CARGO – Interview with Ben Howling and Yolande Ramke

by GREG KING Cargo has been described as a “zombie Walkabout.” It stars Martin Freeman (from The Hobbit trilogy, etc) as a man making his way through an apocalyptic wasteland to bring his young child to safety. Cargo began life as a short film in 2013 which screened at Tropfest and then found success on YouTube. Some four years later and creators Ben Howling and Yolande Ramke have translated their short film into a feature length film. The pair will attend some Q&A sessions and introduce the film. Cargo hits cinemas on May 17. Greg spoke to Ben and Yolande about Continue reading

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ali Larter, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Mark Simpson, Joon-Gi Lee. The sixth, and hopefully final, instalment of this successful franchise based on a popular genre mashing video game actually takes the bloody post-apocalyptic series full circle. Taking up shortly after where Resident Evil: Retribution left off, The Final Chapter sees our heroine Alice (again played by Milla Jovovich) informed by the Red Queen that a cure exists for the T Continue reading

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Burr Steers Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcoate, Suki Waterhouse, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Charles Dance, Matt Smith, Sally Phillips, Emma Greenwell, Eva Bell. Jane Austen is probably rolling over in her frilly lace bonnet and hooped skirts at the thought of what Hollywood has done to her classic tale of romance, manners, marriage and class in Edwardian England. As the title suggests, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies takes Austen's source material and injects healthy doses of zombies into the mix. Continue reading

SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Landon Stars: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Halston Sage, Lukas Gage, Niki Koss, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Hiram A Murray, Blake Anderson. Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse is an offbeat mix of zombie horror and juvenile humour that could best be described as The Walking Dead meets American Pie. Initially I had low expectations for this film, as the trailer made it seem like a low budget B-grade horror film and a throwback to 80s cinema and the early days of Peter Continue reading

WARM BODIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Levine Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco. A zombie date movie? A post-apocalyptic love story? Warm Bodies is both, and offers a fresh twist on the familiar cliches of the zombie film at the same time. It has the same appeal to audiences as some of the other great zombie movies like the marvelous British comedy Shaun Of The Dead and George A Romero's classic Night Of The Living Dead. And of course HBO's The Walking Dead has also sparked a renewed interest in all things undead. Warm Continue reading