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On Demand DVD New Releases March 10-16 A Birder’s Guide to Everything David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a young man who tries to keep his mother’s memory alive by continuing to pursue their mutual interest in bird watching. But when an expert in the field tells David he may have captured on camera a duck believed to be extinct, it sets off a journey into the woods of Connecticut that also leads to much self-discovery. Also stars Ben Kingsley, Katie Chang (PG-13, 1:28) 3/11 Homefront A man (Jason Statham) moves to the country with his daughter to get away from the craziness of … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
Ender's Game, 2013.
Directed by Gavin Hood.
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.
Another week, another novella giving the Harry Potter/ Twilight treatment and big-screen transition. Created in the 1980s, Ender's Game has been on the Hollywood development table for a long while. Finally released last autumn to mediocre returns and reviews, it like many others has tried to replicate the success of the aforementioned franchises. But where some saw tills ringing and franchise rights a-booming, Ender's Game fell into the “shot missed” category, along with other misfires like The Golden Compass or The Mortal Instruments.
Not that there isn’t at least something at least some appeal to avid fans of the book, »
- Gary Collinson
This is our third really great teaser for The Boxtrolls. I cannot wait to see what a full trailer would look like. Tons of new footage of the characters, but all the movie action is just set to one song, so while you get the sense of a relationship between the girl and the boy in the video, not much on plot yet. And it’s just adorable. See it below.
Teaser: The Boxtrolls – #3
The Boxtrolls featuring the voices of Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Jared Harris, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Tracy Morgan and Ben Kingsley is slated to hit theaters September 26th, 2014. »
- Jess Orso
February marked the announcement that Sir Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi had joined the cast of Life, a ‘biopic’ film documenting the friendship between Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock and heartthrob actor James Dean. Today we can show you the first official still, featuring Robert Pattinson as Stock and Dane DeHaan as Dean.
The film follows the pair as they travel across the Us, from La to New York, eventually arriving in Dean’s hometown of Fairmont, Indiana. Directed by Anton Corbijn (Control), he’s said that Robert and Dane have really thrown themselves into their roles:
“Rob has an intensity that I think Dennis would have. When I see Rob, I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role. And Dane is really interesting. He has a beautiful face, but it’s a hard face to grasp. It’s hard to see how Dane reads sometimes, and »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Director Anton Corbijn (The American) has been very busy as of late, debuting his most recent effort, A Most Wanted Man at Sundance earlier this year, then jumping right into filming his upcoming project, Life. The film stars Dane DeHaan as James Dean, who takes a journey across the Us with Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (played by Robert Pattinson). Stock had been tasked with capturing the up-and-coming actor for Life Magazine, less than a year before Dean’s rise to superstardom and tragic death. The pair take a road trip from Los Angeles to New York, then to Dean’s hometown of Fairmont, Indiana so that Stock could photograph him in the environments that “affected and shaped” the actor’s “unique character.”
Today, we have the first image from Life courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who had a chance to speak with Corbijn about the film. Check out what he had »
- James Garcia
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and Paranorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.
When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
- Michelle McCue
Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first photo from the upcoming film "Life," which focuses on the real-lie relationship of James Dean (Dane DeHaan) and photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson). Check it out below. Plot: The film follows photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson), who feels guilty as an estranged parent to his son. But after meeting James Dean (DeHaan) in 1955 before the premiere of "East of Eden," Stock slowly comes out of his funk after spending time with the actor in Los Angeles, New York, and Indiana, having been commissioned by Life Magazine to photograph the future short-lived superstar. "Life" is directed by Anton Corbijn (The American) and co-stars Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi. A release date has yet to be announced. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
While we await the release of director Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, which Roadside Attractions will release later this year, today we get a first look at Corbijn's next film, Life starring Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson as actor James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock respectively. The story follows Stock as he and Dean travel the country, with the story largely centering on Stock as he slowly emerges from a depression due to feelings of regret as an estranged parent to his son. Ben Kingsley co-stars. Here's the official synopsis Inspired by the true story of a friendship that developed between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and actor James Dean (DeHaan) when Stock was commissioned to photograph the actor for Life magazine in 1955. Stock was 26 and old before his time, when into his buttoned-down world came fledgling star James Dean, a free spirit who would change »
- Brad Brevet
The first image from director Anton Corbijn’s (The American) upcoming drama Life has landed online. The film chronicles the friendship between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and actor James Dean as the two took a journey across the U.S. for a 1955 Life Magazine assignment. Dane DeHaan leads the film as Dean, while Robert Pattison takes on the role of Stock. It’s tough to judge how much DeHaan embodies the role of Dean based on this one slightly obstructed image, but the pieces are all in place for a fascinating drama that provides an interesting point of view on Dean’s life. Hit the jump to take a look at the image and to read what Corbijn had to say about the casting. The film also stars Ben Kingsley. Life is currently in the midst of production in Canada but a release date has yet to be set. Corbijn »
- Adam Chitwood
Director: Ridley Scott
U.S. Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Aaron Paul, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Indira Varma, Ben Mendelsohn, María Valverde, Emun Elliott, Golshifteh Farahani, Dar Salim, Ghassan Massoud, Hiam Abbass
Sure, people are bound to be bent out of shape about the very non-Egyptian casting of its leads, but since we’re talking about mythology and Scott is a vocal agnostic, it seems rather fitting. Beyond what we assume will be yet another memorably committed performance from Bale, and a big budget role for Aaron Paul, Scott reunites with his Alien star Sigourney Weaver for the third outing, this time as the Egyptian Queen, Tuya (let’s hope it’s a better union than 1492: Conquest of Paradise in which she starred as Queen Isabella »
- Nicholas Bell
The Boxtrolls has released a new trailer.
