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Friday, September 30, 2011

Official Synopsis : Successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Naomi Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next.

Official Synopsis : A mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) and an ardent young Japanese warrior Yoshi (Gackt) both arrive in a town that has been terrorized by outrageous and virulent criminals. Each is obsessed with his separate mission, and guided by the wisdom of The Bartender (Woody Harrelson) at the Horseless Horseman Saloon, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola (Ron Perlman), the awesomely evil "woodcutter" and his lady Alexandra (Demi Moore), a femme fatale with a secret past. This classic tale is re-vitalized and re-imagined in an entirely fresh visual context, set in a unique world that mixes skewed reality with shadow-play fantasy, a place where even the landscape can betray you.

Official Synopsis : Tucker & Dale vs Evil is a hilariously gory, good-spirited horror comedy, doing for killer rednecks what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies. Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. Tucker & Dale vs Evil has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges

Thursday, September 29, 2011

While the 2008 comic book adaptation "Wanted" was met with a lot of enthusiasm both by critics and audiences alike, it seems that the idea of a sequel wasn't. After a very long period of uncertainty and because of Angelina Jolie turning down the chance to reprise her role from the first film, nobody thought that Universal was going to move forward with the sequel. All it took was one tweet to turn things around and rekindle fanboy hopes : "Michael and I were just hired by Uni to write WANTED 2". This was written by Derek Haas, referring to co-writer Michael Brandt and the message is quite obvious. Both Haas and Brandt wrote the script for the first "Wanted", so it seems Universal doesn't want to break up a winning team. It is unknown at this time if Timur Bekmambetov will return to direct. Haas recently declared that the sequel is "going to take off after the events of what just happened" and the story will "pick up Wesley a few years later and go back in for another round."



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Official Synopsis: Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, “The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (US)




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Official Synopsis: Oskar (Thomas Horn) is convinced that his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can’t be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father’s closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, James Gandolfini, John Goodman, Viola Davis,

Director: Stephen Daldry ("The Hours", "Billy Elliot")

Screenplay: Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump", "Munich", "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: January 20, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth, Joe (Kwanten) reluctantly decides to join Eric (Zahn) and his LARPing (Live Action Role Players) friends in the woods rather than stay behind and feel sorry for his newly single status. There he meets hot, ass-kicking, intimidating LARPer Gwen (Glau), and finds himself plunged into a surreal adventure wilder than he ever imagined when a make-believe wizard casts an all-too-real spell from an ancient book. That spell releases an actual demon with a taste for human blood -- and souls -- that starts systematically decimating the players in this suddenly deadly "game." Will our guys become the heroes they have been pretending to be before time runs out?

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Adventure

Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage, Michael Gladis

Director: Joe Lynch

Screenplay: Matt Wall, Kevin Dreyfuss

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: TBA



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Official Synopsis: A couple are pursued by an evil spirit in their own home. In an attempt to unveil the mystery, they install cameras throughout the house to capture the strange paranormal activity occurring.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden, Mark Fredrichs, Lauren Bittner

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Screenplay: Christopher B. Landon ("Disturbia")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: October 21, 2011 (US)



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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Official Synopsis: A couple are pursued by an evil spirit in their own home. In an attempt to unveil the mystery, they install cameras throughout the house to capture the strange paranormal activity occurring.

Genre: Horror

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Starring: Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden, Mark Fredrichs, Lauren Bittner

Release Date: October 21, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis: In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth… MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Release Date: November 11, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis: t’s a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can’t.

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones

Director: Don Coscarelli ("Phantasm", "Bubba Ho-Tep")

Screenplay: Don Coscarelli, based on a novel by David Wong

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: TBA



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Official Synopsis: A TV series focused on the world of horse-race gambling.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Richard Kind, Kevin Dunn, Michael Gambon

Director: Michael Mann ("Heat", "The Insider")

Screenplay: David Milch ("Deadwood", "NYPD Blues")

Air Date: January 2012



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Official Synopsis: Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his mother in a bleak housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in an equally grim and foreboding underground parking complex. To escape his dreary existence, Martin loses himself in the fantasy world of the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), fetishizing the meticulous surgical skills of the gifted Dr. Heiter, whose knowledge of the human gastrointestinal system inspires Martin to attempt the unthinkable.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Dominic Borrelli

Director: Tom Six

Screenplay: Tom Six

Not Yet Rated 

Release Date: October 7, 2011



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Official Synopsis: "New Year’s Eve" celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Abigail Breslin, Til Schweiger, Seth Meyers, Jon Bon Jovi, Josh Duhamel, Carla Gugino.

