"Cabin in the Woods" - An Atypical Horror Movie That Breaks Beyond the Genre

By Daniel Denehy

Cabin in the WoodsEvery once in a long while a movie comes along that is of such quality that you feel the need to applaud when the credits roll; a movie that to share the details of which would feel like a crime, because you would be robbing the potential viewer of the amazement that could be had. Cabin in the Woods is one of those movies. Given the state of this movie, and my wish not to be criminal, what will be discussed hereafter will reveal no story from the movie that has not already been revealed in the trailers. Trust me; it is that sort of movie.

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"Abduction" - VIP Fan Premiere & Early Review

By Jamie Ruby

AbductionMost fans know Taylor Lautner as the sexy teen werewolf in the Twilight Saga, but this summer he sheds his fur to take on a bigger role as the lead in the film Abduction. Thursday night twenty theaters around the country held a special screening of the film, along with a live stream of the Hollywood premiere. One of these cities was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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"Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Leaves Fans Spellbound

By Jamie Ruby
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2This weekend marked the end of an era for a lot of fans. The Harry Potter film series, based on J.K. Rowling's novels, came to an end with the last installment - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - last Friday, July 15. The movie was sold out across the country Thursday night, most places weeks in advance as many fans waited to see the conclusion.

The midnight opening of the film broke records as it did for largest opening day. On Friday alone, which was the biggest Friday opening in the history of Hollywood, the movie grossed an estimated $92.1 million, beating out the current opening day record of The Twilight Saga: New Moon with $72.7 million. The midnight screenings accounted for close to half of the revenues at $43.5 million! This also beat out The Twilight Saga: Eclipse midnight record of $30 million. As a bigger record still, the film broke weekend grossing records by bringing in $169.2 million, beating out The Dark Knight which previously held the record at $158.4 million.

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Dark Times Are Ahead in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart one of the seventh story in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, opened Friday worldwide. The craze for the young boy wizard first started over thirteen years ago when Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was first published in London and continued to grow when the first movie was released in 2001. Nine years later, the fanbase still continues to expand as theaters around the world were sold out for opening night. The movie brought in $125.1 million domestically for the opening weekend, with the worldwide total coming in at $330.1 million.

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"Skyline" Will Pull You In

SkylineIf you have seen the trailer for the science fiction thriller Skyline, which opens in theaters today, you may think you have the movie figured out, but you would be wrong. The previews have had people comparing Skyline to movies such as Independence Day or War of the Worlds, but they were intentionally misleading. The creators of the film, Colin and Greg Strause, who also directed the film, did not want people feeling like they knew the movie from the trailers; they wanted them to be surprised. Yes, the movie has fantastic special effects, and yes, it is about aliens taking over, but that's not what lies at the heart of the film. You won't see governments making plans to annihilate the aliens. You'll instead see a group of people fighting for survival in the best ways they know how. Some will try to run; others will stay behind. What would you do?

The story follows Jarrod, played by Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 24, Haven), and his girlfriend as they travel to meet Jarrod's friend Terry (Donald Faison; Clueless, Scrubs), who now is living it up in a penthouse in Los Angeles. The group wake up after partying to what at first is assumed to be an earthquake, but they soon discover it to be much more. Blue light streams in through the windows and one of Terry's friends (Neil Hopkins; Lost, Castle) goes to check it out and suddenly disapears. Jarrod's journey starts, when while trying to help, he is pulled into the light himself, only escaping presumed death by the help of his friends as they struggle and eventually pull him back. They watch in terror as the spaceships' lights take a hold of the people of LA, and the aliens eventually venture into the buildings to capture the rest.

The group struggles to make the right choices to survive the invasion. The twists in the movie will surprise you, and as Eric Balfour, the star of the movie said in a recent, exclusive interview with Sci Fi Vision, "It's not your Disney alien movie. There's no happy ending."

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - It's a Hit, But Does It Live Up to the Hype?

It may be the third movie, but the fan craze has not abated, if anything the fan base for Twilight continues to grow as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is released around the world. Tickets for the midnight release of the movie were sold out weeks in advance as fans of all ages readied themselves for the third installment. The movie set a midnight release record of $30 million, and was also the largest grossing Wednesday opening of all time, earning $68.5 million in the first full day. The results for the first week were a total of $187 million domestic and $287 million worldwide.

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Alice in Wonderland is All About the Visuals

One of the first things that will draw people to see Alice in Wonderland is the visuals, which do not disappoint. While the 3-D experience does not quite reach that of Avatar, released earlier this year, it is still a delight and well worth the money. The visuals are what one comes to expect from Tim Burton, who directed the film. The worlds are colorful and whimsical and bring the story to life.

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Review

The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the biggest movie turnout to date, sold out worldwide Thursday night.  Fans around the world gathered together to see their favorite characters come to life.  New Moon is the second installment in the Twilight series based on the book by Stephenie Meyer of the same name.  Twi-hards, as they call themselves, are a huge fan base, including not just teens but also adults as well.  They flock to everything Twilight, snatching up a wide variety of merchandise that is available this year, from shirts to packing tape to even underwear.  Twilight and vampires are everywhere you look these days, and the fans go wild over them.  Fans attending the premiere earlier in the week with a chance to see the stars started camping out five days in advance.

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: An Early Review

Opening in 1957 in Nevada, the first part of the movie surprisingly takes place at an Area 51 hanger where Indiana Jones has been taken by the KGB, led by Irina Spalko, played by Kate Blanchett. The hanger warehouses top secret items, such as the Ark of the Covenant, which makes a “blink and you’ll miss it” appearance.  Under duress Indiana leads them to an alien body, complete with crystal skeleton, from the Roswell crash ten years prior.

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"Wanted" Does Not Disappoint

Wanted, which is loosely based on Mark Millar’s comic book series of the same name, takes its audience on an entertaining ride that does not disappoint. The movie opens with the narration and introduction of Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as an apathetic doormat, who works a boring office job and ignores the fact that his best friend is sleeping with his girlfriend, coping instead by popping anti-anxiety medication at every turn.  He is seemingly living an unimportant existence until the father that he never knew is killed, setting off a series of events that lead to him leaving his old life to train to become part of a secret society known as the Fraternity that his father had belonged to before he was killed...

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