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Review: 'Drive Angry 3D' Is a Hellzapoppin' Blast Of B-Movie Ridiculousness

  • By Leah Zak
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  • February 26, 2011 6:20 AM
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"Drive Angry 3D" is everything it wants to be. And slightly more. If one wonders to what extent filmmakers have NOT been using 3D, director Patrick Lussier answers with this picture, a crazy, bad dudes-and-fast-cars camp classic in the making. Shocking, grotesque, and completely ridiculous, audiences will get what they paid for. Or at least what they sneak in for using their leftover 3D glasses from "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never." Between this and his surprisingly satisfying remake of "My Bloody Valentine," Lussier might be shaping up to be the first genuine post-millennial 3D exploitation auteur... or something.

Everyone Loves Neil Diamond & More Things We Learned From The Filmmakers Of 'Drive Angry 3D'

  • By Leah Zak
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  • February 25, 2011 6:09 AM
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Patrick Lussier & Todd Farmer Call Amber Heard The "Anti-Damsel In Distress" & Espouse The Emotional Impact Of 3DExclusive: We recently had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with “Drive Angry 3D” director Patrick Lussier (henceforth occasionally referred to as PL) and writer Todd Farmer (henceforth occasionally referred to as TF). We reported on what they had to say regarding their some upcoming new projects yesterday, but we learned a few more things during the chat that we thought you should know. Read on for more on the emotional impact of 3D, William Fichtner’s embodiment of a truly odd antagonist and Amber Heard’s anti-Damsel in Distress character.

In Theaters: 'Drive Angry 3D,' 'Hall Pass,' 'Heartbeats'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 25, 2011 4:22 AM
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Happy Oscar weekend! This Sunday brings the apex of Hollywood's season, rewarding those 2010 films we've been talking about for so long. Who will wear what? What upsets will we be rooting for? Will James Franco perform some kind of bizarre performance art stunt as part of his hosting duties (all signs point to YES). We will be live blogging the events of Sunday evening, so check back in for the rockin'est Oscar commentary your computer has seen. In the meantime, get your highbrow on and rent those remaining DVDs of the Oscar contenders you missed. If you've seen them all or just don't feel like sitting through ye olde Oscar bait, some delightfully lowbrow releases await you at the theater. 2011 Cage's Festival of Wigs continues with the awesomely awesome looking "Drive Angry 3D," and "Hall Pass" brings us our weekly dose of gross sex humor! Down the hatch! There are also a few small arthouse releases, such as the latest from 22-year-old (!!!!!!!) filmmaker Xavier Dolan.

Patrick Lussier & Writer Todd Farmer Developing New Projects 'Already Dead' & 'Circle Of Silence'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 24, 2011 4:54 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: Canadian horror writer/director Patrick Lussier has come a long way and worked his way up the filmmaking food chain. The 47-year-old started out as an editor, working on Wes Craven's "Scream" and "Wes Craven's New Nightmare," made the jump to features helmer with "Dracula 2000" starring Gerard Butler, and after a few years of banging out B-movie thrillers ("White Noise: The Light," "My Bloody Valentine 3D"), the director has finally made it to the top of the horror/thriller echelon with his most recent pic, "Drive Angry 3D" starring Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard. Arriving in theaters this weekend, the film is just the beginning of Lussier's full-on Hollywood blossoming. He's attached to the remake of two major franchises: Dimension Films' "Hellraiser" (more on that later) and "Halloween 3D" (though that one sounds like it's stalled).

Super Bowl Spots: 'Battle Los Angeles,' 'Fast Five,' 'Priest' & More

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 7, 2011 12:37 AM
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Additional Superbowl Ads From 'Drive Angry 3D,' 'Rango,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' 'Rio,' Limitless,' 'Just Go With It' & Many, Many MoreApparently there's this thing called the Superbowl on TV. This writer doesn't even have the TV on, but gotta say, watching Twitter watch the Superbowl ads is pretty amusing. There will be spots from 2011 movies popping up during the show all night. Below are some of the latest that have aired, including, "Battle: Los Angeles," "Fast Five," and "Priest," plus other spots released earlier in the week. The best one so far of all these, is by far, Jonathan Liebesman's alien invasion picture starring Aaron Eckhart. Trailers below.

Watch: Red Band 'Drive Angry 3D' Teaser Promises Boobs, Blood & F-Bombs This Awards Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 7:34 AM
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What is it about Nicolas Cage and his fabulous festival of wigs that makes us want to sit through whatever shitty movie he cranks out to support castle buying and IRS debt payments? We have no idea but dammit all, as dumb as it looks, we still want to see "Drive Angry 3D." At the very least, it looks like 10 times more fun than "Sanctum."

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