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On December 19, 2012 Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand are heading out on the open road in the comedy The Guilt Trip. I had the pleasure to attend the press conference for The Guilt Trip with Barbra and Seth in attendance, as well as director Anne Fletcher and screenwriter Dan Fogelman. The questions posed to all four made for a stimulating and often times hilarious afternoon. Even if everyone wanted a piece of Barbra--but you can't blame them, it is a rare occasion to have the opportunity to ask Barbra Streisand a question. Here are some of my favorite moments...with commentary thrown in for good measure here and there.
Happy Holidays, everyone. This year the FilmFracture team brings you the most anticipated, and must see movies, of the 2012 Holiday Movie Season. Some may be obvious--The Hobbit--others not so much--Silent Night--but they are coming to theatres to make your holiday a little more bright, while being spent in the dark.
AFI FEST 2012 'Breakthrough' Must See Selection: Nairobi Half Life (Dir. Tosh Gitonga 2012 Germany Kenya)
If you go to the AFI FEST website, and select Film Guide from the navigation menu, you will find all of the festival's sections laid out before you, with an image from one film highlighting each. It should come as no surprise that Nairobi Half Life has been selected to represent the 'Breakthrough' section of the guide. Not to discount the greatness of the other five films in the section but after viewing Nairobi Half Life it is hard to imagine any other film being as remarkable--although I am sure they all have their respective merits, and I will discover those when the festival runs November 1-8, much to my excitement. For now I will share with you the fascinating and brilliant accomplishment in filmmaking that is Nairobi Half Life.
AFI FEST 2012 'Young Americans' Must See Movies: The International Sign For Choking, Somebody Up There Likes Me, and Starlet
The 'Young Americans' section of the AFI FEST program is a place where emerging U.S. filmmakers showcase their recent works to the festival audience in the hopes that they will win the coveted audience award prize. There are eleven films in the section for the 2012 festival, three of which have made an incredible impression on me during my pre-festival coverage--I have not seen all of the eleven, and I look forward to watching the rest during AFI FEST 2012 (November 1-8). But for now, a preview of three sure contenders for the audience award, and they are undoubtedly going to please every festival goer who takes the time to see them--and I highly recommend you add them to your schedule--The International Sign For Choking, Somebody Up There Likes Me, and Starlet.
Spending time with Charlie Hunnam and Lizzy Caplan together in an interview setting was anything but structured, cohesive, or lacking in humor. Promoting their new film 3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom, it was a refreshing interview as the two actors had a great rapport with one another; they were constantly laughing, telling jokes, sparring with sarcasm, and for the most part making it extremely difficult to get a straight answer about anything. It was one of the best times at an interview I have ever experienced, because it was unpredictable. Here is a highlight reel of their best commentary. Warning, it does not make much sense as a whole, and that is kind of the point, but please be aware that everything was said in jest, and should not be construed in any other way when/if possible.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is releasing Sound Of My Voice in select cities beginning April 27, 2012. Co-writers, plus star and director, respectively, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij sat down to answer questions about the film in a roundtable interview setting. For a film such as Sound Of My Voice it was a welcome opportunity as the perplexing nature of the story breeds analysis from the viewer, and for a science fiction fan (like me!) all sorts of questions dying to be answered.
Everyone has survived the holidays, and the time has now come for the movie industry to slow down a bit. Take a deep breath and sigh as the winter movie season has officially begin. Say hello to horror movies, romances, and the odd-ball comedy or dramatic piece that did not seem to be award worthy. This is also the time where the limited release award films expand--so all is not lost on what we call "the season where movies go to die." I am only (partly) kidding of course, there are always great movies to be found regardless of the season and everyone at FilmFracture is excited to see what the New Year brings.
The time has come for The Academy Awards 2012! Who will win, who will lose, and what extra long speeches will we have to endure. We are live from Colton, CA watching The Academy Awards. Please excuse the blunt and possibly offensive commentary. The Oscars are all about having fun, and good fun, we mean no offense--we're just sarcastic.
The nominations are in for the 2012 Academy Awards. Here are all of the nominees for awards that will be telecast at the ceremony. For a complete list, including the technical categories, go to www.oscars.org. The asterisk next to a film/person(s) is the best guess at who will take Oscar home--but more on that later because it does not mean we agree.
Steven Soderbergh has made a variety of films, in all of the different genres. He is even credited with propelling the independent film movement of the 1990s with his Sundance Film Festival hit, Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). He has also said he was retiring from moviemaking more than once, only to announce later that he was misquoted or "[insert other excuse here]." Soderbergh marks his long-career with his 25th film, Haywire, being released on January 20, 2012--starring real-life MMA fighter Gina Carano as, you guessed it, a special ops agent who does what she does best, fight.
A film that has been somewhat under the radar over the past few months is Red Tails. Only lately have materials been released for it, and only in the past two weeks has anyone been talking about it--mostly because of Executive Producer George Lucas. The time has come to see what Red Tails is all about when it releases on Friday, January 20th. Sure, the hopes for the film are not all that high because:
1. It has been hidden from audiences, and not much marketing put into it by 20th Century Fox.
There are a huge amount of must-see movies in 2012. The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, and The Avengers top most must-see lists, and to no surprise. There is also The Expendables 2, a film that will bring together all of the favorite action heroes from time past once again, and a few more recent faces looking to become epitomized in movie history for having rock hard abs and one-liners people will be quoting for years to come.
One of the action hero relics everyone knows is Sylvester Stallone, the man who will head up The Expendables 2. In case you were unaware he has another action film releasing this year with Warner Bros. Pictures. The first official image has been released from the film and Stallone is looking like his old self, kind of (we all know his marbled chest and tightened skin can be credited to someone other than Stallone himself). Regardless, everyone loves a good action trip with Sylvester Stallone, and Bullet To The Head looks to be something out of 80s action movie heaven.
**Winners being updated, as the show airs, LIVE now!**
The Award Season has officially begun with The Golden Globes airing on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The list of nominees is included below and come Sunday all of the winners updated as they are announced.
The Golden Globes began awarding their Best Animated Feature category in 2007, and have continued each year to nominate three to five films (not the standard five as in other categories). Every year, beginning in 2007 (for the year 2006), a Pixar (or Disney-Pixar) film has been nominated; and every year wins the award. It began with Cars in 2007 (up against Monster House and Happy Feet), then Ratatouille in 2008 (up against The Simpsons Movie and Bee Movie); in 2009 WALL-E took home the prize and not Bolt or Kung Fu Panda. The year 2009 marked the first time five films were nominated, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, and Up. Even with two more films competing against them, Pixar was victorious with Up. Now, 2010 was a tough year for Pixar at The Golden Globes competition wise and the winner was not clear going into the award show. Dreamworks Animation had finally produced an equally good product as Pixar with How To Train Your Dragon and it was anyone's guess whether Toy Story 3 would reign victorious (the other films nominated were Tangled, The Illusionist, and Despicable Me although none had a chance). Dreamworks may have been hopeful but Pixar reigned King once again as Toy Story 3 won--I myself think it had to do with the instantaneous weeping the film caused a viewer, beginning with the incinerator scene.
Relativity Media continues to promote the film Haywire, directed by Steven Sodebergh and releasing in theatres January 20, 2012, by providing viewers the opprtunity to watch the first five minutes from the film. I have seen Haywire and these first five minutes feature one hell of a fight scene between MMA superstar Gina Carano and Channing Tatum. Tatum has seen better days, and Gina proves she is one tough woman.
On January 6, 2012, a live Q&A will stream following a screening at the Wadsworth Theatre of The Artist featuring director Michel Hazanavicius, stars Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle and producer Thomas Langmann.
December 2011 brought a great deal of new trailers for films releasing as soon as January 2012 all the way into Summer 2012. Welcome back Kate Beckinsale and your spandex/pleather wearing self in Underworld: Awakening! Three of the most anticipated films trailers finally arrived, The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, causing a flurry of excitement for moviegoers everywhere. Then there were some less than exciting additions to the trailer universe, including Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and The Three Stooges (what looks to be the first train wreck of the new year). [Continued]
The holiday season is upon moviegoers once again, and that means a new season of movie-watching has begun. This season is always filled with Award contenders, big name Directors making big serious pictures, and the opportunity for actors and actresses to show their best skills on screen--all in the hopes that they will take home one of the many possible awards available to them for the year's best work. There is also always the underdog independent film that will take everyone by surprise. Lest us not forget the plethora of family movies that will keep everyone occupied during those big family gatherings at the holiday's. After a lackluster (and that is putting it mildly) year of movies, this holiday season holds high hopes for moviegoers, and moviemakers alike.
Earlier this year I received an email from an independent filmmaker, Joe McClean, asking if I would take a look at his short film How To Make A David Lynch Film before it premiered at the Dances With Films film festival in June 2011. I do not usually watch short films, or review them for that matter. I do always try and make time to watch as many non-distributed, festival bound (hopefully), independent feature length films I am asked to when approached by the filmmakers. The title of Joe McClean's short intrigued me--how could I resist watching something called How To Make A David Lynch Film? I watched Joe's short, and ended up writing a review of it because I absolutely loved it. How To Make A David Lynch received an honorable mention award at the festival and to my happy surprise the success, and positive reviews, have led to Joe McClean's production company, Red & Tan Productions, to secure the financing for a feature-length film.
The 2012 Spirit Award Nominations are in, celebrating the best in Independent Film for the year 2011. We have seen most of the films and could not agree more with the selections; some we must disagree with but that is the nature of the beast. Here are all of the nominees; we can't wait to see who wins in February at the Awards Show.
AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi has announced much of the slate of programming for the festival, running November 3rd to the 10th. Free tickets are available starting October 27th, and on October 26th for AFI members and alumni. There a limited number of passes available for sale. More information about the festival can be found at AFI's website, www.afifest.com.
For the ninth consecutive year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presents an evening of films from 100 years ago in film history. This year's program, "A Century Ago: The Films of 1911, Heroes and Heroines" will take place on Monday, November 7th at 7:30pm at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The films will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine, and be presented with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.
The time has come again for Los Angeles to embrace the love for Italian Cinema with "Cinema Italian Style 2011". A combined effort between Cinecitta Luce and the American Cinematheque, the Cinema Italian Style series aims to bring the best Italian movies to Los Angeles as well as films that have received recognition at international film festivals. The series is held from November 10th to the 15th at the American Cinematheque.
**Winners Announced--Was it Your City**
Paramount Pictures announced today a very different method of deciding what cities to release Paranormal Activity 3 in first. Only 20 cities will open the film on October 18th before its global release on October 21st, based upon the most fans who, and I quote, "Tweet To See It First."
New Line Cinema presents the “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” Munchies Truck Tour"! Yes, you read that correctly. In order to celebrate Christmas early, and the upcoming release of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas on November 4, 2011, a munchies truck will visit twelve college campuses to spread, well, holiday cheer and FOOD (because we know how those college kids get the munchies so often). There will be a specially themed menu on the Munchies Truck as well as a signature Harold & Kumar item--I wonder what that could be?
A new clip has emerged (pun completely intended) for The Thing (2011) that is titled the "R" rated clip. Sounds like fun, yes? You even get a better look at the "thing" itself. While some things are better left a mystery, it never hurts to have a little tease now and again.
Relativity Media Teams Up with eBay to Auction off Movie Memorabilia from Machine Gun Preacher for Charity
Relativity Media is proud to announce it is working with eBay to auction off premiere tickets, an autographed movie poster, and a custom-built motorcycle from its upcoming release of Machine Gun Preacher. 100% Proceeds to benefit Angels of East of Africa Rescue Organization.
Earlier this year Film Independent announced a new screening series partnership with The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). For members of Film Independent, as well as frequent visitors to the LACMA year-round film program this new partnership was intriguing, and wanting to know more details on the partnership much desired. With today came the first announcement of what the Film Independent at LACMA Film series first slate of events would contain.
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If you took Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis and put them in a movie the last thing you would think to call it is Masterminds. Unless it is a comedy, of course. Director Jared Hess’ (Napolean Dynamite, Gentlemen Broncos—one of my favorite comedies, ever) newest film is Masterminds, and it features all of the aforementioned A-list comedy talent. Are you interested? You should be.
