Sunday, July 31, 2011

Apparently, unexpected things can still happen at the box-office. On July 29, "Cowboys & Aliens", "The Smurfs" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" opened and competed for the top spot, but, the results have been more than surprising, at least for two of them. Read the full article to find out what's new at the box-office.

This year we've had a lot of buzz surrounding Ridley Scott's new movie, "Prometheus". At first, everyone thought this was a prequel for the "Alien" franchise, but after letting the media mince the concept for a while, the filmmakers disclosed that this is not a prequel to "Alien", but a stand-alone sci-fi epic and that fans will recognize a strand of "Alien" DNA. These last two words became a sort of riddle for all to guess. What did they mean ? Is it a prequel or not ? The mystery lingered on for a couple of months, but recently the veil has been lifted and we're starting to get a good idea about what the project is really about. Read the full article to get the complete scoop on "Prometheus".

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"The Dark Knight Rises" has moved back to Pittsburgh and resumed filming, and that's where JustJared.com managed to take some pictures of Tom Hardy in full-gear as Bane, one of Batman's most dreaded villains, as well as Batman's new Tumbler, which is basically the old one with military camouflage. In the pictures, Bane is standing on top of the Tumbler, which has sparked a great deal of speculation on the Internet about what this means in terms of plot. As usual, I will refrain from any such speculations, but I will say that Bane looks like a cyborg from some kind of post-apocalyptic scenario.

It's really too soon to say if he looks ridiculous, or not, because we'll have to see him in action before passing judgement, but I'm sure Hardy is capable of crafting a menacing character, so the costume really is a secondary thing here. There's also a video of the crew allowing a bride and groom to take a closer look at the Tumbler, which is pretty cool. 


G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, formerly known as "Cobra Strikes", the sequel to the 2009 action blockbuster based on the G.I. Joy toy franchise, is set to open on June 29, 2012, a date which was initially prepared for another one of Paramount Picture's big projects, "Star Trek 2". But, since that movie is still in pre-production (script still being written), it was time to make room for a movie that can actually make the summer deadline. It is unknown at this time whether or not "Star Trek 2" will be released in 2012, or 2013. We'll have to wait and see. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"  stars Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, Arnold Vosloo and RZA, and is directed by Jon M. Chu ("Justin Bieber: Never Say Never", "Step Up 3D").

MAN OF STEEL, Zack Snyder's reboot of the Superman franchise has been removed from its December 2012 release date and scheduled for June 13, 2013. This move allows the movie a little more breathing room, since 2012 is pretty much packed with all kinds of major releases. The super-hero epic stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Clark's adoptive parents, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Julia Ormond and Russel Crowe as Jor-El. With a dream cast like this, what could possibly go wrong ? Well, with a budget of $175M, let's hope not a lot.

ONE SHOT and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL, two Tom Cruise starrers have also received release date updates. The military thriller "One Shot" has received its first one, February 8, 2011, while "M:I 4" has changed its original December 16 date to December 21, 2011, which means it will open opposite of David Fincher's remake of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". As for "One Shot", its February release date puts it at safe distance from any other big projects from rival studios. Both movies are produced by Paramount Pictures. "One Shot" is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who co-wrote both "M:I 4" and another Tom Cruise vehicle, "Valkyrie", while the fourth "Mission: Impossible" sequel is directed by Brad Bird who is responsible for some of Pixar's biggest hits, like "Ratatouille" and "The Incredibles".


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Synopsis: Couples interact in the 24 hours leading up to New Year's.

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Carla Gugino, Zac Efron, Abigail Breslin, Jessica Biel, Sofia Vergara, Alyssa Milano, Lea Michele, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Sienna Miller, Julie Andrews, John Lithgow, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Jon Bon Jovi, Hector Elizondo.

Director: Garry Marshall ("Pretty Woman", "The Princess Diaries")

Screenplay: Katherin Fugate ("Valentine's Day", "The Prince and Me")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: December 9, 2011 (US)


Synopsis: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Genre: War, Drama

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Method Man, Kevin Phillips, Rick Otto, Lee Tergesen, Andre Royo, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael B. Jordan, Daniela Ruah.

