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"Jack's" Heart Beats A Little Too Long

On the coldest night in the history of the world, a baby Jack (Orlando Seale) is born and abandoned by his mother, and Madeleine (Barbara Scaff), the midwife/witch who delivered him, adopts him as her own. Unfortunately, the winter chill freezes his young heart solid, and she is forced to replace his heart with a mechanical cuckoo-clock heart. As he grows up, Madeleine protects him from the outside world, and she constantly warns him that his mechanical heart will break and he will die if he ever falls in love. His curiosity for the outside world prevails, however, and he falls for Miss Acaia (Samantha Barks), an enchanting young singer.

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Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart Blu-Ray Review

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart Blu-Ray Review

There are few movies that are as wild, original, and filled with soul as Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, and the only problem with that is that it’s going to make you think someone else directed it. (He didn’t.)

Adapted by Mathias Malzieu from his own bestselling novel and the gold-selling album by his band Dionysos, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a magical story that feels like a new breed of myth, and it comes to you through brilliant animation.

Born on the coldest day in the history of the Earth, Jack’s heart is frozen solid. To save his life, midwife Madeleine grafts a tiny cuckoo clock into his chest to take its place. Everything will be fine, she tells him, so long as he follows three rules in order to keep things running smooth – He can never touch the clock’s workings,
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Watch The Trailer for The Animated Film Jack And The Cuckoo-clock Heart

Shout! Factory has debuted the U.S. trailer for Jack And The Cuckoo-clock Heart, arriving in select theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Houston, Orlando and Tampa beginning September 24, 2014.

This fall, step inside the imaginative story book world of the highly popular French novel La Mécanique du Cœur (The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart) and beguiled by the wildly inventive adventures of Jack and Miss Acacia as they leap from page to the screen. A film directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla and produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp, Jack And The Cuckoo-clock Heart is a visually opulent animated fairy tale set in an exciting period full of fabulous inventions, enchanting music and marvelous adventures. This superbly animated movie brings to life a unique tale of love and the acceptance of others through an awe-inspiring cinematic adventure filled with whimsical characters, stunning CG animation and unforgettable musical numbers.
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Partners unite on Cuckoo-Clock Heart

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Shout! Factory, The Film Collective, Dada Films, and Brainstorm Media will partner on the launch of EuropaCorp’s animated film Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart.

Virginie Besson-Silla and Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp produced the French film, which will open day-and-date in theatres and on VOD on September 24.

Shout! Factory has brought on The Film Collective and Dada Films to handle theatrical distribution and Brainstorm Media for VOD.

Mathias Malzieu co-directed the film with Stéphane Berla from Malzieu’s novel and album by his band Dionysos.

Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a story of love and acceptance of others set in a time of invention and adventure.

The English voice cast features Orlando Seale, Samantha Barks, Harry Sadeghi, Stéphane Cornicard, Sophia Ellis, Jessie Buckley, Barbara Scaff, Michelle Fairley and Richard Riddings.

JuntoBox Films announced at the Los Angeles Film festival its feature film incubator, a development and production tool for features budgeted at less than $2.5m. In addition
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Shetland, Doll & Em

Shetland: BBC One, 9pm

An old friend of Detective Jimmy Perez named Jerry Markham (Iain Robertson) returns to the island from London, where he works as an investigative journalist.

Mere hours after meeting with Perez for a drink, Markham is found dead inside his sports car, which is completely ruined. The death is put down to a tragic accident, but Perez suspects foul play and begins to investigate further.

Perez discovers that Markham was investigating plans for a new gas pipeline within the village, which has caused friction among the local residents.

Pramface: BBC Three, 9pm

Series three concludes tonight with a double bill, and Jamie is feeling suffocated by Isabel's clingy actions towards him. Laura also welcomes a new housemate.

In the second half of the double bill Laura decides to move on, and Jamie's doubts about his future with Isabel come to a head.

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Film Review: ‘Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart’

Film Review: ‘Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart’
A boy born on the coldest day on earth survives only by the grace of a magical ticker in “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart,” a steampunk-rock musical reverse-engineered from an album by French band Dionysos and the popular tie-in book written by its frontman, Mathias Malzieu. Co-directed by Malzieu and musicvideo helmer Stephane Berla, this charming, yet oddly miscalibrated computer-animated fairy tale combines gothic, Tim Burton-esque elements with a younger-skewing porcelain-doll look, confusing auds as to who’s being targeted exactly. The answer: no one in particular, as Malzieu seems to be making this idiosyncratic, overly precious film mostly for himself.

