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Ricky D’s 50 Favourite Films of 2012 (Part One)

22 December 2012 4:26 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

2012 wasn’t a bad year for movies. It was actually a great year. The problem is, the movies we were most anticipating, specifically the Hollywood blockbusters like Prometheus and The Hobbit, didn’t live up to our expectations. With that said I still managed to make a list of 50 films I loved. Maybe I just have bad taste or maybe I just love movies but the most time consuming factor when making this list was sitting down and deciding what makes the cut and what doesn’t. Even with 50 films listed below, I found it hard to not include movies like Frankenweenie, The Loneliest Planet, Footnote, Compliance, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, and Searching For Sugar Man. Come to think of it, every film featured on our list of best documentaries could have easily snuck into this list. I haven’t seen everything of course. Below is »

- Ricky

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Forbes 30 Under 30: Lena Dunham, Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson make the list

18 December 2012 7:20 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The Forbes 30 Under 30 Hollywood edition has arrived, and the site has honored some of the most game-changing young actors in Hollywood. People like Aziz Ansari, Lena Dunham, Chris Colfer and Maude Apatow (Judd Apatow's eldest daughter) all made the cut, and for good reason.

Other recognizable names on the list are Chloe Moretz, Logan Lerman, Rebel Wilson, Nicholas Hoult, Greta Gerwig, Sam Claflin, "Crazy, Stupid, Love's" Analeigh Tipton, "Catfish" director Nev Schulman and "Chronicle" scribe Max Landis, but many of the people honored are ones who spend most of their time behind the camera. "Saturday Night Live" writer/actor Kate McKinnon and writer Simon Rich both made the list, while "Adventure Time" producer/writer Rebecca Sugar was recognized as well.

Then there are producers like David and Megan Ellison (who we're likely to get a lot more familiar with in the coming years), Oliver Bogner, Tyler Thompson and Alex Hirsch, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Peter Bradshaw picks his favourite films of 2012

13 December 2012 7:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

At the end of a bumper year for film-making, Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw unveils the contenders for his very own – imaginary – film awards

Most critics compile year-end roundups in a mood of shrugging acceptance that not every year can be great. But actually 2012 has been vintage, with some really brilliant films from the biggest names doing their best work – and some fascinating documentaries. So once again, I have created my imaginary awards nominations in the following categories: best film, best director, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best documentary and best screenplay. You will have to imagine me, in full tuxedo-style evening wear announcing the Braddies at the Dorchester. (I have put Seth MacFarlane, Michael Haneke and Kylie Minogue on my table.)

So, the nominations are …

Best film

Amour (dir. Michael Haneke)

The Master (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

Holy Motors (dir. Leos Carax)

Killing Them Softly (dir. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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'Fantastic Four' Reboot Gets a Release Date, While 'Alice in Wonderland' Gets a Sequel

10 December 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

    Two tentpole movies are on the horizon — one stems from a major box office hit, while the other is a big fan favorite (at least in comic book form) that finally has an end date in sight. One of the youngest directors to break box office history was Josh Trank of Chronicle fame. He directed Max Landis' sci-fi film about high school students with superpowers. While we still don't know if Trank will return for the Chronicle sequel in development at Fox, we do know that the up-and-coming director is behind the reboot of the Fantastic Four storyline. That film now has a release date, according to Coming Soon, and it's March 6, 2015.   This is Trank's opportunity to make right what 2005's Fantastic Four and 2007's Rise of the...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Official: Dane DeHaan Cast as Harry Osborn in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

3 December 2012 12:31 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

For a small, mostly handheld, low budget film, Chronicle made quite the impression in 2012. The superhero film's director, Josh Trank, has been fielding tons of offers all year and eventually signed on to helm the Fantastic Four reboot, while writer Max Landis is working on a Chronicle sequel and has his own directorial debut lined up. But the movie's breakout actor, Dane DeHaan, has had a pretty solid year as well, and now The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has tweeted that DeHaan will be playing Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Looks like DeHaan is well on his way to being a household name. Read on! DeHaan was listed in the first wave of actors testing for the part a few weeks ago, but then a new group of actors came in for testing because the character was reportedly reworked to be more good looking and athletic as »

- Ben Pearson

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Disney Heads to Terra Incognita

3 December 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Walt Disney Pictures has lined up another original sci-fi project with something called Terra Incognita . Variety has the news, saying that Guardians of the Galaxy 's Nicole Perlman will provide the screenplay. There are currently no details as to what Terra Incognita might be about, but it references a Latin term for "unknown land" that is most commonly associated with ancient cartography. Perlman made the break into Hollywood with her (still unproduced) 2005 Black List screenplay Challenger , a science fact narrative about the 1986 Nasa tragedy. Terra Incognita joins quite a few original sci-fi stories in the works at Disney, including Brad Bird's 1952 and an untitled space adventure from screenwriter Max Landis. Justin Springer is attached to »

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Max Landis to make directorial début with Me Him Her

8 November 2012 2:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Despite having writing commitments to just about every major studio in Hollywood (including a Chronicle sequel for 20th Century Fox and a top secret gig at Disney), Max Landis has now signed to make his directorial début with Big Beach Films.

