Attack the Block

(2011)

Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who rob Sam (Jodie Whittaker) as she is walking home in a scary South London tower block. She flees when the gang is attacked by a small alien creature which falls from the sky. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of creatures falls. The gang grabs weapons, mount bikes, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are much bigger. Savage and bestial, nothing will stand in their way. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her only hope.

2012 BAFTA Awards Winners

The Artist was named Best Film at tonight's Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London's Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA.

Meryl Streep was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; the film was also honoured in the Make-Up & Hair category.

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2012 BAFTA Awards Nominations

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‘Attack the Block’ Could Get a Sequel, American Remake, or TV Series

If you didn't get a chance to see Attack the Block in theaters, the alien invasion adventure debuts on Blu-ray and DVD October 25.

Attack the Block was released July 29th, 2011.

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‘Attack the Block’ Blu-ray and DVD Hit October 25th!

"It's an alien invasion, bruv - believe it" and it's coming to you from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. "Trust, fam!" Attack the Block will be invading your area on Blu-ray and DVD on October 25th, 2011. The film boasts an impressive roster, including fan favorites' co-star Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), and his cinema brethren filmmaker Edgar Wright serving as executive producer. It also introduces audiences to a slew of UK newcomers, like writer/director Joe Cornish (The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, co-written with Wright) and star John Boyega. Winner of the Audience Award for Midnighters at 2011 SXSW, Attack the Block is one of the best reviewed films of 2011 and has left an army of #BLOCKHEADS (the fan moniker for the film) chomping at the bit for this "must own" Blu-ray and DVD, both packed with extras, including cast and filmmaker commentaries and behind the scenes featurettes. This cult hit of the summer is invading your block and Attack the Block is sure to be the must own Blu-ray at $35.99 or DVD at $30.99 in any buyer's collection. Trust!

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, Attack the Block is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It's inner city versus outer space and it's going to explode.

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Comic-Con 2011 Recap: 158 Exclusive Interviews, 135 Stories, and 308 Videos

It's been one full week since a billion sexy nerds descended upon San Diego for their annual Comic-Con event, which has become the premiere Hollywood launching pad for just about everything in the way of entertainment. This was a strange year, as no one property walked away from the grit, glitz, glamour, and geek sweat of the experience better for showing off its wares to what has become a very bored public.

SDCC 2011 wasn't without incident, though. The scuffles in and around the convention center floor have gotten more intense in recent years. Back when Twilight made its San Diego debut, a young, passionate tweenage girl was hauled away in handcuffs for aggressively picketing the casting choice of Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward Cullen. Last year an attendee stabbed another audience member in the eye with a pencil after fighting over a seat. This year's big brouhaha actually involved one of the stars of, quite possibly, the biggest comic book movie making a splash at SDCC 2011.

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SDCC 2011 EXCLUSIVE: Joe Cornish Talks ‘Attack the Block’

We caught up with writer/director Joe Cornish to talk about one of the most buzzed about movies of Comic-Con 2011, Attack the Block. Check out our exclusive interview below!

Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who rob Sam (Jodie Whittaker) as she is walking home in a scary South London tower block. She flees when the gang is attacked by a small alien creature which falls from the sky. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of creatures falls. The gang grabs weapons, mount bikes, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are much bigger. Savage and bestial, nothing will stand in their way. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her only hope.

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‘Attack the Block’ Gets July Stateside Release Date!

Attack the Block, which has been riding a wave of buzz ever since its debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival earlier in the year, will be released in North American theaters on July 29. We reported back in April that Screen Gems acquired the distribution rights to Attack the Block.

Attack the Block will receive some stiff competition for box office dollars that weekend, with three wide releases and several other indie platform releases already slated. Cowboys & Aliens, Crazy Stupid Love, and The Smurfs will all receive a wide release on July 29. Limited releases include The Devil's Double, The Guard, Good Neighbours, and the documentary Life in a Day.

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‘Attack the Block’ Moses Vs. Alien Photo

A creepy space invader gets dunked into a waist bucket in Joe Cornish's upcoming sci-fi adventure comedy, from producer Edgar Wright.