Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cate Blanchett in Negotiations to play Evil Stepmother in Disney's 'Cinderella'

Mark Romanek is attached to direct the reimagining of the classic fairy tale.

Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to play the evil stepmother in Disney's live-action Cinderella remake, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) will direct the reimagining of the classic fairy tale from a screenplay by Chris Weitz (A Better Life, About a Boy). Simon Kinberg (X-Men trilogy, Elysium) is producing.

STORY: Chris Weitz Joins Disney's Live-Action 'Cinderella' Remake

The Cinderella project was first set up at Disney in May 2010 in the wake of the studio’s success with Alice in Wonderland, the live-action adaptation of the Lewis C. Carroll book that starred Johnny Depp.

Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the initial draft of the script.

Blanchett was once set to play the evil witch in Disney's Snow White and the Seven but that project fell apart.

The Australian actress next appears in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in theaters Dec. 14. She also has two Terrence Malick films and a Woody Allen project in the pipeline, and recently joined the star-studded cast of George Clooney's The Monuments Men.
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[Movie Review] Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians
Voices of: Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher and Jude Law
Directed by: Peter Ramsey
Distributed by: DreamWorks Animation Philippines

Rise of the Guardians is not an Avengers ensemble nor Avenger Initiative, it has its own way presenting it with dazzling animation, gorgeous characters and a perfect plot albeit predictable, suited with great characterization, and the anination had a big impact, its plain beautiful.

Set about 200 years after the book series, the film tells a story about the Guardians (North or Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Bunnymund or the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman), who enlist Jack Frost to stop Pitch from engulfing the world in darkness. It features the voices of Chris Pine (Jack Frost), Alec Baldwin (Santa Claus), Hugh Jackman (The Easter Bunny), Isla Fisher (The Tooth Fairy) and Jude Law (Pitch).

Dreamworks Animation had been and always be a threat to Pixar producing films like How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Franchise, Megamind and 2011's Kung fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots and this year Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted which is my favorite animated this year and 2013 there are more stored for fans.

Rise of the Guardians is a great animated feature, but not as good as Madagacar, Frankenweenie, Paranorman or even Wreck-It Ralph but i assure it is better than The Lorax and The Pirates! Band of misfits, The Script is rich with human theses, religion's imagery and re- invention of nearly all your childhood fantasy figures, Rise of the Guardians is an effervescent dose of fantasia.

Rise of the Guardians is not the film that i expected to turn out to, it was very good and had a nice climax and add that 3D conversion and your into a great journey, this is somehow could wind up having a oscar nomination or could win but that's impossible, a very impressive year for animated films.

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Rating: 3.5/5
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[Movie Review] D'Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?!

D'Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?
Starring: Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Solenn Heusaff, Gina Pareño
Directed by: Soxie Topacio

The moment when you saw the trailer, the poster and the title you know your heading on something stupid and just for fun , I can't take any more seeing Jose and Wally on big screen from now on and on television where they appear everyday, they are fucking stupid and hideous, they are just making their self looks funny.

The movie tells the story of brothers Justine (Jose) and Bruno (Wally) Kilabot. Justine's apple of the eye is Pokwang, but she ends up marrying Bruno instead. Justine eventually becomes a woman hater, despite the fact that a balikbayan character played by Solenn Heussaff falls in love with him.

The most funny and stupid movie i've seen in my  whole entire life, the cast were dull, the plot is trite and the settings are hideous, I always ask my self after watching a horrible film why is that i even stayed here for the rest of the movie that knowing its predictable, Its this time that i prefer to eat dog shit than to watch this again.

This actually there follow up in 2008's Scaregiver , and that is stupid too so why bother watching movies like this, and for sure this is the last time i will watch them.

D'Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Is nowhere near my standard even tough im too picky on what i watch it doesnt provide laughs or entertainment, Its like watching trash.

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Rating: 0/5
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

[Movie Review] Finding Nemo 3D

Finding Nemo 3D
Voices of: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Lee Unkrinch, Andrew Stanton
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures Philippines

Finding Nemo 3D is arguably my favorite Pixar Film of all time not that i worship Pixar so much, Because of its enjoyable character, fitted voices, colorful plot and an all around great underwater adventure, it's truly a timeless delight and still can entertain not only children but kids at heart too.

In this stunning underwater adventure, with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion, Finding Nemo follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould) -- who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist's office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son -- who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

Pixar havent actually made a horrible entry on their beloved billion making franchise yet, but then on 2011 there the movie you called 'Cars 2' where cars are flying, having machine guns and a race around the world, sounds very dreadful!, and it was the sequel to 2006's a bit decent 'Cars'

The 3D we're breathtaking , it has been used properly, It's pretty rare that the 3D conversion doesnt suffers the movie but benefits from it, it was truly appropraite putting it, I don't know if some scenes are added in the film, because i havent seen it like 3 years from now, Finding Nemo is sweet, kind and a joy that everyone ought to see

Finding Nemo 3D is truly what you called a masterpiece, a rich and superb animated feautre film that everyone must watched and it's hard to ignore and it's hard to deny that this film is one of Pixar's Best and it is Pixar at it's Finest.