Director: Anthony Hemingway (second-unit director "Ali", "Changing Lanes", "The Manchurian Candidate")

Screenplay: John Ridley ("Barbershop", "U Turn", "Three Kings"), George Lucas (story)

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: N/A


Official Synopsis: H+: The Digital Series takes viewers on a journey into an apocalyptic future where technology has begun to spiral out of control…. a future where 33% of the world’s population has retired its cell phones and laptops in favor of a stunning new device – an implanted computer system called H+. This tiny tool allows the user’s own mind and nervous system to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day. But something else is coming… something dark and vicious… and within seconds, billions of people will be dead… opening the door to radical changes in the political and social landscape of the planet — prompting survivors to make sense of what went wrong.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Starring: Cast details unknown

Director: Stewart Hendler ("Sorority Row")

Screenplay: John Cabrera, Cosimo De Tommaso

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: N/A


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Official Synopsis: The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a remote island. As the 'Munks and Chipettes try various schemes to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

Genre: Family, Comedy, Adventure

Starring: Jason Lee, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Amy Poehler, Jesse McCartney, Andy Buckley

Director: Mike Mitchell ("Shrek Forever After", "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo")

Screenplay: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger ("Kung Fu Panda", "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: December 16, 2011


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Official Synopsis: During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella

Director: George Clooney ("Good Night and Good Luck")

Screenplay: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, based on a play by Beau Willimon

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: October 7, 2011


Official Synopsis: The 10th film from writer/director Kevin Smith ("Clerks", "Chasing Amy", "Dogma", "Clerks 2", "Zack & Miri Make a Porno"), RED STATE unfolds in a small town dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper. It tells the story of three high school boys who, on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman, end up crossing paths with Cooper. The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose. A horror thriller that could only come from the imagination of Smith, RED STATE stars Tarantino and Rodriguez favorite Michael Parks ("From Dusk Till Dawn", "Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2"), Oscar Nominee for Best Actress Melissa Leo ("The Fighter," "Frozen River") and John Goodman, Michael Angarano, Kyle Gallner and Nicholas Braun.

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Starring: Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishé, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Michael Parks, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Root.

Director: Kevin Smith

Screenplay: Kevin Smith

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: 19 October, 2011 (US). On September 1st, Lionsgate will debut Red State on VOD. The untraditional, direct-to-fan, touring theatrical release pioneered by SModcast Pictures during the Red State USA Tour continues this fall.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Official Synopsis : 1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. -- (C) Official Site

Official Synopsis : The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures'/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they're forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York's Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. -- (C) Sony Pictures

Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure

Official Synopsis : At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). -- (C) Warner Bros

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Official Synopsis : From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone. -- (C) Sony Pictures

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure

What to Expect : Dark british comedy that gives the alien invasion genre a wink and a nudge. Never mind brainless gung-ho flicks like "Battle Los Angeles", this is where the action's at. What else can you expect from the team that brought us such classic genre-breakers as "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" ?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A while ago it was rumored that Arnold Schwarzenegger will make his big screen comeback with a movie called "Cry Macho", directed by Brad Furman ("The Lincoln Lawyer"), a very age-appropriate thriller for the former California Governator. Things however turned sour with his recent divorce scandal, so the deal fell through. But that isn't enough to stop the 64-year old actor. So, prepare for "The Last Stand", a movie from cult korean filmmaker Jee-Woon Kim ("I Saw the Devil", "The Good, the Bad, the Weird"). The movie will be the director's first english-language movie and is said to be a very violent modern day western. The script is being penned by Jeffrey Nachmanoff ("Traitor", "The Day After Tomorrow") and Andrew Knauer. Here's the movie's official synopsis :
"Schwarzenegger will be starring as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he 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 accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history".
The release date has been set for January 18, 2013, enough time for the filmmakers to deliver a spectacular piece of entertainment. The budget has been estimated at about $40M, not exactly a big budget, but more than enough for some decent action scenes. It's a big gamble, anyway, being both the Hollywood debut of a foreign filmmaker and the comeback of a former action star. Will it be the big cinematic event everyone is expecting it to be ? Or just another ambitious flop ? Time will tell.


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Official Synopsis: Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship.

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Starring: Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Josh Pence, Rihanna, Peter MacNicol

Director: Peter Berg ("Hancock", "The Kingdom", "The Rundown")

Screenplay: Eric Hoeber, Jon Hoeber ("R.E.D")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: May 18, 2012


Official Synopsis: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in The Change-Up, from director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), writers Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (TheHangover) and producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious, Click). The R-rated comedy takes the traditional body-switching movie, ties it up tightly and throws it off a cliff.

