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Rise of the Guardians Review. Does It Rekindle Our Love For The Holidays?

Rise of the Guardians Review By: MattInRC Does Rise of the Guardians rekindle our childhood love for the holidays? Read on to find out. As Fall begins its blustery journey, earnestly pushing out Summer in preparation for the silent darkness of Winter, Rise of the Guardians seeks to get us into the holiday mood with an enjoyable and solid animated effort. Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine ) is a 300-year-old troublemaker with no memory of his previous life, except that the silent Man in the Moon somehow played a role in his creation. Jack lives for the moment, encouraging cold temperatures and orchestrating playful snow fights between the kids, even as yet another Spring takes its foothold. Although his origin remains a mystery, he's sure of one thing: children cannot see him due to their lack of believing. They think the Snow Days and the yearly onslaught of Winter are due to natural, not human forces, representing the greatest disrespect by failing to give him the

Lenny Kravitz To Channel Marvin Gaye

There was a time when Lenny Kravitz’s only connection to movies was when his songs appearing on the soundtrack. But, thanks to a small role in Precious , playing Cinna in The Hunger Games (a part he’ll reprise in Catching Fire ), and Lee Daniels' upcoming The Butler , he’s now making strides on screen. And according to the Evening Standard, he’s now director Julien Temple’s choice to play Marvin Gaye in a new film. The movie, which has been in development for a while now (and has faced down competition from Cameron Crowe’s planned biopic) is set near the end of the singer’s life. With his glory days seemingly behind him, Gaye had fled to London under investigation for tax evasion and deep into drug and alcohol addiction. Music promoter Freddy Couseart took him to his flat in Belgium and helped him pull out of the tailspin. The result was his first post-Motown album, Midnight Love, which featured the now iconic single Sexual Healing. Temple has been getting the financing

Joe Carnahan All In For Mark Millar's Nemesis

Earlier this week, Mark Millar revealed that work was still ongoing with the big screen adaptation of his and Steve McNiven's Nemesis , and the wriiter has now confirmed (via the Millarworld Forums ) that Joe Carnahan will indeed direct and write the screenplay alongside his brother Matthew. The former was recently in the running to helm a 1970s set Daredevil movie for Fox, but issues with the rights now means that that will not be happening. With any luck, that bad news for fans of the "Man Without Fear" will be good news for fans of Nemesis. As you can see from the comments below, there's currently no word on casting, although it definitely sounds as if we should expect to see Liam Neeson as Det. Blake Morrow if talks end up working out. "Shot straight from a wedding in Manchester last week to the City of Angels and plunged straight into some studio biz on the Nemesis movie. Mighty Joe Carnahan is directing (from a script by he and his brother Matthew)

Marisa Tomei Joins Grant In A Romantic Film

Now that Hugh Grant and writer/director Marc Lawrence have officially decided to join forces for what will be their fourth romantic-comedy collaboration, they’re starting to lock down actors for other roles in the new, as-yet-untitled movie. According to The Wrap , Marisa Tomei is in negotiations to sign on. The film will focus on Ray Michaels ( Grant ), a charming, handsome Englishman who is the toast of Hollywood in the late 1980s. A successful screenwriter, he has Tinseltown at his feet after winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay. But the fickle finger of fortune decides to mess with him, and 15 years later, he’s creatively washed-up, flat broke and utterly unemployed. Needing to make money, he takes the only job he can dig up, teaching writing at a small college on the East coast. Figuring it’ll be a chance to use whatever fleeting fame he has to impress college girls, he doesn’t bet on finding romance with a single mother (Tomei) who has gone back to school. Please Leav

Paranormal Activity 5 Coming In 2013

The once-a-year announcement continues to be entirely unsurprising, but here it is anyway... Following the success of this year's Paranormal Activity 4 , Halloween 2013 will see Paranormal Activity 5 making sudden loud noises in your local multiplex. There are no details yet, other than the release date of October 25, so it's unclear if the directors of the last two installments, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (who also made the excellent Catfish) will be returning for a third time. Their two Paranormals introduced some new story threads that are still dangling, however, so it may be that they want to stay for at least one more stint to tie those up. Paranormals 2 and 3 were both prequels, but 4 finally got into the what-happened-next territory of Katie and Hunter's lives after their disappearance. The first film seemed to suggest that the paranormal entity was some sort of stalker poltergeist that was in love with Katie, but that's been lost and tweaked along

