Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is an alternate history action movie which imagines one of the most beloved presidents of the United States of America as a part time slayer of the blood sucking undead. The screenplay (and the original book on which the film is based) is brought to us by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. So it seems his penchant for taking well known tales and putting his own twist of them continues unabated.

The background story is totally Batman; a young Abe Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) witnesses his mother killed by a vampire and as an adult vows revenge. Then it’s pretty much Batman Begins for a while as Abe is inducted into the ways of vampire hunting by Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper), an experience vampire hunter. Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

WIN 1 of 5 double passes to ATTACK THE BLOCK! *Competition Closed*

Competition Closed: Thank you to everyone who entered, the winners will be contacted shortly and their prizes will be sent out to them. If you didn’t win keep an eye on the site or our Twitter (@SpaceMeatAU) for future competitions.

The sci-fi action comedy ATTACK THE BLOCK will soon be hitting Australian cinemas and we have a competition to celebrate the release of this instant cult hit.

ATTACK THE BLOCK – only at the movies December 1

It’s inner city versus outer space and HARRY BROWN meets WAR OF THE WORLDS when aliens drop in on a London housing project and the only line of defence against the extraterrestrial invaders is a group of teenage hoodlums.

The sci-fi comedy ATTACK THE BLOCK begins as trainee nurse Sam is walking home and is robbed by a gang of hooded youths. She’s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. A small alien creature leaps from the wreckage and the gang chase and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block… but bigger, more savage beasts are on the way and the estate is about to become a battleground. The hit of this year’s South By Southwest Festival, ATTACK THE BLOCK is destined for cult status and is “one of the best sci-fi/comedy/horror/action mash-ups you’re ever going to see (Collider).”

We’re giving 5 lucky Space Meat readers the chance to win a double pass to see ATTACK THE BLOCK in cinemas.

To enter simply follow @SpaceMeatAU on Twitter and tweet the following:

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Entry Conditions & Competition details:
1. Entry tweets must contain “@SpaceMeatAU” and “http://bit.ly/win-block2”.
2. Entrants must be following @SpaceMeatAU
3. Open to Australian residents only
4. Closes at 10PM on 24/11/2011
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6. If contacted winners do not provide required info by 30/11/2011 replacement winners will be drawn

Review: The Dark Knight

Since Batman’s creation in 1939 there have been many different takes on the character and the universe. In the medium of film alone there has been the wacky and downright silly 1966 Batman movie, then there was Tim Burton’s stylised Batman films in 1989 and 1992 followed by Joel Schumacher’s much maligned Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. Then in 2005 Christopher Nolan (Momento, The Prestige) directed Batman Begins with a vision of sinister realism.

This brings us to Nolan’s second Batman film; The Dark Knight. Aside from Schumacher’s films, I have immensely enjoyed all of the previous Batman films – all for different reasons. It used to be that I couldn’t say which Batman film stood out as being the greatest of them all. But now I can easily say that The Dark Knight is the best Batman film ever made – and arguably the best comic-to-film adaptation to date.

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