Trailer for a Fun-Looking Ghost Story Thriller THE UNSPOKEN

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If you're looking for a good-looking horror movie to watch this Halloween, The Unspoken looks like a great option! The first trailer for the film was released, and it actually looks like it could be a ghost story type thriller, especially if you like those kinds of horror films that deal with haunted children. 

The movie doesn't have much star power. The most notable actor in the film in Neal McDonough (Captain America, Minority Report). The movie also stars Jodelle Ferland as a young babysitter who is hired to take care of a nine-year-old boy whose father was killed in the house they're still living in. As you might expect, creepy things start to happen. Here's a brief synopsis:

In 1997 the Anderson family vanished from their home without a trace. No bodies were ever found. For 17 years the house has remained undisturbed… until now.

The film has a simple story and concept, but sometimes it's ok not to overcomplicate things with horror films. Sometimes a good old-fashioned ghost story is good enough as long as it's well-made. 

The Unspoken is set to haunt theaters on October 28th, just in time for Halloween!

Stunning New Trailer For ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

"Rebellions are built on hope!"

It's finally here! Lucasfilm has released the new full trailer for Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and it's incredible! I know Disney and Lucasfilm don't think that this is going to be as big as a hit as The Force Awakens, but as much as I loved that movie, this one looks like it could be a better Star Wars film! The trailer is packed with awesome new footage and more insight into the story and character that just left me breathless. I can't wait to see more! I just want to scream with excitement! 

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

The movie stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor, Alan Tudyk as K-2SO, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe, Wen Jiang as Baze Malbus, Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic, and James Earl Jones as Darth Vader.

Rogue One hits theaters on December 16th.

Stunning New Trailer For ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

"Rebellions are built on hope!"

It's finally here! Lucasfilm has released the new full trailer for Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and it's incredible! I know Disney and Lucasfilm don't think that this is going to be as big as a hit as The Force Awakens, but as much as I loved that movie, this one looks like it could be a better Star Wars film! The trailer is packed with awesome new footage and more insight into the story and character that just left me breathless. I can't wait to see more! I just want to scream with excitement! 

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

The movie stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor, Alan Tudyk as K-2SO, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe, Wen Jiang as Baze Malbus, Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic, and James Earl Jones as Darth Vader.

Rogue One hits theaters on December 16th.

See a New ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Poster; New Trailer Coming Tomorrow

Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled a brand new poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which you can see above. While I like the very bottom of the poster with the beach environment, I have to say that I'm disappointed they chose to go with the "floating heads" approach with the rest of the poster. Yes, some will undoubtedly get excited by seeing Darth Vader's mask in the top right corner, and I suppose there's some sort of artistry involved or statement being made in attempting to visually blend Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso into the technology of Death Star itself, but when you step back, it looks like a lot of other boring posters and doesn't do much to get me excited about the movie. Even if I loved the film, this is just too generic to want to hang on my wall.

But perhaps we'll see some more compelling imagery tomorrow, when the studio revealed that a new trailer will be released during Good Morning America. Stay tuned for that to hit the internet, and in the meantime, sound off with your thoughts on the poster.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

Video Compares Steven Spielberg’s Shots to Stanley Kubrick’s

Steven Spielberg took over directing A.I. Artificial Intelligence from Stanley Kubrick after Kubrick died, but when I saw the film, I was too young and inexperienced to be able to pinpoint all of the visual mimicry and references that Spielberg embedded in the final product as homage to his friend and fellow filmmaker. Now editor Candice Drouet (via Sploid) has edited together a quick video showing off a side-by-side comparison of some of the shots in A.I. with similar shots from Kubrick's filmography.

I've only seen A.I. once, and that was back in 2001 when it came out, so it's about time to rewatch it because it's gained something of a cult following and earned a reputation as an unsung masterpiece in the years since its debut.

DON’T BREATHE’s Fede Alvarez to Direct Noir Superhero Film INCOGNITO

If you skipped director Fede Alvarez's Don't Breathe earlier this year, I'd highly recommend checking it out as soon as it comes to home video. I didn't bother seeing the Evil Dead remake he directed a few years ago, but I was incredibly impressed the skills he showed in Don't Breathe, laying out a coherent sense of geography in a contained thriller that ramped its suspense up to 11. In my review, I mentioned how he's a director I'm definitely keen to keep an eye on now, and it appears that one of his next projects has been announced.

THR says that Alvarez is attached to direct a film called Incognito, a noir superhero adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' limited comic series. The story follows "a super villain who turns evidence against his boss, ending up in a witness protection program in which he’s administered drugs to suppress his powers and given a low-level job. But the man starts to chafe under his 'normal life' and when he finds a way to get his powers back, must decide what kind of life he wants to lead."

I haven't read the comics, but it definitely sounds like a cool concept. Any fans of the comic out there? Let me know who you think should be cast in the lead roles, and if you think Alvarez is the right guy to bring this story to life.

Excellent Short Film GIVERTAKER Mixes MEAN GIRLS With Horror Tropes

Here's a great short film called Givertaker that comes from a couple of filmmakers based out of Austin, Texas. It's about a teenaged girl who is convinced a couple of Mean Girls-esque classmates have ruined her reputation and made her life a living hell, so she turns to a mysterious supernatural creature called the Givertaker to enact her revenge on them.

The short serves as a proof of concept for the world of the "Dead Kids Club," which the filmmakers presumably hope to build out in future shorts or maybe even a feature film. Givertaker premiered at this year's Fantastic Fest, and I've embedded it below for you to check out. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!

Written by Peter S. Hall and directed by Paul GandersmanGivertaker is a short film love letter to '90s teen horror of all forms. Starring Nell Kessler, Caiti Ward (Rooster Teeth's "RWBY"), Jessica Perrin (Found Footage 3D), Sharmita Bhattacharya (iGirlfriend) and John James PepperGivertaker is the fun genre story of Sarah, an angry teen who conducts an ancient ritual to seek revenge on the classmates she believes have wronged her.

Return to The Twisted World of BLACK MIRROR in Two New Featurettes For Season 3 Episodes

Who's ready for the return of Black Mirror? I know I am, and I just finished binging through the first two seasons a couple of months ago. I'm sure there are some of you who watched them as soon as they originally came out and you've been waiting a heck of a lot longer than I have.

In any case, season three of Charlie Brooker's brilliant and disturbing deconstruction of society's relationship to technology debuts on Netflix on October 21st, and the company has released two new featurettes that peel back the curtain a little about two of the six episodes we'll see in the third season. Bryce Dallas Howard and Wyatt Russell star in these episodes, and they both look terrific to me. Are you looking forward to season 3?