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Altered Focus: Burma Wins Best Independent Emerging Artist At The International Skateboard Film Festival

International Skateboard Film Festival 2011 was held this week and did I uncover a gem. "Altered Focus: Burma." The film was shot in the summer of 2009, Altered Focus: Burma follows three film makers and skateboarders including Harmony and Analog UK rider Ali Drummond, as they travel across Yangon and Mandalay. The film explores the reaction to this unseen activity whilst touching on the political situation there.


"Altered Focus: Burma" won the Best Independent Emerging Artist at the International Skateboard Film Festival 2011 for their video. The entire film was shot on DVCAM and Super 8mm which gives the movie a gridier look then your tradition Hollywood movie.


Filmed, Edited and Directed by
Alex Pasquini & James Holman


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THE HUNGER GAMES Character Posters

Lionsgate has unleashed a bunch of character posters for THE HUNGER GAMES today by way of different websites/movie blogs. The poster for Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) showed up at Yahoo. The poster for Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) showed up at MTV. The poster for Effie (Elizabeth Banks) showed up at EW. The poster for Gale (Liam Hemsworth) showed up at moviefone, the poster for Rue (Amandla Stenberg) showed up at Teen.com, the poster for Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) showed up at IGN, the poster for Catto (Alexander Ludwig) showed up at MSN, and the poster for Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) showed up at Fandango.

Hunger Games 12 District Seals Are Here


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In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hu…

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Poster

We are pleased to share the new U.S. theatrical poster of Oscilloscope Laboratories' new film WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller.

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller).

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness. Ramsay's masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax.

Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly…

Anne Hathaway To Produce "Puzzler"

Anne Hathaway is making the transition from actress to producer. The star has closed a deal to produce and topline Puzzler, a thriller set up at Paramount.

Meoww! Anne Hathaway As Catwoman

The project is described as a female-driven, paranoid thriller in the vein of Three Days of the Condor. Karl Gajdusek, who wrote the recent Nicolas Cage-Nicole Kidman thriller Trespass, will pen the script. The project would mark Hathaway's first producing effort. Joining her as producers are Adam Shulman, Sarah Perlman and Stefan Sonnenfeld, who has a first-look deal with Paramount.

Hathaway's recent credits include One Day, Love and Other Drugs and Alice in Wonderland. She co-hosted the Oscars in February and will star as Catwoman in next summer's The Dark Knight Rises.

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Brad Bird Talks The Incredibles 2

Brad Bird, director of the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, told Movies.com that there’s a good reason that there hasn’t been a sequel to The Incredibles, the one film among Pixar’s canon that seems most ripe for a follow-up: he hasn’t been working on one.

“To say that I’ve had trouble [coming up with a story] is to say that [a sequel] has been my pursuit,” Bird said in a recent interview interview in Los Angeles, Calif. “I haven’t really been pursuing that.”
Suffice it to say that there are plenty of films that fans demand sequels for which their makers aren’t interested in sequelizing. But Bird said that he is indeed interested in making a follow-up, as long as he’s able to author it himself rather than turning it over even to Pixar’s almost impossibly talented Brain Trust of filmmakers. Reassuringly, he said that Pixar wanted exactly the same thing.

“I think the reason it hasn’t [happened] yet is because the studio would like me to do it, if there were another Incredibl…

We Have Your Access To See J. Edgar In Sacramento

In Theaters November 9, 2011
We have your access to J. Edgar. Warner Bros. has provide me with Exclusive code for the fans to get access to the screening in Sacramento,Ca.


J. Edgar is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood,  from a script by Dustin Lance Black. The film will focus on the career of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover from the Palmer Raids onwards, including an examination of his private life as an alleged closeted homosexual.


Exclusive Interview: Clint Eastwood Talks Casting DiCaprio,Theron & Dench For Upcoming J. Edgar Film-


The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Damon Herriman and Jeffrey Donovan. J. Edgar is slated to open the AFI Fest 2011 in Los Angeles on November 3, 2011, and to be released on November 9, 2011


Exclusive Interview With Damon Herriman About Upcoming Role In J.Edgar-


J. Edgar screening will take place on November 7, 2011 - 7:30 PM at Century Stadium 14




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The Phantom Menace 3D Trailer

You may recall that, a couple of weeks ago, the poster for the first 3D reissue of the Star Wars saga arrived like an apocalyptic sign warning that The Phantom Menace was coming back to theaters. But even if you squeezed your eyes shut tight, plugged your ears and began humming the Imperial March at top volume, you can’t ignore the fact. And now comes the second sign: the trailer is online and can be watched below.



There’s not exactly a whole lot new to see here, and since the trailer itself is not in 3D, we’re a little confused why Lucas and co thought it needed to go online. But then any awareness is good awareness, even if you’re part of a film series that has already earned billions.

Naturally, the focus is on the stuff that will look best in 3D, with the space battles and the pod racing given the most exposure. But hey! You get to hear Peter Serafinowicz intone one of the best-remembered lines from the film. So there's a total upside here.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Mena…

New MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL Trailer Is Explosive

I think I just wet my pants. The new trailer for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL has arrived. And that's all I have to say.

Director Brad Bird and Producer J.J. Abrams bring us the action packed, entertainment event of the holiday season with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL. This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization’s name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this.


