TOP 5: NEIGHBORS, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, First Trailer for GOTHAM, New Live-Action POWER RANGERS Movie, SNOWPIERCER Trailer

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Now available via On Demand and iTunes, and in limited theaters June 6th, is writer/director Ti West‘s The Sacrament. I wrote about my anticipation for the film a few months ago and I finally got the chance to check it out last night. For those unaware, the pic utilizes the found footage conceit to immerse viewers in a story akin to that of the Jonestown Massacre of 1978. West fans will likely note how the found footage approach and the emphasis on psychological terror over more conventional scares set The Sacrament apart from the filmmaker’s previous work. In spite of those differences, it utilizes the same slow burn before all hell breaks loose in the final act approach employed by The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers to great effect. Anchored by fantastic pacing and a mesmerizing performance from Gene Jones as the sect’s leader “Father”, the result is West’s most disturbing and lingering film to date.

In addition to a wholehearted recommendation for The Sacrament, this week’s Top 5 also features our review of and interviews for Neighbors, the new trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the first trailer for Fox’s Gotham, word of a new live-action Power Rangers film, and an excellent red-band trailer for Bong Joon-ho‘s Snowpiercer. Discover a brief recap and link to each of the above after the jump.

Lionsgate and Saban to Develop New Live-Action POWER RANGERS Movie

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And the nostalgia keeps on coming.  Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted in 1993, and now that it’s a little over twenty years later, those ten-year-olds are now thirty-year-olds who probably want a piece of their childhood back.  Lionsgate and Saban are going to be more than happy to give it to them in the form of a new live-action film.  For those who never watched the show (and I only saw its original incarnation), it’s about a giant floating head that bestows five teenagers with special powers that allow them to morph into brightly-colored rangers who fight evil aliens.  The episodes always end by ripping off Voltron as each ranger pilots an animal vehicle, and then the vehicles combine to make a really big vehicle that defeats a really big enemy.  It’s a kids’ show, people.

The series is still on the air (the titles keep changing, and now it’s called “Power Rangers Megaforce“) and there have been three movies, but now Lionsgate and Saban want to create a new, live-action feature film.  Hit the jump for more.

New to Blu-ray: THE EXPENDABLES 2, GAME OF THRONES Combo Pack, and TARANTINO XX 8-FILM COLLECTION

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Given that its Thanksgiving week, the offerings by way of new Blu-rays are slim.  That said, there are still a couple of fun items hitting shelves this Tuesday.  Briefly:

Hit the jump for all the details.

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