Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.
In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive 30 sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. Written by
Though the film takes place in London and Scotland, most of principal photography was done in South Africa. The last scene shot on the continent before moving to the UK was the lengthy car chase with the Bentley crashing through the bus. See more »
During the PM's brief, during which the contingency plan to isolate "All of London north of the river" is outlined, a map of London and the flood barrier is shown. Judging by the scale (approximately determinable by the readily recognizable kink in the Thames), the barrier only goes as far north as Hackney, and thus is isolating maybe 20-30 square miles out of the 600 or so square miles of London. See more »
Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It's human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, or logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn't choose a time or place. It doesn't hate or even care. It just happens.
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If you enjoyed 28 Days Later, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and
Gladiator, this might be the film for you. Writer and Director Neil
Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) an obvious student of genre
movies, has managed to smoothly craft together a cinematic
Frankenstein's monster of sci-fi action clichés. Gratuitous blood
geysers? Check. Insane, post-apocalyptic punks? Check. Buff, beautiful,
uber-bad-ass heroine that can kill without a moment's hesitation but
still possesses superior morals to those that command her? Check.
Ego-maniacal bad guy played by Malcolm McDowell? Check. Ticking clock
to doomsday? Check.
Marshall has skillfully engineered what is truly an homage to the genre
movie and an action buffet for moviegoers with appropriate kitsch and
over-the-topness without lowering himself to the realm of spoof.
If you're looking for high cinema don't look here, but if you're
looking for excitement, humor and an overall really good time, Doomsday
will certainly fit the bill.
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