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The Mechanic – Trailer for the Jason Statham remake of the Charles Bronson film

Posted by LiveFor on March 18, 2010

The remake of the 1972 “The Mechanic.” It centers on Steve McKenna (Ben Foster), a young man who becomes an apprentice to a hitman (Jason Statham).

Due out on 15th December 2010

Directed by Simon West and starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Christa Campbell.

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Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland join The Stath in The Mechanic

Posted by LiveFor on October 15, 2009

mechanic_promo_movie_poster_jason_statham_01Suddenly the Jason Statham film, The Mechanic, got a lot more interesting.

According to Variety Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland are set to co-star opposite Jason Statham in the remake of “The Mechanic.” The film is being helmed by Simon West and is set to go into production in the coming weeks in New Orleans.

In the pic, Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Pandorum) will play Steve McKenna, the young man who becomes an apprentice to a hitman played by Jason Statham. Sutherland (loads of stuff) will play the role of Foster’s father and Statham’s handler.

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The Messenger – Trailer for film starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster

Posted by LiveFor on October 8, 2009

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Pandorum, 2009 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on September 27, 2009

pandorum_2Director: Christian Alvart
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le
Running Time: 108 minutes

Score: 7 / 10

This review by Dan Franzen.

Echoing such luminous sci-fi classics as 2001 and Alien, Pandorum is a terrific psychological thriller, although it does struggle at times to be coherent and original. But it’s a true mindbender, and it’s packed with action that moves so quickly neither the actors nor the audience can really catch a breath, which is a good move if your plot is shaky to begin with.

As with the best deep-space movies, the context is mental illness, what the Professor on Gilligan’s Island called, oddly enough, “island madness.” Only in space. In the distant, distant future, a ship has been sent from the Earth carrying a lot of people, headed to the only Earth-like planet ever found. Sometime during the journey, things go awry. We pick up the story as an astronaut named Bower (Ben Foster) awakens from hypersleep, abruptly; he’s soon followed by his commanding officer, Payton (Dennis Quaid). The rest of the crew is gone, and the only door is locked from the outside. What’s happened here? Making matters more difficult is the amnesia that each man suffers from, owing to their having been in hypersleep way longer than intended. Somehow, they must piece together what has happened and find out what lies behind that door – and throughout the rest of the gigantic ship.

Not only does the movie recall Aliens and 2001, you can also see similarities to The Descent and The Abyss; really, any movie in which people are trapped in claustrophobic environs. And although the pacing is frenetic at times, the movie is really chillingly shot (by Wedigo von Schultzendorff). On the one hand, the plot flows linearly – Bower needs to get to the ship’s reactor so he can reboot it and save everyone – meaning that the actors race from scene to scene, running out of time. On the other hand, they don’t piece together what’s happened as quickly as they might in other, lesser films; they seem to figure things out gradually, as if assembling a puzzle in their heads. Bowers and others – and there are others – discover right away, though, that they’re not really alone on the ship and that their enemies are extremely strong and fast and vicious.

Injected into this oh-my-goodness-what’s-out-there madness is, well, madness. The movie’s title is explained as being a sort of mental illness that affects astronauts from time to time, when they just plain go bonkers for seemingly no reason and kill everyone on board. Is that’s what’s happening here? Is Bower the crazy one? Or is it Payton? Are they, in fact, alone on the ship? Foster is excellent as the hero who remembers a little bit more of their mission as time elapses; Quaid, in turn, shows a few more layers than we’re accustomed to seeing from him (he’s usually more of a poor man’s Harrison Ford). Both actors turn in convincing, full-throated performances that complement, rather than succumb to, the special effects and cinematic wizardry. Often, the effects are the entire show. Now, it’s true that you won’t see a lot of character development here, as you might in the most cerebral of sci-fi, but what works best here is the paucity of knowledge about the situation and the characters. By spinning the tale gradually, feeding the audience only a snippet at a time, director Christian Alvart dangles the mystery in front of his viewers without allowing them to settle back and solve the mystery on their own. When you’re constantly kept on your toes with sudden lurches of unseen shapes and reverberating noises, you – like the befuddled characters – are concurrently kept off balance. The result is an unsettling, entertaining delight.

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Pandorum – New Poster for sci-fi horror

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

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Pandorum – TV Spot – Waiting

Posted by LiveFor on September 3, 2009

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Pandorum TV Spot – Terror

Posted by LiveFor on September 2, 2009

Due out on 25th September 2009

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Pandorum – Comic Con Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on July 26, 2009

From the producers of the Resident Evil film franchise comes Pandorum, a terrifying thriller in which two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they’ve been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they’re actually not alone — and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

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Pandorum – New clip from sci-fi horror

Posted by LiveFor on July 24, 2009


From the creators of the Resident Evil film franchise comes Pandorum, a terrifying thriller in which two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they’ve been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they’re actually not alone — and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Pandorum is in theaters September 18th, 2009 and stars Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Antje Traue, Cung Le, Norman Reedus and Cam Gigandet.

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Pandorum – New trailer for dark sci-fi

Posted by LiveFor on July 7, 2009

Another great trailer for this sci-fi film. I do wonder if Dennis Quaid’s character is just a figment of Ben Foster’s imagination.

Two crewmen (Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid) awaken from hyper-sleep aboard a spacecraft. None of their equipment is working, and their memories are incomplete. What was their mission? How much time has passed? Where are they? Who are they? As they try to piece things together, they discover they are not alone, and the ship’s new inhabitants – tribal warriors carrying crudely made weapons – are moving among them, intent on killing all aboard. As the space travelers unravel the frightening and deadly secrets the ship harbors, they realize the survival of mankind hinges on their actions. They must regain control of the ship before PANDORUM takes over.

Source: Quiet Earth

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