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The Best Trailers Of 2012

30 December 2012 9:38 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Theatrical Trailer: the official theatrical piece, usually cut from the first (very long) cut of the picture or sometimes (if there is no first cut yet) from dailies (all the shot footage, including all the different takes and angles), maximum length of a trailer is two and a half minutes.

Teaser Trailer: A first, short theatrical preview piece (usually not longer than a minute and a half), cut from a few selected takes and scenes while the picture is still being shot.

For those of you who think it’s okay to show up to a film after the coming attractions – move along. No self-respecting movie geek would dare miss the previews. And don’t get us started on the individuals who arrive during the trailer you’ve been dying to see only to move through your line of sight during the all-important money shot.

In most cases, trailers are »

- Movie Geeks

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Phil’s Top 10 Films of 2012

29 December 2012 4:14 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Well here it is. After hinting at some of the films on Twitter and promising that this will be unlike any top ten you see this year, I’ve finally compiled my Top 10 films of 2012. However, I originally compiled my list before seeing Pitch Perfect, which I felt Had to be included in this list; therefore my choices for ninth and tenth film on the list now share tenth place.

I’ve also included a hell of a lot of honorable mentions (enough to take this up to a Top 25 if I had included them all), three of which are short films. Three short films which happen to be the best I’ve seen in years and give some of the feature-length films released this year a run for their money. Consider everything on this list a recommendation of the highest order…

The Top 10 in full:

10) =Big Miracle / Dragon Eyes »

- Phil

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Thn’s 2012 Rundown – November And December

23 December 2012 3:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So, here it is, the end of the year is upon us and with it the supposed end of mankind, as prophesied by those hypochondriac Mayans – or was it Noel Edmonds? Either way, they got it wrong and we’re still standing, so what better way to celebrate then to read our informative film finalisation of the last two months of 2012. We’ve had the great, the good and the Keith Lemon… here is Thn’s final countdown…Cue some classic 80s Europe!

November

Musician RZA made his writing and directorial debut with kung-fu inspired The Man With The Iron Fists. Gathering an impressive cast including phone-throwing Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, and Lucy Liu, the film still failed to make a dent in the box-office, which can’t be said for Robert ZemeckisFlight. The iconic director left the dead-eyed animation behind to lead Denzel Washington to another possible Oscar with the story of a hard-drinking, »

- Craig Hunter

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Sequels That Just Can't Get Going

6 December 2012 12:00 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

By Colin Greten

Jj Abrams' "Star Trek" brought the long running franchise into the 21st century, capturing massive audiences and creating a whole new generation of Trekkies. The film was such a huge success that sequel rumors began to swirl as the credits started to roll.

Today, audiences finally have something tangible to salivate at in the form of the new "Star Trek Into Darkness" teaser trailer. The trailer is awesome, but what it represents is what is really exciting. It means that this movie is actually being made. While there are so many sequels and remakes being made in Hollywood these days, there are plenty of sequels that audiences have longed for years that fall by the wayside for any number of reasons.

There is a sequel to "The Collector", a gore-filled horror film that grossed a mere $7 million, but no sequel to "The Italian Job" a movie that grossed nearly 200 million. »

- MTV Movies Team

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Brad Pitt: "I'd Love to" Star in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

30 November 2012 12:00 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Conditions look good for Brad Pitt to board the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Director David Fincher has said he'd like Brad Pitt to play master harpooner (or is it harpoonist?) Ned Land. Fincher and Pitt are long time colleages, with Pitt starring in Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonFight Club and Se7en. Now, Pitt tells MTV, "I'd love to, I mean, he's my man. He's got a great take on it. That's just gonna be about schedule and time allocation, but he's my man." So, that's a yes?