Everyone who enjoys viewing the 'Sad Keanu' picture that is plastered all over the internet--you know the one, don't deny it--well, it is time to play homage to a new Keanu Reeves photo...that of him looking bad ass in the upcoming John Wick.
Reeves plays ex-hitman John Wick who must come out of retirement in order to battle gangsters. Yes, you read that correctly...gangsters vs. Keanu Reeves. Amazing.
It has taken years for a movie version of Marvel's Ant-Man character to the screen. Some may say it is unnecessary; others are full of joy and anticipation. Either way, the Ant-Man movie has started production in San Francisco, CA and a first-look photo of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man has been released.
Here he is, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man.
For those who have seen Guardians of the Galaxy you know the enjoyment there was to be had with Groot dancing. If you have not seen the film, then you're in luck as a clip of Groot dancing has been released. If the clip does not convince you to go see the movie read the review here and get yourself to the movies.
Have you ever wondered what Vin Diesel would sound like speaking Russian, Mandarin Chinese, or just plain old common Spanish? Well, you are in luck as videos have been released where you can hear Diesel dubbing his lines for Guardians of the Galaxy in those three languages, and two more.
It just so happens that two evenings ago I was in the company of children and they chose to watch Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Imagine my surprise when the first teaser trailer for Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb popped up in my inbox this morning--and I must admit I had no idea they were making a third film in the franchise. There is more fun to be had this time around with all of the characters we remember from the other two films, and some new ones too.
In case you have not had enough of a fix over the past 20 years of Forrest Gump playing on television you are in luck. Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are re-releasing the film in IMAX theatres to celebrate its 20th anniversary. You will only have one-week to catch Forrest Gump on IMAX screens, starting September 5, 2014. Make sure to bring a box of chocolates, and kleenex (Forrest Gump made me cry like a baby).
The summer still has plenty of big-budget blockbusters to let loose on the moviegoing masses. But with each new item released in prepartion for Guardians of the Galaxy it is hard to focus on any other film that may come before it. Except for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but that is more because there will be apes on horses and that is just plain awesome. Then again, Guardians of the Galaxy has Rocket, and Groot. Oh, the challenges of summer movie watching; it is a good thing we don't have to pick just one movie to see.
Check out the new character posters from Guardians of the Galaxy and mark your calendar for August 1, 2014 when it hits theatres.
A brand-new poster is here for Walt Disney Animation Studios Big Hero 6. May your eyes enjoy the grand roboticness!
Weekend Box Office: The Future Is Bright For 'X-Men', 'Godzilla' In Trouble, Adam Sandler Should Retire
It may be Memorial Day Weekend, meaning there is one more day for people to flock to the cinemas before returning to work, but the weekend box office officially comes to a close today. As expected, X-Men: Days of Future Past has won the top box office spot, pulling in an estimated $90.7 million over three days. Deadline reports it had a significant drop of 18% since Friday--never a good thing. X-Men: Days of Future Past did not do as well as last week's BIG opener Godzilla, with a total of $93.1 million. There is still time for the final amounts to be adjusted, so anything can happen.
Lois Lowry created a modern classic with the novel "The Giver." Fans of the book will be treated to a film-adaptation this summer when The Giver hits theatres August 15th. With a cast that includes Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep the call for excellence has definitely been made. Eight brand-new character posters have been released for The Giver, featuring the characters played by Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, and Odeya Rush. Take a gander, and while you're waiting for the movie to come out August 15th why not read the book?
Disney Animation Studios has debuted the teaser trailer for Big Hero 6, inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name. Who doesn't want an animated feature with a robotics genius, colorful friends, adventure, comedy, and robots, of course. Big Hero 6 arrives in theatres November 7, 2014.
Director Lasse Hallström has been busy the past few years churning out YA adaptations that stir the tears and douse the fire in melodrama with Dear John and Safe Haven. The result was anything but positive. He fared better by directing the adaptation of Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, with little fanfare or popularity. Teaming up with Helen Mirren, and tackling the world of culinary arts and restaurant rivalry, Lasse Hallström's newest film from Dreamworks is The Hundred-Foot Journey. The mere fact that Helen Mirren (State of Play, The Queen) is the lead gives high hopes to the movie, and perhaps Hallström will bring back some of his old charm we have missed seeing from his films. We could all use another Chocolat in our movie-going lives.
For $10 you may land yourself a part in Star Wars: Episode VII. Director J.J. Abrams announced from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII today the creation of "Star Wars: Force For Change," an initiative that will be "dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first "Star Wars: Force for Change" campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefitting the world’s most vulnerable children"
Move over James Bond, there is a new spy who wants to take over movie screens in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on the popular omic-book series from Dave Gibbons and Mark Miller and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service features Colin Firth (A Single Man) in his first action role--playing, of course, a British spy. He is teamed up with a new recruit in the agency, played by newcomer Taron Egerton, to hunt down a villain played by none-other than Samuel L. Jackson. The cast also features Michael Caine, logically.
Remember all of the fuss that was made when Zach Braff ("Scrubs," Garden State) used Kickstarter to fund a movie project? I'll bet you do. Many people cried out that is was unfair for a "celebrity" with access to money in the "Industry" to use a medium such as Kickstarter, notorious for being the method those without "access" use to get projects funded. It even caused other Kickstarters to mention him when beginning their campaigns; for example, Crafty Shoddmanship Productions titled their campaign for June, Adrift as "June, Adrift: A Real Indie Feature (No Offense, Zach Braff)." Funny, in its own way, yes?
'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Ushers In A New Trailer Just As The Summer Movie Season Begins With A Roar
The summer movie season has officially begun, and with a gigantic roar as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures Godzilla brought in more than $1 million domestically this past weekend--the largest opening of 2014, so far. There are plenty of big blockbusters headed to cinemas this summer season; X-men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, are just a few of the highly anticipated films. Just as summer begins to wind down a comedy-science fiction-fantasy blockbuster is headed our way from Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy. A new trailer and poster have been released for the film and with every new piece of footage seen, Guardians of the Galaxy looks to be a movie to begin a countdown clock for. Is it August 1st yet?
In 1950, audiences became enthralled with Walt Disney's animated feature Cinderella. A classic in its own right, and still one of the best animated films ever made, Cinderella's story needs no formal introduction. The time has come, though, for a new version to take its hold on the masses, with the live-action Cinderella that will be coming to theatres in 2015. Starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James as Cinderella, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham-Carter; and directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Hamlet), the live-action version promises to dazzle audiences.
They had The Wedding Singer, and Fifty First Dates. Now Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are all grown-up, managing life as single parents in Blended. The newest comedy to star the pair focuses on the blending of two families together, with hijinks galore of course before happily ever after finds it way to each of them. A trip to South Africa should do the trick, right? The second trailer for Blended is here, and this comedy duo is ready for their next big screen outing together.
It has been a long time since a tornado took over the BIG screen; Sharknado does not count. This summer, things are going to get turbulent when Into The Storm rattles movie theatre seats and sets our hearts a pumping with sound effects that judging from the trailer will deafen us all. The first trailer for Into The Storm is here, enjoy the tease, and hold on to your hat it is going to be windy.
Many of us grew up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We know the story, we owned the movies on VHS, watched the television show, and read the comic books. They are a sacred part of pop culture, and Michael Bay has taken control of them. This can mean one of two things: the movie is going to royally suck, or it is going to be an awesome action-filled adventure. The one thing we have going for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is that Michael Bay did not direct the film; he is merely a producer. There is hope for our childhoods, after all. I now present the first teaser trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I never thought the day would come where I would behold 'The Rock,' aka Dwayne Johnson, with long flowing locks. I was wrong, very wrong. In the debut trailer for Paramount Pictures' Hercules he does, and it is a marvel. The rest of the details in the trailer look awesome too.
Angelina Jolie has fantastic cheekbones, naturally. But when Maleficent's make-up artist got a hold of them she turned them into some of the scariest cheekbones you will ever come across. It is all part of the transformation in making Jolie Maleficent, and with each new poster, each new image from the film, or the like, it becomes more and clear: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent will scare young children.
Leave it to Hammer Films, renowned for their contributions to the horror genre, to bring forth some undeniably creepy motion posters for the upcoming The Quiet Ones. There are three motion posters, each featuring one of the main characters in the film; have a look, if you dare.
Darren Aronofsky still has time before he has to start promoting Noah around the world (opening in the U.S. March 28, 2014). That does not mean he is not focusing on Noah, as a character and story, in other artistic mediums. The "Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood" art exhibit has officially opened in New York City at 462 West Broadway.
Think Like A Man was never reviewed on FilmFracture, and I whole heartedly regret overlooking the movie in 2012. The movie was funny, good natured, sentimental at times, featured a great cast full of chemistry, and most importantly, it was entertaining from start-to-finish. The sequel, Think Like A Man Too will release in theatres June 20, 2014. This time around, it will not go unnoticed. For now, enjoy the trailer for Think Like A Man Too, because the gang is headed to Vegas; and we all know what happens in Vegas.
What would you do if your double appeared in front of you, on the TV screen? For Enemy's Adam (Prisoners' Jake Gyllenhaal), you track him down, no matter the consequences. Go behind the scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method), and director Denis Villeneuve (director of Prisoners) to uncover "the web of his mind" in a brand-new featurette.
Just how did Darren Aronofsky build Noah's ark? Well, the brand-new featurette for Noah just may hold the answer you seek. Watch it now and discover Noah's ark.
Have a hankering for some Captain America: The Winter Soldier goodies? You are in luck, as a new TV spot has been released called "Defend." Here it is for your viewing pleasure.
"We don't need another Transformers movie," said everyone when the fourth installment of the franchise was announced. Did we need a third Jurassic Park? Or a fourth Indiana Jones? (Okay, we needed a fourth Indiana Jones, just not that one). A franchise can only survive for so long before it becomes tired, pushed to its story limits, and just plain loses interest from viewers. Michael Bay does not care that this is the case with the Transformers franchise. Instead, a mere few years since the shameful Transformers: Dark of the Moon, he is "rebooting" the franchise and starting anew. The one thing Transformers: Age of Extinction has going for it is Mark Wahlberg is now the lead character--and thank the heavens for that. No one wants to sit through another 2 1/2 hour movie starring the whining Shia LaBeouf. Without further commentary, here is the new poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction, featuring Mark Wahlberg.
Fans of 300 are in for a treat on March 7, 2014 when 300: Rise of an Empire releases in theaters. Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel "Xerxes", 300: Rise of an Empire features the same cinematic style of 300, but features a new story taking place on the see where Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) battles the Persian army led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (the always stunning Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. It is always fun to root for the good guy, but the villains can be much more entertaining. A look at the villains of 300: Rise of an Empire is here for your enjoyment.
The teaser trailer was not enough. The roar soundbite only a tease. Now, without any further impatient waiting the first full length trailer has arrived for 2014's Godzilla. Long live the lizard!
Today just got better for fans of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies. The Walt Disney Studios has launched the 'Disney Movies Anywhere' digital movie service and app. Debuting with iTunes as its exclusive launch provider, the digital movie service and app, is a way to keep your entire digital collection of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies in one place via your iPhone, iPad, iPad touch and on the web.
The Marvel universe is expanding past The Avengers by bringing audiences into the world of the Guardians Of The Galaxy. The first trailer has arrived for all to enjoy. Guardians Of The Galaxy will be released in theatres August 1, 2014.
Melissa McCarthy is quickly becoming the comedy "IT" girl to partner with in movies. Her next victim, so to speak, is the great Susan Sarandon in Tammy. Keeping with the not-so-lucky persona McCarthy does so well, in Tammy she plays a woman who has just lost her burger joint job, had her car clunk out on her, and found her husband sleeping around with the neighbor. Oh, the hits just keep on coming. A road trip with her grandmother, played by Sarandon, is just what she needs--or is it?
It did not take long for The Expendables 3 to go into production after the huge success of The Expendables 2. Audiences love the band of aging action heroes the movie's present to us on a shiny, silver platter of pastiche and brilliant comedic timing mixed with action galore. Watch the first trailer for The Expendable 3 now; laugh about the music they chose to use, and delight in seeing the entire cast of favorite's line-up at your attention.
