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Saturday, March 17, 2012

LOCKOUT Interview Part 1 With Maggie Grace

I had the opportunity to attend the WonderCon press junket for Open Road Films upcoming science fiction action film LOCKOUT starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace.

Unfortunately Guy was unable to join us. But I did get a chance to talk to the beautiful Maggie Grace. We got a chance to ask her how it was working with Luc Besson whom she was worked with on Taken and the upcoming film Taken 2.

She explained to us how it was working with a green screen and what she took away from the action sequences that she did for the film. She gives us insight into the upcoming film also.

I was able to sneak in a question about Twilight for all you Twi-hards.

LOCKOUT Gets A New Release Date-

Make sure to see the film on April 13, 2012

Official Site: http://www.lockoutfilm.com/
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/lockoutmovie
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/LockoutMovie

Enjoy part one of the interview after the Jump...

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Prometheus WonderCon Panel Details And Trailer

Many of those gathered at WonderCon--a smaller-scale Comic-Con held Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center--arrived eager to see Fox pull back the curtain on Prometheus, director Ridley Scott's return to the sci-fi genre.

The project is perhaps the most intriguing movie of the year, since very little is known about it even though it's scheduled to hit theaters on June 8. Many are still wondering if it's a sequel to Scott's sci-fi horror classic Alien, a prequel, or something else entirely.

The answers were finally revealed (sort of) when Scott, the film's co-writer Damon Lindelof and co-star Charlize Theron presented an extended trailer Saturday afternoon--which might only have raised more questions.

The trailer is a slick piece of work, teasing a mystery (which includes an "invitation" from another civilization), an expedition featuring co-stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, then slowly ratcheting up the tension. Cries of "Get it off! Get if off" suggest a return to the face-hugging alien creatures that have starred in four Alien movies, including Scott's 1979 original. Images in the trailer definitely harken back to that first movie.

Scott, who received scattered standing ovations when he showed up on stage, revealed few details of the plot. He played down the Alien connection, saying that while there has been talk of the movie having "DNA from Alien," once he and Lindelof began story meetings, it morphed into something else.

"It evolved into another universe," he said. "If we're lucky, there'll be a second part. It does leave you with some nice open questions."

Watch the trailer after the Jump...

Scott talked about how making sci-fi movies had changed since he last tackled the genre. A man in a rubber suit played the alien in Alien, "but today you can pretty much do anything you want" with digital technology, he said. And it's harder to engage audiences these days. "We're almost action-filmed out, almost science fiction-filmed out," Scott said. "So the baseline question is: how original are you going to be?"

Scott didn't really talk about the original aspects of Prometheus, continuing the level of secrecy around the project that has extended to the actors. "This the closest we'll feel to CIA spies, where we can't tell our loved ones what we are working on," Theron said.

Unfortunately, the sense of secrecy left the fans gathered in the Convention Center wanting more. In a major departure of convention tradition, the panel didn't take any questions from the audience, instead answering a few questions that were said to have come from Twitter. The move seemed designed to avoid unwanted fan queries.

That development, and the fact that the trailer was leaked online in the previous 12 hours and was not an exclusive reveal for the WonderCon crowd, left some a little disappointed. But, of course, they'll all be in line to see what Scott has come up with on June 8.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Hugh Jackman Is A Prisoner

The hot movie project Prisoners is finally getting off the ground.

Hugh Jackman has signed to star in the gritty thriller being made by Alcon, while Denis Villeneuve, the Canadian helmer behind the Oscar-nominated movie Incendies, is on board to direct.

The story centers on a small-town carpenter (Jackman) whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, his character takes the law into his own hands, kidnapping the man he suspects is responsible. But as the kidnapping continues, the carpenter begins to have doubts that he has the right man.

The script, by Aaron Guzikowski, initially hit Hollywood in early 2009, generating such heat that it attracted actors Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale even before it was picked up by Alcon, which beat out several bidders.

It also put then-Brooklyn-based Guzikowski on the industry's radar, getting him representation at WME. He has since gone on to write movies like the recent Universal hit Contraband and is now repped by Verve.
Wahlberg and Bale eventually moved on because of other commitments, but it has remained a top priority at Alcon.

Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing along with 8:38 Productions’ Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Ed McDonnell and John Stark will executive produce.
Alcon is hoping to shoot the movie in early 2013, after Jackman films Fox’s Wolverine movie.

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Today we got our hands on three new featurettes from the upcoming film SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN.

The three videos go into detail about the visuals, the imagery and how epic the film is. They also talk about the costumes worn in the film and we get to meet the evil queen played by Charlize Theron.

In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar(r) winner Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Of Men and Mavericks Set Photos & Video

Looks like the cast and crew has shown up again at  Montara State Beach on March 12, 2012 for the Hollywood film 'Of Men and Mavericks' about Mavericks surfer Jay Moriarity.

We have video from Powerline Productions and intercepts interviews from Jay Moriarity and snips of commentary from the guys working on the film about Jay, the video can be watched HERE-

The film is about the late Santa Cruz surfer Jay Moriarity has a new name, a few new co-stars and a new plan for shooting the famous paddle-out scene. The film, directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Gerard Butler, also has a new name. After being called "Mavericks" and, briefly, "Iron Cross," the film's working title is "Of Men and Mavericks."

Jonny Weston, an accomplished surfer, has been cast to play Jay Moriarity.

Walden Media also announced that, among the new cast members of the film, are Elisabeth Shue - nominated for an Oscar for her starring role in "Leaving Las Vegas" - Abigail Spencer ("Mad Men") and Taylor Handley ("The O.C."). Shue plays Christy Moriarity, Jay's mother. Spencer plays Hesson's wife, Robin "Zeuf" Janiszeufski Hesson. Leven Rambin will play Moriartiy's wife, Kim.

Based on the inspirational true story of surfing icon Jay Moriarty, OF MEN AND MAVERICKS tells the story of a young man’s quest to surf Northern California’s most dangerous wave, and the local legend who takes him under his wing. What begins as a mentorship turns into a unique lifelong bond, as the two unlikely friends discover that there is nothing more powerful than pushing your limits and chasing a nearly impossible dream.

To get tickets the event please visit site HERE-

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Photos By: Jessica "Money" Banks

John Carter Movie Review By: Matt C

John Carter Movie Review
By: Matt C

Is John Carter a welcomed new franchise, or doomed to the bargain bin at Walmart?

With the exception of the Marvel franchise, most franchises of late have been exercises in disappointment. I’ll spare you the cavalcade of doomed attempts, but it’s clear that Hollywood is trying almost anything these days to get bums in seats. It’s in this spirit of desperation that someone must have thought John Carter might work, given its myriad of issues. Forget the fact that the target audience for this film knows more about Harry Potter and The Lightning Thief than a former Confederate soldier in post-Civil War America who is transported to Mars to fight another civil war on that dying planet. Also, forget that the main actors (Lynn Collins and Taylor Kitsch) last starred together in the equally disappointing X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And forget that Disney is involved, who is known to make the fabulous (Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest), and the awful (Pirates: XX) in one franchise. Even when recognizing these limitations and bringing in very limited expectations to the theatre, along with one Super Bowl commercial as my guide, John Carter failed to inspire.

The problems with the story are simple, as they are with most failed action franchises: too many clich├ęs, too little character development, and the insistence on adding the token cutsey character to appeal to small children. My aversion to these pitfalls, particularly the latter, drives me batty about Hollywood. In this case, it’s a large, slobbering, alien dog which can run very fast but most of the time just tries to look cute and…slobbery. In the end, the dog looks more like an earth animal than something which could survive on a dying planet, and we’re forced to wonder why they the writer didn’t actually write a real dog into the script.

Hollywood seems stuck on the premise that its movies must have this George Lucas element built in to appeal to the widest audience, but it only serves to less the story’s impact. And it’s the script, which was taken from a classic novel by Edgar Rice Boroughs, that forms the center of my dismay. Riddled with plot holes about immortal priests that’s never fully explained, a civil war which we care little about, and character interaction that’s made more for hour-long drama than silver-screen material, John Carter feels rushed in places and runs at a snail’s pace in others.

