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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chloe Moretz Emily the Strange Film

Chloe Moretz To Star In Emily the Strange

Chloe Moretz, who gained fame as Hit-Girl in "Kick-Ass" and next stars in "Let Me In," will star as the title character in Universal's adaptation of counterculture icon "Emily the Strange."

Universal just acquired the rights to character, created by skateboarder Rob Reger among a multitude of designs he was printing up for stickers, T-shirts and skateboards in Santa Cruz in the early 1990s. The Emily design took off, with Reger's company, Cosmic Debris, going on to become a multimillion-dollar business with toeholds in fashion, books and comics, toys, school supplies and accessories.

Dark Horse Entertainment has been developing the character as a movie project since 2008. Although the company has a first-look deal with Universal, the project wasn't officially set up at the studio until now.

Dark Horse's Mike Richardson is producing. Reger is executive producing alongside Dark Horse's Keith Goldberg.

No screenwriter or director is attached at this time.

The story line is being kept under wraps, although the aim is to tell the origin of the punk and gothic figure and her four cats: troublemaker Sabbath, schemer Nee-Chee, imaginative Miles and leader Mystery.

The seeds for Moretz's involvement were sown at Comic-Con, where Reger met Moretz, who was there for the "Let Me In" panel.

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Michael Nyqvist Mission: Impossible 4

Michael Nyqvist To Play Bad Boy In Mission: Impossible 4

Michael Nyqvist, who played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and its sequels, will play one of the lead villains in Paramount's "Mission: Impossible 4."

The movie, being directed by Brad Bird, has slowly been pulling together its cast, with new faces Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Vladimir Mashkov joining Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg in the action movie.

J.J. Abrams, who is producing with Cruise and Paula Wagner, worked on the story with scribes Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, who have written the screenplay.

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Ruffalo Hulk In Upcoming Avengers Film To Be Mo-Cap

No CGI For Ruffalo In Upcoming Avengers Film

In the two Incredible Hulk movies of the past decade, stars Edward Norton and Eric Bana played Bruce Banner but let the effects crew worry about the big green guy. In Marvel's upcoming The Avengers, though, Mark Ruffalo will actually play the Hulk:

"I'm really excited. No one's ever played the Hulk exactly, they've always done CGI,"  "They're going to do the Avatar stop-action, stop-motion capture. 

So I'll actually play the Hulk. That'll be fun." But he's nearly as excited about playing Banner: "I really love the first TV version of it, the Bill Bixby one," Ruffalo told us. "I'm gonna shoot for that a little bit. He was an everyman in it. He's always on the run and trying to find love. It's really a sympathetic character, before he turns into the Hulk and fucks everything up." Also, if you needed one more reason to be excited for Avengers, Ruffalo tells he'll be playing history's first-ever 3-D Hulk: "I hope I don't bulge in anyone's face, that's all I have to say."

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Images

New Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Images

Through the magic of the web (Facebook/Twitter) Warner Bros. Pictures have released new images from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, the new trailer is out and can be watched Here.

See all the pictures after the Jump..

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Teri Hatcher To Play Lois's Mom On Smallville

Teri Hatcher To Play Lois's Mom On Smallville

For the show’s 10th and final season, producers have scored perhaps their biggest (maybe even the biggest possible) casting coup: They’ve snagged erstwhile Lois Lane Teri Hatcher to play mom to Erica Durance’s Lois Lane!

I know what you’re thinking: But Lois’ mom, Ella, is dead! Follow along now…

In episode 8, titled “Abandoned,” Lois discovers old videotapes of her mother. I think you can figure the rest out for yourself. Am I right?

As you know, Hatcher spent four years playing Superman’s soul mate on ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The fact that the Desperate Housewives star was game to do this speaks volumes about her appreciation for that role (and the role it played in her future career). I’m sure they’re also paying her well, too.

More Smallville news Click Here.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"The Event" Episode 1 Review By:Jason Albrecht

"The Event" Episode 1 Review
By:Jason Albrecht

Over here at SandwichJohnfilms we are going to start expanding into the world of Television and start to do reviews on a few shows that we find interesting and worth watching. And some that aren't.