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[Movie Review] Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Starring: Sean Bean, Carie-Anne Moss, Adelaide Clemens
Directed by: Michael J. Bassett

The First Silent Hill wasn't even scary and worth a watch, it was uintenionally funny and intended to be horrid ans to be out of sync, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is just following the footsteps of it's predecessor but this is far worse but this is a sequel so what to expect?

In Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one tep ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

I Didn't even know why that i watched this and wasted my money, and most importantly my time, I should've watched other films that make sense, Horrible,Ugly and Nasty three words i can describe this and i got more stored for this, And i Couls not think of any messier than this.

Altough I'm a big horror freak, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the worst movie i've since Batman and Robin and the worst this year lining up with 'The Devil Inside' and the 'Underworld: Awakening' and this now is my hatest film of all time, I wouldnt call this a film altough film and movie is the same, film is kind of professional and movie is average and i call this a total garbage.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D doesn't even provides any scares and most importantly decent and solid entertainment, It doesnt reveal anything, it is just reveal how dull and disgusting the creatures are, It's unconventionally stupid and irrational, and such a disappointment, It's a good thing that i didnt expect too much on horror genre nowadays

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Rating: '0/5'
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[Movie Review] Stolen


Nicolas Cage's film have recently been a flopped not in term with box office but will also in critical from Tresspass, Drive Angry and now stolen, all these films barely been noticed and remembered, Stolen now is an addition to the rotten ideas section.

A former thief, Will Montgomery(Nicolas Cage) is released from prison for a bank robbery of $10 Million, he decides to visit his estranged daughter, Alison, whom he hasn't seen in 8 years but then an old partner(Josh Lucas), who many believed to died kidnaps Alison and locks her in the trunk of his medallion taxi cab, and demands ransom, the $10 Million he believes will still has since he doesn't, Will has to rob another bank as the detective that put him away(Danny Huston) tracks him down again.

Stoeln haven't made new and memorable it's just your typical action movie, and I believe the title is misleading it will lead you to Taken, I won't be harsh on this film, because i somehow enjoyed and liked but its barely unforgivable and enough to save this clichéd film, it's was and will give you poor dialogues, trite plot and it's somehow a total failure.

Nicolas Age had been in a bunch or i would say at least three to five great film, starting from Leaving Las Vegas in which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor and Adaptation in which he had a Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, And The Sorcerer's Apprentice is his debut in the consistent horrible films.

Stolen somehow had something to prove although, it's pure mediocrity let it all down and burn, It is been forgotten because of its unmemorable perfromance and tiresome plot, And next time try to have a kidnapped dog or cat so it will be very very realistic and memorable it will go down in cinematic history and im just being sarcastic

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Rating: 2/5

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[Movie Review] Trouble With The Curve

Trouble With The Curve
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake
Directed by: Robert Lorenz
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Last Year's Moneyball which stars Brad Pitt and which is directed by Bennett Miller is my favorite movie last year and somehow topped my all time movie list, Trouble With The Curve is a pretty decent title to add on my favorite movies this year and could probably winding up in my all time favorites.

Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his.

This is actually Eastwood's first acting project since 2008's Gran Torino and his first acting role since 1993's In The Line of fire, Robert Lorenz which is the director is best known for his collaboration with Clint Eastwood.

I Simply adore and love this film, somekind of sentimental and somehow tremendous in every way, a very easy chemistry between Eastwood and adams and a charming chemistry between Adams and Timberlake, a fun-filled, sweet, gentle journey all-through out the film, well acted albeit kind of underwhelming and predictable.

Trouble With the Curve is a treat that where you all can find which is laugh, love, sorrow and a very solid entertainment, I was hooked through this film, Eastwood and Adams proves thay they are sincere and fully committed, Critics say that Eastwood's perfromance is out of his range and i beg to diasgree, But then again a pretty well made film and an outstanding cast with exceptional chemistry.

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Rating: 4.5/5
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Monday, November 26, 2012

John August Could Adapt YA Hit Wonder for Lionsgate

Screenwriter John August has been Tim Burton’s go-to guy. His last few credits include Frankenweenie, Dark Shadows and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When he isn’t writing for Burton, he’s penning The Nines and two Charlie’s Angels movies. What tone will he attempt to strike with Wonder, a YA bestseller he might adapt for Lionsgate?

Variety links August’s name with the adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s book, which addresses bullying in a unique way by following main character August Pullman, a 10-year-old boy born with a facial deformity. The look, up to this point of his life, has kept him out of mainstream schools. But as he tries to assimilate into Beecher Prep in time for fifth grade, August only wants to fit in as a normal kid, even though his classmates can’t get over his face.

Variety notes all of this conversation is preliminary, as the studio has yet to finalize rights to the book. But they’d like August for the job if the puzzle pieces start snapping into place.

