When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produce a film, you pretty much know what you're going to get. As the duo have made their way through the romantic comedy, high school buddy film, stoner comedy, old Hollywood existential, superhero story, disease, wacky road trip, post-apocalyptic, and even a wacky neighborhood film, they've left their stamp on each genre with their amped up and perpetual goofy nature.
Like many of their films before it, The Night Before doesn't want to reinvent the holiday film but rather celebrate what we love about them. Relying so much on the same gags can be a bad thing, but it's hard to mind too much when the leads are so charming.... read + comment
We've been anticipating the first trailer for Marvel's next big sequel for some time, which will most likely also be attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so there's probably not a lot I need to say about it. You know the story. Battle lines are drawn between heroes (although the trailer makes it seem like Captain America is thoroughly in the wrong as he chooses to defend his friend Bucky, the former Winter Soldier from the second film), Avengers punch each other, and somewhere along the line Black Panther (who gets a brief shot) and Spider-Man are showing up for some reason.
I'm pretty excited. Although this is more like Avengers 2.5, this is first and foremost a Captain America film, and those have always been the best of the Marvel releases.
Captain America: Civil War releases May 6, 2016. Check out that slick poster below too. It's way better than all that photoshopped fan art we've gotten until now...even if the tagline reminds you of Transformers.
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By now you know Nintendo is open to making movies again, and there are plenty of options to consider when it comes to pairing directors with their IPs. We had a few suggestions of our own, though Matt Vince has a pretty great "what if" scenario.
Vince posted three posters on Tumblr that imagine The Legend of Zelda as a Studio Ghibli production directed by Hayao Miyazaki. While the likelihood of this happening is practically nil--Studio Ghibli has temporarily halted production following Miyazaki's retirement--it's nice to imagine the possibilities. The "what if" is really an "if only."
Check out all three of these poster images in the gallery.read + comment
I'm not sure the comic movie world will ever forgive Fox for what they did to Fantastic Four, but despite being torn to pieces and making no money the film was going to get a sequel. It was scheduled to release on June 9, 2017. It isn't anymore. In fact, Fox has removed the sequel from its release schedule entirely, finally confirming what everyone knew: there's no way to follow up the big turd they gave us.
This, of course, doesn't mean there won't be another Fantastic Four film from Fox. While the company clearly can't come up with a good idea for the superhero team they'll be damned if they let the rights roll back to Marvel because they haven't used the licence. We'll probably see another rushed, troubled production released just before the window of opportunity closes for them so they can hold onto the rights for no good reason.... read + comment
Tons of people have stories of bad or awkward one-night stands, but it might be hard to top this one. The upcoming comedy Night Owls sees Kevin (The Mindy Project's Adam Pally) wake up after a one-night stand to discover he's in his boss' house, and Madeline (Rosa Salazar, of The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials) is his boss' ex-mistress. But after he finds Madeline passed out with a concussion, he must stay with her to make sure she says conscious through the night.
Also starring Rob Huebel, Tony Hale and Peter Krause, Night Owls hits theaters and VOD on Dec. 4. Take a peek at the trailer below.
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The Bring Back MST3K Kickstarter has already met its $2 million goal. Last week we reported that Jonah Ray is the new host of MST3K, and noted some rumors about who the rest of the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast would be.
Turns out the rumors were true.
Joel Hodgson made it official yesterday and announced that Felicia Day is the new mad scientist on the show, with Hampton Yount as the new Crow T. Robot and Baron Vaughn as the new Tom Servo. Day will be playing Kinga Forrester, the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu) and the granddaughter of Pearl Forrester (Mary Jo Pehl).
Here's the official announcement video.
The new evil henchman has yet to be announced, but as of this writing I can't find any info on who this might be with some basic Google Fu and Twitter Fu. Your guess is as good as mine.
AV Club thinks the shadow looks Patton Oswalt-like, but for all we know, it could be Mr. Game & Watch.
Here's that image:
There are still 17 days left on the crowdfunding campaign, which means a full season with this cast isn't out of the question at the moment. Visit the MST3K Kickstarter page by clicking here.
