DREDD Prop Giveaway: Win Mega City One Credits

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How are you going to buy anything in the dystopian future metropolis of Mega City One?  You’re going to need credits (money in the future is always “credits”), and we’ve got some for you.  We’re giving away the credits prop from Dredd.  Various props and costume pieces from the action flick are being auctioned off, but you don’t have to buy these.  You just have to enter for a chance to win fake money.  You’ll notice that the credits say, “Scratch to Win”, so the money is actually lottery tickets, which is a nice little detail.

Hit the jump to check out an image of the credits and find out how to enter.  We’ve also included images of the items up for auction.

DREDD Tops Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download Sales

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While it may not have been a box office success, Pete Travis’ Dredd is getting a much fairer trial on home video having topped the Blu-ray and DVD sales list for a 2012 new release.  Dredd has also come in first in this week’s digital downloads.  It’s great to see the film getting new life after its theatrical release, especially since it’s much closer to the version of Judge Dredd that fans wanted to see.  Karl Urban (Star Trek) is the law and deserves another go-round as the titular peacemaker.  You can check out Phil’s review of Dredd 3D here along with Bill’s glowing review of the Blu-ray.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer and see how you can get your hands on a copy of Dredd.

DREDD 3D Blu-ray Review

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Dredd was one of my biggest surprises last year.  There’s a straightforward nature to the film that never lets up.  The action is right in that sweet spot of new and familiar.  However, the best part of the film is what separates it from its predecessor: a main character that doesn’t smack of cheesy popcorn films.  Sylvester Stallone‘s variant had a goofy sidekick and lots of helmetless Dredd, which is an egregious change from the comics its based.  This time there is no useless and goofy sidekick along for the ride and Dredd, played here by the excellently-cast Karl Urban, keeps his helmet on.  Then there’s the 3D aspect that doesn’t play by normal conventions and some shocking violence that is made all the more beautiful by the slow-mo drug and third dimension.  This feels like the film 2000 AD fans have been waiting for, and even as a newbie you can find a lot here to sink your teeth into.  Hit the jump for my full review of the disc and why the special features leave you wanting more.

New to Blu-ray: FRANKENWEENIE, DREDD 3D, ARCHER Season 3, COMPLIANCE, HIT & RUN, and More

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The holidays are over, but there are plenty of new films hitting Blu-ray soon that would make perfect use of those gift cards you’ve been piling up.  Here’s a brief look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

Hit the jump for more details on the aforementioned releases.

Olivia Thirlby Talks NOBODY WALKS, What Drew Her to Lena Dunham’s Script, the Film’s Themes of Sexual Energy and Expression and Its Moral Gray Area

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Olivia Thirlby plays a young New York artist who comes to Los Angeles to complete her experimental film in Nobody Walks.  Soon after her arrival, personal connections begin to veer away from professional terrain and everyone is forced to confront the new landscape that emerges in her wake.  The ensemble drama, which opens in theaters on October 19th, also stars John Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt.

During my roundtable interview with Thirlby, she discussed her character, what drew her to the script by Lena Dunham and director Ry Russo-Young, how sexual energy and sexual expression are big themes of the film, and why one of the film’s strengths is that it doesn’t offer the audience any clear cut notions on who’s right or who’s wrong.  Thirlby, who shot Nobody Walks immediately after the action-packed Dredd 3D, also revealed how her appearance changed for the role of Martine, why she enjoyed playing a bad-ass in Dredd, and why she’s a big fan of Girls.  Hit the jump to read more.

Weekend Box Office – Best September Debut Ever for HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA; LOOPER a Hit in Second with $21.2 Million

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After five consecutive weeks of sub-par grosses, the domestic box office rose from the dead this weekend: posting the biggest September debut of all time with Hotel Transylvania and one of the most lucrative frames since July. Looper and Pitch Perfect also had impressive starts. In fact, the only wrong note was struck by the drama Won’t Back Down, which saw one of the worst debuts of all time in more than 2,500 locations.