The YA genre – or film adaptations of popular YA books – is trying to turn a corner. It’s attempting to distance itself from the stain of the Twilight saga, which even loyal fans have to admit suffered from amateurish writing, and graduate to mature storylines handled by gifted screenwriters and risk-taking directors. And as Variety notes, Lionsgate is doing a lot to lead this charge. The Hunger Games movies are moving in that direction, with Emmy winner penning the final two sequels in that franchise. The studio also hired Charlie Kaufman to pen an adaptation of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking. The next project to continue down that path might be Wonder.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Machete Kills Producer Sue To Block Sequel's Release

Ironically, someone is trying to kill Machete Kills. The details, however, aren’t nearly as exciting as that sounds.

Overnight Productions has filed a lawsuit against director Robert Rodriguez and his Quick Draw Productions in hopes of blocking the release of the sequel Machete Kills, which was picked up for distribution by Open Road last month. The dispute, according to Deadline, involves Texas tax-credit information, which Overnight claims they never received. By allegedly hiding this information, it has become difficult for Overnight to determine the fees owed to company executive Rick Schwartz. Overnight is suing to terminate its agreement with Rodriguez allowing him to make another movie based on Machete, a character played by Danny Trejo. If the court order moves forward, it could temporarily block the sequel’s planned release. (It was due to reach theaters in the Spring of 2013.)

And really, can’t we all agree that blocking Machete Kills from reaching theaters hurts everyone? This, after all, is a movie that reportedly features Charlie Sheen playing the President of the United States. And as we reported earlier, it features various sexy actresses in different stages of undress.

The question, however, is whether the demand for a Machete sequel really warrants a court battle. The first movie only earned $44 million at the worldwide box office (yet still turned a hefty profit because Rodriguez is a master at keeping costs in check). The reviews on the initial film were kind – it earned a 72% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. But it’s unclear whether the joke of a vengeful Machete can sustain another film. If the courts take their time, we might never know what Rodriguez and Trejo have in store. Stay tuned.
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Susan Boyle Movie Based on 'I Dreamed a Dream' Musical in Development

Susan Boyle Movie Based On I Dreamed A Dream Musical In Development

Three years after wowing Simon Cowell and millions of other viewers with her excellent rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" at the Britain's Got Talent auditions, Susan Boyle's fame continues to grow. The singer may not have won the season of the British talent competition series, but she's achieved some measure of success since appearing on the show, including a very successful debut album and a stage musical based on her life. And now it looks like a movie based on the musical is in the works.

Deadline reports that Fox Searchlight has acquired the life rights to Boyle, along with the rights to the successful musical based on her story, I Dreamed a Dream. It sounds like they're looking to combine aspects of Boyle's life with the musical that's already done that for a re-imagined feature, with the goal to put together “a sensitive and honest biopic infused with music.” At this point, there's no screenwriter or director set for the project, but Searchlight has it "front and center," so perhaps we'll hear updates on that soon enough.

The song "I Dreamed a Dream" has made a recent comeback, thanks to the trailers for the feature adaptation of Les Miserables, which arrives in theaters next month. But before Anne Hathaway breathed new, emotional life into Fantine's song for the upcoming film, Susan Boyle sang it at the Britain's Got Talent auditions. The then-47-year-old woman impressed the judges and a visibly dubious audience from the first few notes. The video of the audition went viral soon after, and the rest is history. Here's the audition that put Boyle on the map:

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Next Two Studio Ghibli Films Titled

Toho, the Japanese film distributor of legendary animation house Studio Ghibli, has acquired domain names confirming the titles of the two upcoming projects involving Ghibli's most esteemed filmmakers.

The next film from "Spirited Away" and "Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki is entitled "Kaze Tachinu" ("The Wind Rises"). The next from "Grave of the Fireflies" director Isao Takahata will be called "Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari" ("Princess Kaguya Story"). Official announcements on these films are expected shortly.

'Kaze' is adapted from Miyazaki's 2009 comic about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the infamous 'Zero' Japanese fighter plane for use in World War II. 'Kaguya' is an adaptation of the Japanese folk tale 'The Story of the Bamboo Cutter'.

Both are expected to score a release next year in Japan.

Source: Ghiblicon
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Fox will not release 'Independence Day' 3D

Though movement is reportedly taking place on two sequels to Roland Emmerich’s 1996 disaster sci-fi film Independence Day, it appears that 20th Century Fox has had a change of heart regarding a 3D re-release of the original. The post-converted iteration of the Will Smith-starrer had been slated for release on July 3, 2013, but Exhibitor Relations broke the news on Twitter that Fox has now decided not to release the pic. I’m not sure how far along the conversion had gone, but no reason for the change of heart is given. This now leaves the 2013 Fourth of July weekend open to Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

[Movie Review] 24/7 in Love

24/7 in Love
PG-13| John D.Lazatin, Mae Czarina Cruz, Frasco Sanyos Mortiz, Dado Lumibao| Philippines| 2012

Reviewed by: Barron Mata
Rating: 1/5

Ever Heard of an Perfect-ish ensemble cast in a romance movie filled with bankable actor and actresses? It might be Garry Marshall's gruesome Valentine's Day and the horryfing sequel New Year's Eve, and 24/7 in Love and it nevet failed to impersonate it but then again this is about end of the world.

