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For the Love of Trailers - The Half-Political-Half-Humanitarian Issue

10 December 2010 2:51 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

What to look forward to (or not) as Louise-Afzal Faerkel casts her eye over the trailers for upcoming releases Five Minarets in New York and Winnie...

Five Minarets In New York

Five Minarets in New York is the story of two Turkish anti-terrorist agents sent to New York to capture Islamic terrorists. An interesting subject worth exploring from various angles, giving the filmmakers the opportunity to be unbiased.

It is a touchy subject that could go really wrong or really right. It could be a subtle, independent production aiming for an exploration of characters and chain of events – or a Hollywood, action-filled, gun-slinging, naive piece of crap. The trailer is quite confused as to what it is really presenting. Is the movie sympathetic with Islamic fundamentalists? Is it favouring an American way of life? I am genuinely confused.

Hiring Danny Glover as an imam is either really stupid or quite clever. »

- flickeringmyth

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The Man and His Dream: A Francis Ford Coppola Profile (Part 4)

30 November 2010 11:28 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the fourth of a five-part feature... read parts one, two and three.

“[Preston Tucker] developed plans for a car way ahead of its time in terms of engineering; yet the auto industry at large stubbornly resisted his innovative ideas,” remarked moviemaker Francis Ford Coppola who wanted to do a musical on the life and times of the post-World War II maverick car designer with Leonard Bernstein composing the music. The project was stalled with the financial collapse of Coppola’s studio. “I thought it was the best project Francis had ever been involved with,” stated filmmaker George Lucas (American Graffiti). “No studio in town would touch it; they all said it was too expensive. They all wanted $15 million Three Men and a Baby [1987] movies or Crocodile Dundee, Part 73 sequels.” Lucas agreed to provide the funding for the $24 million budget which »

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The Man and His Dream: A Francis Ford Coppola Profile (Part 3)

23 November 2010 11:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the third of a five-part feature... read parts one and two.

“The success of The Godfather [1972] went to my head like a rush of perfume. I thought I couldn’t do anything wrong,” admitted Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola who decided to produce a $23 million romantic fantasy. “One from the Heart [1982] suffered from the perception of me as some wild, egomaniac Donald Trump type of guy, and once they think about you that way, it’s just so many months before you’re brought down.” A middle class couple (Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr) split up and head off to Las Vegas where they encounter fanciful lovers. “I wanted to take a fable-like story and treat it almost the way [Walt] Disney would approach a story in his animated films,” explained the filmmaker. “If we had made the movie in Las Vegas, »

- flickeringmyth

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Let Me In Coming Home to Blu-ray and DVD in February

22 November 2010 3:03 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of this year's better remakes will hopefully be one of next year's best Blu-rays and DVDs. Matt Reeves' Let Me In will be coming home next February and we've got the 411 right here for ya!

From the Press Release

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire in the thriller, Let Me In, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 1st, 2011 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Let Me In is based on the best-selling Swedish novel Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly acclaimed film of the same name. The film’s score is by Oscar®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, “Lost”).

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island), Cara Buono (“The Sopranos”), and Oscar® nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor »

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A Roll of the Die Could Mean a Second Chance at Life in this Trailer

13 November 2010 3:05 PM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

There is very little information on this Canadian shot film, but Die brings viewers a whole new world of horror; well maybe not completely new. The film involves six self-destructive people, who wake up behind bars. Each of their lives depends on a role of the dice and a new trailer is now available for this feature.

There is an expected 2010 release date for this film in Canada. However, there is no further expectation of territory releases, based on today's knowledge. Caramel Films co-produced this title and horror fans can definitely make comparisons between this title and the Saw franchise. Can you see other similarities to other films? Enjoy the trailer inside courtesy of Film-Book.com and QuietEarth.us.

