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Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.
We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...
Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)
The latest trailers for director Andrew Stanton's live action directorial debut, John Carter Of Mars, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classics, have this scribe cautiously excited.In this new teaser from Japan, introduced by Mr. Stanton himself, we see a lot more of what makes John Carter "John Carter", and the fears of a George Lucas-like mish-mash of toy commercials disguised as a film are slowly subsiding.Check it out, and see if you agree. »
year in review part whichever
I use the term "worst" loosely as I am generally not paid to see the obviously terrible films that open all year round. Plus, I'm not feeling the negativity this year. Or, rather, I'm trying not to feel it. With Bridesmaids and Melancholia both speaking so eloquently on the subject of depression this year like some perfect if unlikely double feature (more on that soon) why should I wallow in my own? No, 2011 was a good year for cinema. So here is a very quick purge of the things that momentarily led me to believe otherwise.
Hell's multiplex has noisy audiences, crying babies, constant texting, and 50 million miniature screens showing only 50 movies, a million microscopic screens for each sorry movie! All of them requiring 3D glasses... even the ones in 2D. I wisely avoided the films I thought might play there -- if »
- NATHANIEL R
If you spent the holidays stranded in suburbia or wishing you were somewhere else making merry, we have a solution for next year's festivities. The deserts of Tatooine and the serene forests of Pandora are beckoning you for a getaway, proving that there are plenty of sci-fi cinematic landmarks that would make great vacation spots off-screen. TravelSupermarket recently shared their twelve picks for science fiction fantasy trips, which we spotlight below. Star Wars boasts several real-life locations you can make the trek to. The most iconic planet in the George Lucas universe — Tatooine — is actually located in Tunisia. Several cities in the African country were used as filming locations, but the south western desert city of...
- Alison Nastasi
Overall, 2011 was a pretty good year for movies. We had some great films throughout the entire year, and some very notable and memorable ones that will surely remain in our hearts from 2012 onward. But if you thought 2011 was a crazy year for film, you ain't seen nothing yet. 2012 is ridiculous, with some extremely high profile films hitting throughout the entire year. How is a person supposed to sort through them all? Well, like always, Tmp is here to help. Throughout the last week of 2011, we will be covering the Entire year of 2012 in full detail. Every notable release within the next 12 months will be discussed and scrutinized in six easy to read, yet thorough segments. 2012 is going to be a huge year for film...and we'll be here every step of the way to help you through it. Welcome to Tmp's Prelude to 2012! First up...The months of January and February! »
- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)
Yippee? The Phantom Menace returnsMichael C. here to pose a question I am very curious to have answered this coming February 10th.
I do not want to talk about Star Wars anymore. Honestly, I don’t.
I especially do not wish to discuss the quality, or lack thereof, of the prequels. What would be the point? Their awfulness has been exhaustingly detailed and now qualifies as unimpeachable fact. Furthermore, George Lucas has demonstrated he will never express one iota of remorse for the jaw-dropping destruction of his legacy that unfolded from 1999 thru 2005. As recently as last year I spotted him on The Daily Show proclaiming that, gosh darn it, people just cannot get enough that scamp Jar Jar Binks, oh how the fans love his goofy, vaguely racist antics.
So with the artistic failure of Phantom Menace fading into cinematic infamy alongside The Godfather Part III, and with George Lucas »
- Michael C.
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As I type this, it's Hanukkah. On Sunday, it's Christmas. I'm sure there are many more wonderful holidays, too, that I'm too lazy to look up. But, if I missed one, happy that too. We at Moviefone will still be around over the next few days in case some sort of Earth-shattering movie news happens (which we can only assume will be George Lucas making us mad about something or other), but, at least until Tuesday, it will be a lighter schedule than normal -- but we do have a few surprises!
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- Mike Ryan
Spielberg explained that the movie was put on hold due to another exciting project. "I was right in the middle of making 'Tintin' when 'War Horse' came along, which became an overnight passion for me."
The famed director revealed three interesting facts about himself, starting with some Hollywood rejection. "A lot »
Steven Spielberg seems to always have his hand & eye involved in many projects, but War Horse is the first one he’s directed (well, this and Tintin ) since the dismal Indiana Jones IV attempt (though I mainly blame George Lucas for that debacle).
After taking in the 146 minutes, the filmmaking is impeccable; as it is one of the cleanest productions these green eyes have seen... Read more on Examiner.com »
- Joe Belcastro, Tampa Movie Examiner
One of my favorite video discoveries of the past few years has been Red Letter Media's lengthy review series of the entire new Star Wars trilogy. His serial killer gimmick is so-so, and his voice is strange at first, but in his hour and a half long reviews, he has some of the best insights I've ever heard into why exactly the new trilogy was so poor, and how George Lucas has lost his way. Now he's back with another Lucas-aided tragedy, Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull. Even though I »
- Paul Tassi
Last weekend Sony held a big press junket in New York City for director David Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and I got to participate in a press conference with Fincher, Rooney Mara, and Daniel Craig. Click here if you missed it. As most of you know, Dragon Tattoo is the first in Stieg Larson’s Millennium trilogy and it centers on a disgraced journalist (Craig) who’s hired to investigate the mysterious 40-year-old disappearance of a young woman. Mara plays Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant young hacker who teams up with Craig. Shortly after the press conference ended, I got to sit down with Fincher for an exclusive interview. We talked about deleted scenes (the first cut of Dragon Tattoo was 3 hours and seven minutes!), extended cuts, if he would change his previous movies like George Lucas has changed Star Wars, what filmmakers/collaborators he shows his films to first, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
A lot goes into making a World War II epic like "Red Tails." You can just ask one of its stars Tristan Wilds. In this exclusive look behind the scenes, Wilds guides us through the making of George Lucas' pet project.