The story revolves around Jane in where search for answers on ' what will people do before the world ends?' To be her video entry to win tickets to the concert of her ultimate crush, Billy Fernandez.

In her quest to find the answers to her question she met different people who will tell her how powerful true love can be, Among them were a 40year old virigin who will meet a gigolo, the hopeless romantic secretary Barbara helping his Boss Ken with Personal issues, Verna who went to Vietnam and will meet a waiter Elvis, Belle who is in love with gay best friend Butch, a 35yr old mentally challenged Mike with child stars Zaijan and Xyriel and an active executive Patty who wanted to get Alvin as a model of their company. Isn't that looks terryfying?.

24/7 in Love is obviously for fans alike and it was never for commitment, but for money and it's fully bizarre, that you'll think that the stars had gone wild,the movie so ugly that i can't stans seeing 7 horryfing and tiresome one dimensional love stories, All i wanted is just a movie that is not 3-D, no car chasing it had succeed to give us that,but it's too much, Oh well this is one of the reason why i hate Mainstream Philippine movies.

24/7 in Love barely gives us laugh and love , it is consistently dull and inconsistenly entertaining, what could have been better is having full commitment and putting heart on what to do , think of having an impact on audience and making it memorable.
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[Movie Review] Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4
R-13| Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman| US| 95Mins

Reviewed by: Barron Mata
Rating: 2/5


What to Expect for a fourth movie in a inconsistent popular found-footage horror franchise, cliched parts, tiresomr characters and eventually a total bore, but this sequel to Paranormal Activity 2 slightly exceeded what we expect despite some cheap scares and thin script.

Paranormal Activity 4 follows the same basic formula first person footage tells the story of a family, who finds their home life increasingly disturbed by potentially malevolent supernatural activity

Altough a terrific start, it started just your average horror movie, It is just plain and simple , a little boring but somehow provides a spooky athmosphere , some screams , Paranormal Activity made the transition from low-budget horror phenomenon to bankable product with the release of the first sequel and arguably Paramount Pictures is very happy about it.

Undoubtedly, This is the weakest of all the franchise, but it manages to be efficient and probably a little bit a decent entry, Paranormal Activity 4 had it's moments and flops but it's still gives us chills and momentarily screams, but it's not enough it's been buried , with shallow plot, dull interpration , Somehow Katie Featherson is getting more creepy and creepier after movie after movie, after her demonic possesion in the original Paranormal Activity and we will getting more of her in probably another sequel or prequel.

P.S. Kathryn Newton is somekind of beautiful.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Wachowski 'Jupiter Ascending' Arriving in 3D

Cloud Atlas (which was co-directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings) is everything the filmmakers behind it had promised – big, brash, beautiful, and daunting in scope – but it’s for similar reasons that critical reactions have been all over the board, while the U.S. box office turnout has proven to be disappointing. Fortunately, those poor financial results are not going to prevent Andy and Lana Wachowski from venturing forward with more original (and innovative) projects – including, their new mysterious sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending (starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum).

Warner Bros. (which is the studio behind Jupiter Ascending) and IMAX struck a deal this week to release some 20 titles over the next three years, beginning with such post-converted 3D films as Jack the Giant Slayer and Man of Steel. However, Film Stage has noted that the Wachowski film is also listed as a 3D project, which suggests it could be natively shot in that format (or, at the least, will be designed with the intention of taking advantage of what the extra dimension has to offer).

The Wachowskis’ traditional approach to photographing action seems a natural fit for 3D; just imagine had the bullet-time sequences in The Matrix been filmed in the format – or, if you dare, how much more of an unhinged sensory-assault Speed Racer could’ve been. Moreover, directors such as Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Ang Lee (next week’s Life of Pi), and Michael Bay (Transformers: Dark of the Moon – yes, we are serious) have shown that 3D filmmaking can thrive as a unique form of visual storytelling – rather than just a gimmick for upping the ticket cost. So don’t be surprised if the Wachowskis cook up some crazy cinematography in order to bring Jupiter Ascending to life.
mila kunis channing tatum jupiter ascending wachowskis

Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum are onboard for ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Here is a short synopsis for Jupiter Ascending (for more, check out our full plot breakdown):

    A recent Russian immigrant — played by actual Ukrainian immigrant Mila Kunis — who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule… Pretty soon, a bounty hunter [Tatum] of the evolved-being type is dispatched to dispose of [her] but, as you’d expect with a Matrix re-dux, they fall in love.

Many of our readers have already pointed out that there are traces of Snow White (and even Prometheus) in Jupiter Ascending‘s DNA, but by now it should be clear that is the Wachowski siblings’ modus operandi – namely, they tend to draw direct inspiration from older pop culture, but remix and tweak those elements enough to make the final result their own. It’s hard to not appreciate them for it, in an age where straight-up rebooting and remaking previous titles is the more popular route to take…

Principal photography on Jupiter Ascending is slated to begin early next year. We will keep you up-to-date on pre-production progress in the meantime.