I want to welcome Jason Albrecht to the Sandwich team. Here at SandwichJohnFilms no one gets payed or works for money, they do it because they have a passion for Movies, Television and Pop Culture. And I want to welcome him on board. Jason will be reviewing Television's for us on a weekly basis. These are shows that he has been watching for years and new shows that just started. Jason first review is of the highly anticipated NBC show The Event.

Please Note-Spolier Alert

I want to like this show. A lot. There is a void in my TV watching where Lost once stood. Granted Lost kind of lost it in the middle, but it picked back up and finished strong. I thought Flash Forward would take over this season, but it was canceled. I liked Flash Forward’s pilot a TON more than the pilot of The Event. With that being said, let’s hope The Event can be the new “Lost.” The story of The Event focuses on individual characters as they relate to the happenings of the show starting 11 days in the past. It cycles through characters retelling the same parts through their eyes. Jumping though time randomly back and forth and requiring you to pay attention. Blink for too long and you will be lost…

What was “The Event?” It seems to be related to 97 people held in Alaska that the USA has imprisoned without regards to their rights. It also seems to be related to the mysterious teleportation of the airplane (it seemed more like some kind of transportation gate actually) being flown to assassinate the President as some kind of blackmail plot device with the pilot. Since the show is entitled The Event, I expect to have twists and misdirection all around and have no idea what actually is happening. I’d hate to figure it out in the first few episodes…

In the end, there was enough to bring me back. I have hope. Hope that this is the show that will spark my brain into action like Lost did.

The Event follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), a man who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend, Leila, begins to discover the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

In the pilot episode, told primarily in flashbacks, Walker and his girlfriend were on a cruise where he planned to propose to her. Before he could get the chance, he returned from a snorkeling trip to find her not only missing, but with no evidence he or she had ever boarded the ship. It was later turned out Leila's mother was apparently murdered by intruders, and her sister was kidnapped. Scenes set later showed him attempting to hijack a plane which Leila's father is flying, apparently to prevent it from being used to assassinate President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood).

Other flashbacks showed that shortly after taking office Martinez had discovered the existence of Mount Inostranka, a secret detention facility in Alaska. He had proposed to close it, disclose its existence and free those held there, a group led by Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes), over the objections of advisors who had been withholding its existence from him. The attempt on his life, stopped when the hijacked airplane mysteriously disappeared into a hole in the space above it, took place just prior to a news conference at which he was going to announce this along with Sophia. She told him "they" had saved them, and when he asked who "they" were, said "I haven't told you everything".

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New Trailer For Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I

New Trailer For Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I

The New movie trailer from Warner Bros. for the first part in the final chapter of the Harry Potter saga, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Enjoy the trailer after the jump..

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.

Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

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Black Widow Film In Talks

Johansson In Leather Jumpsuit? Yes Please

Are you ready for a Black Widow solo movie starring Scarlett Johansson? The film is being talked about and discussed as a possibility after Joss Whedon's Avengers movie, according to The HD Room. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige who is on the trail promoting the upcoming release of Iron Man 2 on DVD is quoted at an appearance saying.

"We've already started discussions with Scarlett about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts," Feige said. "But The Avengers comes first."

I am not a huge fan of Johnansson, but I am a fan of ladies in tight jumpsuits and lovely ladies kicking ass. It makes sense that Marvel would wait to see how audiences react to that film before making any final decision about letting the Black Widow loose on her own. Still, given her long history in the comics, surely there’s enough scope for a decent film about her adventures?

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LET ME IN Interactive Games

LET ME IN Interactive Games For iphone And Facebook

With the film about a week away from hitting theaters we received this information that two new interactive games are available for the film. I will be attending the press screening for this film on Thursday in LA.

Overture Films, isbringing the bone-chilling terror of “Let Me In,” the haunting and provocative thriller based on the best-selling Swedish novel Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In), to life for iPhone and Facebook users before the movie comes to the big screen on October 1. The games, which were developed for Overture Films by Jet Set Studios, use actual footage from the film to immerse players in the dark world of Abby, a 12-year old vampire responsible for a series of grisly murders in a wintry New Mexico town.

