little better now though since she's been cast opposite Alexander Skarsgard in the new virus outbreak flick "Hidden". The movie focuses on a family who's hiding out in a bomb shelter after a strange virus starts to spread across the land. Please Andrea, use the money from this to get yourself some McNuggets. It may be your only hope.

If you've read "Blood Of Eden" then there's a good chance you're a 14 year old girl. Or you're on some sort of police watch list. Either way I guess you can get your Hello Kitty lunch box ready because Palomar Pictures has picked up the rights to the young adult vampire novel with plans to bring it to the big screen. In all fairness the book sounds a lot darker than the "Twilight" stuff but I'm still going to mock you. I really don't have anything else.

Do you like Frankenstein? Do you like found footage? Do you look vintage German pornography? Then you're going to love "The Reawakening" a new found footage Frankenstein retelling short that will be a part of the upcoming anthology film "V/H/S". Alright the whole German porn thing isn't really a part of this but it really drives site traffic so let's just let that slide.

Excited about the new Judge Dredd flick simply titled "Dredd"? No? What if I was to tell you that the film which is currently set for a late summer release has earned itself a PG-13 rating? Still no!? What if I told you Rob Schneider is in no way attached to the film. Alright now I got you a little bit right?

In Real People News: 

I've had some serious road rage in my day but never to the point where I shot off a flare gun in my own car. But then again I'm not from New Hampshire. Not that only people from New Hampshire do that sort of thing. Or maybe they do. That godless land is a mystery to me.

You have to applaud this Philadelphia man for his non-stop dedication in catching a local vandal who has slashed more than 55 tires in his neighborhood. You have to applaud him because he organized neighborhood watches, spoke to local papers and pretty much lead the charge to bring down the criminal when in fact he was the one slashing the tires. He also at one point tricked his neighbors into donating enough money to pay for his entire wedding. He's kind of a genius.

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