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Return of the Killer Care Staff – The ‘Nurse 3D’ Trailer Arrives

Nurse 3D is a film that has been on a bit of a slow burn since it was completed over 2 years ago. For whatever reason Lionsgate felt the need to hold this back, maybe they wondered how the hell they were going to market this type of movie. This is a fair point because it is not your typical horror flick, feeling more like the slew of crazy female stalker movies from the ’90s, with echoes of Fatal Attraction and Single White Female.

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They have finally decided now is the right time for us to see some killer nurse action, and ‘the killer nurse movie’ is certainly not a new concept. They have been a staple of the horror genre on and off for years in the low-budget arena of film making. Quentin Tarantino was obviously influenced by the sub-genre, as is evidenced by Kill Bill.

The official synopsis:

[quote]Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) turns up the body heat in this wickedly entertaining story of a fatal attraction. By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni, a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror[/quote]

And the trailer…

Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire) as Abby Russell certainly has an alluring quality to her. Something seems off with her whenever she glances at a character, it’s a surprise they don’t figure out sooner that she is absolutely bonkers. She certainly seems engaging and though personally, I do not feel drawn to her strange charms, there is definitely something about her which drags you in. I am still not sure if this is an amazing piece of acting or if she is just crazy. Having missed Boardwalk Empire it is hard to know either way. Katrina Bowden (30 Rock, Dale and Tucker vs Evil) as Danni seems to play the role of the confused new comer well enough, and her tumble into this new and weird world grabs your attention for long enough to be interested in what will happen to her. The notion of Abby maybe being an escaped loony seems a tad cliché and unnecessary to be honest, but this may be a throwaway line without too much relevance to the movies outcome. Judd Nelson pops up for 2 seconds with one hum-dinger of a mustache which if nothing else should be a joy to behold.

Judd Nelson! Nurse 3D

The use of 3D actually does not gel well in the trailer, taking away from the tone they had built up, turning it from erotic horror to generic jump bait. There are certainly elements of interest here, with plenty of brief shots of syringe action which sometimes gave this film a feel of Audition by Takashi Miike. The use of sex and death seem to have a foreign film feel to it with elements of films like Nekromantik and Dario Argento’s movies slipping in there (the scene in the morgue with the bone saw seems like it could mix elements of both of these movies). But for tone and even content this felt a little like American Mary, the 2012 film about underground surgery.

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The general feeling after watching this is that the dark mix of horror and sexuality will be a good thing.  The film is set to release sometime in 2014. This may be one to keep your eye on in the near future.

Grizzly’s Casting Couch: ‘X-Force’

With the recently rumored X-Force film in development with Fox, speculation has begun over the possible members of the team and of course, who would be playing said mutants. Obviously there are no characters confirmed at this early stage of development, but recent tidbits from director Jeff Wadlow and Fox’s Cinematic Universe Consultant Mark Millar concerning the construction of the team and its members have opened the door for a unique team of X-Force to tackle Hollywood with.

The Setup: X-Force, a team of mutants led by the mysterious time traveler known as Cable, takes on missions that threaten the future of mutantkind. Their latest mission is to find a missing group of New Mutants who will potentially be important to the X-Men in the future.  X-Force discovers that the kids have been kidnapped by Mr. Sinister, a mad mutant geneticist, who is served by the deadly mutant killers known as the Marauders. Awesome action ensues, the X-Force team grows as New Mutants join up, and a future trilogy is hinted at, with Cable’s long time foe Apocalypse as the overall villain.

While the roster may or may not include Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) or Deadpool (played by Ryan Reynolds?), we are moving with the assumption that X-Force is based on creating a new franchise and wouldn’t hinge itself on the inclusion of either. Plus we are kind of tired of seeing Wolvie in every single X-movie. So let’s get to the cast that Brian Kronner and I put together, starting with the members of X-Force:

Cable – Stephen Lang

Stephen Lang as Cable in X-Force

This one was a pretty easy decision, as Stephen Lang has proven this is a role he can play. Whether it’s the tough-as-nails military type in Avatar, or the time traveling leader of a settlement dealing with dinosaurs in Terra Nova, glimpses of Cable shine through in both roles. There’s no doubt he looks the part, and he could probably pull off a cyborg arm like nobody’s business. The Party Crasher would do the role of Nathan Summers justice, and offer a perfect leader for this new team of mutants.

