Archive for November, 2012

Q&A: Rick Baker and the MIB3 FX Team

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — The “Men in Black” franchise has proven to be a lucrative one for Sony Pictures. Starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the first movie earned $589 million worldwide, the second $441 million and the latest installment, “Men in Black 3,” took in $624 mi[...]

Own Men in Black 3 Nov. 30

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Admit it, “Men In Black 3” was great fun. A definite improvement as far as the sequel is concerned, the third installment brought plenty of laughs, excitement and action. It also managed to touch a few hearts too. Thankfully, you’ll be able to relive every[...]

Milos Forman to Receive DGA Tribute

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford announced Milos Forman will receive the Guild’s top honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction, at the 65th Annual DGA Awards on Feb. 2, 2013. “It is a tremendous privilege to present the DG[...]

Sony Launches Clean Truck Fleet

Sony Pictures Studios has upgraded its fleet of diesel, generator, and camera trucks to achieve compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations years ahead of schedule, offering its customers in the entertainment industry cleaner and more efficient transportation. The studio has in[...]

Warm Bodies: First Trailer

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — “Warm Bodies” is a 2013 romantic-zombie-comedy based on the novel of the same name by Isaac Marion. Nicholas Hoult is the zombie R. He lives in an America that is populated with zombies and only small groups of human survivors exist. The trailer [...]

Review: Any Day Now

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Gay marriage was a hot button issue during this year’s presidential election and next month director Travis Fine will expand upon the subject of gay rights when his film, “Any Day Now,” opens in theaters. Inspired by true events, this emotional piece is ab[...]

Epic: Feature Trailer

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — Twentieth Century Fox Film and Blue Sky have released the feature trailer for the upcoming animated film “Epic.” The Chris Wedge-directed action adventure is packed with the voices of some of the biggest stars of today and could be a big factor i[...]

Review: Samsara

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Samsara” is a magical experiment in the power of sound and imagery. This glorious poem of life, set to a gentle, haunting original score, guides the viewer in a visual meditation on the nature of life. The image choices and how they are organized propel a dialogue[...]

Catching Fire: Motion Poster

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — Production on “The Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” has wrapped and Lionsgate has released a motion poster for its fans to whet their appetites. The Francis Lawrence-directed sequel is due out in theaters and IMAX Nov. 22, 2013 with the p[...]

Review: The Imposter

— by BEV QUESTAD — In 1994, a blond, blue-eyed 13-year-old Texan boy named Nicholas Barclay goes missing. Three years later, a dark, half-Algerian brown-eyed 23-year-old French man living in Spain claims to be him. This little doc with Oscar hopes wins the prize for weirdest true story. [...]

Review: Rise of the Guardians

— by ADAM DALE — If you thought that Marvel’s “The Avengers” would be the only hero team-up film you would be seeing hitting the big screen this year, think again. Shifting from comic book heroes to fairy tales is the DreamWorks animated film “Rise of the Guardians,” which show[...]

Asia Pacific Screen Awards: 2012 Winners

TEPENIN ARDI (BEYOND THE HILL, Turkey/Greece) has taken out the Best Feature Film award at the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film, announced on Friday night at a glittering ceremony at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, Australia. Awa[...]

10 Habits of Highly Effective People: Teaser

— by ALEXA MILAN — Corporate greed and serial killing may not be inherently funny, but director Nathan Marshall and screenwriter Sigurd Ueland are putting a satirical twist on the classic murder mystery in their latest film, “10 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The movie c[...]

Trailer: Jack the Giant Slayer

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — New Line Cinemas has revealed the new trailer for Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Slayer.” The film (previously known as “Jack the Giant Killer”) had been moved from its June 15, 2012, release date to March 1, 2013, and is now taking ove[...]