Take our main characters as an example of that pacing problem: Kitsch and Collins look good in the film (simply put, Collins is hot), but it’s their lack of chemistry and dramatic chops which keeps us from truly caring about them. While it’s clear that both will have successful movie careers as supporting actors, they simply lack the stage presence to keep audiences entertained beyond those good looks. It’s made all the more apparent when watching scenes played by the poorly-developed priest (played by Mark Strong), who gravitas simply out-acts our heroes in every scene. Even the voice talents of Willem Dafoe (White Sands) and Thomas Haden Church (Spider-man 3) as 12 foot Martian barbarians are wasted here, because the screenplay chooses form over function. Dafoe is top shelf in most efforts, but neither can he, Strong, or Church overcome this bad screenplay. Its 132-minute run time left many at our screening at wonder if it would ever end.

Even the CGI, which can usually help to prop up a weak script or provided needed bridges in certain parts, is dull, unimaginative, and downright terrible in any scene involving Carter jumping. Just because Mars has less gravity doesn’t mean a character from Earth can jump 200 feet into the air without leaving Mars’ atmosphere. But logic isn’t the only problem with the CGI: those scenes actually looked blurry and simply unfinished, leaving me to wonder how a film with a $300 million budget could drop the ball on something as simple as jumping.

I never read John Carter as a kid, but its premise is probably as hard to fathom as an Iron Man or Thor. The reason why those heroes worked as movies is the same reason why John Carter fails on the big screen. An incomprehensible screenplay, fair CGI, and poor casting make this a re-shuffle for part 2 in the least and a total re-cast/reboot at the most. Hollywood shouldn’t seem too surprised; if it’s demonstrated one thing lately is its ability to hit the reboot button early and often.

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PROMETHEUS Live Chat With The Stars Of The Film


Fans around the world are invited to participate in a live chat with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, stars of the upcoming film Prometheus, exclusively on Yahoo! on Saturday, March 17th at 9:30 am PT. Visit Yahoo Movies to watch the actors answer questions from the audience about this highly anticipated film set to release in theaters on Friday, June 8th. Wonder how the search for our beginning could lead to our end? What went into making the scariest action film of the year? Now is your chance to find out!

PROMETHEUS Teaser Trailer-

Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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WHAT: Live chat with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender on Yahoo!

WHEN: Saturday, March 17th at 9:30 am PT

WHERE: http://movies.yahoo.com/

For more information about the film, visit http://www.facebook.com/Prometheus

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Amazing TRON Theme Performance

It's always nice when you stumble across something on Facebook. Today we came across this amazing video from Japan. Tron Dance. Japanese TRON light suit dance routine.

Hang tight the very first part is slow but once they get going it will blow your mind.

Daft Punk - Arena
Justice - Waters Of Nazareth (Erol Alkan's Re-Edit)
Crookers - Mad Kidz
David Guetta - Paris
Flux Pavillion - Bass Cannon
Flux Pavilion - Lines In Wax (feat. Foreign Beggars)

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Japanese Trailer For The Avengers

Ah man do my people get the best stuff. Today we unleash the Japanese trailer for The Avengers! This trailer is HOT!

Images From The Avengers Trailer-

New footage throughout the trailer makes this movie even HOTTER. Need I say more?

Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

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Talk To Cast From 21 Jump Street Tonight

Don't forget today is your chance to talk to the stars of the upcoming film 21 Jump Street.

21 Jump Street and Constellation TV Present Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum In Live Online Interactive Event “High School Confidential” On March 15th at 8:00 PM EST

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, the stars of the upcoming action comedy 21 JUMP STREET, are teaming up with Constellation to present “High School Confidential,” a live online interactive event in which fans can relive their favorite teenage moments by submitting their most infamous pranks and stories pulled off during the glory days of high school. 21 JUMP STREET will be released in theaters on March 16, 2012.
Beginning today, users 17 years of age or older can register for the free online event and submit their most epic memories at www.constellation.tv/21jumpstreet. Constellation will display the fans’ submissions on the site, and readers will have the chance to vote on their favorites and share them on Facebook and Twitter. During the event, fans will be able to submit their questions for Jonah and Channing, who will join Constellation on March 15 at 8:00 EST live via webcam to present some of their favorite entries and confess their own high school secrets, chat with readers, and answer questions.