What do you think of the new cast, and who should be the new henchman? (I hope the new henchman is the test tube baby of Bobo and Brain Guy.)
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I've never quite gotten the love for Lost in Space. Aside from the greatest robot ever the series always felt bland when I caught it on reruns. Then again, I thought the film adaptation was actually kind of interesting so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Netflix, that bastion of rebooted content, does see something special as they've won a bidding war for the rights and are now planning to launch a new series.
Dracula Untold writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are penning the series while The Descent and Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall will do his best to warn Will Robinson of danger by direction the first episode. As for other information, there is none. They'll most likely be updating the series, though a tongue-in-cheek throwback series would be kind of awesome and allow the show runners to play up on the camp of the original.... read + comment
Here is 16 whole seconds of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for your viewing pleasure. It features Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and BB-8 (himself) running away, and there's also explosions and some repartee.
Eat these crumbs, nerds! EAT THESE CRUMBS!
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When people think of Star Wars, they think of George Lucas. He brought the film series to life in the late 70s and, for better and for worse, he was the driving force behind the prequel trilogy.
But these new Star Wars movies are someone else's baby now, with Lucasfilm now run by Kathleen Kennedy and Disney.
/Film notes that while Lucas had a script and ideas of where the new Star Wars movies should go, Disney decided they'd go a different direction.
"They weren't that keen to have me involved anyway," Lucas explained. "But at the same time, I said if I get in there I'm just going to cause trouble. Because they're not going to do what I want them to do. And I don't have the control to do that anymore. All I would do is muck everything up. So I said, 'Okay, I will go my way, and I'll let them go their way.'"... read + comment
Darth Feelgood back again, and I know you're looking for another fix of the force. You're shaking, but I have something for that, buddy.
Here. Here's another taste of The Force Awakens in the most recent TV spot, and you might recognize a familiar face in there.
Oh yeah, Nien Nunb, guys and gals. Then again, maybe it's not Nien Nunb but just an alien of the same species. Regardless, this makes my dorky heart happy.
Of course, still no Luke Skywalker. No Admiral Akbar either, come to think about it.
Less than a month to go until December 18th. Almost there... almost there...
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Last year, Cartoon Network took home audiences by surprise with their first mini-series, Over the Garden Wall. The ten episode event delighted critics and fans with a short form original story, and this year Cartoon Network took a chance again with a new mini-series—except this time, instead of something new, we got an eight episode Adventure Time special about everyone’s favorite dark horse, Marceline the Vampire Queen.
Adventure Time: Stakes was an eight episode mini-series that aired this past week (with two episodes premiering every night). The special was a sort of character piece about Marceline, a vampire who jokingly antagonizes heroes Finn and Jake, eats the color red, and shares a mysterious past with Princess Bubblegum. The first episode opens up with Marceline approaching Princess Bubblegum asking her to remove for vampirism with science, once and for all.
What happens next is that we get a quick flashback about how Marceline got all of her powers, but sucking out the souls of four different vampires and gaining each of their unique powers of flight, transformation, invisibility, and healing. In her fight with the last vampire in the Land of Ooo, the Vampire King, Marceline makes a final sacrifice that finds her becoming an official undead vampire.
Flash forward to the present, where Bubblegum’s procedure is successful at turning Marceline into a mortal, but releases the souls of the five vampires who return to their physical forms to wreak havoc across the new Ooo. It’s now up to Marceline, Bubblegum, and of course, Finn and Jake to track down and stake the five villains before ever creature in Ooo gets drained of their blood.
Over the course of the eight episodes, Stakes has become some of my favorite episodes to come out of Adventure Time in years. Many fans are divided on the quality of the show six seasons later, some embracing the show’s abstract and artistic experiments, while others long for the zany madcap adventures of a boy and his magic dog. Stakes finds a great balance between the two by experimenting with storytelling and exposition, but also while telling a solid memorable story and introducing a handful of interesting new characters.