Domino – Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton as Domino in X-Force

A mainstay of almost all iterations of X-Force, Neena Thurman AKA Domino is a must for any X-Force movie. Her history is intertwined with Cable, and the two have even been an item over the years, but her role on the team has always been about her highly trained strategic skills, probability altering powers, and close friendships with the many members of the team. Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) has just the right look, attitude, and ability to kick ass that Domino exhibits daily.

Warpath – Eddie Spears

Eddie Spears as Warpath in X-Force

Another member of the original team of X-Force who survived all but the most recent versions, mixed with some time among the X-Men as well. Warpath was always the powerhouse of the group, and with James Proudstar’s involvement in X-Men: Days of Future Past (played by Booboo Stewart as what we assume is the 70’s version of Warpath) his role on the team seems likely. We went with Eddie Spears, who is fantastic on Hell on Wheels, and would fit the more grown up powerhouse role we would hope to see in X-Force.

Psylocke – Arden Cho

Arden Cho as Psylocke in X-Force

Betsy Braddock has a long and confusing history, which almost guarantees that her story will never be fully told on the big screen. After all, a British psychic who is blinded, turned into a spy for mystical ninjas, and then finally forced to trade bodies with a smoking hot Asian ninja assassin isn’t easily told on-screen. However, she plays a large role in recent X-Force storylines, including leading her own team in Marvel NOW’s Uncanny X-Force. We give the role to Arden Cho, who is no stranger to the camera, has a martial arts background, and recently played a super badass in The Baytown Outlaws.

X-23 – Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca as X-23 in X-Force

The perfect replacement for Jackman’s Wolverine, the female clone of Logan (Laura Kinney) would fit in well with this team of X-Force and provide a unique take on the fan favorite mutant. We cast Lyndsy Fonseca, who not only looks the part, but has proven to be a badass assassin on Nikita. She is also no stranger to comic book movies, with roles in both Kick-Ass films. X-23’s potential in Fox’s X-Men Cinematic Universe is huge, and could achieve the same level of stardom her comic book counterpart currently enjoys. Not to mention it would start the move away from Wolverine led X-Movies (at least until they reboot the character).

Now let’s take a look at the New Mutants, who made up most of the original team:

Cannonball – Max Thieriot

Max Thieriot as Cannonball in X-Force

Sam Guthrie has been a long time member of the X-Family, whether as a member of the New Mutants or as a founding member of X-Force. He eventually becomes a crucial member of Cyclops’ team, and is currently a member of the Avengers. Before all of that, he formed a father/son bond with Cable that lasted for years and played an integral part in both character’s growth. His ballistic powers would offer a very unique visual to the movie, and this would finally bring this mutant into the X-Universe. Max Thieriot (Bates Motel) has the ability to play the hayseed southern boy while showcasing the drive that makes Cannonball such an important X-Man.

Boom Boom – Katrina Bowden

Katrina Bowden as Boom Boom in X-Force

Tabitha Smith is all about attitude. She joined the New Mutants right before they transitioned into X-Force, where she thrived alongside her boyfriend, Cannonball. She has gone through many name changes over the years, from Boom Boom to Boomer to Meltdown to plain old Tabitha Smith. Her attitude mixed with her vulnerability has made her a great character to follow over the years through all her different teams and codenames. Katrina Bowden (Tucker & Dale vs Evil, 30 Rock) has the look, the snark, the talent, and the look. Yes, we mentioned her look twice.