For as little as one friend a day, Facebook users can feed a little girl and help her live for another hundred years with the “Feed a Friend” game for Facebook. But when they sign into Facebook Connect and select one of their friends, their seemingly good deed quickly turns deadly and they are shown a series of newspaper stories featuring their friend’s face and chronicling their demise. In the “Let Me In” mobile game for iPhone/iPod, players are in a race against the clock as they solve a collection of word scrambler puzzles. If time elapses before they correctly identify all of the words, they’re treated to a first-hand view of what it’s like to become one of Abby’s victims. Footage from the film lends to a very realistic- and very creepy- atmosphere in both games.

The “Let Me In” mobile game is a free application available in the iTunes App Store (itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/let-me-in/id390575930?mt=8), and is compatible with both the iPhone and iPod Touch. The “Feed a Friend” Facebook game is available at http://www.letmein-movie.com/feedafriend

Chloe Moretz (Hit Girl from Kick-Ass) stars as Abby, a mysterious 12-year old girl, who moves next door to Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road). Owen is a social outcast who is viciously bullied at school and in his loneliness, forms a profound bond with his new neighbor. Owen can’t help noticing that Abby is like no one he has ever met before. As a string of grisly murders occupy the town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl is really a savage vampire.

Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and produced by legendary British horror brand Hammer Films, is based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma (Let The Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gugino & Carrey To Star In "Mr. Popper's Penguins"

Carla Gugino Set To Pop A Penguin

Carla Gugino (Watchmen,Entourage) is set to join Jim Carrey in the family picture "Mr. Popper's Penguins." A modern update of the beloved 1938 children's book.

In the film, Mr. Popper is a high-powered, New York buisness man who suddenly inherits six penguins. Taking care of the animals is no easy matter, and he quickly hits major hurtles, both at home and at work. But along the way, he learns the value of family and friendship--human and otherwise.

Fox acquired screen rights to Richard and Florence Atwater's classic kids book a year ago. Gugino is currently in post-production on Zack Snyder's action-fantasy "Sucker Punch."

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Alex Gonzalex Casted As Riptide X-Men: First Class

Alex Gonzalex Casted As Riptide In Upcoming X-Men: First Class

Another surprise casting news. Director Matthew Vaughn has casted Alex Gonzalex as a mutant called Riptide. Riptide is like a human tornado that has the ability to spin his body at an incredibly fast rate. Upon reaching his top speed, Riptide then hurls shuriken and other objects created from calcified masses at such high velocity that they can punch through steel.

The film stars James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier: Leader and founder of the X-Men and one of Magneto's best friends until conflicts of opinion create a rivalry between them and their teams. Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr / Magneto: Leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Mutants and one of Professor X's best friends until conflicts of opinion create a rivalry between them and their teams. Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw: Leader of a secret society bent on taking over the world called the Hellfire Club. January Jones as Emma Frost / White Queen: A mutant telepath who can also change her body into diamond form and member of the Hellfire Club. Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert: A scientist and an authority on genetic mutation and love interest of Charles Xavier. Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast: Beast is a former scientist who transformed into a frightening looking mutant, but is kind at heart. In the film X-Men: The Last Stand he is shown to turn out to be a political activist. Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme / Mystique: A dangerous shapeshifting mutant. Oliver Platt as "The Man in Black": A character who is not a mutant. Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore: A mutant with insectoid physiology. Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy / Banshee: An Irish mutant with the ability of sonic screaming. Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok: Cyclops' brother who has the ability to absorb cosmic energy blasts. Edi Gathegi as Armando Muñoz / Darwin: A mutant with the power of "reactive evolution." Jason Flemyng as Azazel: Nightcrawler's father who has the ability to teleport. When asked if Hugh Jackman might appear as Wolverine, Bryan Singer only shrugged.

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. World DVD/Blu-Ray Information

Scott Pilgrim Vs. World DVD/Blu-Ray Information

Scott Pilgrim Vs. World is going to be released on DVD and Blu-ray November 9th, and we got all the information on the DVD release and what features it will contain. By box office numbers the film was not a home run at the box office. But when films like these (Ala Kick-Ass) get released onto DVD's they find their markets.