Growing up together, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they’ve slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch’s stress free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true.

Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave’s worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other’s bodies and proceed to freak the &*#@ out.

Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other’s lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed. Further complicating matters are Dave’s sexy legal associate, Sabrina (Olivia Wilde), and Mitch’s estranged father (Alan Arkin). With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave comically struggle to avoid completely destroying each other’s lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann, Alan Arkin,

Director: David Dobkin ("The Wedding Crashers")

Screenplay: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore ("The Hangover")

Rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use

Release Date: August 5, 2011 (US)


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a prequel to the original 1968 sci-fi thriller "Planet of the Apes". It's an origin story, presenting the events that lead to our planet being taken over by the apes, who have obtained a boost in intelligence through some genetic experiments meant to produce ground-breaking advances in modern medicine. Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox and Andy Serkis (as the ape Caesar). For the first time ever, the apes are no longer actors in makeup, but motion-control CGI characters. Opens on August 5, 2011 (US). To watch the six movie clips, read the full article.

Official Synopsis: When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Carlee Baker, Shana Barry, Marcia Bennett

Director: Lucky McKee

Screenplay: Lucky McKee, Jack Ketchum

Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language

Release Date: N/A


Official Synopsis: The sequel to the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet 2″ returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica, reuniting us with the world’s most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble (Elijah Wood), the love of his life, Gloria (Alecia Moore {Pink}) and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace (Robin Williams). Mumble and Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik (EG Daily), who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it’s going to take everyone working–and dancing–together to save them.

Genre: Family, Animation, Comedy

Starring: Elijah Wood, Pink, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Hank Azaria.

Director: George Miller ("Mad Max" trilogy)

Screenplay: George Miller, Warren Coleman

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: November 18, 2011 (US)


Official Synopsis: Intruders tells parallel stories of two families whose lives are disrupted by menacing apparitions: in Spain, a mother tries to protect her son from a faceless stranger, while in Britain, a young girl has terrifying dreams of a demon who becomes a real danger to her and her family.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Kerry Fox

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later")

Screenplay: Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: October 7, 2011


Official Synopsis: Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Expanding the parameters of genre, Margin Call is a riveting examination of the human components of a subject too often relegated to partisan issues of black and white.

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker

Director: J.C. Chandor

Screenplay: J.C. Chandor

Rated R for Language

Release Date: October 21, 2011 (US)


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Soldier (1998)

Synopsis:  Galactic wars of the near-future are fought by soldiers trained as merciless, obedient warriors. But times change. New bioengineered combatants make veterans like Sgt. Todd (Kurt Russell) obsolete. But don’t expect to toss Todd on the scrap heap without a fight. 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Run Time : 109 Min.

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Synopsis:  Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy The Blues Brothers. After the release of Jake Blues (Belushi) from prison he and brother Elwood (Aykroyd) take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their “mission from God”.

Genre: Comedy, Musical

Run Time : 133 Min.

Red Planet (2000)

Synopsis:  In the mid-21st century, the nations of a dying Earth look starward for a solution and set out to colonize Mars. But something no one could have expected awaits. Houston, we have big trouble. Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss and Tom Sizemore star in this taut adventure about humankind’s first mission to the mysterious Red Planet. Also on the mission is the multifunctional robo-assistant AMEE. In one mode, she's a as loyal as a puppy. But a malfunction has locked her into a far different mode: a killing machine bent on destroying the crew. Yet that’s not the end of the expedition’s perils. Because Mars may be barren, but it’s not uninhabited. 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Run Time : 106 Min.

Animal House (1978) 

Synopsis:  Starring comedy legend John Belushi National Lampoon’s Animal House is the ultimate college movie filled with food fights fraternities and toga parties! Follow the uproarious escapades of the Delta House fraternity as they take on Dean Wormer (John Vernon) the sanctimonious Omegas and the entire female student body. Directed by John Landis (The Blues Brothers) the most popular college comedy of all-time also stars Tim Matheson Donald Sutherland Karen Allen Kevin Bacon Tom Hulce and Stephe Furst along with Otis Day and the Knights performing their show-stopping rendition of ‘Shout’. 

Genre: Comedy

Run Time : 109 Min.

