Dark Skies, the slow burn psychological horror film starring Keri Russell, Daniel Barrett and Josh Hamilton hits theaters today from Dimension Films. Brad (Mr. Disgusting) wasn’t a fan. At all. I’ve also seen the film and, while I dislike it a bit less than him, I have to agree with the points he makes in his review. Most of the issues stem from the script by Scott Charles Stewart (who also directed).
“The film is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most boring features I’ve seen in years. Taking slow burn to an entirely new level, it traffics in some of the most cliche alien motifs out there, but also feels the need to eventually over-explain everything in one purging moment. After over an hour of obvious hints and weird occurrences (such as the birds scene from the trailer – as well as missing time, rashes behind ears, and unwatchable camera footage), the filmmakers decide to assault the viewer with an overly long explanation of occurrences.”
Click here to read the review in its entirety and – as always – make sure to write your own!
Several new acts have been added to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV today, including Allegaon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill, Dark Sermon, Trapped Under Ice, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. You can see the full line up as well as day-by-day schedule and ticke information below. READ MORE
Extreme metal band Job For A Cowboy have announced “The End Of The World” tour, which will see them hitting the road this December. Support will be coming from Cephalic Carnage, I Declare War, and Legion. A special guest has yet to be determined.
Vocalist Jonny Davy says, “Hey guys! We’re very excited to announce our first headlining run in almost two years! This will be an incredible tour with the lineup we’ve put together. We have one more special guest to announce as well as a couple more tricks up our sleeve. Do not miss this tour! It’s going to be a rager!”
Check out the tour dates below. READ MORE
Syfy is developing a series version of the 2010 supernatural thriller Legion, which starred Paul Bettany.
Deadline reports that the feature’s director/co-writer Scott Stewart is set to direct and executive produce the TV adaptation, which will be written by Vaun Wilmott (“Sons Of Anarchy”).
Sony Pictures TV, the TV sibling of Sony’s Screen Gems division that distributed the film, is producing the series project.
The movie, produced by Bold Films, “chronicled human race’s battle for survival against God’s legion of angels sent by him to bring on the Apocalypse. The people get an unlikely ally in Archangel Michael (Bettany) who disobeys God’s order and decides to help them.”
Budgeted at $26 million, the movie grossed $68 million worldwide. READ MORE
In the supernatural action thriller Legion, an out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany).
IDW Publishing is coming out with a prequel for the upcoming Legion movie. The 4 issue mini-series is called Legion: Prophets, will be a primer for the movie giving the story of four of the main characters and how they all meet up. Issue one is coming out November 25th, and it definately has my interest with a fight between man and angel…I’m cool like that. More info after the break.