Archive for January 10, 2012
If you don’t know about Red Tails yet, it’s a movie about a crew of African American pilots trained in the Tuskegee program during WWII. While they spent most of the war (literally) grounded by the unjust laws of military segregation, eventually they were called upon to fly dangerous missions, ultimately proving their worth as some of America’s most dedicated and skilled fighter pilots.
Sounds like you average feel-good historical drama dealing with America’s complicated history with race, but here’s the twist: Red Tails is, in part, a product of Lucasfilm, with its story conceived by none other than the Star Wars creator George Lucas, who also serves as the film’s executive producer.
George Lucas and black history? Yep, it’s happening.
Today we have seven minutes of Red Tails ...
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Steven Soderbergh is known for his ability to infuse any number of cinematic genres with slick, unique, stylistic flair. He turned the heist film into the all-star meta party that was the Ocean’s Eleven, series; offered broad-yet-intimate looks at both the war on drugs and the spread of disease in Traffic and Contagion (respectively); and even found a way to examine the 2008 economic crisis through the eyes of a porn star in The Girlfriend Experience.
In that sense, the thought of Soderbergh taking on a espionage revenge thriller seems almost mundane – but that’s exactly what he’s doing with Haywire, and today we have the first 5 minutes of the movie to share. See for yourself how this tried-and-true movie sub-genre looks ...
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The continuation of television’s one-time hit series House is in jeopardy, as FOX recently revealed that the network is actively avoiding any programming decisions related House season 9.
While speaking at the TCA 2011 Winter Press Tour, FOX Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said, “We’ve done a good job of avoiding some of these big decisions.” Continuing, Reilly commented that there are some positives to deciding the future (or end) of television’s former ratings juggernaut: “I do feel fortunate that we have some high-class problems.”
Fortunately, even if Fox decides to cancel House, Reilly stated that the series would, “absolutely have a satisfying conclusion. … It’s not going have an unceremonious finish.” Well, as satisfying a conclusion as you can have from forcing the producers to develop an ending to the series mid-season.
That being said, it’s likely that ...
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Some of you reading this may recall over a year ago, when news first got out that James Cameron had plans to bring the world of Cirque du Soleil performance art to life in 3D, with Andrew Adamson (the first two Shrek and Chronicles of Narnia flicks) charged with both writing an original storyline and directing the flick.
Well, that project now has an actual title (Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away) and has been acquired by Paramount Pictures, which plans to distribute the 3D project in theaters around the world at some point in 2012.
The plot of Worlds Away is said to concern an ordinary person who travels to a “magical realm” inhabited by creatures and characters inspired/based on Cirque du Soleil figures featured in the group’s Las Vegas shows. However, as Cirque executive producer/head honcho ...
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Fresh off his turn as a young Hank McCoy/Beast in X-Men: First Class, Nicholas Hoult has a promising summer ahead of him, between his starring in Jack the Giant Killer (one of our 20 most anticipated 2012 titles) – and Warm Bodies, an adaptation of Isaac Marion’s popular supernatural horror/romance novel that is being written and directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50).
You can get an early look at Hoult as the zombie “R” in the Warm Bodies images gallery above; continue reading on for larger versions and more information about the film (including, an official synopsis).
Here is the official lowdown on the plot setup for Warm Bodies:
Zombies love people, especially their brains. But R (Nicholas Hoult) is different. He’s alive inside, unlike the hundreds of other grunting, drooling undead—all victims of a recent plague that drove the remaining survivors into a heavily guarded city. Now ...
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