Source: Movieline [via The Film Stage]
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'Star Trek' Extended Imax Preview Coming This December.

Sci-fi fans are still eager to discover what J.J. Abrams and writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof have done with the sequel to 2009 Star Trek reboot, which we now know will be titled Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams jokingly premiered a single frame of footage from the film during a recent talk-show segment – but we’re pretty sure that annoyed more people than it amused. After several delays and a thick fog of mystery clouding things, suffice to say that Trekkies the world over are starving for some substantial reveals.

Well, that hunger will soon be sated, as we now learn that an extended preview of Star Trek 2 will be shown to moviegoers in December 2012 – and it will showcase the film’s new digital IMAX 3D format.

Check out the official press release from Paramount:



    HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 14, 2012) – Paramount Pictures will release the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams’ eagerly-awaited “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” exclusively in IMAX 3D months prior to the film’s official release in May 2013. This first-look at the movie will play in approximately 500 digital IMAX 3D theatres beginning December 14th.

    “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” the sequel to Abrams’ 2009 hit film that redefined the Star Trek universe for a new generation, marks the first time exclusive footage has played in IMAX 3D and only the third time a first-look will be released in IMAX.

    o further the IMAX experience, “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” used IMAX cameras to capture several sequences. Exclusively in IMAX theaters, sequences filmed with the extremely high-resolution cameras will expand to fill more of the screen with unprecedented crispness and clarity, putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film.

Aside from kicking the usual hype machine into gear, this preview event also marks an opportunity for Paramount and Abrams to quell doubts that fans have expressed (some more vocally than others) regarding the decision to post-convert the film into 3D. While the use of actual IMAX cameras in filming was seen as a step forward – as opposed to just stretching standard film to IMAX size, compromising shot quality – the decision to convert the movie into 3D – even though it wasn’t filmed in the format – was conversely seen as a step back. There are still plenty of skeptics who need to be won over, and the studio is likely attempting to do just that.

star trek 2 post-converted 3d shot in imax

There is still a lot we don’t know about Star Trek Into Darkness: is Benedict Cumberbatch’s (Sherlock) villain role Khan? Gary Mitchell? Or something altogether different? How, exactly, will the sequel be ‘bigger and bolder?’ What kind of threat will test the Enterprise crew and their bond as a team? Will there really be no cameos from original series actors? Etc…

Hopefully this preview gives us enough material to actually discuss, because all the unanswered questions are stacking up higher than a season of Lost. (Hopefully, the forthcoming answers are more satisfying.)

Star Trek Into Darkness will premiere its extended digital IMAX preview on December 14, 2012 at select theaters. The actual film hits theaters on May 17, 2013.

Source: Paramount

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Jane Goldman to Rewrite PINOCCHIO for Tim Burton and Robert Downey Jr.

Early this year, a curious pairing popped up in the form of director Tim Burton and Robert Downey Jr. possibly teaming up on a new take on Pinocchio. Downey Jr. subsequently spoke enthusiastically about the prospect, and now we have an update on the Warner Bros. project as Heat Vision reports that Stardust and X-Men: First Class co-writer Jane Goldman has been brought on to rewrite the script. It’s a bit of a curious move as Pushing Daisies mastermind Bryan Fuller penned the intial draft, but I guess his script wasn’t up to snuff for the duo.

The new take on the classic story would find Downey Jr. playing Geppetto, the woodcarver responsible for creating the puppet boy Pinocchio who comes to life. When Pinocchio goes missing, Geppetto must embark on a quest to bring him back. Burton and Downey Jr. have yet to officially commit to the project, but WB apparently hopes to bring their courtship to a close with the hiring of Goldman as she’ll be incorporating Downey’s notes into her rewrite. This is one of a number of Pinocchio-centered projects in development at the moment, including a stop-motion animated take from Guillermo del Toro and 20th Century Fox’s The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

[Movie Review] Breaking Dawn Part 2

The Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn Part 2
PG-13| Bill Condon| 2012| US| 115Mins

Reviewed by: Barron Mata

I Really Hate the Twilight Franchise starting from Twillight its like ever since, i never liked novel adaptations about this kind of stuffs, The earlier sequels were all stupid and pure mediocrity, heartless direction and uncomitted cast in my point of view, it is poorly written and suffers from thin script and shallow characterization and unsopshisticated plot.

After being brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. But when Irina, a member of the Denali coven, misidentifies Renesmee as a immortal child, a human infant who has been bitten and transformed into a vampire, to the Volturi, they set out to battle and destroy the Cullens for their betrayal. In a final attempt to survive, the Cullens begin to gather foreign Vampire clans and nomads to stand and witness against the Volturi, including the Denali, the Amazonian, the Egyptian, the Irish and Romanian Covens, with European and American nomads. With their allies, the Cullens and the Wolf Pack stand to prove their innocence to the Volturi once and for all.