Director: Garry Marshall ("Pretty Woman", "Valentine's Day")

Screenplay: Katherine Fugate ("Valentine's Day", "The Prince & Me")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: December 9, 2011 (US)



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Official Synopsis: AMERICAN TEACHER chronicles the stories of four teachers - Erik Benner, Jonathan Dearman, Jamie Fidler, and Rhena Jasey - who live and work in disparate urban and rural areas of the country. By following these teachers as they reach different milestones in their careers, the film tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today. The film shows us the experience of these four young teachers as they recognize the importance of what they do, and how much they love what they do, but ask: can I afford to continue to teach?

Genre: Documentary

Narration: Matt Damon

Director: Vanessa Roth (Won an Oscar for the documentary "Freeheld"), Brian McGinn

Release Date: TBA



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Monday, September 26, 2011


In the past couple of weeks there have been lots of news regarding new reboots and remakes preparing to enter the pre-productions stages. Three of the most certain to be remade are "Point Break" (Yes, the bank-robbing surfer dudes movie), "Highlander" and (gasp!) "Scarface". The information regarding these three projects are scarce so far, but they are, at least, showing off some degree of certainty, as opposed to other projects. Read on to find out more about each of these remakes.



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Official Synopsis: The action in REC Genesis encompasses the events of the first two films and after the sense of claustrophobia previously experiences. The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future REC Apocalypse.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

Director: Paco Plaza ("[REC]", "[REC]2")

Screenplay: Paco Plaza, Luiso Berdejo

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: March 30, 2012 (Spain)



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Official Synopsis: Successful publisher WіƖƖ Atenton (Craig) quit a job іn Nеw York City tο relocate hіѕ wife, Libby (Weisz), аnԁ two girls tο a quaint Nеw England town. Bυt аѕ thеу settle іntο thеіr nеw life, thеу discover thеіr perfect home wаѕ thе murder scene οf a mother аnԁ hеr children. Anԁ thе entire city believes іt wаѕ аt thе hands οf thе husband whο survived. Whеn WіƖƖ investigates thе tragedy, hіѕ οnƖу lead comes frοm Ann Paterson (Watts), a neighbor whο wаѕ close tο thе family thаt died. Aѕ WіƖƖ аnԁ Ann piece together thе disturbing puzzle, thеу discover thаt thе ѕtοrу οf thе last man tο leave WіƖƖ’s dream house wіƖƖ bе јυѕt аѕ horrifying tο thе one whο came next

Release Date: September 30, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis: Successful publisher WіƖƖ Atenton (Craig) quit a job іn Nеw York City tο relocate hіѕ wife, Libby (Weisz), аnԁ two girls tο a quaint Nеw England town. Bυt аѕ thеу settle іntο thеіr nеw life, thеу discover thеіr perfect home wаѕ thе murder scene οf a mother аnԁ hеr children. Anԁ thе entire city believes іt wаѕ аt thе hands οf thе husband whο survived. Whеn WіƖƖ investigates thе tragedy, hіѕ οnƖу lead comes frοm Ann Paterson (Watts), a neighbor whο wаѕ close tο thе family thаt died. Aѕ WіƖƖ аnԁ Ann piece together thе disturbing puzzle, thеу discover thаt thе ѕtοrу οf thе last man tο leave WіƖƖ’s dream house wіƖƖ bе јυѕt аѕ horrifying tο thе one whο came next

Release Date: September 30, 2011 (US)

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Sunday, September 25, 2011


The box-office this last week has been revived somewhat by the presence of four major new releases : "Moneyball" a sports drama based on a true story and starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, "Dolphin Tale" a family film about the friendship between a boy and a dolphin, "Abduction" a teenage spy thriller starring Taylor Lautner in his first ever lead role and "Killer Elite" a Jason Statham vehicle which also happens to star Robert De Niro and Clive Owen. Were any of these movies capable to take down last week's king at the box-office, "The Lion King (in 3D)" ? Read on to find out ?


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Official Synopsis: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) and six–year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Curtis makes a modest living as a crew chief for a sand mining company. Samantha is a stay-at-home mother and part-time seamstress who suplements their income by selling handmade wares at the flea market each weekend. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah’s healthcare and special needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis and Samantha are very much in love and their family is a happy one. Then Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an encroaching, apocalyptic storm. He chooses to keep the disturbance to himself, channeling his anxiety into the obsessive building of a storm shelter in their backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds Samantha, and provokes intolerance among co-workers, friends and neighbors. But the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within the community doesn’t compare to Curtis’s privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify. Faced with the doomed proposition that his disturbing visions signal disaster of one kind or another, Curtis confides in Samantha, testing the power of their bond against the highest possible stakes.