Titled Me Him Her, the film is set to explore themes of sexual identity between its three young leads. Touted as ”‘Reality Bites on acid”, the film will allegedly explore sex, love and friendship in ”the weirdest, most surreal way possible”.

While the specifics of the script are currently under wraps, Landis did drop a single interesting piece of information: ”It’s totally insane! The devil is in it.” As you do.

Me Him Her will likely go into production next spring or summer, providing Landis can make good on his existing projects. Perhaps most interesting of which are the Frankenstein remake and television pilot Vigilant he has currently being developed at Fox. »

- Steven Neish

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Max Landis Set For Directorial Debut With Indie Comedy ‘Me Him Her’

6 November 2012 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Max Landis, son of director John Landis, has been edging his way into the spotlight for the past few years. He co-wrote the Chronicle script with Josh Trank as well as directing and narrating his hilarious sketch on comics and superheroes, ‘The Death And Return Of Superman’, a viral YouTube hit. Now he has announced his directorial debut which is said to be an indie comedy set in La. Apparently centering around three characters (one of whom is having a sexual identity crisis) and exploring the ideas of sex, love and friendship, Landis himself says it will be reminiscent of ‘Reality Bites on acid’.

Given the coming-of-age subject matter and the title, Me Him Her sounds like a project to watch out for. And whilst Landis remains tight lipped about most detaills, although he has let slip that it will feature a cameo from the Devil himself. Apart from that, »

- Matilda Dunning

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'Chronicle' Writer Max Landis To Make Directorial Debut With 'Me Him Her'

6 November 2012 8:37 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Max Landis is one of the most promising rising stars in Hollywood right now, and thankfully that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the 27 year-old trading on his father’s name. Landis got himself a whole heap of positive attention thanks to his brilliant script for this year’s “Chronicle,” and he also has a lot of promising writing projects in the works. There’s “Chronicle 2” (although John Landis has said that Fox aren’t entirely happy with the direction his son has taken the sequel), the superhero TV series “Vigilant,” a Frankenstein project with Paul McGuigan attached to direct and the mysterious “Amnesty” with Ron Howard to name just a few. So what’s next for Landis? Well, directing, naturally. He’s signed up to make his feature directorial debut with “Me Him Her,” a comedy that has been described as “ 'Reality Bites' on acid. »

- Joe Cunningham

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Max Landis Will Make His Directorial Debut with Me Him Her

6 November 2012 7:34 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis has signed on to make his directorial debut with Me Him Her for Big Beach Films, the company behind this year's indie hit Safety Not Guaranteed.

The story is set in Los Angeles and follows three lead characters, at least one of whom is struggling with sexual identity issues described as "Reality Bites on acid." Themes of sex, love, and friendship will be explored in, "the weirdest, most surreal way possible," according to the director. Specific story details have been kept under wraps, in a secretive and very nerdy way. The filmmaker reportedly used the logline for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi to purposefully throw agents off.

Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub are producing, with production tentatively scheduled to begin next spring or summer. Casting is currently under way.

Max Landis has lined up a number of high-profile projects since Chronicle debuted in February. »

- MovieWeb

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Chronicle Writer Max Landis To Make Directing Debut With Me Him Her

6 November 2012 5:56 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re an aspring screenwriter, Max Landis is the kind of guy you hate. Not because he’s a hack and he’s getting work and you’re still at home living with your parents and working at Burger King, but because Landis is young and talented and has a ton of projects coming up.

Yup. He’s got Chronicle 2 in the works, an adaptation of Frankenstein, an “edgy-family thriller” called Woogles (don’t ask), and now it’s been confirmed that he’s going to get to play director, too, with Me Him Her. Why don’t we just throw one big Max Landis party? The guy is obviously doing sooo well.

Bitter? Me? Of course not.