Official Information:

“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL”
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions Present
A Bad Robot Production
A Brad Bird Film
Executive Producers Sherryl Clark Jeffrey Chernov
Produced by Tom Cruise J.J. Abrams Bryan Burk
Written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec
Directed by Brad Bird

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, …

Beverly Hills Cop IV Is Dead. Might Become T.V. Show

After years of near-silence, Eddie Murphy gives a rare extensive print interview in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands and available through Rolling Stone All Access on October 28th. In the Q&A, Murphy opens up to senior writer Brian Hiatt about the ups and downs of his long career, his possible return to stand-up, his Oscar hosting plans and much more. Murphy, who co-stars in the upcoming Tower Heist, is baffled by his reputation as a near-recluse: "I leave my house all the time," he says. "But I'm not at all the Hollywood parties. I'm grown, and where else am I supposed to be? I'm supposed to be home... If I were out in the clubs every night, they'd be saying, 'That's a shame, look at him, 50 years old, he's still out at these clubs.' Recluses are nasty, with long nails, don't wash their ass... I'm too vain to be a recluse. But homebody, absolutely. I'm 50 years old, beautiful house, I'm supposed to be home, c…

MAGIC BEYOND WORDS: THE J.K. ROWLING STORY Release Date

HALF A BILLION BOOKS SOLD…

THE HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS OF ALL TIME…

A PHENOMENON THAT INSPIRED THE WORLD…

POPPY MONTGOMERY (“WITHOUT A TRACE”) STARS IN THIS LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIES, THE TRUE RAGS-TO-RICHES STORY OF THE MOST SUCCESFUL AUTHOR OF OUR GENERATION

MAGIC BEYOND WORDS: THE J.K. ROWLING STORY

Street Date: November 7, 2011
DVD SRP: $19.95

Just before the final installment of the Harry Potter film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, arrives on DVD (11/11), uncover the incredible real life of Harry’s creator with Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, the top-rated Lifetime Original Movie which chronicles the British author’s (Montgomery) struggle to bring the beloved wizard fantasy to life as a single mother on welfare and become one of the world’s wealthiest women. Following its Lifetime Network airing this past July, the rags-to-riches tale arrives on DVD…only from A+E Networks Home Entertainment

“Rowling is played with charm by Poppy Montgomery …
t…

BLOOD WAS EVERYWHERE Trailer & Premiere Date

Sun In 10 Productions is proud to announce that the official trailer for the independent horror film BLOOD WAS EVERYWHERE is now available online for viewing. The trailer comes just in time for Halloween and the film's November 5 premiere.


In Blood Was Everywhere, the nightmare of the unsolved, random murder is brought to life as a faceless killer wreaks havoc on the lives of average people in a small Massachusetts town.



In Blood Was Everywhere, the nightmare of the unsolved, random murder is brought to life as a faceless killer wreaks havoc on the lives of average people in a small Massachusetts town.


Blood Was Everywhere will have its world premiere on November 5 at The Green Room in Uxbridge, MA, where portions of the film were shot. Members of the cast and crew will be on hand for this special, intimate screening. The filmmakers will be taking their creation on a tour of independent theaters throughout New England in the coming months with plans for further expansion in 2012 bef…

Karl Urban Goes Into "Overdrive"

Karl Urban and Ben Barnes have been cast as car-thief brothers in the France-set actioner Overdrive. Antonio Negret (Seconds Apart) is directing the project, which was written by Wanted and 2 Fast 2 Furious scribes Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is in negotiations for the female lead.


Pierre Morel, whose kidnapping thriller Taken was a surprise success in 2008, is producing along with Haas and Brandt. Filming begins October 29 in Marseilles.

Urban, who plays Bones in the revamped Star Trek franchise, and Barnes, who plays Prince Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia series, will play adventurous siblings who find more trouble than they are looking for in the South of France. Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Goode and Garrett Hedlund were each attached at various points during development.

The movie sprang from a trip Haas and Brandt took overseas in November 2008, when they were invited by the French government to tour the country for ten days as part of a Hollyw…

The Dark Tower Coming To HBO

Though the situation looked bleak for Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman and Brian Grazer’s ambitious plan to bring Stephen King’sThe Dark Tower series to life as a set of films and TV shows when Universal shut down development, the three main players have not lost faith in their attempt to get the project on its feet. And now, talking to MTV, Grazer has explained that the priority will be the TV section, with US cable channel HBO stepping in to pick up the slack.

"We're going to do The Dark Tower with HBO," Grazer says. "We'll do the TV with HBO, and we'll do the movie with… to be determined. We'll do it right."
Just a couple of days ago, Grazer had dropped mention to The Playlist that they’d managed to slice a chunk of the budget off, which means we’ll get to see the film – or films – eventually. And he confirms the new, thriftier cost to MTV: "We're going to do that movie. We've lost $45 million out of the budget. When people say no to you en…

We Have Your Access To See TOWER HEIST In San Francisco

IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 4
We have your access to TOWER HEIST. Universal Pictures has provide me with an Exclusive pass for the fans to get access to the screening in San Francisco,Ca.


TOWER HEIST is directed by Brett Ratner and stars Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Michael Pena, Tea Leoni and Gabourey Sidibe.


Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in TOWER HEIST, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them.



The screening will take place on Tuesday, November 1-7:00 PM at AMC Metreon


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