The synopsis for the film is here:

"Six people, each of them is on the road to self-destruction. They wake up in cells in a surreal facility, without knowing how they got there or why. »

- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)

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Cinematic Soldiers for Veteran's Day

11 November 2010 8:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Robert here. For many of us being a soldier is an experience we'll only get vicariously courtesy of the movies.  In honor of Veteran's Day, I thought I'd share some of my favorite portrayals of American soldiers.  They aren't always the most famous actors or the biggest roles, but they've made impressions.  If you've not seen any of the particular films listed and don't want to know who lives or dies, you may want to skip to the next entry.

General George S. Patton played by George C. Scott in Patton (1970)Starting off with a big one.  Patton is such a towering figure in American History and Scott's Oscar winning portrayal gives us an understanding of the man who often found himself caught in a place between his own talents and the stern hand he felt was needed and the more careful policies of those he served.

Steven Pushkov played »

- Robert

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Shady pasts, killer die & a play on words title. Trailer for Dominic James' Die starring Elias Koteas

8 November 2010 3:28 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

For his feature film debut, Canadian actor turned director Dominic James has managed to bring together a great cast of talent from the Great White North to star in his full length feature directorial debut, a thriller titled Die.

Starring the fantastic Elias Koteas alongside Emily Hampshire, John Pyper-Ferguson and Caterina Murino, Die is a Canadian and Italian co-production that sits somewhere between Cube and 13 Tzameti. The official synopsis reads:

Six people, each of them is on the road to self-destruction. They wake up in cells in a surreal facility, without knowing how they got there or why. Are they in denial? Are they crazy? What happened? As they try to figure things out, a mysterious man forces the six abductees to participate in a disturbing experiment called the Trials. During the experiment, the unwilling participants will come to face disturbing truths about themselves and decide each others' fate in a game of dice. »

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Chad Michael Murray, Katie Sackhoff bring “Haunting” down South

8 November 2010 5:28 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: After creeping out New England, the “Haunting” heads south for a new nightmare.

Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer, Katee Sackhoff and Emily Alyn Lind have joined “The Haunting in Georgia,” a sequel to last year’s “The Haunting in Connecticut” which was produced by Gold Circle Films.

The original starred Virginia Madsen and Elias Koteas in the story of a family experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home. The sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter, follows a new family – the Wyrick clan – in a new, Southern home. It reportedly starts shooting later this month in Baton Rouge, with Tom Elkins at the helm.

The cast has TV roots. Murray, as you may know, is best known for his work on “One Tree Hill.” Spencer appeared on “Mad Men” for AMC, while Sackhoff has a huge following for playing Starbuck on “Battlestar Galactica” and her role on “CSI. »

- Sean O'Connell

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Scorsese's "A Letter To Elia"- November 9

28 October 2010 2:01 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek "A Letter to Elia", a 2010 documentary focusing on the life of film director Elia Kazan, written and directed by Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones.

The Sikelia Productions, Far Hills Pictures film is executive produced by Stone Douglass and Taylor Materne for producers Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Diane Kolyer.

"...For Martin Scorsese, growing up in Little Italy, seeing 'On the Waterfront' and 'East of Eden' as a young man was a life-changing experience. Scorsese appears on and off camera throughout 'A Letter to Elia', taking us through Kazan’s life and through his own as well, and through his growing realization that there was an artist behind the camera, someone 'who knew me, maybe better than I knew myself'.

"The film is about being exposed to the right movies at the right moment in your adolescent life, when you’re wide open and ready to connect, »

- Michael Stevens

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Confused Views: All the good ones end in ‘o’

27 October 2010 10:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt ponders the inspirational power of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and wonders why the definitive cut of the original live-action film has never appeared on disc...

I'm not violent. The very idea of being punched makes me urinate. But even as someone who would sooner make love than war, I can accept that there is very little in life that is more exciting to watch than a decent fight. I'm not talking drunken louts rolling around in the street, posturing for the best position to fire in a bout-ending nut-punch, outside of a dreary pub. And while I'm partial to a well choreographed cine-scrap, that's not really what I'm talking about here either.

