John Dies at the End: Limited Theatrical Engagments

Magnet Releasing provides platform theatrical exposure to this bizarre fantasy film, currently available via Video on Demand. Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM) wrote and directed, based on the novel by David Wong. Chase Williamson leads a cast that includes Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti (LADY IN THE WATER), Clancy Brown (COWBOYS AND ALIENS), Doug Jones (PAN’S LABYRINTH), Jonny Weston, Jimmy Wong (singer-songwriter of “Ching-Chong, It Means I Love You”), and the Tall Man himself, Angus Scrimm. The plot has a pair of college dropouts battling a drug that sends users into other dimensions, from which they return in non-human form.
John Dies at the End (2012) posterTheatrical Engagements:

West Los Angeles, CA: Nuart Theatre
New York, NY: Sunshine Cinema 5
Berkeley, CA: Shattuck Cinemas 10
Chicago, IL: Music Box
Dallas, TX: Texas Theatre
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse
Portland, OR: Hollywood Theatre
San Francisco, CA: Bridge Theatre
University City, MO: Tivoli Theatre
Charlotte, NC: Movies @ CrownPoint 12
Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center 8
Denver, CO: Denver Film Center/Colfax
San Diego, CA: Ken Cinema
Albuquerque, NM: Guild
Austin, TX: Alamo Slaughter Lane 8
Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema 9
Greensboro, NC: Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema
Houston, TX: River Oaks Theatre 3
Pleasantville, NY: Jacob Burns Film Center
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre
Tucson, AZ: The Loft Cinema
Dormont, PA: Hollywood Theatre
Brookline, MA: Coolidge Corner Theatre
Kansas City, MO: Screenland Crossroads Theatre
Atlanta, GA: Midtown Art Cinemas 8
Columbia, MO: Ragtag Cinema
Fort Collins, CO: Lyric Cinema Cafe 2
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Omaha, NE: Dundee (Art)
Springfield, MO: Moxie Cinema 2
Asheville, NC: Carolina Asheville 14
Miami, FL: O Cinema
Washington, DC: E Street Cinema
Chattanooga, TN: Barking Legs Theater

Cowboys and Aliens: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:29.1

I've Heard of Iron Horses, but Iron Dragonflies?: Daniel Craid and Harrison Ford (way, way back there) undergo future shock in COWBOYS AND ALIENS.
I've Heard of Iron Horses, but Iron Dragonflies?: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford (way, way back there) undergo future shock in COWBOYS AND ALIENS.

It’s genre-meets-genre at your local multiplex, and not since Gene Autry faced down an advanced, subterranean civilization in PHANTOM EMPIRE has the American west faced such daunting enemies as are encountered in COWBOYS AND ALIENS. With Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig bringing steely resolve to their roles as bitter foes forced to set aside differences in order to ward off an impending invasion of vicious, and quite greedy, aliens, the film — under the direction of IRON MAN’s Jon Favreau — is an intriguing mix of western conventions and summer blockbuster thrills. Join special guest Orenthal Hawkins as he joins Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons in a debate over whether the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, as well as an exploration of why aliens always seem to be on the short-end of the evolutionary development chain, and a discussion of whether there are better ways to build secure, interplanetary vessels.
Also in capsule reviews: Larry and Dan discuss the low-budget, alien invasion film ATTACK THE BLOCK, and Dan gives his take on the experimental fantasy-drama, THE FUTURE.


THE GOON Teaser Trailer

More comics are coming to the big screen as fans get their first look at the teaser trailer for THE GOON. Starring Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, CARNIVALE), THE GOON comic tells the story of a muscle-bound mob enforcer and his sidekick named Franky who tend to get themselves into all kinds of trouble, particularly the “fighting Zombies” kind. Not much is known about the movie’s plot but if the trailer is any indication, it’ll follow the comic book to a T!
500x_goonposter_01The film is written by comic creator Eric Powell and produced by David Fincher. No release date has been set.