Title Weekend Total
1. Hotel Transylvania $43,000,000 $43
2. Looper $21,200,000 $21.2
3. End of Watch $8,000,000 $26.1
4. Trouble With the Curve $7,530,000 $25.7
5. House at the End of the Street $7,154,000 $22.2
6. Pitch Perfect $5,210,000 $5.2
7. Finding Nemo 3D $4,066,000 $36.4
8. Resident Evil: Retribution $3,000,000 $38.7
9. The Master $2,745,000 $9.6
10. Won’t Back Down $2,700,000 $2.7

Limited Paper: Tom Whalen Tells Us About His 80’S DAZE Gallery Show; Mondo FANTASTIC FEST Posters for DREDD 3D, LOOPER & ROOM 237

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We’ve got quite a bit to get to in today’s Limited Paper, folks, and with Fantastic Fest 2012 still in full-swing, we don’t have a lot of time to get through it.  In today’s writeup, we chat with frequent Mondo artist Tom Whalen (who has a brand-new, 80’s-themed gallery show co-headlined by Dave Perillo opening this Friday);  we tell you when you can expect to learn and see more of Tyler Stout’s line of Mondo t-shirts (yup:  incoming Stout interview!);  and we take a look at all the Fantastic Fest posters Mondo is preparing to drop online tomorrow afternoon.

Yes, today’s Limited Paper is a spring-loaded, jam-packed, all-singing, all-dancing, primed-to-explode-directly-into-your-terrified-face  extravaganza of awesome.  See it all after the jump, folks.

Screenwriter Alex Garland Talks DREDD 3D, Reshoots, the Possibility of Further Sequels, LOGAN’S RUN and Video Game Adaptations

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Now playing in theaters is Dredd 3D.  As most of you know, Dredd is an adaption of the 2000AD comics character Judge Dredd, and it stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey.  The film follows Dredd (Urban) and rookie Judge Cassandra Anderson (Thirlby) fighting through a tower that’s crawling with thugs in their attempt to bring down drug overlord Ma-ma (Headey).  Unlike the Stallone version from the 90′s, this version of Dredd is gritty, ultra-violent, and really worth your time.  For more on the film, here’s Matt’s review, a featurette, a TV spot, and all our previous coverage.

At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to speak with screenwriter Alex Garland before the premiere.  We talked about putting Dredd 3D together, how things changed along the way, the SLO-MO effects, the gritty violence, deleted scenes, the necessity of the reshoots and which scenes were added in later, and more.  In addition, with Garland having written drafts of Logan’s Run and Halo, we talked about what happened on both of those projects and what it will take to make a great video game movie.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Weekend Box Office – END OF WATCH, HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET Tie for First; TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE a Close Second while DREDD 3D Stumbles

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With less than $300,000 separating the top three films this weekend, the final order of the domestic top ten has been difficult to call. Sunday’s estimates have End of Watch and House at the End of the Street tied for first with $13 million each. Warner Brother’s Trouble with the Curve is not far behind, however, so more definitive results will have to wait until Monday. One thing we can say for sure? Dredd 3D is off to a rough start.

Title Weekend Total
1. End of Watch $13,000,000 $13.0
2. House at the End of the Street $13,000,000 $13.0
3. Trouble with the Curve $12,720,000 $12.7
4. Finding Nemo 3D $9,446,000 $29.9
5. Resident Evil: Retribution $6,700,000 $33.4
6. Dredd 3D $6,300,000 $6.3
7. The Master $5,000,000 $6.0
8. The Possession $2,630,000 $45.2
9. Lawless $2,321,000 $34.5
10. ParaNorman $2,297,000 $55.5

Friday Box Office – HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET and END OF WATCH Neck and Neck for First; TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE Takes Third; DREDD 3D Falls Short

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Welcome to another disappointing weekend at the domestic box office. Four new titles debuted on Friday, but none is expected to reach $15 million by Sunday. That means that overall profits will be down for the fifth frame in a row. Despite the low grosses, Friday’s top five contained a few surprises. Few expected big things from End of Watch, the cop drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal; but after posting a Friday estimate of $4.6 million from just 2,730 runs, the R-rated indie has a shot at winning the weekend with a projected $13.5 million. Relativity’s House at the End of the Street was also a surprise ‘hit’ on Friday, earning an estimated $4.64 million from 3,083 locations to edge out End of Watch for first. The PG-13 thriller with Jennifer Lawrence is expected to fall in the rankings this weekend, but should still end up with $13 million for its first three days. Meanwhile, the film that was supposed to eclipse both of these smaller-releases – Warner Brother’s Trouble with the Curve – will struggle to match them this weekend. The baseball drama starring Clint Eastwood earned $4.1 million from 3,212 locations on Friday, making it unlikely that the PG-13 pic will reach the $18 million first-weekend that was projected. Finally, an enthusiastic reception at Comic-Con promised a solid opening for Lionsgate’s 3D comic reboot Dredd 3D. Instead, the R-rated feature took in just $2.2 million for what looks like a dismal $6.5 million first weekend.  We’ll have full details and analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1. House at the End of the Street $4,640,000 $4.64
2. End of Watch $4,600,000 $4.6
3. Trouble with the Curve $4,165,000 $4.16
4. Finding Nemo 3D $2,388,000 $22.9
5. Dredd $2,230,000 $2.2

