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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sinister Review. Freakishly-Intense Film

Sinister Review 
By: MattInRC 

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Sinister might be a little weird and filled with too many horror cliches, but it never gives you a minute to breathe.11 True crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke, Gattaca) hasn't experienced a real hit since his Blood Kentucky novel 10 years before. He's gotten quite a reputation from it, but it's also left him with big shoes to fill. Having struggled ever since and doomed to proof-read textbooks to pay the bills, Ellison needs a hit and soon. But when he and the family move into a house that was the scene of a grisly murder, Ellison thinks he's hit on the story of his life. His wife Tracey (Juliet Rylance, Animal) is supportive but realizes that Ellison needs another hit to keep him going, even though he promises they will return to their real home when his research is completed. He instantly earns the ire of the local sheriff (Fred Dalton Thompson, The Hunt for Red October), who's understandably disgusted with Ellison's skewed opinion that the police are nothing more than inept public servants. Soon, Ellison comes across a box of old home movies and a projector in the attic. These items have suddenly and inexplicably appeared, and soon he understands why: they depict a series of family murders spanning 50 years, where one of the children disappears afterwards. Even though he's stunned as the murders are committed, he can't take his eyes off the screen either. Soon, his home becomes the scene of other bizarre discoveries, none of which he shares with Tracey. As Ellison uncovers more information about the murderer and the pagan symbols he leaves behind, Ellison realizes that he's now entered the murderer's path and must protect his family before they become victims as well.  


Writer/Director Scott Derrickson (The Day The Earth Stood Still 2008) weaves a tale that's at once dark and terrifying, but is also filled with some humorous moments between Hawke and James Ransone (Inside Man) who plays a friendly deputy hoping for a chance to get his name in the credits. These scenes help to move the story but also give the audience a chance to breathe and laugh out the tension which Derrickson has produced. Hawke is terrific as the egomaniacal writer whose obsession with the newly discovered 'evidence' clouds his judgement about the real danger now surrounding his family. His descent into this dark world of murder and the supernatural is well-documented all the way to the terrifying end of the film. Thompson, Ransone, and Rylance all turn in good supporting roles, with each having time on screen to grow their characters without overtaking the story. But there's also some misused and overly-used cliche elements that lessen the film's impact. First, there's the cameo of Vincent D'Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent) as a university professor of the occult who helps Ellison fill in the missing holes about the pagan symbols. These scenes are meant to be casual conversations over video chat, but I felt like the normal bravado of D'Onofrio was sadly missing. Honestly, I had pegged him as part of the murder chain, but Derrickson does a good job at throwing audiences off the scent with D'Onofrio's appearance. Finally, why Derrickson felt the need to add cliche horror elements of dumb people walking through dark houses with tiny flashlights, failing to involve the police, or ignoring the recurring danger in their attic is beyond me.


Sinister is a freakishly-intense little film that raises the blood pressure and might leave some knuckles permanently white from all the clenching. It reminds us how good this genre can be with solid writing and a cast that can handle the tension. While it's filled with some ridiculous horror cliches that always drag these things down, at least it does so with a style and finish we haven't seen in awhile. It probably won't give other recent openings a run for their money, but Sinister does the horror genre correct, representing an excellent matinee value. Be prepared for a good and unexpected ending, which represents just another wild turn for a well-done film. Sinister is rated R for violence and general horror creepy weirdness, and has a runtime of 110 minutes.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Win Tickets to An Advance Screening For FUN SIZE In Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for FUN SIZE! The screening is on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00AM in Sacramento.


FUN SIZE is an upcoming 2012 American teen comedy film written by Max Werner and is the feature directorial debut of Josh Schwartz (Chuck, Gossip Girl). The film stars Victoria Justice, Jane Levy, Thomas McDonell and Chelsea Handler.


