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Images From the Set of the Last Airbender

31 December 2009 6:05 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After that depressing waste of celluloid The Happening (in which next to nothing actually happens), the ultra critical eyes will be ready to pick M. Night Shyamalan.s next film, The Last Airbender apart. We haven.t been given too much in the way of footage from the film, so most people, including yours truly, have reserved their early judgments until February, when the full trailer will be released. Fans of the anime will get a little glimpse behind the scenes of Shyamalan.s latest if they spring for some actual printed media and pick up January.s issue of Empire. The pictures don.t exactly show off anything too flashy, but you do get a standard .I.m frigging awesome. shot of Night who I.m beyond positive said, .I look awesome standing right here, take the picture.. Click on the image below to be taken over to LastAirbenderFans. »

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New Stills From Shyamalan’s Last Airbender

31 December 2009 4:45 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Thanks to LastAirbenderFans, we now have new photos from the upcoming Paramount Pictures’ “The Last Airbender.” Check them out below.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film is set in a world where human civilization is divided into four nations: Water, Earth, Air and Fire.

The Fire Nation is waging a ruthless, oppressive war against the other three nations. The film’s hero, the reluctant young Aang (Noah Ringer), is the “Last Airbender” — the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together.

Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her bull-headed brother Sokka, Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world. Dev Patel plays the Fire Nation’s evil prince Zuko. Exiled from the Fire Nation by his father, Zuko is sent to »

- Allan Ford

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Bryce Dallas Howard Interview The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond

30 December 2009 5:39 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Legendary writer Tennessee Williams is widely considered the most important American playwright of the post-wwii era, with many of his classic plays, including A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, adapted into classic films. The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond is a rediscovered original screenplay from the 1950s, that has been brought to life by first time director Jodie Markell and actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

The daughter of successful actor-turned-director Ron Howard, Bryce has already developed quite a name for herself, working in some of the biggest film franchises (The Twilight Saga, Terminator, Spider-Man) and with some of the most intriguing filmmakers (Sam Raimi, M. Night Shyamalan, Lars von Trier, Kenneth Branagh, McG and now Clint Eastwood).

During the press day for The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, Bryce Dallas Howard talked about the experience of adding Tennessee Williams heroine to her resume and a lot »

- Sara Wayland

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New Image and Set Photo from M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender

30 December 2009 4:30 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, there is a story on the upcoming family-friendly, martial arts epic The Last Airbender, and we now have scans of a few images from behind the scenes of the film. The Last Airbender, based on a Nickelodeon animated series similarly titled Avatar: The Last Airbender, is written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and stars newcomer Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, and Jackson Rathbone. The television series had three seasons, and ideally the film will launch a successful franchise for Paramount Pictures.  More after the jump:

I happen to be a huge fan of the television series, as it really snuck up on me in terms of the themes it addressed despite the connotations of a Nickelodeon cartoon. It is a story ripe with fantasy, adventure, and complex relationships that could be well suited to cinematic trilogy. I do have concerns about »

- Brendan Bettinger

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New Pics from M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender

30 December 2009 10:35 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan's live action adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon series Avatar, is set to hit the big screen on July 2nd, 2010. Empire Magazine has unleashed a set of brand new, never before seen photos from the upcoming film, which you can check out in the images below: The Fire Nation is waging a ruthless, oppressive war against the other three nations. The film's hero, the reluctant young Aang (Noah Ringer), is The Last Airbender: the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together. Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her bull-headed brother Sokka, Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world. Jackson Rathbone plays Katara's brother Sokka, and Dev Patel plays Prince Zuko, prince of the Fire Nation. Mandvi is set to »

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New Pics from The Last Airbender

30 December 2009 9:30 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

One of /Film’s readers sent them scans from an issue of Empire Magazine featuring a trio of behind-the-scenes looks at M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender” (formerly “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, but that went out the window after James Cameron announced his own little movie called “Avatar”; you might have heard about it). Check out the pics below. The second (first full) trailer won’t be forthcoming until next year, with the film itself due out in July 2010. With the pics already on the ‘net, I’m guessing Empire will release them on their site soon enough, so look for the pics to get swapped with better versions soon. »

- Nix

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Behind-The-Scenes Photos of The Last Airbender

30 December 2009 4:27 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

One of my most anticipated films of 2010 is what I’m hoping will be the career-path-correcting project by M. Night Shyamalan is The Last Airbender. Shyamalan’s had a rocky track record in recent years with his latest original films not doing well amongst fans, critics or the box office but he looks to rectify that with his first go at adapting an established property.

We’ve not seen much on the film recently but we were initially hopeful of the full trailer debut for Christmas. That was of course delayed due to Ilm shots needing completion so we’re tentatively set to see the trailer release in February.

The latest issue of Empire Magazine features some cool new photos from the set of The Last Airbender and /Film put up some scans that a reader sent in from the mag.

 

For fans of the the critically acclaimed Nickelodeon television series, »

- Rob Keyes

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Seven

29 December 2009 7:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mother and Child

Opens: 2010

Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Summary: A tale of a mother and daughter, separated at birth, who struggle with the damage done by the most important person missing in their lives while a young African-Americn woman deals with an unwanted pregnancy and the adoption process.