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a very decent and unsuspiciously the best in the franchise, perfect plot , more talking and less romance, it is very great and unexpected as i walk to the theater i had no space for expectations, but this really proves me wrong, you will find something productive and something innovative, Great CGIs, Best action sequences, this is treat not only for Twihards but only with  demanding moviegoers also like me.

Consenus: This Conclusion for me is a bittersweet but more likely sweet, This conclusion is really great and me actually can't believe it, if it this franchise like this in the first place we could have loved them,great director a very brilliant one, This conclusion just seeks redemption a widely great and joyful movie and this one is better than The Dark Knight Rises.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

[Movie Review] Dead Mine

Dead Mine
PG-13| Steven Sheil| 2012| Singapore90Mins

Reviewed By: Barron Mata
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

HBO Asia's first original movie about an expedition led by a pampered rich young man to uncover treasure in a mine of untold terrors. Shot in Singapore-based media company Infinite Studios' new facility in Batam, the horror-action is directed by Steven Sheil ("Mum & Dad") and stars Britons Sam Hazeldine and Les Loveday as a former soldier and the pampered lead character respectively, Malaysian Carmen Soo as the go-getter girlfriend of Loveday, Japanese cult action star Miki Mizuno as a reseacher and Singaporean Jimmy T as a soldier trapped in the mine.
The majority of the film was filmed on a sound stage which was meticulously created to create two really convincing realms - one of a sandy dungeon and one of a concrete labyrinth. Really well constructed and the film has good production value - Not your usual cheap local production. This had obvious effort thrown in. The sound stage is the first of its kind for a local company and it is built in Batam. This show is a showcase of the potential of such a sound stage for our future films. Plot wise, leave all expectations at the door and just watch the movie for what it is. Although the plot was rather thin and at times jarring with the writer cherry-picking the myths and urban legends of the Japanese Imperial Army, altough The story was quite average and typical "one-by-one-got-killed-while-exploring" kind of show Hollywood-styled. The setting of the underground dungeon was great, props were great too. Acting was good and the characters had decent conversation. For a first timer action-horror made by Asian, this was actually a good start. However, some parts of the story were illogical.

Consensus: My tip is to leave all expectations and benchmarks to other Hollywood films of this genre at the door and just watch the movie unfold as it is and appreciate the good production value of the film. It really is quite good for a local effort. It is definitely not your cheesy, low-budget, run of the mill local horror-house film. It has in it, a glimpse of what can and will be expected of future local films to come (especially now with the borderless creative use of the soundstage) I honestly enjoyed the film and the film did leave me feeling impressed, although the storyline and illogical prop loopholes did make me cringe a fair bit, i felt that this really bodes well for the future of local and regional films to compete with the big boys with bigger sound stages in the West. No doubt, SAW this is not, Shutter Island this isn't (plot-wise) but prop-wise, i think it is getting there. This movie can be every bit as entertaining only if you give it a chance.

 Cast & Crew:
Ario Bayu
Sam Hazeldine
Byron Hulber
Carmen Soo

Directed by: Steven Sheil
Language: English
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Warner Confirms 'Mortal Kombat' Reboot

In one of the more unlikely reboots of recent years, Warner has confirmed that Mortal Kombat will be getting a makeover, with a new adaptation of the classic videogame set to go into development.

Warner executive Lance Sloan has confirmed that a new Mortal Kombat film is in the pipeline, while also revealing the kind of budget the project’s director will be working with.

“We're preparing right now for the film with Kevin Tancharoen, [who] directed the digital series for us," said Sloan. "He's at the helm of the forty, fifty million dollar film."

No firm details have been confirmed as yet, but word is the new film will follow a supermarket employee who discovers he has bizarre, otherworldly powers that lead him towards a pivotal choice between good and evil. And who hasn’t been there?

So long as there are some ludicrously gory fatalities on display, we’ll probably find ourselves taking a look. All together now… “FINISH HIM!”

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Is Disney Looking to Purchase Hasbro?

Now that they’ve got Mickey’s paws clenched firmly around Pixar, Marvel and LucasFilm, Disney are apparently looking to add Hasbro to their ever-expanding collection of money-making properties. If the deal goes through, you can add movies like Transformers and G.I. Joe to a list that already includes some of the world’s hottest franchises. This is the dream that Walt Disney always envisioned, people: one corporation to rule them all.

Hasbro, of course, make and own the rights to many board games, too, so you can expect Disney to get working on classic adaptations like Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble and Pictionary. Or, you know, just make rides out of them or something at DisneyWorld.

Disney have done seriously well with Marvel – they’ve managed to reel in billions of dollars since they first acquired the company back in 2009. With all these guaranteed crowd-pulling franchises under their belt, there’s seemingly no stopping the House of Mouse from monopolising everything. At this rate, anyway, they could potentially own all things that generate profit by 2017.

In that case, we feel obliged to mention that we most definitely love Disney and all its associated brands and any sarcastic or negative comments contained in this article are, of course, acts of playful jest. Go Mickey!

