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Can 'The Wolfman' Live Up To These Werewolf Movies?

2/12/2010 1:11pm EST
The Wolfman
The Wolfman, inspired by the classic Universal film, premieres in theaters today. It continues the tradition of films based on lycanthropy since Werewolf of London in 1935. There has been a plethora of werewolf films since, and here are some particularly memorable ones.

Dog Soldiers: Like 28 Days Later, Dog Soldiers was a gritty horror movie from overseas that helped resurrect the genre for another decade. Dog Soldiers also helped boost its director's career - Neil Marshall has since directed horror films The Descent and Doomsday. 28 Days Later's director, Danny Boyle, has since helmed h...

Think Your Vacation Was A Disaster? Movie Vacations That Went Terribly Awry

7/29/2009 8:30am EDT
Vacations can be stressful. You have to figure out where to go, how to get there, what to do when you get there. Once you decide where to go, there's all that

stress to DO something rather than relax and appreciate your surroundings. Inevitably, something always goes wrong be it a flat tire leaving you on the side of the interstate or an unexpected discovery that eating shrimp makes you break out into a horrible rash. Vacations never seem to go as planned.

Countless movies capitalize on the dissonance that often spring from supposedly rejuvenating vacations. Sometimes the twists and tur...

Sarah's Cinema Musings: Looking Beyond The Surface Of Movie Posters

7/11/2009 10:18am EDT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
It used to be that when you walked through a movie theater, you looked forward to seeing the posters of upcoming films. Years ago, poster advertisements used to be as fascinating as movie trailers. The art of most film posters seems to have since gone by the wayside. Now, it seems, posters are a last-minute thought for non-blockbuster films or indie flicks.

Blockbuster films like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings were able to keep the long-held tradition of poster storytelling. This aspect of promotion, the concept that sells the film poster more than the trailer, is the semio...

Who Green Lights These Movies In Hollywood?

4/30/2009 4:12pm EDT
No one ever seems to listen. When reading through the announcements that come out of Hollywood, one gets the feeling that the industry should know better by now. A Max Payne movie? Aliens vs. Predator 2? A Drop Dead Fred remake? Who green lights this stuff? The film industry is rife with bad ideas, often resulting in empty-pocketed executives standing around wondering why Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li didn't make any money. People keep losing money, yet the bad ideas keep pouring in. Here are a few upcoming bad ideas:

Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Ten Underrated Thrillers

10/17/2008 10:12am EDT
The Descent
Horror movies are some of the most consistent pieces of the film industry. Sure there have been highs and lows in the genre, and resurgences have come and gone, but one thing remains true: people will always yearn for those cinematic chills.

The demand, however big it may be, is always constant. The golden age of cinema through the 60s brought on big studio monster movies, sly noir thrillers, and of course, Hitchcockian suspense (a subgenre, respectively). The 1970s, arguably the paramount epoch of cinema, period, saw the expansion of the genre and gave filmgoers some of the best nail...

Rhona Mitra Stars In 'Doomsday,' Own The Unrated Version On DVD & Blu-Ray July 29

7/15/2008 10:39am EDT
From the director of The Descent comes an action-packed thrill ride through the beating heart of hell! To save humanity from an epidemic, an elite fighting unit must battle to find a cure in a post-apocalyptic zone controlled by a society of murderous renegades.

Loaded with ferocious fights and high-octane chases, Doomsday grabs you right from the start, and doesn’t let go till its explosive end! Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell and Bob Hoskins star in this futuristic thriller.

Doomsday is loaded with extras that take you inside the making of the film, including:

-Anatomy Of Ca...

Pulse Patrol: The 'Weakly' Round-Up Of User Comments

7/15/2008 9:05am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week’s most interesting comments were made on Sacha Baron Cohen's man on man love-fest, Flavor Flav prepubescent love life and the ever vigilant chicken crusader Pam Anderson.

Topic Highlights =There was some incisive observations made about Tiger Woods, Gary Busey and Christopher Atkins as well as the movie 'The Desent' and the group Three 6 Mafia.

Top Commenter=This week’s MVC (Most Vicious Commenter) awar...

Opening March 14: Doomsday

3/11/2008 11:49am EDT
Three decades after a major country is quarantined in hopes of containing a lethal and highly contagious virus nicknamed "Reaper," signs that the super-bug has resurfaced in a major city prompt desperate specialists to race back into the infected zone to find a cure in director Neal Marshall's (The Descent) miasmic speculative sci-fi thriller. Continue Summary

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'Doomsday' Arrives March 14

3/6/2008 3:46pm EST
In the action-packed new thriller Doomsday, from writer/director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers), authorities brutally quarantine a country as it succumbs to fear and chaos when a virus strikes. The literal walling-off works for three decades—until the dreaded Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city.

An elite group of specialists, captained by Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become...

Check Out The Trailer For 'Doomsday,' Starring Rhona Mitra And Malcolm McDowell

1/21/2008 5:30pm EST
Universal Pictures and Rogue Pictures have just debuted the theatrical trailer for the upcoming action-thriller Doomsday from writer/director Neil Marshall, starring Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins and Malcolm McDowell.

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In the action-packed new thriller Doomsday, from writer/director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers), authorities brutally quarantine a country as it succumbs to fear and chaos when a virus strikes. The literal walling-off works for three decades—until the dreaded Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city.

An elite group of speci...

'Superman Returns' Dominates 33rd Saturn Awards

5/11/2007 4:18pm EDT
Superman Returns
Superman Returns dominated the 33rd Saturn Awards in Los Angeles yesterday, picking up honors including Best Fantasy Film, Best Director for Bryan Singer and Best Actor for Brandon Routh. The superhero blockbuster also won Best Writing for Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, and Best Music for John Ottman at the annual awards, presented by the Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Elsewhere, television show Heroes won Best Network TV Series, Best Supporting Actor for Masi Oka, and Best Supporting Actress for Hayden Panettiere.

Natalie Portman picked up Best Actress In ...

New Movies on DVD, Dec. 26

12/26/2006 8:00am EST
The Black Dahlia
The stylish screen adaptation of James Ellroy's novel, The Black Dahlia, details one of the most notorious unsolved murders in Hollywood history. Elizabeth Short was a struggling actress looking to make a name for herself in 1940s-era Tinseltown. Unfortunately for Elizabeth, it was her grim fate that would ultimately overshadow anything she would accomplish during her short and tragic career. Also on DVD: Jackass: Number 2, The Descent, Haven and Factotum.

Opens August 4: The Descent

8/2/2006 2:15pm EDT
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A bloody great achievement in pure terror, Neil Marshall's British pulse-pounder The Descent is a terrifying journey into madness that will leave even the most hardened horror veterans shaken to their cores and loving every minute of it. [read review]

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Cast and Crew:

Shauna MacDonald - (Sarah)

Natalie Mendoza - (Juno)

Alex Reid - (Beth)

Saskia Mulder - (Rebecca)

Nora-Jane Noone - (Holly)

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