Sunspot – Diego Boneta

Diego Boneta as Sunspot in X-Force

Roberto ‘Bobby’ DaCosta was an original member of the New Mutants, and eventually joined the newly formed X-Force. His solar-powered strength took many forms over the years, and he plays a large role as both a trusted friend of the team, and one of its greatest enemies in the form of Reignfire. His close friendship with Sam, visually striking powers and possible role in DoFP (still unconfirmed) all but guarantee his part in X-Force, and we think Diego Boneta would portray the pretty boy rich kid with a loyal heart perfectly.

Siryn – Sarah Bolger

Sarah Bolger as Siryn in X-Force

Theresa Cassidy is the daughter of Sean Cassidy AKA Banshee, who we first saw in X-Men: First Class. As Siryn, the fiery Irish lass exhibits similar powers and joins X-Force early, becoming a long-standing member of the team until it transitioned into the Wolverine-led strike force. Theresa was eventually one of the leaders of the team, and plays a major role with the newest version of X-Factor. Sarah Bolger (Once Upon a Time) has the look and grace, and would mesh well with our cinematic team of New Mutants. And with Banshee already established in the X-World, it’s easy to include her and her powers, which they showcased well in First Class.

And finally, let’s take a look at the villain of the piece:

Mr. Sinister – Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs as Mr. Sinister in X-Force

While Sinister isn’t exactly well-known as a villain of X-Force, he has always been connected to Cable and mutants in general, and it is about damn time that he made an appearance on the big screen. Sinister is a master geneticist who has a hand in so many major X-events that you never really know what his ultimate game is or how he is involved. He routinely clones and experiments on the mutant killers known as the Marauders, who would put up a great fight with X-Force. Jason Isaacs (The Patriot) has made a career of playing the creepy villains, and has the presence to bring Sinister to life on the big screen.

There were so many more characters we wanted to add to the main team, but unfortunately we’ve learned that these movies just can’t handle the huge cast of characters that the X-Men offer. Who would you like to see on the final cinematic team? What about your thoughts on our cast? Sound off in the comments section below!

Trailer Roundup: Piranha 3DD, Neighborhood Watch, Frankenweenie and More!

Piranha 3DD

Having awoken from their spring break extravaganza at Lake Victoria, the swarm heads upstream where they look to make a meal out of Big Wet, a local water park where when it comes to fun, nobody does it wetter! Thought they came to get wet, get loaded and get some, the staff and patrons get more than they bargained for when they must face the fiercest, most bloodthirsty piranhas yet.

Stars: 3D Boobs. Oh, and Danielle Panabaker, Chris Zylka, Katrina Bowden, Allison Mack, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, David Hasslehoff

Release Date: TBA 2012

That’s My Boy (Red Band)

While still in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, James Caan, Susan Sarandon, Milo Ventimiglia, Eva Amurri Martino, Vanilla Ice

Release Date: June 15, 2012

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The Raid: Redemption

An elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it.

But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission.

Stars: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsya, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy

Release Date: March 23rd, 2012

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Bernie

In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive. The film is based on “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” an article published in Texas Monthly magazine in 1998.

Stars: Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine

Release Date: April 27th, 2012

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Neighborhood Watch (Teaser)

Four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week.  But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood – and the world – from total extermination.

Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt, Will Forte, Billy Crudup, Doug Jones

Release Date: July 27th, 2012

 

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego.

What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. The new film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Eli Roth, Stan Lee

Release Date: April 6th, 2012 (Limited Release)

 

Playback (Red Band)

While digging into their town’s infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.

Possessing its victims through video playback and using them for malevolent purposes, it closes in on one specific soul, threatening to expose the town’s deepest, darkest secret.

Stars: Christian Slater, Toby Hemingway, Johnny Pacar, Ambyr Childers, Alessandra Torresani, Jennifer Missoni

Release Date: April 9th, 2012

 

Touchback

Former high school football star turned farmer and family mam finds himself with a unique opportunity to revisit his glory days during the Ohio State championship game where he permanently injured his knee in a game-winning play. Given a second shot at his destiny, he seeks counsel from his longtime mentor Coach Hand, to help him decide whether to let his fate unfold, or follow a path that will change his future.

