The Year 2012

Movie Review: Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer

You'd have to be insane to want to be an independent filmmaker.  Richard Taylor and Zack Beins, two childhood friends stationed in Denver, Colorado, may just fill this prerequisite.  The duo's first feature film, Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer, has screened at horror conventions and small theaters all across the state and beyond, earning laughter and dry heaves from its audiences in equal amounts.  Clearly influenced by Troma classics such as The Toxic Avenger, Taylor and Beins's ultra-low budget gorefest was a labor of love, taking nearly four years to complete due to the sort of inevitable hurdles that all truly independent filmmakers experience as they attempt to master their craft.  Boasting that their flick is the first zombie movie to feature no actual zombies, the head honchos behind this Bizjack Flemco Production have created a stomach-churning journey that pays homage to its predecessors while simultaneously maintaining an awesomely original concept...

10 Most Anticipated Movies Of (the Rest Of) 2012

If the world actually comes to an end this December, big-wigs in Hollywood might be too distracted with their endless piles of cash to acknowledge the chaos unfolding outside their windows.  With a little over the first half of 2012 in the can, this year has already witnessed colossal box-office returns in The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games, as well as The Avengers, which has already become the third highest-grossing film of all time.  Although it's difficult to imagine director Joss Whedon's nearly-perfect comic book ensemble losing its kung-fu grip as the number one earner by year's end, the second chunk of 2012 still has plenty left in store for moviegoers of all sorts...