Universal City, California, Tuesday, September 21—Inventive visuals, endearing performances and a genre-smashing style define Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the critically acclaimed, action-comedy coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD November 9th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In the movie, cutting-edge filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) directs Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) and an incredible ensemble cast in the story of a charming, unemployed bass player who discovers that in order to date the girl of his dreams, he must first battle her seven super-powered, evil exes.

Both the Blu-ray™ and DVD come loaded with deleted scenes, laugh-out-loud bloopers and cast commentaries assembled by director, producer and co-writer Edgar Wright. The 2-disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack is packed with hours of additional in-depth bonus features; a Blu-ray and DVD copy of film; and for a limited time only, a digital copy of the movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices anytime, anywhere. Blu-ray ™ consumers will also be able to stream a free bonus movie instantly to any internet-connected player, Smartphone or iPad™ using the free pocket BLU™ app. Starting with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, iPad™ owners can also enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high resolution display. With this app, Blu-ray™ consumers will be able to stream their full-length bonus movie in a way that's bigger and better than ever before.

In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright brings Bryan Lee O’Malley’s hugely popular graphic novel series to life with gravity-defying action and videogame-inspired graphics. Joining lead actor Michael Cera is one of the coolest ensemble casts ever to share the big screen including Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Live Free or Die Hard), Kieran Culkin (Igby Goes Down), Chris Evans (upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger), Academy Award® nominee Anna Kendrick (Twilight series, Up in the Air), Alison Pill (Dan in Real Life), Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”), Brandon Routh (Superman), Jason Schwartzman (Funny People), Johnny Simmons (Jennifer’s Body), Mark Webber (Broken Flowers), Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”) and Ellen Wong (“Runaway”). Scott Pilgrim vs. the World also boasts an awesome soundtrack featuring original music by Beck and performances by Broken Social Scene, Metric and more.


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World slayed critics of every generation with its highly stylized visuals. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott raves “You may want to see it again as soon as it’s over.” Jeremy Smith of “AintItCoolNews” calls the film “Wholly original. There’s never been a movie like it” and Rossiter Drake of the San Francisco Examiner pronounces it a “bold, brilliant spectacle.” Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is “far and away the funniest movie of the summer,” according to the Orlando Sentinel’s Roger Moore, and Peter Travers of Rolling Stone calls the film “a breathless rush of a movie that jumps off the screen, spins your head around and then stealthily works its way into your heart. It’s a game changer.”



o Making of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

o Music Featurette

o You Too Can Be Sex Bob-Omb

* · PRE-PRODUCTION: A look inside the film’s pre-production process including storyboards, pre-visualizations, animatics, motion capture tests, rehearsal footage, casting tapes, hair/make-up tests and more!
* ·
* · TRAILERS & TV SPOTS from the theatrical release of the film

* FREE BONUS MOVIE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: Blu-ray Combo Pack consumers will have instant access to stream action hits Tremors or Pitch Black via BD-Live, Smartphone or computer.
* U-CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie.
* pocket BLU™ app: USHE’s groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad™, Blackberry®, Nokia® Android™, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player and offers advanced features such as:

o Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.

o Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie.

o Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.

o virtual Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard that will facilitate such Blu-ray™ features as chatting with friends and sending messages.

* DIGITAL COPY OF THE FILM: Blu-ray™ consumers can download a digital version of the movie to their Mac® and or Windows® PC for a limited time only.
* BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more.
* MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.
* and lots more!


* · DELETED AND ALTERNATE SCENES with commentary from director/producer/ co-writer Edgar Wright
* ·

o Feature Commentary with director/producer/co-writer Edgar Wright, co-writer Michael Bacall and Author Bryan Lee O’Malley
o Technical Commentary with director/producer/co-writer Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope
o Cast commentary with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong and Brandon Routh

o Cast commentary with Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin and Mark Webber

* · BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTO GALLERIES including Edgar Wright’s photo blog


Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.


Directed By: Edgar Wright

Screenplay By: Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright

Based on the Oni Press Graphic Novels by: Bryan Lee O’Malley

Produced By: Marc Platt, Eric Gitter, Nira Park, Edgar Wright

Executive Producers: Ronaldo Vasconcellos, J. Miles Dale, Jared LeBoff, Adam Siegel

Director of Photography: Bill Pope ASC

Production Designer: Marcus Rowland

Editors: Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss

Visual Effects Supervisor: Frazer Churchill

Costume Designer: Laura Jean Shannon

Co-Producers: Joe Nozemack, Lisa Gitter, Steven V. Scavelli

Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong


Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Combo Pack

Street Date: November 9, 2010

Copyright: 2010

Material Number: 61112438

Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Rating: PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references

Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.