Analysis: Scoring rave reviews in Toronto, the $7 million latest effort of Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives," "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her") once again shows off his skill at weaving multiple narratives together in clever and unexpected ways. At its heart it's an emotional family drama, but Garcia excels with his female characters which makes the involvement of Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington and especially Annette Benning thrilling.

The few criticisms levelled at the film were toward some pacing and credibility issues in the last act, but otherwise praised it for not »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Seven

29 December 2009 7:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mother and Child

Opens: 2010

Cast: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Summary: A tale of a mother and daughter, separated at birth, who struggle with the damage done by the most important person missing in their lives while a young African-Americn woman deals with an unwanted pregnancy and the adoption process.

Analysis: Scoring rave reviews in Toronto, the $7 million latest effort of Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives," "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her") once again shows off his skill at weaving multiple narratives together in clever and unexpected ways. At its heart it's an emotional family drama, but Garcia excels with his female characters which makes the involvement of Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington and especially Annette Benning thrilling.

The few criticisms levelled at the film were toward some pacing and credibility issues in the last act, but otherwise praised it for not »

- Garth Franklin

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Top 100 Tuesday: 100 Best Movies of the Decade

29 December 2009 4:43 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams.  If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie.  It is time for us to reflect back on the decade that was.  On January 1st, 2000, Disney released Fantasia 2000.  On Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, The White Ribbon is set to bow.  Between the release of these two films, thousands of films came and went, and some of them were far more memorable than others.  It was a long trek getting this list together, but here are our collective top 100 films of the past decade.

Quick Year-to-Year by the Numbers:

2009 – 11

2008 – 11

2007 – 7

2006 – 14

2005 – 12

2004 – 8

2003 – 7

2002 – 12

2001 – 10

2000 – 8

100. Million Dollar Baby (2004) – Clint Eastwood

99. Juno (2007) – Jason Reitman

98. An Education (2009) – Lone Scherfig

97. Spider-man 2 (2004) – Sam Raimi

96. Munich (2005) – Steven Spielberg

95. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) – Wes Anderson

94. The King Of Kong (2007) – Seth Gordon

93. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’S Stone (2001) – Chris Columbus

92. Clerks 2 (2006) – Kevin Smith

91. Femme Fatale (2002) – Brian De Palma

90. Tasogare Seibei »

- Movie Geeks

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Our 20 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2010

28 December 2009 8:18 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

As we come to the end of 2009, it’s time to look forward and put together our list of our most anticipated movies of 2010.

Last year could have been worse – 5 of our 10 most anticipated movies of 2009 turned out to live up to our expectations (including Watchmen, Up, and Star Trek), while the other five ranged from mediocre (Public Enemies) to downright disappointing (Terminator Salvation, Wolverine, Transformers 2). Of course “most anticipated” does not necessarily mean “movies we think are going to be awesome” – it’s “movies we hope are going to be awesome.”

 

This year the task was made a lot easier thanks to our senior editor Kofi Outlaw putting together Screen Rant’s 2010 movie preview, giving us a one-stop list from which to gather the biggies. While last year was a group effort, this year I’ve decided to pull rank and come up with the list myself, with »

- Vic Holtreman

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Six

27 December 2009 10:09 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Last Airbender

Opens: July 2nd 2010

Cast: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Summary: A live-action film based on the Nickelodeon animated TV series. In a fantastic world where civilisation exists as four great empires, a reluctant young child sets out on a perilous journey to restore balance to a world torn apart by war.

Analysis: It has been quite the decade for M. Night Shyamalan, who started it as a household name with the label of a modern-day Hitchcock thanks to the likes of "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs". Today he's considered more of a one-trick pony and in some cases a punchline due to rampant stories of egomania run wild and a series of much derided onscreen flops like "Lady in the Water" and "The Happening".

Thus 'Airbender' marks a potential return to form for the helmer. An adaptation of the hit »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Six

27 December 2009 10:09 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Last Airbender

Opens: July 2nd 2010

Cast: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Summary: A live-action film based on the Nickelodeon animated TV series. In a fantastic world where civilisation exists as four great empires, a reluctant young child sets out on a perilous journey to restore balance to a world torn apart by war.

Analysis: Its been quite the decade for M. Night Shyamalan who started it as a household name with labels of a moodern-day Hitchcock thanks to the likes of "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs". Today he's considered more of a one-trick pony and in some cases a punchline due to rampant stories of egomania run wild and a series of much derided onscreen flops like "Lady in the Water" and "The Happening".