What do you think about Disney going after Hasbro? Do you like movies made from board games?
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Daniel Craig Talks About Skyfall and More

At the recent New York press day for Skyfall, I was able to speak with Daniel Craig. We talked about how this is a very grounded and realistic Bond film without the crazy gadgets, what it was like to work with Roger Deakins, was he more nervous to do Bond at the Olympics or host Saturday Night Live, what was the first thing he ate after they wrapped, how proud he is of Skyfall, and more. In addition, I asked him if there was any update on the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (The Girl Who Played With Fire).

Let me be very clear: I absolutely loved Skyfall. Director Sam Mendes has crafted one of the best James Bond movies ever made and it’s also one of my favorite films of the year. While the Bond franchise is now 50 years old, Mendes has shown the best might be yet to come. I really can’t recommend this film enough. For all our Skyfall coverage including clips, posters, my set visit and more, click here. Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Berenice Marlohe, and Naomie Harris. Hit the jump to watch the interview.

Daniel Craig:

 •  Is it nice to finally be able to talk about the film
 •  I mention how much I loved the film and Craig mentions how proud he is of the film
  •  Was he more nervous to do Bond at the Olympics or host SNL
  •  Craig talks about how this is a very grounded and realistic Bond film without the crazy gadgets
 •   What was it like to work with Roger Deakins
 •   What was the first thing he ate after they wrapped
 •   Any update on the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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[Movie Review] Seeking a Friend for The End of the World

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
R-13| Lorene Scafaria| 2012| US| 97Mins

Reviewed By: Barron Mata
Rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars

What Would you do if the world was going to end in 21days and eventually will be sooner?, Carry on as normal?, Go out with a sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll binge?, Watch Justin Bieber until your ears hurt?

With a Texas-sized meteorite about to hit the earth insurance salesman Dodge Petersen(Steve Carell) picks the first option, Fortunately a chance encounter with a manic dream pixie called Penny(Kiera Knightley) and a dog names sorry convincing him to go on a road trip that'll reunite him with the lost love of his life.

This was actually an remarkably promising directorial debut for Scafaria, A heartfelt romantic- comedy that turns a predictable story into a smart, pleasant jaunt, Brilliantly sweet and pleasant, and it was consistently entertaining, Arguably one of the best movie this year.

Consensus: "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World" is warm, sweet,gentle and whimsical it inherits gorgeous cast, exhilirating plot and beautiful and outstanding performance, It will make you sob,laugh, love over and over again, An unpredictabl chemistry from Carell and Knightley, probably the most profound and poignant on- screen collaboration this year,it was really moving albeit it's final act.

Cast & Crew
Dodge|Steve Carell                       Penny|Kiera Knightley
Diane|Connie Brittton                   Owen|Adam Brody
Warren|Rob Corddry                    Katie|Gillian Jacobs
Karen|Melanie Lynskey               Speck|Derek Luke
Anchorman|Mark Moses            Trucker|William Petersen
Frank|Martin Sheen

Director: Lorene Scafaria
Language: English
Theatrical Distributor: Pioneer Films/Movie Punch
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[Movie Review] Chernobyl Diaries

Chernobyl Diaries
R-13| Bradley Parker| 2012| US| 87Mins

Reviewed by: Barron Mata
Rating: ★★★☆☆

What Movie is where that a bunch of let's say idiots taking an unsanctioned tour at Prypiat, Well I Think I Just figured it out, it has got to be the low budget Oren Peli(Paranormal Activity, Insidious) produced Chernobyl Diaries.

Six Tourist exploring Russia are led by a local tour guide to a town near the site of the infamous nuclear disaster, they end up stranded in the area, and face a battle for survival when they discover it is home to all manner of ferocious mututated creatures.

First time director Bradley Parker had actually done a decent-ish steady horror movie, you can't help but be hooked to the screen, altough when you already predicted what's gonna happen, It's watchable and some kind of enjoyable, and it is slightly better than you average horror movie, It doesn't reinvent or reimagine the horror genre, but i'll say it does succeeds as a solid entertainemnt.

Consensus: "Chernobyl Diaries" has a spooky atmosphere, steady pacing and great tensions and tosses, even tough it have shallow characters, predictable plot and lack of suspense, for a film in which there are mutated bears, fish and even a zombiesh creature it is very well shot, interesting premise and an unprecedented well- presented location, It's was actually well  bequeathed for a low budget film, It's not that bad as you think , Call me for having a bad taste or crazy but i kind of enjoy and liked  this, Even if it does not live my expectations and a horrible final scene.

Cast & Crew
Jesse McCartney| Chris                                                               Jonathan Sadowski| Paul
Devin Kelley| Amanda                                                                  Olivia Taylor Dudley| Natalie
Nathan Phillips| Michael                                                              Ingrid Bolsø Berdal| Zoe
Dimitri Diatchenko| Uri

Director: Bradley Parker
Language: English,Russian
Theatrical Distributor: Multivision Pictures Philippines
Released: November 7,2012
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Warner Bros. Considering CASABLANCA sequel

before you gather up your baseball bats and pitchforks in search of the person who has conceived of a Casablanca sequel, let’s go through all of the details first. There have been attempts at a sequel to the exceptionally popular and beloved film for over 70 years, and it’s actually astounding that the studios have shown restraint in the matter, opting to wait for what would make for a truly great treatment (of course, why everything has to have a sequel in the first place is another issue).