Stakes continues to add more to the lore of Adventure Time by showing what the world was like before becoming the candy colored Ooo we already know as well as more details about the nature of Marceline and Ice King’s relationship. In fact, we learn a lot more about Marceline’s place in the world and learning more about her is incredibly satisfying. More light is especially shed on what exactly is going on between Marceline and Bubblegum (and what both of them are looking for in each other’s futures).
Adventure Time found its footing with strong character driven stories and Stakes takes that foundation and turns it up to eleven. Yes, the world building is there and so is that classic weirdness the show has become famous for (at one point, a bunch of characters gather around a campfire to sing the Mr. Belvedere theme song), but it feels like in Stakes, the writers have gone out of their way to keep the show from being too obtuse. There is something satisfying about watching an episode of Adventure Time and not quite knowing how to feel, but Stakes proves that the artists behind the show still have a strong voice as classical storytellers.
So if you haven’t watched Adventure Time in a few years because you may have been put off the decidedly sublime direction has recently taken, is Stakes worth watching on its own? Yes, definitely, yes it is. Of course, Stakes continues from the events from the end of the previous season, with Bubblegum living in a shack on the edge of the country after being usurped by the King of Ooo among other things, so it may not hurt to get caught up with last few episodes to get caught up to speed. On its own, though, Stakes weaves a beautiful story about Marceline that is equal parts hilarious, saddening, scary, and mysterious, all at the same time.
The mini-series feels less like a series and almost more like a smaller Adventure Time movie—which for me personally, strengthens my confidence in the idea of a feature production that’s been thrown around for quite a while now. If you missed Stakes as it aired, all eight episodes will be airing on Cartoon Network again tonight starting at 7 PM EST, or you can always grab the episodes digitally or later when they’re released on DVD. It’s certainly some of the best episodes of Adventure Time to date and shouldn’t be missed by anyone who’s ever enjoyed the show.... read + comment
The largest retrospective of Nobuhiko Obayashi's work in the United States kicks off tonight at The Japan Society with a screening of House (Hausu). Hausu is Obayashi's best known work in the US, and probably the only one of his films that most people stateside have seen. Obayashi has made more than 40 feature films in his career, as well as a number of shorts and even memorable television commercials. (For instance, I'd seen this cologne ad with Charles Bronson years before I saw Hausu.)
What makes this retrospective fascinating is a chance to see the 77-year-old director's diverse output, with a focus on his popular and mainstream movies made after Hausu. Like Hausu, two great Obayashi movies screening tomorrow--1982's I Are You, You Am Me (Exchange Student) and 1986's Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast-- feature a childlike take on the world, but they're done in distinct ways.
I'm going to take a brief look at those three child's-eye-view films right now. Next week, I'll look at how Obayashi's Sada (which screens this Sunday) approaches the same subject matter of Nagisa Oshima's In the Realm of the Senses, and will also have a full review of Obayshi's most recent film, Seven Weeks (which screens next Sunday).
For tickets and more info on the retrospective, visit japansociety.org.... read + comment
I didn't read The Hunger Games or its sequels. When the first film came to theaters, I had heard a whole lot of people talking about the books, but I didn't know anything beyond the "It's pretty much Battle Royale" premise. When the film released, the first thing I noticed was that Flixist really, really liked it. I was shocked at that score when I first saw it: A 90? Really? But when I saw it, I understood. I didn't love it as much as Jaime did, but I thought it was excellent and probably the most interesting YA adaptation I'd ever seen.
I remembered how angry all of the people who read the books were, though. It seemed like I was actually better off having not read them. So I decided that rather than trying to catch up, I would go into each film blind. I would enjoy The Hunger Games Cinematic Universe as its own thing and never read the books. I would also avoid trailers and other spoilers as much as humanly possible. With Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Part 1, both reviewed by Flixist's resident YA buff, Nick Valdez, who I'm stepping in for at the moment, the series went in directions that I didn't expect.
And so too with Mockingjay - Part 2. I went in as a fan of a movie series, looking forward to a hopefully thrilling end to the four year journey and knowing absolutely nothing about what it contained. It occurred to me only as the lights were going down in the theater that maybe I should have taken another glance at the earlier films. But it didn't really matter. If you haven't seen the earlier Hunger Games films, you'll be completely lost, but if you're just going to the theater for your yearly Panem checkup, you'll be fine. And you'll likely enjoy yourself too.
