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Drafthouse Films Nabs Rights CANNON FILMS Documentary

Who as a kid in the 80's didn't watch or love a movie brought to us by CANNON FILMS? One of my beloved and favorite movies of all time is BREAKIN' and who didn't sit around the house and jump off the couch after seeing AMERICAN NINJA ? Or after seeing Van Damme in KICKBOXER go outside and try to kick the shit out of a tree? We got some interesting news today that caught my eye and I thought I would share it will all of you. Drafthouse Films has bought the U.S> rights to ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS . DRAFTHOUSE FILMS ACQUIRES US RIGHTS TO “ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS” New Doc Will Chronicle Infamous ’80s Exploitation Production Outfit From Acclaimed Director Mark Hartley AUSTIN, TX – Thursday, December 1, 2011 – Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the world-famous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced today the acquisition of all US rights to ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CA

VH1 To Deliver A TLC Biopics

VH1 is the latest basic cable network to get into the TV movie business this year, following similar forays by TNT, CMT, BET and, to some extent, USA Network. VH1 is planning a series of biopics about musicians and pop culture icons. First off is a movie about the 1990s R&B/hip-hop/pop trio TLC. The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, will serve as consultants and executive produce with Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina. Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With It) has signed on to write the movie. VH1 ventured into scripted programming earlier this year with the series Single Ladies, which was kicked off by a two-hour movie. Please Leave A Comment-

SHAME Movie Review By: RAMA

SHAME Movie Review By: RAMA Was RAMA addicted to the movie? Please make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter . Shocking, unexpected, raw, explosive, would be some of the first things that come to mind. I for one did not expect director Steve McQueen and actors Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan would push the envelope that much but they did and they did it so well. Never have I seen the subjects of obsession and addiction depicted on screen in such a brutally honest manner. Fassbender’s going the distance for his character is evidence of his extraordinary skills as an actor. Just like Requiem For A Dream was more or less a full feature anti drug public service announcement, SHAME too shows you how sex addiction can be a danger to self and those around you.. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment s

Tomb Raider Film To Be Complete Reboot

Tomb Raider producer Graham King has revealed that he took inspiration from Rise of the Planet of the Apes for the Lara Croft franchise reboot. King told Digital Spy that he has received a script from Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. "We're going through [the script] creatively, bringing in directors to talk to and then I get that horrible job of sitting with 25-30 young girls that want to play Lara Croft," he said. Asked about his approach to the new Lara Croft movie, King said: "For me it's re-inventing the wheel a bit, it's a reboot. We're going back before she was Lara Croft, so it's a much more emotional character piece. She's in search of her parents. "One of my favorite movies of this year was Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the way they rebooted that franchise. I thought it was fantastic and took a lot away from that for Tomb Raider." Please Leave A Comment-

The Grey Trailer Directed By Sacramento's Own Joe Carnahan

Moviefone got their hands on this exclusive trailer for the upcoming suspense/action from The Grey by Sacramento's own Joe Carnahan ( Narc, Smokin' Aces and The A-Team ) and starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo and Dermot Mulroney . It follows a number of men stranded in Alaska after a plane crash, and forced to survive using little more than their wits as a group of wolves come after them. The film will release on January 27, 2012. Watch the trailer after the Jump... In “The Grey”, a group of oil-rig roughnecks are left stranded on the sub-arctic tundra after their plane experiences a complete mechanical failure and crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. The survivors, battling mortal injuries, biting cold and ravenous hunger, are relentlessly hunted and pursued by a vicious pack of rogue wolves. Liam Neeson plays the leader of the team, which also features Frank Grillo (upcoming “Warrior” and “Lay The Favorite”), Dermot Mulroney (“Burn After Reading”, “About S

Official Poster For THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

The first official poster for THE CABIN IN THE WOODS , the upcoming "horror movie to end all horror movies" that will turn the genre on its head. Think you know the story? Think again. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS was co-written by Joss Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) and Drew Goddard (CLOVERFIELD, LOST), and is Goddard’s directorial debut. Starring Chris Hemsworth (THOR), Richard Jenkins (LET ME IN) and Bradley Whitford (THE WEST WING), the film will be in theaters everywhere April 13th, 2012. Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out. Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford. Official Website: http

We Have Your Access To See Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows In Sacramento

December 16, 2011 We have your access to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows . Warner Bros. Pictures has provide me with Exclusive code for the fans to get access to the screening in Sacramento,Ca. Sherlock Holmes ( Robert Downey, Jr ). has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor James Moriarty ( Jared Harris )—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade ( Eddie Marsan ), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty. Mixing business with pleasure, Holmes tracks the clues to an underground gentlemen’s club, where he and his bro