Charlton Heston famously proclaimed, "Take Your Stinkin' Paws Off Me You Damn Dirty Ape," in Planet Of The Apes (1968). He probably would have thought twice about it had he encountered king-ape Caesar in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the much anticpated sequel to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. A new trailer has been released and all there is to say is...wow, humans have quite a battle ahead of them (and I think the apes are going to win).
Audiences may have to wait until after the New Year to see Devil’s Due, 20th Century Fox’s found footage, pregnancy-based horror film, but the studio has released a little something to tide over the masses just in time for Christmas…and it fits the season perfectly. Just try to find some Peace on Earth after hearing this Silent Night. Devil’s Due hits theaters on January 17th.
"We dont' need another Godzilla movie," said many when plans to reboot the Godzilla themed-franchise was made public. Well, after watching the teaser trailer for 2014's Godzilla, the truth is that yes, we do need another movie featuring Godzilla because it looks amazing in the first trailer.
Science Fiction narratives are popular once again, thanks to the slew of great films that have come out over the past couple of years, includeing Gravity, Prometheus, Ender's Game, and Europa Report. The summer of 2014 promises to usher in another fantastic science fiction narrative, from the creative minds of Lana and Andy Wachowski--you know, the team who brought The Matrix into your world. Jupiter Ascending looks to be full of action, romance, danger, and a mysterious power held by a woman. Oh my, how the mind races with excitement over seeing the movie in its entirety. Watch the first trailer for Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, now...
The hilarious minions, that audiences around the world have grown to love for their hijinks in the Despicable Me movies took over Manhattan on November 25, 2013. Take a look at the images from their fun-filled day, and watch the sizzle reel to join in on the madness.
Aaron Paul may no longer be cooking up meth on "Breaking Bad" but that does not mean his career of getting high off dangerous doings is over. Paul can be seen in Need For Speed, from Dreamworks Pictures, arriving in theatres March of 2014. Watch the first trailer from the film, and prepare for speed, lots of speed.
The new poster for How To Train Your Dragon 2 has been released, and the excitement has only built up for one super fan of the first film. Yes, that super fan is yours truly, and I am not ashamed to admit the fact. I may be an adult, I may not have children, and I am surely not the target demographic for the movie but none of the aforementioned changes the fact that How To Train Your Dragon 2 is my most anticipated film for 2014. I fell in love with the first one, and not just because it featured dragons (a mythical creature I cannot resist, even in a movie like Reign of Fire). I even felt it should have won the Academy Award for best animated feature over Toy Story 3--shocking, yes, but completely warranted. Come June of 2014 I will finally get to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 and the anticipation has now only built up to an extreme level. Until then, the poster will have to suffice, until the first trailer is released.
The day just got a whole lot better because Darren Arnonofsky's Noah has its first trailer. Everyone knows the story, obviously, but in Aronofsky's hands this is not going to be the old testament's Noah, oh no. Watch the trailer now, and prepare for the flood March 28, 2014.
Sleeping Beauty has an entirely new problem, Maleficent is no longer animated, and she's downright scary. Take a look at the new poster for Disney's live-action Maleficent, to see Angelina Jolie at her witchy nastiest.
There cannot be a respectful Frankenstein themed movie without gargoyles flying about in the dark. Well, there can, but it's so much better with them. The new poster from I, Frankenstein has gargoyles, and Frankenstein on full display. Feast your eyes and enjoy the view.
Horror fans that have been critical of the recent rash of classic remakes may have a dilemma on their hands. According to his Facebook page, Clive Barker is working directly with Dimension pictures on a Hellraiser remake. The original 1987 film marked Barker’s feature-length directorial debut, introducing the Hollywood horror world to the prolific genre writer. Details are sketchy at best right now, so there’s no telling if it will be a complete reimagining or a pointless rehash, but with Barker at the helm, the project should at least attract plenty of attention.
With the recent onslaught of release date changes there is one movie that is firmly staying in place for the winter movie season, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. A brand-new poster has been released for the movie and, well, it definitely paints a glorious picture of the gang being larger than life in the big city. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens in theatres December 20, 2013, just in time to enjoy during the Christmas holiday break...what a nice gift.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has its very first trailer, and you can enjoy the spoils of watching it right now. Enjoy!
The Paranormal Activity movies have all been the same: suburban home, connected family ties, people sleeping peacefully in their beds until "something" happens. Well, the new trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones has arrived and all I can say is, "What the hell is going on?" Watch and see if you agree with my sentiment.
You have been patient, and now the wait is over. Watch the brand-new trailer for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel now. Enjoy!
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger teased audiences with their buddy-esque chemistry in The Expendables 2, and now they are together as an unlikely pair of convicts who must work together in order to escape an unescapable prison in Escape Plan, in theatres October 18, 2013. They both sat down for an interview to discuss Escape Plan; the story, the work environment, why it took so long for them to star in a movie together, and how their characters in Escape Plan combine their separate genius to make the impossible, possible.
Who's ready for a new Frankenstein? I know I am. On January 24, 2014 audiences will welcome a new Frankenstein story to the long-standing myth of the man created from death, by his trusty scientist father. Watch the new trailer for I, Frankenstein now and mark your calendars, its going to be a monsterific start to the new year.
They Are Time Traveling Turkeys, Of Course! 'Free Birds' Character Posters And A New Clip Have Arrived
Thanksgiving without turkey? Sacrilege. Well, if the turkey's in Free Birds manage to go back in time and change history, by removing turkey from the Thanksgiving menu, you just may be eating Tofurkey...and not know an alternative exists. Free Birds is a new animated-adventure comedy, releasing in theatres November 1, 2013. Take a look at the character posters below and watch a new :60 second clip from the film.
You couldn't say anything nice about Loki, until now. Because now he is channelling the late, great Jim Morrison with his newfound style while being imprisoned by Thor. It's fantastic! But wait, Thor is giving Loki a chance to redeam himself? Oh, this has trouble written all over it. Watch the new clip from Thor: The Dark World and see it all play out.
After being stuck in production limbo for the better part of two years, it would appear that Wrong Turn 2 director Joe Lynch’s fantasy-horror-comedy Knights of Badassdom will finally find its way to audiences.
If you were one of the horror fans who thought that The ABCs of Death was too inconsistent, here’s your chance to put up or shut up. The sequel, appropriately titled The ABCs of Death 2, is holding a contest to find its 26th director. The last contest winner was Lee Hardcastle, the sick genius responsible for the animated “T is for Toilet” from the first film. Aspiring filmmakers are asked to make a short film about death based on the letter M for consideration. That can be M is for Murder, M is for Maniac, M is for Mutilation, M is for Malevolence...just don’t steal my idea, M is for Meow. I’m taking that one to the winner’s circle.
To help get everyone pumped up for the August 23rd opening of You’re Next, Lionsgate has released a little snippet that sets the tone. The 30-second clip has more suspense crammed into it then some entire movies that have hit theaters this summer have had, and it is bound to make anyone afraid of strangers in animal masks. If it’s any indication of what’s to come, horror fans are in for some real thrills. Only two more weeks to wait…tick tock…
Fright Rags, producer of high quality and extremely cool horror movie t-shirts, has announced the release of a trio of t-shirts based on Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, the classic 1985 film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s story and starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton. Each of the three shirts has been lovingly designed by a different artist and will be printed with the same quality and affection that fans have come to expect from Fright Rags.
The biggest news for horror fans to come out of San Diego Comic-Con is the announcement of six new titles that will be given the Scream Factory treatment, with beautiful new transfers and loads of special features, for release on Blu-ray and DVD. However, the real crown jewel of Scream Factory’s new release schedule is a bona-fide bucket list title – Clive Barker’s Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ has always presented classic movies on the big screen and hosted the cast and crew. They are going one step further with a new screening series that will feature live commentary. The first film to get the live commentary treatment, a la Mystery Science Theatre 3000, is the romantic comedy classic The Princess Bride, hosted by Jason Reitman. Joining Reitman will be director Rob Reiner and actor Cary Elwes.
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Edgar Wright from The World's End sit down to discuss the glory days, fight training, a "pink hulk" and more in the new featurette "Not What It Used To Be." The World's End is the latest movie from Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), that tells the story of an epic pub crawl, 20-years after an initial attempt. Things get a tad bit complicated, as the guys realize their goal in reachig the famed "The World's End" pub isn't just for themselves, but for the fate of the world. The World's End will be released in theatres August 23, 2013.
Busted Knuckles Productions has released an official trailer for director Hunter G. Williams’ upcoming feature The Crying Dead.
The time to let loose and have fun, in the golden years, has arrived for Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam when they head to Las Vegas to celebrate the bachelor party of one of their own (and he's marrying a woman half his age). Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline star in Last Vegas, a comedy for the old, the young, and those who wish to have a laugh--hangovers never get better with age. Watch the trailer for Last Vegas and prepare to join the boys on one final racous adventure in sin city.
Catch a first-look at Jude Law in the upcoming Dom Hemingway from Fox Searchlight Pictures with the release of images from the film. Dom's a larger-than-life safecracker, who's just been released from prison. He has an estranged daughter, and a score to settle with his previous boss--meaning, somebody owes him money. More to come on Dom Hemingway as the release date approaches, April 4, 2014 (that's so far away!).
Open Road Films took an alternative and new approach for promtoting the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, JOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher. They went to Instagram and have been promoting content through the popular user-generation media site. There is an Instagram trailer, and now clips from the film are being featured as well. Take a look at all of the Instagram JOBS videos here, right now.
You can never have enough adaptations of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers play "Romeo and Juliet." Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth tackle the roles of Juliet and Romeo in the latest Romeo & Juliet film adaptation from Relativity Media, written for the screen by Julian Fellowes, the man behind cult-sensation "Downton Abbey." The first trailer has been released for Romeo & Juliet and its full of the lavish scenery one would expect as well as the Shakespearian prose that has brought many a lover to their knees. Watch the trailer now, and prepare yourself for the tragic love story to make its way into theatres October 11, 2013.
If you have not seen The Conjuring yet you don't understand what you're missing. Its one of the scariest movies made in a very long time, and it also happens to be incredibly well done. FilmFracture loved it so much we reviewed it twice. A new video has been released called "Possession" to scare you into the theatre, for the first time, or maybe even the second. The Conjuring was the number one movie at the box office last weekend and its sure to remain at the top because people love to be scared straght out of their skin--and this movie does just that, more than once.
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy took time out of their busy shooting schedule for their new movie Muppets Most Wanted to wish Kate Middleton and Prince William the very best on the birth of their first child.
First Official Trailer For 'Out Of The Furnace' Starring Christian Bale And Directed By Scott Cooper
The first official trailer for Relativity Media's Out Of The Furnace has been released. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) and starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoë Saldana and Sam Shepard, its a gritty drama, and one that may put Relativity Media in line for awards--finally.
Lindsay Lohan made a movie, before her current stint in rehab, that was rejected by the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. Never a good sign. The first trailer has been released for said movie, The Canyons, directed by Paul Schrader and written by Bret Easton Ellis.
Relativity Media has released the first preview images from their upcoming release Out Of The Furnace, featuring Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson. Take a look at Bale smoldering, long locks and all.
Do some good on Thursday, July 11, 2013 and participate in a beach clean-up at Mission Beach in San Diego, on behalf of the new movie Pacific Rim.
7 Hours (!) Of Friday The 13th Nostalgia With 'Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th' Documentary Release
How much of a die-hard fan do you have to be to watch 420 minutes, that's 7 hours, of a documentary about the Friday the 13th movie franchise? Well, writer/director Daniel Farrands is betting on their being plenty of takers with the relase of his documentary, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th on August 27, 2013.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has its first teaser poster, and while it does not give much detail it does tease that there will be blood. Will there be on April 4, 2014?
On July 4th, Dreamworks' Turbo Taco Truck will be making a special appearance at the San Diego County Fair offering free tacos and family-friendly activities. Plus, the chance to win Turbo-themed toys and free movie passes.
