Movie Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

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Rating: PG Stars (voices): Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Zack Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger for DC Comics Director: Chris McKay Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: February 10, 2017 In 2014’s THE LEGO MOVIE, one of the standout characters – and running jokes – was Will Arnett’s Batman. Still voiced by Arnett, Lego Batman is now back with his own THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. For those who loved the look of the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, Sally Phillips, Charles Dance, Lena Headey Writer: Burr Steers, based on the novels by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith Director: Burr Steers Distributor: Sony/Screen Gems Release Date: February 5, 2016 It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a zombie movie in possession of a PG-13 rating must be in want and perhaps need of guts, both metaphorical and literal. True, there are some peculiar edits in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, director/writer Burr Steers’ film version of Seth Grahame-Smith’s undead-enhanced rewrite of Jane Austen’s original […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas, Jimmi Simpson, Joseph Mawle, Robin McLeavy Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith, based on his novel Director: Timur Bekemambetov Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: June 22, 2012 Normally, this reviewer is a believer in substance over style – what a movie is about, its story, its ideas, its emotional impact and its performances normally take precedence over what the film looks like. However, this is not true of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. It’s probably possible, perhaps even easy, to find out what director Timur Bekmambetov and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DARK SHADOWS

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Grace Moretz, Gully McGrath Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith, story by John August and Seth Grahame-Smith, based on characters created by Dan Curtis Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 11, 2012 DARK SHADOWS, the supernatural soap opera created by Dan Curtis that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971 (it also spawned two feature films and a short-lived 1991 TV remake). Part of the show’s charm was that, in its day, there was nothing like it in terms […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: BARACK OBAMA: VAMPIRE HUNTER?

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While speaking to the crowd at Wondercon 2012, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith fielded questions from the audience about the new film and was queried if he felt Barack Obama could be an action hero too His response: “yes.” “I think Obama could pull it off, “ says Grahame-Smith. “He’s tall, he’s in shape and yeah, he’s got a little badass quality to him from time to time.” And what would his weapon of choice be? “Diplomacy,” adds Grahame-Smith with a laugh. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER hits theaters June 22, 2012 AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: Director Timur Bekmambetov talks WANTED 2

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While ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is currently taking up director Timur Bekmambetov’s time, he did reveal to reporters today after his panel at Wondercon 2012 that he hasn’t been able to focus on a sequel to his hit WANTED. “There is a script,” says Bekmambetov about WANTED 2. “I’m so busy with this project, I can’t think about another project now.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER hits theaters June 22, 2012 AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW Related Link:The scoop of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER from Wondercon 2012 Related Link: Seth Grahame-Smith says he’d like to see […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: The status of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES movie

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While speaking to the press at Wondercon 2012 about ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, screenwriter and author Seth Grahame-Smith spoke about the long-delayed PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES movie that’s based on another one of his popular hybrid novels. “The script by David O. Russell and Marti Noxon is fantastic,” says Grahame-Smith. “It’s ready to go. We just need to find the right director and star to do it. After this movie, and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN comes out and they do well in that space, I think there will be renewed interest in getting it going again.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN: […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: Writer Seth Grahame-Smith would like to see ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER 2

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While speaking to the press at Wondercon 2012, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith says that if ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is successful he’d love to see more big screen adventures of the ax-wielding 16th President. “I personally hope and I think there is room for more of this journey,” says Grahame-Smith. “Hopefully the audience will be in a hurry for more. I won’t say anything, but that it’s possible.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER hits theaters June 22, 2012 AGREE? DISAGREE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – COMMENT BELOW Related Link:The scoop of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER from Wondercon 2012 Follow us on […]Read On »

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Wondercon News: The Scoop from the ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER panel

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER movie poster | ©2012 20th Century Fox

You can add ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER to the list of anticipated summer movies. Not much has been seen from the revisionist history tale directed by Timur Bekmambetov until an exclusive scene and the brand new trailer that made its debut to a rapid crowd at Wondercon 2012 in Anaheim, CA today. Vampires, flying axes, and incredible train chase – this thing looks incredible and it was clear that Bekmambetov, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and star Benjamin Walker were thrilled to finally reveal some of the cool secrets from the film. “He’s one of the greatest American heroes, so to see […]Read On »

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