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The lunatics are still running The Asylum

It's been a while since I checked the website of THE ASYLUM - those producers of low budget knock offs of popular movies (the film world's version of Magic Makers).

They haven't missed a trick...

When James Cameron re-released TITANIC in 3D, they decided to cash in on the millions he spent on PR by releasing their new movie TITANIC 2.  

When ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE SLAYER came out, they were ready to cash in with ABRAHAM LINCOLN vs ZOMBIES


When THOR came out, Asylum brought out ALMIGHTY THOR (with wrestler Kevin Nash?!)


Now that HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS has hit the cinemas, Asylum has brought out HANSEL & GRETEL (even the font of the movie title is the same)


And, always ready, as the new big budget JACK THE GIANT SLAYER is about to be released, so is The Asylum's JACK THE GIANT KILLER


If only they would stop riding on the coat tails of other people's success and just stick to making the movies they make best... like MEGASHARK vs CROCOSAURUS



Anyway, enough of this rant, time to watch a quality Hollywood movie just starting on TV...


Red Dog

I haven't done a movie review for a while but I just came back from one that was not only genuinely entertaining, but it was Australian too!

The film is RED DOG. The true story of a legendary dog from the 1970's in the Pilbara mining area of remote Western Australia. 

From the moment the movie began I was sucked in by the look, the style and the classic Aussie music. Every detail was, to me, authentic of the period and the place, and it was rendered on screen so lovingly that I had a grin from ear to ear most of the time, and tears streaming down my face the rest.

It's certainly not an innovative piece of cinema but, in my opinion, it's a heart-warming story extremely well told. Definitely worth a look!


Piranhas and leeches

When I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie PIRANHAS 3D, I thought... "Well, here's a movie that's so bad that even The Asylum couldn't rip it off." 

But then again, maybe it's so bad The Asylum rip off might even look good by comparison...

Other new films from The Asylum...