But if you check your watch at any point during the film, you may wonder what sort of dark magic the filmmakers used to slow down time.... read + comment
We have to thank the Wayans family. If it weren't for them the movie spoofing genre would have completely died with Leslie Nielsen. Now you may be thinking, "Matt, that would be a good thing," but believe it or not there some great parodies out there some of which are from the Wayans.
Now they've been on a long, long, long streak of mediocrity, but if this trailer for 50 Shades of Black, led by Marlon Wayans, is any indication it could work this time. The trailer's tone is on point and surprisingly close to the actual film. There's the lowbrow jokes to be expected, but the rest seems surprisingly constrained and intelligent in terms of Wayans comedy.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually looking forward to seeing this one.
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I'm going to take a stab at this one and say that Dirty Grandpa isn't going to be very good. When the basis for most of your comedy is Robert DeNiro cussing you've got some work to do. The new red band trailer does show that he'll be cussing a lot, though. Like... a lot.
Sadly, Zac Efron seems to only be getting cast in comedies like this now. It's fine for DeNiro who had a fully career, but Zac has some skill with the acting and should be a bit more discerning. Naked Macerena probably isn't where he thought his career was going and when he pictured working with DeNiro I promise you it didn't look like this.
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Psst. Buddy. It's Darth Feelgood again. Yeah. I'm here with you're latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens fix. Got a taste for Star Wars, don't you? Yeah, well here's some more.
In this new Force Awakens TV spot, the ad focuses on John Boyega's character Finn.
You know, we still don't really know a thing about Finn, or what Finn has seen, which is good. While the hype continues to build for The Force Awakens' release (A MONTH, PEOPLE!), the marketing has kept the story well under wraps.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out December 18th. Come back to Darth Feelgood when you need another fix until then.
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The Hobbit trilogy made roughly $3 billion worldwide, but it was also a bloated disappointment that felt nowhere near as taut as the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The writing wasn't there, the special effects seemed less polished, and the movie lacked focus. Martin Freeman's Bilbo, easily the best part of all three films, goes missing for long stretches even though he's the heart of the story.
So what exactly went wrong?
In a behind-the-scenes video from the Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition Blu-ray/DVD, Peter Jackson and members of the production team admit that they didn't have the prep time necessary to make the best movie they could.
That's right: no storyboards, no extensive pre-visualization, sets and costumes rushed to be made; just winging it all on the fly.
Jackson and Weta Workshop set a high bar with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but they also had years of pre-production to get everything right. Weta head Richard Taylor notes that they had three and a half years to set up Lord of the Rings.
As easy as it is to deride the Hobbit movies for their shaky execution, I almost admire Peter Jackson and his team for this kind of moxie on a massive undertaking. Then, remembering the movies, the admiration turns back into disappointment. ("SMH" as you kids say.)
Ultimately I wonder what The Hobbit movies could have been had they just spent a year or a year and a half planning things out better.
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Brett Ratner and his production company partner James Packer are reportedly developing a movie about the creation of Tetris, focusing on the game's Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov.
As noted on Wikipedia, Pajitnov created Tetris in 1984 with the help of fellow designers Dmitry Pavlovsky and Vadim Gerasimov. The game appeared in the west in 1986, and you know the rest of the story. (Apparently Pajitnov did not get royalties for creating Tetris until 1996. Wonder if he wound up efficiently moving and arranging different-shaped boxes in warehouses to pay the bills.)
I know, I know, Ratner's name probably inspired nerd rage in some of you. That's warranted. He's kind of a low-level journeyman with name recognition and clout--a plain ol' box when what we really need is a T-block. But this Tetris movie can't be any worse than Pixels, right? RatPac Entertainment is attached to some interesting films (e.g., Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant), and with the right talent behind the direction and screenplay, this could be an interesting period piece about gaming in the 80s and the Soviet Union.
Then again, maybe Magneto can throw flaming L-blocks at stuff. And Vinnie Jones can play the I-block.