New Jack The Giant Slayer

Wow… It hardly seems possible that it’s nearly been a year since the last Jack The Giant Slayer trailer. Back then, it was called Jack The Giant Killer and set to arrive in June of this year. Take a look at some new footage in the promo above, or thunder over to Apple’s kingdom to see it in true HD . For this latest trailer, we get more details on the storyline, including how young farmhand Jack ( Nicholas Hoult ) meets the brave princess Isabelle ( Eleanor Tomlinson ) and together they get mixed up in a big giant adventure(literally, since it involves giants). The real villain here is – spoiler alert from the trailer – Stanley Tucci’s Lord Roderick, who is manipulating things from behind the scenes and manufactures Isabelle’s abduction so as to prompt a rescue mission by Jack and knight Elmont ( Ewan McGregor ), which in turn sparks an invasion of the human world by the big fellas. Director Bryan Singer has assembled a cast that includes Ian McShane, Warwick Davis, Eddie Ma

Have Writers Been Hired For Episode 8 And 9?

Before we go any further with this, do bear in mind that a huge siren, like the collision warning on a Star Destroyer, is blaring in the back of our minds. Which signals, of course, that this is strictly a Rumour Alert. But Deadline’s sources have heard that franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan and Sherlock Holmes writer Simon Kinberg are in contention to script the second and third films in the planned new Star Wars trilogy. Naturally, Disney isn’t commenting on the speculation, but if it does turn out to be true, it could be very good news. That's particularly so in Kasdan’s case, since this is the man who co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi - not to mention his work on Raiders Of The Lost Ark . Having Kasdan back as a Star Wars writer would surely lead to something special. As for Kinberg , he has proven big film chops and knows how to make set pieces work. He’s most recently written X-Men: First Class sequel Days Of Future Past , which Bryan Singer is

Win Tickets to An Advance Screening For THE COLLECTION In San Francisco

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for THE COLLECTION ! The screening is on Monday, November 26 @ 7:30pm at Regal AMC Metreon in San Francisco. THE COLLECTION  is a 2012 horror film that follows the 2009 film, The Collector.   Josh Stewart reprises his role as Arkin. Arkin ( Josh Stewart ) escapes with his life from the vicious grips of The Collector during an entrapment party where The Collector adds Elena ( Emma Fitzpatrick ) to his Collection. Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena’s wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector’s booby-trapped hideout and save Elena from his sadistic rituals. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY  Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and why not come and follow me on Twitter also.  Official Site- See how to win tickets after the Jump... Please go to Enter Code: SANDB20

Snitch Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson

We have the first trailer for the upcoming film Snitch starring Dwayne Johnson . The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper, Benjamin Bratt and Michael Kenneth Williams . Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose son is arrested for selling illegal narcotics. To save his son from a lengthy prison term, the father agrees to go undercover as a drug dealer with the gang his son was involved with. But when the father suddenly rises high in the gang's hierarchy and then is offered a chance to be part of the inner circle of a vast drug cartel, the stakes get a lot higher. Please Leave A Comment-

Silver Linings Playbook Review. Is It An Oscar Contender, Or A Playoff Pretender

Silver Linings Playbook Review By: MattInRC Is Silver Linings Playbook an Oscar contender, or a playoff pretender? The answer is, probably maybe. To be merely good in Hollywood these days seems good enough when the weekly box office results are announced. While some films deserve their status (see Skyfall, Lincoln, and The Avengers), others are simply head scratches. Still others are given such pre-release Oscar buzz that no manner of acting can match expectations. Such is the predicament for Silver Linings Playbook, which seeks to unravel the world of mental illness and one man's journey to escape it. But much like its venerated Philadelphia Eagles which parallels the tale, Linings is filled with promise but short on results and prone to unevenness. Having been recently released from a mental hospital after a violent breakdown involving his cheating wife Nikki, Pat Solitano ( Bradley Cooper , Limitless) moves back into his parents' house in suburban Phil