Release Date: September 30, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis: Will Gerard (Cage) is happily married to beautiful musician Laura, played by January Jones. After a late night attack leaves his wife seriously wounded in hospital, the distraught teacher is approached by a mysterious stranger, played by Guy Pearce, who offers to settle the score on Will's behalf and save Laura the pain of a trial. As emotions are running high, Will accepts the offer. But he soon learns that revenge comes at a very high price.

Genre: Thriller

Starring: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Carpenter, Harold Perrineau, Xander Berkeley

Director: Roger Donaldson ("The Bank Job", "Thirteen Days")

Screenplay: Robert Tannen

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality

Release Date: October 13, 2011 (Hong Kong)



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Saturday, September 24, 2011



Official Synopsis: A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near future [the year 2020], where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Release Date: October 7, 2011 (US)



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Official Synopsis: Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can’t wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she’s also his ex-girlfriend. With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world’s attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney, Ted Danson, Vinessa Shaw, Tim Blake Nelson

Director: Ken Kwapis ("He's Just Not That Into You", "License to Wed")

Screenplay: Jack Amiel & Michael Begler ("The Prince & Me", "Raising Helen"), based on the novel "Freeing the Whales" by Thomas Rose

Rated PG for language

Release Date: February 3, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: Katherine Heigl brings Stephanie Plum – the popular heroine of Janet Evanovich’s worldwide best-selling sixteen-book mystery series – to vibrant life in Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment’s ONE FOR THE MONEY.

A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum’s got plenty of attitude, even if she’s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company…as a recovery agent. True, she doesn’t even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn’t stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny’s biggest bail-jumper: former vice cop and murder suspect Joe Morelli – yup, the same sexy, irresistible Joe Morelli who seduced and dumped her back in high school.

Nabbing Morelli would be satisfying payback – and a hefty payday – but as Stephanie learns the ins and outs of becoming a recovery agent from Ranger, a hunky colleague who’s the best in the business, she also realizes the case against Morelli isn’t airtight. Add to the mix her meddling family, a potentially homicidal boxer, witnesses who keep dying and the problem of all those flying sparks when she finds Morelli himself…well, suddenly Stephanie’s new job isn’t nearly as easy as she thought.

Genre: Comedy, Thriller

Starring: Katherine Heigl, John Leguizamo, Jason O'Mara, Debbie Reynolds, Daniel Sunjata

Director: Julie Anne Robinson ("The Last Song")

Screenplay: Liz Brixius ("Nurse Jackie"), Karen Ray, Stacy Sherman, Kirsten Smith ("10 Things I Hate About You", "Legally Blonde"), based on the novel by Janet Evanovich

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references and language, some drug material and partial nudity

Release Date: January 27, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: GOON is the story of Doug Glatt (Sean William Scott), a dumb but loveable bar bouncer plucked from obscurity to be the enforcer for a minor league hockey team. In the tradition of great sports comedies like “Slapshot”, GOON delivers bone crunching action and laughs in equal measure.

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: TBA



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Official Synopsis: London, 2008. In her well-appointed apartment, the elderly former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher prepares breakfast for her husband Denis, as she has every morning of their married life. It’s not until Margaret’s personal aide bustles in that we see that Margaret sits at the table alone. Denis is alive only in her imagination.

Once described in life as “always present, never there”, Denis is still present for Margaret. Is he a loving memory made flesh? A manifestation of her grief? Or perhaps her conscience, taking her to task?

Locked in the infuriating inaction of retirement and battling ill health, Margaret is ambushed by memories. Fragments of her private life and of her premiership crowd in to her mind and she relives them in vivid detail. As she struggles to maintain her equilibrium, Denis teases and needles her. The struggle, the triumphs, the betrayals – in the end, what did she achieve? When all is said and done, was it worth it?

THE IRON LADY is the story of a woman who came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world. It is a film about power and the price that is paid for power, a story that is both unique and universal.

Genre: Drama, Biography

Release Date: December 16, 2011 (US)



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Official Synopsis: Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill’s neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Katie Holmes plays Erin, Jack’s wife.

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: November 11, 2011 (US)






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