May 18, 2010 - When Rich Ross was promoted to head cheese of Disney Studios, one of his first acts was axing the remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea because he thought it was off-brand for the Mouse House. Now, Disney is trying to revive the project in a high-class way: they're in negotiations with Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Larry Clark's 'Marfa Girl' Leads Rome Film Festival Winners

18 November 2012 9:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Larry Clark's "Marfa Girl" won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival, which came to an end this weekend. Read Indiewire's review of the film here. Full press release below. The Prizes Awarded To The Films In Competition The International Jury, chaired by Jeff Nichols and composed of Timur Bekmambetov, Valentina CerviEdgardo Cozarinsky, Chris FujiwaraLeila Hatami and P.J.Hogan, has conferred the following awards: - Golden Marc’Aurelio for Best Film: Marfa Girl by Larry Clark - Best Director Award: Paolo Franchi for E la chiamano estate - Special Jury Prize: Alì ha gli occhi azzurri by Claudio Giovannesi - Best Actor Award: Jérémie Elkaïm by Main dans la main - Best Actress Award: Isabella Ferrarifor E la chiamano estate - Best Emerging Actor or Actress Award: Marilyne Fontaine for Un enfant de toi - Best Technical Contribution: Arnau Valls Colomer, for the cinematography of Mai. »

- Indiewire

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Larry Clark's 'Marfa Girl' & 'The Motel Life' Earn Top Awards At The Rome Film Festival; Italian Films Also Rule

18 November 2012 8:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last night in Rome, the Festival came to a close, as the winners were announced, the awards handed out and the dissection of What It All Means began. The festival, suffering a cut in budget from last year, but boasting perhaps the closest thing to a superstar Artistic Director in Marco Mueller (ex of the Venice Film Festival) for the first time this year, was, as Mueller himself admitted, a schizophrenic affair. The lack of really standout high-profile premieres (the festival would have taken on a different shape if it had landed, say "Django Unchained") gave rise to a somewhat cobbled-together last-minute feel, in which the targeted 60 world premieres happened, but we got the feeling quite a few might have been there just to make up the numbers.  The Italian contingent of films did best of any particular national cinema, though some of the bigger prizes went to two U. »

- Jessica Kiang

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Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Blu-Ray Review And Giveaway

9 November 2012 9:43 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

With the celebrated President about to hit theaters for the second time this year, it’s convenient that we get a chance to revisit his first trip with the Blu-Ray release of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

A quirky, generally well-delivered adaptation of the curious work that lays out the secret life of a President who ran afoul of the undead, the film struggles for too much of its runtime to really win you over, but there are a lot of worthwhile moments in it.

Catch our full podcast review here.

Whatever the final verdict may be of the film, or how much you might think Rufus Sewell is basically wasted in it, there’s no denying that we have a fun adventure on our hands, and one that (as is the case with this book, and similar titles) pushes the envelope insofar as what we come to expect from storytelling. »

- Marc Eastman

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Max Landis Makes Directorial Debut With Sexual Identity Comedy Me Him Her

6 November 2012 4:09 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

After enabled the superpowers to three high school friends, Max Landis will next fuel his new young leads with sex, love and friendship in ‘the weirdest, most surreal way possible.’

The co-writer for Chronicle (with Josh Trank), son of filmmaker John Landis will make his feature directing debut with the sexual-identity comedy called Me Him Her.

He also made a name for himself launching the viral video The Death and Return of Superman and being attached to a number of other writing projects.

Now comes word that an indie comedy called Me Him Her written by him as well, is about three young leads, ‘at least one of whom is struggling with their sexuality.’ The so-called ‘quarter-life-crisis’ story takes place in Los Angeles and will be produced and fully financed by Big Beach Films (Safety Not Guaranteed).