Beware The Clap! Watch The All New Trailer For 'The Conjuring' Featuring The Family That Lived Through The Horror
I have seen The Conjuring, and it is a frighteningly great movie that will scare you straight out of your seat. An all-new trailer has been released featuring interviews with the family the true-story the film is based upon, the Perron's. Watch it now. [Read the review of The Conjuring]
Watch the first trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic, JOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher. In theatres August 16, 2013.
A new poster arrived this morning, and now a brand-new trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is here as well. Watch and enjoy!
Its all about Ron Burgundy's mustache in the new poster for Anchorman 2. You have until December 2013 to perfect growing your own.
The second trailer for Ron Howard's Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth as Formula One racer James Hunt. Focusing on the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Rush will be released in theatres September 20, 2013. Watch the new trailer now...
Paramount Pictures announced today that Muse will perform live following the premiere of World War Z in London. Watch the announcement video below.
Its a dream come true for many Jennifer Aniston fans, to see her as a stripper and showcasing her moves in the new trailer for We're The Millers. Once you get past the initial excitement, the movie also stars Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Will Poulter, and Ed Helms in a comedy where a bunch of less-than-moral individuals form a fake famiy to smuggle marijuana across the Mexican border.
The new trailer for The Wolverine hints at the possibility of Logan becoming human, again. Is mortality in his future? Watch the new trailer now and find out when The Wolverine is released in theatres July 26, 2013.
Focusing on the action-adventure side of the narrative, and some fancy effects work involving a derailed train, The Lone Ranger's new trailer is aimed at getting you excited for the film's release July 3, 2013.
Charlie Hunnam lends his voice as narrator for the official main trailer of Pacific Rim. That alone should be reason enough to watch it, as well as the glimpses of the monsters from the deep.
On August 9, 2013 Disney's all-new animated adventure Planes arrives in theatres. A new video for 'Planes'has been released featuring scenes from the film combined with the accomplished music of composer Mark Mancina. Enjoy!
The first poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has debuted.
A brand-new poster for Despicable Me 2 has debuted.
The first trailer for Thor: The Dark World has been released. Watch it now.
The first poster has been released for Thor: The Dark World. Wield that hammer Chris Hemsworth!
Glimpse Inside The Final Chapter Of An Epic Romance With New Images From Richard Linklater's 'Before Midnight'
The romance genre was forever changed in 1995 when a small independent movie released in theatres, Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Hearts swooned at the fated romance between Celine and Jesse; two strangers who meet on a train and spend one night together in Vienna. Their story did not end there, as fate again would bring them together in 2004's Before Sunset. Ending on a cliffhanger, and featuring one of the best final lines in movie history with "Baby, you’re going to miss that plane," fans of Celine and Jesse have waitied patiently for the final act of their three-part romance put to film. The time has come with Before Midnight, arriving in theatres May 24, 2013. New images have been released for the film and it is no secret that Celine and Jesse have in fact ended up together, but will their love last?
The Trailer Is Finally Here For Jeff Bridges And Ryan Reynolds 3D Supernatural Action-Adventure 'R.I.P.D.'
Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, together, in a supernatural action-adventure movie in 3D?! Sign me up. The first trailer has been released for the aforementioned dream movie, R.I.P.D....watch it now.
New Images Released For 'The Wolverine' Featuring Logan (Hugh Jackman), Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), And Yukio (Rila Fukushima)
The Wolverine will be in theatres July 26, 2013. To tide you over until opening day take a look at all of the new images that have been released for the film.
Baseball And God Meet In 'Home Run'; Watch Four New Clips From The Inspiring Story Coming Soon To Theatres
Four new clips have been released for the inspiring new movie Home Run, based on thousands of true stories and centered around a Baseball players second chance in life for redemption and transformation. Watch them now, including the trailer.
'The Lone Ranger' Gets A New Trailer, Plus A Livestream Q&A With Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Gore Verbinski, And Jerry Bruckheimer
Hot off the debut at CinemaCon is the third Man Of Steel trailer. Watch it now...
Head West With The New Character Posters For 'The Lone Ranger' Featuring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, And More
The Lone Ranger rides into theatres July 3, 2013 with a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter. Character posters have been released and well, I'm ready to head West--are you?
A brand-new Spock poster has been released for Star Trek Into Darkness. What on earth, or beyond, is happenig to him?
Ron Howard explores the rivalry between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda in his new film Rush. The first trailer has been released, for your viewing pleasure.
The least likely person to be featured in a Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 featurette is Terry Crews. Then again, he is the voice of the character Earl--it all makes sense now. A brand-new featurette featuring Crews and showing gorgeous images and scenes from Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 has been released. Watch it now...
Melissa McCarthy And Sandra Bullock Get Into All Sorts Of Hilarious Trouble In New Images From 'The Heat'
Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock are teaming up in The Heat this Summer to usher in some much needed comedy to cure the 2013 movie blues. New images have been released for The Heat and they show the ladies in all sorts of troublesome, and hilarious, situations. Here they are; and get ready for The Heat, in theatres June 28, 2013.
Motion Picture Academy Unveils New Drawings And Planned Visitor Experience Information For Film Museum
One of the most suprirsing little known things about Los Angeles is that there is not a museum dedicated to the art of motion pictures. That is about to change, and it is very exciting. The Academy of Motion Pictures is currently in the prcess of rasiing the necessary funds to build 'The Academy Museum.' Today they have unveiled new drawings that showcase how the museum will look once construction is completed. I must say, it puts all other museums in the city to shame.
The Wolfpack will have their final stand on May 24, 2013 in The Hangover Part III. To prepare for this special occasion a brand-new trailer has been released. Here is our chance to take a peak at how the epic story shall end.
'AFI Night At The Movies' Returns To Arclight Cinemas Hollywood April 24, 2013; Full Line-Up Of Films And Talent Announced
The American Film Institute began the 'AFI Night At The Movies' program in 2007; it returns this year with sponsors Target and MAGNUM Ice Cream Bar to showcase classic films at the Arclight Cinemas Hollywood for one-night only April 24, 2013. What sets 'AFI Night At The Movies' apart from other classic film nights is the inclusion of top stars and filmmakers in attendance to introduce and discuss the films being shown.
Watch an all-new sneak peek of Disney's animated adventure Planes.
'Scary Movie 5' Featuring Mike Tyson, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg, And More Launches Official Website On Tumblr
Four wasn't enough, so a fifth Scary Movie has been made, and will be released in theatres on April 12, 2013 featuring Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Katt Williams, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews, Simon Rex, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Hyland, Katrina Bowden, Tyler Posey, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Kate Walsh, Heather Locklear, Mac Miller and Mike Tyson. Scary Movie 5 has released its official website, via Tumblr today. Check it out for your daily dose of comedy at http://scary-movie-5.tumblr.com/.
"Did you remember to lock your door?"--the perfect catchphrase for a horror film in order to bring chills down your spine. Hot off the hype from SXSW, You're Next is heading to theatres. Promising to bring a new twist on the home-invasion, You're Next will definitely peak your interest with the three new posters that have been released of men wearing animal masks, a tiger, sheep, and fox. I'm intrigued, are you?
Trailer Released For Dreamworks Animation's 'Turbo' Featuring Ryan Reynolds, Maya Rudolph, and Samuel L. Jackson
The second trailer has been released for Dreamworks Animation's Turbo featuring Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Snoop Dogg, and Samuel L. Jackson.
A brand-new international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has been released. Commence countdown to May 15th (IMAX) and/or May 17th (everywhere!).
Brand-New Clips From 'G.I. Joe Retaliation' Featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with Jay-Z, Bruce Willis, And Battles!
In a mere couple of weeks G.I. Joe Retaliation will hit movie theatres with a bang, in 3D no less. Four new clips have been released to prepare you for what is in store.
Terrence Malick's new movie To The Wonder will be released April 12, 2013 by Magnolia Pictures. Watch the trailer now and decide for yourself what you think of his newest endeavor.
The boys are back, and this time Vegas is going to burn in the new teaser trailer for The Hangover Part III.
To celebrate the release of Park Chan-Wook's amazing new film Stoker, Reading Cinemas in San Diego -- home to two of the FilmFracture writing team, James Jay Edwards and Anthony Taormina -- and KPBS film critic Beth Accomando are hosting a Chan-Wook retrospective. The retrospective will include the movies Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2004), and Lady Vengeance (2005), and feature opening remarks by Accomando.
The Iron Man 3 trailer does not need a formal introduction, so here it is for your viewing pleasure...
"Based On A True Story"--horror movies are a great deal more fun, and frightening, when this phrase it tacked on to the beginning of the credits. The newest taken from the pages of real-life horror history is The Conjuring, from the director of Saw and Insidious James Wan. The first teaser trailer has been released and I am already afraid of the armoire that sits in my bedroom, and that is only the beginning.
Taking a cue from the current state of civilization, that being one who is connected at all times to their smart phone, computer, tablet, and so on, the new film from director Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball) is the thriller Disconnect.
Pedro Almodóvar's I'm So Excited has finally received its first full-length trailer, and its a great deal of fun to watch. The director who is known for his love of color and wicked sense of humor reunites with Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas in I'm So Excited; but more importantly there is singing, on an airplane, and a psychic, and oh so much more.
The Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the opening and closing night gala films. Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur will open the festival and the closing night film will be Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children.
In its 11th year, IFFLA will run April 9th to the 14th at Arclight Hollywood Cinemas.
On August 9, 2013 Disney's Planes arrives in theatres. The teaser trailer for the film has been released, as has news that Dane Cook will voice the lead character Dusty, "a plane with high hopes." Considering how popular the Pixar Cars franchise has been, Planes is guaranteed to bring in the crowds--and from the trailer it looks to be yet another great achievment in animation for Disney.
Ashley Bell, the star of The Last Exorcism Part II, and producer Eli Roth discuss what has happened in between the first film, The Last Exorcism, and the sequel releasing March 1st in theatres in a new featurette, "Nell's Story."
The folks at Movieclips are always busy creating mashups, posting the latest trailers, and making sure every movie's video-related content is out there for all to see on their Youtube channel. With the release of The Last Exorcism Part II on February 28th they have put together 'The Ultimate Devil Mashup,' celebrating the best in demonic horror throughout film history. Enjoy!
The full list of nominees and winners of the 2013 Academy Awards. Or as we like to call it here at FilmFracture...the Super Bowl of Movies.
Heartthrob Joseph Morgan Of "The Vampire Diaries" Stars In Psychological Supernatural Thriller Warhouse
A brand-new motion poster has been released for Star Trek Into Darkness, as well as a first-look featurette.
The chance to own a piece of movie history is within everyone's grasp on March 2-3, 2013 thanks to Premiere Props' "The Hollywood Extravaganza IX" auction. Over 1,000 costumes and props will be auctioned off, including items from Academy Award nominated films Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, The Godfather, Inglourious Basterds, Mary Poppins, True Grit, and Cast Away. Some of the items up for auction are:
Super Bowl 2013 Movie Commercial TV Spots: World War Z, The Lone Ranger, Oz The Great and Powerful, Iron Man 3, and Fast and Furious 6
Hollywood has been snatching up ad time during the February 3rd Super Bowl game as if they were giving it out for free this year--they are not, with the estimated cost of a :30 commercial spot being $4 million dollars (a new record).
The Studios know that the Super Bowl is a great marketing platform, and they are bringing their biggest Summer Blockbusters to the small screen for trailers, quick teases, and even interactive experiences that will go on long after their 30-seconds are up. Here is a list of the movies that will be featured in Super Bowl commercials in 2013, and the teaser videos that go along with them (if available).
Venture Behind The Writing With Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, And The Cast Of Moonrise Kingdom In A New Featurette
The gang's all here...that is, the gang from Academy Award Nominated Best Original Screenplay Moonrise Kingdom. Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jared Gilman, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Bruce Willis and Tilda Swinton are all featured in a new featurette for the film focusing on the creation of the screenplay.
New images have been released for JOBS, the biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs that stars Ashton Kutcher in the leading role.
With Valentine's Day sneaking up fast it is only necessary for the romantic movies to start hitting theatres. Warner Bros. is gearing up to win the Valentine's Day weekend at the box office with the screen adaptation of the best selling YA novel, Beautiful Creatures The second trailer for this supernatural love story has arrived, and it looks to be full of bait for those who like witches, romance, and a hint of danger.
