After a competition-free opening last weekend, Captain America: The Winter Soldier managed to hold on to the number one spot yet again with three newcomers encroaching on its audiences.
Looking to Oculus, Under The Skin and Rio 2 for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of female-fronted horror, mind-bending science fiction, and high-flying animated adventures.
Spring has sprung. Time to get outside and frolic. That is right after you check out some of the movies we’ve got going this week. It’s the NFL Draft, haunted mirrors and a return to Rio.
No fooling, cinema-goers, April is the first month of 2014 that is absolutely stocked to the gills with (hopefully) quality movies in every genre imaginable. I mean, we know some of these movies are going to stink, but the ratio of success to failure will likely be in our favor.
With his last movie, the surprisingly enjoyable and eerie Absentia, director Mike Flanagan utilized a wicked tunnel to draw out the scares. With his upcoming frightfest Oculus, he’s turning mirrors into the freakiest objects in the house. My mirrors are at their most frightening whenever I look into them after waking up, so I think I know where Flanagan is coming from here.
Horror fans know that Hollywood rarely gives the genre the kind of attention that more than $100 million calls for, so let's highlight eight of the most promising horrors of 2014, many of which still don’t have release dates.
Scottish ingénue Karen Gillan of Doctor Who fame will front the feature as the devoted sister seeking to exonerate her brother, and another sci-fi TV star has just signed on. Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galatica will be Marie, the ill-fated mother to Karen's supernatural-seeking orphan