FUN SIZE is a teen comedy centered on a sarcastic high school senior, Wren (Victoria Justice), who is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college. Before that can happen, Wren's mother, Joy, insists that she watch her little brother Albert on Halloween night, so Joy can go to a rager with her much younger boyfriend. When Wren gets distracted by an invitation to the party of the year, Albert disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. Frantic to locate him before their mother discovers he's missing, Wren enlists the help of her sassy best friend April, as well as Peng, an aspiring ladies man and co-captain of the debate team, and Peng's best friend, Roosevelt, a sweet nerd whose crush on Wren clouds his better judgment. This unlikely foursome embarks on a high-stakes, all-night adventure to find Albert, crossing paths with outrageous characters every step of the way.


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ARGO Movie Review. Does The Film Deserve An Oscar?

ARGO Movie Review 
By: MattInRC

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Ben Affleck's Argo is an engrossing and smart historical thriller that while not perfect has much to celebrate.


Most films based on true stories inevitably suffer from two issues: how much has been embellished, and will audiences embrace a film in which they already know the ending. These were the questions surrounding the historical drama/thriller Argo before its release; and while we all know how things will end, we find ourselves on the edge of our seat, at once cheering for the safe return of Americans that we already know did come home, and booing those responsible for making this world such a dangerous place afterwards.


Our story isn't about character redemption, finding one's soul after a two-hour dramatic exposition, or some other feel-good plot designed to win Oscars: it's about CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck, Dogma) following through on his simple promise to rescue six embassy employees who escape the Iranian embassy after an angry mob demanding the return of the Shah overtakes the building. While the resulting capture of dozens of hostages took 444 days to resolve, crushing Jimmy Carter's presidency, it's the recently declassified rescue story which emphatically stands front and center. The result is an emotionally-charged, well-built film about six desperate people and the CIA guy charged with bringing them home.


As the CIA learns that they are hold up at the Canadian Ambassador's home, Mendez and his boss Jack O'Donnell (Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad) are called in by the State Department to brainstorm ideas for a rescue operation. They entertain the unlikely (assume the identities of western teachers) and the ridiculous (issue them bikes to ride 300 miles to the border) while the Revolutionary Guard learn of their escape and begin a massive manhunt. Charged with extricating them, Mendez takes a bold risk: assume the role of a Canadian movie crew who are producing the space film Argo and are currently scoping locations throughout the Middle East. But he needs a little help to give the fake film some credibility, and enlists the services of Hollywood director Lester Seigel (Alan Arkin, Gross Pointe Blank) and makeup specialist John Chambers (John Goodman, the Big Lebowski) to cast, fund, and greenlight the picture. With seemingly the entire city looking for them, Mendez arrives in Tehran but soon learns that The White House has abandoned their plan. With members of the Revolution hot on their trail, Mendez must ether follow orders or fulfill his promise to the Americans who have run out of options.


Affleck has a director's eye, creating scenes that are both compact but well-choreographed, building tension from almost the first scene, and motivating his cast to keep that anxiety high for the sake of the story. This isn't his first directorial BBQ (2010's The Town), but Affleck ups the ante here, portraying the Americans as scared but motivated prisoners of a country that has gone completely insane. There's no hero element here, no wild shoot outs or even the cliched line that can sometimes define a film like this. You feel the tension, empathize with the Americans and absolutely despise the Iranians. It's this sort of storytelling by newcomers Chris Terrio and Joshuah Bearman that creates such a believable set up with Affleck providing the environment. But to say Argo is a perfect film is going a bit too far. The normally electric Victor Garber (Alias) is relegated to muttering a few lines as the Canadian Ambassador, and the story's chase ending is loosely based on what really happened, leading some to wonder why Affleck felt he needed to spice things up when his efforts to that point had been so masterful. But, there is a lot to like about Argo, and I expect Affleck to receive an Oscar nod for Best Director.