Interactive Script Released For Wes Anderson And Roman Coppola's Best Original Screenplay Academy Award Nominee Moonrise Kingdom
The winners and nominees from the 2013 Golden Globes Awards, held on January 13, 2013.
Turning 21 is a a crazy adventure in the new trailer for 21 AND OVER.
Three new first look images have been released for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Watch the risqué new trailer for A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III.
Brand new images have been released for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, giving a further in-depth look at the action-adventure witch hunting movie, opening in theatres January 25, 2013.
Pixar has a brand-new short film debuting with Monster's University in 2013, "The Blue Umbrella". It is a love story about two umbrellas, one blue, one not, who meet one evening in the city. A clip has been released for the short to get you excited about what more is to come on June 21, 2013 when it arrives in theatres with Monster's University.
In 2010, moviegoers were introduced to Nell Sweetzer, a backwoods young girl who may or may not be possessed by an evil spirit, or the devil himself in The Last Exorcism. Nell's story continues with The Last Exorcism Part II, releasing March 13, 2013. The first poster for the film has been released and it is terrifying, in all of its twisted glory.
A group of new images has been released for Star Trek Into Darkness. Enjoy!
From Sony Pictures, Carrie wishes you a merry christmas--or a bloody one, whichever you prefer.
A brand-new motion poster for Dreamworks Animation The Croods is bordering on the fantastical.
Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Mary-Louise Parker start a fire in new image for Red 2, in theatres August 2, 2013.
The mucles are bulging in the new trailer for Pain & Gain, from director Michael Bay.
Last week we were teased with an announcement video for the teaser trailer of Star Trek Into Darkness. To be honest, it looked a lot like an official teaser trailer. Alas, it was not the official teaser trailer, that has been released today. Watch, enjoy, and prepare youself for what is coming in 2013 with Star Trek Into Darkness.
A brand-new poster has been released for Oz The Great and Powerful and it is positively wicked; wicked witch wicked of course.
A brand-new featurette has been released for Gus Van Sant's Promised Land, going behind the scenes of the controversial movie written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski about fracking, among other things. Watch the featurette and go see the movie in limted theatres on December 28, 2012 and releasing wide January 4, 2013.
The first-look at Disney's 2013 animated comedy-adventure Frozen, starring Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, has arrived with a concept art image. Things are definitely looking cold and icy in Frozen, which arrives in theatres November 27, 2013.
G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra didn't do very well with critics--I was an exception, of course. The sequel is bigger, and badder, and has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson so its already a step ahead of its predecessor. Watch the new trailer for G.I. Joe Retaliation and get ready, this looks like fun!
The Golden Globes 2013 Nominations Are Full Of Surprises, Snubs, and "What Were They Thinking?" Nominees
The Golden Globes have announced their nominees for the 2013 awards. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln garnered the most with 7 nominations; Argo and Django Unchained get five each. A few surprises occurred, namely with Salmon Fishing In The Yemen's nominations and Richard Gere for Arbitrage, considering it only had a limited theatrical release and was primarily a VOD title (the world is changing, no doubt). There is also the obvious shocker, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey did not receive any nominations--not even best score. Ouch! Then there's the "What were they thinking" nomination, namely for Les Miserables as best picture. Credit should be given to the fact that they did not nominate Tom Hooper for direction. Agree, or disagree, with the nominations but they are here to stay.
The day has arrived, where big robots fight big aliens in an all out battle to save planet earth--and they do it in the water! The Pacific Rim trailer, from director Guillermo del Toro, has arrived. It's pretty amazing, as you will see.
Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer take to the west in the brand-new trailer for The Lone Ranger.
Gus Van Sant's Promised Land marks the return of Matt Damon to screenwriting, after his Oscar winning screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997) (shared with Ben Affleck, and directed by Van Sant) and the less-favorable Gerry (2002) (also directed and written by Van Sant), by pairing up with John Krasinski to tell the tale of big business meeting small-town strength. New images from the film have been released to introduce the characters from Promised Land. With an incredibly talented cast that includes Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver, and Hal Holbrook the character's the actors create on screen will play an enormous part in the success of the film as a whole.
Enjoy meeting the characters from Promised Land.
Tyler Perry is known for comedy thanks to his character Madea, and the handful of films devoted to the character. After a less than memorable turn as an action-star in this year's Alex Cross, Perry returns to the directing chair for next year's Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor, and is quoted as calling the film "provocative...sexually and otherwise"--I hope it doesn't include Madea in such a situation, that would be unsightly. Jesting aside, Temptation... stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Friday Night Lights"), Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian (yes, that Kardashian), Vanessa Williams, Robbie Jones, and Brandy Norwood. The new poster for the film has arrived and its red, or red hot as Perry would lead us to believe.
Everyone loves a good tease, and J.J. Abrams and the folks over at Paramount are providing one courtesy of Star Trek Into Darkness. The teaser trailer arrives on December 17th, and tonight they are teasing fans with an "announcement" video. It goes live at 12:01am PT, and you can watch it below. The anticipation is suffocating!
Watch Tom Cruise, as Jack Reacher, take on 5 guys at once in the new clip for Jack Reacher, in theatres December 21, 2012.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters (and formerly Nirvana) has released the official trailer for his Sundance Film Festival selected documentary Sound City. The documentary marks Grohl's directorial debut and is centered around the history of the Van Nuys based "Sound City Studios" where music legends such as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, and Metallica have recorded over the past 40 years. The idea for the film began when Grohl purchased the [legendary] custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from the Studio in 2011; the board was built in 1972 and is considered to be "the crown jewel of analog recording equipment." It also happens to be the same board used to record Nirvana's breakthrough album "Nevermind;" an album that remarkably changed Dave Grohl's life forever as the drummer of Nirvana.
A new poster was released today for Man Of Steel on the Dark Knight Rises Facebook Page. Its a tad blurry, on purpose, and it shows Superman under arrest. Why, how, for what, and all those questions it raises will have to wait to be revealed--maybe in the new trailer that is coming in a couple weeks?
Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez are teaming up to pull off a heist in FilmDistrict's release Parker, set for theatres January 25, 2013. In new images for the film Statham dons a variety of costumes, playing up the disguise angle of his character's thief persona, while Jennifer Lopez is sitting pretty, literally. Parker is based on the bestselling books by Donald E. Westlake.
On December 21, 2012 the hugely popular "Jack Reacher" series will have its first screen adaptation released, adequately titled Jack Reacher. Tom Cruise plays the title role of Jack Reacher, and the buzz is swirling over this holiday action picture. A new featurette has been released featuring the author of the "Jack Reacher" series, Lee Child, discussing the film, the character, and of course Tom Cruise.
Designed by street artist Shepard Fairey, the same artist who designed the Barack Obama "Hope" Poster during the 2008 Presidential election, the official poster for the documentary Ley Fury Have The Hour has debuted. The documentary, which features Fairey, is centered around counter-culture and asking the question, "What kind of world do you want to live in?"
Horror-Comedy Spoof 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trailer Released
The longest movie title award in film history goes to 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Yes, you read the title correctly, and it is amazing. Drawing from Hollywood's recent horror movies, and a few other popular films for good measure, 30 Nights Of Paranormal Activity With The Devil Inside The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is being released directly on Media (DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Download) on January 15, 2013. Prepare yourself for laughter, because this film looks like it will put all of the Scary Movie movies to shame. Enjoy the trailer!
Are you the utimate Evil Dead fan? Prove it, with IGN's ultimate Evil Dead fan contest, happening on their Facebook page. All you have to do to enter is explain why you are the ultimate fan. Prizes include: a Sony TV and Blu-Ray DVD player, a poster, and a chance to have an exclusive premiere viewing of the new red band trailer WITH BRUCE CAMPBELL!! -- Not too shabby.
To enter go to IGN.com Evil Dead Contest.
Good luck Evil Dead fans!
Sneak Peek Video and Images from Oprah Winfrey's Interview with Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Steven Spielberg on Lincoln
It was only a matter of time before Oprah Winfrey wrangled an interview with three of the most likely Academy Award nominees for 2013: Daniel Day Lewis (Best Actor), Sally Field (Best Actress), and Steven Spielberg (Best Director, all for Lincoln. In a special 90-minute episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" on the OWN Network, Oprah sits down with the three immensely talented actors and director to discuss their collaboration on Lincoln. This special is sure to be an entertaining and insightful look into ceating the epic story of Lincoln. A sneak peek video has been released, as well as images from the interview. More details on airdates of the special are below.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be in theatres November 22, 2012 but the fun of promoting the film has already begun. A new motion poster was released today on the film's Facebook page and while the image is fun to look at, it is the sound the motion poster makes that is memorable: it sounds just like crackling fire. And if the poster's image looks familiar its because it is very much like the teaser trailer (if you can call it that) which showed before The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part Two. Enjoy the motion poster!
I know everyone is super excited to see Hitchcock, as was I. It opens on November 23, 2012 in limited theatres, will a rollout to additional ones in the coming weeks. To assist you in locating a theatre here is the list of where you can see Hitchcock starting November 23rd. While you're at it, read the review: Hitchcock Movie Review...just as Mother would want.
This Thanksgiving don't just send a regular old card, or e-card, to your friends and family; send them one from Alfred Hitchcock, care of Fox Searchlight's Hitchcock, in theatres November 23, 2012. Read the review of Hitchcock and see it in theatres over Thanksgiving weekend: Hitchcock Movie Review.
Happy Thanksgiving, to you and Mother.
President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of The United States of America, proclaimed on October 3, 1863 that the last Thursday of November going forward would be a National Holiday. What would be known as Thanksgiving was meant to be a day of "Thanksgiving and Praise." This Thanksgiving the filmmakers behind Lincoln wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Lincoln is now playing in theatres across the country; read the review: Lincoln Movie Review.
Rise of the Guardians is a great film for the holidays, and any time really for a family--or an adult who enjoys sweet, sentimental, and funny animated movies. New clips, images, and a featurette have been released for Rise of the Guardians. The movie hits theatres November 21, 2012. Read the review of the film: Rise of the Guardians Movie Review.
Justin Long in a Teeny Weeny Red Speedo and More Hilarity with New Images from The Farrelly Brothers Movie 43
The Farrelly Brothers are back to their old tricks--at least we hope they are--in Movie 43, starring Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Bobby Cannavale, Kieran Culkin, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, John Hodgman, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet. Yes, you read that right, all of these stars have come out to be in Movie 43, so it must be good, right? New images from the film have been released, my favorite of course being Justin Long dressed as a superhero wearing a teeny weeny red speedo. Enjoy!
Gerard Butler has just gotten out of the shower, and all he's wearing is a towel, in a new shirtless image from Playing For Keeps. You're welcome.
For decades the first surviving feature film to feature Alfred Hitchcock in the credits, The White Shadow, was lost. In 2011, the opening three reels of the six-reel feature were uncovered thanks to research done at the New Zealand Film Archive. Starting November 15, 2012 the National Film Preservation Foundation's website will screen The White Shadow for a two-month run free thanks to Fandor.com and the 2012 “For the Love of Film” Blogathon.
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big-screen in his first headlining role in, well, a very long time. Johnny Knoxville is by his side in The Last Stand and the final poster for the film has been released. In pure overblown masculinity it features a HUGE gun. I'm not sure gun even describes it well enough. But here it is, the final poster for The Last Stand...
Once upon a time there was a movie named World War Z, scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2012, starring Brad Pitt. That didn't happen. In June of 2012 the release of World War Z was pushed by Paramount Studios to June of 2013, and six weeks of re-shoots were scheduled; plus a script re-write by Damon Lindelof, that was eventually finished by Drew Goddard of the third act. With all of the problems World War Z has encountered the anticipation to see footage from the film has left all of us wondering exactly how good, or how bad, it will look. The time has come to take a first look at Brad Pitt's neverending production nightmare of World War Z with the release of the first trailer.
The world premiere of Hitchcock took place at AFI FEST 2012 as the opening night film. A highlight reel of the red carpet arrivals is available for your enjoyment. So, enjoy!