There were a few ill-fated forays into television that attempted to be prequels or sequels, but neither critics nor audiences were having it at the time. Naturally, that spooked the studios into caution when it came to potentially continuing the story. However, Casablanca‘s original screenwriter, Howard Koch, worked on his own sequel idea in the 1980s, planning to include Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart returning as parents. For more on the planned sequel plot, hit the jump.

casablanca-2-sequel According to a great piece from the New York Post (via The Film Stage), the sequel would take place twenty years after the events of the first film, where a child conceived from Rick and Ilsa’s renewed affair (and subsequently adopted by Laszlo) named Richard would travel to the Middle East to learn more about his father.

Richard “grew up to be a handsome, tough-tender young man reminiscent of his father. He had been told the truth about his origin and has a deep desire to find his real father, or at least more about him, since Rick’s heroic at actions in Casablanca have become legendary.”

Eventually, “After learning the cafe in the original was blown up by Nazis, he would link up with an Arab woman named Joan (inspired by Joan Baez) and join in on her citizen’s movement to find Nazi outlaws.”

Warner Bros. turned the second treatment down in 1989, but with the 70th anniversary of the film upon us, renewed interest in the project has been sparked.

The biggest question of course is who could possibly be cast in these roles, particular that of Richard. Aljean Harmetz told the New York Post, “There really are not many solid 20-year-old actors. Certainly not Robert Pattinson, though maybe that guy who’s popping up everywhere, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.”

Film historian Leonard Maltin as well as Humphrey Bogart’s son with Lauren Bacall, Stephen, are both chilly to the idea of a sequel even despite it having come from Koch. As Stephen puts it, “If they want to make a movie about intrigue in North Africa, that’s fine, but bringing the specter of one of the greatest movies of all time into it makes it just another feeble attempt at Casablanca 2. There are certain films, like The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind and, of course, Casablanca that need to stay as pristine and perfect as they are.’’

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" New Trailer

Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" get a new trailer
Published Sunday, November 4,2012 20:40 | Barron Mata

Steven Soderbergh's new film Side Effects has gots its first trailer

Steven Soderbergh

Yahoo Movies released the first trailer for ths film, a psychological thriller, set in the world of pharmaceutical industry.

A Troubled woman who attemps to cope with the immenent release of her husband from jail by taking a new presciption drug,which leds to tragic and unforeseen consequences.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara stars in the lead role, after replacing original star Blake Lively, the script is written by Contagion and The Informant, Screenwriter Scott Z Burns

"Side Effects" is set to release in 2013 and distributed by Open Road Film.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Next Attraction: Seeking a Friend For The End Of The World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the world is a 2012 comedy-drama film, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the films stars Steve Carell(The 40-Year Old Virgin, Evan Almighty) and Keira Knightley(Pride and Prejudice, Pirates of the Carribean.

Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity's last days are at hand, As the respective journeys of Dodge(Mr.Carell) and Penny(Ms.Knigthley), the two sparks to teach other and their outlooks if not the world's brighten

Lorene Scafaria, wanted to "tell the story of a boy meets girl with a really ticking clock", prompted by recent events in her own life, including a "death in a family, a breakup and a new relationship.

The  story of an "unexpected romance blossoming between two strangers while on an impromptu road trip" is familiar territory for Scafaria, as that was the premisr of her previous screenplay entitled Nick and Norah's Infinite playlist.

R-13, 1hr.41mins                                                                    
Comedy,Drama & Romance
Directed and Written by Lorene Scafaria
In Theaters, Wednesday November 7,2012 Exclusively at Ayala Cinemas(Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma)
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Friday, November 2, 2012

17 New Character Posters for The Hobbit

The Hobbit is an upcoming film series consisting of threeepic fantasy-adventure films directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson and based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel of the same name. The films are, by subtitle,An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug(2013) and There and Back Again (2014).

The series will act as a prequel trilogy to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and will star Ian McKellen, reprising his role as Gandalf, Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, andBenedict Cumberbatch as Smaug.Several other actors will reprise their roles from The Lord of the Rings, including Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett,Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, and Orlando Bloom. Also returning for the production are a significant part of the production crew: among others, co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, illustrators John Howe andAlan Lee, art director Dan Hennah, and cinematographerAndrew Lesnie. As with the original trilogy, props will generally be crafted by Weta Workshop and visual effects managed by Weta Digital. Additionally, composer Howard Shore, who wrote the score for The Lord of the Rings, has confirmed his involvement in the first two parts of the film project.The most significant new involvement in the trilogy is the participation of Guillermo del Toro, originally chosen to direct the films, as co-writer.

The Hobbits open at December 13,2012 on IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and on 2D theaters.
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