Release date: 18 March 2016 Certification: 12A Running time:103 min Director:Dan Trachtenberg Starring:John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.
It’s been eight years since Matt Green’s Cloverfield brought authenticity to the big monster movie with Blair Witch-style shaky cam and tonnes of carnage. Although light on character, the intense action set-pieces made for one hell of roller coaster thrill-ride on the big screen. Going in the opposite direction, Dan Trachtenberg’s quasi-sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane relies heavily upon its three leads for the majority of its screen time; the labyrinth of New York replaced by the claustrophobic confines of a nuclear bunker.
After finally seeing Jurassic Park in the cinema this week after waiting twenty years (it was emotional), it was also announced that the fourth installment will be entitled Jurassic World and will be released in 2015, the year of blockbuster death. The Toronto Film Festival is also underway, although the biggest news to come out of it so far is that someone rang the cops because other critics were using their phones during screenings. There have been times when I’ve wanted to murder folk with a meat clever for tweeting and texting during a film, but calling the cops? Too far, man. Too far. In other news, PG-13 Robocop (as it will now be known) has its first trailer, and although I know A) we shouldn’t judge before we see and B) we just have to accept remakes now, every fibre of my being contorted and screamed in reaction. In some kind of twisted irony, the people behind this movie are all basically Bixby Snider, rolling around in money and naked women shouting “I’d buy that for a dollar” at every 80s and 90s Sci-Fi flick that passes them by. JUST STOP. In order to placate my/your rage, the featured image is of Werner Herzog and Errol Morris hugging beneath a rainbow, because a better picture has not yet been brought into existence. Enjoy this week’s links, you filthy beggars.
Martin and Lee chat this week in movie news, including: Star Wars’ newly unveiled director, Marvel Phase Three, Tomorrowland, X-Men, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel names and Paul Giamatti’s involvement with Spider-Man. Also, Lee still doesn’t know what episode this is.
Despite what he might have had you believe in his December interview with Empire, sources at Deadline and The Wrap are reporting that Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams is set bring his lens flare treatment to Star Wars: Episode VII, currently set for release in 2015.