The online universe has become one of the best places to promote, distribute, and gather attention for independent films. The Beneath the Earth Film Festival takes advantage of the online experience each year by hosting an entirely online film festival. A grand jury comprised of film reviewers will decide on the best film, screenplay, soundtrack, cinematography, and editing categories but the audience award is open for voting to everyone--this means you, the internet perusing movie watcher.
A brand-new, yet quite similar to the first, poster for "Oz The Great and Powerful" has been released. It features the Wicked Witch, and she does make quite the impression against the idyllic landscape. This is the first of three panels of posters, the other two are coming soon.
On November 7th The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed filmmaker, auteur director, Stanley Kubrick with "An Academy Salute to Stanley Kubrick." The event will be hosted by Malcolm McDowell, star of one of Kubrick's greatest and most controversial films A Clockwork Orange, and will include feature film clips and personal remembrances by Kubrick's friends and collaborators, including Ryan O'Neill, Matthew Modine, and Paul Mazursky.
AFI FEST 2012 is nearly upon the filmmaking community and eager moviegoing audiences while the slate of films to be shown at the festival are slowly being announced. It may be the anticipation over this year's, and every year's, AFI FEST that makes it seem like it takes so long to know what is playing, or maybe its just myself and Tom von Logue Newth whom are impatient to cover the festival this year. Either way, AFI FEST is always a great festival to attend, with films from around the world and premieres of some of the biggest films of the Fall/Winter Season--with more than one Oscar contender thrown in for good measure.
Amazing things do happen, and The Iran Job's path to success is independent filmmaking proof.
In January of 2012 The Iran Job husband-wife directing team of Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder (Partner Pictures), raised an incredible crowd-funding goal of $100,000 on Kickstarter towards completion funds of their documentary. As of today, their second campaign raised $66,000 for distribution costs to coincide with the film's Academy qualifying U.S. release. The Iran Job has been playing in limited release across the country since September 28, 2012 and has recently secured a distribution deal in Germany, and requests from the U.K., Japan and Israel.
The first horror movies I ever saw in a theatre were Alien and The Amityville Horror, both in 1979; I was eight (yes, my parents took me to horror movies when I was eight - things were different then). Knowing that John Carpenter’s Halloween was released in 1978, it’s easy to deduce that I have never seen Halloween, one of the most influential horror films (if not THE most influential) of our time, on the big screen. All that will change this year, as Halloween is being revived in theaters for a limited run.
The Man With The Iron Fists arrives in theates on November 2, 2012, from Eric Calderon and RZA, the creators of the smash hit "Afro Samurai." A prelude to The Man With The Iron Fists has been released, to show the journey of the Blacksmith (RZA) on his way to China via a Dutch trading vessel where he and his crew have an unfortunate encounter.
Watch the video now.
Victoria Justice and Thomas Mann, stars of Fun Size, with Carly Rae Jepsen Celebrate at the Mall of America
On October 20, 2012, Fun Size stars Victoria Justice and Thomas Mann, along with special guest Carly Rae Jepsen, made a surprise appearance at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America to celebrate the upcoming release of Fun Size on Friday, October 26, 2012.
The event brought out thousands of fans, and the stars signed autographs, greeted everyone, and also debuted Carly Rae Jepsen's new video "This Kiss." The video will also be seen this weekend ahead of all Fun Size screenings.
Watch a Newswrap Video from the event and also check out pictures documenting all of the fun!
The Iron Man 3 trailer has been released. The easiest way to describe it is that everything seems to have gone to hell, thanks to a "terrorist," played by Ben Kingsley. Seeing the Iron Man suits get blown up is one thing, watching Pepper and Tony get blown-back after his cliffside house gets demolished is thrilling. Iron Man 3, we eagerly await your arrival on May 3, 2013.
The long-awaited third installment of the Iron Man franchise--okay, it has not been that long since Iron Man 2, especially with Thor, Captain America, and The Avengers to keep moviegoers company. But, I digress. The new teaser trailer for Iron Man 3's trailer is here, after being unlocked by fans on the films Facebook page. It is nice to welcome back Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, and who could the new baddie be? Watch the teaser for the trailer and see.
Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel Get Cozy and Cuddly in First Preview Images From Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven
The next Nicholas Sparks adaptation to hit movie theaters is Safe Haven, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel as, you guessed it, lovers. The first preview images from the film have been released courtesy of Relativity Media and they show Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel doing what is expected in a Nicholas Sparks film, getting cozy and cuddly in a variety of situations, frolicking in the ocean included. One thing is for sure, skin is in in Safe Haven, as seen by Julianne's bathing suit attire and Duhamel's ab showcasing. Safe Haven will be released by Relativity Media on February 8, 2013--just in time for Valentine's Day.
Anyone who has ever studied Alfred Hitchcock, or read enough about him, knows that he had a wicked sense of humor. He may be known professionally for being the master of suspense but it was his humor that those close to him speak of often. Fox Searhclight, the studio that is releasing Hitchcock in November, has put together a fun PSA video starring Alfred Hitchcock (as played by Anthony Hopkins) to urge moviegoers to not use their cell phones while watching a movie. The video is great fun, and the final shot with Hopkins performing his best Alfred Hitchcock only makes the anticipation for Hitchcock even greater.
The first offcial trailer for Hitchcock has been released. Take a look as Anthony Hopkins does his best to portray the master of suspense.
Brand new images and a teaser poster have been released for The Lone Ranger (2013), the newest big screen adaptation of the long running franchise. The Lone Ranger stars Johnny Depp as the sidekick Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, the lawman turned legend. The Lone Ranger is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer; it will be released in theatres July 3, 2013.
When Frankenweenie is released in theatres on October 5, 2012 audiences will have the chance to get to know all of the creative and entertaining characters that reside in the film. Humans aside, Frankenweenie also features monsters. Well, to be completely accurate, they are animals that have been brought back from the dead in monstrous proportions or attitude. In keeping with Tim Burton's homage theme to the great monster movies of film history a set of monster posters have been released showcasing the Frankenweenie monsters. Constructed just like a B-Movie Monster movie the art direction on the posters is fantastic. See for yourself...
Brand new images from Disney's upcoming Wreck-It Ralph have been released showing the game characters that will be featured in the film.
A brand new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been released.
Update, August 31, 2012: New featurettes and images.
Update, June 1, 2012: Official Trailer released.
Update: The official one-sheet has been released for the film. Take a look!
Jennifer Lawrence may be the star of the third largest opening-weekend film of all time, The Hunger Games, but she is not stopping there for her slate of 2012 films to be released. After her roles in Winter's Bone, X-Men: First Class, Like Crazy and The Hunger Games it only seems likely for her to tackle the horror genre, and she does just that in House At The End Of The Street, releasing in theatres September 21, 2012. The film also stars Elizabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas, Adventures in Babysitting), Max Thieriot (My Soul To Take), and Gil Bellows ("Ally McBeal").
Watch the new trailer and see images from the film!
Tim Burton returns to stop-motion animation with Frankenweenie, releasing October 5, 2012. Clearly inspired from the Frankenstein story, Frankenweenie focuses on a boy and his dog, and the bond that is unbreakable--leading to a resurrection of Sparky, the boy's dog. The creative mind of Tim Burton is sure to wow audiences with his newest animated feature, shot entirely in black-and-white and in 3D no less.
One of the most anticipated films of 2012 is Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, starring the incredibly talented Daniel Day Lewis in the title role of Abraham Lincoln. There is not a great deal known about the film, even the synopsis is vague and only one photo has been released to date--showing Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, and what a striking resemblance he has to the late President. Award buzz is already happening and the film has not even been seen yet, nor has the full-length trailer. That is about to change.
A new trailer for Wreck-it Ralph has arrived, and new images from the film too.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are in the process of making a documentary about the "Made In America Music Festival", headlined and curated by Jay Z. A new behind-the-scenes video has been released featuring Howard and Grazer discussing the new project.
When a trailer is sent for an independent film I for one cannot resist posting it for our readers. When the trailer is as crazy fun as Dust Up I get all sorts of excited. Here it is, for your viewing pleasure, the trailer for Ward Roberts Dust Up.
Looper is a time-travel action thriller from Director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom) that will be released in theatres on September 28, 2012. One of the most important components of a film is the use of the Score to provide cues to the audience, heighten the action on screen, or set the overall tone of the picture. Many scores go unoticed while watching a movie, while others are unforgettable. An inside look featurette with Composer Nathan Johnson shows how Looper's score is a key element to the film as a whole.
The first official full-length trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters has been released.
On September 28, 2012 ShortsHD™ brings to theatres Stars In Shorts, an opportunity to see some of the biggest stars in a variety of short films they have starred in on the big screen as part of a combined theatrical release. Some of the actors in the short films being presented are Colin Firth, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, Julia Stiles, Wes Bentley, Jason Alexander, Lily Tomlin, Tom Hiddleston, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Following the theatrical release Stars In Shorts will be available October 9, 2012 On Demand at iTunes and Cable & Satellite Pay Per View, wherein each film will be available in 54 countries across the globe on mobile devices, DirecTV, and AT&T U-verse.
Frankenweenie Science Fair, "Sparking an Interest in Science," presented by Discovery Science Center and El Capitan Theatre
The Discovery Science Center (DSC) and El Capitan Theatre are partnering to host a Frankenweenie Science Fair, "Sparking an Interest in Science," concluding October 5, 2012 in conjunction with the film's release. Structured as a competition, the participating students will conduct and submit their own inventive science experiment to compete for three grand prizes.
Christopher Coppola may not be as well known as his uncle Francis Ford Coppola but his venture into supporting budding filmmakers, from all walks of life, with "Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH)" is worthy of great praise. Taking place in Los Angeles at Los Angeles City College October 20-28, 2012, the sixth annual PAH-FEST:Hollywood will teach hands-on filmmaking over the course of 8 days. The festival is held in conjunction with Los Angeles City College, Sony, Intel, Dell, and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
A film's synopsis can peak interest or destroy it altogether. Director Sam Kadi's The Citizen does the former. The story of an Arab immigrant named Ibrahim (Egyptian actor Khlaed Nabawy from Fair Game) who wins the American green card lottery only to arrive in New York City on September 10, 2001 definitely intrigues a cinephile. The Citizen looks to delve into the American dream, as it is tarnished with the harsh reality of violence against everything it stands for in the form of terrorism, fear, and cultural misunderstanding. The Citizen has me intrigued, as it will many others.
The horror movie season that runs from August until October, roughly, is almost upon moviegoers and one of the anticipated frightening (we hope) films is The Possession, produced by Sam Raimi and directed by Ole Bornedal (Watchmen). Based on a true story, The Possession revolves around a family, Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) and their daughters. Em, the youngest daughter, becomes fascinated with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale and soon her behavior becomes cause for alarm. The reason, the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that takes control of and devours its human host. If this does not sound frightening enough the posters help the situation.
New York City has had the pleasure of hosting the Korean American Film Festival and now it is Los Angeles' turn. The inaugural Korean American Film Festival Los Angeles (KAFFLA) kicks off on August 9th, 2012 and runs until the 11th at the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036). The festival will feature 4 feature-length narrative and documentary films and 13 short films in non-competitive programs.
The first trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 has been released. Who says 3's a charm, when you can have 4 Paranormal Activity movies?
Watch it now...
Dark Knight trilogy, that began with Batman Begins, and continued with The Dark Knight, will finally find its closure in The Dark Knight Rises. The story has been shrouded in mystery, aside from a few key plot points and of course the revealing of the story's villains, Bane (Tom Hardy) and, possibly, Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway). Christian Blake returns as Batman, aka Bruce Wayne, as do Michael Cane as Alfred, Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Newcomers to the cast include Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.
Watch all of the clips, trailers, featurettes, and see images from the film...
FilmFracture may not be in attendance at Comic-Con 2012 but that does not mean we can't share with you video highlights from the events, and some news as well.
Gore Verbinski has teamed up with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer for a new adventure, The Lone Ranger.
Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful is one of the most anticipated films of 2013. The first trailer and poster from the film has been released, and it looks to be a magical escape into the land of Oz will soon be upon moviegoers, once again.
Walt Disney Studios will release The Odd Life of Timothy Green on August 15, 2012. They have partnered with Hanes, who is collaborating with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), on The Odd Life of Timothy Green Sock Drive. The Sock Drive launched on July 9, 2012 and its goal is to provide new socks for families in need across the United States.