Bryan Singer To Direct The Munsters TV Show

Bryan Singer is moving from mutants to Munsters . The producer-director-writer, who has been involved with three of the X-Men films in the superhero franchise, is closing in on a deal to direct and executive produce NBC's The Munsters . The project, which received a pilot order earlier this month, is billed as an imaginative reinvention of the classic comedy series as a visually spectacular one-hour drama. Singer will executive produce alongside Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies), who also is writing the Universal Television-produced project. Fuller and NBC first made an attempt to revive the 1960s CBS sitcom last year, with the network ultimately passing. His newer version is said to be an edgier and slightly darker take exploring origins of Herman and Lily Munster (originally played by Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo) and how they arrived at the famed 1313 Mockingbird Lane address. The original series, produced by Universal Studios, aired 70 episodes from 1

The Evil Dead Remake Will Happen In 2012

Sony Pictures will distribute the remake of Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead , which Fede Alvarez will direct in 2012, around the world, except in the U.K. and France. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and FilmDistrict negotiated the deal with Ghost House Pictures, which is producing the reboot. Rob Tapert, original franchise star Bruce Campbell and Raimi are producing. Ghost House partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are executive producers. “Sony Pictures has a fantastic history collaborating with both Ghost House and FilmDistrict and we couldn’t be more excited to continue working together on the contemporary adaptation of Evil Dead,” said Jeff Blake, chairman of Sony Pictures worldwide marketing and distribution. “Sam and Rob have an extraordinary vision and we can’t wait to share this film with audiences in most territories throughout the world.” Hewing close in plot to the original released in 1981, the new Evil Dead follows what happens when five friends in a remote cabin

Tom Cruise Could Star In We Mortals Are. Based On Japanese Graphic Novel All You Need Is Kill

Tom Cruise is a guy who likes to stay busy. With two films in the can ( Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Rock of Ages ), one filming ( One Shot ) and another ( Horizons ) lined up after that, Cruise is solidifying his interest in starring in the Warner Bros. sci-fi actioner We Mortals Are , with negotiations expected to begin soon. Based on the 2004 Japanese graphic novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Yoshitoshi Abe, the film would have Cruise playing a soldier defending Earth from attacking aliens. Killed in battle, he is then stuck in a time loop that causes him to relive that day over and over while gaining strength and skill each time as he tries to change his fate. Dante Harper and Joby Harold wrote the adapted screenplay. Has Ghost Protocol hitting theaters December 21 and Rock of Ages opening in June. With Paramount's One Shot shooting now for a February 2013 release, and Universal's Horizons lined up to start production in the new year

Olive The Movie- First Feature Film Shot 100% On A Cell Phone

I came across this movie today on the web and not sure if this has ever happened before. Olive is the very first full length feature film shot 100% on a cell phone (Nokia N8 phone). A 35 mm lens adapter was fabricated to fit the smart phone in order to achieve a shallow depth of field. The film simply put is about a little girl that transforms the lives of three people without speaking one word. The movie stars two time Academy Award nominated actress Gena Rowlands (The Notebook, A Woman Under the Influence). The sound design was done by Skywalker Sound. The financing of Olive was done independently of any corporation. The goal now is to be the first film to not only be shot on a cell phone, but to also be the first independently financed feature film on 2,000+ theaters across the United States without the backing of a major studio. Make Sure to LIKE Olive The Movies Facebook page . Make sure to Follow the film on Twitter also. After watch the first 5 minutes can you

Is This The Lizard From The Amazing Spider-Man? is reporting that this is the first look at The Lizard from the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man . This isn't what I was expecting and let's see if this is how the final product will look like. Here is some background on The Lizard : Curtis Connors was born in Coral Gables, Florida. He was a gifted surgeon who enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent off to war. He performed emergency battlefield surgery on wounded GIs, but his right arm was injured in a blast and had to be amputated. After his return to civilian life as a research technologist, Connors became obsessed with uncovering the secrets of reptilian limb regeneration and studied reptilian biology extensively. Working from his home in the Florida Everglades with the help of war buddy Ted Sallis, he finally developed an experimental serum taken from reptilian DNA. He successfully regrew the missing limb of a rabbit and then, despite the warnings of his wife Martha, chose to test it on himself. Co

