The trials and tribulations of indie filmmaking are taken to their absurd, action-y, lengths in Marc Price’s Nightshooter, a story about a film crew finding themselves at the scene of a harrowing gang (mob?) execution at an abandoned and soon to be demolished business center on the last night of shooting a zombie film.Continue reading “‘Nightshooters’ is One of the Best Action Films This Year”
There can’t be a Call of Duty release without the inclusion of their flagship Zombies mode, and today new details were finally revealed. From the first introduction back in Call of Duty: World at War in 2009, to the latest version by Treyarch Studios (in partnership with Sledgehammer Games) in Vanguard, players have been exposed to all manner of gameplay features that focused on staving off hordes of zombies. Today, Activision showcased a first look at the new mode coming to their latest title November 5, which features a franchise-first crossover with the studio whose legacy goes back to the mode’s humble beginnings.Continue reading “‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ Drops First Look at Zombies Mode from Treyarch Studios”
On October 15, SYFY will be resurrecting the spirit of George A. Romero! Day of the Dead, the new series, inspired by the classic third part of the Night of the Living Dead trilogy, will be invading your living rooms as part of SYFY Halloween! And if Romero were alive today, I can honestly say he’d be absolutely proud!Continue reading “Natalie Malaika and Keenan Tracey of SYFY’s ‘Day of the Dead’”
Mark your calendars, folks! As part of SYFY’s Halloween month celebration, the channel will be debuting Day of the Dead! An all-new series inspired by George A. Romero’s classic film will be premiering on October 15!Continue reading “SYFY Prepares for the ‘Day of the Dead’ with Stylish New Poster”
Keith, Britney, and Dominic are back on Hard NOC Life to break down the new trailer for The Matrix Resurrections and tumble down the rabbit hole of Marvel movie speculation. They also give their thoughts on the latest episode of What If and the merits of Marvel Zombies.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 234: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole”
A nightmare-fueled time-traveling plot unravels in Shahin Sean Solimon’s new film, Nebulous Dark, a sci-fi movie about the world’s last human man as he wakes from deep sleep to find the Earth has been conquered by aliens. This sounds pretty straight forward for a plot, but this is only how I could fully understand the film after watching it and reading the synopsis again. If you were to watch Nebulous Dark after only seeing the trailer, as I did, you would find an almost surreal, nihilist nightmare of a film that I can’t tell if it’s poorly edited and poorly written, or if it’s actively trying to attack the viewer on a subconscious level. What I was left with was an art piece that genuinely intrigues me and is unintentionally funny, by a film that takes itself incredibly seriously.Continue reading “‘Nebulous Dark’ Can’t Time Travel Enough to Be a Strong Movie”
The prequel to director Zack Snyder’s kick-ass zombie heist movie has dropped official art from its teaser and it’s looking like another zombie hit is on the way. Army of Thieves takes place before Army of the Dead and follows the goings-on of small-town bank teller Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) after he gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime. We’re excited to see how well Schweighöfer’s unforgettable performance as Dieter in Snyder’s film sheds light on his character’s past.Continue reading “‘Army of the Dead’ Prequel ‘Army of Thieves’ Drops Official Key Art”
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another interview! I recently sat down for a conversation with an Actor/Stuntman friend of mine, Les Price, who recently played a zombie in the Army of the Dead that faces off with Dave Bautista! Army of the Dead is now available in Select Theaters and will be on Netflix this Friday, May 21!Continue reading “‘Army of the Dead’ Actor/Stuntman, Les Price”
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with a pair of the stars of Army of the Dead: Actors, Omari Hardwick and Matthias Schweighöfer! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Stars: Omari Hardwick and Matthias Schweighöfer”
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with the Writer/Director of Army of the Dead: Zack Snyder! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Writer/Director: Zack Snyder”
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with some of the amazing stars of Army of the Dead: Ana de la Reguera, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro and Ella Purnell! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14th and will be on Netflix May 21st!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro and Ella Purnell”
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with the star of Army of the Dead: Dave Bautista! Army of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Star, Dave Bautista”
Samantha Win is blowing up. It’s only May, but it’s already been quite a year for the actress / martial artist / stunt performer / Amazonian warrior / zombie hunter. In March, she wrote, produced, and starred in a genre-bending shortfilm called Unwelcome. She can currently be seen on HBO Max as Euboea in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. On May 14, her latest Snyder-collab, Army of the Dead opens in theaters nationwide — making it Netflix’s widest release ever — before coming to the streamer the following week on May 21.Continue reading “From Amazon to Zombie Hunter: Samantha Win Reflects on Her Career”
Zack Snyder returns to zombies with… Army of the Dead! Check out the newly released trailer now!Continue reading “Are You Ready for the ‘Army of the Dead’ Trailer?”
