Genres: Horror

Poster for the movie "What We Do in the Shadows"

What We Do in the Shadows

Mixed bag here. As a mockumentary it was excellent. Hit the right vein (sic) throughout as a bat-on-the-wall documentary of the night-to-night lives of vampires coming to terms with modern life. However, why they were stuck in a time-warp was beyond me. For fans of the genre, this is a great take. Don’t expect anything too meaty though, except for the occasional ham. Looks like they had a great time making it.

What We Do in the Shadows

20141 h 26 min
Overview

Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.

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Runtime 1 h 26 min
Release Date 19 June 2014
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Ben Fransham, Jackie van Beek, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte, Karen O'Leary, Mike Minogue, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Ian Harcourt, Ethel Robinson, Brad Harding, Isaac Heron, Yvette Parsons, Madeleine Sami, Aaron Jackson, Morgana Hills, Morag Hills, Frank Habicht, Moose Kapua, Denis Welch, Mario Gaoa, Kura Forrester, Luke Bonjers, Rhys Darby, Simon Vincent, Cohen Holloway, Duncan Sarkies, Nathan Meister, Tanemahuta Gray, Nathan Gray, Ruby Vincent, Jaxon Cook, Matthew Harvey-White, Matt Dravitzki, Roland Hunter, Stan Alley, Lucy Marinkavich, Melanie Hamilton, Ana Flaherty, Aaron Lewis, Belle Gwilliam, Rodney Cook, Jennifer Martin
Poster for the movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

20121 h 34 min
Overview

President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

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Runtime 1 h 34 min
Release Date 20 June 2012
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Bad
Actors
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, John Rothman, Marton Csokas, Alex Lombard, Jimmi Simpson, Teri Wyble, Cameron M. Brown, Frank Brennan, John Neisler, Meade Patton, Simeon Sjöberg, James Rawlings, Alan Tudyk, Robin McLeavy, Erin Wasson, Jaqueline Fleming, Laura Cayouette, Joseph Mawle, Lux Haney-Jardine, Curtis Harris, Bill Martin Williams, Aaron Toney, Lawrence Turner, Earl Maddox, Jake La Botz, Dane Rhodes, Alex Bulat, Jillian Batherson, Chelsea Bruland, Kristin Daniel, Jennifer Schemke, Raevin Stinson
Poster for the movie "Dracula Untold"

Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold

20141 h 32 min
Overview

Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to destroy his enemies and agrees to go from hero to monster as he's turned into the mythological vampire Dracula.

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Director Gary Shore
Runtime 1 h 32 min
Release Date 1 October 2014
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance, Diarmaid Murtagh, William Houston, Noah Huntley, Ronan Vibert, Zach McGowan, Ferdinand Kingsley, Joseph Long, Thor Kristjansson, Jakub Gierszał, Dilan Gwyn, J.J. Murphy, Paul Kaye, Louise Parker, Joana Metrass, Paul Bullion, Mish Boyko, Arkie Reece, Tom Benedict Knight
Poster for the movie "World War Z"

World War Z

The book adaptation was essentially another Hollywood movie with zombies – albeit hyperactive ones created as a result of an unknown virus. The film lacked engagement, though had the usual set-up of retired special ops family guy recalled to duty to uncover the origin of the plague, but sadly ended with only a partial solution to the problem. It was not the human story I had expected.

World War Z

20131 h 56 min
Overview

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

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Director Marc Forster
Runtime 1 h 56 min
Release Date 20 June 2013
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad
Actors
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Abigail Hargrove, Sterling Jerins, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel, David Andrews, Daniella Kertesz, Ludi Boeken, Fana Mokoena, Fabrizio Zacharee Guido, David Morse, Matthew Fox, Peter Capaldi, Moritz Bleibtreu, Ruth Negga, Pierfrancesco Favino, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Troy Glasgow, Nick Bartlett, Julia Levy-Boeken, Ann Ogbomo
Poster for the movie "Resident Evil: Retribution"

Resident Evil: Retribution

This felt like watching the [cut] cut-scenes from a video game. OK, it’s based on a video game, but this umpteenth instalment shows more of the same trademark WS Anderson & Milla Jovovich action that we have seen before. Our heroine wakes in a secret prison and fights her way out – just like most action games. Even the monsters are repeats of previous instalments and the ending sets up for the next instalment – Resident Evil: Overkill?