On November 2, 2012 Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Wreck It Ralph will arrive in theatres; preceding the feature film will be the black-and-white short Paperman. But Paperman is not simply another short film being played before a feature. For the first time in an animated film, Paperman uses a combination of computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques to bring the story to life with first-time director John Kahrs at the helm of this bold endeavor. Disney has released first look images for Paperman and they look beautiful, in all of their black-and-white nostalgic gloriousness mingled with modern and classic technologies.
Tom Cruise has had a rough week, with his marriage breaking-up and his Scientology beliefs being attacked, for the umpteenth time (yawn). One good thing to come out of the week, and on his 50th birthday no less, is the release of the teaser trailer for his newest film, Jack Reacher.
For the Summer 2012 season Disney/Pixar are releasing their newest Pixar animated feature, Brave. The story of a Scottish Princess, Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), who is determined to carve out her own path in life by casting out old traditions and thus she sets off on a journey that will require all of skills and bravery to defy an evil curse. The voice cast of the film includes Billy Connolly as King Fergus, Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor, Robbie Coltrane as Lord Dingwall, Craig Ferguson as Lord Macintosh, and Julie Walters as the eccentric Witch.
A recent trend in journalism is to write about the death of film. Not film as a medium but as the method in which movies are created and screened for viewers. Digital is taking over, and 16mm, 35mm, 70mm, and the like are becoming distant memories of what was once standard practice at a movie theatre. Film is not dead, though, and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is holding a rare 70mm film festival to celebrate some of the best, and in their own right epic, films that were made on the long forgotten 70mm format. There will even be rare showings of short films shot in 70mm as well. Running through the Summer the festival will feature six-films from the golden age of 70mm print filmmaking to be screened at the Academy's The Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.
Perhaps you have heard of Magic Mike. Not because it is a movie that is destined to be a classic, oh no, far from that actually. You may have heard of Magic Mike because it is the movie of the year for eye candy. The film that will have you salivating, ogling the bodies of men as they dance and strip for your viewing pleasure, and maybe, just maybe, you may end up enjoying the story as well. I'm betting the bare chests and jutting hips are what get women, and homosexual men, into the audience on opening , June 29, and not the fact that it is directed by none other than the acclaimed Steven Soderbergh (Haywire, Ocean's Eleven).
The character of James Bond has become a worldwide icon, and an influential figure in pop culture. The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise, and two events are happening in Los Angeles to celebrate the man, the character, the movies, of James Bond.
Move over Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner is stepping in to fill the shoes once worn by Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy. The first full-length trailer for the film has been released. Take a look...
Oren Peli is the man to thank, or blame, depending on your preferences, for the found-footage phenomena's that are the Paranormal Activity movies. He directed and wrote the first of the franchise, and has stayed on as writer for all three of the sequels (Paranormal Activity 4 is due in theatres Fall 2012). He also created a found-footage television show, as head writer, with The River. Oren Peli loves found-footage, and he continues this trend that he helped become the go-to style of horror filmmaking with his newest film, Chernobyl Diaries.
Update: May 24, 2012
A new restricted clip for the film has been released. Watch it now!!!
Update: May 15, 2012
A new extended scene has been released for The Dictator. Not that you need any more reason to go and see it--because it is hilarious. Read the review as well, here.
Update: May 8, 2012
Admiral General Aladeen appeared with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. See for yourself what happened:
Update: May 7, 2012
The moment we have all ben waiting for has arrived, The Dictator restricted trailer has been released.
Update: April 26, 2012
Watch the first scene from The Dictator now.
Update: February 24, 2012
Admiral General Aladeen appeared this morning on NBC's The Today Show to appeal to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences about his attendance at The Academy Awards.
Update: February 23, 2012
The Dicatator requested entrance into The Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26th and was swiftly told by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences that his presence was not welcome (whether his counterpart Sacha Baron Cohen) could attend is unknown. In an official statement received by ADMIRAL GENERAL ALADEEN today he plans to make a formal statement to The Academy tomorrow morning. Stay tuned...
Update May 24, 2012: A new red band trailer has been released!
Update May 3, 2012: A brand-new featurette for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter has been released, 'Origins Of A Superhero'. Have a look...
It has been quite a week for those eager souls awaiting a trailer for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Not only was the trailer released yesterday, February 13th, but a new featurette has also arrived for the film today. The featurette is titled 'Secret Life', and features Tim Burton (producer) and Timur Bekmambetov (director) discussing the film. Enjoy!
Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2012, for those of us who need more in our popcorn bucket than superheros and Prometheus (shocking, but true). The Director and Screenwriter behind such iconic films as The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Rushmore is reuniting with many of his go-to actors for Moonrise Kingdom, while introducing his style to some newbies as well...hello, Bruce Willis. By taking a look at the trailer, the clips, and images from the film it is clear this is a Wes Anderson film, and hopefully, just as good as all of the other movies he has made during his career. We will all find out on May 25, 2012.
May 15, 2012 Update: A new clip from the film has been released. Watch it now.
May 3, 2012 Update: The official trailer has been released, watch it...
Update: New tease clip has been released, watch it now.
The Loved Ones will be screening tonight at the South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW). The film has been called "Sixteen Candles meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" by Flicksided.com. That statement alone perks one's interest; there have been other quotes but none as brazen, waiting to be debunked when more and more critics and horror genre fans see the film for themselves.
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return this Summer in Men In Black 3, with a little help from Josh Brolin as well, playing a young Jones' character, Agent K. The need for younger counterparts to varying characters is simple, this time around Agent J (Smith) is going back in time. I wonder what aliens look like in the past? We will all find out on May 25, 2012.
Watch the trailers, clips, and more from the film...
The New York Times best-selling book, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" by Heidi Murkoff, has been read by millions of soon-to-be mothers and fathers since its publication. Screenwriters Shauna Cross (Whip It) and Heather Hach (Freaky Friday) draw their inspiration for the film of the same name with What To Expect When You're Expecting, in theatres May 18, 2012. The film is directed by Kirk Jones (Everybody's Fine, Nanny McPhee) and stars Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, and Genesis Rodriguez all going through the same thing, pending motherhood. Their respective partners are comprised of actors Dennis Quaid, Chace Crawford, Chris Rock, Matthew Morrison, and Joe Manganiello, Rodrigo Santoro, and Ben Falcone.
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Johnny Depp and Director Tim Burton have become over the past 20+ years partners in crime when it comes to moviemaking. Their partnership began in 1990 with Edward Scissorhands, continued in 1994 with Ed Wood, and has continued steadily with Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Sweeney Todd (2010). They have teamed up for this year's Dark Shadows, along with Michelle Pfeiffer (Burton's Batman Returns Catwoman), Chloe Grace Moretz (Let Me In, Hugo), Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club, The King's Speech), Eva Green (Womb), and Jonny Lee Miller (The Escapist, Trainspotting).
Walt Disney Pictures showcased a very large slate of movies coming to theatres in the next year, give or take, from Disney/Marvel/Pixar/DreamWorks. They also brought out the stars of the films to Cinemacon to join in the festivities. Johnny Depp was there for The Lone Ranger, John C. Reilly for Wreck It Ralph, Jennifer Garner showed up for The Odd Life of Timothy Green, James Franco for Oz the Great and Powerful, and Director Tim Burton for his animated film Frankenweenie. Each person took a moment to give a soundbite about their respective film, and the footage is right here for you to watch. It is going to be an eventful year for Disney/Marvel/Pixar/DreamWorks movie releases, and audiences can't wait--even though we have too.
Update, April 12, 2012: The first official poster for The Host has been released. See it now...
Stephenie Meyer nearly took over the world with her best-selling The Twilight Saga novels, and the movie adaptations have been beyond measure with their success. Another novel by Meyer's, "The Host", has been given its own adaptation that is coming to theatres March 29, 2013. A teaser trailer for the film was released today on Yahoo Movies that features fans of the book selected from a contest (details here). Watch the teaser trailer below for the The Host...
One of the most anticipated films of 2012 is The Avengers. Combining characters Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffallo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), it is sure to be an epic super hero extravaganza. From the looks of the trailers/promos/photos and the like that have been released, fans around the world sure seem like they will be pleased when the film hits theatres May 4th. Check out all the latest trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from The Avengers.
Update, April 3, 2012: New clip is out via Maxim Lockout. Watch it now!
On April 20, 2012, "TAKE NO PRISONERS." Or so says the new poster for Lockout, a film presented by Luc Besson who has brought the movie going world such classics as Leon: The Professional, Taken, and The Fifth Element. Besson knows one thing well when it comes to the movies he writes, directs, or stars in...action, and lots of it. Lockout looks to have enough action to keep everyone more than pleased, and to give their heart a good pumping.
TCM Classic Film Festival Silent Auction, featuring Vertigo and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Memorabilia
The TCM Classic Film Festival returns to Hollywood April 12th to the 15th, 2012. In conjunction with the amazing line-up of films that will be showing over the course of four days there will also be a silent auction featuring two original posters from two of the films being screened, Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo and the unforgettable 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, as directed by Richard Fleischer. In attendance for the screening of Vertigo is the enigma creating lead-actress herself, Kim Novak; and for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Kirk Douglas will take part in a discussion after the screening.
There have been adaptations of "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" on stage, film, television, and even an opera arranged. The first film adaptation took place in 1913, directed by Adolph Zukor and starring Minnie Maddern Fiske; all copies of the silent picture have been lost. In 2007 a musical version of the novel premiered in New York, "Tess: The New Musical", featuring a rock opera of lyrics, music, and Annie Pasqua. Even acclaimed Director Roman Polanski took a turn at adapting "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" with his 1979 film Tess, starring Nastassja Kinski, Leigh Lawson, and Peter Firth. The time has come again for a new film adaptation of Hardy's phenomenal novel to grace the screen; this time set in 21st Century India. Trishna is directed by Michael Winterbottom (Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland, 24 Hour Party People) and stars Freida Pinto (Immortals, Slumdog Millionaire) and Riz Ahmed (Four Lions, Centurion). Trishna is a new take on the modern classic, but maintains the tensions between "ancient privilege and modern equality." It is wonderful to see a modern Director taking on a beloved classic, and when Trishna is released in theatres on July 13, 2012 everyone will get to experience the adaptation for themselves.
The first trailer has arrived for Woody Allen's To Rome With Love. Take a Look!
The Coachella Music Festival is know for many things, including: 1. A great line-up of musical talents 2. Being a weekend long party 3. Causing insane amounts of traffic across the desert, and 4. Attempting to re-vive the spirit of Woodstock, each and every year since its inception. One thing Coachella has never been known for is movies--until now. The night before the music-inspired partying begins Roadside Attractions and Filter Magazine will have the West Coast Premiere of Director David Mackenzie's film Tonight You're Mine, starring Adam Treadway (Attack the Block, Clash of the Titans) and Natalia Tena ("Game of Thrones", Harry Potter, co-founder of Molotov Jukebox). The film will play twice on Thursday, April 12th at the Cinema Palm D'Or; the screenings are at 7pm and 9pm.
The Farrelly Brothers, the directing team behind such movies as Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, and Shallow Hal return this Spring with a new take on The Three Stooges, starring Sean Hayes as Larry, Will Sasso as Curly, and Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe. Taking on the iconic characters 'The Three Stooges' is a huge undertaking, as they are beloved by fans worldwide thanks to the original comedians who created 'The Three Stooges', Moe Howard, Curly Howard (later replaced by brother Shemp Howard), and Larry Fine. The film also stars Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family"), Jennifer Hudson ("American Idol"), and Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm").
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When you consider all of the movies being released in 2012 there are a handful everyone is most excited about seeing. The Avengers, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman, The Great Gatsby (in 3D!), and Brave all make the list. Here at FilmFracture there is one that is at the top of the list, and is the number one on my own personal list, Prometheus. Directed by Ridley Scott, the man behind two of the greatest and most influential science fiction films ever made, Alien and Bladerunner, Prometheus marks his return to a science fiction world--and as rumor has it a return to the world of Alien prior to Ripley's time battling space-age monsters who use humans as their incubators.