Everyone I know is talking about The SnyderCut and #RestoreTheSnyderVerse! Well, I am here to tell you, this Nerd is more excited about Zack Snyder’s return to zombies with… Army of the Dead!Continue reading “The Snyderverse I Wanted is Back with ‘Army of the Dead’”
Heyyy! It’s Kuya P AKA Patrick Michael Strange and I recently had the pleasure of sitting down for a NOC Exclusive interview with the Comics Creators behind Source Point Press’ Damned, Cursed Children! Howard Wong and Josh Stafford!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Interview: Comic Creators Howard Wong and Josh Stafford”
I am a stickler for zombie films. I just try to do right by George A. Romero, rest his soul. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, as well as Zack Snyder’s remake, hold an incredibly important place in my zombie infested heart. I think a filmmaker who endeavors to shoot a zombie flick is only as good as the fear they can induce with scenes shot during the day. Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later should be at the top of all of our lists for the kind of anxiety inducing scenes Cillian Murphy so masterfully carried us through.Continue reading “‘Alive’ Is a Banger of a Zombie Movie You Didn’t Know You Needed”
I used to go hard for TheWalking Dead. I joined the party in early Season 2 after binge watching all of Season 1 on a rainy weekend. I was obsessed. Not only did I buy Season 1 almost immediately, I demanded everyone I know and love watch it too. It was that good. Sure. It was a show about the zombie apocalypse, but as any true die hard fan will tell you, it was about so much more. The characters were human and complex. They were struggling to maintain some semblance of morality while the whole world plunged off the deep end. Along with the rest of the world, I laughed every time Carl got lost, cried when zombie Sophia wandered out of the barn, secretly rooted for Shane, and suffered PTSD after Hershel lost his leg… and head. Each week was an event. Texts sent. Tweets shared. Merriment abound. Then, a dumpster in Season 6 ruined it all.
Here is my take on how AMC ruined America’s number one cable show (in 5 simple steps):
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Hip hop hooray, Richonne (Rick and Michonne) is now officially canon in The Walking Dead! And, as luck would have it, such a development has happened in one of the most hallowed of months, Black History Month.
This didn’t go unnoticed by many on Twitter:
This essay contains spoilers for both the television series and the comic book.
I don’t have cable. So I usually have to wait until the day after to watch The Walking Dead. As luck would have it, I’m in a cheap hotel with complementary AMC with my daughter when the episode “Thank You” airs. Six years old, my daughter is in the bath and complains about the sound from my television show — the two things that she fears the most, while awake and in her nightmares, are racists and zombies. Our compromise is that I turn the sound down and the captions on. And then I watch one of my favorite characters in pop culture get deluged in zombie claws, teeth, blood and guts.
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since Comic-Con started, but here we are in that post-Con daze, and I’m still recovering. While I might need some more time before getting back into regularly scheduled posting, I didn’t want to leave before I comment on a couple of the trailers that came out of SDCC. No, not this one or that one. Instead, I want to focus on the early looks that came out of the AMC presentations and how the network is kicking off the post-Don Draper era by seemingly embracing diversity in the casts of its newest shows.
Ryan Nagata has worked in Hollywood as a prop builder and model maker as well as a director for television and web series. His latest project, which he co-wrote and directed, is a feature length film that pairs up the unlikely duo of stars, Randall Park and Steve Agee, for a horror-comedy set in a desert called Amigo Undead. I had the opportunity to interview Nagata about Amigo Undead, his film background, and his thoughts on CGI vs. practical effects.