Dante's Peak (1997)

Synopsis:  Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton star in Dante’s Peak an action-packed story about the incomparable power of nature and mankind’s unending will to survive. When unusual seismic activity is detected in the charming little Pacific Northwest town of Dante’s Peak U.S. Geological Survey volcanologist Harry Dalton (Brosnan) is called in to investigate. Certain that a long-dormant volcano is set to erupt and the townspeople are in danger he convinces Mayor Rachel Wando (Hamilton) to take action. Now the race is on to evacuate the town before it’s too late in this gripping adventure that’s filled with adrenaline-fueled action and spectacular special effects. 

Genre: Action, Adventure

Run Time : 108 Min.

Synopsis: A helicopter pilot (Gyllenhaal) recruited for a top-secret military operation finds himself on a startlingly different kind of mission in Source Code, a smart, fast-paced action thriller that challenges our assumptions about time and space. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon).

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Worldwide Box-Office: $123M

Synopsis: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie (Liana Liberato) meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents (Clive Owen and Catherine Keener) are shattered by their daughter s actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.

Genre: Drama

Worldwide Box-Office: $120,000

Synopsis: A ragtag group of Knights Templar hold out for months against the hard-fought siege of Rochester Castle in the thirteenth Century. Set in the time of King John's signing of the Magna Carta treaty, the group struggles against the King to defend the freedom of their country. "Judging from James Purefoy's bloody sword, the movie Ironclad is going to be a bloody feast! Well at least it will be somewhat historically accurate because the Siege of Rochester Castle was a damn bloody mess, a really hard-fought battle".

Genre: Adventure, Action

Synopsis: DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a new horror/comedy film based on one of the world's most popular comics (60 million copies worldwide). Brandon Routh stars as Dylan Dog, world famous private investigator specializing in affairs of the undead. His PI business card reads "No Pulse? No Problem." Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients living undercover in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans.

Monday, July 25, 2011

This is the final episode in the first season of Kevin Tancharoen's "Mortal Kombat" web-series. The last two characters featured in the series are Cyrax and Sektor, two ninjas of the Lin Kuei, chosen to take part in a special program meant to turn them into cyborg fighting machines. I can understand why they took this much time to get the episode done. It is spectacular. The cyborgs are done in motion capture and CGI and the fight looks fantastic. Top notch visual effects. The acting and script are just as flat as in previous episodes, but that one last fight more than makes up for it.

Now, it's unclear whether or not there will be a second season to the series. The plans initially intended for the series to also become a big screen movie, but the modest fan enthusiasm may have sealed the fate of the Web Series. Kevin Tancharoen certainly wants to do more, but I'm not sure the bosses over at Warner are going to spend any more time and money on an experiment that can't turn itself into something profitable, seeing as they already cut season 1 down from ten episodes to nine. Below you can find all the episodes in the series.


Official Synopsis: N/A

Genre: Action, Horror, Drama

Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Norman Reedus

Creator: Frank Darabont ("Shawshank Redemption", "The Mist")

Screenplay: Frank Darabont, Charlie Adlard, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore

Rated TV14

Release Date: October 16, 2011 (Season 2)


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Official Synopsis: Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community, will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Colin Firth, Orlando Bloom, Amber Tamblyn, Patricia Clarkson, Ellen Burstyn

Director: John Doyle

Screenplay: Horton Foote ("To Kill a Mockingbird", "Tender Mercies")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: September 9, 2011 (US)


This post contains all the news, trailers, movie clips, DVD/Blu-Ray releases and many more, that you may have missed in the last seven days, arranged in an accessible manner. Just browse and click the links you want to follow through. Read the full article to check out the weekly summary.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Since last week's spectacular opening, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" has taken it down a notch, dropping down to second place, but is still doing spectacular business. It has now become the third movie with a big juicy seven-day total ever, behind "The Dark Knight" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Read on to see who is number one at the box-office.

Official Synopsis: Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy (Pattinson), who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod

Screenplay: Rachel Bennette, based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: N/A


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Official Synopsis: Set in the not-too-distant future, where the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. Storyline follows a rebel from the ghetto (Timberlake) who is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time, and goes on the run with a beautiful hostage (Seyfried).

Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer

Director: Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca", "Lord of War")

Screenplay: Andrew Niccol ("The Truman Show")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: October 28, 2011