Street Date: November 9, 2010

Copyright: 2010

Material Number: 61110748

Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes

Layers: Dual Layer

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Rating: PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references

Technical Info: English 5.1, French 5.1, Spanish 5.1 English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles

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The Dilemma Trailer Starring Vince Vaughn & Kevin James

What Would You Do?

The Dilemma is an upcoming comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard. It stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, and Queen Latifah. The screenplay was written by Allan Loeb. The film will be produced Brian Grazer for Imagine Entertainment and Roger Birnbaum for Spyglass Entertainment, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures.

Watch the trailer after the Jump..

A man (Vince Vaughn) is unsure if he should tell his overweight best friend and business partner (Kevin James) that his wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating on him with another man (Channing Tatum) after catching them in the act.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

CASINO JACK Trailer Starring Kevin Spacey

CASINO JACK Trailer Starring Kevin Spacey

I’m pleased to announce CASINO JACK, the whip-smart new comedy from ATO Pictures, starring two–time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey and directed by George Hickenlooper. This story of a man who resorts to awe–inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to secure the finer things in life hits theaters on December 29, 2010.

The real Jack Abramoff served three and one half years of a six-year sentence in federal prison, and is now assigned to a halfway house. He is scheduled to be released on December 4, 2010. Abramoff was a top lobbyist for the Preston Gates & Ellis and Greenberg Traurig firms and a director of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank, and Toward Tradition. He was College Republican National Committee National Chairman from 1981 to 1985. He was a founding member of the International Freedom Foundation.

Kevin Spacey is at peak form in his brilliant portrayal of Jack Abramoff, a man seduced by greed who can’t stop amassing his empire of luxuries, until one of his illegal schemes spins wildly out of control. The film also features stellar performances by Barry Pepper as Jack's cocky business partner, Jon Lovitz as an associate with a questionable past, and Kelly Preston as Jack’s devoted but conflicted wife.

The wild escapades that unfold eventually come crumbling down due to an illegal scheme gone bad, resulting in a scandal that makes headlines worldwide.

Watch the trailer after the Jump..

Be sure to visit the official Casino Jack Facebook page for the latest updates and news about the release. http://www.facebook.com/casinojack


Two-time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey gives the performance of a lifetime in CASINO JACK, a riotous new film starring Spacey as a man hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. He plays in the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to get what he wants.

Inspired by true events that are too over-the-top for even the wildest imaginations to conjure, CASINO JACK lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff. Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence. When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy (Jon Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines.

Directed by George Hickenlooper (FACTORY GIRL, THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS), CASINO JACK returns Spacey to the type of role that made him famous – a cool-headed, articulate snake charmer whose wild ambitions knows no limits or boundaries. The film also stars Kelly Preston and Rachelle Lefevre and is produced by Gary Howsam, Bill Marks and George Vitetzakis from an original screenplay by Norman Snider. Executive Producers are Richard Rionda Del Castro, Lewin Webb, Donald Zuckerman, Dana Brunetti, Patricia Eberle, Warren Nimchuk, Angelo Paletta and Domenic Serafino. The Associate Producer is Rick Chad.

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The Town Robs The Box Office This Weekend

The Town Robs The Box Office This Weekend

Older moviegoers rallied to fall's first star-driven movie drama, as Warner Bros.' Ben Affleck-helmed heist thriller "The Town" copped $23.8 million in U.S. and Canadian coin for a surprise No. 1 bow.

"Town" stars Affleck, Jon Hamm of TV's "Mad Men" fame and Jeremy Renner, a hot casting commodity since last year's "The Hurt Locker." The trio stumped tirelessly to promote the Boston-set pic, which was produced for under $35 million and was 50% co-financed by Legendary Pictures.