Resident Evil: Retribution

20121 h 35 min
Overview

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

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Runtime 1 h 35 min
Release Date 12 September 2012
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not that bad
Actors
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer, Li Bingbing, Boris Kodjoe, Johann Urb, Robin Kasyanov, Kevin Durand, Ofilio Portillo, Oded Fehr, Colin Salmon, Shawn Roberts, Megan Charpentier, Takato Yamashita, Mika Nakashima, Ray Olubowale, Spencer Locke, Anna Bolt, Indra Ové, Heike Makatsch, Sandrine Holt, Liz May Brice, Thomas Kretschmann, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller
Poster for the movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

19751 h 40 min
Overview

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky'.

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Director Jim Sharman
Runtime 1 h 40 min
Release Date 14 August 1975
Details
Movie Media DVD
Movie Status
Movie Rating Very good
Actors
Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray, Fran Fullenwider, Peter Hinwood, Perry Bedden
Poster for the movie "Day Watch"

Day Watch

Day Watch

20062 h 12 min
Overview

A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

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Runtime 2 h 12 min
Release Date 1 January 2006
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mariya Poroshina, Vladimir Menshov, Galina Tyunina, Zhanna Friske, Viktor Verzhbitskiy, Dmitriy Martynov, Nurzhuman Ikhtymbayev, Aleksei Maklakov, Aleksandr Samoylenko, Yuriy Kutsenko, Irina Yakovleva, Georgiy Dronov, Nikolay Olyalin, Valeriy Zolotukhin, Rimma Markova, Anna Slyusareva, Igor Lifanov, Mariya Mironova, Anna Dubrovskaya, Sergey Ovchinnikov, Anton Stepanenko, Sergey Trofimov, Aleksey Chadov
Poster for the movie "Underworld: Awakening"

Underworld: Awakening

The first two Beckinsale outings in this were stronger in tone and backstory than this outing which, although being a logical extension of the franchise by moving the characters into the near future, lacks an integrity in its ethos and feels essentially like another “what would happen if humans found out about vampires” film of which we have seen many. Although this focuses on Seline’s (very bloody) story, it doesn’t add any meat on the bones of the trilogy.

Underworld: Awakening

20121 h 28 min
Overview

After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter named Nissa, and when she finds her, they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all.

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Runtime 1 h 28 min
Release Date 19 January 2012
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad
Actors
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Charles Dance, Sandrine Holt, Sanny van Heteren, Jacob Blair, Robert Lawrenson, Kurt Max Runte, Marvin Duerkholz, Ron Wear, Richard Cetrone, Dan Payne, Mark Gibbon, Benita Ha, Tyler McClendon, Panou, Ian Rozylo, Kristen Holden-Ried, John Innes, Lee Majdoub, Catlin Adams, Adam Greydon Reid, Christian Tessier, Wes Bentley, Scott Speedman, Sanny van Heteren, Joe Censoplano, Preston Cook
Poster for the movie "The Darkest Hour"

The Darkest Hour

Despite the poor reviews and the general formulaic nature of this story, it was entertaining. The concept behind the aliens was very interesting, although poorly executed visually IMHO. It’s another of those “aliens invade and wipe out most of humanity” movies that we’ve seen a few of recently and leaves us with a feeling that a part 2 is necessary to enlighten us on the alien’s backstory, as well as how we deal with them. Can’t movies be complete nowadays?

The Darkest Hour

20111 h 29 min
Overview

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.

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Director Chris Gorak
Runtime 1 h 29 min
Release Date 22 December 2011
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Average
Actors
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Olivia Thirlby, Joel Kinnaman, Max Minghella, Veronika Ozerova, Dato Bakhtadze, Yuriy Kutsenko, Nikolay Efremov, Georgiy Gromov, Artur Smolyaninov, Anna Roudakova, Pyotr Fyodorov, Ivan Gromov, Aleksandr Chernykh