Screen Junkies » cloverfield http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:13:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Scare the Bra Off Of Them http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/scare-the-bra-off-of-them/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/horror-films/scare-the-bra-off-of-them/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2011 04:51:00 +0000 Breakstudios http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218931 Choosing scary monster movies to watch with girls is not only the perfect Saturday night activity, it's also the perfect way to covertly put her in the mood.

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Choosing scary monster movies to watch with girls is not only the perfect Saturday night activity, it’s also the perfect way to covertly put her in the mood without having to soil your HD flat screen with some sort of sensitive thinking person’s movie.  If you’ve ever watched a scary movie with a girl in your life, you know you can expect your lady (or ladies) to inch closer and cling tighter as the fear builds. If you’re lucky, you’ll have her in your lap by the time the movie ends, while having seen some darn good effects in the process.

 

Cloverfield

Rob and Beth talking to the camcorder

A perfect blend of two parts monster madness and one part sappy romance, Cloverfield‘s plot revolves around a massive creature of unknown origin as it ravages downtown New York. Instead of evacuating, a young man goes to rescue an ex-girlfriend with the help of some friends. Being a hero at heart he goes back knowing full well the monster still lurks the area. A word of caution, the director went with the “shaky cam” style of filmmaking—one or both of you may end up puking, unless you have a stash of Dramamine on hand.

 

Alien

Alien stuck to crew member's face

A spacecraft lands on a distant, unexplored planet to answer a distress beacon after which an alien creature boards their ship. While some may consider this to be a little too “old-school”, it still delivers the chills even if you have already seen it a few times. The H.R. Giger-designed alien is frightening enough, but most of the scares are delivered through Ridley Scott‘s masterful use of mood and atmosphere. Even if it is the “oldest” film on this list, Alien set the bar so high when it was release in the late ’70s that horror flicks today, in all their CG glory, still struggle to match its quality.

 

28 Days Later

Zombie on fire chasing Cillian Murphy

Most think 28 Days Later is a zombie-type flick. The truth is, the “zombies” are actually still alive, having been transformed into monstrous, bloodthirsty savages by a strange virus. The creatures roam the streets of England hunting down the few survivors who remain in the country. 28 Days Later is so frightening and so disturbing that there is a strong possibility it will be you that ends up inching towards your girlfriend as you watch in fear.

 

The Mist

From the mind of Stephen King, The Mist features a plethora of monsters that all but guarantees to give you and your girlfriend some major goosebumps. A handful of civilians are trapped in a local grocery store as a strange mist engulfs their entire town. The mist not only clouds the area it covers, it is also home to an unknown number of fiendish monsters. You may have to watch this movie at least once before watching it with a lady friend just so you know what to expect. The last thing you want to do is scream like a little girl in front of her.

 

Dog Soldiers

Werewolf in the woods in Dog Soldier

Last but not least is the 2002 British release, Dog Soldiers. A squad of special forces are training in the Scottish Highlands when they find the remains of another group of soldiers who had trained in the area. The troops then go into battle mode only to find that their adversaries are not men but werewolves. The movie does start slow but by the 30 minute mark, you and your girlfriend will be clinging to each other in mutual fear…which will hopefully lead to some other mutual activities.

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‘Battle: Los Angeles’ Trailer Lays Waste to Santa Monica http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/battle-los-angeles-trailer-lays-waste-to-santa-monica/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/battle-los-angeles-trailer-lays-waste-to-santa-monica/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:43:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=15512 The theatrical trailer is up for Battle: Los Angeles, and it shows us a lot more of what we can expect from this end-of-days blockbuster than the teaser trailer did.

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The theatrical trailer is up for Battle: Los Angeles, and it shows us a lot more of what we can expect from this end-of-days blockbuster than the teaser trailer did, or the second one for that matter. In addition to flashes of Independence Day and even Red Dawn, we get introduced to some first-person footage reminiscent of Cloverfield to really bring the grit.

We’ve also got a boatload more special effects in the ways of helicopters, alien walkers, aliens, and mass destruction. It’s no surprise that these effects are integral to the film, but it’s a relief to see they were done well and not in an absurd fashion a la 2012. If effects aren’t doing it for you, the autotune is back to play up some creepy angst late in the trailer. So apparently, this is going to be one of those battles where some good guys die too.

Oh, and there’s an absolutely colossal mecha-alien at the end that wraps up the trailer nicely. It’s not a overreaching to say audiences will want more after getting a bigger bite of Battle: Los Angeles. (Yahoo! Movies)

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‘Cloverfield’ Sequel Is a Long Way Off http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cloverfield-sequel-is-a-long-way-off/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cloverfield-sequel-is-a-long-way-off/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Fans of jerky, POV monster movies are in for some bad news. The Cloverfield sequel isn't coming out anytime soon, according to director Matt Reeves. But despite the lack of progress, Reeves assures fans that the film is on both his and J.J. Abrams' to do list. "It really isn't the moment for [the sequel] to go any further than it has, but it continues to be a priority for both of us," Reeves told the channel. "J.J. is very immersed in putting together 'Super 8.' He's in pre-production and really, really passionately getting that together. And I'm passionately finishing 'Let Me In.'" You know what I'm passionately finishing? Putting up with your B.S., Matt Reeves! Make a Cloverfield sequel now, or so help me god, I will tear you apart on my personal blog like that monster tore apart the Statue of Liberty. The choice is yours. (Empire Online)

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Fans of jerky, POV monster movies are in for some bad news. The Cloverfield sequel isn’t coming out anytime soon, according to director Matt Reeves. But despite the lack of progress, Reeves assures fans that the film is on both his and J.J. Abrams‘ to do list.

"It really isn’t the moment for [the sequel] to go any further than it has, but it continues to be a priority for both of us," Reeves told the channel. "J.J. is very immersed in putting together’Super 8.’ He’s in pre-production and really, really passionately getting that together. And I’m passionately finishing’Let Me In.’"

You know what I’m passionately finishing? Putting up with your B.S., Matt Reeves! Make a Cloverfield sequel now, or so help me god, I will tear you apart on my personal blog like that monster tore apart the Statue of Liberty. The choice is yours. (Empire Online)

 

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Michael Bay Wants to Make Alien Abductions Explode http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-wants-to-make-alien-abductions-explode/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-bay-wants-to-make-alien-abductions-explode/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Alien abductions and big explosions: together at last! Director Michael Bay is teaming with Paramount Pictures to produce Bobby Glickert's upcoming alien film, tentativly titled Confidential Alien Project (don't let them screw with that title, Bobby). While Glickert has directed a few horror shorts, this will be his first full-length feature. Insiders are comparing the film to both Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity, which is a nice way of saying it's cheap. Considering Paramount is hoping to keep the budget at around $12 million, that seems to be the case. Deadline is reporting that Bay's production company, Platinum Dunes, is currently shopping for writers, so if anyone knows a lot of synonyms for "Kaboom," send your resume here.

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Alien abductions and big explosions: together at last!

Director Michael Bay is teaming with Paramount Pictures to produce Bobby Glickert’s upcoming alien film, tentativly titled Confidential Alien Project (don’t let them screw with that title, Bobby). While Glickert has directed a few horror shorts, this will be his first full-length feature. Insiders are comparing the film to both Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity, which is a nice way of saying it’s cheap. Considering Paramount is hoping to keep the budget at around $12 million, that seems to be the case.

Deadline is reporting that Bay’s production company, Platinum Dunes, is currently shopping for writers, so if anyone knows a lot of synonyms for "Kaboom," send your resume here.

 

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