Affleck marked a new helming high by topping his $5.5 million debut with 2007's "Gone Baby Gone." But the bow by "Town" -- the first pic Affleck both directed and toplined -- was never going to approach his personal best as an actor, a $59.1 million opening with 2001's "Pearl Harbor."

The chart-topping performance by "Town" -- which also marked a record September bow for Warners -- had execs exchanging high fives after a summer in which the studio took a box-office bruising. The domestic market-share champ two years running, Warners aims to close the year strongly, with a Harry Potter pic and other tentpoles set to bow down the home stretch.

Elsewhere among a quartet of wide openers, the weekend delivered adequate, if unspectacular, results.

Sony's youth comedy "Easy A" -- which had been expected to easily top the weekend rankings -- settled for $18.2 million in second place on support from teen and tween females. Helmed by Will Gluck ( "Fired Up!"), the PG-13 pic stars Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes and Penn Badgley in a story about high school rumor-mongering run amuck.

"It's a terrific opening," Sony distribution president Rory Bruer said. "You got so much movie for what it cost, and it was a great result."

"Easy" cost an estimated $8 million to produce.

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Keanu Reeves Talks Bill And Ted Sequel

Keanu Reeves On Board For A Bill And Ted 3?

It was on the glittering red carpet at the Oscars in March that Keanu Reeves tossed us a most excellent bit of semi-news about a potential new "Bill and Ted" sequel. "I'm trying, I'm trying," he said.

Was he serious? Just joking in the midst of the overly serious awards season circus? We honestly weren't sure. So when we got a chance to chat with Reeves again — this time at the Toronto Film Festival, where he was promoting "Henry's Crime" — we had to probe further. Is a third "Bill and Ted" flick really in the works? Might Reeves reunite with co-star Alex Winter and writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon?

Perhaps. And Reeves is positively giddy about the possibility that it actually could happen.

"We're trying. Alex and I are still friends and we're talking, and we're talking to Chris and Ed," Reeves said. "They're going to try and see if they can write something. To me, I'd love to play the role. I'd love to work with Alex and Chris and Ed again."

"We'll see what they do. If it's a film that can stand up on its own ... and I'm meeting people now, they've shown the film to their kids," he added. "We just seek to entertain, and if that could be something that could be worthwhile, on its own ..."

Whether or not Matheson and Solomon hit on an idea that is worthwhile, of course, is only the first of many questions surrounding the chance that another "Bill and Ted" becomes a reality. But it's worth noting, as well, how darn enthusiastic Reeves is about the project.

During our chat, he popped off joke after joke about "Bill and Ted," mixing his humor with genuine hope ("That would be amazing!" he declared at one point). He veered from one wacky pitch to the next — everything from a 3-D black-and-white sequel to a multi-director feature involving Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Werner Herzog. Will a third "Bill and Ted" happen? Who knows? But it sure is fun to hear Reeves launch into an impression of Herzog describing the project.

"I was just pushed by the idea of this innocence being confronted by the nihilism of the world," he joked. "And I thought that these two clowns could push our perspective of reality and truth to the forefront of meaning and knowledge."

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DC Comics To Play A Bigger Role At Warner Brothers.

DC Comics To Play A Bigger Role At Warner Brothers.

Advice to Warner Bros. film execs: If you're in a meeting with CEO Barry Meyer discussing DC Comics superheroes, you might want to think twice before saying things like, "But Batman wouldn't say that."

Meyer relayed the story of such a meeting while talking about how DC was going to play a much bigger role at the film studio going forward.

There will be an organizational announcement next week, then in about a month Warner Bros. will unveil a spread sheet detailing how the various superheroes will be reintroduced to consumers, and on more than just feature film platforms.

Meyer said Warner Bros. has been looking after DC in a "custodial way," but it's now time to get "much more entrepreneurial."
The superheroes of DC, though, may not be enough to make up for the loss of "Harry Potter" after the final installment of that movie franchise is released July 15.

When a Wall Street analyst asked about the final Potter film, Meyer quipped, "It's going away? Harry Potter's leaving?"

He said it has been on his mind for a long time, then joked: "We're going to remake all the movies with Justin Bieber."

He predicted that by the time the final Potter film finishes its run, the franchise will have brought in $7.5 billion in worldwide box office, cementing its place as the most popular film franchise in history.

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