Poster Round-up: Darkness, Double the Rock, Steel, Oblivion, and John

We’ve had some big poster releases recently so here’s a quick round-up.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Release date: May 16, 2013
Official Announcement Trailer

 

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Release date: March 28, 2013
Official Facebook Page

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WIN 1 of 5 double passes to DREDD in 3D *Competition Closed*

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Judge Dredd is without a doubt a classic comic book bad-arse. He judges criminals, never shows his face and has an insane gun.

That got me thinking, where he might rank in the all-time list of comic book bad-arsery. So, for your chance to WIN simply tell us: “Who you think the most ‘bad-arse’ comic book character is and why?”

Do that in the comments below or on Twitter directed at @SpaceMeatAU and you could find yourself winning one of five double passes to DREDD in 3D.

Dredd, a futuristic cop combines the power of judge, jury and executioner in Mega City One, a massive city that stretches down the entire East coast of America. The endlessly inventive minds of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring DREDD (played by Karl Urban) to life in a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner’s and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip. In Cinemas October 25.

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5. Winners are selected based on the creativity and originality of their answers.
6. Closes at 12PM on 09/11/2012 and winners are contacted directly within 48 hours.

Fund This: Beckoning the Butcher

Local Melbournian film-makers Damien E. Lipp and Dale Alexander are working on their début feature, the documentary style horror film, ‘Beckoning the Butcher’.

The film is currently in the funding stage, up now on the crowd funding site Indie Go Go with 10 days to go and is a great opportunity for film and horror fans to support the local scene.

Check out the teaser below and help these young film-makers reach their goal!

 

Chris Shaw was an up and coming internet sensation. In his videos he performed rituals he found on the web, testing their legitimacy in summoning spirits. His last video never got to be broadcast – until now.

Chris films everything as he, his girlfriend Tara and their friends Brent, Lorraine and Nicole travel to Brent’s holiday house nestled in the vast, isolated plains of rural Victoria. Once they arrive they prepare and perform the latest ritual Beckoning the Butcher, a mysterious invocation Chris found online, designed to entice a paranormal entity into this world.

All who took part in the ritual that night went missing without a trace. The only clue for investigators was the found footage contained on Chris’s camera. Unfortunately for all involved, the footage itself seemed to pose more questions than to provide answers.

Using interviews from family members, detectives and psychics, along with Chris’s footage, this film aims to piece together the events of that fateful night and determine how the players vanished.

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 3 blu-rays of THE RAID *Competition Closed*

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20 ELITE COPS. 1 RUTHLESS CRIME LORD. 30 FLOORS OF MAYHEM.

THE RAID KICKS ITS WAY ONTO DVD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL AUGUST 15.

Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums, there is an unremarkable rundown apartment block that has captured the attention of the police. The building’s innocuous exterior hides a multi-level safe house and a thriving community made up of the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Up until now, the building has been considered untouchable by even the bravest of law enforcement…

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WIN 1 of 10 Double Passes to SAFE *Competition Closed*

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Kick-arse action flicks are hard to come by these days and even rarer is the true tough-as-nails action star. Luckily we live in a world where Jason Statham still enjoys kicking people in the head.

Thanks to the fine folks at Icon Films Australia, we have TEN double passes to the newest upcoming action extravaganza starring Jason Statham, SAFE.

SAFE – only at the movies May 10

Jason Statham plays Luke Wright, an ex-special forces operative who saves a young Chinese girl. The girl, Mei, is a mathematical genius who has memorised the combination to a safe that contains thirty million dollars. Once word of this gets out, everyone in the criminal underworld – including mobsters, corrupt New York Cops and even Mei’s own family – try to capture her. It’s up to Luke, her only protector, to keep her alive and keep her safe. From the producer of KILL BILL and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

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

Follow @SpaceMeatAU & RT for a chance to #WIN 1 of 10 double passes to “SAFE” http://bit.ly/win-safe

Don’t have Twitter or want an extra chance to win? Comment below and let me know who your favourite action star is!

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5. A total of two entries per person will be included in the draw: One for Tweeting and/or one for commenting.
6. Open to Australian residents only.
7. Winners are picked at random.
8. Closes at 10PM on 08/05/2012

‘Hangover’ director’s un-aired HBO doc ‘Frat House’ surfaces

Todd Phillips is one of the most successful writer/director/producer’s in the adult-oriented comedy movie scene these days with huge box office winners to his name such as Old School, Road Trip and The Hangover films, but years before all the hits and fame he assembled with the help of fellow director Andrew Gurland a curious little documentary for HBO about the American college fraternity experience.

Frat House was the result and it has the dubious honour of being the only doc commissioned by HBO that never actually ended up going to air even after winning the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 1998 Sundance film festival.

A controversy arose around the events depicted being so extreme that many people refused to believe they were not staged, even in spite of Phillips and Gurland’s assurances that everything that captured was completely real and that they often could not believe what they were witnessing themselves.

After passing into near myth and legend, the film has finally emerged online in its entirety and is well worth the 1 hours watch. It’s a really great and darkly entertaining piece that also has the added benefit now of providing insight into a lot of where Phillips’s later fictional works came from.

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

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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:

Follow @SpaceMeatAU & RT for a chance to #WIN 1 of 5 ATTACK THE BLOCK double passes! http://bit.ly/win-block2

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2. Entrants must be following @SpaceMeatAU
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4. Closes at 10PM on 24/11/2011
5. Winners will be contacted via Twitter direct messages
6. If contacted winners do not provide required info by 30/11/2011 replacement winners will be drawn

Supanova ’09

Exploding across Australia again this year is Supanova, the biggest pop culture expo in the country celebrating all things geek. Hitting Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth throughout 2009 the expo is looking bigger and better than ever with a stellar initial lineup of guests for the Brisbane and Melbourne events.

Featuring a range of stars from popular series of all sorts of media Supanova is catering to all kinds of geek this year with appearances from the cast and crew of titles such as Heroes, Firefly, Stargate, The Dark Knight, various anime series and one of my personal favourite cartoons – Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The guests keep going so be sure to check out the list below.

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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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