Prequel to the John Carpenter classic shows what happens to the Norweigan camp before Kurt Russell and crew get to it. Noregian scientists and an American paleontologist (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) discover an alien in a block of ice. It escapes and the results are CGI gory. Reviews were mixed; general consensus is that it’s a nice effort but can’t hold a candle to the 1982 film. Reviewed here.
The Last Circus
Released in Spain very late in 2010, The Last Circus had already started the festival circuit, and really gathered a following this year. A traumatized clown joins the circus and is paired up with a “Funny” clown (since he is the “sad” one); he falls in love with a trapeze artist and soon the two become rivals. It’s political, violent, funny, and tragic.
Released last year but made a splash in 2011, Black Death is a disturbing period piece surrounding the black plague and a group of knights assigned to check out a village that supposedly hasn’t been touched by the disease. What they find is something truly sinister. Sorta like an updating of The Wicker Man, except during medieval times. Watch this instead of Season of the Witch.
Exorcism movie with Anthony Hopkins about a priest’s (Colin O’Donoghue) lack of faith. Hated by most critics but was well received by Catholics.
In a nightmare world ruled by vampires, a small group of survivors try to reach the “New Eden.”
Human Centipede II: Full Sequence
Tom Six’s sequel goes overboard (12 person centipede, for example), but then does everything in black-and-white (to soften the blow, maybe?)
Sharks! In 3D!
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