Harrison Ford Returns To Space In Ender's Game

After nearly three decades, Harrison Ford may finally be returning to where he truly belongs… outer space. Ford became one of the most popular stars in the world thanks to the space opera known as " Star Wars ," but, after completing his tour of duty with the Rebel Alliance in 1983, he hung up Han Solo's pistol belt and hasn't been behind the wheel of a spaceship since. Now Variety has intercepted a transmission that says Ford may be up for the adult lead of Colonel Hyrum Graff opposite a now-confirmed 14-year-old Asa Butterfield ("Hugo") in the hotly anticipated " Ender's Game ." Essentially "Harry Potter" meets "Full Metal Jacket" in space, the "Ender" series of novels by Orson Scott Card follow the pint-sized Napoleon named Ender as he fights his way through other child soldiers in a futuristic Battle School under the tutelage of Graff. Casting Ford as this tenured professor of alien ass kicking would b

Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Come And Join Us

You might know Katie….you know, The Star Wars Girl ? Her story went viral about a year ago, and people all over fell in love with the darling little girl with a love of Star Wars. Katie was in first grade and being bullied by her boy classmates for, of all things, having a Star Wars water bottle. She was told girls can’t like Star Wars. She told her mom, through tears, she would just take a pink one instead to avoid being harassed. Her mom told her to follow her heart, and that it was okay to be different. Katie’s mom, Carrie, wrote a blog post about the situation and in days thousands and thousands of comments offering Katie support came pouring in. Join us on December 16, 2011 for Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars . Last year the Internet held a day of support for a little girl who was brave enough to be different. Pigtail Pals celebrates all girls, and we’d love to have you and your kiddos participate! Celebrate this day of anti-bullying by wearing something Star Wars or science/s

New Poster For John Carter

The title may not be the most obviously sci-fi ever, but we're still pretty excited about John Carter (not yet Of Mars). After all, it's directed by Andrew Stanton of Wall-E and Finding Nemo fame; it's based on a kick-ass series of pulpy adventure novels set on another planet, and the footage we've seen so far looks rather beautiful. Now there's a new poster for the film, which not only echoes the cover and colour of one recent Barsoom compilation but makes it a little clearer what's going on. New Images From Disney's JOHN CARTER- After all, here we see Taylor Kitsch's John Carter in all his nappy-wearing glory, surrounded by the clearly alien shapes of the green Tharks against the background of the Red Planet. If that doesn't get across what's going on, we're not sure what will. The new tagline, too - Lost In Our World, Found In Another - neatly sums up Stanton's approach to the story and Carter himself: a disaffected post-Civil W

Disney's JOHN CARTER Trailer Is Here

The first trailer for JOHN CARTER as arrived via Good Morning America. The trailer itself will arrive later tonight with out the actual interview but thought you would want to see the trailer so I have it for you after the jump. John Carter ( Taylor Kitsch ), who is inexplicably transported to mysterious and exotic planet Mars, becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions and discovers that the survival of the planet and its people rests in his hands. Watch the trailer after the Jump... video platform video management video solutions video player JOHN CARTER WALT DISNEY PICTURES Website and Mobile site: Like us on Facebook: Genre: Action-Adventure Rating: TBD Release Date: March 9, 2012 Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, with Thomas Haden Church and Willem Dafoe Director: Andrew Stanton

Kyle Chandler To Star In Broken City

He was last seen trying to keep his son and the lad’s friends from being menaced by a marauding alien (and the US army) in Super 8 , but for his next trick, Kyle Chandler is going to dabble in politics, joining the cast of Allen Hughes’ thriller Broken City . Mark Wahlberg is starring as a Noo Yoik detective hired by a powerful local mayor ( Russell Crowe ) to find out who has been having it away with his wife ( Catherine Zeta Jones ). But when Wahlberg eventually tracks down the man, the lover suddenly turns up dead and the detective starts to delve into a far darker conspiracy. Barry Pepper is also aboard, playing a mayoral candidate who is challenging Crowe, and Chandler will be one of the main players in his campaign. Griffin Dunne, James Ransone, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Chambers and Alona Tal are all in the cast. Hughes is busy shooting the film right now, which has a US release date set for January 18, 2013. Chandler has been doing rather well for himself since gett

AMERICAN REUNION-Get A Look Behind The Camera

Universal has delivered a featurette, that takes you behind the scenes of the upcoming film AMERICAN REUNION . We get to see the cast interact and get to know each other again. Red Band Trailer For American Reunion- Watch the clip after the Jump... Video: 'American Reunion' Set Visit Actually, there’s not a lot here that’s truly offensive, aside from the concept of Jason Biggs’ Jim still being a chronic masturbator. Despite being seemingly happily married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), Jim can’t resist the chance to thrash one out when she’s in the bath, but is caught – in more ways than one – when his son arrives in the room. There’s one more little beat after that, but we won’t spoil it for you. Suffice to say, this is exactly what you’d expect from a new American Pie outing, and while it doesn’t exactly scream fresh and new, it is at least nice to see the old gang reunited, even if they’re not present here. American Pie: Reunion (as it’s apparently called over h