Argo is not a once-in-a-lifetime-in-your-face film, but is instead a well-written story about promises made, turning a far-fetched CIA plot into believable spycraft and committed by people who lived difficult and sometimes dangerous lives. But it's also a window into our own time, where the rules of humanity don't seem to apply in certain places of the world, and when decades of mistrust of American policies in Iran exploded into a violence that seems strangely familiar today. A scene near the end, in which Mendez and the Americans are being interrogated by actor Farshad Farahat as a Guardsman, tells you everything you need to know about people's views of the US at that time. Seems like much hasn't changed, as if Argo represented the kickoff for the insane times in which we live. In that and many other ways, consider Argo a success. Argo is rated R for language and violence and has a runtime of 120 minutes.

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The Goon Gets A Kickstarter Campaign

A kickstarter campaign for a David Fincher movie?

Yes, indeed.

The venerable director, along with Tim Miller of Blur Studios and Dark Horse Studios, has taken to crowdfunding to help fund the development of an animated feature based on The Goon, the off-beat Eric Powell comic book

The movie has been in development for a couple of years – Fincher is executive producing with Miller co-directing with Jeff Fowler – and thousands of dollars has been spent. An animated proof of concept clip was created and shown at Comic-Con but the project hasn’t gone to the next level since finding a financier to back an animated film that isn’t all-ages or family entertainment is seen as risky. (Tim Burton and Disney's Frankenweenie, which pushes the edges of kid horror and is only PG, is currenty struggling at the box office.)

And Goon is definitely in the PG-13 mold (ratings aren't official until after the MPAA has its say). It’s a paranormal-themed quirky comic that mixes humor and violence and features everything from cannibals to zombies centering on a large enforcer whose main nemesis is a zombie priest.

In a video released today Fincher shows off a humorous side as he and Miller ask for $400,000 to help fund a story reel. As is customary with Kickstarter campaigns, there are goodies offered to donors, with top clam-tossers receiving original Goon art from Powell and a private screening of the finished story reel with Fincher, Powell, Miller and others in attendance with a lunch afterwards.

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"The Goon" Movie Proof of Concept Trailer from Goon Kickstarter on Vimeo.

"Does Hollywood know better than you?,” asks Fincher in the video. He's hoping the answer is a resounding "no," or even better, "cha-ching."

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Snoop Dogg Pitches Hot Pockets. Didn't Know HP Was Gangsta

I know this really has nothing to do with my site but I had to post this.

I guess eating Hot Pockets is Gangsta now.



So begins Snoop Dogg's music video foray as a pitchman in a Hot Pockets ad. The clip, part of a digital campaign promoting the product, reworks the rapper's 2004 chart-topping single "Drop it Like it's Hot" into "Pocket Like it's Hot." It's a parody in praise of greasy, microwaveable snacks.

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Robert De Niro & Sylvester Stallone Are Set For A Grudge Match

Warner Bros has set Kevin Hart to play the fight promoter who gets two retired brawlers back in the ring in Grudge Match. Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are now set to play the fighters who square off in the ring, and the studio has greenlighted the film that will be directed by Peter Segal. Tim Kelleher wrote the script and the most recent draft is by Entourage architect Doug Ellin, with Billy Gerber and Mark Steven Johnson producing with Michael Ewing.

Hart is hot stuff after Think Like A Man, but the draw here will be to see Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta from Raging Bull go at it in a grudge match. When I moderated a Tribeca Film Festival panel for Universal’s 100th birthday with De Niro and Judd Apatow, De Niro said he didn’t really see himself recapturing the killer shape he got into when he starred in Raging Bull and in Cape Fear. Now, he’s playing a retired fighter, but I’ll bet De Niro puts back on the six-pack, knowing that at 66, Stallone is always jacked.

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Touch Season One On DVD October 16th

Martin Bohm is a widower and single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son Jake. But when Martin discovers that Jake can predict events before they happen, everything changes.

Follow the Red Thread of Fate to explore the connections between the people and places of Touch: http://www.touchredthread.com/ and own the DVD on Tuesday, October 16th.

