Archive for November 1, 2011
Every awards season there seems to be that one acclaimed flick that stands out as the “controversial dark horse” of the pack. In 2011, it’s co-writer/director Steve McQueen’s Shame, which reunites him with his acclaimed Hunger star, Michael Fassbender.
An official domestic green band trailer has been unveiled for Shame, which (for now) has been slapped with the incriminatory NC-17 Rating from the MPAA. However, it looks like Fox Searchlight is not going to attempt to get that stigma-heavy rating appealed – and based on the subject matter alone that’s probably fine, seeing how this film is truly not meant for anyone of a non-legal age.
Fassbender’s newfound popularity in the wake of X-Men: First Class hasn’t led him astray from his indie roots just yet – seeing how he’s set to reunite with McQueen a third time in ...
Click to continue reading ‘Shame’ U.S. Trailer & Clip: Michael Fassbender Has Problems
It is the start of a new month for DVD and Blu-ray fans. November has a few very special releases in store, but nothing on the scale of Star Wars or Jurassic Park. Still, plenty to look forward to.
The first week brings a pair of well-received studio films to DVD and Blu-ray, as Cars 2 and Crazy, Stupid, Love both reach home video formats. In addition, Water for Elephants makes its home entertainment debut.
There isn’t a title releasing this week that jumps off the page, but many will be lured in by the Blu-ray release of Hook. A Christmas Carol and Cop Land are also now available on Blu-ray.
The 3D boom continues as Disney Pixar is releasing the entire Toy Story trilogy in 3D. A post-conversion attempt seems to be successful and those with ...
Click to continue reading DVD/Blu-ray Breakdown: November 1st, 2011
One of my favorite video on demand experiences to date was watching writer/director Ti West’s ’80s horror throwback flick, House of the Devil (read our Review). The movie was well-crafted, creepy, and definitely more fun on a Friday night than the unruly audiences in a Paranormal Activity theater. West succeeded in creating a modern film that still made me feel nostalgic for the horror films of my youth – and it looks like he’s going to attempt to once again impress with the upcoming horror flick, The Innkeepers.
Today we have the first trailer for The Innkeepers to share, but before we get to it here’s a little bit about the film:
After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining ...
Click to continue reading ‘The Innkeepers’ Trailer & Posters: Hotel of the Devil
New posters including No-One Lives, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Cleanskin, My Week with Marilyn, The Innkeepers, Contraband, The Vow and concept art for Adam Sandler's Dracula character in Hotel Transylvania
"John Glenn ("Eagle Eye") has been hired to rewrite John Heffernan's untitled sci-fi action script set up at Paramount Pictures and Disruption Entertainment. The story is described as "Die Hard" on an alien spaceship. Parent and Cale Boyter are producing…" (full details)
"Michael Shannon has confirmed that he'll wear two costumes as General Zod in the upcoming "Man of Steel". One is a motion-capture suit, the other a more conventional costume…" (full details)
"The American Film Institute announced today that "The Adventures of Tintin" will have its North American Premiere as the Closing Night Gala of AFI Fest 2011 at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on November 10th…" (full details)
"Twilight" film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are rumored to be re-teaming together onscreen for a project that will "closely mirror what has gone on in their own personal lives together"…" (full details)
"Though he's a big fan of Daniel Craig's take on the character, former James Bond star Roger Moore is not a fan of the most recent film 'Quantum of Solace' - "I didn’t like the last Bond film, it was like a long, disjointed commercial"…" (full details)
"Video game 'Battlefield 3' has sold five million units in the first week worldwide, making it the fastest-selling game in Electronic Arts' history. Reviews wise the game averaged 87/100 on Metacritic across three platforms which is a very strong score but behind other recent juggernaut titles like "Batman: Arkham City" (97), "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" (93), "Gears of War 3" (91), "ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection" (91), "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" (89), "Dark Souls" (89) and three sports-related titles…" (full details)
"Steve McQueen's controversial sex addict drama "Shame," Tomas Alfredson's period espionage thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Paddy Considine's "Tyrannosaur" have each scored seven nominations at this year’s British Independent Film Awards. Racing documentary "Senna" and Lynne Ramsay’s massacre fallout drama "We Need To Talk About Kevin" are also in contention for the best British film award which will be handed out December 4th…" (full details)
"The Killing star Joel Kinnaman is now officinally in negotiations to lay Lancelot for David Dobkin's King Arthur movie "Arthur & Lancelot" at Warner Bros. Pictures…" (full details)
"The cop drama "Rampart" has been set for November 23rd this year to qualify for awards consideration. Meanwhile Steven Soderbergh's male stripper flick "Magic Mike" is set for June 29th 2012, …" (full details)
"New Regency has acquired the property rights to Jim Henson's popular HBO 80's muppet family show "Fraggle Rock"…" (full details)
"RZA says that Eddie Griffin and Tracy Morgan are up for playing Ol’ Dirty Bastard in a biopic about the rapper"…" (full details)
"Cameron Crowe has revealed that he had just finished writing a comedy script that he hopes to start shooting in March, and he has another film after that nearly ready to go…" (full details)
"'Rush Hour' and 'Tower Heist' director Brett Ratner says that a film adaptation of the musical "Wicked" is his "dream project"…" (full details)
"Til Schweiger is writing, directing and producing the hitman action thriller "The Guardian" for Barefoot Films. Paul Maurice is co-writing the script…" (full details)
"Waterstone Entertainment has optioned screen rights to Og Mandino’s bestselling self-help book "The Greatest Salesman in the World" which has sold over 25 million copies…" (full details)
Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace are set to team for the action thriller "Dead Man Down" for IM Global and Original Film.
Farrell plays Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution.
Their intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. J.H. Wyman penned the script and will produce with Neal H. Moritz.
Niels Arden Oplev ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") will direct the $30 million project which begins shooting early next year.