Thus 'Airbender' marks a potential return to form for the helmer. An adaptation of the hit cartoon series »

- Garth Franklin

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Epic Fail: The Most Disappointing Movies Of The Decade

26 December 2009 12:09 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Everyone had that experience as a child when you heard Mom or Dad were getting ice cream at the store and they came home with Rum Raisin or Wintergreen Ice Milk. The disappointment we felt then was not unlike the disappointment we felt over the last ten years after watching anything M. Night Shyamalan did post-Signs. We thought we were getting a big honking scoop of Chocolate Chip and instead we got Rum Raisin. The movies weren.t always bad, they just didn.t live up to the expectations we attached to them. We mourn them as missed opportunities, or curse them for taking our money and giving us less than we wanted or deserved in return. Remember the bad times. These were the most disappointing movies of the past decade. Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) This is sort of a cheat, because George Lucas' involvement was, »

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No 'Tears' for Bryce Dallas Howard with 'Eclipse' on the way

24 December 2009 1:18 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's no exaggeration to say that Bryce Dallas Howard has had quite a strange road to "stardom."  Especially considering she's the daughter of Oscar-winning director Ron Howard. Her big break came in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" and she followed that up by starring in Lars Von Trier's "Manderlay."  She then reunited with Shyamalan for "Lady in the Water" which was "supposed" to take her to the A-list.  Unfortunately, it was the biggest critical and commercial bomb of the filmmaker's career.  She recovered  bit with raves for her work in Kenneth Branagh's HBO adaptation of William Shakespeare's "As You Like it," »

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The Foywonder's Ten Worst Horror Films of the Decade

23 December 2009 8:31 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The first decade of the new millennium has come to an end, and that means it is now time for film sites all over the web to begin posting their various retrospectives and lists recalling the decade that was. I generally as a rule dislike such lists because they are always so subjective. Then I said screw it and took it upon myself to do one of my own naming the ten worst horror movies of the past decade. Besides, people love bitching on the Internet about lists like this, and who am I to deny readers yet another excuse to get into pointless flame wars over personal opinions.

Of course, this list is just my personal opinion which is not legally binding ... unless Proposition 304 passes. And we all pray that it will.

I set two rules when putting this list together: Only horror movies that received fairly wide theatrical »

- Foywonder

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The Best of the Decade: 2000-2009

23 December 2009 9:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A best of the decade list is an incredible thing to consider. The Aughts were ripe with imagination and originality. The past ten years also came jam packed with many new visionary directors that changed the cinematic landscape forever. Yet, at the same time, it was also a decade wrought with remakes, rip-offs, ten-year late sequels, and films based on preexisting toy properties, comic books, and amusement park rides. George Lucas offended almost everyone by dusting off his Star Wars mythos and adding copious amounts of CGI to it. And Batman, a caped figure in tights who last flourished in the trippy sixties, managed to crawl head and shoulders above the rest at the box office to be crowned king. Thus proving that the so-called "geek" or "fanboy" truly ruled the silver screen over the course of this tumultuous past decade. Today, we look at the ten films that ruled »

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Paramount 2010 Preview: Synopses and High Resolution Images from She’S Out Of My League, Morning Glory, Shutter Island, How To Train Your Dragon, More

18 December 2009 3:33 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Paramount has released the synopses and a bunch of first look images from all of their 2010 releases.  Some of the first look images are from Morning Glory (Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton), She’s Out of My League (Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve), and How to Train Your Dragon.  In addition to the first look images, they’ve provided us with high resolution versions of a few images that have you may have seen and the first synopses from Dinner for Schmucks, Megamind, and Morning Glory.  Everything is after the jump so take a look:

Click on any image for a high resolution version.  The films are listed below in order of release.

Shutter Island

Paramount Pictures Presents

A Phoenix Pictures Production

In Association with Sikelia Productions and Appian Way

A Martin Scorsese Picture

Shutter Island

Co-Producers Joseph Reidy Emma Tillinger Amy Herman

Executive Producers Chris Brigham Laeta Kalogridis Dennis Lehane »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'Iron Man 2,' 'Shutter Island' and 'Shrek 4' are Part of Paramount's 2010 Movie Preview

17 December 2009 3:57 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks have released their 2010 picture preview, which includes nine upcoming films including Shutter Island, Iron Man 2, Shrek Forever After and The Last Airbender. Along with the preview we have five brand new images not to mention select new images that were recently released such as the poster for Shrek and new images for Iron Man 2.

All the cast, director and synopsis information is listed over the course of the next few pages as well as all the release dates for 23 upcoming films. Gallery links have been added for all films and remember, the links open in a new browser window so just close the new window to return to this article and continue the preview.

Shutter Island February 19 Photo: Paramount Pictures Browse The Gallery Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Max Von Sydow

Director: Martin Scorsese

From Oscarandreg;-winning director Martin Scorsese, »

- Brad Brevet

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The 15 Worst Movies of the Decade

14 December 2009 2:58 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There were a lot of bad movies released during the past decade. That’s not anything that distinguishes the aughts from any other decade before it, but then most of these movies were bad in the usual, torturous ways. There is, of course, a lot of room for debate over these picks and readers should be aware that for my own sanity (sorry Rob Schneider), I purposefully skipped many top contenders. Without further ado, in descending order, our worst 15: The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) I’m not a fan of movies about really stupid people behaving stupidly, and that’s all that happens in this smoldering pile of TV adapted junk. Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott indulge their worst instincts in a laugh free assemblage of moronic Southern stereotypes and car crashes that’s like a horrible, Z grade 80s comedy nightmare come to life. It’s even got Burt Reynolds. Lady in the Water »

- Robert Levin

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