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A wise man once said "There's a fine line between stupid and clever." That probably best describes the first Zoolander.
Well, Zoolander is back, and if this first trailer for Zoolander 2 (2oolander) is any indication, it's as stupid and clever as ever.
In addition to Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell reprising their roles, the cast of Zoolander 2 includes Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Justin Bieber, Billy Zane, Kanye West, Fred Armisen, and Olivia Munn.
Zoolander 2 comes out February 12, 2016. Movie posters in the gallery.
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It's been more than a decade since Angelina Jolie brought Lara Croft to the big screen. I remember seeing Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life at some point back then, but can't recall anything in particular about them. (They had a vague, movie-like quality.) Thanks to the success of the 2013 Tomb Raider franchise reboot, MGM and Warner Bros. are dusting off the IP and have put together a creative team for a new movie.
The Tomb Raider film reboot will be directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug, with a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
"Who?" you're probably asking. (Or, if you're an owl, you could be saying anything, for all I know.)
Robertson-Dworet is new to the industry, garnering some renown for her 2012 Black List sci-fi script Hibernation. She's also part of the writing team for the new Transformers movie.
A cursory glance at Uthaug's filmography reveals a pretty nice pedigree as a director. /Film posted a trailer for Uthaug's most recent movie, a disaster drama called The Wave (Bølgen). You can check out the trailer below.
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Cinematic universes are all the rage thanks to Marvel and their ability to print money with theirs. Universal has been desperate to get their own, but the best thing they have to offer is turning their classic monsters into superheroes. Not anymore. The big wigs there have decided to take their smash hit franchise Fast and Furious and turn it into a cinematic universe.
Now, with seven movies already under its belt you may argue that FF is a cinematic universe, but the true hallmarks of one are spin-offs and films that focus on different characters and could be franchises in their own right. In that vein, THR is reporting that the franchise as at least three movies in the works including the upcoming 8th sequel. The report is that spin-offs and prequels are in the works and that Vin Diesel is involved as producer.
The question is does anyone actually want to see a movie that features only Dom? Do we all need to know where Ludicrous's character came from? I'm not sure expanding on the thread bare universe already established in the films is actually a good thing.... read + comment
If you said to me that Matthew McConaughey was going to star in The Dark Tower films being made I'd instantly think he'd be playing Roland, the Stephen King series's protagonist. However, Variety is reporting that he's been offered the role of villain for the first film, The Gunslinger.
The Man in Black (aka Randall Flagg) is the evil sorcerer that Roland is chasing in the first installment of the twisting, massive series that is set to be a giant cinematic and televised universe. I think McConaughey is actually good for the role. On deeper thought his a bit too slick for Roland, but just slimey enough for Flagg. It's especially good casting for the first book, which is a kind of psychological sci-fi western that relies heavily on its characters.
Landing McConaughey for the role would be a huge boost for this series actually, finally getting done. Hopefully Sony can do it. The story also confirms that the first movie will be called The Gunslinger.... read + comment
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival Kickstarter has successfully funded the first three episodes, raising more than $2 million in one week. That's the power of MST3K, dudes.
Joel Hodsgon and Shout Factory are spearheading the project, with Hodgson the only member of the original casts involved so far. It's a bummer that Mike J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, and Mary Jo Pehl are currently not involved, but they may be getting invited back in some capacity if things turn out for the best.
The new MST3K needs new blood, and Joel Hodgson officially announced that Nerdist's Jonah Ray is the new host for the show. In addition, there are rumors circulating that the new mad scientist for MST3K will be Felicia Day.
In fact, the entire cast may have been revealed already.... read + comment
As far as Christmas comedies go we haven't had a good one in a while, but that could change with The Night Before. It's got the casts and the director to become an instant classic... for adults. Sometimes you need a little cussing with your holiday celebrations.
You can see if it'll fit the bill early by grabbing the passes below and watching the movie. Remember to get there early and sorry for the late notice on this one.... read + comment
Psst. Hey, mack. Yeah. I see your shakes, buddy. I know what you want. Here.
