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Archive for March, 2011

Poster Peek: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part 2’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — It’s hard to describe how devastated I was when I saw the latest “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” poster. Part of me is ready to see the conclusion of the saga: the culmination of all the previous movies and final half of J.K. Rowling’s n[...]

Trailer: Bridesmaids (Feature Version)

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Kristen Wiig first caught my attention on “Saturday Night Live” when I saw her perform in a skit where she played Megan Mullally, and it freaked me out. The impression is so spot on of Mullally’s signature character of Karen Walker that it kind of s[...]

Focus Features’ Annual ‘Africa First’ Program Set to Begin

Focus Features will accept entries for its Africa First Program – entering its fourth year – beginning May 16 and continuing through Aug. 22. The uniquely-conceived initiative, with funds earmarked exclusively for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence, is once again offering e[...]

Seven Clips from ‘Hanna’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Around this time last year, Chloe Moretz was dropping F-bombs and attacking criminals as pint-sized vigilante Hit Girl in “Kick-Ass.” Now “Atonement” and “The Lovely Bones” star Saoirse Ronan is the underage, gun-toting assassin in &[...]

Warner Bros. Aiming for Justice League Movie

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — I never thought I would hear something positive about the idea of a Justice League movie, but it looks like DC comics fans may finally get the movie for which they have been waiting. In an interview, Jeff Robinov — president of the Warner Bros. motion picture[...]

‘In the Hearts of Men’ Takes Top Honors at AZFAME Film Festival

The second annual Arizona Film and Media Expo (AZFAME) Short Film Festival was open to filmmakers from all over the world. Judging culminated during the AZFAME event, held this month at the Phoenix Convention Center. Writer/director/editor Jared Pelletier from Toronto, Canada, took home top honors f[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Sacrifice’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In “Sacrifice,” a drug ring sends statues of the Virgin Mary made of heroin to the United States. Wanting to keep himself and his sister Angel (Arcadia Kendal) safe, young drug dealer Mike (Devon Bostik) tried to get out of the trade, but ends up getting killed [...]

How It Should Have Ended: ‘District 9’

The comedic fiends at HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) have set their sights on “District 9” and come up with the following take on how the movie should have ended. And I guess we could mention that there is a spoiler involved, but you should probably figure out a feature called How It S[...]

Two New TV Spots from ‘Thor’

— by ADAM POYNTER — With summer sneaking up right around the corner, the major studios are gearing up to start promoting their movies even more on television. So we have two new short television spots to show you today from Marvel’s upcoming “Thor.” There has already been a Super B[...]

Seven Clips from ‘Hop’

— by ADAM POYNTER — With Easter just around the corner, there was bound to be a new family film coming out to appease the many families looking for something to do over the holiday break. This year, it just so happens to be a film about Easter: “Hop,” by director Tim Hill (“Alv[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — I love penguins, and they’ve been my favorite animal for a long time. Once my mom realized my love for them, she started buying me everything penguin-related … which is the reason why, at 26, I still own four pairs of penguin pajama pants (thanks, Mom). Sexy[...]

Helen Mirren to add Hand, Footprints at Grauman’s

Internationally-renowned actress Helen Mirren will be honored today, March 28, at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood by placing her hand and footprints in cement in the landmark’s famous forecourt. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. PST, inducting Mirren into a select group[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Peter Parker trying out his Spidey Web by grabbing a can of Dr. Pepper. Tobias Funkë meeting Carl Weathers at Burger King and discussing how wonderful the food is. Celebrities on the Red Carpet telling reporters “who” they’re wearing. Race car winners[...]

A Humorous Music Video from ‘Rio’

— by SEAN GERSKI — Do you like playing Angry Birds and watching “Flight of the Conchords”? If so, I have quite the treat for you (actually, it’s entertaining even if you don’t like those things). In this video, which is a mashup of the upcoming[...]