Archive for May 24, 2012

‘On the Road’ Trailer & Clips: A Star-Studded Search for ‘It’

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On the Road (2012) Movie Trailer Clips

Despite boasting an all-star cast that includes Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, (Blonde) Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley (13), Kirsten Dunst, Alice Braga (Predators), Garrett Hedlund (TRON Legacy), Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard and Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, we actually haven’t covered much of Walter Salles’ (The Motorcycle Diaries) adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, which is being produced by Francis Ford Coppola.

Personally, I’ve been a longtime detractor of Kerouac’s seminal novel about the rise of the Beat Generation – I’m “Camp Thompson” (as in Hunter S.) when it comes to narcotics-fueled excursions that serve as ruminations on American life and society. Still, On the Road is a film worth noting as it has recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, so today we have the latest clips and a previously-released trailer for the film to share.


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Back to the Future: Hollywood’s Fascination with Prequels

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Prequels

The release date for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is looming, and the marketing materials won’t have you know it, but the film is a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. The term “prequel” is something of a dirty word in Hollywood these days, and therefore, Scott refers to the film as having “strands of Alien‘s DNA”. Okay, so that clears things up.

The notion of the prequel doesn’t just show Hollywood’s dearth of originality – it also illustrates that they have little faith in their audience. We can no longer just imagine that characters had lives before they appeared onscreen – now those pre-lives also have to be shown. It’s the cinematic equivalent of meeting someone for the first time and then telling them your life story up until that moment.

The prequel isn’t a new phenomenon, though: Zulu Dawn (1979) predated the ...

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Back to the Future: Hollywood’s Fascination with Prequels

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Prequels

The release date for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is looming, and the marketing materials won’t have you know it, but the film is a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. The term “prequel” is something of a dirty word in Hollywood these days, and therefore, Scott refers to the film as having “strands of Alien‘s DNA”. Okay, so that clears things up.

The notion of the prequel doesn’t just show Hollywood’s dearth of originality – it also illustrates that they have little faith in their audience. We can no longer just imagine that characters had lives before they appeared onscreen – now those pre-lives also have to be shown. It’s the cinematic equivalent of meeting someone for the first time and then telling them your life story up until that moment.

The prequel isn’t a new phenomenon, though: Zulu Dawn (1979) predated the ...

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Chris Hemsworth Talks ‘Thor 2′; Mads Mikkelsen Circling Villain Role [Updated]

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Chris Hemsworth Talks Thor 2

[UPDATE: Scroll Down to Find Out Which Actor Could be Playing the Villain in Thor 2.]

The glow of success is still shining bright around The Avengers - but that doesn’t mean the cast of the film is getting any rest. Robert Downey Jr. is already into production on Iron Man 3 with writer/director Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), while Chris Hemsworth is already gearing up for Thor 2, this time under the guidance of Game of Thrones director, Alan Taylor.

With the Iron Man and Thor sequels speeding down the pipeline, the superhero movie rumor mill is already churning with speculation and about what is coming in “Phase 2″ of Marvel’s Avengers movie universe. While we know Iron Man 3 will feature a story about a nanotechnological virus unleashed as a terrorist ...

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"Knight Rises" Posters, Photos, TV Spots

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The marketing push for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" has continued full force this week with the last 24 hours seeing the release of almost a dozen new photos, 4 spectacular billboard posters, and the first two TV spots with quite a bit of new footage. You can check them all out by clicking any of the images below.

At the same time the film's visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin announced on Twitter yesterday that, "bar the shouting", the film's visual effects are all done.

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