With Twilight coming to an end this weekend, at least in its current incarnation, the next work from author Stephenie Meyer is wasting no time coming to the big screen. After a teaser way back in the spring, the full theatrical trailer has now landed for The Host, sci-fi thriller about an evil force inhabiting humans everywhere. As he comes of the disappointing In Time, Gattaca director Andrew Niccol is at the helm.
While I certainly like the concept more than Meyer’s other major work, there’s the feeling that this world is a bit too clean, but hopefully Niccol can sell it — especially with a strong cast. Check it out below via MTV, along with a theatrical poster, for the film also starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt and Frances Fisher.
Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.
The Host arrives March 29th, 2013.
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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