The site can also be accessed via the Facebook page for 21 Jump Street.

21 JUMP STREET Movie Review-

A Facebook application tab is also available for users to add to their fan pages for readers to easily RSVP.

In the action-comedy “21 Jump Street,” in theaters March 16, 2012, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) were enemies in high school who became unlikely friends in Police Academy. While they may not be the best cops on the beat, they have a chance to turn it around when they join the police department's secret Jump Street unit, run by Captain Dickson (Ice Cube). They trade in their guns and badges for backpacks and use their youthful appearances to go undercover. Trouble is, teenagers today are nothing like what they were just a few years ago, and Schmidt and Jenko discover that everything they think they know about being a teenager, from sex to drugs to rock and roll, is all wrong. More importantly, they both find they are still dealing with all of the adolescent problems they didn't address in their own teen years - and both will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind. The film is directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. The screenplay is by Michael Bacall. Story by Michael Bacall & Jonah Hill. Based on the Television Series created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell. Produced by Neal H. Moritz and Stephen J. Cannell.

Constellation is a social media and viewing platform that creates full-scale live interactive online events for films. Just like a traditional theater, users reserve tickets to attend scheduled showtimes of films, however unlike other online platforms, watching movies on Constellation is a social experience. Users can invite friends to showtimes they’re attending and watch together. Many movies are presented by VIP hosts, such as the films’ directors, actors, or other notables, who appear live in the online theater to answer questions from the audience during and after the film.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Colin Farrell In Talks For Arthur & Lancelot

Is Warner Bros. bringing Arthur & Lancelot back to life?

After scrapping the project, which was to have been directed by David Dobkin, earlier this year, Warners is in talks with Colin Farrell to potentially star in a revived version as Lancelot.

Last year, the studio cast Kit Harrington and Joel Kinnaman as the respective title characters in what was to have been a lighthearted action pic, similar in tone to Warners' successful Sherlock Holmes franchise.

But in January the studio hit the brakes on the project, mainly due to budgetary concerns. Also factoring in was that neither of the actors had sufficient star clout to carry something of this nature.

It looked like the studio was going to focus on other King Arthur projects in its drawer (both Guy Ritchie and Bryan Singer have projects in development) but Dobkin and the producers, Charles Roven and Richard Suckle of Atlas Entertainment, kept the fires quietly burning.

Talks with Ferrell are at a very early stage but it could be the first step in the studio’s quest to rebuild Camelot.

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Fox Movie Mall Virtual Storefront Coming To A Mall Near You


Malls Will Introduce First-Ever Fox Movie Mall Virtual Storefront Allowing Consumers the Ability to Purchase Movies in an Instant Using Their Smart Phones.

Breakthrough Consumer Experience Kicks Off Across the Country March 16 With Home Entertainment Lounges & Easter Set Tie-ins Timed to the Home Entertainment Launch Of ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has partnered with Taubman Centers to create a groundbreaking new shopping experience for consumers with the installation of Fox Movie Mall virtual storefronts. With the introduction of the Fox Movie Mall app available at the iTunes Store and Android Market, shoppers at the mall can simply Stop, Scan and Shop, providing convenience and accessibility like never before. An industry first innovation, consumers can pick one of the film titles from a wallscape, scan a QR code and instantly be taken online to make their purchase and have it shipped right to their door. Those that download and launch the Fox Movie Mall app can save up to 50 percent on their purchases and have access to the RIO coloring app, additional games, trailers, movie and TV clips and more.

The year-long exclusive partnership will also include home entertainment lounges in central locations with state-of-the-art HDTVs showcasing footage from the upcoming ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED Blu-ray™ along with many other family-friendly films courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Additionally, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED will be fully integrated into the Easter Bunny Set at participating mall locations.