For over twenty year, Lucas attempted to bring the amazing story of the courageous Tuskegee Airmen to the big screen. Having finally succeeded in moving ahead with the project as producer, all there was left to do was film the thing.
In the video, Wilds shares his experiences portraying Ray "Ray Gun" Gannon, a member of the all-black group of fighter pilots. For the film, Wilds pretended to fly a plane and sustain some serious-looking injuries, but what he couldn't fake, a partial parachute jump, took a little more effort.
- Kevin P. Sullivan
It must be fun being George Lucas, not just for obvious reasons like being filthy rich and then some, but for nerdy reasons like being able to control every little square inch of the Star Wars universe, allowing him to add things to Star Wars canon on a whim. If he wants to name a character after a cheeseburger he ate last night, so be it. Alternatively, if he wants to name a planet after someone like The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, then he'll make it so. And, um, that's what he did. At the annual Star Wars fan convention "Celebration V" last year, Jon Stewart was brought in to interview George Lucas for something called The Main Event. During their conversation, Stewart, for some reason, asked Lucas what the name of Obi-Wan Kenobi's home planet...
- Erik Davis
 What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 46 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 - email us ! Header Photo : Famous Doctors From Pop Culture in Futurama Head Jars The Wrap  explains why there will probably only Be 8 Oscar Best-Picture Nominees this year. Bijou Editorial Incorporated  created a Breaking Bad-inspired Holiday gift for their clients. Seattle Weekly  lists The 10 Best Reasons to Celebrate Their Local Film Scene Watch  a Twitter-fueled Butt-num-a-thon tv spot for Joe Carnahan's The Grey. Insiders say  that National Geographic Films will be Shutting Down Last year, »
- Peter Sciretta
It's one of the most iconic elements in a series full of them: the opening crawl that begins every single Star Wars movie. Many of us can quote much of the original Star Wars' crawl from memory: "It is a period of civil war..." That text was created by Lucas and Brian De Palma back in 1977, and then became an unforgettable part of pop culture. You'll find references to the crawl in everything from Family Guy, to countless spoofs on YouTube, to the Tel Aviv City Hall. Wait...what? No, really. The Daily What posted a picture of the escalator in question, which is plastered with the opening crawl so that it scrolls upward. It's a ridiculously clever little touch, but as far as I can tell no one has pinned down who is actually responsible for it. The first mentions seem to have originated from Reddit editor halflifedarkness, »
In the past few months, we’ve seen the brilliant first poster and trailer for the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace to whet our appetites for the film’s return to the big screen at the start of next year.
I wasn’t a frequent cinemagoer when the film first came out in 1999 – mind you, I had only just turned nine, so that’s not really my fault – and so I for one (amongst the millions of other fans, I’m sure) cannot wait for it to come back to cinemas. The re-release will be the first of all of the six films to be put back into the cinema in the next few years, following their conversion into 3D to give fans of the franchise a whole new cinema experience to look forward to.
We’ve now got a great new poster for the film to share with you, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Whether you want it or not, the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is hitting theaters in February. However, with George Lucas' desire to keep changing his films years after completion, this release features at least one element not yet seen on the big screen in The Phantom Menace: a CGI Yoda replacing the puppet initially used when the film was released in 1999. The animated version of the character was used in both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, but has only been seen on the Blu-Ray release of Episode I until this Russian poster showed up reminding us of Lucas' meddling ways. Here's the Russian poster featuring CGI Yoda from The Phantom Menace, via IMPAwards: George Lucas' Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, originally released in late May of 1999, will be re-released in digital 3D in theaters »
- Ethan Anderton
With George Lucas looking to milk us for even more of our hard earned cash for his big-screen 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (further sequels will also be re-released every year), here we have our first look at a CGI Yoda. The image comes from a Russian poster and the film will see the puppet from the original 1999 replaced by a CGI version.
Source: Imp Awards »
- Craig Hunter
If The Beatles are indeed right and ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’, then nuclear war must be a slumber party with a full squad of sex-addicted cheerleaders. Thanks to the Cold War, mankind has a lot of nuclear weapons. Not just a lot of nuclear weapons, but a shitload of nuclear weapons. We have enough bombs and missiles to turn the sun into an inter-dimensional wormhole to unleash Yog-Sothoth and it’s basically inevitable this will happen, the first punch thrown when we elect George Bush III and he goes postal on Belgium.
And just what happens if Chuck Norris can’t roundhouse kick their entire retaliatory response from orbit and a few dozen warheads actually explode? Or if some other world-ending event happens to occur? Well, if you watch post-apocalyptic movies, you might fancy yourself some kind of a survival expert, a real John Connor or Bear Grylls even. »
- Robert Curtis
David Fincher has said that he loves the Star Wars film series. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director revealed that he considers the George Lucas movies, particularly The Empire Strikes Back, to be "an amazing accomplishment". "I appreciate Star Wars; it's an amazing accomplishment, it is an A+," Fincher told Collider. "I think Empire's an A++ because it's one of those movies where it was, remember, it was my senior year of high school in the summer." "When I saw that George Lucas was going to do the At-ATs on baking soda with stop-motion and he was going to turn a pivotal character over to Frank Oz and he was going to play it as a Muppet, I thought, 'This f**king guy has balls, man'. It's unreal (more) »
- By Tara Fowler
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