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Red Carpet: Dredd 3D

Judgment is coming to New York City. Well, actually it already came, but don’t worry, it comes back in full force when “Dredd 3D” hits theaters on Friday, September 21st.

With roots in the popular comic strip, “Dredd 3D” takes place in the future, when America lies in ruins and most of the population is addicted to the drug Slo-Mo, a substance with the power to make you feel as though time is going by at 1% its normal speed. With a monopoly on Slo-Mo and some ruthless business policies, Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) maintains full control over her tower, Peach Trees. When Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is called to investigate a murder in the block, both he and his rookie sidekick, Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), must fight their way up the tower to hand down judgment.

“Dredd 3D” certainly stormed its way into the Regal Union Square theater last night. Despite torrential downpours and gusty winds, Urban and Thirlby as well as producer Allon Reich and writer Alex Garland hit the red carpet to chat about the adaptation process, shooting it in 3D and, the most important of all, what Judge Dredd does in his free time.

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The Best–and Worst–Movie Promos of the Week

The Best Stuff

1. The Possession Clip: Jump-scares and bloody massacres make for good horror movie material, but there’s nothing better than that little something – a concept or visual – that’s so subtle, but sticks with you long after the credits role. The title of this clip from The Possession, “Mouth Fingers,” certainly ruins the surprise, but the moment boasts such a powerful build and heart-wrenching performance from Madison Davenport, that when the footage finally does make due on that title, it’ll leave you rattled.

2. 10 Years Trailer: Even though 10 Years is explicitly billed as a drama, there’s something about the high school reunion plot (and the fact that 10 Years stars Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Kate Mara, Chris Pratt, Justin Long and Anthony Mackie) that leads you to expect something more along the lines of American Pie — lots of raunchy humor with a twinge of emotion. Yes, this reaction is partially due to my misconception, but the degree of heart and authenticity conveyed in this trailer really is quite rousing. We only get two minutes and 30 seconds of material, but the piece manages to give us enough of each character to both humanize them and make them memorable.

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: Before San Diego Comic Con Takes Over

Yes there are other things going on in the film industry besides San Diego Comic Con and upcoming releases like Ice Age: Continental DriftGangster Squad and Step Up Revolution are getting new promotional material, but being on the ground in San Diego myself, Comic Con has completely taken over my brain.

The Frankenweenie panel just went down today and out of it we got this brand new homage trailer as well as a similarly styled poster to go along with it. Total Recall offered up a more comprehensive look at Colin Farrell’s Doug Quaid taking enemies out inside Rekall as well as a featurette that puts the film’s story in the spotlight. There’s also a new poster for The Expendables 2 in the mix, but none manage to top a special few that delivered particularly impressive promotional material in honor of the event. Then again, on the bright side, they also didn’t manage to creep into the group of more disappointing Comic Con reveals.

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‘Dredd’ Review: This Reboot Is All Blood, No Bite

You know what’s a great San Diego Comic Con movie? An action-packed, futuristic thrill ride that gets the audience to cheer for the hero. The screening of Dredd indeed got a few whoops here and there, but all were quickly drowned out by deafening audio and no understanding of what’s to cheer for.

Dredd takes place in a world decimated by atomic wars, with a focus on an area called Mega-City One. The region is decrepit, oozing with drug dealers and criminals, leaving little room for the innocent to live safe and honest lives. Their only hope are the Judges, a futuristic police force rocking voice-activated weaponry with one-track minds; deliver the appropriate sentence.

When Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is paired with a rookie, Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), the two are assigned to investigate a triple homicide in one of the massive housing complexes of Mega-City One, Peach Trees. Little do they know, this isn’t your average homicide. These are the victims of Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), a ruthless drug dealer with a monopoly on the drug Slo-Mo.

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