Stars: Kurt Russell, Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas, Sarah Wright, Christine Lahti

Release Date: April 13th, 2012

 

Frankenweenie

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life – with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

Stars: Winona Ryder, Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Catherine O’ Hara, Martin Landau, Conchata Ferrell, Tom Kenny

Release Date: October 5th, 2012

 

ParaNorman

Norman Babcock is an outcast whose obsession with all things ghoulish emanates from his ability to see and communicate with the dead. That ability comes in handy when a centuries-old curse is unleashed on Norman’s hometown, and only he – along with a misfit gang of his peers – can save the rest of their community from armies of zombies, witches, and other nasty supernatural creatures.

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman, Jeff Garlin

Release Date: August 17th, 2012

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And that’s it for this edition of the Trailer Roundup! You can check out more trailers here!

And be sure to check out our 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2012!

‘In Case You Missed It’ Review – Tucker & Dale vs Evil

This is perfect for the ‘In Case You Missed It’ moniker, because smart money says – you did. It played hardly anywhere and was slid threw completely under the radar. This movie is currently touting a 7.6 on IMDb, and a staggering 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Heres the trailer…

So a lot of people are comparing this movie to stuff like Shaun of the Dead. And while I don’t think it’s as good as Shaun of the Dead, I can see the reasoning behind the comparison. I think however, it’s more like Club Dread (a movie I was apparently alone in liking), or what Scary Movie should’ve been like.

It starts of with Tucker (Alan TudykFirefly, Dodgeball) and Dale (Tyler LabineReaper, Sons of Tucson) driving to go see the new ‘Vacation Home’ Tucker bought, ultra excited to finally be living the good life. In classic horror movie fashion they encounter some borderline, mildly retarded college kids. A group whose makeup reminded me quite a bit of Cabin Fever.

Except in this case our protagonists aren’t the intrepid students, but the hillbillys instead. The table is set when the kids almost hit them on the road, and they catch up looking as creepy as possible. Nothing says ‘Class’ like a shirtless redneck driving around drinking.

The first real encounter between the groups however is at the gas station. And it’s priceless. Dale sees and instantly falls for one of the girls – Allison (Katrina Bowden – 30 Rock, Piranha 3DD). Tucker and Dale though, look like nothing more than crazed hill people to the kids, and this first meeting doesn’t go so well for the kind intentioned Dale. Tucker convinces his friend that he needs to be more confident, and just go talk to the girl. When Dale tries to make small talk with the beauty though, he isn’t meet by open minds.

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Perhaps it’s the sickle (or scythe if your picky)…

Needless to say, Dale fails to garner Allison’s digits and both parties go their own ways. After this Tucker delivers a beautifully heart-felt speech about how good a guy Dale is, and that the girl doesn’t deserve him anyway.

They pull up to their new ‘Vacation Spot’ and though it looks more like a ‘project’ than a ‘move right in’ situation, they’re thrilled. So while our beloved hillbillys are sorting though the cabin, the students have made campfire and are sharing scary stories. What appears to be the lead Frat Boy – Chad (Jesse Moss – Final Destination 3, Double Dragon), tells the others about a series of murders that took place in those very woods some 20 years earlier. The murders were perpetrated by a group of hillbillys. This of course feeds into the imaginations of our young dumb campers, including The Killing star Brandon Jay McLaren.

The scary story campfire is immediately (of course) followed by some skinny dipping! This is when things really start to get moving. Dale and Tucker are out for a peacefully moonlit fishing trip when the skinny dippers show up and noisily leap into the water. Allison however sees the fishermen and, startled, falls into the water and hits her head.

Dale quickly dives in to save her. As he they pull her out of the water, her friends see it from a far and misunderstand the situation. Assuming the hillbillys have ‘captured’ her, the kids pretty much declare war on Tucker and Dale.