Exploring sex, love and friendship, the story which ultimately emphasizes that conceptions of »

- Nick Martin

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Max Landis to Make Directorial Debut with Sexual Identity Comedy Me Him Her

5 November 2012 4:48 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It looks like Max Landis (Chronicle) will transition from writer to director with Me Him Her, a sexual identity comedy funded by Big Beach Films (the banner behind Safety Not Guaranteed).  The film is set in Los Angeles where three young leads, at least one of whom struggles with sexual identity, who are all going through a quarter-life crisis.  Me Him Her explores the themes of friendship, love and sex, while ultimately concluding that conceptions of ourselves should be more flexible.  Hit the jump for more on Me Him Her, including comments from Landis himself. Variety reports that Landis' directorial debut is "Reality Bites on acid," and explores the above-mentioned themes in "the weirdest, most surreal way possible."  As Landis describes: "It's totally insane! The devil is in it." Casting on the indie comedy is currently underway and production is planned to kick off next spring or summer, dependent on Landis' prior commitments. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Blends Comic Books with History in a Playful Style: A Movie Review [Blu-ray]

4 November 2012 11:42 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: a Blu-ray screener of this film was provided by 20th Century Fox for review. Director: Timur Bekmambetov. Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith. Cast: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas, Jimmi Simpson, Joseph Mawle, Robin McLeavy, and Erin Wasson. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the second story from writer Seth Grahame-Smith that this film fan is aware of. Grahame-Smith also wrote the popular Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. This writer is able to look at a historical period and reimage them within the horror genre. In his latest reimaging, Abraham Lincoln has a new chapter added into his already famous life. He was a vampire assassin! In true comic book style, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter blends genres to create for a fun and entertaining viewing. Lincoln is an especially famous historical figure. He abolished slavery, began the Civil War and he was the founder of the republic of America as. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Jeff Nichols heads Rome Competition Jury, new films added to line up : Film Festivals & Markets

1 November 2012 4:53 AM, PDT | Bollywood Trade | See recent Bollywood Trade news »

Marco Müller, the artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, has announced the names of the members of the International Competition Jury. Jeff Nichols, the American director and screenwriter of Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud will be its chairman. The rest of the jury consists of Russian-Kazakh director and producer Timur Bekmambetov, Italian actress Valentina Cervi, American film critic and festival director Chris Fujiwara, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, Australian director P.J.Hogan, and Argentine writer and director Edgardo Cozarinsky. Read More »

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Rome Film Festival Adds Two Out of Competition Titles; Jury Includes Nichols, Bekmambetov & Hatami

31 October 2012 11:02 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) announces its jury members for the 2012 edition of the festival, including writer-director Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter," "Mud"), director Timur Bekmambetov ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer") and Iranian actress Leila Hatami (2012's Foreign-Language Oscar winner "A Separation"). Also on the jury are Italian actress Valentina Cervi, American film critic and fest director Chris Fujiwara, Australian director P.J. Hogan and Argentine writer-director Edgardo Cozarinsky. The group of seven will hand out Golden Marc'Aurelio Awards for Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Jury Prize, Screenplay, Technical Contribution and Emerging Actor or Actress. Additionally, the festival has added two out-of-competition films to its lineup -- Francesco Castellani's refugee football drama "Black Star," and Manuel Pradal's Peter Pan-update "Tom le Cancre." Check out the rest of »

- Beth Hanna

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Exclusive: Javier Soto talks Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Animated Short

31 October 2012 9:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Javier Soto has been working with Guillermo del Toro for nearly 10 year, providing documentaries and other content for his Blu-ray/DVD releases. For Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Soto took his work to the next level, creating an animated graphic novel-style short, titled The Great Calamity. I recently had a chance to speak with Javier Soto, who told me about his career with del Toro and the challenges of creating this short film:

For readers who are unfamiliar with your work, can you tell us about your projects for Guillermo del Toro?