I like real fighting, as fought by skilled professionals. That's why I like Mixed Martial Arts (Mma) as a sport and Ultimate Fighting Championship (Ufc) as the biggest and arguably best Mma organisation. I've written about »

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Competition: Let The Right One In

25 October 2010 6:53 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is a UK competition for Let The Right One In, directed by Tomas Alfredson and starring Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson. Adapted from the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The film is the basis of Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono, Elias Koteas, Dylan Minnette (Lost), Sasha Barrese and Dylan Kenin. Critically acclaimed Let The Right One In arrives with a special redesigned sleeve on Blu-ray and DVD on 25 October 2010 from Momentum Pictures to coincide with the release of Let Me In this Halloween, securing its position as the original and the best. To celebrate the release, Pure Movies if giving away three copies on DVD. »

- Dan Higgins

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Killer Talent: A David Fincher Profile (Part 3)

22 October 2010 12:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With his latest film The Social Network in cinemas this month, Trevor Hogg profiles the career of director David Fincher in the third of a three part feature... read parts one and two.

“When it became apparent that I wasn't going to be involved in Black Dahlia [2006],” stated director David Fincher, “I didn't go, ‘All right, find me another obsession tale.’ I wasn't looking to make another serial-killer movie. But when I read Zodiac [2007], I just thought I'd hate to see this and not have been involved.” Based on the book by former San Francisco Chronicle political cartoonist Robert Graysmith, the movie centres around the police and the author (Jake Gyllenhaal) trying to unravel the identity of the multiple murderer who during the late 1960s and early 1970s sent taunting letters and ciphers to newspapers. “Growing up in [the Bay Area's] Marin [County] in this time, there were a lot of questions that had never been answered for me, »

- flickeringmyth

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Daily News – Day 2

20 October 2010 11:07 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is the day 2 vodcast on Pure Movies for the London Film Festival covering the premiere of Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass), Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono, Elias Koteas, Dylan Minnette (Lost), Sasha Barrese and Dylan Kenin. It is a remake of Let The Right One In, directed by Tomas Alfredson and starring Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson. Adapted from the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. In 2008, Tomas Alfredson directed Let The Right One In from a screenplay adapted by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the book of the same name. It was a Swedish success story. The film featured to wide critical acclaim on the film festival circuit and won numerous awards. Prior to its release, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves bought the rights to the film to widespread bemusement. He wanted to bring the story to a 'wider audience'. »

- Dan Higgins

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Vote for Caprica at the People's Choice Awards

19 October 2010 3:55 PM, PDT | CapricaTV | See recent CapricaTV news »

Voting for the final nominees for the 2011 People's Choice Awards has started and Caprica is one of the contenders for the Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy Show. (Follow the link to vote.) You can vote as many times as you like and write-in votes count too. Here are the categories for possible write-ins:

Favorite TV Drama

Favorite TV Drama Actor

Favorite TV Drama Actress

Favorite TV Obsession

Favorite TV Guest Star

Favorite TV Family

And if you wanna go crazy, there is also:

Favorite TV Doctor

You can also tweet your votes this year and tell your followers to do the same (retweets count too). For the instructions and list of hashtags for specific categories, go to People's Choice site.

NBC hasn't released any promotional stills at the Media Village this week, so here is just a quick round of cast updates before tonight's episode airs ("Things We Lock Away," 10 pm, Syfy »

- fanshawe

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The Fourth Kind Director Takes a Trip to the Dark Moon

19 October 2010 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Writer/director Olatunde Osunsanmi ('The Fourth Kind' starring Milla Jovovich (below), Will Patton and Elias Koteas) has decided to take on the 'Dark Moon'. Having already tried his hand at the 'fake footage' film he'll be revisiting similar techniques this time around as 'Dark Moon' will follow the unnerving events after the Apollo 17 moon mission. Warner Bros. and Weed Road have picked up the project. ''Dark Moon' will pick up after the Apollo 17 moon mission where we learn about the creepy discoveries that were made in the subsequent black ops missions.' For those who have not yet caught Osunsanmi's previous project 'The Fourth Kind' ,the movie was a horror/sci-fi/thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. The movie was split between »

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The Thin Red Line: No 10 best action and war film of all time