Limited Paper: Mondo Kicks Off Fantastic Fest with Jock’s DREDD 3D Poster

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Well, folks, Mondo seems to have taken the reigns and gotten Fantastic Fest off to a killer start this morning, dropping Jock’s kickass Dredd 3D poster with hours to spare until the Fest’s opening night movie, Frankenweenie, kicks off Fantastic Fest proper.  Wanna see that poster, find out what you can expect from the rest of our Fantastic Fest coverage?  Meet me after the jump, folks…

Karl Urban Talks DREDD, Possible Sequels, Premiering at TIFF, the STAR TREK Video Game, the RIDDICK Sequel, and More

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Opening this weekend is Dredd 3D.  As most of you know, Dredd is an adaption of the 2000AD comics character Judge Dredd, and it stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey.  The film follows Dredd (Urban) and rookie Judge Cassandra Anderson (Thirlby) fighting through a tower that’s crawling with thugs in their attempt to bring down drug overlord Ma-ma (Headey).  Unlike the Stallone version from the 90′s, this version of Dredd is gritty, ultra-violent, and really worth your time.  For more on the film, here’s Matt’s review, a featurette, a TV spot, and all our previous coverage.

At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to speak with Urban before the premiere.  We talked about how the last few months have been since we spoke at Comic-Con (watch that interview here), what does it mean to premiere at TIFF, has he thought about Dredd sequels, his involvement in the post production, what props he’s taken home from set, and more.  In addition, we also talked about the Riddick sequel, the Star Trek video game, The Loft, what kind of projects is he looking to do in the future, and will he be going to the premiere of The Hobbit in New Zealand.  Hit the jump to watch.

TIFF 2012: DREDD 3D Review

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Film festivals and comic book movies typically don’t mix. Movies based on popular paneled heroes generally get their start at conventions or through marketing departments. Yet, thanks to TIFF’s Midnight Madness program a certain gruff helmet sporting antihero from the long running British comic book series 2000 A.D. is getting the red carpet film festival treatment. That’s right Judge Dredd has returned to the big screen in the hopes of erasing all the painful memories of Sylvester Stallone and Rob Schneider ruining the image of the darkly satirical and viciously violent character with one of the worst examples of overblown 90s blockbuster tripe. Finally put into the hands of filmmakers who are fans of the blood-soaked pulpy roots, Dredd 3D manages to get the tone and style of John Wagner’s uniquely twisted world right. It’s not perfect, but it is an appropriately nasty blast of B-movie thrills that effectively reintroduces Judge Dredd on the big screen and would be a welcome starting point for a franchise. Hit the jump to find out why. 

Boston Readers: Win Tickets to DREDD 3D Screening on September 13

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Collider is hosting a screening of Dredd 3D on Thursday, September 13, and I am excited to announce that it will take place in my backyard, Boston.  I saw Dredd at Comic-Con, and it is audaciously violent and chock full of one-liners capably tossed off by Karl Urban (the ultimate man) as Judge Dredd.  As of this writing, Dredd sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes after 19 reviews (not counting Matt’s take).  So if you are an action fan in the Boston area, take notice and hit the jump to find out how to win tickets.

Karl Urban Is the Law in New Clip from DREDD 3D

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A new clip from the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot Dredd 3D has gone online.  Though the clip is short, it should pique fan interest given that it showcases star Karl Urban uttering the character’s signature line.  I caught the film at Comic-Con and thought it was fairly entertaining, but I was in the minority since most everyone else really loved it.  Director Pete Travis utilizes an effect to showcase the effects of the drug “Slo-Mo” in which we watch the action play at 4000 frames-per-second, and this makes the film’s seriously brutal violence even more intense.  The plot’s a bit reminiscent of The Raid, but I assume die-hard fans of the comic will be big fans of this adaptation regardless.

Hit the jump to watch the clip.  The film also stars Olivia Thirlby and Lena HeadeyDredd 3D will play at the Toronto Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, and opens nationwide on September 21st.

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