Here's a new TV spot for The Force Awakens. It's a whole minute of satisfaction, brother. Take it, man, just take it. I know, I know--the shakes are going to be rough until you mainline Star Wars in December, but just watch.
How you feeling now, chum? Got the rush? The shakes going? Good, good. I'll see you again. You'll want more of this. There'll be more. Don't be ashamed. Just call me Darth Feelgood.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out December 18th.
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Like Nick, I was underwhelmed by the first trailer for Duncan Jones' Warcraft. A little too heavy on CG and uncanny valley-ness, my overall impression was, "Oh, look, it's Generic Fantasy Film: The Movie." (As Rian Johnson joked to Duncan Jones on Twitter: "I am so curious to see how you squeezed a fourth movie out of The Hobbit.")
This international TV spot for Warcraft is a bit better, however. Give it a watch below.
Jones is a fine filmmaker, which is the one thing that's keeping me semi-interested in the film. If he wasn't involved, my interest in a Warcraft movie would be super-low.
I've been seeing various arguments online about the special effects in Warcraft as seen in the trailer. Some suggest that the movie's CG will get some extra polish before its release next summer, while other are claiming that the effects are all done and will hit the big screen as-seen since Warcraft was supposed to be released this December. (Some indie movie called The Force Awakens made Universal reconsider its release plans.)
According to this International Business Times piece from May 2015, the film had completed the vast majority of its 1,000+ VFX shots, with only 50 more left to do. If the effects were finished over the summer of 2015, the work seen in the trailer and TV spots may not be getting tweaked/refined again for summer 2016.
I'll be looking into the effects-done/effects-still-in-progress debate as more info becomes available. Warcraft will be out June 10, 2016.
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As the resident kung fu movie dork at Flixist, it pleases me to announce that you can spend your Thanksgiving weekend watching 72 hours of kung fu movies. This is what the pilgrims crossed the ocean for, guys.
The El Rey Network is having their second annual Way of the Turkey marathon. Starting on Thursday, November 26th at 6am, viewers will be able to see three days worth of classic martial arts films featuring host segments with Shannon Lee (daughter of Bruce Lee) and Dario Cueto (Lucha Underground).
Some of the movies queued up for the Way of the Turkey include:
- Fist of Fury
- The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Shaolin Master Killer)
- Come Drink with Me
- The Five Deadly Venoms
- One-Armed Swordsman
- Five Fingers of Death (King Boxer)
- Legendary Weapons of China
- Ten Tigers of Kwangtung
Lots of classics, and also Game of Death, the incomplete Bruce Lee would-be masterpiece that turned into a sad schlock curiosity.
In essence, this is like MST3K's Turkey Day, but with fewer robots and mad scientists.
For more information on The Way of the Turkey, check out the El Rey Network website.... read + comment
You could mess up the story of The 33 I suppose. It would be hard, but not impossible. You could get over melodramatic, but you'd have to try hard because the story its based on is damn melodramatic. You could screw up the casting by not casting Hispanics, but that's too dumb a move even for Hollywood these days. It is possible to mess up a story like The 33, you'd just have to try really hard.
The 33 does not try hard. It performs its tale to perfectly perfunctory satisfaction. It is a film that works because its story works, it cast actors who can speak words well and the director basically stayed out of the way. It is a movie that successfully does its thing, but it does not try hard.... read + comment
Brooklyn is getting a lot of buzz and could be a film you hear about once awards season really takes off. What's that mean? It means you should see it for free and then you'll be able to sound all movie smart with your friends when they wonder what that Brooklyn movie everyone is talking about is.
Grab the passes below and you'll be all set to check it out.... read + comment
The Boy and the World has been on my radar for a few months after seeing still from the film. This Brazilian animated feature won great acclaim at film festivals, and is currently on the shortlist for Best Animated Feature.
Told without dialogue and entirely through music and images, The Boy and the World looks like a children's picture book in full motion. Check out the trailer below.
Based on the imagery alone, director Alê Abreu seems to have crafted something really special.
The Boy and The World will be out in New York and LA on December 11th, with a wider release to follow in January 2016. You can check out a poster for the film in the gallery.
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