Touch is an American supernatural thriller television series created by Tim Kring.[1] It stars Kiefer Sutherland, and debuted on Fox on January 25, 2012, before beginning to air regularly on March 22, 2012. Thirteen episodes were ordered for the first season, with the two-episode season finale airing on May 31, 2012. On May 9, 2012, Fox renewed the show for a second season.

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THE LAST STAND NYCC Poster

Greetings from Sommerton Junction, AZ - where the open road, and Arnold, await you…. Lionsgate gives us a taste of Schwarzenegger's greatest action film yet, with a brand new shoot-em-up poster for THE LAST STAND. IGN debuted this badass poster just in time for NEW YORK COMIC CON!

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.

With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.

At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.

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This all-star cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford and Genesis Rodriguez.

Directed by Kim Jee-woon and written by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

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Win Tickets to An Advance Screening For FUN SIZE In San Francisco

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for FUN SIZE! The screening is on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00AM in San Francisco.


FUN SIZE is an upcoming 2012 American teen comedy film written by Max Werner and is the feature directorial debut of Josh Schwartz (Chuck, Gossip Girl). The film stars Victoria Justice, Jane Levy, Thomas McDonell and Chelsea Handler.


FUN SIZE is a teen comedy centered on a sarcastic high school senior, Wren (Victoria Justice), who is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college. Before that can happen, Wren's mother, Joy, insists that she watch her little brother Albert on Halloween night, so Joy can go to a rager with her much younger boyfriend. When Wren gets distracted by an invitation to the party of the year, Albert disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. Frantic to locate him before their mother discovers he's missing, Wren enlists the help of her sassy best friend April, as well as Peng, an aspiring ladies man and co-captain of the debate team, and Peng's best friend, Roosevelt, a sweet nerd whose crush on Wren clouds his better judgment. This unlikely foursome embarks on a high-stakes, all-night adventure to find Albert, crossing paths with outrageous characters every step of the way.


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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Seven Psychopaths Review. Most Inventive & Funny Stories Of The Year

Seven Psychopaths Review 
By: MattInRC

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Seven Psychopaths is one of the most inventive and funny stories of the year, that is if you can get over the 'C' word. Yeah, that one.


What happens when you use the 'C' word so many times in a film that it becomes par for the course? Just ask the film Seven Psychopaths, which employs that word and a dozen other inappropriate tricks like a hooker uses handwipes, resulting in one of the bloodiest, funniest, and enjoyable films of the year. Not unlike a Quentin Tarantino film, Psychopaths unabashedly steals every element from Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs in a script by Writer/Director Martin McDonaugh (In Bruges) that seems to breathe on its own, ill-content to stay formulaic or even predictable for a second.


Marty (Colin Farrell, Total Recall 2012) is a struggling alcoholic Hollywood writer intent on creating the next great action bloodbath; but, his sense of reality, that somehow his lead character must be a Buddhist monk, has only produced the following: EXT. LOS ANGELES STREETCORNER. DAY. “I don’t want it to be one more film about guys with guns in their hands," he says. "I want it to be about love.” His supportive friend Billy (Sam Rockwell, Iron Man 2) is nothing short of psychopathic, opting for socially inappropriate comments and running a dog kidnapping ring where their owners shower him and partner Hans (Christopher Walken, Last Man Standing) with reward money upon the return of their lost companions. But when Billy steals Bonny the Shih Tzu from the leader of the LA criminal underworld (Woody Harrelson, 2012), Marty, Bllly, and Hans steal away to the desert, ready for a final gun battle that Marty can use in his floundering script.


To say Seven Psychopaths is quirky or unique is like saying The Human Centipede is a weird film. There's so many layers to McDonaugh's script that one cannot expose them simply because the surprises gained for taking a chance on the film are so rewarding. But it's also his casting of Rockwell, Ferrell, and Walken that lends so much zaniness to things that it becomes just another insanely funny layer of a very enjoyable movie. Under any other circumstance, casting such odd personalities into one film might spell disaster; but McDonaugh keeps things moving by letting his trinity ad-lib just enough to bridge us to the film's climactic 'battle,' which is nothing what Billy had envisioned for his friend Marty to commit to paper, as Rockwell holds Bonny hostage with a flare gun. No, I'm not kidding.