The Fox Movie Mall virtual storefronts are a truly unique experience for mall visitors,” said Mary Daily, President & CMO WW Marketing for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “We are constantly looking for new opportunities to reach consumers and this technological advancement has allowed us to further engage with them by offering a convenient and fast way to get the movies they love.”

“As the finest collection of retail real estate in America, we are always looking for partnerships with premium brands that enhance the shopping experience for our customers,” says Glenda Cole, Vice President, Sponsorship & Center Marketing for Taubman. “We welcome the addition of Fox’s multifaceted programming that entertains and rewards our shoppers and gives them a new, convenient way to shop for home entertainment products.”

Participating Taubman shopping centers include Beverly Center, Los Angeles, CA; Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver, Colo; Dolphin Mall, Miami, Fla; Fairlane Town Center, Dearborn, Mich.; Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, Va.; Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Auburn Hills, Mich.; International Plaza and Bay Street, Tampa, Fla.; MacArthur Center, Norfolk, Va.; The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville, Tenn.; The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, N.J.; The Mall at Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.; Northlake Mall, Charlotte, N.C.; Stamford Town Center, Stamford, Conn.; Sunvalley Shopping Center, Concord, Calif.; Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi, Mich.; Westfarms Mall, Farmington, Conn.; The Shops at Willow Bend, Plano, Texas and Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, Ill.

A media day will be held on March 14th at the Dolphin Mall in Miami, Florida in celebration of the partnership and the home entertainment release of ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED, featuring an exclusive look at the special features available on the Blu-ray, Alvin costumed characters, Fox Movie Mall app demonstrations, games and more.

Taubman Centers
Taubman Centers is a real estate investment trust engaged in the development, leasing and management of regional and super regional shopping centers. Taubman's 26 U.S. owned, leased and/or managed properties, the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry, serve major markets from coast to coast. Taubman Centers is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and its Taubman Asia subsidiary is headquartered in Hong Kong. For more information about Taubman, visit www.taubman.com.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

For ease of use, references in this press release to “Taubman Centers,” “company,” “Taubman” or an operating platform mean Taubman Centers, Inc. and/or one or more of a number of separate, affiliated entities. Business is actually conducted by an affiliated entity rather than Taubman Centers, Inc. itself or the named operating platform.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements reflect management's current views with respect to future events and financial performance. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Actual results may differ materially from those expected because of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to the global credit environment and the continuing impacts of the recent U.S. recession, other changes in general economic and real estate conditions, changes in the interest rate environment and the availability of financing, adverse changes in the retail industry and integration and other acquisition risks. Other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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HOOSIERS Coming To Blu-Ray


An All New Blu-ray Perfectly Timed For Father's Day Coming On June 5, 2012

From director David Anspaugh, one of the most legendary sports movies of all time is being released in an all new Blu-ray from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the true story of the Milan High School basketball team, HOOSIERS boasts an all-star cast that includes the likes of Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Academy Award® nominee Dennis Hopper. The film was recently hailed as the #1 sports movie of all time by The Los Angeles Times, as determined by nearly 1,400 of its readers who participated in a user poll.

Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) is a volatile basketball coach with a dark past who arrives in a small, rural Indiana town to attempt to lead the high school team to victory. This group of underdogs needs all the help they can get, and no one would have ever suspected that it would come from the unlikely duo of Dale and his newly hired assistant coach, the town's recovering alcoholic, Shooter (Dennis Hopper). Under Dale and Shooter's guidance, the Hickory team surprises their town - and themselves - by not only becoming an unstoppable team during the basketball season, but also taking home the 1952 State Championship.

Hoosiers has received abundant accolades, and can be found on the top film lists of over 100 movie critics. It has been highly ranked on movie lists created by AFI, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated, and was also chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant".

HOOSIERS Blu-ray Features:

Hoosier History: The Truth Behind the Legend
Deleted Scenes
Original 1954 Indiana High School Championship Game
Commentary by Director David Anspaugh

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com .

Hoosiers 2 Blu-ray (Catalog # M126689)
Street Date: June 5, 2012
Screen Format: 16:9 (1.85:1)
Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD-MA
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 1:54 minutes

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Did Time Run Out For 24 Movie

With studios getting ever tougher on production budgets, the film version of 24 appears all but scrubbed.