New Zero Dark Thirty Poster And Images

Oscar-winner and action goddess Kathryn Bigelow is back on our screens very soon with Zero Dark Thirty , a story about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and a new poster and new images for the film are live. Jessica Chastain stars as a member of the small CIA team dedicated to tracking down the terrorist leader in a hunt that spanned a decade, with support from Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Harold Perrineau, Kyle Chandler, Mark Duplass, Scott Adkins, James Gandolfini, Jennifer Ehle and Jason Clarke . Yes: turns out you can attract quite the cast when your previous film won all the Oscars. See all the images after the Jump.. Zero Dark Thirty  can be seen in limited release from December 19. Huh, that's a coincidence; a December release date puts it in the Oscar race. You'd almost think they planned it that way. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Empire

Send A HITCHCOCK Thanksgiving E-Card

It's that time of year… Happy Thanksgiving on behalf of Fox Searchlight's HITCHCOCK ! Send your family and friends a Hitchcock-themed Thanksgiving e-card and be thankful that the film will be opening in select theaters this Friday, November 23rd! Create Your Hitchcock E-Card: Skip the Black Friday madness and discover the shocking truth behind a film that will make history once again. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren star in Sacha Gervasi's mind opening portrayal of a legendary couple who together created an art form and story like never before. HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho. Please Leave A Comment-

LIFE OF PI Review. Film Is Oscar Worthy

LIFE OF PI Review By: RAMA RAMA is back with another review. Make sure to Follow him on Facebook and Twitter . Wow! I had never seen anything like this one! It’s a visual splendor to say the least. After watching the film, you’re going to exit the theaters wondering how on earth did they create the Bengal Tiger, Richard Parker, and make him interact with the main character, Pi, and your mouth will remain open from taking in all that 3D wonder, you’ll be left in awe. It truly is the best use of 3D since Avatar and Hugo and that’s no joke. LIFE OF PI is an exquisite, terrifying and integrated journey that puts all your senses to the test. This is evidence of technology finally catching up to the storytelling and it’s an absolutely great work of art… With LIFE OF PI , director Ang Lee (“ Brokeback Mountain”; “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ”) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of advent


THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 Review By: RAMA RAMA is back with another review. Make sure to LIKE his page on Facebook and follow him on Twitter . I’m going to settle for middle ground on this one because Twi-haters are glad this franchise is over and Twi-fans are glad that director Bill Condon has given them a proper ending, a cliche love forever ending, literally since Bella is now a vampire a.k.a immortal… The astonishing conclusion to the series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 , illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.11 In BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, Bella, Edward & Jacob must assemble vampire covens from across the globe to counter the new threat of the ruling Volturi. From Vampire vs. humans, to vampires vs. werewolves and now vampires team up with werewolves Vs. Volturi. Did I get that right? And now you throw in a kid in the middle of the conflict. By the way, one of this

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY Black Friday Event In San Francisco

“ CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY ” COMES TO WESTFIELD SAN FRANCISCO CENTRE ! With Advance Movie Ticket Purchase, Film Goers Are Entered to Win A Year of Free Movie Passes. WHAT : To celebrate the release of its upcoming 3D film spectacular, “ CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY ,” Paramount Pictures is proud to announce that the film’s feature performers will be appearing exclusively at the Westfield San Francisco Centre aboard their “Vessel of Dreams”, allowing shoppers to experience the magic of the movie event of the year before it hits theaters December 21st, with 12pm & 7pm showtimes. Fans will have the chance to purchase discounted tickets to showings of “ CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY ” onsite, courtesy of Fandango, and enter to win a fantastic prize courtesy of ” CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY ” and Fandango: A year of free movie passes from Fandango! WHEN : Friday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. WHERE : Westfield San Francisco Centre

Red Dawn Review. Has The War Been Lost?

Red Dawn  Review By: MattInRC Make sure to follow MattInRC on  Twitter  for all his reviews and other exciting news. Red Dawn is a remake that vacillates between gritty war feature and bubble-gum drama, doing neither particularly well. In the genre of war movies, there are generally two kinds that Hollywood produces: ones that display the heavy trauma associated with war; and the mindless, unrealistic action flick that insults our intelligence with its implausibility. Both have their detractors - who can watch Saving Private Ryan more than once per year without wanting to slash their wrists for displaying war in such a graphic manner? In the latter category, the action is so unbelievable - whether it be people surviving a massive explosion or somehow beating someone twice their size - that you never really feel for the characters when they experience difficulty, thus losing any buy-in and therefore interest. Wedged somewhere in-between these is Red Dawn, the remake of