Director Mary Harron, the female director I love to mention when discussions over whether a woman can direct dark, edgy, and violent pictures--she directed Christian Bale in American Psycho, so yes, women can direct the aforementioned type film and do it well. Harron has a new film releasing in theatres on April 20th, The Moth Diaries, starring Sarah Bolger ("The Tudors"), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method, Dream House), Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), and Scott Speedman (Underworld). The Moth Diaries is adapted from the acclaimed novel by Rachel Klein, and is a tale of jealousy, infatuation, murder, and suspicion.
Walt Disney's classic tale Snow White, and also the very first feature-length animated film they made, is getting re-vamped this year by two different studios, Relativity Media is presenting Mirror, Mirror and Universal has Snow White and the Huntsman. Neither of these films are remaking the epic tale of a black haired beauty with red rose lips who awaits her prince charming while being hunted by an evil queen. The new Snow White's are going to be much different, and Relativity Media's Mirror, Mirror looks to be playing the eccentricity card with Evil Queen Julia Roberts at the helm and quite a bite to the humor.
In 2010 a retelling of the famous (and cult classic) Clash of the Titans hit theatres, starring Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson. To put it mildly, the film was a bust of epic proportions--even if it made money it pissed off a great deal of fans, critics, and the like. I recall stating in my review of the film that your money would be better spent on lottery tickets. A sequel is being released on March 30, 2012, Wrath Of The Titans and by the looks of the trailers it seems to be a great improvement.
Remember in 1999 when a little comedy came out called American Pie? A film that made the previously simple act of eating pie into a sinfully hilarious masturbation option. The same movie introduced the world to the "MILF", or "Mom I'd Like to F*ck," thanks to the semi-iconic character of Stifler (Seann William Scott). Well, the boys, and the girls, of the original American Pie have returned in this year's American Reunion, out April 6th in theatres. Reuniting the entire cast from the original film, and the sequels, it is definitely going to be quite the reunion, and one that inevitably will involve pie.
Daniel Radcliffe's, aka "the boy who lived," first project to be released since the epic conclusion of the Harry Potter franchise is The Woman In Black. As far away from the security of Hogwart's, Radcliffe's character Arthur Kipps finds himself in a supernatural thriller with the ghost of a woman who is hell-bent on finding what she lost.
When the first trailer for The Hunger Games was released everyone was verly excited, and then the watched it. Fans of the series had mixed emotions, but they remained optimistic that the film would be a successful adaptation of the novel. The second trailer for the film has arrived and it is a definite improvement, showing more of the action in store for viewers come March.
The Hunger Games will not be released in theatres until March 23, 2012 but that does not mean there is any stopping the abundance of websites/blogs/social networks, and the like, from capitalizing on all things Hunger. The newest edition is completely devoted to the fashion of The Hunger Games, coming directly after additional photos surfaced of the costumes in the film on EW.com. Finding a home on Tumblr, "Capitol Couture" will appease Hunger Games fans with all things fashion-related.
That time of year has returned, where classic cinephiles from around the country pay homage to great classic cinema at the TCM Classic Film Festival. In only its third year the festival has established itself as a must for cinema fanatics, and an event not to be missed. This year's slate of programming is outstanding, and features an array of films for every taste. More films may still be announced, and more special guests are sure to be attending. For now, here is the program for the TCM Classic Film Festival 2012:
The Hunger Games opens in two weeks and the premiere is tonight, March 12th in Los Angeles. Fans have a chance to take part in the fun that is The Hunger Games premiere, from all over the country. maybe even the world. There are even going to be prizes to win and all sorts of other goodies.
Beginning on Friday, March 9th the sensational Swedish film Sound of Noise will have a one-week theatrical run at the Cinefamily movie theatre in Los Angeles, California. The festivities will kick-off with a special opening night part that will feature a Q&A with the filmmakers and, much to a viewer's delight, a drum battle featuring the Melvin Drummers. After watching the film beforehand you will be more than ready, and thoroughly excited, for the drum battle to begin.
In 1987, a Television show premiered starring a relatively unknown Johnny Depp, aside from fans of A Nightmare On Elm Street, called "21 Jump Street". It's focus was on an undercover police unit that specialized in youth crimes, and as such the officers were undercover as such youth. The show has since become iconic, for more reasons than worth noting, but not for being a comedy. Well, that is about to change with the release of 21 Jump Street, the movie, starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and none other than Ice Cube--plus a bunch of young, relatively unknown actors and a special cameo by none other than Johnny Depp himself. Just try and guess whom Johnny is playing because I can guarantee you never will as I have seen the film and it is a splendidly brilliant cameo, nose and all.
Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation Inc., and Aardman Animations Limited present The Pirates! Band of Misfits on April 27, 2012, an animated claymation feature film starring, what else but, Pirates! Arrgghhh...
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Look who's back! Our favorite prehistoric dwellers, Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary), Sid (John Leguizamo), and even that acorn chasing Scrat (Chris Wedge); watch what new adventure the gang will have in Ice Age: Continental Drift's first full-length official trailer.
In preparation for the release of John Carter on March 9th, Disney has released a ten-minute clip from the film. Watch it below:
The Hunger Games excitement continues for fans with the launch of a national mall tour, featuring the tributes. Cast members participating include Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta). The eight-city tour kicks off in Los Angeles on March 3rd and will include Q&A's as well as the chance to win Hunger Games gear.
Director Gareth Huw Evans reteams with Iko Uwais, the star and fight choreographer of the cult sensation Merantu with The Raid: Redemption. Featuring the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat, The Raid: Redeption played to great applause at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and will now be released in theatres on March 23, 2012 with a score by alternative rocker/composers Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Joseph Trapanese, collaborator with Daft Punk and M83.
Stephenie Meyer's days of having big screen adaptations are numbered, with the final installment of the Twilight franchise being released this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part Two. Or are they? It so happens Meyer has written other books, and the film adaptation of The Host is making its way into theatres March 29, 2013.
On April 4, 2012 Titanic is making its way back into theatres in what promises to be a spectacular re-release of one of the most successful film's in history. Why? Because James Cameron has added his special magic to the film and it is now in 3D (and will play on IMAX screens as well). Imagining the ship breaking apart and sinking into the ocean in 3D is both horrifying and exhilarating, and makes seeing Titanic in 3D a must for fans, and movie lovers everywhere.
ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) has released a thoroughly enjoyable sizzle reel for Paramount Pictures' Rango showcasing the progression of Rango as an animated feature. The sizzle reel is a great example of how animated features come to life and helps everyone to remember how much fun Rango is/was as a film--that might be why it is nominated for best animated feature at The Academy Awards.
Fox Searchlight Pictures invites viewers to watch the first 12 minutes of their upcoming release, Sound of My Voice, starring Brit Marling (Another Earth), Christopher Denham, and Nicole Vicius. The footage also includes special "hotspots" of interactive activity that hint at what will happen next in the story--as the first 12 minutes are considered "Chapter One."
Freestyle Digital Releasing has presented the latest trailer for their upcoming theatrical release Tomorrow When The War Began. An adaptation of the John Marsden novel, the film is from Australia, and features an all Aussie cast for the high school friends that must wage war in their hometown, and country, when unknown forces invade and take over. Judging from the trailer the movie looks to be a war-action film that will have young people showing off their combat skills--sounds like fun.
For fans of Tyler Perry, the Director/Writer/Producer, et al, behind the hugely successful Madea film franchise and the star and aforementioned titles of the upcoming Good Deeds, an opportunity to ask him questions via a live fan chat is happening.
Coming Soon: Man On A Ledge, starring Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, and Elizabeth Banks (plus an exclusive 4-minute preview of the film)
Man On A Ledge is about as relevant a title you can choose to describe the movie Man On A Ledge, starring Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, and Elizabeth Banks. By reading the synopsis below you can see why, as Summit Entertainment breaks it down quite nicely--although they fail to mention the heist portion of the film with Jamie Bell that is in fact the most entertaining part. In the cold month of January, both literally and figuratively with movie releases, Man On A Ledge is a fun time at the movies, and everyone can always use that.
Everyone wants a piece of the Super Bowl, the commercials that is, and The Dictator has jumped on board. Here is the big game spot for The Dictator; that Sacha Baron Cohen, after Borat and Bruno, one can only imagine how he is going to top himself in this film.
The Secret World of Arrietty is the newest film from Studio Ghibli, the animation studio behind such films as Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, and Spirited Away. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi with a script written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, The Secret World of Arrietty is an adaptation of the novel "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton. The English-language version of the film will be released by Disney on February 17, 2012 with a voice cast that includes Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, David Henrie, and Moises Arias.
Yesterday we got a Super Bowl promo for John Carter, and today it's The Avengers. For a fifteen-ish second spot, called "Become," it looks pretty amazing; and finally a full-on glimpse of The Hulk, as well as Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, and Iron Man (Tony Stark). Did I mention the explosion? Yep, one of those too. The Avengers hits theatres this Summer, the Super Bowl is this weekend--one can only imagine what The Avengers have planned for the big game.
The Super Bowl always brings with it epic commercials. Disney has jumped on the band wagon for making the most of the Super Bowl extravaganza by releasing a (very) short promotional TV spot that will air before game day--and you can see it right now, of course. The difference between this just being a trailer/commercial/teaser for the film is that it boasts a sweepstakes at the end of the spot instructing viewers to tune in for the John Carter game commercial for a chance to win tickets to next year's Super Bowl.
There are The Golden Globes, The Academy Awards, The Directors Guild Awards, and a whole bunch of other award ceremony's for achievements in film each and every year. The most widely known, and often times thought of as the most prestigious is The Academy Awards, the "Oscars." There is one award ceremony that is all about the performers, and the awards are given to them by their peers--making it a little more special, and a lot more intimate.
Act of Valor is one-part documentary and three-parts narrative feature. It "stars" active duty Navy Seals, the elite of the elite, in an inspired by true events script that promises "stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure." A strong promise indeed, but by the looks of the trailer it just may prove correct.
The Albert Nobbs Sweepstakes
FilmDistrict is proud to present Angelina Jolie in a Live online Q&A on Thursday Jan 12th at 8pm EST / 5pm PST to discuss her writing & directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey. This exciting and interactive event gives fans the chance to ask Ms. Jolie questions about the film LIVE!
A new short film competition was announced today, "Show Us The Way," created by the Levi’s® brand in alliance with AFI Fest and AFI Conservatory. To enter the contest filmmakers will submit a story treatment for the chance to produce a five-minute short film about a better tomorrow. This new contest was announced at the AFI Alumni Reception during the Sundance Film Festival.
Liam Neeson has become quite a conundrum in the past five years or so. An actor who could be found playing the less-than stunt-prone character finds himself in his golden years a bona-fide action hero, all beginning with Taken in 2008. Out of nowhere Neeson was suddenly shooting up bad guys, performing death defying stunts and making history with lines such as "I will find you, and I will kill you." Moviegoers do not seem to be complaining over Neeson's change in career tempo. He has always been a great actor, as can be seen in Kinsey (2004) and Gangs of New York, or the lesser known Schindler's List (1993)--I kid of course. When you look back at Liam Neeson's resume there are quite a few action-type roles he has played--and he was of course in The Phantom Menace as well as Batman Begins but as a much more gentler, philosophical fighter--it was not until Taken that anyone actually noticed this gentlemen Bond could carry an action-movie all on his own.
In 2003 Director Len Wiseman brought the world Underworld. A post-apocalyptic style Vampire story revolving around the blood feud between Vampires and Lycans (werewolves). The film was heavily stylized, a feast for the eyes with all of the special effects and moderate amounts of gore, and most importantly it introduced the character of Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale. Selene, a vampire death dealer who clads herself in a leather/pleather/plastic ensemble with boots that seem to be the boots Nancy Sinatra was referring to when she sang "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" instantly became the definition of a gorgeous ass-kicking siren on screen.
The Hollywood Reporter announced today information on the planned Psycho prequel series "Bates Motel" over at A&E TV. The show is currently in early development, working alongside Universal Television, and would be a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. As The Hollywood Reporter puts it, "the series would offer an understanding into how Norman Bates psyche developed and would tell the back story of the famed films killer, learning of how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged him, transforming him into serial killing motel owner."