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Archive for June, 2013

New Terminator trilogy will begin in 2015

Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted “Terminator” movie to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015. The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “Terminator” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and[...]

Review: Pretty Butterflies

— by RON WILKINSON — Sara Podda and Maya Mulas star in Salvatore Mereu’s new wave Italian neorealist romp in small town Italy. Not unlike small town America, the big dreams of two young girls are hemmed in on all sides by the small mindedness of their provincial environment. Screened a[...]

Review: The Act of Killing

— by RON WILKINSON — Every now and then, a film comes along that defies description. Typically these films are so horrible and so irresistible that the viewer wants to forget he or she never saw the film, but is terrified that may be impossible. When Werner Herzog & Errol Morris tea[...]

Review: Leviathan

— by BEV QUESTAD — Sip some Ginger Ale, the sailor’s stabilizing brew, to get you in the mood to travel on this grueling ship of hardy yeomen. Using photography that defies the wet, windy, turbulent, listing life at sea, this ship experience off the coast of New Bedford, famed 19th cen[...]

Development has begun on Bad Teacher 2

Columbia Pictures is developing “Bad Teacher 2,” to be directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Justin Malen. Jimmy Miller, Jake Kasdan, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky will produce the film, and Melvin Mar will executive produce. The project is being developed for Cameron Diaz to star i[...]

The Mortal Instruments: Trailer & Stills

— by CHERRY BELL — With exactly two months to go until the release of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” the promotional attempts are being ramped up to attract a larger audience to the movie. It may prove a little difficult to top this summer’s top releases like [...]

John Murlowski to direct Crimes of Mind

John Murlowski will direct the upcoming film “Crimes of Mind” for Cartel Pictures and Odyssey Media Inc. as part of a multi-picture deal. The film is being produced by Cartel Pictures’ Stan Spry and Eric Woods and Odyssey Media Inc.’s Kirk Shaw and Devi Singh. “Crimes of Mi[...]

The World’s End: Cornetto Trilogy Trailer

— by ADAM POYNTER — Universal Pictures has unveiled a new trailer to introduce “The World’s End,” the final film in the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.” All three movies in the trilogy were written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg and have starred Pegg and his buddy Nick Frost.[...]

Filmmaker in Residence board named

The Filmmaker in Residence program, an annual initiative created by Jaeger-LeCoultre and Film Society of Lincoln Center, is designed to further support filmmakers at an earlier stage in the creative process and will launch this September in New York. The Advisory Board members participating in the i[...]

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: Poster

— by CHERRY BELL — 20th Century Fox has released a new one-sheet poster for the upcoming movie “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.” The newest poster focuses on Logan Lerman’s character, Percy Jackson, brandishing a sword over his shoulder. We don’t see much of Lerma[...]

A music video for World War Z by Muse

— by SEAN GERSKI — For a movie featuring both zombies and Brad Pitt, the hype surrounding “World War Z” seems pretty small. I have heard a number of conversations by people regarding which movies they are most interested in seeing this summer and — I don’t remember anyone rea[...]

Terminator 5: 2014 Production Planned

— by CHERRY BELL — Following the report of “Terminator 5” moving to Paramount Pictures earlier this week, TheArnoldFans.com brings an update on the state of the project and a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger during a presentation in Perth, Australia: “‘Terminator 5’ starts [...]

Review: Man of Steel

— by ADAM DALE — As is only fitting on his 75th Anniversary, Superman is back on the big screen in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” Being one of the very first, and still most iconic, superheroes of all time, there have been many incarnations of the hero in every form of media, from c[...]

Review: HairBrained

— by RON WILKINSON — Screened at this year’s yeasty Brooklyn Film Festival, emerging director Billy Kent’s new “HairBrained” is a funny, if not hilarious, exploration of the college eccentric theme. Having taken a few years off since his modestly received “The Oh in Ohio,” Ke[...]