Archive for December, 2011
Now that 2012 is upon us, movie fans and comic book fanboys alike are going to be getting downright giddy over the fact that Marvel’s superhero team-up film, The Avengers, is (finally) going to hit theaters.
Despite multiple rumors and set photos/videos leaking onto the Internet, Marvel Studios has by and large done a good job of keeping Avengers plot details shrouded in secrecy. But now, it seems that a major detail of the film may have been spoiled – and the culprits, once again, are toys.
Needless to say: IF YOU ARE TRYING TO AVOID AVENGERS SPOILERS, STOP READING NOW!!!
There’s a fine (and sometimes non-existent) line between what constitutes a great movie and a “favorite.” We all have films we absolutely love and re-watch over and over, imperfect though they may be; conversely, we may really admire and respect the quality of a widely-recognized “classic,” but it’s not the sort of flick we feel the need to see more than once or twice.
We’ve settled on a list of 10 movies released in 2011 that the Screen Rant staff not only admired, but flat-out enjoyed. Bear in mind, this isn’t synonymous with a “best of” list for films that hit theaters over the past year. These are simply the ones that we deemed our favorites.
Read on for our top 10 choices, along with 5 honorable mentions that almost made the cut. As always, let ...
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Stallone’s Bullet in the Head is absolutely rock hard; Charlize Theron talks Mad Max; Harry Potter director David Yates hears a Voice; Ben Affleck models the 70s look in Argo; someone opens the Nightmare Box and Scout Taylor Compton and Dee Wallace rule in King.
1. Sylvester Stallone’s Bullet in the Head (formally Headshot) is gearing up for release in the early months of 2012 (April to be exact) and it looks like the Rambo and Expendables star is still in tip-top shape. Check out the above pic if you don’t believe us.
The Walter Hill directed actioner co-stars Sung Kang, Jason Momoa and Christian Slater. The project caused some controversy earlier in the year when Thomas Jane was dropped from the film and replaced by Kang, because apparently producer Joel ...
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Screen Rant’s Ben Kendrick reviews We Bought a Zoo
Writer/director Cameron Crowe has helmed a number of iconic and critically acclaimed films – including Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, and Vanilla Sky. However, the celebrated filmmaker hit a wall when his 2005 drama, Elizabethtown was poorly received and underperformed at the box office.
As a result, film fans have been eagerly anticipating Crowe‘s follow-up feature project, We Bought a Zoo – an adaptation of writer Benjamin Mee‘s memoir, We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Changed Their Lives Forever. The rich source material, coupled with Crowe‘s character-focused storytelling approach, were certainly indicators that We Bought a Zoo could offer another thoughtful and ...
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Word got out that Arnold Schwarzengger would follow up his supporting stint in The Expendables 2 and his comeback starring role in The Last Stand with a leading turn in another action-thriller: Black Sands, a new project directed by onetime stunt supervisors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh (the upcoming Act of Valor) based on a screenplay by The A-Team writer Skip Woods.
The film was then being described as a Commando-style flick that would pit a loner (Schwarzenegger) against a vicious weapons manufacturer; now, the project (which has not been retitled Black Sunday, despite reports to the contrary) is said to be more of a genre mashup.
Arnold Fans has the scoop on Black Sands, which will reportedly star Ah-nuld as an immortal warrior (he describes his character as “kind of an angel”) who battles ...
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