CBS Films' announcement that it had hired Sinister director Scott Derrickson to direct a feature adaptation of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game is exciting news. Human Revolution was one of the greatest games of 2011. It's a supreme science-fiction thriller and ideal movie fodder that features a highly adaptable cybernetically augmented protagonist named Adam Jensen who may be the ultimate action hero. But this is much more than a movie announcement. It could be the dawn of a new age in video-game movies. more »
Three days into SXSW and the biggest winner so far has been Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s geek-pleasing meta-horror pic Cabin in the Woods, which Lionsgate releases in April. But also in town in search of a SXSW buzz bump is Lionsgate/Summit's Ethan Hawke-starring haunted house pic Sinister, which debuted as a “secret screening” Saturday night – not the most spectacular secret title possible, especially in contrast to hopeful speculation for a sneak Avengers or Hunger Games debut, and not entirely secret, but fine enough.
Because it looks complicated to make, has very limited mobility, and is kind of super creepy, this homemade Pixar-inspired costume -- a full-body reconstruction of the anthropomorphic Pixar Luxo lamp logo -- may not be the best costume idea for your Halloween movie-related revelries. But you've got to see it in action. Shivers. Check it out and stick around for your daily Buzz Break.