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9 items from 2015


Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Blu-ray available to pre-order

29 January 2015 2:34 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from its Christmas theatrical run, in which it earned over $380 million worldwide, the final chapter in the Night at the Museum franchise, Secret of the Tomb, is now available to pre-order for its UK Blu-ray release via Amazon.

While no official confirmation on the release’s technical specs or special features have been announced, the release is due to have the usual Digital release, a Digital copy of either Night at the Museum or Night at the Museum 2, as well as over 90-minutes of special features.

Directed once more by Shawn Levy, the film stars Ben Stiller (Zoolander), Owen Wilson (Inherent Vice), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Dan Stephens (The Guest), Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Ricky Gervais (The Muppets Most Wanted), Steve Coogan (The Trip to Italy) and the late Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire).

Early information points to a February release, but again this is to be announced. »

- Gary Collinson

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Shawn Levy To Produce Fox Animation’s Mr. Men Little Miss Movie

28 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Fox Animation has secured the motion pictures rights to the iconic Mr. Men Little Miss characters.

Shawn Levy - the producer and director of the blockbuster family franchise Night At The Museum, among others – will produce through his Fox-based 21 Laps Entertainment. There is no director or writer yet attached to the project. Fox Animation Production VP Ralph Millero is overseeing Mr. Men Little Miss for the studio. Will Rack and Emily Morris are overseeing for 21 Laps.

Commented Levy: “I loved reading these books as a kid, and now I love reading them to my own kids. Their humor, wit and uniquely specific tone make this a truly classic series. I can’t wait to help shepherd them to the big screen.”

The Mr. Men Little Miss series of timeless characters originated in books created by Roger Hargreaves in 1971 in the U.K. Each of the 85 characters is named after his or her unique personality traits, »

- Michelle McCue

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Blu-ray available to pre-order

28 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from its Christmas theatrical run, in which it earned over $380 million worldwide, the final chapter in the Night at the Museum franchise, Secret of the Tomb, is now available to pre-order for its UK Blu-ray release via Amazon.

While no official confirmation on the release’s technical specs or special features have been announced, the release is due to have the usual Digital release, a Digital copy of either Night at the Museum or Night at the Museum 2, as well as over 90-minutes of special features.

Directed once more by Shawn Levy, the film stars Ben Stiller (Zoolander), Owen Wilson (Inherent Vice), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Dan Stephens (The Guest), Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Ricky Gervais (The Muppets Most Wanted), Steve Coogan (The Trip to Italy) and the late Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire).

Early information points to a February release, but again this is to be announced. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Here’s Why American Sniper Used That Creepy Fake Plastic Baby

20 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Refusing to get drawn into distracting debates about the film's politics, American Sniper audiences of every ideological stripe have come together to ask the question that really matters: What the hell was up with that fake baby? In one emotional scene in the film, Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller are forced to pretend that a plastic doll is their child, the sight of its its hard, lifeless body made all the more unsettling by the living human-baby noises in the sound mix. The reviews have been merciless: "It's so obvious, and neither one of them looks like they are comfortable holding it. The weight's all wrong, and it shows from the way they have to try to liven it up with their own body language. Cooper in particular looks like he's just plain never held a baby." —Hitfix "[Is it] a Brechtian thing?" —Shawn Levy "The babies' noses are flawlessly buttony, their »

- Nate Jones

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Daily | Books | Fassbinder, Agee, Martin

19 January 2015 11:22 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

I read Manfred Hermes's excellent book on Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) in German a couple of years ago and have just now learned that it's available in English. So first off, let me recommend Hystericizing Germany: Fassbinder, Alexanderplatz. David Bordwell's posted an entry on three new books, a collection of nonfiction writing by Donald E. Westlake, Patton Oswalt's Silver Screen Fiend and "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age. Plus: Michael Guillén on Adrian Martin's book on mise en scène, Matt Zoller Seitz on Wes Anderson, Farran Smith Nehme's debut novel and Shawn Levy's new biography of Robert De Niro. » - David Hudson »

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News Bits: Grey, Youth, 80, Reckoners, Lord

16 January 2015 7:50 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fifty Shades of Grey

The film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" has become the fastest-selling R-rated title in the ticket seller's fifteen-year history. It is also scoring the biggest first week of ticket sales on Fandango for a non-sequel film since the first "The Hunger Games".

'Shares' is already topping the previous R-rated advance ticket first week sales figures of the previous record holders "Sex and the City 2," "The Hangover Part II," "The Hangover Part III" and "Gone Girl". [Source: Fandango]

Testament of Youth

Sony Pictures Classics have announced that they have acquired the rights in North America, Latin America and Asia to the true life World War I romance tale "Testament of Youth".

The story chronicles one woman (Alicia Vikander) and her journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again as her fiance (Kit Harington) and all »

- Garth Franklin

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New TV Spot For 'Chappie'

13 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

On March 6th, the Hugh Jackman-starrer Real Steel 2 will roll into theaters. Wait. No. That's not right. 

The movie in question is Chappie, and far more promising than a sequel to that Shawn Levy film, it's actually the latest film from Neill Blomkamp- the man that gave us District 9 and Elysium. This original sci-fi action film will tell the story of an android named Chappie that is able to feel and think for itself. Shortly after his "birth" he is kidnapped by two criminals and raised as part of a dysfunctional family. Chappie suddenly finds himself in the crosshairs of Jackman's Vincent, who sees the robot as a threat to humanity.

Below is the latest TV spot for the film:

Chappie is played, via motion-capture, by frequent Blomkamp collaborator, Sharlto Copley. The cast also includes sci-fi royalty Sigourney Weaver, and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Newsroom).

Source: Sony

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- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Strong Frame For Fox, Eastwood, Local Pics At International Box Office: Update

13 January 2015 3:21 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

2Nd Update, Tuesday 3:21 Am Pt: Actuals have been reported from most of the studios, with very few discrepancies amongst the major titles. The Top 5 remain the same as projected on Sunday, save for a tie-break between Exodus: Gods And Kings and China’s Miss Granny with the latter landing at No. 4 and the former at No. 5 on the international chart. There are also more markets reporting on The Imitation Game which added $6.6M for a $41.8M cume.

Figures have been updated throughout the below for those films as well as: Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, Taken 3, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Penguins Of Madagascar, Big Hero 6, Seventh Son, Into The Woods, Ouija, Honig Im Kopf, Unbroken, The Theory Of Everything, American Sniper, Dumb And Dumber To, Let’s Be Cops, The Water Diviner, Boyhood, Horrible Bosses 2, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Birdman and Gone Girl. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Christophe Beck To Score Marvel Studios’ Ant-man; Marco Beltrami Signs On For The Fantastic Four Score

7 January 2015 2:12 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Music Reporter has news of two upcoming, high-profile scores and their composers.

Marco Beltrami will write the music for The Fantastic Four reboot, while Christophe Beck will compose the score for Marvel’s Ant-man.

Christophe Beck is behind the score to the Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning film Frozen. The Frozen soundtrack, certified platinum 11 weeks after its release, has sold more than one million copies, and spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Beck returned to the Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted after scoring The Muppets in 2011. He’s also scored the blockbuster Hangover trilogy, Tower Heist, Due Date, Date Night and Pitch Perfect. He staged the drama for such films as We Are Marshall, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Elektra, The Sentinel, Under The Tuscan Sun, and indie films Year Of The Dog, Phoebe In Wonderland, Saved! and the award-winning documentary Waiting For Superman. »

- Melissa Thompson

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