Javier Soto: By trade, I’m a documentarian. My working relationship is really with Guillermo del Toro and I’ve been working with him for close to 10 years, providing the supplements for his DVD’s/Blu-rays. We stuck up a working relationship that’s become a friendship over the years, and I’m most proud of the fact »

- Jonathan James

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Rome Film Fest Announces Full Competition Jury, Adds 2 New Out-of-Competition Films

31 October 2012 5:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rome – Organizers of the international Rome Film Festival on Wednesday filled out the festival’s seven-person international jury to be headed by director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols, and added two new out-of-competition titles to the lineup. The main jury will hand out the festival’s most prestigious awards, including the Marcus Aurelius honors for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and four others. Joining Nichols on the jury will be Russian-Kazakh director Timur Bekmambetov; Roman actress Valentina Cervi; Edgardo Cozarinsky, an Argentinean writer and director of Ukrainian origin; Australian director P.J. Hogan; film critic

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- Eric J. Lyman

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Watch: Grisly Red-Band Trailer (& Poster) For 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' With Jeremy Renner & Gemma Arterton

29 October 2012 10:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If the performance this summer of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was anything to go by, the future of the "[Insert Name Of Historical Or Literary Figure]: [Insert Name Of Supernatural Creature] Hunter" sub-genre isn't looking too great; even on a relatively modest budget, Timur Bekmambetov's horror-actioner failed to make much of a box office impact, only just scraping its way to $100 million worldwide. But if Paramount had any second thoughts about their own "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," it was too late; the film had long since wrapped (indeed, it was set to come out first, until it was delayed nearly a full year by the studio), and was already on the release schedule. The studio were at one point said to be considering recutting the film for a PG-13, but eventually decided it against it, as they're keen to demonstrate with a blood-and-viscera-splattered new red band trailer that just debuted over at IGN. We weren't »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Russia's 'The Snow Queen' animated trailer debuts - watch

29 October 2012 2:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Snow Queen has debuted an English-language trailer. The Wizart Animation film is one of the most anticipated Russian releases of 2012. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, the animated movie centres around a boy called Kai who is kidnapped by the wicked Snow Queen. His sister Gerda embarks on a quest to rescue him with the aid of the Queen's put-upon troll minion. Producer/director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, 9) is producer and distributor on the film through (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Watch: Trailer For Russian-Made 3D Animation Movie The Snow Queen

29 October 2012 1:58 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Well, I agree the queen is really ugly, but regardless of that, The Snow Queen is one of the most anticipated Russian film releases of 2012.

Award-winning film producer and director Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) has signed on to be a co-producer and the Russian distributor of a new 3D animation feature based on a famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

As part of the expo, Wizart Animation studio will be screening full version of The Snow Queen animated feature at the upcoming American Film Market in Santa Monica on November 1st, 2012.

The Snow Queen tells the story of Kai, a young prince abducted to the wintry palace of the evil monarch of the title, who has blanketed the world in snow and ice, and Kai’s sister princess Gerda who ventures across a frozen tundra to rescue him.

The new animated version of 19th century fairy tale »

- Nick Martin

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Check Out a Trailer for The Snow Queen

28 October 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Wizart Animation, one of the fastest growing animation studios in Russia, will screen The Snow Queen in its entirety in Stereoscopic 3D for the first time at Afm. Award-winning film producer and director Timur Bekmambetov ( Wanted , 9 ), through his company Bazelevs Group, has signed on to be a co-producer and the Russian distributor of The Snow Queen , which is one of the most anticipated Russian film releases of 2012 and will be released in theaters there on December 31. You can check out the trailer for the release in the player below. Based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen tells the story of Kai, a young boy abducted to the wintry palace of the Snow Queen, who has blanketed the world in snow and ice, and Kai.s sister Gerda who ventures »

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'Wanted 2' going forward without Angelina Jolie

24 October 2012 2:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Angelina Jolie won't be be returning to life for the long-delayed "Wanted 2," but the writers have revealed some new plans for the film.  Director Timur Bekmambetov's 2008 film adaptation of the hardcore comic book from "Kick-Ass" writer Mark Miller "Wanted" grossed $134 million in the U.S., and a sequel seemed like a no-brainer. When Universal first started getting serious about a sequel, it was unclear whether Jolie would return, although it didn't seem very likely. Now, the screenwriters have revealed where they're planning to go without Jolie on board.  In the film, Jolie played Fox, a veteran assassin who helped guide »

- HitFix Staff

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