After saving infant Jack’s life by installing a mechanical apparatus where his frozen heart had been, a well-meaning witch makes clear that he must closely follow three rules or risk irreparably damaging the high-maintenance thingamabob that’s keeping him alive. First, Jack should never touch the hands of his heart.
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Leila | Review - Austin Film Festival 2011

Director: Lesley Manning Writer: Lesley Manning Starring: Chloë Annett, Lee Boardman, Dorothy Duffy, Orlando Seale Leila (Chloë Annett) and Paul (Lee Boardman) have developed some serious trust and jealousy issues over the course of their marriage. For the first act of this dire tale of festering emotions, they seem to try to hold themselves together for the sake of their two children; but as Paul grows increasingly suspicious that Leila is cheating on him, Leila attempts to explain to him that it is all in his head. The situation really spirals out of control as various items around the house begin to go missing, and for whatever reason Paul gets blamed. Clandestine text messages on cellphones and the appearance of a new video camera might become clues to unravel the mystery of who in this relationship is battier...or maybe they are just red herrings? But then the question of
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More no budget fantasy goodness in Dragon Hunter

Oh dear, I'm gonna hear about this from quietearth (who very much dislikes his fantasy) but hot-dang if I don't like to veg out and just enjoy me some low budget dragon slayage once and a while! In what looks to be a film that's at least one step up from Asylum material (but still likely to be destined for Sunday afternoons on Scifi channel) Dragon Hunters at least looks like it's got some love behind it, and that's what matters to me. Plus the story sounds pretty rad.

Orphaned as a baby when his parents were killed in a vicious orc attack, Kendrick of Elwood was raised by his elder brother, Darius. Though only nine at the time, Darius devoted his life to Kendrick's care and to purging orcs from their land.

Now, after years of absence, a new danger emerges, more lethal than the threat of orcs or men.
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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice
It's already been made into a classic 1940 movie and a handful of miniseries and has gone Bollywood in the upcoming "Bride and Prejudice". Now Jane Austen's enduring comedy of manners has been given a Mormon makeover (albeit one with "Legally Blonde" extensions) in a colorful but clunky modern-day adaptation by Scottish native Andrew Black.

Originally called "Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy," the Utah-based edition has clearly looked to "Clueless", Amy Heckerling's cleverly updated take on Austen's "Emma", for inspiration, but awkward comic timing and uneven performances spoil the desired effect.

Distributed by Salt Lake City-based Excel Entertainment, which made its name with its successful 2000 release of the more serious Mormon-themed "God's Army", the PG-rated picture is unlikely to draw much attention outside the LDS arena.

To its credit, the picture has a winning Elizabeth Bennet in Kam Heskin, who has been brought up to date as a college student and aspiring novelist trying to focus her priorities in a houseful of ditzy roommates.

Distraction arrives in the forms of rogue charmer Jack Wickham (Henry Maguire) and the unpleasantly Frank Will Darcy (Orlando Seale), and young Elizabeth ultimately learns a thing or two about judging a book by its cover.

Despite sparkling work by Heskin, Seale and Hubbel Palmer as the pompous Collins, the picture gets flattened by Black's efforts to pile on every tired romantic comedy convention.

Even a former "American Idol" finalist gets tossed into the eager-to-please mix, with Carmen Rasmusen playing a part in the film as well as performing her dance single, "Be With You".

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice
It's already been made into a classic 1940 movie and a handful of miniseries and has gone Bollywood in the upcoming "Bride and Prejudice". Now Jane Austen's enduring comedy of manners has been given a Mormon makeover (albeit one with "Legally Blonde" extensions) in a colorful but clunky modern-day adaptation by Scottish native Andrew Black.

Originally called "Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy," the Utah-based edition has clearly looked to "Clueless", Amy Heckerling's cleverly updated take on Austen's "Emma", for inspiration, but awkward comic timing and uneven performances spoil the desired effect.

Distributed by Salt Lake City-based Excel Entertainment, which made its name with its successful 2000 release of the more serious Mormon-themed "God's Army", the PG-rated picture is unlikely to draw much attention outside the LDS arena.

To its credit, the picture has a winning Elizabeth Bennet in Kam Heskin, who has been brought up to date as a college student and aspiring novelist trying to focus her priorities in a houseful of ditzy roommates.

Distraction arrives in the forms of rogue charmer Jack Wickham (Henry Maguire) and the unpleasantly Frank Will Darcy (Orlando Seale), and young Elizabeth ultimately learns a thing or two about judging a book by its cover.

Despite sparkling work by Heskin, Seale and Hubbel Palmer as the pompous Collins, the picture gets flattened by Black's efforts to pile on every tired romantic comedy convention.

Even a former "American Idol" finalist gets tossed into the eager-to-please mix, with Carmen Rasmusen playing a part in the film as well as performing her dance single, "Be With You".

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