19 October 2010 3:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Terrence Malick, 1998

In the 1962 James Jones novel on which it is based, this is a story about the Guadalcanal campaign, fought in the Solomon Islands in 1942-3. And while The Thin Red Line holds a deserved place in the annals of war movies it is rather more a war dreamed of by Terrence Malick than the one actually fought for in reality. For Jones, the "thin red line" came from Kipling and stood for the infantry, but it was also the line that separated the sane from the mad. The author of From Here to Eternity, Jones had actually served at Guadalcanal, but in the preface to his novel he admits he had created a place of the imagination. In truth, that is the key to Malick's film which, filmed in Queensland and in the Solomon Islands, is as interested in the flora and fauna of the Pacific as it »

- David Thomson

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The Thin Red Line: No 10

19 October 2010 3:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Terrence Malick, 1998

In the 1962 James Jones novel on which it is based, this is a story about the Guadalcanal campaign, fought in the Solomon Islands in 1942-3. And while The Thin Red Line holds a deserved place in the annals of war movies it is rather more a war dreamed of by Terrence Malick than the one actually fought for in reality. For Jones, the "thin red line" came from Kipling and stood for the infantry, but it was also the line that separated the sane from the mad. The author of From Here to Eternity, Jones had actually served at Guadalcanal, but in the preface to his novel he admits he had created a place of the imagination. In truth, that is the key to Malick's film which, filmed in Queensland and in the Solomon Islands, is as interested in the flora and fauna of the Pacific as it »

- David Thomson

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London film festival – review

16 October 2010 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Mulligan and Knightley provide glamour galore, while everyone's favourite Swedish vampire movie is eclipsed

What a very British start to the 54th London film festival it was: a classy, starry film with elegant actors – Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan – and a shy, floppy-haired future Spiderman – Andrew Garfield – politely and sedately progressing along a red carpet, signing autographs and modestly deflecting all the acclaim on to a book. All that was missing was the rain.

Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go duly took centre stage, in an entirely British film festival sort of a way, where literature prevails over the movies. Where are we, I kept thinking, Hay-on-Wye or Leicester Square? Wasn't the Booker the night before? Not for the first time on film's big night, I thought of Larkin and wished books would get stuffed.

Let's talk about movies instead. Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go is pretty good, »

- Jason Solomons

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Thoughts on... Let Me In (2010)

15 October 2010 8:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Let Me In, 2010

Directed by Matt Reeves

Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas and Cara Buono

Synopsis:

A lonely twelve-year old boy befriends his new neighbour and soon has to confront the reality that the seemingly innocent young girl is actually a savage vampire responsible for a string of murders in the town.

[Warning... here be spoilers]

For those who are not aware, Let Me In is an adaptation of the Swedish novel Låt den rätta komma in by John Ajvide Lindqvist, directed by Matt “Cloverfield” Reeves and starring Chloë Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elias Kosteas and Richard Jenkins. It tells the story of 12-year-old Owen (Smit-McPhee), a lonely boy who gets bullied daily at school. When a girl moves in next door, he tries to befriend her. But she is no ordinary girl – she “needs blood to survive”.

This is not the first time the public has been exposed to this exact story. »

- flickeringmyth

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Lff Review: Let Me In

15 October 2010 3:00 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Let Me In

Stars: Kodi Smith McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono, Elias Koteas | Written and Directed by Matt Reeves

If you’ve seen Let The Right One In (a 2008 Swedish adaptation of the novel written in 2004) you’ll know how beautiful this story is. Being told predominantly from the eyes of two 12 year olds, we see how one boy, Owen (McPhee) who’s bullied constantly throughout his life, witnesses divorce and alcoholism from his parents and is constantly lonely finds a friend within a mysterious girl, Abby (Moretz) who moves into his neighbourhood. But what’s intriguing about this girl is the horrifying truth that she’s a vampire. It’s a completely unique tale from the book, and the Swedish version is incredibly innocent and honest. Let Me In doesn’t seem to have the same touching sentimental value and creates more of a bloodbath than anything else. »

- Kelly

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