Two weeks ago, 20th Century Fox proposed a budget of $30 million for the feature, which would have Kiefer Sutherland return to the role of Jack Bauer for the first time since the long-running Fox television series ended in May 2010. Turning TV shows into bigscreen properties can be tricky and Fox wanted to protect its interests.

Imagine Entertainment, which produced the TV series for 20th Television and is behind the movie, wanted to spend more in the range of $50 million to $60 million. Fox had proposed paying Sutherland and Fuqua $2 million each in exchange for a generous backend. Sutherland's camp wanted in the $3 million range.
It's always possible there could be a compromise, with both sides stressing that the numbers weren't set in stone. At the same, the growing consensus is that the project is close to be shelved, and that any compromise needed to have happened by now.

There are only seven weeks to prep for the film before Sutherland goes on hiatus from his new TV series Touch. If director Antoine Fuqua doesn't shoot during Sutherland's break, it's likely that the actor wouldn't be available until summer 2013.

Fox is leery about letting too much time lapse between the end of 24 and the release of the film in theaters, based on its experience with X-Files.

The first X-Files movie debuted in theaters in 1998, while the hit television show was still on the air. X-Files grossed a handy $189.2 million worldwide. The second film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, was released in 2008, six years after the show's final episode.

I Want to Believe fared poorly, grossing only $63.4 million worldwide, including a paltry $21 million domestically (Fox spent far less to make the second movie).

In addition, while Sutherland is considered an A-list television star, he hasn't starred in a hit film since the 1990s. And 24, while a big hit for Fox, had lost some of its audience by the time the drama finished its eight-season run.

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21 JUMP STREET Movie Review By: RAMA

 21 JUMP STREET Movie Review

So how did RAMA think this movie compared to the T.V. show? Make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

I had my doubts about this, because I grew up watching the original series and so the idea for the movie version to go raunchy comedy instead of serious drama, was a bit off-putting at first. But 21 JUMP STREET proves me wrong. Jonah Hill and screenwriter Michael Bacall’s sense of humor targets those of us who loved Superbad. And Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller clearly were having a blast with the drug jokes, teen party, and the F-bombs and other juvenile mishaps, the movie is filled with one relevant pop culture reference after another. 21 JUMP STREET may not be consistently funny but it has all the elements of an exciting buddy cop comedy. And the surprise cameos by some of the notable faces from the original series, (SPOILER ALERT!) Holly Robinson Pete, Peter DeLouise, and Johnny Depp make the movie all the more special…

In the action-comedy, Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier ­and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.

The original series 21 JUMP STREET was basically about undercover cops handling youth crime, plain and simple, I remember it being a character driven story. The movie, though R-rated comedy, does a damn good job to respect that. It seems as if Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s characters find themselves in the same division that Depp and the gang used to work in back in the ’80s but times have changed now, leadership has changed, even the hierarchy and what’s considered cool and not cool in high schools have changed.

2 people from different backgrounds, one’s a jock, the other is a nerd, are forced to become friends in the Police Academy when they discover that they could progress if they’d just help each other out. They think being cops are being 24/7 badasses everyday, little do they know that most of the duties require patrolling and paperwork and routines, things that they don’t care too much for.
21 JUMP STREET’s comedy plays on stereotype but not in a mean, tasteless way, it’s more playful and like a wink and a nudge. The jock, played by Tatum, is a handsome devil but an airhead. The nerd, played by Hill, is a bit heavy and insecure. The perfect odd couple.

The comedy could get outrageous, it’s got different steps or levels of drug effects and some of the scenes do drag a bit, the investigation is not too complex, but the script is surprisingly well-structured, I said surprisingly because I was just expecting the worst. Both the jock and the nerd finally get themselves to tap into a side of themselves they never knew they had all along.

If you don’t think Hill deserved his Oscar nod for Moneyball, you’d think twice before making that argument the next time, because the dude is hella talented, he’s a young actor who responds to his role positively no matter how dumb the role would require him to behave. Tatum’s comedic timing comes with him being able to confidently stand in the middle of confusion and awkwardness, he probably channels some of that from being considered a hunk by ladies in real life on a daily basis.