From here it’s a non-stop Death-fest with Frat Boys dying left and right, at their own hands that is. From spears to guns to wood chippers, it’s an all you can kill (yourself) bonanza.

As the college kids continue to drop, it becomes more and more clear that Chad is a bit unhinged. It turns out that it was his family that was involved in the hillbilly killings all those years earlier. His mother was raped and he is in fact half-hillbilly. He turns evil and decides to kill everyone. Then like something out of an episode Adam West’s Batman, Chad takes Allison and ties her to a logging buzz saw. Classic villainy.

I don’t want to spoil anymore of the movie, so I’ll leave it there. Personally, if I were Eli Craig (the Director) I’d be pretty pissed. With the amount of garbage that comes out now, here is an immensely enjoyable movie and its taken over a year to get a release.  Good cast and great execution. If you can find it, watch it. 3.5/5 Bears.

Hasslehoff + Piranha + 3D = OMFG

If there was anything that could put Piranha 3DD over the top for best worst movie ever, it would be this bit of news from IGN:

Hasselhoff David Hasselhoff has been cast in the latest water-terror film, Piranha 3DDDimension Films has announced.

The action star/recording artist/author/pop-culture phenomenon joins a cast that already includes Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka and David Koechner.

Piranha 3DD is set at a water park that becomes infested with the infamous flesh-eating fish. We don’t yet know what role The Hoff will play, but the film is set for release on November 23.

Man, I can’t wait to see who Hasselhoff plays in this movie. Perhaps an exterminator who specializes in destroying prehistoric piranha? Maybe a water park mogul? Hell I’d even be satisfied with a singer who is adored by the people of Germany at this point. Maybe we’ll even get to see him in a scene where he’s drunk and mowing down a big ol’ fish sandwich. 

Either way, if that didn’t make you want to see this piece of cinematic art in the theater on day 1, then you are not a human and have no soul to speak of. However the picture below will most likely suck the living soul out of your body into the disgusting black hole that is the Hoff’s man thong.


Piranha 3DD!

Piranha 3D was a decent horror flick. (More like a comedy for me) It must have had a good budget because the special effects weren’t too bad and they had quite a few recognizable faces in it. You would probably call actors like Elizabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss and Jerry O’Connell washed up actors but they are recognizable faces nonetheless. I can’t bring myself to put Christopher Lloyd in that same category because of my love for Back to the Future. According to Yahoo!, Lloyd, Rhames and ‘The League‘ star Paul Scheer will all be returning for the sequel.

So the next Pirhana flick will be called Piranha 3DD, and I really have no f–king idea what the extra D is for. A funny play on words perhaps, (the third piranha movie will be 3DDD?) or maybe a lot of the chicks in it will be sporting double D’s? I’m not sure. But maybe, just maybe the extra stands for: Gary Busey? I know that makes no sense but regardless he will be in Piranha 3DD.

Gary Busey as you may know is f–kin’ nuts. The Gary Busey Show was the last thing I saw him in and I couldn’t figure out if he needed to go into rehab or desperately needed a lobotomy. The show sucked and I hear now you can see his crazy ass on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. I’m glad Busey will be in this newest fish-fest because he will make it that much more hilarious. Speaking of hilarity, one of my favorite funny guys will be in the movie as well. David Koechner will be joining the Busey in combating (I hope) crazy hyper evolved piranhas. I don’t know what it is about Koechner but every time I see him in a movie I laugh instantly upon seeing him. I laugh even harder after the character he is playing speaks, the man just has a natural talent for it.

Also joining the 3D fray will be 30 Rock actress Katrina Bowden, who plays Cerie on the show. No word on if she was will play a level headed female lead character or one of the many beautiful party girls that become fish food like in the first Piranha.

After this installment I would imagine the franchise will move to the straight to DVD realm, unless Piranha 3DD somehow manages to churn up as much money as it’s predecessor.

Sadly there will be no more of her in the sequel

~UPDATE~