By the end, we've witnessed something both incredibly violent but equally hilarious. Get past the oft-used 'C' word and the blood/guts escapade of a serial killer targeting 'high-value mob leaders' by leaving his calling card at his victim's feet, and you'll really enjoy the experience. Seven Psychopaths won't be a big hit, because its subject matter is too far out there for mainstream Hollywood to promote. But it has a unique sense of itself, smartly wrapping several stories around Marty's search for the perfect script. And even though it becomes something right out of Implausibility World mixed with a bit of Over-The-Top Land, we're inclined to celebrate his breakthrough, because its basic premise is as equally disconnected from reality as McDonaugh's work. In this and so many other ways, Seven Psychopaths scores big, but you might want to leave Grandma and the kids at home. It's really inappropriate...but in a good way. Seven Psychopaths is rated R for just about everything except nudity and has a runtime of 109 minutes.

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Win Tickets to An Advance Screening For ALEX CROSS In Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for ALEX CROSS! The screening is on October 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM in Sacramento.


ALEX CROSS is an upcoming American crime thriller film directed by Rob Cohen, starring Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Giancarlo Esposito, Eward Burns, John C. McGinley with Rachel Nichols and Jean Reno. It was adapted from the twelfth Alex Cross novel Cross by James Patterson in a screenplay written by Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson.


Dr. Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) is a police detective and psychologist, who meets his match when a new serial killer, called Michael "The Butcher" Sullivan (Matthew Fox) arrives. As an ex-operative, he predicts every step of the police service, easily killing his victims and fleeing. He challenges Cross by murdering his wife in front of him on their anniversary, with Cross becoming obsessed in capturing him. But, catching a man who predicts his every step, every choice and every decision proves a challenge even for him.


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Chris Hemsworth Offered Millions To Be An "American Assassin"

After trying since 2008 to turn Vince Flynn’s bestselling novel series into an action franchise, CBS Films thinks it has found the actor to play terrorist hunter Mitch Rapp. CBS Films has offered Chris Hemsworth $10 million to star in American Assassin.


While it is the 11th book in Flynn’s series of espionage novels, American Assassin is an ideal place to start a movie franchise. The novel is a prequel that explains how tragedy transformed Rapp from a college scholar and athlete into a ruthless hunter of terrorists for the CIA. Bruce Willis is also in talks, to play Rapp’s mentor. The film will be directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who has covered the terrorist hunting terrain directing episodes of Showtime’s Homeland and also helmed the Don Cheadle thriller Traitor. Nachmanoff also co-wrote with Roland Emmerich The Day After Tomorrow and helmed the pilot for the Dick Wolf-produced NBC series Chicago Fire.

The most recent script draft was written by Mike Finch, who took over a draft written by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, when Zwick was going to direct. CBS Films Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler are producing.

Hemsworth is proving to be a go-to young guy for big ticket Hollywood fare, particularly after he was part of the blockbuster The Avengers and also Snow White And The Huntsman. He’s shooting a Thor sequel and then will star in the Steven Spielberg-directed Robopocalypse, with Anne Hathaway. Let’s see how this one plays out.

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TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D Poster & Giveaway

In 1974, one movie changed the face of horror. In 2013, a dark new chapter begins...11

Lionsgate revives the legacy of Leatherface with a NEW Poster for TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D which debuted on FEARNET yesterday right in time for New York Comic Con.