Watch SAVE THE DATE On SundanceNOW

It's a bittersweet and honest film that examines the ups and downs of modern love and the risks that we must take in hopes that it's real. SAVE THE DATE , starring Lizzy Caplan (Bachelorette, Party Down) and Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) is now available on SundanceNOW ! Check out the film before it hit theaters on SundanceNOW Also starring Geoffrey Arend, Martin Starr and Mark Webber , the Sundance Film Festival hit opens in select theaters starting December 14th, 2012. The film is also currently available on IFC Films Video on Demand, and digital outlets: iTunes, Amazon Streaming, PS3 Playstation Unlimited, XBOX Zune, Google PLAY and YouTube. After an ill-timed and very public marriage proposal, fiercely independent Sarah ( Lizzy Caplan ) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin ( Geoffrey Arend ). Sarah turns to her sister Beth ( Alison Brie ) for support, but Beth is too busy obsessing over the details of her own wedding to Kevin's bandmate, Andrew ( M


Lionsgate has officially unveiled the new logo for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE in the form of a MOTION POSTER exclusively on the Official HUNGER GAMES Facebook page. As a special thank you to all the Hunger Games fans, 12 lucky Facebook followers will have the chance to be featured in the end credits of the film. Winners will be announced when the Facebook page hits 12 Million Total Fans. Fans are being encouraged to spread the word online by sharing the motion poster and entering to win the chance to be a part of The Hunger Games franchise forever! The poster can be found here: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE opens nationwide November 22, 2013!11 Share #TheSpark & Win! You can also check out the logo reveal in-theatre in front of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – Part 2! See the poster after the Jump... THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katn

Original Cast To Return For Insidious 2

Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne will reprise their roles for Insidious Chapter 2 , the sequel to the hit 2010 horror movie made by FilmDistrict, Alliance Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. James Wan will return as director for the second chapter, which also will bring back actors Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins as well as original screenwriter Leigh Whannell. Jason Blum is returning as producer. FilmDistrict will release the film in the U.S. on Aug. 30, while Alliance Films, which is financing, will distribute in Canada, the U.K. (via its Momentum Pictures subsidiary) and Spain (via Aurum). Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will distribute in all other international territories. Production is set to begin Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. Insidious was made for only $1.5 million and grossed $97 million worldwide, proving a boon for FilmDistrict, which had the rights. The film led many producers to see the viability of low-budget, non-found-footage projects. The movie follo

Anchor Bay’s SILENT NIGHT Clip

Here is the first clip from Anchor Bay’s SILENT NIGHT . The film stars   Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King and Brendan Fehr . If you still think Halloween is the scariest night of the year… RING IN THE HOLIDAYS1 THE ANCHOR BAY WAY WITH SILENT NIGHT In select theaters November 30th; Blu-ray™/DVD combo and DVD on sale December 4th You better watch out! Santa Claus is coming to town, and he knows who’s been bad. On November 30th, Anchor Bay Films presents SILENT NIGHT on screen in ten major U.S. metropolitan areas. Blu-ray™/DVD combo and DVD will be available to unwrap nationwide on December 4th. A loose remake of the horror classic SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, the film’s stellar cast includes Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Easy A), Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine 3D), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D, Blade), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, X-Men First Class), and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World). McDowell and King sta

Liam Neeson To Pull An All Nighter

Liam Neeson is in negotiations to star in the crime thriller “ The All Nighter (AKA Run All Night)” a person familiar with the situation has told TheWrap . The story follows an aging hit man who, in order to protect his wife and son, must take on his former boss in a single night. He then winds up on the run from the mob and the authorities with his estranged son. The film is being produced by Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, along with Brooklyn Weaver for Warner Bros. which declined to comment. The studio acquired Brad Ingelsby’s spec script “The All Nighter” in January for a reported six figure sum. Neeson’s upcoming films include “Non-Stop” and “A Walk Among The Tombstones.” He will also be featured in a voice role in the upcoming film “Lego: The Piece of Resistance.”  Lee is working on a long-list of projects including Spike Lee’s remake of the South Korean thriller, “Oldboy,” which is currently filming. He is also producing the upcoming thriller “The Double Hour”; a