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Universal is Shifting its Focus Back to Monsters, Casting Them in "Action Thrillers"

After a summer of hugely successful comic and sci-fi films, there's no question that mainstream audiences are ready to live in a post-"Transformers" world occupied by big budget depictions of traditionally geeky properties. Although this is an exciting development for a lot of people, it's already becoming clear that we're going to be drowning in comic flicks for the next decade or so.

World War Z - The Next Big Movie Flop?

Most anyone who's read Max Brooks' 2006 apocalyptic novel "World War Z" has been excited since hearing that it's being adapted for the big screen. Despite a complete oversaturation of Zombies in the last few years (I'll still take that over sparkling Vampires), fans seemed relieved to hear the movie would stay pure as possible to the book, was supported by an all-star cast and a hefty Hollywood budget and would be produced by none-other than the movie's leading character, Brad Pitt. However one thing we all know is that any movie can fail - and if the rumors are true, World War Z might be a full on, 50 foot free-fall belly flop onto wet pavement.

According to the project's screenwriter, Damon Lindelof in the June Issue of Vanity Fair, the project has hit disastrous proportions, including being over-budget by 50 million, troubles with inexperienced director Marc Forester, last minute re-writes, and incoherent storylines. We're not just talking minor script changes either - it was realized after filming was finished, that the entire 40 minute ending was "abrupt and incoherent".

Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning (REVIEW)

I walked into the new latest installment of the Universal Soldier franchise a complete noob to the series. Early 90's direct-to-video action films aren't my forte, but the positive buzz the latest entry has generated left me curious as to what Dolph Lundgren and Jean Claude Van Damme have been up to.

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