This poster is a New York Comic Con exclusive that the beautiful Alexandra Daddario will be signing in person at the Javitz center tomorrow. For those not able to attend NYCC, be sure to check out the Texas Chainsaw 3D Facebook page to win a signed copy yourself. http://www.facebook.com/TexasChainsaw3D

With gruesome surprises in store for a whole new generation, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D stars Alexandra Daddario (Heather Miller) and Dan Yeager (Leatherface), Introducing Tremaine ‘Trey Songz’ Neverson (Ryan), Scott Eastwood (Carl), Tania Raymonde (Nikki), Shaun Sipos (Darryl), Keram Malicki-Sanchez (Kenny), James MacDonald (Officer Marvin), Thom Barry (Sheriff Hooper), Paul Rae (Burt Hartman), Richard Riehle (Farnsworth) along with special appearances from four beloved cast members from previous installments of the franchise: Gunnar Hansen (the original Leatherface), Marilyn Burns, John Dugan and Bill Moseley.

Directed by John Luessenhop, from a screenplay by Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and Kirsten Elms, based on a story by Stephen Susco and Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and based on characters created by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, and produced by Carl Mazzocone. Lionsgate presents a Millennium Films production and Main Line Pictures production.

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New Gangster Squad Poster And Images

A new Gangster Squad poster has hit the web, serving as definitive proof that the Untouchables-like tale of off-the-books law enforcers in in 1940s and 1950s L.A. will be arriving in cinemas on January 11, 2013.


For those not in the know, Gangster Squad was originally set for a September 7 release date this year, but in the wake of the 2012 Aurora shooting at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. and the Gangster Squad team decided to reshoot certain cinema-set scenes.


Directed by Zombieland's Reben Fleischer and starring the likes of Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Peña, it's a movie that's easy to get excited about, so January 11 really can't come soon enough.

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LES MISERABLES Character Posters

Today two one-sheets have surfaced: Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean's piercing green eyes and the tagline "Freedom is mine" on one, Russell Crowe's ever-so-stern Inspector Javert on another.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and is being directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)


The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who becomes mayor of a town in France. Valjean agrees to take care of Cosette, the illegitimate daughter of Fantine, and must avoid being captured again by Javert, a police inspector.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Does Ryan Reynolds Have The Voice?

Mandalay Vision and Vertigo Entertainment are in early talks with Ryan Reynolds to star in The Voices, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Marjane Satrapi from a script by Paranormal Activity’s Michael R. Perry. The script made the Black List, and Satrapi got an Oscar nom for Best Animated Feature for her first film Persepolis, adapted from her semi-autobiographical novel.

Mandalay Vision is financing the film, and with Mandalay Vision’s Matthew Rhodes and Cathy Schulman are producing with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Mandalay Senior Vice President Adam Stone. The film begins production early next year.

Reynolds is in talks to play Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but strange bathtub factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path that ultimately brings him to salvation.

Reynolds is coming off Safe House and the upcoming Universal supernatural pic R.I.P.D., and he is also attached to play the title role in the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-directed Highlander

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Jurassic Park IV Concept Art Work

After Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park III in 2001, there was meant to be, at some point, a Jurassic Park IV. Scripts were offered to Spielberg and then rejected numerous times, with William Monahan and John Sayles' effort working on the idea of dinosaurs-on-the-mainland combined with human/dinosaur hybrid soldiers that could use guns and carry out simple tasks.


Now artwork has surfaced online that reportedly originates with ILM's Andrew Cawrse and concept artist Carlos Huante, revealing just how far down the pipeline this pretty outrageous idea went. And before you look at them, know this: they're pretty damn weird. You have been warned...

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As for the current situation with the far-more-likely-to-happen version of Jurassic Park IV (as penned by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes writing team Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver), that's all still pencilled in for a 2014 release, though it looks like it might end up being more like 2015 according to producer Frank Marshall.

So though these surprise images only reveal a truly twisted might have been for Jurassic Park IV - something that might not have been out of place in James Cameron's mooted Jurassic Park adaptation, perhaps - it's still fascinating stuff.

Check out the NeoGAF.com forums for more details on the plot and the pictures themselves, and let us know in the comment box below whether these images (which are oddly reminiscent of The Lizard from this year's The Amazing Spider-Man) could have turned into something brilliant or something just too out there...

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