Ice Cube as the loud, hot-head Lieutenant is a treat to watch, the same goes for Brie Larson who I’m betting will surely but slowly become the next starlet, you just wait and see.
The movie pays homage to the series, it doesn’t disrespect it at all, in fact, the cameos by the original stars serve as a way for them to say goodbye to their old roles and pass the torch on to Hill and Tatum; to wish them well. This is one comedy that gets me hoping for a sequel.

GRADE: 4 out of 5

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What CASA DE MI PADRE couldn’t fully deliver in comedy, it makes up for it in the concept, the style, and Will Ferrell’s unbelievable dedication to his Spanish speaking role. Ferrell hasn’t been funny in a long time in my opinion, since Anchorman, but seeing him in this different light gives some kind of new-found respect because even though his Spanish is very basic and very limited, it’s more than obvious that the man gives his all. Comedy-wise, CASA DE MI PADRE works well as a satire or a parody, it’s not necessarily laugh out loud but it’s certainly unique…

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch faces financial strains, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancee, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez) and pledges to settle all his father’s debts. It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over, but when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, the Alvarez family finds themselves in a full-out war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).

I think screenwriter Andrew Steele’s mistake is that he treats this movie like he did his old SNL sketches, CASA DE MI PADRE does feel like a very long SNL sketch and the humor often happens only at the end of every scene either by way of endless chuckling or a character that would smoke more than one cigar at once for no reason whatsoever, that kind of joke only goes so far, it doesn’t do much to tickle your funny bone. The best comedy, to me, is when the character is desperate, when he’s cornered and his reactions aren’t met accordingly.

CASA DE MI PADRE on the other hand, tries hard to spoof the drama of Mexican soap opera to the point where the dialogue even comes off serious.
But it’s a good thing that director Matt Piedmont plays it silly, thanks to the use of miniatures and puppets, fake animals, and life-size dolls. Hilarious? not exactly. Silly, you betcha!

I give mad credit to Will Ferrell for taking on this gig, as I said earlier, his Spanish is basic and limited and I’m sure it must be challenging for him to stick to the script considering he’s known for his habit of going improv.
His character, Armando Alvarez, is goody two-shoes, hopeless romantic, passionate, considered coward by everybody else but he’s actually got some cojones, he’s the kind of man who fights for his woman.

Y Tu Mama Tambien guys, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are strong supporting actors in this film, those two fellas aren’t strangers to each others’ rhythm, it’s one of those cases where you just roll the cameras and let them do their magic. New hottie in town, Genesis Rodriguez who plays the female lead, is beautiful and captivating.

I think the movie tries its best to balance the tone between the comedy and the whole drug-trafficking commentary, but sometimes it’s done at the expense of the comedy.
The entire opening credit sequence, with a song by Christina Aguilera, looks like a James Bond opening theme for a Mexican Godfather movie if there ever was one.

CASA DE MI PADRE pokes fun at old Mexican movies, Spaghetti western and cheesy Telenovelas. And all I can say is.. finally, Will Ferrell is worth watching again.

GRADE: 3 out of 5

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New Character Posters For The Avengers

Over in America, they're still calling Marvel Avengers Assemble by its original title, The Avengers, which means that their new posters say just that: "The Avengers".

This also means there's more space for Cap to get up close and personal with the poster viewer, and even a little room for Black Widow to show off just how well her hair conditioner is working these days. Nick Fury also gets in on the action, taking pride of place in his own one-sheet, pointing at gun at someone or something no doubt very, very evil.

See all the posters after the Jump...

Just beside Nick appears series newbie Maria Hill - played by How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders - a SHIELD agent who's, well, really rather lovely-looking. She also seems to be entirely nonplussed by Mr. Fury's leather-jacket-on-fire problem, but as he's her boss, she probably doesn't want to point out his fashion faux pas in public. Or at all, really.

Anyway, enough of that. Take a look at the posters below, then tell us whether you miss the days when Avengers Assemble was called The Avengers.

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