The locals accuse them of stealing children, but in reality they are kind-hearted, raising orphan Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) as one of their own.
Eggs is their only hope when the Boxtrolls are targeted for extermination.
The Boxtrolls will arrive in UK cinemas on September 12 and in the Us on September 26. »
Laika, the company behind "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," is back with a new 3D animated film, called "The Boxtrolls," voiced by Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg. Check out the teaser trailer below and watch the movie in theaters on September 26th. Plot: The movie tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that's the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture aboveground to save them, where he »
I’ve been a huge fan of Laika ever since their deliciously creepy, impeccably animated debut Coraline, and follow-up ParaNorman only made me more enthused about the small stop-motion animation company. In fact, it’s no understatement to say that their third outing, this fall’s The Boxtrolls, is one of my most anticipated movies of the year.
A new trailer for the film, which serves as more of an introduction to its fantastical setting and characters than anything else, just hit the web today and you can check it out right here, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. Focus Features has been teasing the film since last July, but this new trailer is certainly our most extensive look at The Boxtrolls yet.
Watch out, Minions, you’re no longer the most adorable little creatures in animation. That’d be the titular Boxtrolls, who live below the Victorian-era town of Cheesebridge and »
- Isaac Feldberg
“The Boxtrolls is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters. The Boxtrolls is being directed by Anthony Stacchi (co-director of the hit animated feature Open Season) and Graham Annable (story artist on Coraline and ParaNorman), and produced by David Ichioka and Mr. Knight. The voice cast includes Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Elle Fanning (marking her fourth movie with Focus), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones), Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris (Mad Men), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Nick Frost (of Focus’ upcoming The World’s End), Richard Ayoade (The It Crowd), and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock).
The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, »
- Jonathan James
Too many animated movies these days feel like they came off an factory assembly line, but the latest from Laika Entertainment is visually and tonally unique.
A new trailer for "The Boxtrolls" doesn't have any dialogue -- just Cee Lo Green's version of "They're So Square" playing over snippets of scenes. But the tantalizing glimpse is enough to show off some gorgeous stop-motion animation and a quirky, steampunk sensibility. Laika is the studio behind the similarly beautiful and weird "Coraline."
The story centers around an orphan little boy who is raised by the box trolls living under the streets of his town. But their cozy, homey world is threatened by an exterminator who wants to get rid of all of them.
- Kelly Woo
In recent years, animation studio Laika has gained a reputation for the technical wizardry and narrative care put into features such as Coraline and ParaNorman. In the run-up to their latest movie offering, The Boxtrolls, Laika has also become known for unusual previews – well-embodied by the film’s newest trailer.
Whereas previous trailers/featurettes mused on the fluid nature of family or showed off the sheer amount of work and VFX know-how going into The Boxtrolls, this preview finally gives audiences a hint of the movie’s plot. Nonetheless, the trailer is still nonstandard due to its complete lack of dialogue, leaving the context of the fun, frenetic imagery up to our imagination.
Directed by Graham Annable (ParaNorman) and Anthony Stacchi (Open Season), The Boxtrolls makes use of the voice talents of Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Elle Fanning (Click to continue reading New ‘The Boxtrolls’ Trailer: A Romp Among »
- Kyle Hembree
Laika Studios has released a third teaser trailer for their new stop-motion animated feature, The Boxtrolls. This movie looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. The latest trailer features "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care" made famous by Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. This version comes from Cee Lo Green, though. The movie is being directed by Anthony Stacchi, and this is what he had to say about the song when talking to Yahoo,
"We had two previous trailers that were a little quieter, and we wanted one here that definitely emphasized the fun and the action/adventure part [of the film]." The fact that the words also reflected the geometry of their main characters' choice of apparel also made it the perfect fit. Stacchi said, "When we heard it and we heard the lyrics, it just totally made sense."
- Joey Paur
So, how chuffed is Focus Features feeling about Laika's upcoming stop-motion animated "The Boxtrolls"? They've been teasing this thing since last July, even though the movie isn't coming out until this fall, and even despite there being a lack of official stills yet, another trailer has dropped to stoke the flames of curiosity. Here's what you need to know: this one is from the folks behind “Coraline” and “ParaNorman,” it's co-directed by Graham Annable (the story artist on both those movies) along with Anthony Stacchi (“Open Season”), and the A-list talent — Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Ben Kingsley — can't be beat. As for the story, it's based on the best-selling illustrated novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow, and is set in the Victorian-era town of Cheesebridge, where fearsome trolls live beneath the city »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Put together a community of adorably weird underground creatures and a human who needs a family and you get The Boxtrolls, an animated film made by the creators of previous hits like ParaNorman and Coraline.
A new teaser trailer for The Boxtrolls is here and it gives us a look at the adorable quirkiness of the Boxtrolls, doing things like eating bugs and running into poles. This trailer forgoes dialogue in favor of a rendition of “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care,” a song made famous by Elvis Presley and incredibly appropriate for the box-housed trolls.
- Ariana Bacle
With no Pixar feature on the calendar for 2014, animation junkies are going to have to look elsewhere for their fix. We suggest starting with The Boxtrolls. Co-directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, the film shared its third clip, this one spotlighting the music of Cee-Lo Green. Sing along, courtesy of Yahoo Movies. Hip And "square!" We.re interested because The Boxtrolls comes to us from Laika, the animation house behind such creative efforts as Coraline and ParaNorman. And it is based on the novel Here Be Monsters!, by author Alan Snow. Using a beautiful blend of 3D and stop-motion, the movie will attempt to tell the story of an orphaned boy who is raised by "underground cave-dwelling trash collectors called the Boxtrolls." The cast is exquisiote, borrowing the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan. »
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