Four friends settle on some extreme tourism during their stay in Russia, which brings them out into the radioactive wasteland that was left behind in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster. Fate intervenes when their van refuses to start...Show More Summary
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) 8/10 For a Few Dollars More (1965) 9/10 Deepstar Six (1989) 6/10 Juan of the Dead (2011) 8/10 Chainsaw Sally (2004) 4/10 Chernobyl Diaries (2012) 7/10
These reviews are unforgivably late, but the election ended up swamping all of my time -- you know, because I thought I was living in a country that wanted to be saved and not one that chooses free stuff over freedom. My bad. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [Blu-ray] Despite a terrific title and premise, the story just doesn't deliver. Show More Summary
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Abandoned towns, amusement parks, and other manmade structures have an eerie quality to them, and using these structures to create a horror flick was a smart move for first-time director Bradley Parker and writer Oren Peli iParanormal Activityi.
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Moonrise Kingdom It’s 1965 in New England, and two young lovers have run away from their homes. They’re twelve years old, and they live on an island, but it’s the thought that counts. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "The idea there are spooky creatures in the town near Chernobyl is so head-smackingly obvious, so boneheadedly 'duh' that any film trying to tackle horror in this arena already faces an uphill battle in scoring scares."
"Chernobyl Diaries" isn't set in a lake house, a haunted mansion or other tell-tale horror movie landscapes. The film, out on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 16, walks us around the scarred remains of a town decimated by a nuclear plant meltdown,...Show More Summary
On October 16 Warner Home Video will blast off with Chernobyl Diaries, which comes with a Viral Video as the sole extra feature on DVD. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo release will also include Uri’s Extreme Tours Infomercial, an additional scene, and an UltraViolet digital copy of the film. We’ve scored (3) copies for you to win! [...]
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developer Vostok games have released a new developer diary detailing the creation of its upcoming sort of spiritual successor free-to-play FPS/MMO Survarium. The latest video details the Rudnya map in a Chernobyl exclusion zone in which rival factions must fight for Penicillin in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Show More Summary
Creepier than you would expect...
On October 16 Warner Home Video will blast off with Chernobyl Diaries, which comes with a Viral Video as the sole extra feature on DVD. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo release will also include Uri’s Extreme Tours Infomercial, an additional scene, and an UltraViolet digital copy of the film. “Chernobyl Diaries is an original story from Oren [...]
…but sometimes one of the reviews I promise in my “Next Time” teaser proves much harder to write than expected. At least you all can’t accuse me of just loafing around all this time: Chernobyl Diaries (2012), in which the Exclusion Zone has eyes… Dinowolf (2009), which I didn’t watch on the SyFy channel, [...]
In light of my recent review of Chernobyl Diaries, which...hold hold HOLD A MOMENT. As I uploaded the posters from that film, I noticed the taglines for the first time: "Prepare for the fallout"? "Experience the fallout"? Really? REALLY?...Show More Summary
People of Earth, I am just as surprised as you are- uh, assuming you are, in fact surprised- that I went to see Chernobyl Diaries. Let's face it, the odds were not stacked in favor of this movie and I living together in perfect harmony. Show More Summary
Six tourists and a guide travel to a Russian city poisoned by the Chernobyl nuclear accident. But as they become stranded, they discover they are being hunted. Unable to flee, they must fight for their lives against a secret terror. Starring Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski and Olivia Dudley. Directed by Bradley Parker. Written by Shane [...]
The Memorial Day frame wasn't one quite worth remembering for Will Smith, who walked away with the holiday's biggest opening almost by default as The Avengers waned — not a lot, but enough — in its fourth weekend. Meanwhile, the week's other wide release suffered a catastrophic B.O. meltdown en route to sixth place overall. [...]
In Chernobyl Diaries, six young fools, including a pair of brothers with issues, a blonde with major cleavage and a smart(er) brunette, take a tourist tour of Chernobyl and neighboring Prypiat—the abandoned city where 50,000 people, mostly workers at the nuclear plant and their families, once lived. But Prypiat is not really abandoned. And everyone [...]
Oren Peli is the go-to guy for "found footage" horror films, so it isn’t surprising to see his name as screenwriter of Chernobyl Diaries, the new fright flick about a group of “extreme tourists” who travel to the abandoned city of Pripyat in the shadow of the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Plant. Show More Summary
The Time Line is a Trip: (l to r) Josh Brolin, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Will Smith fight the future in MEN IN BLACK III. Such a garden of delights for this Memorial Day weekend! First, we pay tribute to horror icon Christopher Lee, as Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski and Lawrence French highlight their favorite Lee films [...]Show More Summary