Me Him Her has been compared to Reality Bites and is set to follow three people in their “quarter-life” phase who’ve got some very personal issues and stuff. Landis »

- T.J. Barnard

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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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'Chronicle's Max Landis to direct sexual identity film 'Me Him Her'

6 November 2012 1:01 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Max Landis will make his directorial debut on Me Him Her. Chronicle writer Landis will helm the indie movie about three people in their twenties struggling with their sexual identities in Los Angeles, reports Variety. Described as "Reality Bites on acid", it will explore sex, love and friendship in "the weirdest, most surreal way possible", according to Landis. "It's totally (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Chronicle Scribe To Make His Directorial Debut With Me Him Her

5 November 2012 10:34 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Beyond being the son of famous director John Landis, Max Landis finally made his first big step in Hollywood when he wrote the hit found footage superhero movie Chronicle. The film was a big hit for its budget, bringing in $126 million internationally while spending only $12 million. He's now, of course, hard at work scripting Chronicle 2, but now he has another big project on the horizon: his directorial debut. Sources have told Variety that Landis is now getting set to helm Me Him Her, a film that the trade describes as "Reality Bites on acid." The film, which is being financed by Big Beach Films, is about a group of young friends, one of whom is struggling to understand their own sexuality. Landis will reportedly be exploring themes of sex, love and friendship with the movie and will emphasize "that conceptions of self should be flexible." Landis is currently casting »

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Max Landis To Helm "Me Him Her"

5 November 2012 9:43 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Chronicle" scribe Max Landis is set to make his feature directing debut on the sexual identity comedy "Me Him Her" for Big Beach Films.

The story is set in Los Angeles and follows three young leads, at least one of whom is struggling with their sexuality. Landis says this exploration will be done in "the weirdest, most surreal way possible… It's totally insane! The devil is in it."

Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub will produce and shooting aims to kick off next Spring or Summer. Landis has worked on the scripts for numerous projects in development.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Max Landis to direct Me Him Her

5 November 2012 8:13 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Me Him Her comedy to mark directorial debut of Chronicle writer Max Landis After the outstanding Chronicle sci-fi thriller, scribe Max Landis will try his hand at directing the comedy about sexual identity. Variety reports that Big Beach Films (Safety Not Guaranteed) is financing and producing the project set in Los Angeles and follows three main characters, one of whom is struggling with their sexuality. Me Him Her explores love, sex and friendship in "the weirdest, most surreal way possible," as Landis describes. »

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Max Landis to direct Me Him Her

5 November 2012 8:13 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Me Him Her comedy to mark directorial debut of Chronicle writer Max Landis After the outstanding Chronicle sci-fi thriller, scribe Max Landis will try his hand at directing the comedy about sexual identity. Variety reports that Big Beach Films (Safety Not Guaranteed) is financing and producing the project set in Los Angeles and follows three main characters, one of whom is struggling with their sexuality. Me Him Her explores love, sex and friendship in "the weirdest, most surreal way possible," as Landis describes. »

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Max Landis Sets His Directorial Debut in Indie Comedy 'Me Him Her'

5 November 2012 8:06 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

He's finally ready to make his big debut. Max Landis, son of filmmaker John Landis, has been making a name for himself over the last few years, co-writing Chronicle with Josh Trank and launching the comics-inspired viral video The Death and Return of Superman. He's been attached to a number of other writing projects, but now Variety is reporting he has lined up his directorial debut. It's an indie comedy called Me Him Her, being produced by Big Beach Films (Away We Go, Our Idiot Brother, Safety Not Guaranteed) to shoot next year, about sexual identity. That explains the title, it's about three people (me, "him" and "her"). The report explains that Max Landis' Me Him Her, written by him as well, is about three young leads, "at least one of whom is struggling with their sexuality." Big surprise. Landis explains that it's "Reality Bites on acid" and will »

- Alex Billington

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'Chronicle' Writer Max Landis Makes Directorial Debut With Sexual-Identity Comedy

5 November 2012 5:23 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Max Landis, the scriptwriter for "Chronicle," will make his feature directing debut with the sexual-identity comedy "Me Him Her," a representative for Landis has told TheWrap. The so-called "quarter-life-crisis" story takes place in Los Angeles and follows three youngsters hung up on their sexuality. It's expected to start production next spring or summer. The film will be produced and fully financed by Big Beach Films ("Safety Not Guaranteed"), which has produced a number of directorial debuts with actors, including Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Jack Goes Boating") and Liev Schreiber ("Everything Is Illuminated"). Landis, who »

- Liza Foreman

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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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