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Attack the Block Synopsis

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone.
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Catching Fire Director Still Narrowed Down To Two, But It Could've Been Attack The Block's Joe Cornish Catching Fire Director Still Narrowed Down To Two, But It Could've Been Attack The Block's Joe Cornish
They also apparently considered Joe Cornish, whose Attack the Block mastered teen protagonists, unusual violence and a lot of humor in a way precious few movies have. I don't think Cornish was on many of the wishlists flying around the Internet in the last week, but now that they've mentioned him he seems kinda perfect for the gig

Catching Fire Director Still Narrowed Down To Two, But It Could've Been Attack The Block's Joe Cornish

Josh's Top 10 Movies Of 2011 Josh's Top 10 Movies Of 2011
A decade spent working as a professional film critic has brought me here, to my tenth annual obligatory best of the year list. What you're getting here is a list of the 2011 movies which I think were the best. This list has the soul of a hero.

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Fighting Dirty: Top 7 Weapons Movie Characters Have Used To Kill Aliens Fighting Dirty: Top 7 Weapons Movie Characters Have Used To Kill Aliens
Later this week, Attack The Block will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray. In its honor, Cinema Blend is proud to bring to you 7 crazy examples of movie characters killing aliens in utterly bizarre ways. In the event you do find yourself endangered by hideous creatures, think of the following weapons and act just as creatively. Nothing is ever off limits.

Fighting Dirty: Top 7 Weapons Movie Characters Have Used To Kill Aliens

Attack The Block Director Joe Cornish Talks Sequels, TV Spin Offs And A U.S. Remake Attack The Block Director Joe Cornish Talks Sequels, TV Spin Offs And A U.S. Remake
If you are going to do an Block sequel, it would make sense to have it begin minutes after the first one ends, with the exhausted street rats having to muster the strength to respond to, as Cornish says, the next wave of alien attackers. You could easily go bigger, expanding into more recognizable parts of London.

Attack The Block Director Joe Cornish Talks Sequels, TV Spin Offs And A U.S. Remake

NYCC Video Interview: Joe Cornish Talks Designing The Aliens In Attack The Block NYCC Video Interview: Joe Cornish Talks Designing The Aliens In Attack The Block
On top of being an incredibly innovative spin on the alien invasion genre, Attack the Block is simply an extraordinary achievement for Joe Cornish as this is his first directing venture. A seasoned screenwriter, Cornish opted to wait until he amassed enough know-how to get behind the lens and apparently the plan worked because Attack the Block is not to be missed.

NYCC Video Interview: Joe Cornish Talks Designing The Aliens In Attack The Block

Attack The Block: Do not miss summer's best alien invasion movie Attack The Block: Do not miss summer's best alien invasion movie
There was all kinds of weird news at the box office this weekend, with Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs tying for first place by appealing to completely separate audiences, and the last Harry Potter film crossing the $1 billion mark overseas, making that movie franchise the equivalent of some large world economy. But there was one story that was just simply great: Attack the Block, the British import distributed on 8 screens by Screen Gems, made $130,000, which comes out to an impressive $16,250 per screen-- nearly twice the per-screen take of that other alien movie out in theaters this weekend. If you follow me or other movie writers on Twitter you've probably been hearing about Attack the Block for months now, as Screen Gems has done aggressive fan outreach early screenings since the movie debuted at SXSW in March. Or you might have just read Matt Patches' glowing review from that very festival, where he promised it "may wind up as one of the best action movies of the year." At the end of a long summer of expensive, short-on-imagination blockbusters, it's clear Attack the Block is better than nearly all of them, a sharp and relentlessly entertaining genre movie that also gives us characters worth caring about. The fact that it's executive produced by Edgar Wright is not a mistake-- it shares Shaun of the Dead's and Scott Pilgrim's ability to meld action and character development effortlessly, and also go for humor and thrills in seemingly one fell swoop. The plot is pretty simple: what would happen if the alien invasion started at a rundown housing project in South London, and a group of street thugs were the only ones who could fight back? But it's where the movie goes both with its action story and this group of punks we come to love that makes Attack the Block so thrilling and special. I'll be writing a formal review of Attack the Block at some point this week, but this is just a short note to say, if at all possible, you should see this movie. Yes I know it's in limited release and difficult to find in a lot of places, but if you're in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin or Chicago, you have no excuse. Hopefully Screen Gems will be expanding the movie in the coming weeks based on this strong start, and if nothing else, Attack the Block is destined to be a DVD hit as more and more audiences discover what will at least be the best alien invasion movie of 2011. Believe.

Attack The Block: Do not miss summer's best alien invasion movie

Comic Con 2011: Live Blogging The Attack The Block Panel Comic Con 2011: Live Blogging The Attack The Block Panel
This is a rare one for me. Thanks to some incredible luck, I already had the chance to see Attack The Block at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. That said, this movie is awesome enough that I’m more than happy to report all of the events and see footage from the film again here in Hall H at the San Diego Comic Con.

Comic Con 2011: Live Blogging The Attack The Block Panel

LAFF '11: Attack The Block Review LAFF '11: Attack The Block Review
All told, Attack the Block is an insane amount of fun and will, in all likelihood, end up being the best action film of the year. Following its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and multiple screenings in Los Angeles and New York, the movie has been garnering plenty of buzz by word of mouth. I’m here to tell you that every word is true.

LAFF '11: Attack The Block Review

Attack The Block Gets A Red Band Trailer Attack The Block Gets A Red Band Trailer
As a film critic/journalist living in Los Angeles, I get to go to and see a lot of really amazing things, but there is something I feel as though I am truly missing out on: Attack The Block. Practically every metropolitan critic that I know (including our own Katey Rich) has seen the British action comedy and has left the theater absolutely raving about it.

Attack The Block Gets A Red Band Trailer

New Attack The Block Trailer Shows Off The SXSW Sensation New Attack The Block Trailer Shows Off The SXSW Sensation
You may recognize Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost in there among the young unknown British actors; he plays a pot dealer who's friendly with a gang of thuggish kids who witness the beginnings of an alien invasion and have to protect their neighborhood from the hostile hordes

New Attack The Block Trailer Shows Off The SXSW Sensation

Screen Gems Will Distribute SXSW Midnight Hit Attack The Block Screen Gems Will Distribute SXSW Midnight Hit Attack The Block
Now, finally, the rest of us will have the chance to take a look at what's causing all the buzz. Sony announced today that they have picked up the film and that Screen Gems will distribute it; there's no release date yet in place, but it sure seems like a good late-summer offering to me

Screen Gems Will Distribute SXSW Midnight Hit Attack The Block

SXSW Review: Attack The Block Could Be The Best Action Movie Of The Year SXSW Review: Attack The Block Could Be The Best Action Movie Of The Year
The midnight screening is a sacred ritual of South by Southwest. The festival is known for sniffing out movies with a strong visual flair and a penchant for cinematic geekery. British comedian/writer Joe Cornish's debut feature Attack the Block couldn't fit more perfectly into that mold.

SXSW Review: Attack The Block Could Be The Best Action Movie Of The Year

First Trailer For British Alien Invasion Flick Attack The Block First Trailer For British Alien Invasion Flick Attack The Block
Later this month sees the release of two alien invasion movies. The first is Battle: Los Angeles, a heavy action film that is basically a war movie where the enemy happens to be extraterrestrials. The very next week, Paul arrives in theaters, a funny buddy comedy involving an alien and a road trip.

First Trailer For British Alien Invasion Flick Attack The Block

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